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The Xbox 360 casualty sheet: 45 companies that didn't survive this generation

Remembering those who didn't make it
It's been a long, hard generation: financial crises, increased competition from tablets and mobile, the rise of certain mega-franchises severely limiting the success of other games' multiplayer modes. There's been a brutal shift in business models over the course of the Xbox 360's life. Spiralling development costs and uncertain returns have taken many companies to the wall; the loss of the "b-game" mid-market titles has taken down publishers and studios alike.

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BadboyCivic1110d ago

Sony Liverpool? THQ?

I bash MS for the things they have done wrong. I don't blame them for everything gone wrong.

dirigiblebill1110d ago

"I don't blame them for everything gone wrong."

Nor does the article.

gaffyh1110d ago

Thing with Sony though, is that even though Sony Liverpool has closed, the IPs still exist, and they could make (and probably will) sequels to the franchises that Sony Liverpool developed.

Bathyj1110d ago

yeah, it must be one of those Sony fanboy sites.

oh wait...

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1110d ago

Well the next gen would have been so locked down if MS had their way.

ColdFeet1110d ago

Maybe I'm just knitpicking this list but when they talk about Clover Studios, they don't even mention Okami. God Hand is hardly the reason Clover Studios were considered creative.

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Cmk01211110d ago

This is just so ignorant. 3rd party companies closing because of one console? Just beyond imagination the amount of fanboy write ups allowed on this site. def jam fighting game failed causing it to not make more games...SHOCKER. good games sell crap games dont simple as that.

DragonKnight1110d ago

Official Xbox Magazine wrote this. Are you saying that Official Xbox Magazine is a Sony fanboy magazine?

die_fiend1109d ago

So ignorant? So when you say good games sell are you saying Okami isn't good? Or viewtiful joe? Def jam was fun back in the day

Killzoner991110d ago

Just goes to show you Microsoft is circling the drain and they're trying to take everyone down with them. They're done.

DiRtY1110d ago

Yeah.

Sony Liverpool
BigBig
Zipper

ring a bell?

GameCents1110d ago

The article is about developers that used to work on xbox games, multiplats included, that have not made it through for whatever reason.
This isn't about the studios that closed because of Microsoft. Heck SONY is involved in the demise of more studios this gen than any other console maker.

Killzoner991109d ago

These are 45 companies that went out of business because of Microsoft. Sony only shut down a handful of devs this generation. The fact is Microsoft is destroying the industry while Sony is innovating and rebuilding it. "The Last of Us" alone has done more for the industry than Microsoft has ever done. Microsoft works with the NSA to spy on consumers with the required Kinect. That should be enough for you to see how evil they are.

dirigiblebill1109d ago

@Killzoner99

"These are 45 companies that went out of business because of Microsoft."

Hilarious. Literally all you have to do is read the intro paragraph, right there at the top of this page, to understand that this isn't what the article's saying at all.

coolasj1110d ago

I miss Pandemic the most.

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