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Here's Why 2020 Will Mark the Triumphant Return of Xbox

Microsoft has built a lineup of studios that's primed to deliver spectacular experiences, alongside a service model that will expand to new audiences.

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Obscure_Observer436d ago

2020 is gonna be a great!

Xbox One is already packed with games, and at E3 MS will focus on the next generation Xbox. Specs, release date, price and awesome games.

Playground´s RPG
Halo Infinite
The Initiative new IP
Forza 8
Elden Ring
And more surprises

I can´t wait! :)

Battlestar23436d ago

Isn't Elden Ring multi-platform or has Microsoft bought Exclusive rights to it?

Wasabi436d ago

@Battlestar

**"Isn't Elden Ring multi-platform or has Microsoft bought Exclusive rights to it?"**

It's multiplatform AFAIK mate.

_SilverHawk_436d ago

I wonder if after over a decade of these same sort of articles if this time itll be true.

Kryptix1436d ago

It's multiplatform, just like a lot of cherry picked games that these type of fans picked during the Xbox One's first year.

This is why I miss the bubble system on N4G.

Unspoken436d ago (Edited 436d ago )

Like the previous decade? It took Sony a whole generation to finally come ahead, or did you forget. Here we go again...brain dead Sony fanboys fill up the comments section in a Microsoft article.

Loktai436d ago (Edited 436d ago )

@unspoken

The only time the Xbox outsold playstation worldwide was the year from 2005 til 2006 when Xbox rushed the 360 to market (abandoning it's origjnal.xbox in the process) and then, at a higher price point, and a year late PS3 caught up and surpassed the 360, after outselling it worldwide for 60 + consecutive months, even with the heavily inflated shipped numbers due to the red ring of death replacement units and re-purchases .

Unspoken436d ago

Xbox released in 2005, not 2013, and Sony made the mistake of waiting and pricing their console too high losing in sales for over 60 months. You just confirmed it took over 6 years until the end of a console generation to catch up and fix their mistake. Nice job!

bouzebbal435d ago (Edited 435d ago )

it's coming back with same controller, same no exclusive play anywhere thing, same vision, an awful name and no futureproof or unique tech.. they are playing it way too safe... i don't get where you see triumph in this?? it's a halo/gears box all over again.. but hopefully they get the powahhh af da clawwwd joke right this time.

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dRanzer436d ago ShowReplies(15)
Larrysweet436d ago

Name says it all very obscure view

froy402436d ago (Edited 436d ago )

The only thing good on your list that hasn't been played out is Elden Ring and that's multiplatform btw you should of added hell blade, that did look awesome I have to admit.

mustodamus436d ago

Im sorry but you're dreaming man!!! I would not hesitate ONE second to buy The new X-box IF they and their teams had the same creative mind and devotion for thier teams but sorry,they dont!!! Great games comes out of fantastic visions combined with best best artists out there and Sony CRUSHES in that area because of just that. Great teams with not ALWAYS have fresh new ideas ,but with fantastic GAMEPLAY and an art direction thats unrivalled,you just can't lose. If Microsoft is sitting on all that money,how come they havent put out ONE single game with a fresh new idea or with gameplay that blows you away? Ok,i get it,Halo and Gears and Forza for everybody that already plays games on a pc at home....ehm....and then???? :O

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neutralgamer1992436d ago

Good great games for all of us gamers. It's about time ms steps up to the plate and start playing with the big boys in quality games

carmelo43435d ago

xbox is already packed with games? what games are those lmfao

Gunstar75435d ago

I don't know why I still click in positive xbox articles. The level of fanboy responses is absolutely pathetic and embarrassing.

Play where you wanna play kids. Dont be that guy..... it's sad.

nowitzki2004435d ago

I really hope you get paid for all the work you put in on N4G.

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Steveoreno1436d ago

Maybe if we think hard enough and come out with lots of articles we can "will" it into existence.

Poopmist436d ago

About a decade ago there were all these "Next year will be the year of the PS3" articles before Sony eventually came back from the horrid PS3 launch. It really isn't that out there. Microsoft did very well with the 360 and can bounce back.

Godmars290436d ago (Edited 436d ago )

Only the 360's "success" was qualified by a launch of almost a year and a half ahead of the competition, a shrinking lead against both the PS3 and Wii/WiiU once they were out, MS stopping reporting sales as the gen closed, and then the XB1's launch.

Hell, and at least with the "PS3 comeback" articles there was a proven track record.

RpgSama436d ago (Edited 436d ago )

The PS3 never had a horrid year, if anything it had an ok launch and that's as bad as it got. AT ALL points throughout the generation the PS3 was selling more in a worldwide basis that the 360, plus, the games were always there, the 360 didn't have anything worthwhile when you take out all the timed exclusives in the first couple of years (that eventually went to the PlayStation like BioShock and Mass Effect, plus all the paid deals like COD MP maps or GTA DLC).

