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Xbox One boss: Gaming must continue to push genre diversity

Gaming is at its best when it doesn't stand still and it tries to push things on all kinds of levels.

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Cy1069d ago

Genre diversity is the right kind of diversity to be focusing on.

BlackPanther1069d ago

Diversity in all aspects is a good thing.

Godmars2901069d ago

Because the gen before ruined so many. Narrowed them down to FPS with a focus on real time realism.

Spotie1069d ago

Ironic that it's the head of the gaming division that led that push who is now praising diversity.

uth111069d ago

That was my first thought too. Maybe Phil really is a different breed

AngelicIceDiamond1069d ago

Yeah because the last boss had no intention to diversify.

Godmars2901069d ago

Wasn't going to say as much, but yeah.

Though he was only part of things when the "We've Outgrown this" mentality began with the first Xbox (Nevermind where that thinking finally lead).

And while I would like to give Spencer more credit than I often do;

1) He's picking up the pieces post launch of the XB0 and the original always online/DRM policies.

2) Xbox fanboys where praising everything Xbox when MS where bending them over backwards with XBL Gold and look where that lead to.

But then because Sony as well as 3rd parties jumped on the FPS bandwagon as well, are ever moving towards games as services instead of products, all the blame can't really be put on MS's shoulders.

Fans have to take the blame as well since many bought into the crap as well.

gangsta_red1069d ago

Ironic that the best selling and most played titles on PS3 where also FPS games.

Even funnier Sony's push this gen for more shooters with marketing, timed DLC and other deals that is making the PS4 console the "dudebro" console of choice, but by all means please reminisce about the past.

Spotie1069d ago

Thanks, gangsta. Nobody else ever knew that.

Oh, wait. We ALL knew that.

Know what the difference is, though?

Things OTHER than shooters see success on PlayStation's consoles. That's kinda(definitely, actually) the whole point. Not that shooters don't do well or even the best on PlayStation- something nobody's ever claimed- but that other stuff outside of the most popular franchises and genres are well supported by PlayStation owners.

Sony's push, as you say, isn't at all preventing them from supporting less conventional titles like, say No Man's Sky. So, frankly, I don't see what your point was in bringing that up.

Oh, wait, there's ONE reason...

magiciandude1069d ago

Ironic that new management is making changes for a company. Happens all the time.

gangsta_red1069d ago

@Spotie

"..them from supporting less conventional titles like, say No Man's Sky."

Of course not, since they money-hatted the game so it wouldn't appear on other consoles. Thank goodness that MS has went out and supported other like wise titles like Ion and Elite:Dangerous. How about MS supporting less conventional titles say Ori.

"I don't see what your point was in bringing that up."

Of course you don't, all you see is Sony doing everything right, even though they are doing and have done everything MS is doing from the beginning. But for some unknown reason you think the head of the gaming division pushed shooters.

Exactly what proof do you have that Phil Spencer only pushed for shooters last gen Spotie? Especially when all you guys complained about was this huge focus on the "diversity" of Kinect?

"Oh, wait, there's ONE reason..."

What ONE reason is that Spotie? Could it be the same reason you came into an Xbox article and commented with no actual proof whatsoever?

FlexLuger1069d ago

"But then because Sony as well as 3rd parties jumped on the FPS bandwagon as well, are ever moving towards games as services instead of products, all the blame can't really be put on MS's shoulders. "

"Of course you don't, all you see is Sony doing everything right, even though they are doing and have done everything MS is doing from the beginning. But for some unknown reason you think the head of the gaming division pushed shooters."

I have been saying this for the longest time. Its no coincidence that destiny year long time exclusive DLC, A starwars marketing/bundle deal, and the change of hands of COD marketing/timed DLC is a thing.Its no conicidence that sony wanted a deal with the company that made halo.They wanted a halo on PS4. And they wanted to treat it like an exclusive. Just like MS have with COD all these years..which of course leads to COD. None of this is a coincidence. and why not grab starwars while at it? thats a franchised FPS.

Its crazy how much of the X360 I see in the PS4.

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Chaosdreams1069d ago

Go down every path, you'll find every gamer.

boogie3051069d ago

Ok so make another Tenchu with open world and Rpg mechanics. Also reboot the Predator Franchise along with Streets of Rage. Problem solved I think. :-)

raWfodog1069d ago

Another Tenchu sounds perfect. Wonder why nobody thought about this. Maybe its in the works *fingers crossed*

starchild1069d ago

I would love this. Another Tenchu would be awesome.

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