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Xbox: "I can't think of a holiday that has more AAA games in such a tight time period"

Microsoft on a blockbuster Christmas for console games, and retailer views on Game Pass.

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Nyxus405d ago

He means multiplatform + Forza.

lxeasy405d ago

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"

Nyxus405d ago (Edited 405d ago )

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."

RosweeSon405d ago (Edited 405d ago )

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.

andibandit405d ago

@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".

sinspirit405d ago

@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.

chrisco84au405d ago

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.......

jlove4life405d ago

Sooooo mutiplats crackdown delayed and forza gotcha much better champ

C-H-E-F405d ago (Edited 405d ago )

You realize you just listed all multiplatform games? @Ixeasy lmao

Ceaser9857361405d ago

ixeasy
Those are all Multiplatform games you mentioned.. lol!

letsa_go405d ago

Microsoft doesn't pay you nearly enough!

Muzikguy405d ago (Edited 405d ago )

You just PROVED that it's about multiplatform games by listing them all.

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porkChop405d ago

So? He's still right, this holiday season is packed with games. Being multiplat or exclusive doesn't change that.

Nyxus405d ago

Yeah true, I was just summarizing what he meant because I was surprised by the headline, but that explains it.

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No Way405d ago

Not even sure why you're getting disag- oh, nvm, it's N4G.

Plagasx405d ago (Edited 405d ago )

Why buy an Xbox then. What makes it so special if it doesn't have games to sell it..

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Vizigoth04405d ago

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.

crazyCoconuts405d ago

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

paintedgamer1984405d ago

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).

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TheVigilanteCode405d ago

Well, Forza is a multiplatform game already, so...

Doggy123405d ago (Edited 405d ago )

@the VigilanteCode - for god sake just give ur utter crap a rest !

Cueil405d ago

no runs on Windows 10... no matter how you play it that kernel is the windows 10 kernel...

Atanasrikard405d ago

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?

Atanasrikard405d ago

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.

Nyxus405d ago

@ Atanasrikard: calm down.

Atanasrikard405d ago

@Nyxus

Not sure why you think I am anything other than calm. But that is the typical response I would expect. Deflect

UCForce405d ago (Edited 405d ago )

Well, you are angry what Nyxus said. He just summarized what Greenberg said.

Atanasrikard402d ago

@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.

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alb1899405d ago

He means exactly that and I will buy all this Multiplatform for my X.....no doubt about it

S2Killinit405d ago (Edited 405d ago )

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.

DrumBeat404d ago

What's wrong with that? Tomb Raider. Red Dead. Odyssey, etc. It's a great season for games.

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Nitrowolf2405d ago

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.

lxeasy405d ago

Yeah I'm buying tomb raider next week

CarlDechance405d ago

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.

THC CELL404d ago

Too many good games coming out tomb raider will have to wait for ps plus for me

Gahl1k404d ago

Wait till you see 2019.

Neonridr405d ago

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.

2pacalypsenow405d ago

Too may games releasing in a short period of time imo.

Neonridr405d ago

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.

Brazz405d ago

I'm whit you. DQXI, spiderman, RDR2 are going to take all my time.

RememberThe357405d ago

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.

AizenSosuke405d ago

Oh boy this holiday will be big.

crazyCoconuts405d ago

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.

Cueil405d ago

That's kind of his job