Microsoft to flesh out second tier launch in September with cheap GotY Editions of first-party games

GR-UK writes: Microsoft is set to fatten the launch line up for Xbox One (September 5th) in second tier territories, by releasing the console alongside last year's Xbox exclusives, as Game of the Year editions, each at a cheaper price.

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XiSasukeUchiha1262d ago (Edited 1262d ago )

Goty edition of Ryse confirmed!

Sheikh Yerbouti1261d ago

It does cheapen the term GOTY when there's 50-11 games with GOTY editions. Especially when a game is poorly reviewed in the press.

Hardcore_gamerxbox1261d ago

U guys got nothing to do instead of bashing Xbox one ?

Sheikh Yerbouti1261d ago (Edited 1261d ago )


Not the XBOne. Just Ryse. Go play Titanfall.

XiYakushijuAkeginuXi1262d ago (Edited 1262d ago )

Lol It seems like Microsoft is making people believe that their games are Goty and that they have more games in total

Bigpappy1261d ago

it may be a maketing ploy, but not the first time this has been done to games that didn't win GOTY.

This trolling of RYSE is detracting from the fact that this is a great deal for people who may be just getting the X1. Ryse has a lot of DLC for the co-op arena battles. If you are interested in this type of game, it is the only of its kind on this gen consoles.

I completely enjoy the game and still play it more than any other game i own. There are people who hate the game because it is not on their system of choice and a few whoh might have played it and didn't get into the game play. That all fine (I couldn't get into assasin's Creed, but this is the firsting I mentioned it. I had the game for six months and never left Cuba. That game is failing to hold my attention and it got great review scores. I am not disputing the quality of AC. I am just making the point that Ryse just might be GOTY for some people over games the cretics prefer. I kwon I prefer it over AC by a mile.

Magicite1262d ago

I dont remember any X1 game getting/deserving GOTY edition yet.

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memots1262d ago

problem is its not first party ?

MasterCornholio1261d ago

I just think that they slap GOTY on anything to get it to sell more. I've seen some pretty horrible games with that label.

I'm talking in general here.

Azzanation1261d ago

It could be worse. It could be GOTY KNACK!

geddesmond1261d ago

I thought GOTY stood for Game of the Year editions. Shouldn't only games that won those awards get it. Everything else should be bronze editions lol. Nah for real Goty editions really should be only for games that got that acclaim. Its just fooling the people that don't follow gaming like us gamers.

Its the goty edition, you know I have to get that. The game has to be good if it the game of the year. For my next trick I'm gonna sell bronze and call it the diamand edition of the year as my sloggo.

lelo1261d ago (Edited 1261d ago )

I guess people don't remember Sony's cheaper Platinum/Essential editions of games, witch basicly is the same thing. They bash Microsoft, but Sony does something similar. Fanboys really are dumb as door knobs. * shakes head *

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NextLevel1262d ago (Edited 1262d ago )

A GOTY edition for Ryse?

The average rating for Ryse is a 6.

Rik_Mayall1262d ago

Don't worry Killzone will also have a GOTY edition even though that game sucks ass too.

NextLevel1262d ago

Killzone Shadowfall shouldn't have a GOTY edition either, IMO.

XiYakushijuAkeginuXi1262d ago

Killzone 3 didn't have it so why would Shadow Fall have it

bigbic1262d ago (Edited 1262d ago )

GG needs to end Killzone's downhill slide and and stop making them... I don't think it's in the same category of awful as Ryse, but it is still very generic.

LackTrue4K1262d ago

Rik_Mayall getting upset,

needs something to say, brings up

in a despret try to hit PlaySatation4 with something negative.


Prime1571262d ago (Edited 1262d ago )

Killzone: Mercenary was great... it's a shame that shadow fall wasn't up to par. I enjoyed Ryse AND KZ:SF, and I also think NEITHER should get a GOTY...


while, at the same time, I liked them both enough... they were good, not great, not amazing, etc

ramiuk11262d ago

shadow fall is defo not even close to "goty" but its better than people say imo,i enjoyed it

SoulSercher6201261d ago

Lol at you thinking you were clever

Sheikh Yerbouti1261d ago

I think Sony uses the term Greatest Hits, which I guess doesn't apply to misses either...zing!

InTheZoneAC1261d ago


you probably say it sucks because it's slower paced, you know, realistic weight and there's no aim assist that you desperately need.

Killzone is very fun

geddesmond1261d ago

Sorry but KZ is a great game that only men with there balls dropped likes. Graphics are better than anything on X1, theres even more people playing KZ SF that there is on Titanfall lol.

Nevermind, I just read some of your previous comments, you haven't even played KZ and are just a butt hurt Xbot. FYI Halo sucks because I never played any of them cause it was never on the consols ive owned since I started gaming. Mainly because the PS has brought me so many great games over the yers I don't need any other gaming machine cause PS has always met my demand and gave me some killer experiences I'll never forget.

GodGinrai1261d ago (Edited 1261d ago )


No offence but KZ:SF is not in the same league as halo or titanfall. You obviously havent played many FPS if you think KZ is anything other than average.

"Graphics are better than anything on X1"

Does it even matter, when KZ is such a bland game?


Sucks so bad it's the best selling next gen game to date on either system right? Look it up chump before you run your mouth with idiocy as your tool.

KinjoTakemura1261d ago

You're right. I own a PS4 and killzone does suck. So does Ryse. Neither deserve to labeled GOTY just be honest and admit it.

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FanboyKilla1262d ago

@nextlevel lmfao thats what my face must have looked liked when i read it.

