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Xbox at Gamescom: New and refreshed IP key for Microsoft

MMGN writes: Microsoft’s Gamescom 2014 is a key component in the company’s effort to reinvigorate Xbox sales. Reports that the PlayStation 4 is dominating the German and broader European markets is damning for a console released at the same time as Sony’s console, even if PlayStation always has had the leg-up in the region.

That said, it’s early days, and Microsoft still has the potential to outshine its closest competitor with a strong lineup. The promise to delve deeper into its exclusives lineup is integral in its effort to propel Xbox One up the charts, and it starts with the likes of Quantum Break and Sunset Overdrive.

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AngelicIceDiamond661d ago

They said they have some surprises. Hopefully a reboot of a fan favorite.

700p661d ago

I think we're in for a lot of good surprises!

MasterCornholio661d ago (Edited 661d ago )

"They said they have some surprises"

They all say that.

:I

P.S Only true of nothing gets leaked.

clouds5661d ago

Microsoft has fan favorite franchises that they aren't using? Please enlighten me :)

IHassounah661d ago (Edited 661d ago )

Well Conker , Banjo are all fan favorite I guess

Dehnus661d ago

Rallysport Challenge, Midtown Madness 3, Crimson Skies, Banjo Kazooie, Battletoads, Conkers, Kameo, Viva Pinata, Halo Wars, Amped, Project Gotham Racing.

Just out of the top of my head.

R0n0rve661d ago

@Dehnus
Don't forget about Jade Empire!

christocolus661d ago

@angelice

I expect to see a lot more ips this gen from MS. Phils comments on twitter and interviews have all been about games,new ips&reboots(from the original xbox).

He has also openly stated his admiration of sony&praised them for the way they handle new ips.

MS will put a lot more focus into new ips this gen cos they know we need more games on the scale of Halo& Gears. Quantum break ,Scalebound and the new Crackdown look really good&i'm hoping they all do great but what im most excited about is the fact that MS now realises the importance of fresh new ips.

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CervantesPR661d ago

I think they fired almost all their guns by now, sony on the other hand still has an arsenall of weapons(devs) they havent fired yet.

tgunzz661d ago

We will soon see more of what's coming down the pipe. I suspect some exciting games...

Ryan741661d ago

Just to broke to pull the trigger though.

CervantesPR661d ago

tipical xbot joke, its funny though cuz ps4 has more retail exclusive games than the xbox one, and if they were broke they wouldnt have the guns to begin with. I know your salty that PS4 DESTROYS the xbox one in every category. I know it bothers you but please dont express your salt so much.

Folezicle661d ago

Hope to see Conker reboot.
Wouldn't mind Viva Pinata, removing some elements which just made it a game where you farm sell, and get to a stage where pinatas are too scared to enter your land. I don't know it would be interesting if they copied Happy Street and Animal Crossing, and made a game where you also build a town on-top of luring animals.
I do hope we see more Crackdown, and I do hope it is more story-driven (but I doubt that).

Honestly if Phil is smart, he would know that first/second-party exclusives help sales. I say this as that is probably a reason why the PS4 has sold better. But hey I'm not studying the game industry, so who knows.

Am still waiting for Beyond Good and Evil 2 though.

ARESWARLORD661d ago

Hope Sega drops some old school Dreamcast style goodness on the xbone

Dehnus661d ago

That would be the only reason why I would by an Xbox One:
Ecco the Dolphin: Defend of the Future 2 :).
DO IT SEGA! Get Appaloosa/Novatrade out of the mothballs, Tom Baker is still alive so you can do it! DO IT DO IIIIIT!

Preferably for Wii U.. but DOOO IIIIIIT! :D:D

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