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What Microsoft Needs to do at E3 2018

"I believe Microsoft and Phil Spencer need to show a slew of Xbox & Windows exclusives during its E3 Showcase to futureproof the Xbox brand. I also think we need to see at least one heavy-hitting new IP that pushes the Xbox One X hardware to its fullest capability. Lastly, I'd love to see a return of IP like Perfect Dark and Alan Wake.

In today's video, I go over my 'dream' Microsoft E3 2018 conference." -- Xbox Enthusiast

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IamTylerDurden1172d ago (Edited 172d ago )

Sounds like new Gears, Forza, and Sunset 2. Forza is a yearly release, we knew it was coming. Most expected a new Gears, but a Sunset Overdrive 2 would be nice. It remains to be seen if it'll be exclusive, but in my opinion that isn't even close to enough for MS. People want new IPs, new AAA games. Where is Xbox's Horizon this gen? Ghost of Tsushima? Days Gone? Dreams? People want new first party IPs. Even Bloodborne was a first/3rd party collaboration.

MS needs to bloster their first party infrastructure, they really don't have enough studios to experiment on huge new IPs. They are too concerned with churning out Halo, Gears, Forza to let those studios build something new. If a new IP does come it'll be 3rd party. It's a shame how they manage their studios, all that money yet they are so afraid to spend it.

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gangsta_red172d ago

"Where is Xbox's Horizon this gen? Ghost of Tsushima? Days Gone? Dreams?"

MS has had new IP's this gen and different games for Xbox, you're basically asking MS to just be like Sony by asking for the same type of games Sony makes. If that is the case just stick with PS.

MS has turned out only one new Halo and one new Gears this gen and that was over 4+ years ago.

"If a new IP does come it'll be 3rd party."

And who cares as long as it's a new IP right? Or does it matter where the new IP comes from?

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gangsta_red172d ago

"He is asking for new IPs."

And there have been new IP's and I'm sure they be more. This whole notion that Xbox has only had Gears, Forza and Halo is false.

And as much as I too would like to see the studios that MS has make something else, it's definitely not that big of a deal especially if MS can have other studios make games for them.

So I don't really see the necessities of wanting new IP exclusives to come specifically from first party studios. The concern should be games coming that are exciting regardless on what studio made them.

ziggurcat172d ago

"... you're basically asking MS to just be like Sony by asking for the same type of games Sony makes."

No, he's asking where is MS's commitment in investing in new IPs from their 1st party studios, he's not asking for the same type of games. They may as well sell off all of their studios if they're not willing to invest in or support them in creating games that aren't their flagship franchises.

gangsta_red172d ago

@Ziggurcat
"..he's asking where is MS's commitment in investing in new IPs from their 1st party studios,"

And I'm asking what's the difference? (A question you refused to answer some time ago by the way)

They have studios dedicated to making some of their most popular IP's for their system for their fans. And he's asking for games similar to the one's he mentioned yet ignoring the new IP's that came out before.

"They may as well sell off all of their studios if they're not willing to invest in or support them in creating games that aren't their flagship franchises."

Yes, that makes total sense, because MS isn't investing in these studios enough as they push a main line series forward. Close them down, only because they haven't made a new IP but instead are working on some of the most popular games in gaming today.

Then when MS contracts a 3rd party studio to make a new Halo or Gears then you'll be right back here asking why a 1st party studio isn't handling Xbox's flagship titles.

ziggurcat171d ago

"They have studios dedicated to making some of their most popular IP's for their system for their fans."

Yes, and why can't those studios expand their portfolios, and make new IPs on top of what they already do?

"... And he's asking for games similar to the one's he mentioned yet ignoring the new IP's that came out before."

No he's not. He's cited those games as examples of Sony actually supporting their 1st party developers by allowing them to make more than the one game those studios are known for making.

"Yes, that makes total sense, because MS isn't investing in these studios enough as they push a main line series forward. Close them down, only because they haven't made a new IP but instead are working on some of the most popular games in gaming today."

Well if it doesn't matter or if there's no difference, as you say, then they should just outsource the work to 3rd party studios, and get rid of the studios they own.

gangsta_red171d ago

"...and why can't those studios expand their portfolios, and make new IPs on top of what they already do?"

Because that is not what their direction or focus is on. They are as of right now dedicated to making those specific games.

Answer the question ziggurcat, what difference does it make if they or a 3rd paty makes a new IP for Xbox?

And don't reply with the generic "nurturing", "supporting" vague comment that doesn't answer anything.

"No he's not. He's cited those games as examples of Sony actually supporting their 1st party.."

Yes he is. (hahaha). MS is also supporting their 1st party by keeping them busy with making those games.

"...then they should just outsource the work to 3rd party studios, and get rid of the studios they own."

And they have while also having "dedicated", "supporting" and "nurturing" their 1st party studios by having them focus on their most popular IP's.

"Well if it doesn't matter or if there's no difference, as you say,"

Nice straw man mixed with hyperbole, as i said it doesn't matter where the new games come from as long as they're compelling and interesting, that doesn't translate to shutting down their studios though.

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Codewow172d ago

Announce 1vs100 for Xbox One and they will win E3

PhoenixUp172d ago

Present a potential new flagship series

Apocalypse Shadow172d ago

We all know that there's no catching Sony from wherever Microsoft is sitting this Gen. And the fact that I like Sony's strategy of "gamer first" for their platform that not only includes single player games, but makes it mandatory as an option for gamers to play. Because not everyone plays online. But, let's dream. Let's dream for Microsoft...

*Forza Horizon World-race on tracks from around the world from UK, Japan, France, Germany, etc from cities to the countryside in some of the newest rides.

*Fable 2 remake/remaster
*Alan Wake remake/remaster
*Crimson Skies remake/remaster or sequel
*Blue Dragon or Lost Odyssey remake/remaster
*Various 3rd party game releases.

*Windows MR compatible with Xbox one x that plays all MR games on the windows store. Also plays the top *selected games* from Steam and Oculus stores. Like top 50 or something. Not jumping in like kinect, but just allowing those who have Xbox one the option for vr. Because they're going to keep selling MR headsets on pc anyway. Why not sell more headsets.

Dreaming and high as a kite predictions...

*New IP- Xbox battle royal game consisting of characters from halo, gears, perfect dark, battle toads,etc where you battle it out,mix and match weapons, abilities until the last man is standing. With funny moves like the battle toads kick.

*Gets with Epic and finally announces The Samaritan or The Infiltrator game.(how come these aren't games?)

Megaton-super-deluxe-bigly-al pha-turbo-announcement

*Merger with EA that will allow EA to make games for Xbox as their leading 1st party developer, PC and mobile(not like they're making games for switch anyway), with long term strategy to own next Gen over Sony.

Likely hood of this happening? Anything is possible. But with PS4, I don't have to dream. I'm wide awake waiting for Spiderman,TLofU2 and Ghost.

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Elda172d ago

Introduce a entire brand new team running the XBO division including some never heard of compelling/interesting AAA exclusives.

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