Following the closure of Lionhead studios and Press Play, Steve C talks about Microsoft's 1st party studios and discusses whether they have an issue with them.
They lost touch with MS studios in order to put windows 10 gaming into something.
I don't like how MS manages studios, they have 3 studios locked into individual IPs. 343, Coalition and Turn 10 studios should be able to make additional games to supplement their main title. Look at how naughty dog operated last gen ;they worked on uncharted but also made the last of us. MS has the B team of 343 make little top down halo games and remasters, when they could instead work on a different IP gradually.
Good points, but technically would Nintendo be the top offender (save for Spatoon)? And at least Rare is doing a new IP. Microsoft can't possibly be looking at Until Dawn, Horizon ZD, Sony Bend, Drive Club, Knack and Detroit etc. without planning some new IPs. I would however recommend giving forza a rest in favor of PGR at the very least. Also, they have QB as new IP, Sea of Thieves, Project Spark among others. The point about their 343 and Turn 10 is spot on though. And considering we got 4 Forza games, 2 + 6 Halo games, and 2 Gears games, they could have put out like 5 new AAA games already.
How long has Santa Monica been making God of War games? How long has SuckerPunch been making InFamous games? How long has Polyphony Digital been making GT?
" Look at how naughty dog operated last gen ;they worked on uncharted but also made the last of us".... 343 is still making Halo bud soooooooooo not sure what you are comparing. ND are confirmed to be working on a new IP right now. " they could instead work on a different IP gradually" They could, but until that happens, the comparison doesn't really make sense.
um, MS studios makes their games for Windows 10. Isn't that why everyone on this site says the XB1 is worthless now?
What first party studios? Sorry couldn't resist. MS is an IP farm at this point, they are more focused on the IPs than the studios that make them. The majority of the few first party studios in MS' stable are all solely dedicated to a single franchise, and third parties are rotated in to create new IPs...the issue is they haven't done especially well this gen in terms of sales. I personally think the key to growing quality first party IPs is doing it with first party developers. Both Sony & MS could do better in those arenas this gen.
"Even the most ardent Sony fan-boy would have a hard time arguing against the fact that Microsoft’s console has the best exclusives" Not really. Sony has been able to get plenty of exclusive support on their console of the first party and third party variety that. There have consistently been more exclusives released monthly on PS3 & PS4 than on 360 & XO lately. Just look at the release schedule and the amount of games that get announced and you'll clearly see more games arrive on Sony's consoles than on Microsoft's consoles.
the ps4 also has the highest rated exclusives as well.
Nope. Wii U has the highest rated exclusives. http://www.geekwire.com/201...
PS4? What exclusives are highly rated? Rachet and Clank will be the first good one in almost 2 years.
@imalways I'm talking about the ps4 and xbone considering the article mentions Sony in the quote above that I replied to. @vasto most ps4 exclusives are highly rated go check meta. like I said vasto go check them yourself ffs I'm not doing it for you I'll start you off with 2 tho bloodbourne and ratchet and clank . go check the rest yourself.
@ MrMagoo123 Meta? LMAO We all know what games each system has released. What are the high rated exclusives for PS4?
@MrMagoo123 Halo 5 Guardians 85 Meta. Best exclusive FPS Forza Motorsport 6 87 Meta. Best exclusive closed circuit racer Forza Horizon 2 86 Meta. Best exclusive open world racer Killer Instinct Season 3 83 Meta. Best exclusive fighter Ori And The Blind Forest 88 Meta. Best exclusive plateformer All 1st Party / No Remakes Your turn.
Vast, killer instinct and ori and the blind forrest are multiplat, not exclusive.
Yeah, I haven't seen a single Sony fan, or fan boy, have a hard time arguing against that "fact".
I love when your on a obvious fanboy site and they only list 1 freaking exclusive from the competition. Really???? This can go either way but I'm just saying. At least try to list more games. Didn't even mention one of the highest rated exclusives this generation. 0_o I don't even need to say which one. Interesting article I guess bit I really hate when people do that.... On either side....at least be objective.
Halo 5 best exclusive FPS, Gears best exclusive TPS, Forza best exclusive racing, Killer Instinct best exclusive fighter Ori was a gem made by Moon Studios. Rare has Sea Of Thieves which looks awesome, Crackdown 3 is going to be amazing, Halo Wars 2 is being made by Creative Assembly who makes The Total War series so you know its going to be good. They are doing better than Sony but bring on some new IPs.
lol that list made me yawn
The salt, This is not about opinion. Its about facts. You think games like Driveclub, Knack, Killzone and The Order make me excited? LMAO PS4 has 1 80+ meta 1st party exclusive and that is Infamous 2nd Son. I listed no remakes also.
lol I never see someone tried this hard in virtual war, thanks for the good laugh buddy and keep fighting the good fight. you said it's about facts but 'best exclusive fps', 'best exclusive tps', etc etc couldn't be any further than facts hahaha Ohh dear the kind of people you see in the internet..
killer instinct isn't exclusive and neither is ori.......I can see you are just a blind fanboy I think I will just ignore you because it like trying to talk to a brick.
Killer Instinct and Ori are both Xbox One Console Exclusives. Saying games are not exclusive because its on PC is a sign of weakness. That is like me saying a game is not exclusive on PS4 if its also on Vita.
And SF isn't a ps exclusive either but that doesn't stop it from being a good ps game just like how some think KI is still a good xb game , funny how people agree with MRMagoo for saying an xb1 game isn't an exclusive yet disagree when i say that a ps4 game isn't an exclusive yet they're all also on pc so i guess theres a different standard for ps when games are on pc
Ori was fantastic and I have high hopes for Crackdown 3 and Halo Wars 2. None of these are being developed by 1st party studios though. I'm also interested in Scalebound and Recore, but these aren't being developed 1st party studios either The only first party studios that Microsoft has working on Xbox One titles are - 343 Industries - Only developing Halo stuff The Coalition - Only developing Gears of War stuff Microsoft Kids and Lifestyle Entertainment - A small team responsible for Xbox Fitness Mojang - Developing Minecraft, small possibility they might create something new, but not likely Rare - Sea of Thieves, and probably something else Turn 10 - Only developing Forza stuff That's it for 1st party stuff!
Their first party studios are consistently making great games. Just wish there was more of em
They do make some really good games. I think some people around here don't give their exclusives enough credit to be honest. I don't like all of them, nor do I feel they are all the best, but one can't deny that for the most part, they are quality titles. They have their misses just like everyone, but overall, they're never terrible to play.
Didn't Microsoft systematically irreparably destroy their own first party studios themselves.
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