While Xbox Game Studios is largely in "execution mode", developing new games for the likes of Xbox Series X, Phil Spencer told Stevivor that it still has gaps and the need for "new points of view".
Keeping acquiring....they need a foothold in Japan. Xbox games studios currently have more studios that Sony. The Initiative will release the great new IP for Xbox that was sorely missing for the Xbox One.
Microsoft published and ownes Ori and the Blind Forest, a very well received game that was a new IP. Microsoft, produced and published good games this gen. However, they didn’t produce or publish a new ip that had similar impact to Halo (6th gen) or Gears of War (7th gen).
Blady Even Nintendo doesn't take chances like Sony with new ip's
“ Even Nintendo doesn't take chances like Sony with new ip's” Tell that to games like Deadly Premonition 2, No More Heroes 3, and Astral Chain.
@Spicyram How about Daemon X Machima? Ringfit Adventure? Arms? The aforementioned Astral Chain? Or smaller IPs like 1-2 Switch, Snipperclips, and Little Town Heroes? O yea, those aren’t new IPs. Wow Nintendo sucks.
Last time I checked my little brother played Ori on the Nintendo Switch
"Xbox games studios currently have more studios that Sony." This is not a matter of quantity boi this is a matter of quality and Sony also totally dominated Microsoft on that. "The Initiative will release the great new IP" Total assumption because you don't know if their game is going to be good or not. Also, thinking that 1 game is going to magically turn things around for Xbox is very ridiculous don't you think?
And let's not forget that even if numerically MS might have more studios, some of Sony's studios are separated in 2 internal studios, for example Naughty Dog and they are doing the same with other teams like San Diego and Insomniac.
@thundercat77 ''This is not a matter of quantity boi this is a matter of quality and Sony also totally dominated Microsoft on that'' Going by your logic then nintendo dominates sony dont forget that.
@blady_man: Think at this point Nintendo is outside the console war.
"Total assumption because you don't know if their game is going to be good or not." It's clear that you don't keep up with the goings-on of the studios. They have a lot of staff from SSMS, the writer from Red Dead Redemption, the studio head was the in-charge of crucial dynamics...they have created a world-class team. "Also, thinking that 1 game is going to magically turn things around for Xbox is very ridiculous don't you think?" Xbox: Created the Halo franchise Xbox 360: Created the Gears of War franchise Xbox One: Created the best open-world racer Forza Horizon 3-4 Xbox series X: The Initiative IP will be the next big franchise on the same groundbreaking level as Halo, Gears, and Forza Horizon. "This is not a matter of quantity Master Spurg, this is a matter of quality and Sony also totally dominated Microsoft on that." Yet Sony has failed to rival the quality of the Halo and Forza Horizon franchise. These are high-quality studios: Obsidian entertainment Ninja Theory Playground games: Forza horizon team Playground games: RPG team Double fine production Inxile 343 industry The Coalition Turn 10 The Initiative Mojang Studios that still need to prove themselves: Compulsion games Undead labs
"Xbox: Created the Halo franchise" MS bought Halo along with Bungie. "Xbox 360: Created the Gears of War franchise" MS commissioned Gears. Bought it when the franchise was either going to be shuttered or made multi platform. "Yet Sony has failed to rival the quality of the Halo and Forza Horizon franchise." Halo? While Sony certainly tried and failed with Killzone, with the likes of Uncharted or Last of Us, do they really need to? As for Forza, Turn 10's been chasing after GT since...starting that stupid rivalry. If they've finally gotten a decent racing game on Xbox, that's all they've done. "Studios that still need to prove themselves" All of them, every game company in the industry, with each game released.
“Yet Sony has failed to rival the quality of the Halo and Forza Horizon franchise. ” What are you talking about? What about the Halo franchise? Halo Anniversary 2011...82% Halo 4 2012...87% Halo Spartan Assault 2013...53% Halo MCC 2014...85% Halo 5 2015...84% Halo Wars Definitive 2017...81% Halo Wars 2 2017...79% Halo’s highest output and lowest numbers have all happened in the modern era. 2000-2010 = Samson. 2011-2020 = Samson post haircut.
