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Submitted by sam_job 120d ago | news

Spencer: Exclusives Are Critical To Platform Success, More Coming On Xbox One, Support For KI & More

Microsoft's Studios Boss Phil Spencer has just shared some interesting information via Twitter on Killer Instinct, whether or not Xbox One will get more exclusives like Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Support for Killer Instinct, E3 2014 and many more. (Phil Spencer, Xbox One)

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lelo  +   120d ago
The X1 with the higher price, more then ever is going to need exclusives.
Abash  +   120d ago
If exclusives are so important to MS, why have we received so little updates from all the ones announced nearly a year ago? Weren't we suppose to get "15 exclusives in the first 12 months" of the Xbox One?
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4logpc  +   120d ago | Well said
Forza 5
Killer Instinct
Ryse
Dead Rising 3
Crimison Dragon
Peggle 2
PVZ garden warfare
Titanfall
POwerstar Golf

I would say they are on track for 15 in the first 12 months.
DawnOfDon  +   120d ago
@4logpc

and indies so yea 15 will be hit.

Didn't Sony say they had 30?
ThePope  +   120d ago
That's what E3 is for. Every year the studios go on virtual radio silence until June.
SaffronCurse  +   120d ago
Dead Rising3-Paid
Peggle2-Paid
PVZ-Paid
Titanfall-Paid

So you have 4 games on that list that are likely to go onto other consoles in the near future.
Death  +   120d ago
When did it become a bad thing to have third party exclusives? Having solid first and third party exclusives is actually pretty nice. Throw in third party multiplatform support and it sounds like a great combination.
DawnOfDon  +   120d ago
@Curse

only one that will got to the PS4 is Titanfall
BlackTar187  +   120d ago
Peggle 2 won't come to ps4?

Or PVZ?

Talking to Dawn

Unless you have a typo and meant the only one the Won't go to ps4 is Titanfall. Then i agree
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RiPPn  +   120d ago
@4logpc

Crimson Dragon
Dead Rising 3
Forza 5
Killer Instinct
Powerstar Golf
Ryse

Not exclusive:

Halo Spartan Assault (also on the PC, 360, and Windows Phone and Tablets)

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (timed: also on 360 and PC will be released next month)

Peggle 2 (timed: xbox on 360 in May and other platforms at a later date)

PVZ garden warfare (timed: also on 360 and other platforms at a later date)

Titanfall (also on PC and will be on 360 next week)

Odd that Microsoft has somehow convinced some people the bone is such an exclusives power house with so little exclusive content.
Dannyh  +   120d ago
Max the brother hood,lococycle,Kinect sport rivals in a week
Blaze929  +   119d ago
@Abash

how can someone with so many bubbles be so, wrong?
BABYLEG  +   119d ago
Lol @ Sony fanboys saying Ms has no exclusives

lol @ Sony fanboys thinking Indies are triple a titles now

I find it funny people call MS exclusive games, not exclusives. I find it funny how people get satisfaction in saying "max is coming on PC in a week so hah, its not exclusive"

get a life
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TheRedButterfly  +   119d ago
Dude, they're already at 9 (7 if you exclude timed exclusives(6 if you also exclude Titanfall)) and the console has only been out for 1/3rd of the 12 month window… Shut your hole. E3 ring a bell? How about TGS?

- _ - Seriously bro, the Xbox One has been out for 4 months as of Saturday. You've got another 8 months before you can bitch about a "lack of exclusives" or whatever.
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badz149  +   119d ago
it's even funnier that people forget to mention Fighter Within. what was it then? a forgotten turd?
malokevi  +   120d ago
I want to see some Sunset Overdrive gameplay. Pretty much banking on it. Also would love to see a demo of the Quantum Break destruction engine. Crackdown would be nice, though I doubt we'll see it as soon as E3. Forza Horizons 2 seems likely. Desperately want to see some Halo 5 gameplay, preferably multiplayer. Also hoping to see Class 4 from Undead Labs, though I'm doubtful.

Then, some newly announced exclusives would be nice.

