Phil Spencer interviewed by Game Watch, and among other things, he explains why Scalebound was canceled.
Go on Phil! That's the spirit. #thechosenone
As long as we get some great games, that's all that matters.
The new DBZ game on the BEAST will be a sight to behold.
I'm not so sure about that especially how rough partnership between MS and Japanese Game Industry.
Doesn't mean they can't improve that relationship. Won't happen overnight but if MS makes the right moves it's definitely possible.
@DonkeyWalrus But I hear this before like many years.
Seeing Phil presenting as big Japanese deal the DBZ was cringe and sorrow together ...i was feeling sorry for him that specific moment where he s just admitting (and realising) the Xbox is dead in Japan (and the japanese games on it).........Keep Dreaming Septic ..the toothless beast must behave and respect PS4 and japan...bow the toothless head and suck your soup ..
Well, JP gamers (like PS4 fanboys) need to step out of their comfort zone and try something new. McDonald's wasnt an overnight success there. It took time and dedication and adhering to the culture.
Giving up is seen as an insult to the JP culture which has a history of honor and loyalty. MS must also be honorable and loyal in return.
Comfort zone? More like smarter consumers
@Donkey- I mean sure, it won't happen overnight, but dear gold, they've had 16 years to get their act together in that region.
Sony sold 100 million and had Japan on lock in 1 generation.
MS isn't doing much to change their situation. Want Japanese support? Make a some Japanese teams to make JAPANESE GAMES!
They can't be as stupid as to not know what they need to do, its not as if Sony KNEW they would move 100 million with PS1, consider such a thing had never happened with a console before PS1.
Actually INVEST! This shouldn't be rocket science.
Darth. . What is up with you lately, lol
'Well, JP gamers (like PS4 fanboys) need to step out of their comfort zone and try something new'
The irony of a Xbox die-hard telling other gamers to try something new. . .
I'll let that percolate for a minute with my fellow n4g members. . . . . . 🤣🤣🤣
Don't you see that the Xbox fanbase is probably the most narrow when it comes to gaming. Bit of cause and effect maybe as ms don't usually produce a wide variety but even when they try to step out of their trifecta comfort zone their fanbase don't support said efforts. . .
Keep trying Phil. . Why not, it seems ms have regressed since last gen in regards to deals and output of non western games but the only thing you get without effort is failure.
DBZ will look & play the same on all the consoles that it's on,it's a 2d fighting game.
Dude you sound so corny.
Hehe I know
Nice to see we haven't abandon calling it "the beast" with all the announcements of games coming out for it that cant do more then 30fps.
It can't do more than 30fps? 😂😂😂
It's doing 4k native effortlessly. Not many consoles can say that.
There is only one.
Yoooo wanna check out the difference between frame rate on Ark. Xbox One X runs 60fps and Pro 30fps 😂😂😂 Oh shit bro! The BEAST IS HERE!!!
Cant even run Crackdown 3 at 60fps guess "the beast" lost a few teeth. LOL!
ummm ok then.
Are you ever going to call the system what it is? Why do you say the BEAST every single time? And DBZ isn't the best example to use for what the Xbox One X is capable of. It's just a cel shaded fighter. And why did Phil introduce the game as something hilarious? Did he know what game he was talking about?
Phil is like that ex who calls you at 3am all dunk.
Phil: Japan baby I still love you, no matter how much you say no I won't give up on this relationship.
Japan: Phil it's over we had a fling but it just didn't work out, please stop calling me and please stop leaving those weird messages on my voicemail.
Does MS pay you or something?
This post is so damn cringey, I think you are having way too much fun trolling
There were more Japanese games shown at Xbox E3 than PlayStation lol.
But will Xbox community will support the Japanese game ? That's the question.
That's a good question. I think it depends on what sort of Japanese games appear on Xbox. Visual novels and dating sims just don't have much appeal in the West.
Japanese fighting games are already really popular on Xbox. And FFXV is the fastest selling FF on Xbox. It's not about where the game comes from for Xbox gamers. It's about how it plays.
