Unlike with its first console transition, Microsoft is adamant it will stay committed to supporting Xbox 360 'years' into the Xbox One's life.
...and where is that support? Microsoft already pulled several games OFF the Xbox 360 (Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Killer Instinct more than likely) to pad out the Xbox One's launch lineup. And that's what they call "support"? Yeah, count me out.
Indeed. They have announced tones of exclusives to the current gen. Oh wait thats Sony. I'm sure they will support it like they have been doing for the last 3 years. I wonder what they are going to to with Kinect 1.0 now. Microsoft you don't deserve your fanbase. They are blind to follow you. But I'm sure that georgenoob will find a good side to this story.
You make it sound like providing a platform for those who cant afford to buy a next gen console is a bad thing.
Hopefully I'll be plugging mine into my XB1 and playing it...with less steps of course. I have a lot of games to catch up on, lol.
@Wraith I'll just plug my PS4 HDMI into the other 4 HDMI ports on my TV, as every TV has more than 1 port. Easy steps, all I need to do is press a button on my remote.
@HammadTheBeast Make sure you do a thorough stretch before you pick up that remote. You wouldn't want to pull a muscle. ;)
@darth: "Providing a platform?" So just continuing to produce the system, then? Where the hell are the games? Nothing announced, and one exclusive so far this year. What type of commitment is that? Honestly, I really hate your comments. You always try to straddle some middle ground, when there's no reason to do so. I assume it's an attempt to keep your bubbles, but it's just resulting in a lot of wishy-washy comments
Hammad, who cares? This is an Xbox article, lol.
I know that this may be hard for you're fanboy head to fathom but, the 360 has a much larger overall library of games than the PS3 due to being released a full year earlier. So people who own a 360 aren't exactly hurting for games and never have, contrary to the garbage that gets said around here.
@hicken. no offense taken I get allot of people who view my middle ground stance as questionable. but its genuine none the less. I been in this game for so long that its pointless to bicker over things. when you're young, its easy to do but as you get older you just appreciate the overall things from a more neutral position. oh and as far as support goes. it is not uncommon for a platform holder to shift focus to their newest project because the report they build with 3rd parties is generally strong enough to keep content flowing. its no surprise that the 3rd parties are the biggest group of devs to maintain support for an outgoing platform. that has been the norm since even back in the nes to snes days.
It's easier said than done. But I guess they don't know that.
Oh like how they supported the original Xbox
really don't know why you have disagrees your pic say's it all http://n4g.com/comments/rel... sony still offer quality and quantity with ps3 and won't stop any time soon even though ps4 will launch in very few months they launched TLOU month ago and it's already Game Of The Gen contender for pretty much most sites and gamers and the highest rated game in 2013 MS, where is your exclusives support for xbox360 ?!
@EZ That chart is means absolutely nothing. For the past 2 years Sony outmatched MS in exclusives and guess what the result was. Big holiday sales every year outdoing itself. You know where all the exclusives games are. If they were all on 360 you would say "where is your exclusives support for xbox One ?!" Sony has been very impressive the past couple of years with the exclusives and yeah they will deliver years to come (thats's what Sony does). But to knock off MS is plain fanboy talk. EDIT: BTW you can throw that chart away and quit waving it, all it means Sony released more core games than MS. Cool, I'm glad, but doesn't mean much. That's great
@angelicicediamond """That chart is means absolutely nothing. For the past 2 years Sony outmatched MS in exclusives and guess what the result was.""" the result ps3 passing xbox in worldwide sales even with the year headstart for xbox360 because they keep showing gamers the support with exclusives since 2008 """Big holiday sales every year outdoing itself. You know where all the exclusives games are. If they were all on 360 you would say "where is your exclusives support for xbox One ?!" """ strange because sony is still supporting ps3 with exclusives and more to come like beyond and GT6 etc and will bring exclusives on ps4 like what they always do with their consoles why MS can't do the same ?! why should they stop making exclusives on 360 because xboxone is about to come out why not bring exclusives to both like sony ...they have the money so why not ?! """ Sony has been very impressive the past couple of years with the exclusives and yeah they will deliver years to come (thats's what Sony does). But to knock off MS is plain fanboy talk. """ i'm not trying to act like a fanboy but you just admit yourself that sony is showing no stop in supporting ps3 with exclusives even when ps4 is about to launch that what i call real "Support" and MS clearly not doing the same and also since ps3/pc get the same 3rd party games """BTW you can throw that chart away and quit waving it, all it means Sony released more core games than MS. Cool, I'm glad, but doesn't mean much. That's great """ how it doesn't mean much when you just said yourself that Sony released more core games than MS isn't that the whole point of "Support" ?!