You are comparing an ok launch in the PS3 era followed by years of generation defining games to a console manufacturer that hasn't released anything worthwhile for a good 10 years (the last 3 years of the 360 era that was filled by Kinect BS and maybe 4 good games this whole generation).

nucky64436d ago

from the time the ps3 launched - it outsold the 360..........at a higher price. i wouldn't call that a "horrible" launch. really THAT year in which you speak - the stories were all about the 360s RRoD issues.

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xX-oldboy-Xx436d ago

No there wasn't - more like Sony is going to fold, PS3 will bankrupt Sony articles.

ms had a market to themselves, the biggest market to - the HD console - and for a whole year no less.

No one talks about ms losing nearly 50% of its market Share since the xboxone launched, how they're relaxing in last place - again.

Sony just has to keep being Sony - AAA games released on the regular and they're gold.

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Minute Man 721436d ago

The 360 had RROD yes and the 3 (40GB model) had Yellow Light of Death. My friends had the YLOD and I had the RROD

Rude-ro436d ago

“Do not sell what the people want, make the people buy what you are selling.”
Bill Gates

sprinterboy436d ago (Edited 436d ago )

Triumphant return?
What waiting practically a full year to buy a series X console from a company who hasn't released any decent 1st party games for the last 6 years? Yeah right, that's a good one 😂😅😂 29315;

Poopmist436d ago

Gears and Forza don't exist? Sony has done much better this gen, but MS still has had some good games.

RpgSama436d ago

Microsoft had like 4 good games this whole 7 years generation, and no I don't count a yearly franchise like Forza the same way I don't count MLB: The Show for PlayStation.

Thundercat77436d ago

Not enough to call a "triumphant return".

froy402436d ago

Gears, Forza, Halo, its all I hear it's like a broken record that won't stop!

Obscure_Observer436d ago

@sprinterboy

"What waiting practically a full year to buy a series X console from a company who hasn't released any decent 1st party games for the last 6 years?"

Is that so?

Gears 5, an "old and tired franchise" according to rabbid fanboys, performed better on Metacritic than Sony´s new IP´s this year! And don´t forget The Outer Worlds. :)

Gears 5 - 84
The Outer Worlds - 86
Death Stranding - 82
Days Gone - 71

nucky64436d ago

OW is a multi-platform game. why don't you check out total sales for exclusives this year (for both consoles) and get back to us.

Gamehard436d ago

Outer worlds came out on PS4 too though... And actually sold units on there.

Thundercat77436d ago

The Outer Worlds is multiplatform and if you call "performance" then you must talk about sales in which case Days Gone alone did way better than Gears 5.

Also Death Stranding had the most GOTY Awards and nominations while Gears 5 what?

MasterCornholio436d ago (Edited 436d ago )

I'm pretty sure next year will make this year look pathetic in comparison.

Can't wait to see the metacritics of The Last of Us, Ghost of Tsushima and Halo Infinite compared to each other.

Pretty sure own if those will win plenty of brutal amazing GOTY Awards.

Obscure_Observer436d ago (Edited 436d ago )

@nucky64

Do us a favor and do it yourself! Ask both Sony and Microsoft about their numbers, since BOTH wouldn´t talk about it.

Bring the OFFICIAL sales figures for Gears 5, Death Stranding and Concrete Genie! I´ll wait.

@Thundercat77

The Outer Worlds is a Microsoft IP. Same as Minecraft. Same as Halo.

"Also Death Stranding had the most GOTY Awards and nominations while Gears 5 what?"

Well, Kojima is GK´s friend. He also have friends at famitsu. You can figure it out the rest on your own.

Godmars290436d ago

@Observer:
And much of the issue is that you attribute anything MS had a hand in, no matter how late if at all said hand is applied, as a win. Like OW being a "solid" Xbox title despite that by the time MS bought the studio the game was both practically done and contracted to be on the PS4. There is literally no sign of MS's influence, other than PR speak of "See, how open we are regarding *OUR* titles."

RpgSama436d ago (Edited 436d ago )

@Obscure_Observer

"Well, Kojima is GK´s friend. He also have friends at famitsu. You can figure it out the rest on your own."

This is taken out directly from the Game Awards official webpage:

"HOW ARE NOMINEES SELECTED FOR THE GAME AWARDS?

Nominees for most categories of The Game Awards are chosen by an INTERNATIONAL JURY OF OVER 80 global media and influencer outlets, selected for their history of critical evaluation of video games. The full list of outlets is available here.

