Well, that’s a wrap! You’ve got to hand it to Microsoft, that was a great E3 press conference. Full of big announcements and spectacular games, their conference had something for everybody to get excited about — regardless of their genre tastes.
Well, I do know that these studios like Ninja Theory will deliver a quality game that for sure.
Playground´s new Open World RPG will be nothing but AMAZING!
I dont think theyll bring anything to xbox one....but next gen xbox yeah.
"I dont think theyll bring anything to xbox one" They've already been bringing games to the Xbox one. Four of the five studios have already been making Xbox titles so it's a zero sum gain. The 5th studio wasn't purchased, it was founded. That's the actual pickup. The Ninja Theory acquisition didn't add an Xbox game, rather it took one away from the competition...in 3 years or so. Microsoft owns them now so they are less likely to drop them as they did last time.
Ninja_Ryu Gorilla games eather.
@Kingthrash360 Playground Games already confirmed their new Open World RPG for the Xbox One. ;)
XBox fans are so eager to trust MS. MS suits will meddle in the creative process from their studios. You have several years to go before anything is shown nevermind released. And who's to say what is released won't be lackluster? It's hard to trust or believe in MS when they have such a poor track record. Let's see in 5 years where MS really stands with quality regular game releases. I'm skeptical of their ability to deliver.
Ninja_Ryu - so, then, why is that important? If GG never made an RPG but got help .... are you insinuating that Playground's new game won't acquire the same help, if needed? Silly comment.
@ Morganfell You mean five of the six studios. Playground built a second studio that is bringing something new to the table. Keeping score, that's two studios that are brand new... built from the ground up. Also, whatever nonsense you're spouting off about Ninja Theory doesn't make sense. MS already said they could have shown Ninja Theories' game at E3 so it definitely won't be 3 years off, it will still be an exclusive, and your pessimism about "it took away a game from the competition" is just ridiculous. Then there's Compulsion, who's games have also been multiplat and future releases will also be 1st party MS. Wouldn't they, following your "taking away games" theory, also be taken away from the competition? At any rate, that's two brand new studios and two that won't make PS4 games any longer, yet you're still trying to downplay the benefits like they don't matter and all of your shallow friends are still here to back you up. What's next, defending Sony for screwing up Fortnite/crossplay? LOL!
It's expected to be a new Fable, right? I love Fable, but also think a new IP would be cool.
@morganfell "Four of the five studios have already been making Xbox titles so it's a zero sum gain" Not true. Playground has expanded and now has 2 studios instead of 1. Then they have created a completely new studio from scratch with the inititiave. In addition Ninja theory have the ability to develop more than 1 game at a time. Not sure about compulsion or undead labs adding to xbox, it depends if they increase their resources and funding, which is possible. But the gain is not simply plus 1. At a minimum they have a new playground studio just opened and a new studio with the initiative. Also we do not have any info on the size of the initiative. Will they be a single project studio or capable of multiple titles. If so this studio alone could add a lot.
Ninja Theory? They've had one that game was decent at best...certainly aren't the image of quality.
Would that be Heavenly Sword or Hellblade?
Enslaved was underrated
@Grown Folks Talk Hellblade.
They have not yet had a bad game.
Phantom probably LOVED Ninja Theory... until they were bought out. ;) Now they suck. Anyway, Heavenly Sword was great, Hellblade is great. Enslaved (as Gunstar said) was also a good game. I wouldn't be surprised if MS commissions Ninja Theory with development of Scalebound.
'What Microsoft’s New Studios Can Bring to the Xbox One' More choice, more variety and probably more quality too
Not this gen
What makes you believe that MS bought Studios that have nothing in process ?
Probably their form to be honest but they broke their 'not announcing too early' policy for this e3 though. . .wonder why? I doubt you'll get much triple a games before the gens done. . More chance of a few indies or a double a or 2 at most
Turn 10 - Forza Motorsport 343 - Halo Coalition - Gears Rare Initiave Undead Labs Playground Games - Horizon, Fable Ninja Theory Compulsion Games At the next generation, it will not be only Halo Gears Forza for sure. I'm glad the way they went. They greatly increased the number of first party studios. 9 first party studios means 9 exclusives !
Actually it would be 10 Playground games is two studios, they have 200 head second team working on a new project.
I'm not buying xbox this gen.Maybe next
Hopefully give me a reason to buy their console again with some variety, and quality games.
morganfell, haven't you heard that now Playground have a new 200 people team to work in an open world IP? Would you think that is possible because of the big wallet of MS? MS didn't have hellblade for more than a year and heavenly sword eather but what is more important are the projects that they may have been working or do you thing MS just convinced their self with hellblade? Now all this studios have big money to show their talent, isn't that great for xbox?
You don’t know that for sure. Rare also had an amazing track record before their purchase. Matt Booty’s recent interview stressed yet again the “difficulty of monetizing single player games”. You’re highly unlikely to get another Hellblade type from Ninja Theory, and I’d expect something along the lines of SOT or SOD2 that puts focus on engagement. It probably is really painful for Xbots to come to term with, but Xbox as you knew them during the 360 days Is gone.
New AAA quality exclusives?
I personally think Ninja Theory could pull off an amazing action RPG if given the chance and i hope that'll happen.
