Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg did a tour of the newly acquired development studios and was pleasantly surprised by the innovation and content he saw in the unannounced projects.
Can't wait to see what they produce!
Hell yeah, I'm going to keep my expectations undercontroll for XO19 but they will be much higher for the Xbox Scarlet reveal.
I remember when he said the same about state of decay 2. People gotta understand that it's his job to be positive and say what gamers want to hear. Same goes for shu yoshida with playstation or any business for that matter. The translation here is, "we have no upcoming big time games please don't cancel your subscriptions just yet....keep paying us and wait for these games that you may or may not like and then continue to pay us after that when I say the same thing over again."
Isn't it disappointing as an XBox fan living in a perpetual state of only looking to the next generation?
@Kingthrash360 I'm actually playing State of Decay 2 right now & while there's a bit of a learning curb & still many bugs/glitches, I'm still enjoying it. Wish there were more defencive/barricade options though, as well as more crafting freedom in general. Maybe something between that & FO4 settlement system would be nice.
@RizBiz Isn't it disappointing as a Playstation fan living in a perpetual state of only being in Xbox articles?
Uhm State of Decay 2 is an amazing game. Have you ever even played it?
@denawayne Isn't it disappointing as an xbox fan to see so few exclusives this generation?
@RizBiz No but it' sure is nauseating hearing the same tired line, like the only quality games available are exclusives.
'No but it' sure is nauseating hearing the same tired line, like the only quality games available are exclusives.' . . . . . . . . .said no one ever. You guys should direct your angst towards the company who give less than the people highlighting said company's obvious frailties.
ahhh you guys just wait HALO 5....err I mean the cloud....er I mean Scale bound...er I mean ALL THESE studios that have not made AAA games will make AAA games and save Microsoft.
It's nice that he's happy, but it doesn't give me much confidence. Although Aaron Greenberg is simply doing his job, he's overestimated things in the past. That said, I'm still curious as to the goings on at these studios. Every gamer should be at least curious.
I'm looking forward to The Outer Worlds.
Yeah I'm looking forward to TOW too. Looks like it's gonna be a fun one.
🤯 Greenberg’s out of the cave he’s been hiding this gen. I hope he is right and not just talk and air like he was last gen. If he is right I’ll be excited after I see what’s coming from the new studios
They´re talent people. With Microsoft monetary resources and Xbox Studios sharing technology among themselves, i can see great games comming. :)
Yea ill wait
Say he's impressed or happy with them as opposed to being surprised as though he expected them to be garbage or something?
I hope so too. I'd like to see a really competitive generation for PS5/Scarlett like the PS3/360. Luckily Sony didn't get too complacent this gen and put out amazing titles despite basically having a monopoly this gen when they could have easily gotten lazy. Strong competition just means the platforms will push each other and we'll all have more and better games to play from it.
What PlayStation generation did Sony not have good games? Sony doesn't need Microsoft to know to make good games.
I didn't say they ever didn't make great games. I was just saying I'm glad they keep a high standard even when miles ahead where I don't necessarily trust that other companies would do the same. 360 dropped the ball hard in the 2nd half of last gen, I just wouldn't like to see it too 1 sided for too long and run the risk of that maybe happening to Sony. The most competitive era's of gaming over the years produced some of the greatest games of all time, I spend most of my time on Playstation platforms, but a little competition never hurt anyone.
@Srhalo My gosh, reading comprehension. How did you even reach that conclusion getting that innocent post?
@Welshy You say Microsoft dropped the ball during the second half of the 360’s life, yet by far the console’s highest sales were during that time, particularly after Kinect’s launch. That peripheral boosted sales like crazy. The Xbox One was actually selling better than the 360 did for its first few years.
I wonder why those games haven't come before.
Obscure - HAHAHA - they've always had money, Sony paved the way for others on how you enter the console market. And they've still failed on numerous occasions. Greenberg should've left when Mattrick did, he's a dinosaur full of hit air and inflated expectations. How any can take him seriously is beyond me, just shows the I intelligence of those who listen to him.