As far as multiplats, I want to see Battlefront, The Division, Witcher 3, and a whole crapload of Destiny, including the competitive multiplayer. Though Bungie has a tendency to slow-drip information about their games right up until release. I want to see the new COD, and I want to see a revival of Skate, SSX, Fight Night, next-gen NHL game (get busy, EA...). MOST OF ALL! I want Ubisoft to re-release Ranbow Six 3 for next gen consoles, since it seems like they will be sitting on Patriots for the next 20 years. Would rather have R63 than another iteration in the series. Other things I'm excited for from UBI: Splinter Cell, F2P Ghost Recon for next-gen consoles, Farcry. (get busy UBI...)

If Planetside 2 hasn't released by then, I want a release date. Been waiting long enough. Tick tock... Also would really like to see Sony announce a lot more in the realm of competitive-multiplayer AAA retail exclusives. A good long look at H-hour would be a good start. Was looking a little janky last time we got to see it. Also, eagerly awaiting Cell Damage =D

A LOT to look forward to. Plus, obviously, announcements that it's impossible to accurately speculate on.
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Ausbo  +   120d ago
Amen brother. I agree with everything you just said.
shivvy24  +   120d ago
Dude if sunset overdrive turns out good, im gonna get an x1 !
gamer7804  +   120d ago
Actually you can get an xb1 for 450 that comes with a 60$ game
UNIFIEDONE  +   120d ago
At that price no reason not to get it! Titanfall is addicting....
nerdman67  +   120d ago
That particular deal is a steal
elsuperamigo  +   120d ago
We.know.from past experiences (360) which platform have the exclusives the.xbone will be.the.same old story.from the.360 first 2-3 years of exclusives then abandoning the.console, so we can tell who.will win.on the exclusives side again
DoubleM70  +   120d ago
Your going to be sadly mistaken. Phil already stated they are going to follow the blue Print Sony laid out with First Party exclusives. Just remember Sony is the one that is cutting the fat. Lead designers and Employees getting fired.
Dannyh  +   120d ago
So if people don't count exclusives because a game is on Xbox 360 that means ps4 has not one single exclusive because you can play every game on vita
mkis007  +   120d ago
I see what you were trying to do, but you still need it on ps4 to play it on the vita.
cellur111  +   119d ago
This is the stupidest thing ive heard all day.
Underworld  +   119d ago
No, you still need a PS4 to play them on your Vita. They're not released on Vita, you can just play them on it. There's a difference.
Dannyh  +   119d ago
Ya I get what your saying. To me excusive means tied to the brand not the system.
badz149  +   119d ago
LOL suddenly the 360 can remote play with the Xbone now?
MichaelLito79  +   119d ago
I am excited to see more on Xbox One titles, specifically Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, D4, Below and Halo 5.

Third Party titles I want to see are Batman Arkham knight, The Evil Within, Alien Isolation, Destiny and Evolve.

Note: Can't wait to see what MS has in store for 2015.
Illusive_Man  +   119d ago
Xbox One is currently $10 cheaper than a comparable PS4 plus Infamous. Walmart still has them for $450.
aceitman  +   119d ago
my friend works at walmart , he was told the price will stay that way until they lower the large stock that they have because its not selling like they wanted to ( and that's what his boss straight up told him . so it all depends on how fast or slow they sell that the price will stay that way.
Back-to-Back  +   119d ago
Exclusives Are Critical To Platform Success

-Yet 360 had one the smallest exclusive library of games when compared to Sony and Nintendo.
otherZinc  +   119d ago
@Phil,

I'm looking forward to:

Halo 5:Nov. 2014
Gears Of War: Next
Fable:Next
Forza Horizon 2: 2014
Quantum Break: 2014
Sunset Overdrive: 2014
Halo 2: Anniversary
Kinect Sports Rivals
Kinectimals 3 (daughters request)

Honorable Mention:
Kameo 2
Brute Force 2
Perfect Dark 2
HugoDrax  +   119d ago
I'm down for another Kameo, I enjoyed the first game.
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ArbitorChief  +   120d ago
Awesome, can't wait for E3, could be the best E3 ever, Sony and Microsoft sure seem to have some great announcements.
UNIFIEDONE  +   120d ago
We will see I'm always let down...
mochachino  +   120d ago
I hope MS announces more exclusives. Out of all the ones announced so far, only Quantum Break, Titanfall, and Halo 5 interest me.
christocolus  +   120d ago | Well said
Its great to have Spencer on board. This guy knows what fans want..he is honest and passionate about his job too. if they have to move stuff into day2 and day3 then i have to wonder how many announcements will be made?.

