Microsoft on a blockbuster Christmas for console games, and retailer views on Game Pass.
He means multiplatform + Forza.
No he doesn't. the full quote talks about why they pushed crackdown back. To many games to compete with. Rest next time instead of just trying to troll. Also he doesn't even mention Forza. "In September, there's Shadow of the Tomb Raider, NBA 2K19 and FIFA 19. October boasts Call of Duty Black Ops III, Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, LEGO DC Super Villains and Starlink. November is headlined by Battlefield V, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Hitman 2 and Fallout 76, and Just Cause 4 closes the year in December"
I did read it. The packed holiday he refers to in the headline are multiplatform games and Forza. "We're going to get it [Forza] out early (October 2nd) and before the blast radius," Greenberg says. "Then we didn't need Crackdown or any of our titles in this holiday window. We're planning to launch that in February, and then after that we will launch Oli and the Will of the Wisp. We like to have a steady cadence of content throughout the year. But there is more than enough content this holiday. That's why we're working with so many third-party partners to showcase their games and help drive our platform during that window. I can't think of a holiday that had more AAA games in such a tight time period."
That’s rubbish there’s been competition this time of year for many years and this year no where near as much you got your cods and battlefields that are getting tired assassins and far cry for the first time in years I’ve narrowed my list down to 5 for Christmas the rest isn’t essential or will no doubt be dropped in price within weeks so can wait rather than grab day 1 Xbox yet again is dire excluding multiplatforms... which are multi platform so I’ll play elsewhere as for crackdown it got put back as it still wasn't ready plain and simple if they think there won’t be any competition in March next year yeah course cos no one Releases games that time of year. They sooo outta touch it’s unreal. We’re bringing back the duke that no one asked for or ever liked hence we discontinued it but we’ll bring that back now 🤦🏻♂️🤷 🏻♂️🤓 If they think a new forza will suffice for them for the Christmas period they seriously deluded 1 game. Not that there was one last year or the year before but seriously never heard of choice. Nintendo/Sony for me for another year easy.
@RosweeSon " I’ve narrowed my list down to 5 for Christmas the rest isn’t essential or will no doubt be dropped in price within weeks so can wait rather than grab day 1" Thats cool telling us about your Christmas, but I fail to see where you personal preferrence relates to if Greenberg, in his mind views this as the busiest holiday "he can think of".
@andibandit Sure there is more competition that time of year. But, there are also more sales altogether. Odd that they've attempted to compete with other title releases and failed to release consistently but say here that they like to do the opposite. The holidays has always been where they try to rush everything out and put it on sale since year round sales don't compare.
Soooooo in other words they have learnt from Sony that releasing ALL your big AAA games (lets be real, no trolling but MS do not really have many big AAA ready this year is more the reason in my humble opinion) in the holiday period is silly as that is when the 3rd parties release and shine? MS will now have a steady stream of AAA titles next year? Like Sony has been doing since the PS4 launched, has clearly worked for them and us as the gamers....... Maybe, just maybe, MS have finally learnt this? Yeah ok Mr Greenberg, it's put up or shut up next yeah.......
Sooooo mutiplats crackdown delayed and forza gotcha much better champ
You realize you just listed all multiplatform games? @Ixeasy lmao
ixeasy Those are all Multiplatform games you mentioned.. lol!
Microsoft doesn't pay you nearly enough!
You just PROVED that it's about multiplatform games by listing them all.
So? He's still right, this holiday season is packed with games. Being multiplat or exclusive doesn't change that.
Yeah true, I was just summarizing what he meant because I was surprised by the headline, but that explains it.
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Why buy an Xbox then. What makes it so special if it doesn't have games to sell it..
Exactly. No Halo, No Gears, No Crackdown, No Fable, No new games. More of the same though from Microsoft. Huge third party Support from other Publishers. Sony has Spider-Man out today and a userbase that is just going to decimate software numbers this holiday. Plus Nintendo with their Super Smash Brothers Ultimate and I think they have a Pokemon game coming.
But you read that article and you come away feeling good about the X and FH4... That's what they're doing, marketing to maximize the up side of what they have, and minimize the attention on exclusives. You gotta admit they do that well
Exactly, MS is going to be left behind is an understatement. Only having Forza (which releases on a yearly basis) as an exclusive for the holidays is going to hurt them so bad while Sony has spiderman and Nintendo has smash bros, pokemon, and mario party. I wouldnt be suprised if nintendo wins this holiday with sony a close 2nd and ms in a far 3rd place. However, ms could suprise us all and knock 100$ of the xb1x. The pro and x should be priced the same. But we all know if ms does that sony will make the pro 349 (which they are prob going to do anyway).
Well, Forza is a multiplatform game already, so...
@the VigilanteCode - for god sake just give ur utter crap a rest !
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And? I don't recall seeing the title saying anything about exclusives. As I recall it says triple-A games. Are you insinuating that those games aren't triple-A?
So what was the point of your post? Or are you insinuating that everyone here is an idiot and wouldn't understand? Your response to someone claiming that you were summarizing the post is utter bs when the "summary" was longer than post: So many triple-A vs. so many multiplatform + forza. Seems to me you had an ulterior motive.
@ Atanasrikard: calm down.
@Nyxus Not sure why you think I am anything other than calm. But that is the typical response I would expect. Deflect
Well, you are angry what Nyxus said. He just summarized what Greenberg said.