Final Fantasy 15 is the best selling because 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14 didnt release on Xbox. So pretty much you are comparing it to 2 other games, one of which was online only. Nice example you used there. /s
I don't see people have good reaction DBZ at Xbox Briefing Conference.
But tell me, why Tekken 7 sales unit is 80% on PS4 and Xbox One only 10% ?
Xbox fanboys make up statistics that suit to their agenda.
So should MS not even try and get more games on Xbox from Japan? Not every Japanese game sells gangbusters on Playstation too.
We heard nothing but complaints about variety and niche titles, here we have a general push for them and now we bring up "what about da salez".
How many did you count?
Are you certain about that?
Dragon Ball FighterZ vs MHW, SotC, Monster of the Deep FFXV
In fact, this year I would say we saw a lot less Japanese games overall.
How many were actual real exclusives?
yet more coming to PS4........funny
No shit it's a Japanese console. What do you expect?
It sounds to me like he wants Japanese companies to stop making their games so Japanese, which is not going to improve sales at all. I don't know if it could possibly get worse, but if it could, that's how you'd do it.
So many Japanese devs trying to cater to the western market is one reason they kind of went downhill last gen. Almost all the big budget Japanese games were very western in their presentation, and if you weren't aware of their lineage, you couldn't even tell they were Japanese games.
Japanese games have their own distinct flair most of the time. Not always, but often. Like Dino Crisis. Very western, but still very Japanese.
I like that Japanese games are getting more recognition this gen while staying more Japanese in their presentation. IMO, that should have never been an issue. But that's what happens when you start designing games around focus groups, as opposed to creative freedom.
You gotta give him credit for not giving up. But I'm not sure the Japan industry feels as much the same way.
All they gotta do to get Japanese support is to get the customer base on Xbox that plays Japanese games, or make their current base more interested in Japanese games.
Nothing gets support like software sales, and MS has to do it's part to actively get Japanese software sales on Xbox to prove it's worth making those games on the system. This is one reason they get these exclusive Japanese games on their system, despite it defying logic. They hope they'll sell so they can use those numbers to get more support. Unfortunately for MS, they either choose games that aren't going to sell huge numbers to begin with, or they get the big games that don't have a customer base on the system, and then give up when it doesn't do well.
Good to hear. Hopefully we see an ff7 and ffxiv announcement:)
Well Phil you can always hope buddy.
The Last Night looked fantastic. If I can get more games like that from Phil on Xbox then I hope he works triple time.
Hate to break you, but that game is make by gamergate developer.
No idea what gamergate is or what they have done to make me worry about this game.
Wait now you guys want these games?
I mean I know some of you might, but all we normally hear from the overall majority of the Xbox camp is they do not even like or want these types of games.
It's great to hear though that they are trying to broaden their dev relations overseas.
It would be great for you guys to get new and more games for your system and I hope it all works out for those that do want those type of experiences.
I hear more from PlayStation fans that Japanese games shouldn't release on Xbox than Xbox gamers complain about it.
That's because XBOX gamers simply don't care. When Japanese games are released on their system, they just ignore them. They're irrelevant to them.
But, for someone who is actually a fan of those games, we remember the first time Microsoft tried it, which led to the DEATH of mid to high budget Japanese games.
I see no problem with putting multiplatform games on XBOX, but Japanese exclusives on a Microsoft console is nonsensical, and a guaranteed failure.
Good would like to see a new lost Odessy and Blue Dragon and someone to complete Scalebound or start from the ground up , also get someone to help make a follow up to Ninja Blade .
Do that and all are day one buys .
My lord I received a disagree for asking if he can get a studio from the Far east to work on MS/XBOX owned IPs . Sad
No, but Japan has given up om MS...
You might not have given up, but you are doing a piss poor job at getting those jp games on Xbox.
So basically the game was announced early and it didnt reach deadlines and wasn't worth continuing. Especially when development efforts are divided among other projects.
Sure Phil I agree that that,s a good stance to take just don't force MP microtransactions like you did with Scalebound and there shouldn't be any problems.
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