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XBLA Format dropped from Xbox one

XBLA will not be around for Xbox 1 – ever. All XBL channels; i.e., indie will be consolidated into one virtual bucket of games from which you can rifle through. Whether this is Team Xbox living up to the XB1 credo of “oneness” or not is definitely an underlying point to the primary question of – why?

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Chuk51157d ago

I swear with each piece of news hitting this site, MS just looks more and more out of touch with the core. XBLA was one of the best things 360 had going for it and now it looks MS is glossing it over even more next-gen.

ThichQuangDuck1157d ago

Xbox One is everything but a game console

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1157d ago (Edited 1157d ago )

charging for used games for each account and people still love them??

They are really getting like apple with idiots following them.

Jek_Porkins1157d ago

I think most gamer's will agree that this is actually a good thing, you no longer have to go to a certain area for indie or arcade games, there are just games. I think this will actually be helpful in the generation to come, and it'll maybe get people out of their comfort zone when it comes to the kind of games they like.

LOL_WUT1157d ago

"The only foreseen problem with this model is that it completely shafts the hungry, and talented indie developers out there hoping for a bit of recognition. By eliminating their ‘spotlights’ or popular titles"

How is that a good thing? Now I can see why some indies are frustrated and will most likely jump ship. ;)

maniacmayhem1157d ago (Edited 1157d ago )

I don't think it's a good thing. For one all games will be lumped into one category and more than likely will be trumped by the bigger AAA titles that have paid for more space or are trending better than the lesser known titles.

Little titles and indie titles will be buried and forgotten or having a lesser known, graphically inferior title sitting right next to a monster AAA title will be passed over every time.

I think this is a bad idea and just further proves (IMO) that MS is trying to faze out the lesser, non money making indie games that they pioneered in the beginning for the 360.

Eldyraen1157d ago

I can see the good and bad about it and the article covered both reasonably well.

It wasn't really necessary though as I sort of liked being able to easily look through the different game "types"--Retail, Arcade and Indie so I could ignore one type or the other when looking for something "different" (especially if Arcade or Indie as Retail already gets more coverage elsewhere).

Hopefully there is a better way to still find out about the "smaller" games as its the main concern really as some will end up lost this way (still).

Conan-O-Brady1157d ago (Edited 1157d ago )

You have got to be one of the most optimistic muthertruckers on the planet, you find a positive in every negative MS article. How long can you keep it up?

Me, I see most things in black n white. This is bad for indie dev's. MS doesn't think they need indies to sell the Xbox brand they want those Call of duty mega franchises.......at least that's the way I see it, cause I'm a pessimist.......

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a_bro1157d ago

i think this is bad for indie developers. just because we wont be able to see whats at their storefront, they would be completely overshadowed by the big devs.

M-M1157d ago

I don't feel like reading the article, but are they essentially saying that there will be no XBLA on the Xbox One? Are they referring to something entirely different?

Eldyraen1157d ago

Basically sounds like all games are lumped into one huge pool and we get the pleasure of looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. They better have a great filter/search system as I hated hunting through some of the 360's lists.

r3f1cul1157d ago

this is just going to be a clusterfuck of confusion about 2 years in when there are 780 arcade games 1000 indie games and about 300 games on demand.... horrible idea IMO... much like everything else i've heard of the xbox one... i've been shaking my head for the past 2 days straight now it seems... :(

a_bro1157d ago

but thats the thing. those games are not compatible to the Xbox one as it stands, so they wont appear on the Xbox One store.

this is still a terrible idea in my opinion, and we see why Indie devs are jumping ship to Playstation/Nintendo. putting a AAA title on the same storefront as an indie title means, people will take precedence in buy that AAA title over the indie game, instead of the indie game taking recognition as what someone on this thread stated.