Each voting outlet completes a confidential, unranked ballot based on the collective and diverse opinion of its entire editorial staff, listing out its top five choices in each category. Ballots are tabulated, and the five games that appear on the most ballots are put forth as nominees. In the event of a tie, six (or more) nominees will be announced in a category. GAME AWARDS PRODUCER GEOFF KEIGHLEY IS NOT A MEMBER OF THE JURY AND DOES NOT VOTE ON THE NOMINEES."

It seems I figured out the rest on my own, now it's your turn to face the facts.

GTgamer436d ago

Damn you reaching hard I see, you wanna put days gone but not crackdown 3 😂😂😂 28514; this why I don't take clowns like you seriously and you also put in a multiplatform game to extend your reach yikes.

MasterCornholio436d ago

@Obscure

https://www.forbes.com/site...

"Well, Kojima is GK´s friend. He also have friends at famitsu. You can figure it out the rest on your own."

And he's friends with some people from From Software.

What's your point? Are you suggesting that From Software influenced GFK for the GOTY award?

sprinterboy436d ago

I don't here anyone talking gears 5 now, it's already been forgotten.
Not saying it's a bad game but no buzz about it like a AAA game normally has months, years after release?

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Obscure_Observer436d ago (Edited 436d ago )

@Godmars290

You can´t spin this. The Outer Worlds is a Microsoft IP. Phil Spencer acquired Obsidian AND its IPs before The Outer Worlds public reveal, so yes, it has Microsoft hands on it.

Most gamers love it and it´s sequel will be highly antecipated by gamers from Xbox, PC, Sony and Nintendo!

Phil Spencer nailed it! Accept and move on.

@Mastercornholio

"What's your point? Are you suggesting that From Software influenced GFK for the GOTY award?"

Fell free to try and sugar coat GK, Famitsu and Kojima´s fake stunt bs! Just make sure and don´t waste your time trying and convince me that DS on TGA and Famitsu´s Hall of Fame is not a blatant sham. It reeked dishonesty from the start. GK should know better. My opnion.

RpgSama436d ago

@Obscure_Observer

"don´t waste your time trying and convince me that DS on TGA and Famitsu´s Hall of Fame is not a blatant sham. It reeked dishonesty from the start. GK should know better. My opnion."

You choose to avoid the facts even when they are shown to you, I just proved to you that Geoff Keighley has nothing to do with the nominations or winners since he at no point even has a single vote, but you keep spouting lies and avoiding the truth.

MasterCornholio436d ago (Edited 436d ago )

@Obscure

Actually in my opinion your comment seems pretty dishonest because you obviously don't know how the game awards work. It's already been stated multiple times how the voting works and it's up to you to choose to believe that or to fabricate fantasies around it. Maybe next time tweet GFK about your frustrations if you don't like how they vote for the nominees on The Game Wards.

It's not sugar coating. It's called hitting hard with facts and I know it can hurt but that's the truth.

Anyway it's just my opinion that you should know better.

The Wood436d ago (Edited 436d ago )

guys, I think obscure is here to drive debate and increase N4G traffic as nobody can be this wilfully ignorant to the facts without some kind of incentive or attention seeking trait. Why swerve around the facts... We know people have preferences but some go a lil too far sometimes without the banter.
should we look at the gen instead and compare sonys new ip scores to Microsofts.... Its not something you'll do so you resort to cherry picking......bruh

Obscure_Observer436d ago (Edited 436d ago )

@MasterCornholio

"Actually in my opinion your comment seems pretty dishonest because you obviously don't know how the game awards work."

Happens that I know as much as you know since RpgSama´s post is nothing new. GK tweeted it himself as a response due the massive controversy over the fact that DS got so many nominations (GOTY included with a 82 metascore) while other games that scored much better were shamelessly snubed.

"an international jury of of over 80 global media and influencer outlets, selected for their history of critical evaluation of video games." Those people have a name? Who are those people? Where exacly they´re from? Which media outlets those people represents since they have a "selected for their history of critical evaluation of video games"? How do they voted? And why?

In case GK disclosed all these informations, I´ll apologise for my supposed ignorant and unfair comments.

RpgSama435d ago (Edited 435d ago )

@Obscure_Observer

https://thegameawards.com/v...

That's the list, in there you have the "Where exacly they´re from? Which media outlets those people represents since they have a "selected for their history of critical evaluation of video games"?" Parts of your questions.

If you want to know the why I guess you can go to each individual site and check the review of the games.

But I guess even this will not be enough.

