So what's new from Microsoft, and why should we care?
Pick the mic back up Phil. Lol
Don't be surprised if that tweet gets deleted, since it didn't quite work out as planned.
The mic was a ball the whole time, plot twist!
Seriously though, Phil Spencer dropped the ball with killing the Fable studio (Lionhead) and then killing Scalebound.
Phil for whom many declared as Xbox's Saviour certainly talked a 'game'.
Ill give him that through the smoke and mirrors
'The mic was a ball the whole time, plot twist!'
Provided by EA to show FIFA exclusive content on the xbone.
We all believe in Phil Spencer, right?
^I believe in Phil Spencer. He's the Easter Bunny's brother.
actually it did.
The fact that they have one more game to cancel that is.
Slim pickings in regards to Xbox console exclusive titles, but as we all know multiplatform titles such as CoD and Fifa dominate the sales on home consoles. So then the reasons to buy an Xbox begins to narrow down to BC, Gamerscore, and what console your friends play on. Otherwise, you're buying the console for less than a handful of 'console exclusive titles' unlike gamers who choose a Nintendo or Sony games console.
Perhaps the rumours of MS moving away from game console hardware to concentrate on Xbox Live might have some truth to it, and if Scorpio fails, then maybe this will hasten the process.
MS only got into the game console business to stop Sony 'controlling the living room' and to get its Windows OS in there as well. The original vision for Xbox One was TV, TV, TV, and the always online plan, and I think MS are still moving towards this.
They have always have had that vision...and to put the Windows OS into livingrooms
They were never in it to develop games but to put MS everywhere!
Their mindset is not about gamers and the games as much as they have you to believe
The few months at the end of the Xbox 360, it became more and more noticeable for me. I had the 360 and enjoyed it while it was producing games but then it really slowed down and I had moved away from it and even never got the Xbox one from release knowing that from start they will follow what they had planned for the Xbox one
I know they will slowly move into what they had planned from the beginning...
I was considering Xbox one even at some point but not so sure now...will be sticking to the Playstation 4 as of now
Nothing against MS but the Xbox division is pretty much a division for MS to pour more of their OS/one for all into it
You mean just Sony right? Ninetendo is in the same boat to... They just get away with it more.
What? Anyone that buys a Nintendo console, buys it for the Nintendo games. Exactly the opposite of Microsoft, in fact.
How many games came out on the Wii U in 2016? Both 3rd and 1st party..
11 Month droughts?
Sony is supporting the PS3 more than Nintendo is supporting the Wii U.
You guys keep forgetting that console lol.
WiiU has more exclusives than X1
nowitzki2004 true. But the Xbox One has more games overall than the Wii U.
It's true, Nintendo abandoned the Wii U on 2016 almost completely, besides Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Paper Mario, and Pokken Tournament (and Star Fox Zero / Star Fox Guard, I guess).
But it's obvious as day that it was because they decided to focus completely on the Switch instead, because the Wii U was a sinking ship and its sales weren't going to improve no matter what games they released for it.
Prior to 2016, Nintendo released a lot of exclusives for the Wii U, in 2015, 2014, 2013 and at launch. So many, in fact, that despite being completely abandoned in 2016, the Wii U currently still has more high-rated exclusives than both PS4 and Xbox One combined.
This will very likely change in a couple years due to all the Sony exclusives lined up for this year and beyond, but until then... this fact remains.
Note that this article was posted in March of last year. Since then, Sony has released a few excellent exclusive games, like Bloodborne (my favorite PS4 game to date), Uncharted 4, The Last Guardian, and Ratchet & Clank, but the difference in high-rated exclusive games between Wii U and PS4 is still pretty high even after those releases. Sony still have a bit of catching up to do when it comes to sheer numbers.
And let's not forget Nintendo also has the 3DS... their support for that handheld was ridiculous. Meanwhile, Sony pretty much abandoned the Vita completely after its first year.
Now I'm going to sit here and watch this post get disagreed to hell even though I just stated a fact and provided proof for it. Sigh.
Abandoning a console doesn't grant you trust into their next. Why should we as a consumer buy into the Switch after a failure and nearly gameless generation that is the Wii U?
You have to also remember Nintendos policy aren't the best, their online infrastructure is crap, weak relations with 3rd party developers, droughts of games including 1st party and Indie Games. Restricting sharing game footage from content creators which would have been FREE advertisement for Nintendo. The Wii U did not offer anything outside of a few great games as a platform. Stop damage controlling for Nintendo. Yes they release good games on the Wii U. But they release good games on a garbage platform.
