Speaking to VG247 at Develop today, Bizarre Creations head Sarah Chudley said that Activision, and not Microsoft, bought the Gotham developer as Microsoft's "internal structure probably wasn't in the right place to buy things at the time."
They had lost $1B, PS3 was outselling them, and the only thing they could count on was Halo.
Im a total Sony fanboy,, but i just got gamefly and rented Ninja Gaiden 2 and Mass Effect. Them games are freakin sweet man. But other than them 2 titles, I really can say im not impresed by the rest of the 360's library. I have yet to play Lost Odesy,, or however you spell it. Ive played the demos to damn near every game,, I even bought Halo 3 and Gears,, and to me everything is pretty much overrated. I think xbox live is whats actually keeping the 360 alive. The os is pretty awesome, but its really slow.
Could... could Microsoft be running out of money to throw around??
they create IP's like project gotham racing, gears of war, halo, then they hire studios to work on them. It's like nintendo, they may not have as many studio's as sony or nintendo but I think their method works.
They didn't create those IPs, they bought them.
They did create PGR and then hired bizzare to work on it, they didn't purchase the IP from them. MGS has a development team dedicated to creating IP's and finding suitable studio's to make them. They bought bungie, and yes bungie made halo, however that's like saying sony doesn't make socom games, zipper does and they[sony] just bought everyone and their IP's. Microsoft also owns a bunch of other liscense for games, like Crimson skies, mech assault, mech warrior, etc, they hire studio's like Zipper(before being purchased by sony) to make them. Smith and tinker are working on a wiesman liscense right now for MS. They hire studio's to work on them, they don't just buy IP's.
That's all i got.
That's kind of odd. Because Bungie presented Halo on a Mac before MS got their hands on it. http://www.youtube.com/watc... So, that's hardly an M$ creation...
Man I didn't know Halo was originally on the Mac. Knowing Apple they are still plotting a payback in some form. I have a G4 and I love it and the other Apple products seem to be selling very well. I think that Bungie made a good move though because now they are famous.
You like the way Microsoft makes games, yet they let other studios finish them? Dude, did you forget to take your meds today? I can tell that you dont have a clue what your talking about, your a not just a fanboy, but a complete poor excuse for one. If you wanna make the 360 look good then dont say anything at all. People as dumb as you shouldn't be allowed to comment in the open zone.
as opose to you who is perfectly charming and doesn't need anger management lessons at all...arrogance and ignorance are just as bad as each other with the exception that ignorance is often innocent. I mean what if he really was just a kid or something...not saying that he is but what he was.
Buy a developer and force them to produce the same game over and over? Just look at Zipper and making nothing but socom games. Yeah, and sony does the same thing, sony SA will only do godOW games from now on, zipper Socom, other studio's might get 1 or 2 other projects then their normal game they're going to be forced to produced. I'm glad bungie left MS, they were being held back, just like almost all developers working under EA/Sony/Activision-blizzard.
ehm did u forget halo? even bungie stated they are forced to work on halo projects.
really because that's not what Richard Lemarchand from nuaghty dog said. "IGN: There's obviously extremely good ties with Sony as well, but how does it affect Naughty Dog working with such a huge company? Richard Lemarchand: It's really good, because we have this mutual trust with Sony, and we have very regular check-ins with them. They'll give us the latitude to really run on our own, which frees us up to work in this fast and loose way. It's great that they trust us -- I wish there was more of that in the industry generally. I think that it's got to come from both sides -- from publishers and developers -- but as those bonds of trust get stronger then developers are going to be able to take more risks and work towards more innovative types of games, once the publishers know that the developer is going to reliably deliver on time." i thing you must have gotten Microsoft and Sony mixed up beacuse Bungie's CEO Harold Ryan said that "Microsoft only saw Bungie’s continual Halo success translate into dollars, while Bungie saw Halo as “the baby of the studio.” In fact, as Ryan points out, “it certainly wasn’t our goal to make two more versions [of Halo.]” In another question he explains that the pressure to make more sequels was one of the key reasons why Bungie decided to seek its independence."
They did create Gears. I'm pretty sure they created PGR series. Now Halo they bought.
gear's from epic halo's from bungie prgr's from Bizarre Creations Microsoft = publisher not the same as zelda's from nintendo or GOW's from SCE Studios Santa Monica
Halo is MS's IP, they owned bungie when they were producing halo, like sony owns SM. What about all the rare titles that MS owns... because they own rare, same goes for their titles from. These titles aren't just published. MS owns the IP's to gears and PGR, they can ask anyone they want to make them, instead they went to Epic and bizzare to make the game. That goes for any of the mech assault, mech warrior, crimson skies, titles they own too. You're getting mixed up between titles like Mass Effect which is a title they published by ms, for bioware who owns the IP.
The publisher usually buys the product incl. the IP from the developer. Well, most of the time. That way the developer usually gets a higher percentage. Some developer do not sell their IPs. Some publishers accept that. Gears was certainly Epics IP which MS has an exclusive publishing contract (I wouldn't even go that far, they owning it - maybe they do. But that's legal formal talk not much more). I would be very surprised, if they have an "IP invention department". That's not how things work.
Microsoft makes no games. They buy games by publishing them.
Wow, you xbox fanboys are lost. I actually feel bad for you guys. A delusional bunch you are.
now i know why they support that console, they don't even know what they have in hands...
geeze don't generalize all of us shredda,
Microsoft went to gears and paid them to develop gears for the 360, this was being done during the creation of the 360. Epic and Microsoft collaborated on gears of war.
They went to gears to create gears .....anyways u are talking about third/second party exclusives i guess
bubble for yours posts. Da shredder a sony fanboy...who are know for being delusional...is calling 360 fanboys delusional...now thats delusional.
and all 360 owners are in the same boat huh? I used the f-word once in the gamerzone and I was banned for 3 days yet a lot of you use it like it's going out of style. Seems to me either the mods are a little one sided here on they half doing their job....
I can't remember.
I think I miss read your post.
ooooooo man i love geo wars 2!!!!
Microsoft has no creativity. Their only use of muscle is their pocketbook. As shown, Microsoft feels it's more important to allocate their funds into buying Sony's exclusives rather than securing exclusives of their own. Because of this, Project Gotham Racing will finally get the grade A treatment it deserves when it comes to the PLAYSTATION®3. With Xbox 360 on a rapid decline, Dark Sniper expects Microsoft to bail out of the console industry by 2009. As it looks for right now, Microsoft has NO game lineup that extends beyond 2008. Dark Sniper shows no remorse for Microslaves and their console as the Sony juggernaut strikes down upon the ingrates who tried to destroy gaming. PLAYSTATION®3 is indeed a heaven sent console. $niper
You can pretty much just copy and paste your comments from one topic to the next. Your like Zhuk, only he is the original, your just a copy.
and what are you? Another blind XBOT who has nothing better to do while his console is in repair. You, Dark Sniper and Zhuk need to get girlfriends. Aaquib5 beleives you are all g4y f4gs, especially Dark Sniper. Aaquib believes that Dark Sniper should get a job and get out of his mom's basement...when he turns 16. Only 8 years to go...
Was I picking on your lover? I'm sorry didn't know you two were so tight, well one of you is tight anyway...XD
I like that fire. It reminds me of the same color that shows up on my xbox everytime I turn it. Towel trick stopped working...
Give me another comment... Quick! oh... to bad, time to sign on to your other account.
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