Funny thing is Sony's side is gonna have to be edited by the end of the year again Becaus we still are waiting for : Beyond : Two Souls the Puppeteer Gran Turismo 6 Tales of Xillia Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix Dragon's crown ( not out here yet =( ) Guided Fate Paradox Ratchet and Clank : into the nexus Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Tales of symphonia chronicles ........ Fuck, there is still alot coming out
I like how they just threw hardcore gamers to the side and made mostly kinect games. They call that support?
You just figured/acknowledged the future of X1 :) lol
It's sad but true
i wonder how long till whats left of its fanbase realize this..
World Of Tanks New Slim Still has third part support Free 2 Play (project Spark) As usual I'm not sure what your talkin about. Your just making excuses. @Dedicated. EDIT: yeah I saw the link and? That's hasn't slowed down the 360 so far. They're not pulling the plug on the 360 just yet for a good while, get over it. No matter the spins, complaints, whines whatever. You all just bashin cuzz its MS. What I'm wonder is what are PlayStation fans doing in here talking trash talking. You guys act like this is your article. You people are selfish and are always negative.
Look at the link he put up. You will see what he is talking about.
They are not excuses, it's facts. I mean he's linked us a picture relating to what he's said and which also backs up his point
New Slim - You think that this is a good supportive way ? "Still has third part support" - But it's not up to m$ Tell a exclusive First party that microsoft announced ?
New slim? 0 f***s given. World of Tanks? Pretty much only game to come out this year and it's also on PC and has been for more than half a decade. Third Party Support? That's not MS and I guarantee this is the last year of TPS coming to Xbox. Project Spark is also on PC, not sure where you got the 360 release from. Either way, those excuses are weak.
...That's the best you can do?
And when did they say this? 5 years ago, because they sure as hell have a funny way of showing it these past couple of years. Should this be marked as old?
That pic is bullcrap done by a Sony fan boy. There are a lot more Xbox 360 exclusives of full games and Xbox Live Arcade games.
Xbox Live arcade doesn't really count, but sure, list me some amazing games only on Xbox this year.
Feel free to list them?
Where is the support... MGSV GTA V Dark Souls II Lord of Shadows Ultra Street Fighter 4 Off the top of my head which I am looking forward to. Not to mention a bunch more games coming to the 360. Oh but a console has no games unless they are specifically exclusive right? I guess you would fit right in with the xbox fanboys of 2006 right? Remember last time you flew off the handle and posted first for an Xbox article and then had to eat crow later...yea.
The point is XboxFun none of those games (i believe) are made by first party studios owned by MS...therefore they aren't spending the money to develop for 360 and thus not supporting their own console. If all those outside publishers stopped using 360 as a platform to release games for then where would the new games for the system come from? MS is currently only thinking of the Xbox one which is why they ported games supposed to be on the 360 to the One rather than spend additional money creating more games so that both consoles had exclusives being released.
Oh I'm stupid. I completely misread your comment at first. Disregard me.
"Oh but a console has no games unless they are specifically exclusive right?" Where did I say that? I said Micrsoft doesnt support the 360. In fact, Microsoft is taking away games from 360 to pad out the Xbox One's launch library. I never once said "Hurr CAPCOM doesn't support the 360" or "hurr Konami and Namco Bandai don't support the 360! Failz!" I said (and guess what? You can scroll up and read it for yourself) Microsoft does not support the 360. Pretty easy to figure out.
Did this guy just list a bunch of multiplatform games? How is Microsoft supporting their console when none of those games belong to their own studio.
@Xboxfun HUR DUURRR, you just listed a list of 3rd party games, lmao..
Any 360 people here, or just miserable PS fanboys?
Ex-360 person. Not miserable at all actually, just got my Dragons Crown. I might make a user review, check it out when it's up.
Nah, fair enough, but no need for the negative stuff.... Just enjoy the games.... Too many idiots following bad examples on this site....Dragons crown....something about that game hypnotizes me....
The same support that we saw with Xbox Classic post-360 launch, it seems.
"You'd fit right it with the "Sony fanboys" from 2006." My whole comment was in regards to that very same statement above you left for me not to long ago. Read through the comments under yours that YOU started. Notice how all the Sony trolls are saying "360 has no games", "where are the games", see how YOU derailed what the article was about and turned it into a console war. But instead of a trolling mark you get rewarded with a "Well Said". If you want to be counted out then stop going into Xbox related articles and posting such nonsense.
"Nonsense is a communication, via speech, writing, or any other symbolic system, that lacks any coherent meaning." - Wikipedia. So it can't be nonsense can it?
But you say NOTHING about the XBox trolls who do the same exact thing to Sony articles, right? Only Sony can do wrong, right? Heaven forbid someone criticizes Microsoft. It's perfectly okay to criticize Sony and talk about their financials and how they're sinking...blah, blah, blah but the minute Microsoft is mentioned, people like you go nuts. Microsoft has done NOTHING to impress gamers, other than buying DLC and bragging about third party games. That's why I never bought a 360 in the first place. I hope they do a better job with the XBox One because they're need all the support they can get.