I remember reading this tweet yesterday.. he also talked about gamers getting their hands on the games at the show floor. So im guessing sunset overdrive , QB and some other ips which havent been announced might be playable at E3. Its great to see MS investing heavily into new ips and sequels...im so glad Don is gone.

This might be the best E3 ever....
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-Foxtrot  +   120d ago
Oh come on....he's just telling us what we want to hear, he's been in PR hydrive ever since the Xbox One released.

So saying that he's "honest" and "passionate" about his job is a little far.

Where was this Spencer before the Xbox One reveal, he hardly said anything....you know when the Xbox 360 had like nothing coming out for it except Gears, Halo, Forza, Fable, Kinect, Kinect and more Kinect. If he was always like this fine, but he wasn't, he's doing this because he wants more people to buy an Xbox One....it's all PR stuff.
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lets_go_gunners  +   120d ago
Don Matrick was the Xbox lead at the time. Phil was only in charge of finding devs for xbox one back then. He is now the Microsoft Studios head hence why he is now communicating more.
kevinsheeks  +   120d ago
The truth shall set you free but the disagrees won't let you be lol
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Septic  +   120d ago
Wait till E3. Then we'll see if he's chatting nonsense or backing up his words.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   120d ago
@Fox Ok its natural for you to make that sorta comment considering you don't have trust for MS.

Now.

You say its all PR fluff or whatever, which is, yeah, it is.

Tell me what happened last year when MS said they'll show nothing but games at E3?

Don Mattrick and his team had everything set up. Kinect, Halo Forza, every year. Skittles all that was him.

Now that hes gone that means all those Investor kiss up MS employees will hardly be at the event so they can focus on games.

Wanna know how I know that?

"Yes, I think you'll see very few execs," Spencer said when asked if this year's presentation will be focused on games.

Now MS needs more devs focused employees on stage than execs like they did before Don and his team came in.

http://www.gamespot.com/art...

The moral of the story is If MS wants to focus on something they will.

If MS says they wanna focus on on TV, they'll focus on Tv. (MS event before E3)

If MS says they wanna focus on Kinect, they'll focus on Kinect. (E3 2010, 11, and 12)

If MS says they wanna focus on media then they'll focus on media. 2010, 11, 12. MS event 2013)

If they say they wanna focus on games, then guess what? They'll focus on games. (E3 2005, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 2013

See the pattern? Lets hope they stay on games.
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maniacmayhem  +   120d ago
@Fox

Wow, I seriously can't believe how naïve and bitter you are on everything you post.

At least this guy is answering people's concerns and questions. What else do you expect him to say when asked these types of questions?

He could be a dick and not at all address any concerns his user base or fans of the Xbox One system have. But no, him and other high execs do take the time to at least assure people that there will be some great things coming up for this year's E3.

Were you this spiteful towards him when he was at Sony? I bet you weren't.
Dark11  +   120d ago
Well said and lol @disagrees.
QuickdrawMcgraw  +   120d ago
The smart thing to do would be to wait for about 3 or 4 yrs to see if MS actually supports the Xbox1 with exclusives...And if they do,Then buy the Xbox1...
No_Limit  +   120d ago
Good going christ! I don't get why you only have 3 bubbles since you only post on XB related articles and all your comments are well thought out with zero attack on other platforms. I gave you a bubble. XB1 will have a great E3 since they have so much stuff that a 90 minutes allotted time slot is not even enough.
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UNIFIEDONE  +   120d ago
Don't get your hopes up too high for E3
xJumpManx  +   120d ago
I love my X1 right now, TF and PVZ are so much fun I hardly even turn on my PC or ps4 right now.
u got owned  +   120d ago
PS4 doesnt have too much going on right now. But wait a little bit and you wont be able to put the controller down. Lost of great exclusives games coming in the near future.