Spurg What are you smoking.. You know how many genres MS doesn't even have a horse in.. How many game of the year awards or even nominations did MS muster this gen, How many quality new ip's...?? Do tell. My gosh, some people say some delusional things. Produce >> Promise
"Total assumption because you don't know if their game is going to be good or not." That same logic applies to any new IP genius.
i have to agree. when i had heard MS aquired Rare, i thought i might end up getting an xbox to play a next-gen conker......i'm still waiting. at blady, below - not really. nintendo has the same basic releases every gen. "quality" isn't just about the games being good - it's also about new IPs and variety - nintendo strikes out in both areas. really, though - nintendo has their audience and that's it. their days of being relevant in total sales are long gone. switch and wiiu sales combined still fall WAY short of ps4 total sales......nuff said.
@RpgSama even if numerically MS might have more studios, some of Sony's studios are separated in 2 internal studios "And let's not forget that even if numerically MS might have more studios, some of Sony's studios are separated in 2 internal studios, for example Naughty Dog" False. ND do not have multiple teams working on multiple projects, same as San Diego! Insonmiac, you´re correct.
Most of Sony studios have 2 or 3 teams plus the unannounced acquisitions. Hence the reason why Xbox is in desperate need of more developers.
Microsft studios have multiple teams as well. Obsidian, Playground games, 343i, the coalition, Ninja theory, has multiple teams.
Desperate? They have 15 studios with multiple teams within. Clearly Phil is not desperate when he stated we are comfortable releasing games ahead of the series X launch.
@Az1ner: How are they not desperate while buying studios? Needing to put out games for the XB1 which has been dependent on 3rd party rather than 1st?
@Atticus_finch "Most of Sony studios have 2 or 3 teams plus the unannounced acquisitions. Hence the reason why Xbox is in desperate need of more developers." Which ones? How many studios at Worldwide are working on multiple projects? While you´re at it bring actuall proof that Sony has actual studios acquisitionsto make. Please, enlighten us. @Godmars290 "How are they not desperate while buying studios? Needing to put out games for the XB1 which has been dependent on 3rd party rather than 1st?" You asked for it! More studios. More new first party games and IPs. Now that MS is on an unprecendent and never seen before agressive acquisition of studios and industry talent its suddenly become a bad thing? Desperation? Seems to me that Xbox getting better make you somehow feel unconfartable.
If they are interested in Japanese’s studios, I hope they acquire Nippon Ichi. The studio is both a developer and a publisher and I think MS would want that. Plus, they make alot of good niche games.
“ Explain to me how this actually about wanting the games and isn't just about keeping games off PlayStation?” To boost their Game Pass service? Why did Sony buy Insomniac? Explain to me how this actually about wanting the games and isn't just about keeping games off Xbox and Game Pass.
“To boost their Game Pass service? Why did Sony buy Insomniac?” Insomniac has been making exclusives (key word) for Playstation since before Xbox even existed. Long history across 4 generations: Disruptor Spyro Spyro 2 Spyro Year of the Dragon Ratchet & Clank Ratchet&Clank Going Commando Ratchet & Clank Up your Arsenal Ratchet & Clank Deadlocked Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Ratchet & Clank Quest for Booty Ratchet & Clank A crack in time Ratchet & Clank Into the Nexus Ratchet & Clank Full Frontal Assault Ratchet & Clank All for One Ratchet & Clank Collection Ratchet & Clank 2016 Resistance Resistance 2 Resistance 3 Marvel’s Spider-man It’s not like they bought Bungie. You can’t miss what you never had and those games were never going to gamepass. Sunset Overdrive was already free on GWG. Ship sailed.
“ Insomniac has been making exclusives (key word) for Playstation since before Xbox even existed. ” And you conveniently forget that Insomniac had made an exclusive game for MS as well. And what does this have anything to do with acquiring studios? Or are you seriously saying a publisher can’t acquire a studio if those studios haven’t made tons of games for them?
