"Recent Microsoft job listings suggest the company is shifting its focus to develop AAA exclusive titles for its console." -- Xbox Enthusiast
On the next iteration of Xbox? Doubt we will see any of their bigger franchises till than.
I'm sure we'll see a few of their big franchises before then... Not so sure about new IPs though and that is probably way more important. Meanwhile I just hope they continue releasing their exclusives on PC too... PS4 and PC works well for me :D
get game pass as well. You get all future first party games.
Nah I say it's never too late. If M$ wants me to again invest in their product they better hop on the good foot, and deliver me games they I actually want to play that aren't dudebro shooters and a racing series I care nothing for. Show me what ur working with at E3 M$ or I'll never have to worry about your console(s) ever again.
So who did my post offend Sony fanboys or xbox fanboys lol?
It's an agree/disagree choice, not a ”im offended” statistic. Why are you so bothered that someone disagreed with your statement?
Probably for the obnoxious overly-used cliche of "M$" is where you down-votes came from.
@moon Not really bothered by it just thought I'd throw it out there I dont think I sounded that bothered by it lol. @slate Meh I dont see anything wrong with that lol.
You offended the dude Bros
As said below, we won’t see any new big franchises until next generation. Is it too late? No, it’s never too late. Look at Sony for a perfect example. They took every cent they made from the PS3 era on and invested it in first party studios and he has paid off for them this generation. I expect, since we are about 2 to 3 years out from next generation, that Microsoft is going to have one hell of a launch for the Xbox 2. Though, whether that will pan out for them or not really depends on their ability to understand what kind of games the fans want and if they can deliver a top-tier AAA experience within those parameters. They have delivered first party titles this generation, many new franchises, the problem being that they weren’t well received. So it’s really up to them to deliver the games that people want to play. Both AAA single player titles and engaging, expansive multiplayer games. They also need to try to break into the Japanese and European markets and try to compete with games that those territories enjoy. Which has been a huge issue for them since the start. It would be very easy for them to just buy current studios that are already making those types of games in those territories, to at least get a foot in the door. So, the ball is in their court to either dribble or slamdunk.
Sony didn't abandon first party development last generation. What's going on with ms now and ps last generation is not similar. Sony mainly fumbled on the price, lesson learned. Ms have been saying this for almost 5 years and nothing. Have even made comments that alluded to the idea that first party isn't high on their list of importance.
Correct Sony's ps3 mistake was its price and pre release arrogance(huge one's at that) other than that they delivered on the games front like never before.
There was absolutely nothing wrong with the price of the PS3. They were simply competing with a console that was released a year earlier, was easier to programme for and port from PC, had a considerable user base and better established online structure. Can't argue with the pre release arrogance though. And they still ended up winning the sales battle and produced some gems of games along the way. I think I got great value for money with my PS3.
@Moon There may been nothing wrong with the initial price of the PS3 from your perspective but many others saw it differently. Some simply were not willing to pay that much at launch.
These comments from xbox people is so damn cringe worthy... Phillip Spencer says exclusives and 1st partys arent important and those people take it as gospel. Like the dude on yesterdays pro xbox channel said "ms should focus on hardware and services" 😂
@TheRealHeisenberg - Yet the 360 was the same price when the PS3 launched, so your argument goes out the window. How come this price factor didn't affect 360 sales in the same way?
Why does it have to be next gen? What about this gen?!
This gen ms focused more on kinnect, gaas, the xb1x, annnd 🤔. Everything but GAMES. Only TRUE exclusives that ms has that are worth a damn are halo4 and Sunset Overdrive... After 4.5 years... Now we have a rumor Quantum Break 2 may be in the works? No one is asking for that dog sh!t. If youre going to give us gamers sequels/prequels/remakes how about sh!t were actually asking for... Alan Wake, Crimson Skies, Battletoads, Perfect Dark, Steel Battalion, Breakdown, Jade Empire, Full Spectram Warrior, Mech Assault, Fable, Ninja Gaiden, Star Wars, Splinter Cell... Not QB, Luckys Tail, Crackdown, State of Decay, Halo Wars 2 ect.
i dont think i would ever support MS console again. 2 generations of the same tired ips. Gears, Halo, forza, gears, halo, forza, BANJO, ALAN WAKE, gears, halo, forza lol
Think you mean 1 generation of tired ips. 2 gens would mean you didn't like Halo 3, Gears 1-3, and Alan Wake, some of the best games ever made.
