Microsoft Working on Another “Major Gaming Franchise”

Looks like the gears are grinding at Microsoft, and the house of Xbox might be working on just another yet unknown “major gaming franchise."

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AceBlazer131692d ago

Good guy Microsoft . Announcing every game they have planned for the next 5 years so you don't have to think about it.

georgeenoob1692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

Another?! Wow. Keep me coming MS.

My guess is Crackdown, Left 4 Dead, Shenmue, Conkor, or Banjo unless it's a multiplatform going exclusive or an unannounced IP.


So you're saying there won't be any game announcements E3? Prepare to be disappointed, my friend. Phil Spencer JUST got promoted, too.

I know there're so many AAAs already coming to Xbox One that you couldn't possibly think they'd announce more, but this is MS, not Sony. They invested $1 billion+ in exclusives, something Sony couldn't afford to do.

DigitalRaptor1692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

Lol, you believe these PR buzzwords for real don't you?

"1 billion into games" that will definitely not be used to buy timed exclusives and definitely isn't an inflated number /s
"300,000 servers" that will definitely all be provisioned for Xbox. /s
"cloud will make Xbone hardware 3 times as powerful" cause that's gonna happen /s

Microsoft throws numbers at you, and you have no factual proof of them, but their history of marketing manipulating, but you still run with them.

According to you guys from last gen (and I remember you guys legitimately saying this stuff) Sony couldn't afford to make a more powerful console than Microsoft. I guess Sony couldn't afford to buy Gaikai, couldn't afford to sell a more powerful machine at a lower cost, couldn't afford to invest in VR, couldn't afford to ACTUALLY have more exclusives.

Yet all of these things happened.

Be excited for Xbone and its games, by all means, but when trying to compare Sony's focus on games historically to Microsoft's don't fail at it. PS4 has more games and always will. And yes, that's ANY kind of gaming experience, before you try and downplay anything that isn't AAA. Cause we know all AAA games are sterling quality. /s

Just noticed you mentioned SHENMUE.

haha, good luck with that on Xbone.

nicksetzer11692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

Glad to see all these games coming, best time to be a true gamer. Sunset overdrive, quantum break, the order, smash bros, mario kart, halo, gears, rime, etc, etc, etc.

@george don't bother the sony fanboys just can't handle anything positive about xbox, so they have to downplay anything that might be good. Makes them feel more secure about their choice, meanwhile real gamers have both (or even all 3) with tons of great games incoming.

Skankinruby1692d ago

Lol the stupidity of your posts has become quite amusing by now. You definitely sound like an Xbox fanboy

UnbiasedOpinions1692d ago

@Digital, i know Microsoft has been the bad guy lately, but they do have quite a few exclusives released and lined up, and i can see that 1Billion probably is accurate if you look at how much games cost to make these days

alexkoepp1692d ago

Xbox has all the best franchises, you can pass up on everything else out there. Lol, Kinect Adventures sold more copies than the entire series Uncharted 1,2,and 3.

SniperControl1692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )


Oh yes, all those people are still playing kinect adventures to this day.......

URNightmare1692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

Seriously, why ridicule yourself with such moronic comments every time? Do you have mental deficiencies? Are you being molested by someone? Are you depressed? Is your console causing you insecurities and delusion?

Just stop, please.

ZombieKiller1692d ago

georgenoob your name fits you well.

Rimeskeem1692d ago

Sony doesn't need to invest 1 billion in exclusives when they 13 teams working in multiple projects which 75% of them are not announced + the devs have shown what they are capable of and have true talent which is something MS desperately needs more of

raymantalk11692d ago

@georgenoob "I know there're so many AAAs already coming to Xbox One that you couldn't possibly think they'd announce more, but this is MS, not Sony. They invested $1 billion+ in exclusives, something Sony couldn't afford to do. "

so what you are saying is MS is spending $1 Billions on games and yet they still dont have anywhere near as many games coming out for there system compared to the ps4 which has way more coming out for it even though sony has allot less money wow sony really know what they are doing.

also sony dont waste money on timed exclusives as they dont need too reason there machine is better simple as that.

truefan11692d ago

MSFT is bringing the GAMES!!! They are working on a ton of projects right now, putting that 1 BILLION dollars to use. E3 is gonna be awesome.

NeloAnjelo1692d ago

@ GeorgeNOOB

Sony doesn't need 1 billion to buy exclusives, they make their own from the studios they have invested in. The games they make are top notch, with variety, taking the medium forward through growth...

