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There Could Be A Future for the Fable IP, But There Weren't Any Serious Buyers for Lionhead

Phil Spencer sees a possible future for the Fable IP. However, he denies that there were serious buyers lined up for Lionhead studio.

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Herbalistic2953d ago

There aren't going to be major publishers lined up to buy an empty shell of a studio.

Sciurus_vulgaris2953d ago

The Fable/Lionhead sale (for 100s of millions lol) rumor was started by Craptaku, after an. "Interview" with an alleged "Lionhead Dev". Gears of War sold for less than a 100 million; the gears franchise is much more successful than Fable with more attached merchandise.

Alexious2953d ago

Well sure, Gears of War is undoubtedly a lot more valuable than Fable as an IP.

Chris_Wray2953d ago

I don't doubt that there were interested parties. The Fabe IP is just worth more to MS than Lionhead were and I bet MS either tried to sell Lionhead without the IP or asked for too much. Still, if MS see a future in Fable I believe they'll end up rebooting it, the IP is damaged after some bad outings.

Garethvk2953d ago

People would rather develop their own stuff.

ccgr2953d ago

Never played the series but it's a shame regardless

ScorpiusX2953d ago

Of course the IPs were the sought out prize , no one wanted the Studio . Good thing MS kept the IP , look forward to seeing what they do with it .

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Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater Seems To Lack Something And It's Hideo Kojima

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater is the remake of the original title, which covers the origins of the Metal Gear Series.

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Game Pass Users Should Expect More Price Bumps in the Future, Says Analyst

Wccftech spoke with MIDiA Research games analyst Rhys Elliott about the recent Game Pass price increase. He believes there will be more of those in the future.

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Jin_Sakai6d ago

Phil Spencer really bait and switched Xbox fans. Lol

Alexious5d ago

I mean, they couldn't possibly add all this stuff and keep the price the same

Tankbusta405d ago

Its the way of all subscription services...the initial offering is an extremely good value because they are after capturing market share.. once any company gets enough people and ingrains their service into their subscribers they always increase prices

Einhander19725d ago (Edited 5d ago )

They could have not bought all these publishers and still got the games.

Then not had to close 4 studios fire 5000 people from their gaming division or had to raise the price because they spent 70 bn for CoD.

How much does the price of game pass need to increase to cover all this development. Is it even possible to get the price high enough to cover the costs before it's unappealing to consumers anymore?

How many more studio closures and price increases need to happen before game pass becomes profitable or even breaks even?

Obscure_Observer5d ago

@Einhander1972

"How many more studio closures and price increases need to happen before game pass becomes profitable or even breaks even?"

Gamepass subscribers aren´t worried about that. That´s a MS concern.

Let them worry about their money. As long as we continue to get our day one games I couldn´t give a damn.

Already paid for my two year Ultimate subscription plan before the new prices, so I´m good. :)

Einhander19725d ago

Obscure_Observer

Closing Arkane and Tango affected everyone who enjoyed their games, all the people who have lost their jobs were affected. I don't think many game pass subscribers are happy with how Microsoft handled those concerns.

You're not getting any more day one games from those studios and whatever studios get cut in the next round.

And the reaction shows that most game pass subscribers would disagree with you.

You better hope Microsoft doesn't have any more "changes" planned for the next two years...

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ChasterMies5d ago

Xbox fans knew what they were getting. If you got the $1 uograde price for 3 years or Game Pass Ultimate, you probably got your money’s worth.

darthv726d ago

Im not a fan of price increases... but I dont mind paying more so long as nothing is taken away at the same time. I've had my share of subscriptions where the prices went up but they also removed some features. Those situations are what really grinds my gears.

VersusDMC5d ago

So gamepass console that included day one games at 10$ a month being replaced with Gamepass standard at 15$ a month with included core but no more day ones must really grind your gears.

darthv725d ago (Edited 5d ago )

It probably would... if I wasn't already an Ultimate user. As such Ultimate is still Ultimate. Nothing has been removed, so the couple extra $ don't really bother me.

Hofstaderman5d ago

Bet you by the end of next year its $30. Bookmark this.