I remember how in the beginning of this generation many outlets reported on how XO focused more on on AAA games while PS4 focused more on indies https://www.gameskinny.com/... How times have changed
It was because Sony was still delivering hit after hit towards the end of the PS3 life cycle before launching the PS4. It takes time to create great triple a games this is why I believe Microsoft doesn't like creating these type of games is because for 1. It takes time to create them. 2. It cost alot to invest in them and 3. Microsoft knows triple a games are either a hit or miss especially if u don't have the 1st party teams u can trust to deliver especially with single player only triple a games.
A lot to invest in?? Microsoft is worth billions it's not the investing they'd have no problem doing that I mean get real Nintendo and Sony don't have the money Microsoft has and they're investing in new games. Bottom line it's a fact that they have no creative ideas unlike Sony and Nintendo. They'd have no problem investing in games and they have the money to go out and get an exclusive from a third party developer.
@gamerzero That logic applies to the PS4 as well. I have 3 PS4s, 2 standard and the GoW Pro bundle. Had 3 PS3s last gen too. I agree with the overall sentiment that MS has failed to deliver on a steady stream of exclusives and new IPs for years. Ms needs to take some chances and play the long game.
Tazzy We all know that Microsoft has way more money than both Sony and Nintendo but they also aren't willing to spend alot of money if they feel they won't break even on certain projects. In this industry Microsoft should have learned that, "taking risks" is part of what brings success in huge triple a games, but it just seems like they rather play it safe and stick to their strengths with xbl, game pass and more multiplayer type games like pubg, sea of theives, state of decay.
That feels like a very faint memory now...
Wow, that GameSkinny article is terrible. Does he not know that Resistance is an IP owned by Sony? How shameful.
Goalposts were moved. Xbox had several games I wanted while PS had nothing until bloodborne came about IMO. Granted ark and elite were my mainstays when nothing I enjoyed were being released besides early access on xbox
any new AAA games being worked on now won't be available till middle of next gen. ms touted working on this all gen this gen and nothing to show for it. better late than never though.
Middle of next gen? You people really thing next gen is tight around the corner!? Lol like if Sony and ms put out an upgraded console just cause..
They tried to deliver with Ryse, Sunset overdrive, Recore, Quantum Break etc etc but it's hard to say if these are the type of games their fanbase are into only going by sales numbers of these games but other than that I totally agree with you. These things take time to create but hey better late then never.
gamerzero Yeah it doesn't make any sense. Only thing I can think of is they are probably just trying to get a hold of a solid number of exclusives ready for the launch of their new system to have a strong and fresh start at launch of their next console and try an get a good start especially in Japan where they are always last place. It kinda makes sense with all the talk and direction Phil Spencer is pointing in. That's the only thing I can think of.
Think of it in 20 years when they release the xbox1 mini. Recore that Roman game, quatic break, halo wars, sunset overdrive, halo 5, ori, state of decay, forza Would you really buy that? There is a reason people are excited for 30yo Nintendo games, they were good and that's why the nes classic was going for hundreds on ebay, no one will line up in 20 years for Xboxes collection, they are bargain bin at best
That doesn't mean they weren't working on anything. I think we'll see plenty of exclusives at this E3 but nothing from first party.
To think Microsoft axed Xbox 360’s first party support in its latter years for this, their current position in first party support for Xbox One. Don’t tell me they wasted almost an entire generation telling us to wait for them to produce at least one GOTY worthy title
This entire gen, and add the last 3 years of the 360. Now your talking about the better half of a decade of dangling that twinkie, and yet the fat kid still chases it
:P last 3 years of the 360 was focused on Kinect lollll
It seems thats their strategy. Support each gen for the first 2-3 years max then abandon it, pull all resources and prepare for the next. A strategy that still holds true, evidently.
I'll believe it when I see it.
Simple as that
So, if that's their focus now..... what exactly was their focus before. It's clear, the xb1 was never thought out. And everything they have done since development has simply been a reaction to the ps4. While don't treated the ps4 as an independent console ms treated the xb1 as a competitor to the ps4 every step of the way.
Nailed it. MS don't formulate plans and execute them. They react to what everyone else is doing. They've been in PlayStations shadow since day one and never escaped. Why else would they go with their ridiculous naming strategy? Too scared to call a console Xbox 2 when Sony was releasing a PlayStation 3 for fear of looking inferior. Pathetic.
And then flipped the idea again and called their console an xbox one against a console with 4 in it the very next gen
Iretouk They called it xbox1 because it sounds like Xbox won, and they knew that was the only way they'd ever hear that said
As long as they don’t buy out (I mean kill) any more developers or exclusive games then they can do whatever.
For the next generation is not late at all. For this generation damn straight it is. Hopefully at least a good Forza Horizon 4 & Halo 6 for the console to go out with a bang
They don't rely on those games remember?? BUT they do I'm an Xbox fan but I want new games they should look into getting the rights to older games like Brute Force, Turok, Shadowman, Legacy of Kain, get the James Bond license invest in that people like those games I did. http://n4g.com/news/2068621...