@DawnOfDon

I agree and I think VR is just a gimmick just like 3D TVs, but i could be wrong
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DawnOfDon  +   120d ago
If Sony keeps focusing on their VR we won't have any PS4 games
Exies7  +   120d ago
I like the PS4 a lot, but it really is barren in terms of games (for my tastes). Not really a fan of PC ports, etc.

Really wish they'd get into gear for exclusives. Infamous is the first and only PS4 exclusive that interested me.
zeusky  +   120d ago
Sony has more than enough money/man power/first party devs to output awesome games for PS4 and Morpheus
xJumpManx  +   120d ago
I did play second son its a great game but not as fun as TF is for me. I will beat Infamous then go back to TF.
t-hall785  +   120d ago
I must agree. Too many games right now. Haters will hate though. I'm still on Forza and Killer Instinct. On top of Titanfall. I bought MGS GZ digitally on the night it came out and still haven't played it yet.
TheFallenAngel  +   120d ago
Only on xbox*

*at least for a while.
SteamPowered  +   120d ago
Wow, Microsoft swears they wont abandon PC, and now they want to jump on the exclusives wagon? Cant please everyone Microsoft. More of the same lip service I see.
IHassounah  +   120d ago
They did say that but they woud be stupid if they didn't release any exclusive for the X1 , how would the console sell ?
SteamPowered  +   120d ago
Microsoft 'says' a lot of things guy. They have had Zero support for PC for the last 15 years and their exclusive lineup for the 360 was pathetic. Now they say that they will work hard to please both markets? Puh-leeze. I will believe it when I see it.
starchild  +   120d ago
@ SteamPowered

Come on, I'm a PC gamer and I'm not perfectly happy with Microsoft's treatment of PC gaming, but to say they've had "zero support for PC for the last 15 years" is beyond absurd.

I seem to remember Halo, Halo 2, Alan Wake, Age of Empires, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Crimson Skies, Fable, Fable 3, Gears of War, Microsoft Flight, Viva Pinata, Dust An Elysian Tale, LocoCycle, Mark of the Ninja and many other Microsoft Game Studios games on the PC over the years.

Could it be better? Sure, we PC gamers would love to have every game on our platform of choice. But realistically MS have a console platform they need to support and they need to have some of their games that are exclusive only to their consoles. It's just the way the console business works.
Death  +   120d ago
It looks more like they are trying to create a synergy between PC and Xbox One. The quick port of Forza from Xbox One to PC was to show devs how easy it is to devlop on both wihtout having the additional overhead of having two teams develop on different platforms. In all honesty the same can be said of devloping for PC and PS4 at the same time.
SteamPowered  +   120d ago
And yet Microsoft has no interest in porting Forza over to pc. So instead if support pc, they wanna tease other devs how to do it? That was a huge opportunity to show the pc some love.
Death  +   120d ago
It would also be a great opportunity to lose an Xbox One exclusive if they did port it. I would imagine they will port it over to PC and make it a timed exclusive like they used to do with Halo. Successful support of PC gaming won't impact their console sales.
OpieWinston  +   120d ago
Has the name "SteamPowered" hates on Microsoft...LOGIC

Just be glad Microsoft helps bring Direct X & Windows to PC gamers. As far as games go, they'd be stupid to follow that statement to a T. They will probably encourage more indie locals to make games for PC from X1. Like State of Decay went from 360 to PC.

Why would they stop supporting the Xbox? They'd be investing MILLIONs and just be slapping their fanbase in the face in order to get a cut of digital sales while losing massive profits to piracy.
SteamPowered  +   120d ago
Derp, did I say STOP support for Xbox? What I said was that Microsoft has a terrible track record for their Exclusives and PC support, so Im calling them on their bullsh*t right now.
And why would I be happy about Direct X and windows bloatware being supported? I talking GAMES for PC. Not another crappy port, not another direct x, and certainly not GFWL.
Lawboy2  +   120d ago
console exclusive...such as halo or titanfall
AceBlazer13  +   120d ago
This is funny considering all of last gen I heard it was about multiplats.Anyhow good to see the goalpost is exclusives for now.
u got owned  +   120d ago
Last gen they didn't feel like they needed so many exclusives because the 360 was selling well. Now the really need the exclusive if they want to keep the Xbone alive.
MorePowerOfGreen  +   120d ago | Well said
Last generation their plan was to earn the respect of 3rd party devs and to support devs in a way that they chose to include xbox in projects sometimes only PlayStation would get, so that Xbox would be a go to brand for 3rd party devs.

