5 Ways Microsoft Could Improve Next Gen

Richard Bailey of writes:
Now that Nintendo has successfully launched the Wii U in both the United States and Europe, several media outlets and analysts from around the world will begin shifting their focus towards Microsoft and Sony’s next gen consoles. While both companies have endured their fair share of trials and tribulations this generation, history has often taught us that those who fail to learn from their mistakes are doomed to repeat them. As a strong supporter of the Xbox 360, I felt the need to address 5 shortcomings with the platform and suggest ways that Microsoft could improve moving forward.

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000012219d ago

how about bring back the fun Microsoft titles:
-the suffering
-full auto
-jade empire
-Otogi sequel
-more exclusive ninja gaidens like the original xbox
-breakdiwn sequel
-how about an exclusive deal with EA fr a new burnout game
-lost odyssy sequel
etc the list goes on...

as a micrsoft fan i miss the diversity that made the original xbox great, they need to get back to the games instead of relying on cod, gow, forza, and halo sequels for sales im tired of playing those damn games.

rbailey2219d ago

I agree with everything you said, especially the part about the lack of diversity on the console. I'm still mad that they loss the Mass Effect franchise as well and honestly seeing as how both Gears of War and Alan Wake are still owned by the original creators, I have a feeling those games will go multiplatform as well next gen.

All Microsoft seems to care about these days are timed exclusives and making money off Halo. that definitely needs to change and fast.

Lvl_up_gamer2218d ago

MS didn't lose the Mass Effect franchise. They still have it on their console. MS was even nice enough to allow Mass Effect 1 to go onto the PS3 since they owned the rights that game.

The multiplats up more then enough of the lack of diversity. Multiplats create more diversity then MS and Sony's combined exclusives.

Even if MS did have more diversity in 1st party titles, it doesn't automatically make the exclusive game good. When will you people understand that just because a game is exclusive doesn't mean it's a good game or that people will buy it.

Also just an FYI, I understand that to a certain crowd on this site Kinect doesn't exist, but there is a lot of new gaming experiences and diversity in titles that are Kinect only and Kinect hybrids.

Tres212218d ago

aye Blue dat breakdown sequel does sound lik a good idea & jade empire

LOL_WUT2219d ago

How about they stop charging to play online thats a good start. ;)

Regardless of how it turns out I can't wait for next-gen.

rbailey2219d ago

The day that Microsoft decides to stop charging for Xbox Live will be the same day that pigs learn how to fly lol

Ezz20132219d ago (Edited 2219d ago )

but pigs already know how to fly

whoyouwit042219d ago

Five ways to make Xbox better

1. free xbox live
2. relaunch some of their old ips
3. create brand new genres and ips
4. push there studios to be the best in the world
5. male sure the console is not faulty out the gate.

rbailey2219d ago

These are all great points you've made and I agree with every single one of them.

KangarooSam2219d ago (Edited 2219d ago )

So... become Sony? (minus YLOD)

Also, sloots and cocaine.


hellvaguy2219d ago

that and the better MS controllers. k do it!

RuleofOne343 2219d ago

2 Thru 5 great ,but even I would not turn away a billion dollar annual juggernaut .

TekoIie2219d ago

"free xbox live"

I dont see it happening but if its numbers start to dwindle I would expect a price drop.

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Alos882219d ago

I think they need to focus on creating new IPs, after Alan Wake they kinda gave up in my eyes.

rbailey2219d ago

I think you hit it on the head with this one. Alan Wake took several years to make and I'm sure that for every year the game was delayed, Microsoft loss even more money. Of course, the game turned out to be great in the end but Microsoft should definitely focus on making more original IPs. Not every new IP needs to be a huge AAA title either, as independent projects would be god enough as well.

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