All you do is defend MS and believe all the BS marketing speak

avengers19781692d ago

Everyone keeps talking about the billion invested in games, but seems to not realize that statement was made ages ago, since then they have bought gears from epic, bought TitanFall exclusivity, paid for other 3rd party devs to make exclusives, rise, DR3, quantum break, and sunset overdrive come to mind. I'm not saying any of these are bad moves, I'm simply stating that a lot of that money is probably gone already.
A new lost Odeyssey would be great though, the first was one of my favorite games last gen, and a really solid RPG.

D-riders1692d ago

wow i guess running 10 + studios cost less than 100000 a piece per year. you sound like you can't do basic math

DOMination-1692d ago

MS have 22 studios (Several of which have multiple teams now) so that arguement about sony not needing to invest because they have 13 studios is dumb. MS have more and they've been hiring top talent for two years now.

I'm not saying they are going to release 22 games that are as good as Uncharted 2 but if you are a Sony fanboy and you're downplaying MS first parties then you're going to be disappointed. Spencer and Harrison are a dream team for MS when it comes to managing MGS

jkendrick1691d ago


The stupidity that flows out of your mouth is reaching new heights. I don't even think you believe what you say. YOUR becoming something WORSE than a fanboy, you've become a "JOKE".

tommygunzII1691d ago

I hope that 1 billion doesn't include advertising. If so they ate up at least a quarter of it on Titanfall. TV spots aren't cheap.

Geoff9001691d ago

Left 4 Dead= Valve owns the IP.

Shenmue= developers stated it's very unlikely going to happen.

Conker= Very much doubt it, Rare haven't done any major AAA titles for a very long time.

Banjo= Maybe

Crackdown= we know this is in the pipeline.

The 1 Billion $ investment, might be just in timed exclusives, we already know about The Division exclusivity deal for instance.

Best just wait and see being honest, I think MS will have a lot to show at E3.

KeeseToast1691d ago (Edited 1691d ago )

22 Microsoft Studios??????
Just to remind you:

First Party Microsoft Studios:
343 Industries
Turn 10
Wingnut Interactive
Big Park

Sony's First Party Studios:
SCE Japan Studio (which has 4 separated teams)
Polyphony Digital
Naughty Dog
Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch
Guerilla Games (and Guerilla Cambridge)
Media Molecule
[XDev (works with external developers)]
SCE Bend
SCE London
SCE Santa Monica
SCE Foster City
SCE San Diego

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lelo1692d ago

"Good guy Microsoft . Announcing every game they have planned for the next 5 years so you don't have to think about it."

Sony and Nintendo do that... sometimes they announce games years before release.

Z5011691d ago

lol. Does Alan Wake ring a bell? Revealed at the same E3 as Killzone 2(TWO). Guess which game came out first.

Remember "Hobo Sam" Splinter Cell Conviction.

Etc. etc.

Belasco1692d ago

Bubbled down for trolling, your welcome. I for one think it's the next Crackdown, fingers crossed.

DonDon1692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

Microsoft rarely ever "makes" any games. All they do is hunt for other companies games and just pay them off to get exclusivity. Microsoft has very little talent to draw from.

Mystogan1692d ago

Is that why Microsoft exclusives sell better than Sony exclusives?

DigitalRaptor1692d ago

@ Mystogan

Oh that's right. all those Microsoft exclusives that sell better.

Like... Halo, and .... Gears... and .... um.... ummmm. That's about it.

XxExacutionerxX1692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

Well all Sony does is wait until someone else has the balls to put out a feature that everyone loves and then rip it off, stick it on their console. Then tell everyone that they were looking into this tech years before... and Sony fanboys believe this, lol Oh and by the way Sony pays developers for exclusivity to their console. (Others make it, Playstation rips it, Sony fanboys praise it!!)

KeeseToast1691d ago


What does this have to do with games?? I mean youre right I think Microsoft was very innovative with kinect play games only with a camera was something never seen befo.. Oh wait I get an phone call:" Yeah?...ah...Eyetoy?...On PlayStation 2?...Long before Kinect?..Okay thx, bye". Ugh, nevermind, forget what I said about kinect.

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HammerKong1692d ago

buddy u are the funniest guy in here,such a ***hole u are.

Massacred1692d ago

Anything of the Rare franchised would be cool.

Well so long as they are developed by Rare.

lfc_4eva1691d ago

This just shows the sickness that is rife throughout N4G. A positive story about Xbox and then out pop the pathetic fanboys to make a mockery of such story.

I was told by a few friends on here that this is common practice for N4G and not to worry about it. They were told the MODS were actively looking to remove the bubble system to prevent such fanboys from ruining the site. However I believe they were spun this yarn about a year ago. Nothing has changed quite clearly. Such a shame as this site has some fantastic people on it.