MSFT said the new Xbox after the x360 would return to the strategy of exclusives, the original xbox had.

This was the plan announced a few weeks before the 360 launched. MSFT had to do this, the original xbox had lots of exclusives but lacked 3rd party support parity and multi plat brand recognition.

Exclusives coming to XB1 has nothing to do with sales from a mere few months of being in the market so far, these things were planned years ago.

Show a link where MSFT said exclusives are not important, proving they're moving the goalpost.
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creatchee  +   120d ago
@AceBlazer13

No, what's downright hilarious is that the people who constantly yell about the X1 costing $100 more and having inferior multiplats are the same people who had no problem paying $200 more for a console with inferior multiplats last gen. And do you know why?

Exclusives.
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XiNarutoUzumaki  +   120d ago
This is something Microsoft should have learned from PS3 last gen, but It's never late to do the right thing. Bring the games!!
mhunterjr  +   120d ago
It looks like the it IS something they learned from Sony last gen, hence the emphasis on securing exclusive titles.
Walker  +   120d ago
Sony is king of exclusives ! just look at The Last of us and Unccharted 2 historical success . incredible !
Slevon  +   120d ago | Funny
That's nice and your opinion is noted, I believe there may be a sony article around here where you can go circle jerk about how awesome they are with other people who share that opinion
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Dread  +   120d ago
lol
christocolus  +   120d ago
Lmao...I too find it weird that some gamers feel the need to go offtopic or keep bringing up stuff which aint relevant to certain articles. Walkers comments would make more sense in an article about PS exclusives or the history of naughty dog.

@creatchee

Your reply(above) to aceblazer is spot on...lol
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Slevon  +   120d ago
@christocolus

Even if it was posted in a PS article it would basically be an, I can't find a productive way to comment so, YAY SONY, give me upvotes comment. It's obviously a troll but the fact that he is getting agrees shows the state of the N4G comment section. Just like the foxy reply on your comment above, every comment of his is extremely biased and yay playstation but has bubbles galore
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akshgarg  +   120d ago
Nailed it :D,
josephayal  +   120d ago
E3 14
Xbox one has tons of exclusives
Lordofrankness  +   120d ago
great news. can not wait for e3. MS is playing catch up on ps4 so this e3 for MS is huge. i expect a speedy 90min show for MS with very little talking and tons of gaming annoucements
u got owned  +   120d ago
This E3 not only is gonna be huge for MS but its also their last chance to prove themselves to their fans.
04STIBluByU  +   120d ago
The only way for MS to have a huge E3 is to drop the price of the XB1 officially and keep it game oriented and not kinect/tv. Also MS already has their fans, they need new ones! I think they will have remake/HD games i.e. Halo 2 HD, Fable Legends, Gears Triliogy HD, that plus games like QB, Sunset Overdrive, Call of Duty Content...These will be their exclusives to hold them over till the true sequels come to life. Gonna be interesting!
elsuperamigo  +   120d ago
Just like their.last e3? Lol
Bonkerz  +   120d ago
I really think MS is gonna really surprise alot of people at E3 and about the X1.
Nano_predator  +   120d ago
I fxxxking hate this brand and i don't wanna see any well known titles coming exclusively to it i hate companies who is trying to monopolize the industry and buy their own success with money
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Dread  +   120d ago | Funny
your right.

Sony on the other hand, uses cupcakes to advance their gaming division.
Nero1314  +   120d ago
I just laughed at your comment
TrueJerseyDevil  +   120d ago
you can't be serious? You think developers make exclusives without getting money, if that were the case Sony would have no exclusives
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R0n0rve  +   120d ago
Feel better now sunshine?
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Nano_predator  +   120d ago
http://24.media.tumblr.com/...