"Xbox Shifting Focus to AAA Exclusive Games" wow!! It is just one rumor and a lot of broken promises. Don't be so naive.
It's not a rumour.
I do remember Phil said when people were upset about Scale canceling, that according to gim MS have a lot of suprises and games are coming soon but they can't annoucing them yet? Where these games? Oh it's just another spinning from MS. Cloud, DX12, Kinect support, Native 4K, Crackdown 3 and now this. I still can't understand how people still support such a company that always lies at consumers.
Same shift that happened 360 - they moved all developemnet of new titles to x. Look where that got them. Stop giving them chances people.
For this generation yes it is too late so their focus will be on next gen exclusives. That being said you must willing to take the risks, the right risks that is, which at this moment I dont think MS willing to do.
Good god make up your mind already about what you want MS to do. When they don’t make new game you complain that they don’t make new game. When they try to make new games, articles like this pop up. Its like a child begging for candy, and when you finally give them one, they still complain.
But the candy in this analogy is sugar free candy that almost no one wants. Sea of thieves didn't bomb, it did well, but it's no where near the quality of what the competition is releasing on an annual and sometimes monthly basis. And now we're getting state of decay 2, which I will admit that it looks cool. But people are craving for games like god of war, horizon zero dawn (although I'm not a big fan of horizon zero dawn) and uncharted etc. Xbox just doesn't have that.
Because this was something they should have been doing in the beginning!
Looks like the Usual Halo, Gears and Forza formula isn't working this gen...
It’s only ‘too late’ if you’re running out of money. I think MS can be in this industry for as long as they want to be, given their resources. Question is, how long will they want to be if they don’t start having more major success outside of UK and USA.
They ARE?!? When did this happen? Believe it when I see it.
It's never too late to start
when there is a finish line, there is a point where it is too late. so in this gen, it is too late as it take alot of time to develop brand new games at the AAA level. if these are for next gen, its not too late.
man, I remember Nintendo had a 8 to 10 year no game span and no one was this harsh on them, even Sony had a drought, but if it is the xbox you all say they should stop making games in general smh, lol
When was that? They've managed to support both a home and portable console for the past 30 years with solid titles every year and many of the best rated games of all time. Even the 2 year lull in WiiU had more first party titles than the best year ever with microsoft
No never to late, keep the games coming. State of Decay 2 in a week can't wait. To everyone stating that MS has no games for this generation E3 is in 30 days let's see what's on the horizon.
They should release 1vs100 on xbox one.
Is it ever too late? Yes and NO. Maybe. The talent(10 years exp.) MS is looking for(New game studio) won't be an easy task/find for them because they aren't that many great talents out there in the gaming industry. MS really need to hire Devs that are good at multiple things and not just have one skill. Prime example: some of the best/fastest 3d characters/object modelers I've witnessed before have incredible art/draftsmanship background. Well, good luck to MS. I hope everything works out for them.
the harder part is i think goign to be convincing devs to leave the positions they are in to work for MS. like if they try and convince devs from say insomniac or even SSm or ND. it will be very difficult to convince them that it is a smart move leaving their current position with their games releasing on the leader this gen, in hopes that next gen its MS whos leading the charge. like unless its a rediculously large difference in salary, it will be tough to convince people to get off of the yacht and into a sinking row boat
I agree it would definitely be very difficult for MS to convince devs to leave their current position(SSM/ND) especially knowing MS reputation for not giving devs creative freedom. And also, even if MS offers some devs ridiculously large difference in salary, they still probably wouldn't leave their current position because in the gaming industry your skill and reputation is worth more then having a bigger salary. Giving devs the Creative freedom allows devs to do grow and improve on their skill set. Speaking of skills...I think MS is setting the bar way too high for talent search because like I've stated before real talent is not easy to find. Personally speaking, I think MS should look for talent with AAAA experience and also bring someone in to teach the current devs they have now on how to take a different approach to making games. SSM/ND are considered masters in my eyes because they take the long and tedious approach when making their games. For one, they normally hand paint(using a software) their character models/objects which is a very long in the tedious process. Doing it that way doesn't tax the hardware as much compared to using drag and drop textures; also in most case by manually hand painting objects you get visually impressive graphics beyond the hardware limitations. MS, on the other hand, use textures that are either created in photoshop or painter. Those textures are used to wrap around the object/character models. A lot of times, a portion of those textures that were created in photoshop remain hidden and never seen in the actual game. That waste GPU power. Well, I guess I said enough or now.
Late and extremely disappointing. They will have to wow me bc this generation has been a let down for me.
Not too late.........for nextgen Xbox lol