Does Microsoft Struggle With 1st Party Studios

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.

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LaWiiG2046d ago

They lost touch with MS studios in order to put windows 10 gaming into something.

Sciurus_vulgaris2046d ago

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.

Eonjay2046d ago (Edited 2046d ago )

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.

Yetter2046d ago

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?

_-EDMIX-_2018d ago

" 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.

Yetter2046d ago

um, MS studios makes their games for Windows 10. Isn't that why everyone on this site says the XB1 is worthless now?

jb2272046d ago

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.

PhoenixUp2046d ago

"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.

MRMagoo1232046d ago

the ps4 also has the highest rated exclusives as well.

Imalwaysright2046d ago (Edited 2046d ago )

Nope. Wii U has the highest rated exclusives.

Vasto2046d ago (Edited 2046d ago )


What exclusives are highly rated?

Rachet and Clank will be the first good one in almost 2 years.

MRMagoo1232046d ago (Edited 2046d ago )


I'm talking about the ps4 and xbone considering the article mentions Sony in the quote above that I replied to.


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.

Vasto2046d ago (Edited 2046d ago )

@ MrMagoo123



We all know what games each system has released. What are the high rated exclusives for PS4?

Vasto2046d ago (Edited 2046d ago )


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.

ninsigma2046d ago

Vast, killer instinct and ori and the blind forrest are multiplat, not exclusive.

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rainslacker2045d ago

Yeah, I haven't seen a single Sony fan, or fan boy, have a hard time arguing against that "fact".

BLow2046d ago (Edited 2046d ago )

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 least be objective.

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