SpineSaw435d ago (Edited 435d ago )

I've seen in the comments on this article that Gears 5 and The Outer Worlds keep coming up. Also in the Microsoft Xbox article that a Xbox employee produce they called The Outer Worlds "a must have game". So facts being fact I want to know just how " must have" the Outer World's really is and look into Gears 5 as well as both games being released in the last 3 months. And when I want facts I try to goto the source and in this case the Microsoft Xbox website is my source go check it out. With that said according to Microsoft the Top 50 games played on Xbox neither Gears 5 nor The Outer Worlds is in the Top 25 of games played on Xbox. So after reaching the 25th spot it goes down to 50 and seeing that these 2 games the 2 most recent released games by Microsoft games that we've been told repeatedly are great games don't appear in the top 25 so why are Xbox gamers not playing these great games? Maybe not so great idk but clearly The Outer Worlds is not a must have game. Sad indeed.

CaptainObvious878434d ago

I just completed Days Gone and it def deserves a lot higher than a 71.

MasterCornholio433d ago (Edited 433d ago )

@RPGSama

https://gotypicks.blogspot....

Also this site keeps tabs on the GOTY Awards that Death Stranding got.

Death Stranding - 44

The Critics' Picks - 32

The Readers' Picks - 12

With those results it can't be that bad of a game unless those sites are manipulated by Kojima which is what Obscure is suggesting.

Thanks for the link it's very helpful and disproves Obsucres claim which doesn't have any concrete evidence.

@GFK

Next time bring some proof before making stuff up. I suggest you contact GFK and the Game Awards if you don't like what happened there with Death Stranding.

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RangerWalk267436d ago

Even the exclusives I play on my Pro, doesn't make my Pro as the primary console at the house. My whole family ( wife, kids, and myself ) play FAR MORE Xbox X. So many games on it. I own 406 total titles on the X. That doesn't include the Gamepass titles.
I have 31 on my PS4 Pro.
So I assume us using the most powerful piece of hardware and it having more games is the only reasons it's played more.
I love both consoles.

RpgSama435d ago

"So I assume us using the MOST powerful piece of hardware and IT having MORE games is the only reasons it's played more."

Unless you bought 406 games in the last 2 years (the launch date of the Xbox One X was 11/07/2017), I don't think power was a big factor in your decision to play games since the start of the generation, because the Xbox One was the least powerful.

And I guess when you say more games your also including 360 and original Xbox titles, because there is no way than on the Xbox One alone there are more games than on the PS4.

bluefox755436d ago (Edited 436d ago )

Yeah, sure. Have been hearing this for years. The amount of unearned good faith in the Xbox brand is baffling to me.

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AnubisG436d ago

Writing article after article about this wishful thinking will not make it come true.

As it stands, MS is not in a good place when it comes to gaming. They showed of the XBSX and a CGI trailer of a game that will be on it and people based their article around that. That is not enough given their track record since the kinect was released om XB360.

So let's hold those horses!

Gamehard436d ago

You know it's funny how many fanboys will say all Sony exclusives are crap and too short, or walking simulators..etc, but now that they're getting their own linear short walking sim they boast it up to be the benchmark for next gen, all with one reveal teaser lol.

AnubisG436d ago

They have to because that is all they got. This is the second article about the XBSX and how amazing it will be and we know so little about and given MS track record in the last decade, I just don't understand why they think that everything will be different now. I hope it will. I hope that they can turn around the Xbox brand and will have kickass exclusives but it's not likely.

AngelicIceDiamond436d ago

Same goes for the ppl who say they want MS to do more single player narrative driven games. I wonder what fanbase said that first.

AngelicIceDiamond436d ago

"I hope that they can turn around the Xbox brand and will have kickass exclusives but it's not likely"

Why's that? MS acquired new studios in 18. After a year in half those teams are already announcing new AA projects ON TOP OF UNANNOUNCED AAA PROJECTS. Had to make that big because ppl have a hard time reading around here. But please I wanna hear why you think MS won't deliver any games.

Gamehard436d ago

Because like he said, it's not much more than wishful thinking at this point. Sure Microsoft has moved some pieces into the right places and SHOULD have a much more productive generation with all the acquired studios underneath them now, but until that actual you're yields results, it can't be taken as a sure thing.

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AngelicIceDiamond436d ago

@Gamehard what u said means nothing when there's proof out there. So I dunno what to say to you.

@Blue I... Guess?

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CaptainObvious878434d ago (Edited 434d ago )

So just because MS once again throws money around, aquire some studios, we're suppose to ignore all bad past history? We're suppose to ignore mismanagement of studios? Cancelled games? Mediocer games? Are we suppose to ignore MS focus on MTs?

Here's a radical idea, how about you wait until MS ACTUALLY delivers on their promises for once?

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xX-oldboy-Xx436d ago

If you throw enough shit, eventually it sticks. It's a classic PR tactic. They're trying to change the negative perception surrounding ms and xbox.

Good luck - both stink.

AngelicIceDiamond436d ago

As of late there is no negative perception. Unless you want fill us all in. You said it your self you don't like Xbox so that means any given opinion of yours won't ever matter, so you and the rest of the fanboy squad are wasting your time, hope you know that.