AngelicIceDiamond1262d ago

@ Next I believe Killzone got a rating of a 73.

13 more points higher isn't anything to brag about especially considering its a proven BlockBuster Ip. You'd expect at least 85 score from it. Ryse is a new Ip so low score isn't nearly as damaging.

king_george1261d ago

Idk if being a new ip or not really matters in this case tho :/

Both games were not as good as they could have been

bigbic1261d ago (Edited 1261d ago )

I would actually argue that it's more damaging to a new franchise, because a known franchise can get away with more, having established fans already.

Even though Killzone SF wasn't a complete disaster like some other games, I still feel it has run it's course.

Sh0ckWav31261d ago

Wait how does user rating work on that?
I saw a positive of 219
Mix was 22
And negative was 19
How does that turns into a 5.9 user review?

NextLevel1261d ago

Don't pay attention to user reviews on Meta. Just the website ones. The user reviews are either 10 or 0.

Prime1571261d ago

Yeah, user reviews for launch exclusives were fanboys only... 10s if the fanboys liked the system and 0s if not.

KinjoTakemura1261d ago (Edited 1261d ago )

That Ryan Reynolds GIF pretty much describes what I was thinking and feeling after I read that article.

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1262d ago (Edited 1262d ago )

Wow first 3 comments all trolling. GOTY editions and all at a cheaper price isn't bad at all.

NextLevel1262d ago

Not really trolling. They could just release at version of it that doesn't have "GOTY" on it. Like "Classics" or something like that. Calling Ryse GOTY anything is ridiculous. Just like Ratchet And Clank All 4 One GOTY edition would be equally ridiculous.

christocolus1262d ago

Dude you are right about the goty stuff but those guys were definitly trollingnwith the exception to xisasuke,his comments never mean much all he wants is to be the first person to drop a comment.

AngelicIceDiamond1262d ago

Its just a name of the bundle who cares?

Why o why1262d ago (Edited 1262d ago )

Naming your games goty edition is misleading customers. Its actually bordering on lying. The game being re released at a cheaper price is good but like many have stated, call it something else. Don't start some bs trend that waters down the worth of real goty games. Devs put their hard work in to get those types of accolades. 'Special Edition' Would be fine

ziggurcat1261d ago (Edited 1261d ago )


then why not call it "definitive edition" if (i'm assuming) it's going to include the currently available DLC, instead of "game of the year"? they really can't apply the GOTY moniker to Ryse when it hasn't been given anything close to that honour.

GOTY implies that it's won an award for being GOTY. that's why it's not "just a name of the bundle."

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christocolus1262d ago


Forget the trolls,

Ontopic: I think its a great idea.reducing the price of their some of their 1st party titles would definitly get more people to try these games. Ryse,forza5,oo tycoon, dr3 and powerstar golf are great games. Hope gamers in these territories get to try them out.

Why o why1261d ago (Edited 1261d ago )

I get it. You're definitely a positive soul but doesn't one inch of you take issue or at least question ms's use of the goty moniker? Not one part of you feels it's misleading when there are more suitable tags available?

Sorry. . . . You've already answered my question. .

kreate1262d ago

its always the same ppl lol

Spotie1262d ago

The cheaper price isn't bad. And if they've got the extra content, that's not bad, either.

But I'm wondering how many of the games got GOTY from ANYWHERE. THAT part is a joke. Who does Microsoft think they're fooling?

ramiuk11262d ago

but you can prob pick the normal version up for half the price by the time there out

GenericNameHere1261d ago

Using GOTY is false advertising. They used "Platinum Hits" on the 360. Why not use the same name on the Xbox One? Platinum Hits sounds great, and makes you think "Wow! This game must have reviewed/sold extremely well to get this".

GodGinrai1261d ago

I think "complete edition" would be a better term. It just sounds more honest.

Why o why1261d ago

Special Edition....... keep it simple

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Tedakin1262d ago (Edited 1262d ago )

There are no less than 15 GAME OF THE YEAR editions every fall. Can't there only be one game of the year? I guess if one publication anywhere on Earth calls your game GOTY you can release a GOTY edition. Maybe somewhere, someone declared Ryse GOTY ;)

n4rc1262d ago

Its why its a completely meaningless title..

Who decides goty? Highest sales are the only way to go about that.. As it stands, every magazine and website decide their own

Tedakin1262d ago

A more fitting name would just be FINAL EDITION with all DLC and everything included. All the patches, all of it, on disc. I guess marketing wise that doesn't sound as good as OH BOY GAME OF THE YEAR! but at least it would be honest as to what it is.

porkChop1262d ago (Edited 1262d ago )

As long as a game has recieved at least 1 GOTY nomination from one site they'll use it to release a GOTY Edition. They should honestly just call them Complete Editions or Final Cuts.

BX811262d ago

That disagree came from me. If sales was the only measure then wii fit would've been a game of the year over a game like uncharted, and that's just all kinds of wrong.

n4rc1262d ago

I didn't say you'd get a good result.. Lol..

But its the only unbiased metric you can use.. Everything else is opinion..

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nerdman671262d ago

Game of the Year is not a universal title. Anyone can say that something is their "Game of The Year".
IGN, GameTrailers, GameSpot, Spike, a ton of places have Game of the Year games.
It is really a meaningless title.

Goku7811262d ago (Edited 1262d ago )

Ryse game of the year for an Xbox One game that has the company about to collapse? Only on Xbox One.

torchic1262d ago

wow when you put it like that...

Back-to-Back1261d ago

Kind of sums out how shitty the xbone is if Ryse is considered a GOTY.