And no , There's a Huge difference between M$ VS Nintendo + Sony
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Alsybub  +   120d ago
Did Sony start Naughty Dog or did they buy it?

I already know the answer, they bought it. How is that any different? They also bought Geurilla games.

It's always been the way.
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starchild  +   120d ago
Well said. Sony has bought lots of studios. The recent Infamous Second Son, for example, was developed by a studio, Sucker Punch, that was bought by Sony. How is that not "throwing money around" or "buying their own success"?

This guy is being silly. He doesn't seem to understand how business works. You have to spend money to make money and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.
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Godmars290  +   120d ago
This from the company who once said, "exclusives don't matter".

About time they realized how stupid that was. If they've realized it.
Death  +   120d ago
If Sony and Microsoft both sold 80 million consoles, how much did exclusive content matter? Is it quality over quantity or is it about giving fans what they want?

Exclusives can be used as a commodity or they can be a serious loss of operating income. In 2008 we were hit with a global recession. Microsoft cut personel and unfortunately developers were part of the cuts. In 2010 Microsoft started rebuilding their first party studios.

Sony wasn't unaffected by the recession. They have been on a serious landslide since and haven't recovered. They have been losing talent, shutting down studios and restructuring others. This will have an impact on the amount of exclusive content they can provide.

It's no more absurd to think Microsoft can increase their first party offerings then it is to think Sony can continue to offer what they have in the past.
Godmars290  +   120d ago
All you're saying is that game companies can get away with slapping a recognized IP name on a turd. That quality doesn't matter.

That MS has, despite failure to have any impact in Japan, RRoD, system bans and what that does to the 260's numbers, succeeded while Sony has only gone down hill. That for giving their in-house devs more freedom that they gained nothing, as the PS3 caught up and in some ways surpassed the 360 after it had a year and a half lead.

That MS has learned the need for exclusives now not from the mistake of not developing them in the past, but rather just by spontaneous revelation.
incredibleMULK  +   120d ago
Good point. They closed zipper,stripped down santa monica, and naughty dog laid off a top executive. Not to mention they laid off Jack Denton right before his 20th year at sony. Something ain't right. Something is admist. And so it begins...
jmc8888  +   120d ago
Actually it is a depression, and it's still getting worse. There's been no recovery, we just gave trillions to wall street who wasted it on buying worthless crap. Expect a much, much bigger collapse sometime down the road.

But everywhere is still collapsing. They just masked the collapse. In the U.S. there are 3 million less people working today then there were working a year ago. We haven't even talked about the EU or China.

Oh and old people aren't retiring and dropping out of the labor force, they are trying to return to work, and are the only ones successful as the 65+ is the ONLY age segment to have an increase in employment.

Sony has many more developers, and developers go through restructuring. I get where you are going, but just hearing a couple of devs are restructuring doesn't mean they can't pump out a bunch of exclusives. Don't forget compared to Microsoft they have a bunch more, who are working on games. In good times and bad, developers increase or decrease their employee count, gain or lose top people, and open or close various studios. It's the scale that matters, and we haven't seen that. Plus wasn't the Santa Monica thing an internal compliance matter like perhaps sexual harassment or something like that?

Microsoft must increase their 1st party offering or the Xbox One is dead in the water. Microsoft has money and has access to very low interest rates, if they want to increase their dev count, then they can easily. It's not a question of something preventing them, it's a question of what their vision is.

Seriously, in the great depression, lots of people were unaffected (or nearly so) and there was plenty of people partying down and spending lavishly in it. So even though we ARE in a depression, Microsoft has seen fit to waste money on the NFL deal for Xbox One, to pack in a device almost no one wants, and charge a premium price, more expensive then their previous console.

Sony has the devs, and even if they were slowed because of the depression, they are still working on projects, and the quality of a game is determined by how good of an idea the project is, and the competence of the people creating it.

Sony should have a pretty comparable PS4 lineup, plus or minus a bit, to what they did on PS3.