Compulsion & Undead Labs are the least interesting of the recent acquisitions
The least interesting for sure, but both developers have potential to deliver something decent with enough time and budget from Microsoft.
True, none of their games so far have really interested me. Especially if Undead remains focused on State of Decay. Zombie games are so tired.
Compulsion is definitely a bet that they will bring more creative experiences. Undead is about giving them the resources to bring them to the same level as Techland and Capcom Vancouver in Zombie games. I like STate of Decay but they just did not have the budget for the full AAA version of the game (Selling it at $39.99).
Forced Free 2 play worthy games? Hope ninja theory will really keep their creative freedom like they have stated.
Finally xbox is on fire with first party studios corner phil and he gonna fight back competition its healthy for both camps now
Health is a state of being not a state of mind. . Give all parties time before the competition term is used. On paper numbers are good but many other factors come into play when it comes to actual output. Can Microsoft manage said studios better than some of their current or previous ones? Time will tell as it's not as if ms don't already have a few studios under their wing already. . . It's just the frequency of quality output hasn't quite been there no the whole
I stated the truth and i get so many dislikes lol xbox won E3 showed games and got first party studios on deck
You stated opinion. For all we know, we can have another Rare who started making bad games before they make something decent. First, you need to watched the game that they released before we come out saying that they can fight back.
"xbox won E3"...in your opinion of course. Bethesda and Sony had better shows imo.
Anything positive about Xbox gets down voted on this site bud... just the way it is.
Cant believe they finally listened. Ever since lionhead went south, I have had zero faith in MS. They need to earn my trust but this is a very good start.
For me Microsoft did not lose me because of Forza I'm a big racing fan and the PS did not offer me enough on this side but I am only a sort of a few million who like racers. For other gore's they lost out. I still think they can pull it back but I also think Microsoft know that they are a way off doing this but putting the light things in place to do that. Xbox x, game pass, streaming new studios and opening up Microsoft studieos to pc.
Fable 3 was terrible though and that had nothing to do with MS. Have you read the Eurogamer article about what happened at Lionshead? Very informative and definitely both sides were to blame.
Nothing, phil said that xbox is working on next gen, ninja theroys new game will for sure be on next xbox2.
Precisely. Nothing was mentioned about the current xbx1. I guess xbx fans are so desperate for games. They'll be disappointed again just like before. Xbx is just cashgrab for m$ nothing more. There won't be any worthwhile game for it. All the 1st party-games WILL play better on pc. M$ is not stupid just the fans are.
Either you can see into the future or you're talking out of your arse.... I'm going with the latter lol
@AgelnTheCage Though i do agree that Ninja Theory´s new game will be released on the next Xbox One, Playground Games already confirmed that their new Open World RPG will be released for the Xbox One.
THey will push it back so it can launch on next xbox2, they lost this gen so they just going to make due with 3rd party games. Next e3 they announce xbox2 .
@AgeInTheCage "THey will push it back so it can launch on next xbox2" They don´t need to, Microsoft is done with generations, dude. Every single Xbox One game will be foward/backward compatible. "Next e3 they announce xbox2 ." Unlikely. The X is their mid gen console and was released 4 years after the OG Xbox One. They will not release another console before 2021. Sony released their mid gen console after 3 years. So it´s possible that the PS5 will be released between 2019 early 2020
Those little hazelnut chocolate wafer cookies.
A bit late but never too late, competition and more choice is always good
I think no XB1 games from new studios.
Too much.... trolling oppurtunity....... Let me say something nice for a change. Hope you guys get more games like hellblade and we happy few......
Hopefully MS allows for creative freedom (and honestly, it doesn't seem like they are very good with that), or the new studios won't mean a thing.
They're doing the right thing, accepting that this gen hasn't been great for them, they're moving their pieces for next gen. Phil being promoted to a senior position within MS seems to be paying off. Let's hope that Microsoft invests more and gives freedom for these developers to do their thing.
Ninja Theory is the exciting one. I don't really care if games are exclusive or not but I am excited to see what they do after Hellblade with a team that is 5 times bigger.
2019-2020 > too soon, most likely nothing. 2021-2022 > NT and playground will bring something great. 2023 > the initiative will create something. I mean, the studio is still under construction, than they will brainstorm concept and gameplay for new IP and finally they will start the works. I realy don't think we are going to see this so called "AAAA" for at least 4-5 years. The other two - small games, most likely.
Didn't think much of Compulsion Games until I saw a lengthy preview of We Happy Few the other night. Looks a lot better than the early access I tried out a year or so ago. Very impressed that they had improved it dramatically and put so much story in there in such a short time. Since Ninja Theory made Enslaved and DMC I have always thought they were a good studio so no worries there. Love the two Undead Labs games so looking forward to SoD3. Playground are a superb studio so it's a no brainer that whatever they do will be good. Daryl Gallagher and the Initiative have all the right ingredients to make a good game as I thought the TR reboot was excellent and Santa Monica is full of dev talent.
It would be stupid to assume something right now as it would be just pure speculation. The most intelligent thing to do is wait to see what they offer and them judge based on something. Pretending they will make a difference now, without anything to back that with, is non sense.
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