The article is an opinion on the possible benefits of Xbox not having exclusive launch titles, as well as the implications for gamers.
MS really should have a few Exclusive launch titles for the Series X. Sony will gain to much ground early on if the Series X has no real reason to buy one at launch
I see this as they are planning to roll out xbox games to other consoles(later next gen). Starting with the switch 2 and PS down the line. Have the strongest console for a premium price and compare it to mid to high range PCs. Supporters will still buy their system and they can sell their service and games everywhere.
To me it says the exclusive games will be held back in order to still run on the xbox one.
Couldn’t agree more so you might as well just stick with current gen Xbox and wait/force them Into pulling their fingers out this tactic is proper crazy/lazy releasing a new console with no new exclusives that don’t show off the new console as best as it possibly can at least in its early stages as of course all consoles get better one devs get to grips with them but shiii. I get it BOTW was cross gen it was also originally fully meant to be a Wii u exclusive they obviously caved it due to Wii U being a bit of a dud made a smart decision with that 1 game. Was the Switch’s only exclusive, pretty much day1 but Mario kart wasn’t far behind and then they were banging them left right and centre Xbox announcing already nothing for a further year after launch... another 2 years. Jog on Microsoft what are you actually on. 🤦🏻♂️🥴 🤷🏻♂️😂
This will go down as one of the worst decisions in gaming - change course ms, you did with the xbox one. Now do it again.
yea. this announcement was as strange as before last gen when they suggested they were going download-only for games. - which led to that hilarious sony commercial - https://www.youtube.com/wat...
thats not what they said tho. they wanted to make it so you cant Share or lend someone your bought games. basically like the game you bought only runs on your console only.
ms just keeps throwing common sense out the window. for all the praise Phil gets I really think he has become a suit that only cares about gp and gold,subs. they are launching a new console but not supporting or giving it any real reason to differentiate itself. No true exclusives means not many buying it day one or at all. But hey at least they can get gp subs right? they let sony embarrass them with the draconian policies at the start of the gen and poor exclusive output while giving there games away to pc and for free day one on gp. Now they appear to being ready to rewrite history and again be stupid. like i said Phil looks more and more like all that matters is subs and online accounts. that is all they are about and hardware is just an option to save face. Sony is gonna make xbox hardware and the brand itself even more irrelevant next gen.
MS is delivering mixed messages - they buy multiple 1st-party studios but now announce there won't be any exclusive seriesX games in the first 1-2 years of the consoles existence?..........uh, what? i do not understand how they can think this is a good idea.
It’s pretty clear to me. We’ve given up on software and are now a services and hardware company not bothered about games just monthly yearly subscriptions and re releasing the same hardware in a new shell. Elite controller already on 2.0... 18/24 months max elite controller 3.0 do me a favour £400+ on 3 controllers lol
Halo launching with Series X
.... xbox one, one sad, one x - sounds like it's launching everywhere.
I don't think they ever pulled the X1 release when they said it was releasing with XSX. They didn't specifically talk about it during the E3 trailer, but that was because they wanted to get people excited for the next gen. I don't even recall anyone saying that it was just another example of them abandoning this gen to support the next, much like was done retroactively with Ryse when it was found that it was pulled as a 360 game. No doubt it will be used as a way to promote the next gen hardware, but it went from a current gen game, to a cross gen game, and has remained there since.
Well, you were one of those people complaing how MS were rushing next gen while leaving Xbox One owners behind. Tbf, you always complained on how you think MS will not support their products/services/games in the long term. The great irony is, come next generation Microsoft will continue to suport all generations of Xbox games via legacy BC. All Xbox One accessories and peripherals. All services and Xbox One community. And now they´d confirmed they will support Xbox One owners with games after generation ends, while Sony *apparently* will left 110 millions PS4 gamers hanging. This only shows how out of touch some of your opnions regaring MS can be.