I didn’t “conveniently forget” anything. I acknowledged Sunset Overdrive in the last paragraph. It was free April 2016 https://majornelson.com/201... “Or are you seriously saying...” I’m not saying anything, I’m just answering your question. Sony didn’t buy Insomniac to keep R&C off GP. They already owned it before the deal https://mobile.twitter.com/... . Spider-man and Resistance were never multiplatform. It’d be like, if Sony bought Quantic Dream. QD hasn’t had a game on Xbox since 2005. You wouldn’t have even noticed.
Even as a fan of what Sony has done, I won't deny that MS is doing what they need to to have a fighting chance at keeping up. Bought some good studios and have a good shot at making some good games. Fingers crossed to see them back in the fight!
They don’t need anything in Japan why worry about a market that literally doesn’t care what they do. Focus on your markets that actually still buy your products as way it’s going I don’t see why they would going forward.
Phil mentioned a Japanese studio acquisition. That'll be good for JRPG'S. Hopefully another lost Odyssey game.
would love to see Hironobu Sakaguchi do something awesome
For any Japanese Studio to succumb to a Microsoft acquisition, you can only assume that it will be a struggling studio.
Wonder if the rumor of them buying Sega is true?
I doubt that. Sega makes more games for the Playstation and the Nintendo Switch then they do the Xbox that would be an odd move.
Rare was all Nintendo before their acquisition.
Rare turn out good isn't it? /s
Sega has been doing better lately so I doubt it
I believe Sega is too big for the acquisition. But who know, we might see soon enough.
Don't care if the rumors are true or not, but Microsoft could buy sega, sony, and Nintendo and still have enough money left to still be a multi trillion dollar corporation
I have always wished Microsoft would buy Sega. That has been talk since the Sega Saturn days. Another MS should have scooped when they were wobbly was Capcom. I know those bigger studios are more entrenched and difficult, but MS could if they wanted. Buying Sega and/or Capcom would have given them an instant presence in the Japanese market. If ...IF they had our ever do buy such a studio as Sega or Capcom...leave them be as much as possible. Don't meddle in their thinking and developing methods!!!!
@WiiU-Dude: "Don't meddle in their thinking and developing methods!!!!" Then MS would be buying current Capcom/Sega. And when they meddled with them, they'd likely force them to add multiplayer to everything.
Never heard that rumor
And here you have it. The daily puff piece of this talking head pulling off more pulp fiction. Microsoft algorithmic generator working in full force. CHECK. "Xbox games studios currently have more studios than Sony." But you are not going to release exclusives later on 2022 right Microsoft? https://n4g.com/news/231917... Is this more of your pulp fiction? Since you are not interested in the delivery of exclusives why all of the sudden you are interested acquiring studios? Is this your new "wait for E3" strategy trying to fetch clueless early adopters like you did with the XBONE? Oh wait, Sony is not going to attend the next E3. ^^.
What the heck are you on about?
cuz it takes time to make AAA games?
Microsoft had the XBONE without a single great AAA game in a span of almost seven years. The crutch of "Wait for Next E3" will not work this time. Sony sent devkits in 2017 for a reason. At the end of this year developers got almost four years to bring in exclusives for the PS5. In who do you trust? On someone who flunked selling lies with the cloud and NO DELIVERY or on someone who has the best exclusive portfolio of games?
They had all generation . Need to wait 2 more years into the next one for the new console? Pass
"In fanboy World it should take no less then 6 months to deliver games." Microsoft can't commit to exclusives because they don't believe in them. Sony dedicates time to these because Sony considers them as investments. Microsoft marked exclusives as "non profitable" in their bull headed mindset. No wonder why they sold less than the 360. No wonder why Crackdown 3 was less than joke in the delivery? Microsoft IS NOT INTERESTED IN QUALITY, it is interested in PROFITS throughout services. Sony is INTERESTED IN QUALITY BECAUSE THAT IS THE WAY SONY MAKES PROFIT. They do them showing off lots of top quality EXCLUSIVES. Wait, so you are expecting in such "fanboy world" that Microsoft acquires studios and all of the sudden plug a triple A successful exclusive? Looks like Microsoft is interested in the money that consoles does, right? But they don't want to invest, right? "Then I wanna see Insomniacs New game up and running at the PS reveal." In your XBONE you have not a SINGLE exclusive whatsoever to be proud of for a span of seven years. You dare to ask Sony do their job to your liking because MS was not even capable of doing it? What? Do you want them to pull off an "Activision" spewing a refurbish of Call of Duty each year? Really? Don't blame team Sony for your lowering of standards and paying more for a lot less. LEARN TO LIVE WITH YOUR CHOICES. We chose PS consoles because WE KNEW what we were getting. Simple.
