"A single loss could be described as unfortunate, but to lose several key studios looks careless or worse still, appears as if Microsoft is not committed to the long-term future of its Xbox gaming division."
The Age's technology reporter Jason Hill discusses Microsoft's loss of Bungie, BioWare and Bizarre, disastrous acquisition of Rare, and failure to secure sequels and exclusives.
"What are we to make of the recent developments? Could it be that Microsoft will no longer tolerate huge expenditure in the (generally unprofitable) Xbox division? Or is Microsoft simply so confident in its machine and future that it believes third-party support will keep its momentum going?"
The reporter asks for your thoughts on Screen Play.