Tales RPG addict1691d ago

as a gamer I say let Microsoft make a new IP they could use it since they don't have many known IP's like competitors Sony & Nintendo have.

Besides strong competition amongst competitors brings out the best in all the companies. In fact this is why I stopped being a fanboy cause I found it to be senseless and stupid.

Just game on and enjoy yourselves cause at the end of the day we all just wanna play video games.

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lifeisgamesok1692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

Keep the great games coming Microsoft

Eden Falls being revived from being a survival game that Lionhead started

Unannounced game from 343

Classic game or games from Rare

Multiple games from Press Play

Whatever game the newly named studio LXP is working on

With the obvious showings Quantum Break, Halo 5, Sunset Overdrive, D4, Halo 2, Forza Horizon 2, Fable Legends

I hope E3 gets here fast

pedrof931692d ago

It's going to be a good E3.

Mikey941692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

Dont forget the new ip from lionhead, and undeadlabs. Xbox going hard on games this gen. E3 is going to be huge for microsoft. I have a huge feeling that Crackdown 3 will be announced at E3.

DigitalRaptor1692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

Looks like MS is going to be bringing a lot.

E3 should be epic for all parties.

AngelicIceDiamond1692d ago

@Raptor But at top you just completely derailed just about everything Xbox.

Then you try, I repeat try to come as sensible or your "looking forward" to MS conference in this comment.

I know George is one of the worst Xbox fanboys but as soon as he mentioned Sony you come with an entire comment that mirrors Georges last paragraph, Sony style.

Then you attempt to give some even ground comment in attempt to express some excitement to Xbox.

Come on man.

Your reaction to Georges comment shows how a fanboy deals with another fanboy.

DigitalRaptor1692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

@ Angelic

I never denied MS doesn't have a lot, but when someone is delusional about how a company known for providing a lot of games, won't provide a lot of games by comparison, when we already know Sony has more games in development is ridiculous, and I was confronting his suggestion that Sony will have less. I came with facts, he didn't.

I'm not delusional to think MS won't have a really good E3, when they had quite a lot of games last year, and have been talking it up. Xbox fanboys however, seem to think that because Phil Spencer is doing a lot of talking to mend expectations, that means "MS is going to destroy Sony". I'm also not delusional enough to believe any number that comes from the mouth of Microsoft PR, particularly not after the past few months. I think any sensible gamer would show some kind of apprehension.

Anyway, I'm in the habit of balancing inaccuracies out. And I'll be honest, show me some Quantum Break MS. show it to me.

HaydenJameSmith1692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

The hypocrisy continues...

You have made it very clear you dislike MS and the Xbox One, and downplay/derail anything positive said about them or the X1... even subjective opinions toward the console or MS... which in most cases you have no right to, you don't have to agree with them but you don't have to run down/lower other peoples opinion either.

Mystogan1692d ago

"We already know sony has more games in development"

So you have seen everything Microsoft and Sony is working on?

You some kind of insider?

christocolus1692d ago


Angelice is right. You are quick to attack MS and every comment made by every xbx fan. George and a few others get carried away at times and make really fanboyish comments but the way you deal with them in your comments tells a lot about the kind of gamer you are too.
Just as Angelice said, your first comment above (reply to george) already tells everyone what you think about MS and the xbox one and so your reply to lifesagames comes off as a lie.. imo you dont care one bit about the console or seem to want anything to do with it.

Tales RPG addict1691d ago

All 3 will come forth guns Ablazing at E3.

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UnbiasedOpinions1692d ago

Why was he disagreed with? just because he is excited for Microsoft's E3? i'm sure Sony will do well at E3 as well so unless you have an insecure hatred for MS i don't see why he was disagreed with

christocolus1692d ago

E3 is going to be one hell of a ride.

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tgunzz1692d ago

Looks like ms is really upgrading it's 1st party camp (great). Definitely looking forward to E3!!! It's going to be a very expensive yr for me! So much to look into for my consoles......

Dudebro901692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

That's like rm saying, Nintendo will make another Zelda! Duh.

Give it a rest dualshockers. Your going on my ad block list until you decide to have some quality control.

MegaRay1692d ago

Talking about quality control
Go to N4G for games news

ALLWRONG1692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

So will you say that when Sony announces it's next project?

@josephayal What Xbox? Haven't you been caught lying about having an Xbox before?

josephayal1692d ago

Good News, my Xbox one has been collecting dust for weeks now

DLConspiracy1692d ago

Well I would say its time to start cleaning the house. It makes you feel better when you do. :)

Imalwaysright1692d ago

Lol you just trolled N4g biggest troll.