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Starfield is the "starting gun" for first-party Xbox games

"This is the beginning of something that's going to be really special," Xbox CMO says

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Christopher280d ago

Saying it's the beginning is dangerous. Now they have to truly deliver regularly and with similar quality games. That's a very high bar to maintain is Starfield ends up being a critical and sales success.

Lightning77280d ago

No not all games will be as hyped or as big as Starfield. He means in terms getting that one big game to lead the them into the regular cadence of AAA releases.

Christopher280d ago

*** He means in terms getting that one big game to lead the them into the regular cadence of AAA releases. ***

"No, but yes" is what you just said.

LordoftheCritics280d ago

''Its the beginning of 30fps games this gen''

/Fixed

Petebloodyonion280d ago

Oh boy! Some PR ppl should learn to keep their mouth shut.

Obscure_Observer280d ago

With Starfield and Forza Motorsport, Xbox gamers are finally getting true current AAA first party games!

Jerret West also confirmed Hellblade II, Avowed and Towerborne for 2024, among other games they don´t had disclosed yet for 2024 and 2025!

It took long enough due COVID among other things, but Xbox is finally getting there to deliver a cohesive and consistent games output, genre diverse and high quality AAA, AA and indie games.

thesoftware730280d ago

The new E3 must be in 2 weeks or so...so not that long👍🏿.

-Foxtrot280d ago

Oh we still using the COVID excuse....

SPEAKxTHExTRUTH280d ago

What do you think that these games only take two years to make? A lot of these current gen Xbox games was being developed during Covid so yes Covid impacted game studios amount other industries.

-Foxtrot280d ago (Edited 280d ago )

Plenty of games released in 2021 / 2022 which were well into development during COVID if we are talking 3-4 years.

It's no excuse, the fact is they just didn't have much going on and by the time they bucked their ideas up the games take years to make. Then they bought Zenimax and Activision to cover this.

Games released in 2021 / 2022

Far Cry 6
It Takes Two
Psychonauts 2
Returnal
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Life Is Strange: True Colors
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Elden Ring
Horizon Forbidden West
Stray
God of War Ragnarok
Splatoon 3
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
GT7

I could go on...

Lightning77280d ago

He never mentions covid, not sure where you got that from. But Those games you listed were far enough in development so covid had little impact on those games.

Covid aside allot Xbox games were still in early production regardless. Games don't take two to 3 years to make, obviously. Now some of these titles are reaching the latter half of development finally.

thesoftware730280d ago (Edited 280d ago )

Fox, you for real with that list of games?

https://www.ign.com/article...

COVID caused massive, industry wide console/hardware problem along with games in 2020, 2021, and 2022, thing gradually picked back up. 60+ games were delayed..you couldn't even find consoles at the time, people had to work from home, which 100% slow down game production, to claim otherwise is just plain dumb.

Of course games released, but to pretend that it didn't have a huge impact is trolling...it is a known fact!

And MS released, Forza:HZ 5, Halo infinite , and MS Flight Sim, among a few others...funny how you didn't list those...smh.

CrimsonWing69280d ago

@Lightning77

“It took long enough due COVID among other things,”

That’s literally in his post, how did you miss it!?

Obscure_Observer280d ago

"Oh we still using the COVID excuse...."

Forgive me, I forgot that COVID it´s only a reason for delays when comes to your preferred company and it´s games.

Lightning77280d ago

@Crimson Why are y'all spreading fake news? He never mentioned covid.

Quit making up your own fake news. I'll shut it down fast.

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RupeeHoarder280d ago

Forza is nothing new and has been on the Xbox lists for years now.

Crows90280d ago

You still need to wait for those games. Rewrite and reword this comment when those games comment and are great

Vengeance1138280d ago

Seriously going to mention Forza with a straight face lol literally same game every single year, may as well mention NHL 24 while you're at it, or Fifa.

Obscure_Observer280d ago

"Seriously going to mention Forza with a straight face lol literally same game every single year, may as well mention NHL 24 while you're at it, or Fifa."

The last Forza Motorsport was released in 2017, check your facts and don´t be so insecure about Xbox getting games.

Flakegriffin279d ago

@obscure

Nobody is insecure about Xbox getting games. It’s your insecurities over Xbox, where you feel you need to justify everything they do, that make people laugh at you.

thesoftware730279d ago (Edited 279d ago )

Vengeance, Fox mentioned GT7? What is the difference? In no way is it like releasing an NHL game, what a stupid thing to say.

How do you disqualify a new game that gets stellar reviews and is top-tier? oh for your sill narrative....Hypocrite.

Vengeance1138279d ago (Edited 279d ago )

@Obscure_Observer
Nice PR spin right there lol Theres been 10 Forza's released in the last 12yrs, lets not pretend Forza Horizon isnt the exact same thing as Forza Motorsport. The last Forza game was 2021 bruh, check your facts better ok?

@thesoftware730

lmao touch a nerve did I? Sensitive little xbot you are, Go stroke your Xbox, clown.

Obscure_Observer279d ago

@Flakegriffin

"Nobody is insecure about Xbox getting games. It’s your insecurities over Xbox, where you feel you need to justify everything they do, that make people laugh at you.

Let them laugh. This is a positive Xbox article and I´d gave a positive opinion. Thing is Xbox getting games does make some people uncomfortable or mad for whatever reason.

It is what it is.

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Kornholic279d ago (Edited 279d ago )

It didn't take long for you to forget that as an Xbox player, you are not getting anything more with this Zenimax purchase. Starfield would have released on Xbox regardless, even if MS had not bought the company. Yet here you are celebrating the release of a former multiplatform game as a some sort or victory.

Xbox players wanted more games from MS but instead they got smoke and mirrors. And you fell for it.

Obscure_Observer279d ago (Edited 279d ago )

"It didn't take long for you to forget that as an Xbox player, you are not getting anything more with this Zenimax purchase."

Wrong. Didn´t take long for *you* to forget that TESVI, Indiana Jones, Fallout 5 among new unannounced games form ID, Tango and Arkane Lyon are also in development as we speak.

"Starfield would have released on Xbox regardless, even if MS had not bought the company. Yet here you are celebrating the release of a former multiplatform game as a some sort or victory."

Starfield would be released in a rough state as presented last year if wasn´t for Phil Spencer to allow Bethesda an extra year. So yes, if Starfield turn out to be "less buggy" as early reports suggests, XGS and Xbox gamers certainly has something to celebrate.

"Xbox players wanted more games from MS but instead they got smoke and mirrors. And you fell for it."

I´ll be playing Starfield next week so I think I´m good. Thank you.

Lightning77279d ago

So what about games like FF16 being taken away from other platforms hell even away from PC for a short time? A super popular IP that's released on multiple platforms for decades isn't on the other platforms. Sony didn't make FF it's not their game also. MS was also heavily involved in optimizing the game early last year just like how Sony helped with development with 16. One is a new IP then other not a new IP that's been on multiple systems so which ones worse?

Also the game would of released on PS first probably for a year 2 exclusive. Trust me you and everyone wouldn't complain not a single bit or acting childish across the SM. You would all be praising and loving SF because it's exclusives. I don't wanna hear your obvious hypocrisy.