You Nintendo fanboys need to stop acting like Nintendo is this amazing company that is going to take the storm with the Switch after the disastrous console that is the Wii U. They have to prove themselves the next few years and they should NOT be trusted all of a sudden because of a new console.
I agree with almost everything you just said, unnecessary accusations of fanboyism notwithstanding.
Nintendo has fucked up in a lot of areas regarding the Wii U (and other things), and I've called them out on these fuck-ups plenty of times on this site. That doesn't stop me from enjoying their games greatly, and they are still the main reason why I keep buying their consoles.
And this is why I will buy the Switch, regardless of whether it gets third party support or not; because I won't be able to play the next 3D Mario, the next Mario Kart, the next Smash Bros, the next Zelda, etc, anywhere else. Unless Nintendo becomes a third party publisher (if that ever happens), I'll keep buying their consoles because that's the only place where I can play their games.
Again: exactly the opposite of Microsoft. Which was the original point I made, and provided proof for that. :P
It's funny they forget that all the games they already released from the conference are also left from 2014 E3, and project spark had left beta, it was a full retail release. They say just Ori has released from what was shown (of his interest) but there were lots that have come out that others were interested in
But MS have already killed off Project Spark...
Which is a shame when you see stuff like Roblox thriving. Spark was actually a really neat creation tool.
Project Spark deserves a place on the corpse-pile of Microsoft games that had potential
yeahhh i REALLY admired Project Spark and my younger cousin used to play it on his laptop often it was honestly really impressive...
Yeah tons of games /s fight the good fight Microsoft legionnaire the Green force is deeply embedded in you lol
Because other stuff came out...
It's easy to cherry pick the games that didn't make it but let's not forget they still launched Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, Halo 5, Halo Masterchief Collection (the mess it was at launch) Gears of War 4, Ori and the Blind Forest and likely Crackdown from that E3. Tomb Raider was at that E3 as well I think.
Gears forza halo gearz forza halo lol..
Xbox fans don't want exclusives anyway. They prefer multiplat titles because they know that consumers will not choose their console because of the available exclusives but because of the xbox live network, back combatibility, uhd drives and later on, more power. These are the reasons xbox userbase will grow again and xbox will strike back, destroy sony and dominate the console business forever, PERIOD.
Nobody ever bought a console because of its exclusives!!!!
Are you a fucking idiot...? like i dont even mean to swear but are you actually being serious!!!?
It's very mature to insult someone if he posts a comment which is contrary to the own opinion.
He's being sarcastic.
"Xbox fans don't want exclusives anyway."
"These are the reasons xbox userbase will grow again and xbox will strike back, destroy sony and dominate the console business forever, PERIOD."
"Nobody ever bought a console because of its exclusives!!!!"
Congratulations U_R_Weirdos, you have just got yourself three nominations for the "Most Deluded Comment on N4G Award - January 2017"
I am deluded? I think you are deluded for not realising how sony will scare away many, many consumers with boatloads of games in all variations. People select their prefered console based of games they can play on any platform and games which released last gen. In addition we all know a powerful device is way more important than the software. While sonies will have to chore through exclusive singleplayer experiences , elite xbox fans will embrace their powerful 6tf console with way superior cpu and gpu in comparison to ps4 pro. knowing the beastly specs will be much more satisfying than playing unique exclusives on weaker hardware. And also add the fact that xbox live is lightyears ahead of psn and you will see that all advantages are on microsofts side for 2017 and after.
This has to be sarcasm.
I strongly believe its sarcasm.
Yeah its very obvious he is being sarcastic now. First comment i was like hmmmmm? Now i know for sure.
You're desperate for that award are you U_R_Weirdos? "sony will scare away many, many consumers with boatloads of games in all variations" (pmsl) then you contradict that statement with the next sentence! I'm going to bookmark this page and then collate all the nominations into a vote at the end of this month.
Sarcasm or not, your fault for not putting something like "/S" to show you're being sarcastic on a communication medium as vague (i.e inability to express true expression) as typing comments in a comment section.
P. S. Thanks for adding another two nominations to the three you already have.
This is meant as a joke, right? I'm seriously asking.
He obviously is trolling. Look at his past comments lol.
I apologize honestly I do but you can't be serious? There is no way you made a corner like that...
He's trolling. Check out his past comments
He's being sarcastic guys.
On the surface it looks like he is trolling Xbox fans, but he only got bites from the Sony side.
