Top
460°

Xbox Wants Diversity in its Games Lineup; It's Good for Gears of War and Halo Developers to Be Quiet

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg talks about the importance of having a diverse lineup of games, and how it's nice for 343 Industries and The Coalition to be a bit quiet.

Read Full Story >>
dualshockers.com
The story is too old to be commented.
Nyxus352d ago

All nice words, now they need to be put into action.

Abriael352d ago

Well, IMHO they are. They've been trying to add more diversity in their line up, they got a MMORPG from Korea, lots of stuff from smaller European countries, quite a bit of Japanese games.

Of course, they still have less than Sony (I believe they have more diversity than Nintendo, tho) , but Rome wasn't built in a day and you gotta start somewhere. It's already good that they recognized that they needed work on that.

Of course, they need to continue and not make it a one shot like the Japanese push at the beginning of the 360 era, but it's a step.

Nyxus352d ago

Personally I need to see it before I believe it, because we've been hearing promises since the reveal of the Xbox One, and in my opinion the system far from delivered so far.

PapaBop352d ago

To be fair, Black Desert is a BIG catch. It might not be the most appealing game in the world to most people but those who get it, will absolutely love it.

butchertroll352d ago (Edited 352d ago )

Quote ;

but Rome wasn't built in a day and you gotta start somewhere. It's already good that they recognized that they needed work on that.

.....

Sure. And after 4 years where are the results? What the hell Phil's Japan trip brought to Xbone? Nothing!

81BX352d ago

Agreed. From The beginning of this gen to know we have seen a wider variety and more support for indies

SilverDemon352d ago

4 years and we still dont have a single first party RPG which is a huge genre
I remember a time when xbox offered RPGs(fable), JRPGs(lost odyssey) hack n slash(too human) horror (alan awake

now those genres are a bi hole in xbox exclusive line-up for the entire generation (if you are not a fan of shooters or racers ,like me, xbox doesnt offer you anything else)

InTheLab352d ago

"Rome wasn't built in a day"

They've had 17 years though....

I'd like to see something new but I doubt it. Nearing 6 straight years of relying on Forza, halo, gears. I don't see that changing anytime soon...

TheColbertinator352d ago

@Abriael

MS isn't building Rome though.

More like Atlantis or Pompeii,caked in ashes or sunk in the sea.

+ Show (4) more repliesLast reply 352d ago
freshslicepizza352d ago (Edited 352d ago )

They have diversity, Halo Wars 2, Cuphead, Ori and the Blind Forest 2, State of Decay 2, Forza 7, Luckeys Tale 2, Sea of Thieves. They just need a lot more output.

Bobafret352d ago

One of which appeals to me personally. They need more story driven single player, period.

kneon352d ago

Their diversity is improving, but their marketing isn't. They need to stop focusing their marketing on the dudebro demographic if they are to grow their market position.

gamer7804352d ago

Fable fortune and path of exile the latter just came out. Both 4k on xbx

+ Show (1) more replyLast reply 352d ago
Relientk77352d ago

Or 343 Industries and The Coalition could make brand new IPs and give Halo and Gears a rest.

Just a thought...

UCForce352d ago

Unless Microsoft allow them to do it.

Abriael352d ago (Edited 352d ago )

They just purchased the Gears franchise, so giving it a rest after one game doesn't seem very realistic, to be honest.

Chevalier352d ago

Couldn't they continue then other new IP they had and do a short expansion like how Uncharted just released one? Just a thought.

slate91352d ago

I think that is what they are doing to be fair. Didn't hear from them at e3 2017 or gamescom. Expect new IPs from those two to be brought into the spotlight e3 2018. (I hope anyways).

81BX352d ago

I was impressed by the games ms showed at e3. Especially since it wasn't gears or halo

gamer7804352d ago

No, just build or acquire studios

DaNineTwo352d ago (Edited 352d ago )

You're right. Shoot, it worked for Guerrilla.

PhoenixUp352d ago

Their entire existence is to create more games in the series their studio' name is based on

You hardly even see Sonic Team developing non Sonic games nowadays like they used to in the past

+ Show (3) more repliesLast reply 352d ago
yeahright2352d ago

Do they?
I mean I see them trying with recore, quantum break and such, but the second they don't pull in halo or gears numbers they seemingly kill them off rather than try to build something out of them.

xX-oldboy-Xx352d ago

you're absolutely right, not every game will be a mega hit. Take the good with the bad.

Automatic79352d ago

Recore is getting a definitive edition, Ori got a sequel. I think it's a combination of new and old games.

rainslacker352d ago

It's not even so much that they have to push these new franchises to the extreme. I mean, at this point, even if QB did exceptionally well, they wouldn't need to jump on a sequel right away.

To me, it seems they just need to take more risks, and not focus so heavily on one or two really big new things, but spread it out a bit more. have the big well-established franchise rotate in and out, give the Forza if they want, offer up something new in the AAA front(maybe not every year, but with an increased frequency). Offer up more mid-tier or compelling indie titles, and don't use them as a crux to fill in the lack of actual AAA-AA games.

Right now, their entire exclusive line up consists of Forza, a AA game in DR2, a couple mid-tiers, and a ton of indies which are mostly timed exclusives.

Just filling out the year a bit more, and providing a nice steady stream of content which appeals to a wider base would do wonders for their brand appeal. Not everything they make has to appeal to everyone, but at least try to cater to as many people as possible, and give that stuff that isn't as much in the mainstream more attention so people know it exists....which they are doing better with now, but I think that's only because they don't have something really big to hype up.

EatCrow352d ago (Edited 352d ago )

They dont kill them off. Gamers do. Simply because they dont score as good or sell as much as the ones you mentioned.

Ori is getting one. There you go.

yeahright2351d ago

An indie game and a rerelease? Not exactly big risk taking now is it? No, I'm talking building a franchise to a level where it becomes the next gears or halo. I'm talking quantum break 2, sunset overdrive 2, and recore 2.
Let me put it this way, the original xbox brought you halo. the 360 brought you gears. throughout the Xbox's and 360's lives they built up forza. What has the xbox 1 brought you on that level?
"stay the course Phil, whatever you do is great and I'll defend it." that mentality won't help xbox.

+ Show (2) more repliesLast reply 351d ago
cfc83352d ago

I guess they have diversity. Just not enough 1st party diversity.

352d ago Replies(1)