9 Franchise Revivals that Could Save the Xbox One

It’s no secret that the last few years haven't been kind to Microsoft. Whilst the big green behemoth used to perch atop the pile of last generation consoles, the Xbox One's infamously misjudged E3 announcement saw it slide to the bottom of the pack, almost overnight. Microsoft was left face down in the dirt, and although they've managed to somewhat pick themselves up, Xbox as a brand has never really dusted itself off.

Big releases in the form of Halo 5 and Gears Of War 4 didn't innovate enough to entertain hardcore franchise devotees, while more original titles such as Recore or Sunset Overdrive failed to make waves. Indeed, unlike the PS4 and especially the Nintendo Switch, this newest generation system simply hasn't been able to connect with fans.

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crazyh0rse38d ago

Microsoft is sitting on some great games personally i like these Alan wake, Fable, Banjo Kazooie, Crimson Skies, Jade Empire, Conker. imagine all of them running in native 4k

TFJWM38d ago

I rather them running as good games...

darthv7237d ago

some games just simply ran their course and werent intended to continue. Others should though and MS has been very quiet with all of their in house stuff. Maybe something interesting will happen at E3, but then again it might be business as usual.

Tankbusta4038d ago (Edited 38d ago )

Having been a Playstation gamer since the early PS1 days, I picked up Halo 5 and Gears 4 on the One X...Halo 5 was just meh...but I really enjoyed the Gears 4 story...I may even have to pick up the Ultimate Edition on amazon(currently sitting at 27 dollars) to get the first 4 games.

also the list for those who don't want to click through
Castle Crashers
Alan Wake
Steel Battalion
Jade Empire
Battle Toads
Crimson Skies
Banjo Kazooie

Fist4achin38d ago

I've been an an Xbox supporter until this generation. I recommend the gears of war series and halo through halo reach. Those are some of the exclusives that made Xbox great.

The games mentioned on this list are phenomenal and I don't know why they are subject to the dusty cellar...

FinalFantasyFanatic37d ago

So many good IPs they're just sitting on when they could be putting them to work.

Gaming4Life198138d ago

I personally loved halo 5 and I thought halo reach was meh. Crimson skies 2 needs to happen I need that game.

bahabeast38d ago

haha. bro this is why games pass is soo great almost all the games on your list are on games pass. im playing the original fable now.

Fist4achin37d ago

Enjoy. 1 and 2 were fun. 3 was okay.

Bobafret38d ago

New, new, NEW franchises please.

The_Eternal_one38d ago

Nope old ones judging by your dislikes.

Jon6158638d ago

I really want a sequel to Jade Empire Bioware hit the nail on the head with that universe so many possibilities. Also a Truly open world Fable with the Witcher 3 fighting amd fable comedy

Jakens38d ago

Yes, a great game that was under-rated. Even ahead of its time.

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