@uforce You must be a clairvoyant to know what I am feeling from words on a page. Typical leftist tactic. I point out a fact, you shift the argument to something else. He wasn't summarizing, he was trying to take a shot at Microsoft. He got called out for his fanboy attempt with facts and his only defense was to deflect. There is nothing to summarize, Greenberg said triple-A games which is a broad statement that already includes multiplatform and forza. You have no argument. But please, continue to do exactly what I expect.
He means exactly that and I will buy all this Multiplatform for my X.....no doubt about it
MS is really good at hiding the ball. Just because a holiday season has a lot of good AAA doesnt mean you are doing a good job supporting xbox. Is this really what the fans envisioned for xbox? PR talk all year round, by this guy of all people. If there is one person that i think embodies the problem at xbox, its this guy.
What's wrong with that? Tomb Raider. Red Dead. Odyssey, etc. It's a great season for games.
It is a pretty big holiday with new releases, my wallet is gonna kill me XD And the thing is, games releasing now are still gonna be big sellers come the holiday due to new console purchases and such. I think this year in general has been one of the most ( if not is) busiest year for gaming this generation.
Yeah I'm buying tomb raider next week
Tomb Raider will have to wait till next year for me, I'm afraid. Too many bigger games on my list, starting with Spider-man.
Too many good games coming out tomb raider will have to wait for ps plus for me
Wait till you see 2019.
I still have so many games to play still on my PS4 and Switch. And my Spider-man CE is on its way. I think I am going to skip most of those big releases this holiday minus RDR2.
Too may games releasing in a short period of time imo.
I hear you. I just need to curb my spending so I can tackle my backlog, lol. RDR2 and Smash are my only two must have titles this holiday season, so I will do my best from making any other purchases to hopefully allow me to catch up a bit.
I'm whit you. DQXI, spiderman, RDR2 are going to take all my time.
I dont think I'm gonna even buy a game this holiday. Maybe RDR2, but my back log needs a lot of work. I really want to play Spider-Man but I haven't even had time to play GoW again. So many dope games the last few years.
Oh boy this holiday will be big.
I don't mean this as a criticism - I think MS does a great job marketing. Just getting in front of so many different channels and getting their story published. Read this article and it reads like an advertisement. MS is in many cases controlling the message very well.
That's kind of his job
I was greedy this month I bought firewall , dragon quest , yakuza 2, original sin 2 and just got Spider-Man and tomb raider on the 14th i am now thinking I have just added to my backlog
u did. I have more games on my wall that I haven't played than those I have. Look at it this way - if there's a gaming crash in the next 5 years you're covered!
Between Firewall and Spiderman I'm done till RDR2 comes out. And if Dreams comes out I'm gonna be totally screwed for time. 1st world problems big time lol.
This is def going to be a big holiday for all consoles. Ps4 = Spider-Man Switch = Super Smash Bros/Mario Party/Pokemon Xb1 = Forza Horizon 4 Im excited to see the deals on black friday. Im hoping ms do more bundles for the xb1x.
Don’t forget big multplats games like RDR2, Fallout 76, AC Odyssey, and Tomb Raider. This is gonna be one great holiday.
Back catalogue on 2 consoles, plus a season pass. Tomb Raider and Fallout 76 can wait.
Xbox should optimise the best they can with thess multiplatform games, only way to have the edge. Let's be honest here, Microsoft would be screwed without 3rd party games.
There is indeed a lot of games coming out (awesome) but my time/wallet can't sustain (what is life?!). Thankfully, time does also give the benefit of sales and 'complete editions' so - huzzah!
Would be nice if Microsoft had exclusives....
They do have. Just not as frequently as people would want them to have.
That's certainly true king. But I think everyone can agree that going for several months without a system selling exclusive is damaging to the Xbox brand. Having only forza as an exclusive in October, then going through, Nov, Dec, Jan and finally a (possibility of release) with crackdown in Feb is not a good look. Whilst their biggest competition just within the last 10 days alone have released Firewall Zero Hour for psvr and Spiderman for ps4/pro. And more exclusive titles due soon. MS need to do more than just talk a big game, they need to be more of a player on the field. Now whilst I may not be a MS fan, I do hope they start making a more concerned effort within the gaming scene with titles that are both high quality and consistently released so as to give Sony and Nintendo a run for their money. After all, good competition, brings about good gaming innovation. Features alone, even things like back compat, whilst a good option, will not see MS back at the top again.
They have at least one exclusive every year! Forza is an annual release!
Is there a particular reason you Sony cultists like to parrot that? Did you get bored of Spider-Man already? I don't blame you... replace Spider-Man with an unknown character, and it's a fairly generic open world game.
Xbox’s best Morse pack holiday with AAA consist of yet another forza and multiplayer games. Nothing wrong with that. Just shows why they lost the console war this gen tho
Greenberg will say anything to sell you a car.
But he's supposed to sell us a Xbox... No wonder xbox isn't selling well.
He good at leading people on Makes me think what he can do in a park full of kids lol Jks people don't threat
He just a donut
"We like to have a steady cadence of content throughout the year." - Aaron Greenberg
This month alone I bought... Dragon Quest 11 Spiderman Tomb Raider With these games alone I don't think I will have time for anything else.
Yep, and they're all on Playstation 4 too (apart from Forza). I wonder how many kiddies this Xmas will be wanting a console that plays Spiderman compared to those who want a console that plays Forza?
Who owns just one console? A real gamer wants to play everything. You don't wanna miss out, do you? I own everything and I'm not rich. I just save up. Just do it.
I do own all consoles and that's exactly why exclusives matter to me.