Microsoft, if they want, should have a bunch more then they had for the 360, and only poor leadership would continue the void. Let us also not forget that it wasn't just the depression, it was mostly Microsoft's change in focus. From normal games to KINECT games.

Sony as a company is doing quite badly, but the gaming division is doing quite nicely.

Sony also as a company is restructuring and spinning off various business segments, which should help with it's profitability going forward...and now they are going in on VR.

Of course again since we're still in the beginning stages of the worst depression in the history of mankind, the next leg down, bigger then 2008, will happen, we just don't know when. But until then, Sony's gaming division should be just fine, and Microsoft has the means to increase their 1st party exclusive games if they so desire.
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Death  +   120d ago
@JMC,

Define "doing quite nicely". Last year the gaming division accounted for 0.2% of Sony's operating income. They were operating at a loss until the PS4 released bringing the division to a small profit at the end of the third quarter. At it's peak in the last 15 years, the Playstation accounted for 11.8% of Sony's fiscal profit back in 2002. I don't have the numbers in front of me, but they have accounted for very little if any in the last 5 years. I can PM the breakdown to you later if you would like.
Fireseed  +   120d ago
YES, I'm so damn excited to hear KI is getting a constant stream of content. Seriously haven't been able to stop playing it since launch.
AutoCad  +   120d ago
Now this is why i have an xbox one,they are finally committed to releasing top notch games on the xbox.

Cant wait for E3.
Kakashi Hatake  +   120d ago
Pretty much means they're gonna pay 3rd party to keep certain games off PS4. I wish MS would just make their own games.
jb1rd90  +   120d ago
does any one else feel like they are full of crap?
Convas  +   119d ago
That sounds like a condition you should talk to your internist about sir.
BladerunnerZX  +   120d ago
Good to see that Killer Instinct will still have continued support.
Evil_Ryu  +   120d ago
this is what i been saying all along, focus on the exclusives and everything will be forgotten.
ananas  +   120d ago
x1 is for me winner... on ps4 i have KZ4 and from today Infamous - beautiful game but booooring...i was play also Knack...

on x1 i have
Forza 5
Ryse
Dead Rising 3
Max
Peggle 2
PvZ Garden Warfare
Titanfall
Halo Spartan Assault
Fitness
Project Spark Beta
Bassmint  +   120d ago
I respect your opinion but how can you call an open world game like Infamous with the many power choices to play around with boring...but go on to say on xbox you have

Forza 5- about as boring as it gets, racing games almost always are (without a steering wheel ofcourse) and still without the addition of weather/night to spice things up and less content this is about as mundane as it gets..

Ryse- Yeah, this is the definition of "beautiful game but booooring" QTEs are NOT engaging gameplay..

Dead Rising 3- I completed every single dead rising game and they definitely always had that repetitive feel to it. its fun for an hour or so at time.The storyline was never good enough to grip me so it was just mashing buttons to kill zombies. FUN!

This goes for all the other games you mentioned. I highly doubt you completed all those games within 2 days like a few people i know have done with infamous SS.They said it was simply because it was open world and that it was engaging to explore the city of Seattle. I imagine that is far better than driving round in circles, hit the right button or simply mash buttons. The only exeption is Titanfall, but that isn't an exclusive and fps games are better in every way on PC. So that doesn't count.
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ananas  +   120d ago
i respect your opinion but i forgot on Zoo Tycoon also exclusive on Xbox :)
xx4xx  +   119d ago
I'll agree with you on Forza or other racing games. They are best played with friends.

If QTEs aren't your thing than I guess you didn't like the God of War series all that much. And i suppose you aren't that excited for The Order.

Dead Rising 3 is an open world game....like infamous. The same new game that gets positive reviews for everything but the story.
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jmc8888  +   120d ago
So Phil, where are the hires or acquisition of developers? You'd think we would of heard such news by now.

