MS: Cross-platform titles "just work better" on Xbox Live

OXM UK reports that Chris Lewis of Microsoft feels cross-platform titles "just work better" on Xbox Live.

"We have a great journey through to Christmas," says Microsoft Europe's VP of Interactive Entertainment. "There are key titles that are exclusives but also great cross-platform titles that will just work better on Xbox Live."

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THE MAX SPEED 213178d ago

wtf. what games are they talkin about?

I dont knw any cross platform games thats on xbox and other consoles.

Feral Gamer3178d ago

What are trying to say? That makes no sense what-so-ever

THE MAX SPEED 213178d ago

do you know any cross platform game that works better on xbl?

that'll answer you question.

LiL T3178d ago

I'm thinking they meant "multi-platform" or they coud be dumb.

SpoonyRedMage3178d ago

Shadowrun and FFXI have cross platform play but I don't think they even use XBL. FFXI uses PlayOnline.

Mr_Bun3178d ago

They probably do mean "multi platform". Guess they are admitting defeat when it comes to exclusives!

Eddie201013178d ago

I'm pretty sure he talking about multi-platform games and there online play. On that note he full of bull, Online play on PSN works just as good as Xbox live, Now if he's referring to cross game chat and in game invites that really has nothing to do with how well online game play works.

Syronicus3178d ago

All of them over at MS have the "Aaron Greenturd Disease"... You know, diarrhea of the mouth.

Mr_Bun3178d ago (Edited 3178d ago )

The only console I have experienced problems online with is the 360...I've never seen the lag on the PSN like I do on the 360.

To say that online gameplay is as good on the PSN as it is XBL is an insult to people on the PSN

mingeater3178d ago

please... in this sony gaming utopia that many of n4g's members claim to exist. does everybody live right next door to eachother for the peer2peer games? and do they all have fiber connections also?

and for the games that run on dedicated servers, does everybody live next door to where the servers are stored?? and when you play on a server in a different region i.e: an EU player playing on a US server. does the psn have something that enables people to overcome the laws of physics? so that time delay or ping doesn't exist for the psn??

i live in the EU, and will only play on games in the EU, but plenty of times i have seen evidence of lag and latency on killzone.. people falling down dead atlest a second after they have killed me. or people bouncing around in the server. perhaps it's my 18meg down 1meg up connection that is at fault ey??? becuase the psn is so great, like i said, it overcomes the laws of physics!!!!

GameGambits3178d ago

This is the dumbest thing I have ever read. "We are proud we have 1 exclusive coming out this whole year and are riding through 2009 with multiplatform games."

I honestly regret more and more each day for having wasted my money on a 360. The only game I've felt that was worth having gotten it for was Lost Odyssey. I really liked Gears of War 1 as well, but hell that was on PC too.

My PS3, PSP, Wii, and DS have all enjoyed more game purchases and plays than my 360 when it comes to exclusives. If they want to say that the 360 is great simply because of their extra DLC or that they somehow perform better on 360 well that's dumb to say the least.

Microsoft is in for a rude awakening if they can't start offering games we can't get anywhere else, because if I can get the same game for my PS3 with free online play then why bother?

AKNAA3178d ago

Of course they do... Hell, I'd say that too if I worked for MS.

Sarcasm3178d ago

Can they be any more vague?

"It just works better."

"It's like that."

"It is what it is."

"It's good."

Tempist3178d ago

Wow, this is similar response you get from asking apple users how exactly the Mac does things better.

Talk about a vague comment. Maybe the full quote context is missing and I'd love to read it in whole, but my reality is something supported by facts.

Mr_Bun3178d ago

I too have noticed lag in Killzone, but again, not to the extent that I have seen on Gears (not on the PSN, I know) or multiplat games like Bad Company...Halo 3 is one of the few exceptions where I haven't noticed lag to be an issue.

All multi console owners I have gamed with know this to be true.

Smokzdaizm3178d ago

It's an insult to even mention PSN with XBL. I've had more lag and more noisy kids bothering me when trying to play Street Fighter on PSN and SOCOM was so laggy it not even damn playable and it's an online only game from sony. I have both a PS3 and a 360 and I ONLY game online on XBL because I have a full feature set and an inituitive online experience and the only time I use PSN is to get updates that it.

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Chris3993178d ago (Edited 3178d ago )

Pride comes before the fall.

I honestly hope that Sony and Nintendo curb-stomp the braggarts at MS this holiday season (in sales). They could do with a little humility.

P.S. I own a 360 and enjoy it, but I despise corporate gloating and smacktalk. MS has more of it than anyone in this industry. Rivaled only by Bobby Kotick's asinine assertions about being God of the publishing world.

KionicWarlord2223178d ago

"Isn't Live the service that seems to buckle and collapse almost every holiday season?"

When that happen near christmas of 2007 that was pretty bad . No xbox live user could get online .

But that didn't happen last year so hopefully everything will be ok .

I wonder what titles that Ms are talking about though . Has to be titles that sell a lot for them to comment .

Christopher_Walken3178d ago

How full of crap can you get MS?

PlayStation X3178d ago (Edited 3178d ago )

its cause they aint got no exclusives.

they should spend more time improving there games, service and console instead of talking sh1t all the time.

the only noticable difference between psn n xbl for multiplatforms is the price. 1 is a rip-off the other aint.

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The Wood3178d ago (Edited 3178d ago )

and by let him brag i mean i prefer that these guys brag about gaming related issues like this instead of the normal sales crap.

This holiday will be a good test as there will be many flocking to both systems online networks. It'll be interesting to see how they hold up

Its a pity he cant brag about the 09 lineup unless 'cross platform' titles are used.

thereapersson3178d ago

AFAIK, cross-platform games are games that you can play with other gamers who have different systems. You know, like if you had an MMO on both consoles and PC, and both console players and PC players could play with or against each other at the same time.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong in assuming this...

militant073178d ago

no, like lost planet

PC vs 360

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