@xX-oldboy-Xx "Obscure - HAHAHA - they've always had money, Sony paved the way for others on how you enter the console market." Microsoft has never invested so much money in gaming as they are doing now with Xbox under Spencer and Microsoft under Nadella! This is a fact! No sure why you brought Sony into this, but whatever. "Greenberg should've left when Mattrick did, he's a dinosaur full of hit air and inflated expectations." I don´t like Greenberg myself and i agree, he´s full of it. That´s why i was talking specifically about the talented people working on Xbox Studios and its projects.
ms and Greenberg have constantly overhyped their product. I brought Sony into this because ms had to do was follow the roadmap laid out by Sony. They had the money, they've always had the money. Only now 3 gens into their console foray they've worked out they need to invest in new games. Give me a break their hands been forced, I can tell you right now they really didn't want to. There's no guarantee they'll get a return on their investment. They've just stopped announcing monthly usage, don't reveal sales numbers - they are hemorrhaging. A desperate company. If gamepass fails to fool enough of you, lights out. The shareholders won't want to keep propping up xbox.
@xX-oldboy-Xx "If gamepass fails to fool enough of you, lights out." Lol. Forget it, dude. Xbox isn´t going nowhere and Gamepass is a HUGE SUCCESS! High quality games for almost nothing helping me save money for some PS4 exclusives like TLOU 2, Ghost of Tsushima and both of my upcoming PS5 and Scarlett consoles. Not bad. Not bad at all! :)
You lost me at high quality games, those words aren't associated with ms Their output has and will continue to be sub par compared to the games offered elsewhere. Why do you think gamepass is so important to them? Does Sony push PSNow like it's the second coming? Sales mean nothing to them, only sub numbers. The goal posts have moved, they're changing the metric to an immeasurable one. You don't see a problem with that? It really is getting embarrassing.
You will prob see great games when near the end of next gens life cycle
Obsidian posted on LinkedIn just the other day they are hiring even more people for a high profile AAA first person melee and ranged combat RPG using the unreal engine 4 with a full day/night cycle. https://twitter.com/klobril... Obviously going to be a few years in the making, but that confirms at the very least 2 brand new next gen RPG IP's. Unlike this gen, we will be seeing a lot more new IP's coming from MS next gen. Will they be good? That, we will have to wait and see, but it's at least promising to hear
xX-oldboy-Xx Who are you calling a fool?
Obsidian seems hell bent on taking on Bethesda, and I love it. Sounds like they'll have their Fallout competitor with Outer Worlds along with an Elder Scrolls competitor.
The Elder Scrolls is in my top 5 favorite franchise back when I played Daggerfall. I love it despite its issues. But Bethesda has been very lazy lately and each new TES has gotten less and less focus on good RPG gameplay. I'm okay with Obsidian taking them out. Especially if they can nail down better melee combat.
Check out Greedfall yet? Looks right up that same alley.
Yessir! However it feels more like a Bioware game then Bethesda. Reminds me a lot of the original Dragon Age
I'm excited to see this, don't disappoint 😀
This guy again he gets hyped over donuts too
All you do is criticize
All you do is wait for indefinitely. I don't believe this Greenberg.
@russo121 "I don't believe this Greenberg." The excitement over Xbox Studios and its new studios/games has nothing to do with Greenberg.
I like donuts 🍩
Try a sugarglaze donut hamburger, don't knock till you try
I hope so. It's kind of weird hearing a company are surprised at a studio they acquired doing good work, I assumed they were acquired for their good work lol. I have high hopes for these studios, Ninja Theory and Obsidian especially, it would be horrible if they got "Rare'd".
Look at the first party games of the last few years. You would be surprised too. “You mean obsidian isn’t making a gears game?!”
I suppose relative to the quality of some previous titles, an Obsidian game looks like a masterpiece lol. I don't care who owns a company, I just want their boots on the ground devs to be successful and give us great games.
Well unlike Rare, they weren't abandoned by Nintendo and then almost bought by Activision before MS acquired them. And during all this, lost almost all of their senior and lead staff... None of that happened with these acquisitions.
All the more reason not to be surprised that a stable, talented studio are putting out good stuff. I just found it strange that he sounds as though he expected them to be putting out garbage and is surprised that it's actually good instead. I want nothing but the best for these devs so that they can be successful and we can get great games.