You can't have new first party exclusive games (above and beyond the ones accounted for already) without creating/hiring or acquiring the people who will make those games.
Alsybub  +   120d ago
E3? I really don't know. You've got a point if that's the case.
OttoniBastos  +   120d ago
So why X360 had so few AAA exclusives on the last 4 years?
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   120d ago
Well it better have a lot of exclusives considering that MS abandoned the Xbox 360 years ago. And most of the Xbox 360 games they had in development they scrapped them and put on the Xbox One. It was like this at the beginning of last gen. MS had a lot of exclusive even tho most were 3rd party. But we'll see. I still bet Sony will have the most. Just like PS2 and PS3 gen.
KNWS  +   120d ago
4logpc@

Forza 5
Killer Instinct
Ryse
Dead Rising 3
Crimison Dragon
Peggle 2
PVZ garden warfare
Titanfall
POwerstar Golf

I would say they are on track for 15 in the first 12 months.

You forget Max curse of the brotherboard exclusive to x box 360 and x box 1.

And Project Spark.

Played this game the other day probably the most ambitious game i have played in a long time.

Building games using Project Spark is lot of fun.
HmongAmerican  +   120d ago
I think MS have to make up for the messed they've been in from last year E3. This year will be about games and features for the X1. While SONY on the other hand will be focus on their VR and the exclusives game that will supporting it. Let's not forget SONY first party studios games.
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DaCandyman  +   120d ago
I am starting to disagree with that logic of securing exclusives can make a platform successful.  Looking at the gaming aspect a good game can only be great if it has the healthy competiton to go along with it.  Looking solely at the Madden franchise.  EA with the sole rights to the NFL=Zero competition No other to compete with as far as football.  EA can't make a better game because we have nothing to compare a better game to anymore.  I'm talking about choice.  Now, it pans out to, it can either be liked more now that there is only one, or you can be hated because you have sole rights to a franchise.  So what of having exclusive rights to said game.  Titanfall for instance.  Did it hurt Respawn since they closed the door on SCE (PS3/PS4)? Maybe not so much hurt, but the foot is up the arse.  Respawn sold themselves short of a lot of $$$ and then some since the game was bundled free with the console.  I'd hate to be a developer looking at what could have been exponentially more vs. what it currently is. The competition of consoles is just the same.  You simply just can't make the claim that your console is better than the other if the competitor can't display what you have third-party.  It' ;s a smart move, but It's WEAK, It shows your FEAR IMO.  When Microsoft announced that they would get Final Fantasy last-gen, some were happy that the developer would get the chance to open up to the wider audience.  I looked at it as if to say "NOW LETS SEE THE COMPARISON, which console will sweep the rug.  I'll admit, wrong game to compare.  A game optimized for Sony ported to Microsoft.  Same would be if Halo or GoW did the same. Third-Party games are meant to show the muscle on both consoles especially at the begining of a GEN-Cycle.  We should be seeing a head to toe battle of comparisons of Titanfall PS4 and XBONE not a Unanomous 1st round knockout XBONE vs. PC Comparison.  Competition to flex your muscle.
KNWS  +   120d ago
This is just for laughs! I'm sure some Sony fans will see the funny side of it.

Send to Albert Pennello of Microsoft by x box fan.

yoo look its insiders thuway peter dodd and cboat

https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Flamingweazel  +   120d ago
Does spencer and MS ever STFU? Sonys quiet confidence is a lot better then this constant nonsense from MS every day.
OpieWinston  +   120d ago
How stupid are you?

Would you prefer Sonys approach? Being super quiet and sounds like they're just rolling in money and investing in VR. The problem with VR focus is less money is being put into new games, looks like they'll ride the indie train with their current line up of First/Second party studios.

Gamers want people like Phil Spencer interacting with their fanbase...for all the talk that you PS4 fanboys tout, I think you'd want this since you think "Sony cares about gamers!".

The reality is, I've been enjoying Infamous SS but it still doesn't beat KI/Ryse/Titanfall/PvZ GW...My PS4 has been collecting dust and I only play Infamous SS to continue my Infamous collection because I'm hoping that Sucker Punch can get a bigger staff for a MASSIVE Infamous game with a more diverse selection of powers.
xx4xx  +   119d ago
Does the public face of a company stop talking to the public? Uh...it's his job.

Does a troll have to bring up Sony in an unrelated XBox article? Exactly...so STFU.
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