Yeah. I did. They went from saving things for next gen, to just releasing cross gen games longer with a better value proposition to the customer, and counter to my previous criticisms, this is actually a remedy to the criticism I had of them saving things for next gen.But making amends 1-2 years into the next gen isn't what I was talking about. MS isn't doing me a favor here. It's nice I can still play whatever games they make in the first 1-2 years, then forget about them, but it doesn't change my opinion of them before. But, in the bigger picture, what's the point of new tech from them if they aren't going to take advantage of it? Graphics improvements are a given, but I want more from next gen, and this thing they're doing that cripples the chances of that. As of now, they have only spoken about their own software doing this. They also gave a vague 1-2 years that they'd be doing this. Those first 1-2 years it probably wouldn't have made a difference in the design of the games, so fair enough on their part. So long as it isn't mandated across the board to anyone publishing on Xbox, or left up to the devs/pubs, and so long as they're eventually going to cut ties, then I don't actually think it's a problem. Any contention I may have at the moment is based on a couple possible scenarios, which I will(and have) freely admit may only be potential rhetoricals. Are you faulting me for having a criticism that I had no reason to believe wouldn't come to pass? I mean, what MS is talking about here isn't typical, so why would I have ever assumed this would be something they'd do to stave off criticism?
What other shocking surprises, a new fifa 🤯😱🥴 28514;
Microsoft is offering the next generation in a golden platter. Microsoft is being way too generous to Sony this time around if Microsoft doesn't launch exclusive titles in their console. Microsoft served Sony the previous generation in a silver platter.
This article is an what if "Opinion Piece"
ms has said themselves - they will be releasing all games on previous gen hardware, there won't be any series x exclusives for at least 1 - 2 years. This isn't good news for series x.
@xX-oldboy-Xx "This isn't good news for series x." This is pro-consumers! If Sony intents to cut ties with 110 million PS4 users to force them into buying a next gen console, they better make sure they first party games will true next gen games that really stand out in comparission with SX´s games or their plan to artificially inflate PS5´s numbers could backfire big time. Naughty Dog has their hands tied with TLOU 2 and a PROMISSE of a MP only "Factions" game, same with SP and Ghost of Tsushima. Santa Monica and Insomniac are both in early stages of development. The only first party AAA studio that might have a game ready before 2022 is Guerrilla. We heard rumors about a new AAA studio assembled by Sony a few years back that might have something ready before 2022, but I doubt it. If Sony don´t deliver big AAA games in its PS5´s 2 first years, MS will have nothing to worry about.
Mate their current gen games wipe the floor with anything that ms makes hahahaha. Are you aware every studio you listed has 2 teams? What about Japan studio? ms has EVERYTHING to worry about - They're on track to lose next gen even before this 'pro-consumer' policy was announced. These are consoles, they're not PC's - ms keeps trying to change the industry. They're in no position to do so - the amount of arrogance and ignorance that permeates them is astounding. And the blind fanboyism coming from you lot is absolutely disgusting. Trust me when I say Sony is already popping the champagne - this has to the stupidest policy I've ever heard in all my time gaming. DOA.
If there is no real impulse pressure to get a next gen console because you can still play it on your current console, then it does give Sony more of an advantage because it means that one can choose to hold off on getting an Xbox and still just play the game on their existing hardware. If Sony has yet another strong foothold, then when MS finally does decide to cut ties with this gen(supposedly 1-2 years in), then Sony would have a massive lead, pretty much leaving them where they are now. In the mean time, Sony will have it's returning fan base, potentially current Xbox owners who decided to take advantage of the situation, and those who just misunderstand that MS plans aren't indefinate. But, if Sony has that foothold, and starts delivering big when MS finally does cut ties, it means that they have a next gen console, and the impulse to get new Xbox hardware is diminished. I understand the premise of cross gen having a single release. It's even not a bad thing to put them all as one release, instead of calling them BC or remaster versions all on one disc. It's just the way they're messaging it is not as clear as what they are really trying to say they're doing. At some point there has to be a cut off point of legacy support, but the longer that is for MS, the harder it's going to be to sell consoles, and if they have a hard time there, it's going to diminish their potential to sell software as well. Relying on PC to make up the difference is moot, because they could get that PC sale either way, and they aren't trying to sell these consoles to PC gamers.
I'll be honest if Microsoft really doesn't have exclusive games for the Xbox Series X, I won't have any reason to buy a console day one. So that would be a huge financial mistake on Microsoft's part. Just spit balling for an example if Halo Infinite is exclusive to the new system, that will help sell the new console, but if it is on both consoles, the rush to buy the new system won't be there, like it would have been, if it was exclusive to the Xbox Series X.
So basically they are telling their fans It’s best to wait 1-2 years to buy the new Xbox
what it means? new xbox comes out with no games for that specific console. period
Stick with your current gen Xbox.
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