AusGamers "Recently we had the chance to sit down with the head of Microsoft’s indie game service [email protected], Chris Charla, to discuss all things Xbox, indie, and the future of the platform."
Indies are indeed important but not all indies are created equal. Ori and Cuphead are fine examples of indies done right.
This is true. Ori and Cuphead something special.
It's a fine statement if your first party portfolio actually...you know exists
Yup, the problem is just because you think “indies are as important as first party exclusives” doesnt mean one should/could take the place of the other. Essentially MS is saying “dont worry that we dont make games, we will always buy 3rd party indies” Tbh, this is getting sad.
It surely exist, but to you anything MS will never be anything good enough. It's better you stick to PS4 articles. It will make you happier.
Geesh Fox, that was savage, ROFL.
@spreadlove Urgh...don't make this a fanboy thing. Jesus man "bu bu but you hate anything ***insert company*** makes so you should stick to your own" Sorry to point out the obvious. Why is it fanboys whether it's in video games or comics with their films never admit when they aren't doing well and want to deflect all criticism. The first party content hardly exists on the Xbox One, most things are on PC, thats not me making stuff up to be a dick it's the hard truth and if you can't swallow it then I'm sorry but that's on you. Oh and with the amount of shit I throw on here...I don't think how anyone can say I'm a fanboy, each one gets their fair share from me if they f*** up
MS should be applauded for their support of indie games and ridiculed for their lack 1st party output.
There are very few indies that I enjoy, Outlast is another example of an indie game done right. The thing with indies is that each will have their own appeal. They tend to be more niche than AAA games in my opinion. As for Ori is that an indie? It is owned by MS and is an MS IP.
What first party? Microsoft first party is the worst in the world.
I bet they are working on some things that aren't Halo or Gears.
If they are it will probably be cancelled and the developer will be shutdown/
@ElementX - "I bet they are working on some things that aren't Halo or Gears." And those things are: Forza Motorsport & Forza Horizon
Heard that in 2013, 2015 and we've just heard it this year 2017. "More games are coming...investments in first party...games take time to make give it a few years" Yet here we are over half way through next gen
Most likely. There is Sea of Thieves and more coming, I'm sure. Be that as it may, that's no excuse for having such a delayed response to the issue this far into a generation.
You know. I would not be surprised if Crackdown or Sea of thieves would be canceled like Fable Legends and Scalebound
Really? When was the last time microsoft released something new from their first party studios? It's literally just halo, gears and forza from first party. Any other exclusives they've had were from 3rd party. Microsoft themselves haven't made a single new ip. It's just something they don't do. You would be lucky to see 1 new ip from them every decade. Sony though seem to relish making new ip. No one can deny that.
that would be a new thing for them then.
Wait for E3! -tumbleweed- Wait for next E3!
@DeadSilence hyperbole much?
Name a company with worse 1st party.
liquid, Android/iOS and Sony/Nintendo at different times.
Tell me which first party makes better MP games?
TLOU #1 Best tactical MP shooter of last gen. See opinions we all have them.
Gears of war disagrees with that. Also: what about this gen? Sony lacks the quality MP games in its first party which is alarming if someone, like me, prefers MP games.
So not that important
You need to have a lot of first party titles in the first place before you can compare the importance of having them to something like indies.
This is true
“Microsoft on Indie Games - "As Important as Having a Great First-Party Product Portfolio." Great first party? Bold statement considering Xbox has weakest first party of all.
What first party btw? Crazy statement at the end, but I agree indies are great.
Just another empty statement trying to distract from the lack of first party exclusives on Xbox. It doesn't have to be one or the other PS4 and Switch both have fantastic first party exclusives and excellent indies. And lets not forget that Microsoft rolled into this gen trying to block indies by saying every game needed to have a major publisher and only launched it's [email protected] program in 2014 after the blacklash. Which is why it took them so long to get a decent lineup of indies and why they are talking about indies in 2017 instead of 2013. PS4 is called IndieStation yet they still manage to have awesome first party exclusives.