What is wrong with most people on this site? If you're a PS fan wtf are you bothered about what Xbox does?!
In every positive Play Station article that is legit such as game reviews and and proof of concept we have a set of people who comes as complete trolls. They can't stick to their own threads because they despise the idea that we are having fun with our console and exclusives. It's envy and the inability of them to live with their choices. Many realized and noticed what is Microsoft true power. It is PR spinning and software monopolies. Look what they did to the XBONE. Microsoft has done so much spinning and damage control that somehow they have managed to put fans in a perpetual hypnotic trance up to the point of complete denial. Microsoft relies on 'yellow press', 'hardball', puff pieces, bullying and even delinquency to achieve their money. This is why the community calls them out.
Microsoft buying another multiplat developer and taking games away directly affects PS.
Let’s see how many angry folks will be in here. Anyways... I would pick Crytek. I loved Crysis and felt Ryse could’ve been so much better if the company wasn’t hanging by threads. They have the talent to bring an awesome first party engine to the next gen that could push visuals and real time physics... they seem passionate about the tech side of things. With a little bit of collaboration with better story tellers and designers it would be a recipe for one of the best devs out there..
I've said it before but I'd really wish Microsoft could buy Sega. They have a great back catalogue but they could do well releasing a different looking Xbox in Japan under Sega branding, I'm sure this would really help..
Why would you want sega to die. God you ms fanboys are the worst pos.
You still think this is the same old Ms leadership. Sega would thrive under this Xbox crew. If not, why did ninja theory sign on? Obsidian?
They have enough now that destroying Sega shouldn’t even be in the conversation. Shades of WWE signing new contracts to 6 years just so AEW can’t have ‘em. Push the talent you have. Don’t worry about Sonic 20 and Yakuza 10.
Good read. Should be quite exciting to see what they all develop.
Yup. First aquire then execute, just like they did with Rare
Or Playground Games. Or Ninja Theory. Or Obsidian. Or Sony with BigBig Studios, or Sony Liverpool, or Evolution studio.
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This guy below said turn 10 has been chasing gran turismo lol. Buddy you are living in the past. Forza Motorsport and horizon have long since passed gran turismo in quality. Turn 10s next outing will be phenomenal with a new engine and the extra development time. Somebody tell me a racing game from this gen better. Also these people act like all these really good indie studios are gonna all of a sudden turn to crap with all the funding and backing of Microsoft. Ninja theory Is gonna blow up and do big things. You never know compulsion games might really blossom too. If you love games you should root for all studios to do well.
[email protected] gran turismo sport a spin off that sold 8 million copies none of the mainline forza games this gen sold near 8 million. gran turismo sport is also the racing game that played by the pros with gt sport having a big esport scene and online community.
8 mill on a 100 million console sold install base 5 mil on a 45 million console install base
GTS also earned itself a rating of 75 on meta...the lowest the series has ever been...you failed to mention that. You also failed to mention that the game came out in year 4 of the system's life and is/was the only major exclusive sim racer on the platform. Lastly, you had to use the "mainline" tag just to make GTS seem better than what it is. The Forza Horizon series has outsold GTS, but again you didnt want to mention that because it would hurt your argument. The Horizon series is every bit a mainline game as Motorsport is today.
So you come back with sales figures? Boy this debate was over before it started
Are you adding up a whole franchise sales vs a single game?🤦♂️ damn that's some reach there😂👍
For all the hype about "Sony's Amazing Lineup of Exclusives" this Gen. is not all it's cracked up to be. As an owner of Xbox1, PS4, Switch and still rocking a brand new 360. Which is still supported by Microsoft. I hate to say it but I'm thoroughly underwhelmed by Sony's Epic Narrative adventures. Last of us remastered was ok.. That's it... Climb this wal