Yea....so that's why they moved Ryse, DR3, etc over to the bone exclusively and totally forgot about the 360 during the conference. Nice M$
I wonder with what they are going to to with Kinect 1.0 now.
I've stopped taking ms seriously long time ago.
I actually find this an incredible insult to all gamers. they talk a big game but they havent brought much in the last few years. I hate you microsoft
Majority of their fan base is so gullible that they believe everything ms says
I'll believe it when I see it because if actions are any proof of anything what actions I see now are definitely not backing up what you are saying.
Well the Xbox has been dead for a few years now when it comes to exclusives games! What they mean is "Commited to dishing out gold subscriptions to 360 members for as long as we can "
Said the same thing about the Zune HD when Windows Phone released. Of course, it might help if Zune had any support to begin with.
ahh the zune. the little player that nobody loved. It was a better unit than an ipod, actually there were several better media players than the ipod from the likes of sony and archos etc but apple just had the industry by the short and curleys. in any case, zune transitioned into xbox so support is actually still there but just not under the "zune" moniker. Sad thing is people who trash the zune dont do it because its a bad unit. they do it because it was made by MS. Sad really as it is a great media player with much more flexibility than ipod.
I don't. I was an owner of the Zune and Zune HD. Loved the thing, but needed college books and support for it nearly disappeared entirely when Windows Phone came out, so I sold it. Might actually but another HD just to use as an MP3 player. The phones I've had since sucked in comparison for that need. And I don't feel like getting locked in a contract for a Windows phone, since its struggling and MS could easily back out..... again.....
I to this day still have my Zune 120GB, I absolutly love this thing. I cannot stand itunes, it is a giant piece of shit. Ipod touchs do not come in nearly big enough sizes, and the classics interface is unglier than sin. When my Zune dies I will be a sad panda.
They have only released 1 Xbox 360 title since January, Gears of War Judgement, only 1 full exclusive game.
Sony released more exclusives in the last week than micrsoft in the whole year then? LOL
Is this an Onion article?
then why haven't they released a new 1st/2nd party core IP in like 4 years? Don't give me the focus was on making the Xbone either, that is just a BS cop out! Sony have been making the PS4 in the same time frame but was still able to release new 1st party games( 1 of which is a game of the gemeration ) at the same time so like I said MS focusing on the Bone is just a BS answer.
Cus they scared X1 gonna flop.
I don't see them throwing a lot of exclusives at the console. They'll more than likely focus those offerings on the Xbox One, unless it is a cross gen type of title. When they say support, I'm guessing that they'll continue to sell it for 3-5 more years or so and ensure that 3rd party games continue to be released for it.
Im confused. Is what they've been doing for the last couple of years considered support? Ms are already thinking of ways they can abandon their XBone fanbase so they can move on to concentrate on their next console whick followingb their naming scheme will be called xbox negative.
They are saying that because Xbox One is going to tank.
And Microsoft continues to blow smoke up consumers' ass.
I have to have a hoover pointed at my 360 at all times to pick up the amount of dust it's collecting. It is dry as a bone, just like the original Xbox late into its life cycle...
Cmon now...don't act as if you'll be seeing exclusive support for Ps3 after the Ps4 releases...there's a few games lined up but after that....would you really want resources being wasted on last gen systems when most people like myself will be trading in their old systems? The 3rd parties will keep the old gen alive but only with titles you'll see obsolete or just a meh once 60fps and smooth gaming on next gen consoles become the standard. Exclusive wise I've only played maybe a handful of each of them on consoles...Uncharted, KZ, God of War, Infamous, Folklore(great game if you haven't tried it)/Halo, Gears of War, Alan Wake,Fable, Lost Oddyssey. All great exclusives but none of them are what made Ps3 or Xbox 360 a "supported" console. It was 3rd parties, features, updates, new innovations, online gameplay that made the Xbox360 in my opinion the best console of this gen. Not graphics or exclusives...but we will fight over this...because it's cool on N4G.
Agreed. Even PS3's exclusive core games will dry up after 2014. There may be some companies that will release games here and there because they aren't ready to jump the new generation yet, but 3rd parties will mostly be keeping these two consoles afloat for the remainder of their time.
Actually i bet PS3 will continue to have quite alot of support long after PS4 comes out. Even better than PS2 was. Just because alot of people will still be on PSN with their PS3's and that the quality of games you can still make.
Well, I think we need to determine exactly what kind of support we are talking about. I think both consoles will get lots of support for a while from compainies like EA, Ubisoft, etc. They will develop a lot of cross gen titles I bet. But, in regards to Sony alone, I do think that they will still offer some first party titles for the PS3, but I think that their bigger AAA studios will be focusing almost solely on PS4 development by the time 2015 comes around.