This x infinite
Don't let it be said that Microsoft can't learn. They're super slow learners, about 6 years later to accepting indies, but they got there eventually.
They’re right. Here come the “indiestation” and “indies don’t count as games!” Xbox fans to magically change their opinions again because MS said so.
Out of touch or Am I missing something here.?
Planning on getting into [email protected] in mid 2018 ourselfs, fingers crossed!
my homemade burgers of course
"Hey, thanks for showing up." "Here... sit next to this one that has Indies, many 1st party exclusives, 3rd Party AAA deals and a powerful console from the start."
Hilarious, imagine actually believing such a thing. Yeah, people want to spend $500 on their new 6TFLOP Xbox One X to play indie games.
It runs retro flawlessly, almost like in the arcades!
Kind of dumb to make this statement when your 1st party lineup is ass.
An AVGN fan, I see. 🍻 (Cheers)
Oh really? Then why are they having to jump through hoops and hurdles to get anything done giving you exclusive content to publish if going cross platform rather than than having confidence in yourselves that you've created a platform consumers will gravitate to and buy hardware instead of lying to, deceiving and trying to outwit them and piss them off? Xbox Live Arcade was a hit and then singlehandedly, the Board sent out Mattrick like a lamb to the slaughter to deliver your "plan of success" that backfield, you pressured him and you know it. This is political B.S. up and down. You can't win over the consumers, you only retain your core because they're Fanboys and the small market percentage that have to have everything, though they still have their bias, because you burned your bridges. You're still living in denial. When PSN was shut down, you'd better darn well believe Tretton was out on that stage setting things right, not a teleprompter. What has Microsoft done for their screw up? Their lies, and deciets? Nothing! They're still acting like nothing happened, no accountability. Just "we've made the world's most powerful console (again, think back to original Xbox that came in Dead last to the second least powerful console of that gen, the PS2 beaten out only by the Dreamcast but it outsold the Dreamcast, the GameCube and the Xbox, probably all combined) and we've delivered on that." Yeah, what about the Xbox One announcement, that never happened, you did nothing to piss off consumers? That's their problem, they live above the law and feel they can do no wrong if Heaven forbid they do, it makes you look weak to apologize and try and make amends and set right. Hey Phil Spencer, is that how you deal with your wife? How about you Executive Fanboy Aaron Greenberg, is that how you deal with your wife? Or do you acknowledge you did wrong and apologize to her? That's Microsofts problem, they've got a ocean of pissed off consumers that were lied to, they know they were lied to on several occasions and caught Microsoft but Microsoft denied it, yet they fired the entire original crew (supposedly according to one of their reps) and rebuilt the crew, but Microsoft still thinks consumers are dumb enough to forget, no we won't and we never forget and they're paying the price now.
Love indie games. Can't wait to play Ashen, The Darwin Project and Black Desert Online. Those games look sick.
Yeah, Chris Charla used to work for Sony, no wonder they let him go, he's like that kid in special ed, humorous on stage "Officer Doofy reporting for duty."
Where's those "indiestation" guys? Are they in here being hypocrites and praising his words?
And MS has neither. well except cuphead and ori
So, they are abandoning those as well?
Something we know like tons about first party call me Spencer
Its a great program with lots of support for small devs . We will probably get into it next year ourselfs
but when the PS4 was pushing indies initially this was an issue, now cause microsoft says it's great to have it's great to have? LMAO c'mon like yall really make me realize why the world is the way it is.
We know, PS4 has had a new indie game at least once week, most times more, consistently since March 2014. Its one of the other reasons that PS4, a console that released the same time as Xbone, has 1800 games over its 1300 games. But thanks for the useful information on that Microsoft. You are so insightful sometimes. What's next, Free Monthly games as part of a subscription are a good thing?
I wish those dummies would invest in their first party. Not only make brand new games, but bring back old favorites like Fuzion Frenzy, Banjo, Conker, etc. Oh who am I kidding. That stupid company will never get the memo.
And they have neither. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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