Inxile's Fargo decided to stay and cancel retirement after MS bought them https://www.pcgamer.com/inx...
@Element Exactly. These acquisitions and how MS is handling it all is VASTLY different then what happened with Rare. He was going to retire because he was tired of the stress of constantly seeking money and balancing that edge of what they can afford to produce or what they have to cut. Now that he doesnt have to worry about money, he is excited again he can just focus on making good games. Obviously that doesnt mean they have a complete blank check to spend years and years on a single game. But initial cost, software, new hires, and everything else is off his shoulders.
Honestly, Greenburg is a pretty bad PR person. He always acts surprised with anything and I mean ANYTHING MS does. It IS his job, but still haha. Of the devs they acquired Ninja Theory, Obsidian, InXile, and Playground Games are the ones I'm not too worried about with their upcoming games. They are talented and have proved themselves to make quality games.
That’s kind of snobbish... at the end of the day the guy isn’t a company, maybe he’s just a fan of games working for a company... and was pleasantly surprised with some kind of new innovation. This poor guy must of never had a surprise birthday party... lol
Snobbish? What? How does a surprise party come into anything? The guy is just bad at PR, he's either giving off the wrong message by suggesting his expectations of his own companies acquisition were low, or its empty "omg guys, even us here at microsoft can't believe how good our new team is" type PR that is meaningless and tells us nothing. I don't care which company he works for, he's an air head and does his own brands a disservice.
Welshy.... just stop it... The birthday party was an example of how you come off, a square... All I’m saying is that a headline title can very easily take that comment out of context.. but you go ahead and run with what you think.. The guy being a bad pr, him being an airhead as if you know him well enough to come to that conclusion is a bit extreme.. Many companies have started a business thinking that x will be the best outcome but then get surprised to surpass that..
I was active a long time ago but I've been a bit of a lurker since. I've been off work for a few days so decided to just jump back in since I've been messing around with my PC. I'll no doubt get fed up within a week after dealing with 1 too many idiots and go back lurking for another 6 months lol.
Ummm....just curious, but did you just discover the internet? I mean I've literally seen you in every comment section on every article multiple times in the last 2 days. Just seems like you have been finally let out of your cage! :) Not complaining....you make a lot of good points....just something I've noticed. Enjoy your new found freedom!
I think you're getting too hung up on the syntax and ignoring the context of his statement.
Lol Aaron Greenberg. NEXT.
haven't we heard all this before? i hope this comment doesn't get me banned from the site because i mean it sincerely. MS has been promising games for a long time and Gear 5 is the only one that seems to be good, depending on your point of view. but the consensus see it that way. let's hope these companies are given the resources to fulfill their creative juices.
"Gears 5 is the only one that seems to be good" Are we not including 2nd/3rd party games like Ori, Quantum Break, Forza Horizon, Sunset, Titanfall etc? I'm not going to pretend that their first party has been fantastic. SoT was pretty empty at launch, SoD2 had too many bugs, Halo 5 had the worst campaign in series history, Crackdown 3 was a big let down with its cloud... Forza and Gears have been solid this gen though. But I wouldn't say that Gears 5 is the only good game on Xbox One.
where's a new Rise? why aren't they expanding on a gem of a game like that? i will admit that they started out of the gate good, but then they just seemed to give up. being a ps gamer i want Xbox to thrive so Sony keeps working hard at making the great games they have. So much time has passed since MS released a new IP that is AAA quality and to me that is unacceptable. yes Gear, Forza and Halo will always sell. Gears comes out with great reviews and all of a sudden Sony announces a state of play which will feature news, release date and most likely new footage of the last of us 2. that's why i want MS to get their act together more than anything.
And here's your carrot......
Greenberg is back
Less tell, more show.
Even when they do show some people still say that the game isn't good enough compared to what the competition puts out
Hopefully these studios turn out better then the dozen or so studios that Phil shut down earlier this gen.
Obsidian working on an unannounced AAA rpg - https://seasonedgaming.com/... I wonder what the rest are doing
Quick question What did we expect from Greensberg? That he would say: I've made a visit to our different studios and I have to say that I'm quite disappointed with how our new projects are shaping up?
Greenberg is a credible and unbiased source with a pristeen record. /S