He's either a masterful Xbox fan pulling a double bluff troll of the highest calibre, or a Sony fan that misfired.
Um... why do you think exclusives exist in the first place?
They are an ancient relict of failed market research. Spencer only was the first exec to realise this. Now he can stop burning all that money for something that doesn't pay off and instead offer us a doomsday console for a reasonable price.
No offense when I say this but I don't think you understand the concept of a competitive market. Are you like 10 years old or something? Like seriously do you understand the concept of "The Profit of Motive", "Diminishablity", and (here's the real kicker) "The Principle of Rivalry"?
I get that you probably created this fantasy world where there's like either a Sony or Microsoft console that plays all the same games... but what I'm confused about is how do you expect them to get a consumer to choose their console over a competitor's?
What are you talking about an "ancient relic of failed market research"? Like who taught you about competitive markets?
Wow! That is one of the dumbest things I've ever read. I'm sure that anyone that has read it is now dumber for having done so.
EDIT: Sorry... I didn't catch the sarcasm initially. Lol
I hope that's sarcasm for your sake.
I can confirm it's sarcasm. I've read tons of comments in the last couple days by Xbox owners, how the best selling games are multiplatform ones anyway, and exclusives are just niche that don't sell.
Sorry, your opinion is obviously the very minority. Most people due in fact buy consoles due to exclusives. Dont know what gave you this idea. Sure someone might choose a console based on what multi platform titles perform the best or power. But most people buy console of choice due to games and games only.
If you're about mutli plats, power, network, BC, then you should play on PC.
Correct me if im wrong, was you being sarcastic? If you was then my apologies. Just dont see how someone could actually believe that.
Are you serious?
Wow never thought my comments would get so much backlash^^
That was a mashup of what i read sooo many times so i thought it was true, my bad.^^
Cool that was what I was getting.
Xbox is fucked especially this year! No halo, no forza, no gears....scalebound gone, and who gives 2 shits about halo wars?!?? An RTS game those dont sell well, so that leaves crackdown 3?!??? 1&2 didn't sell well for a reason only reason why ppl bought the first one was to get the halo 3 beta!
Crackdown 3, Halo Wars 2, Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 as far as First Party AAA exclusives that we know about. Nintendo has Zelda which I admit is very important but just 1 real AAA 1st Party exclusive. Sony has Horizon which looks awesome and GT Sport which looks ok as far as 1st Party Exclusives.
There are some second party games like Persona 5 and Nioh that look interesting, but we will have to see how those turn out.
Microsoft E3 2014 was full of smoke and mirrors as usual. I wonder which game is getting axed next.
Crackdown for sure
Yup, I wouldn't be shocked if crackdown is next. We've seen and known more about scalebound than crackdown lol.
well there is no doubt Sony has won having the most obnoxious tedious childish fanboys ever . well done guys celebrate owning a console losers 😂
Look who's talking.
Nobody here is celebrating. Sony is doing what they need to be doing and that is delivering games.
have you even read what is being posted ? if you agree with that tripe you are obviously biased but hey keep celebrating 👍
Sony has so many fans and that's because they deliver consumers what they want. And that's a variety of games to play all year round. That's really why the PlayStation brand is so successful.
is that answering the question tho?
are you saying it's fine to behave like that because sony have so many fans? that's just excusing their behaviour because it suits your agenda
Such a Hypocrite
Yeah Sony is correct to behave like that because they are providing their fans with a good variety of games to play.
As for fans misbehaving the same could be said about those who trashed the PS4 these past few years. Anyways you have to expect some backlash from that. I warned those people years ago but they didn't listen.
You want examples?
Rookie Monster and his billion alts
Power of Green and his alts
Plenty of people trash PlayStation.
Want more examples?
who has trashed the ps4?
I won't deny that Xbox one exclusives have been thin in number, but to say that forza horizon 3 and gears 4 are just "ok" is dumb. Forza Horizon 3 has been in the discussion for best racer ever by a lot of people and gears 4 is a complete return to form after the lackluster judgement.
Problem is - they are not xbox one exclusives,they on windows pc too
I realize that. I meant as far as not on playstation or nintendo.
Well consider the users of this site. I don't think N4G is bombarded with racing fans. So not as big a pool of the gamers here can speak up for it.
As for gears, I haven't played it, so I can't really comment. I've only played the original gears and was very unimpressed. This new one seems to have more of a horror vibe to it, so I'll give it a shot but due to caution, I'm waiting on a good sale price.
I'm not a racing fan myself, but quality is quality.