Submitted by TetsujinFranky 621d ago | opinion piece

Ranking the Microsoft-Exclusive Franchises

Josh Hinke from Explosion writes:" With this week’s release of Titanfall on the Xbox One, Microsoft establishes a strong new franchise to pioneer the way for their next-gen software. While PC-users will also have a chance to play Titanfall, Sony and Nintendo users will have to enviously look on while playing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze or awaiting the release of the highly-anticipated Infamous: Second Son.

This isn’t the first time Microsoft has scored a big exclusive. Here’s a list of the best exclusives for the Microsoft consoles. Franchises are ranked on numbers of titles, quality of titles, exclusivity of the franchise, and association with the Xbox brand." (Alan Wake, Gears of War, Halo, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

2pacalypsenow  +   621d ago
Dead rising is not MS exclusive .
Thats like saying MGS is Sony exclusive cuz MGS 4 ,Ac!d. and Portable ops are only on Playstation
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Kiwi66  +   621d ago
it did say that dead rising started as a xb360 exclusive before going multiplatform so he is right in that respect
BX81  +   621d ago
Maybe he was refering to dr3? I like 5 of the franchises.
2pacalypsenow  +   621d ago
well the title is -Ranking the Microsoft-"Exclusive Franchises"
christocolus  +   621d ago
Jade Empire would be great on xbx one...
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Boody-Bandit  +   621d ago
These came to mind.
Rallisport Challenge

I wish they never stopped making Rallisport Challenge. I liked that game more than PGR and I loved PGR.
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ArbitorChief  +   621d ago
Crimson Skies? Microsoft... Make a KOTOR3 with Bioware... Please.
nigelp520  +   621d ago
crap list
Mikefizzled  +   621d ago
I guess he lost 'Lost Odyssey'.
creatchee  +   621d ago
That's an amazing game, but technically not a franchise. Wish it were though.
Legion21  +   621d ago
In that case Jade empire shouldn't be up there either.
TheRedButterfly  +   621d ago
Really wishing that MS/BioWare kept Mass Effect exclusive… That sh*t was gold… GOLD!!! Curse you EA!
ThichQuangDuck  +   621d ago
Gears of War 1
Halo 2
Fable 1

Those games. Too bad all of those franchises have gone well......
InTheLab  +   621d ago
Gonna explain one more time. Things are either exclusive or multiplatform. Console exclusive means exactly what it says. Exclusive to consoles.

As for mS exclusives, games for windows is MIcrosofts platform for gaming so this whole MS exclusive is nonsense also. You're telling me that since Everquest is no longer on Mac it's MS exclusive? Or what about DCU online? Is that MS PC exclusive or some other made up crap?

It's funny how these new rules for exclusives popped up last gen when most 360 exclusive games were playable on multiple platforms.

With that out of the way, Jade Empire was awesome and MS shouldn't have shelved PGR. And Dance Central just looks awkward on this list.
lemoncake  +   621d ago
Black and white 3
KingKevo  +   621d ago
The author really tried stretching the rules here, by saying MS exclusive instead of Xbox exclusive, so that he could include games that are also on Windows.

However, this still disqualifies L4D. L4D1 did also come out on OS X later and L4D2 on OS X and Linux. So I guess the 'but it was exclusive when it first came out' argument will come, but that's relatively useless, because it's still not exclusive, maybe timed exclusive, but nothing more.

The impression I get from this is that it is really hard to find 10 exclusive franchises and it'd probably be even harder to find 10 1st party franchises. I bet the author originally wanted to call the article '10 franchises you won't find on PlayStation' (even though DR was there, but well, who cares, right? /s), but he was probably too afraid of the PS 'fanboys' coming for him, even though that title would have made a bit more sense. Not missing Dance Central though.

What came to my mind was: Halo, Gears, Forza and Fable. Those are the only famous ones everyone knows really.
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