Interview with Pete Hines: The possibilities of Starfield and the future of Bethesda

Vandal writes: " We spoke for half an hour with the VP of Bethesda Softworks, who reveals that the company will take more risks after the success of Hi-Fi Rush."

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Sega says Creative Assembly will return to genres it knows best after Hyenas’ cancellation

Sega has said Creative Assembly will go back to working on the genres it knows best, following the decision to cancel Hyenas.
It’s implied the studio’s focus will return to offline RTS.

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Marcello11h ago

Yeah Please SEGA or at least native VR support for Alien Isolation.


Alien VR… you’re sitting on a safe investment opportunity. VR owners are always hungry for new games.

Heck, explore RTS feasibility in VR, too. One hand washes the other…

Don’t chase fortnite.

-Foxtrot7h ago

Alien Isolation II...I beg of you

Continue her story.

Snookies126h ago

Alien Isolation 2... That's all we need. That's all we've ever needed... The first game was a horror masterpiece!

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Xbox CFO: Microsoft Wants to Drive High-Margin Sales on PlayStation & Nintendo

Microsoft has once again reiterated that the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard was mostly about securing a foothold in the mobile market, CFO Tim Stuart has said. In addition, the executive explained that Microsoft intends to drive high-margin sales on both PlayStation and Nintendo.

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Jin_Sakai12h ago

Might as well go 3rd party and get this over with.

darthv7211h ago

They can support their own platforms as well as others without going full 3rd party. with the Sony/Nintendo fans buying... it only serves to benefit MS fans who just use GP.

There was some article the other day that said kids are wanting more subs for xmas instead of physical games. i don't know how accurate that is but it sounds like the next generation is less about ownership and more about just playing to have fun.

Tacoboto9h ago(Edited 9h ago)

Exactly, to that final point in particular. What makes games so sacred that they'd be immune from changes in purchasing trends across almost every single industry?

Phone subscriptions, Music subscriptions, movie subscriptions, food/meal subscriptions, grocery delivery subscriptions, automotive subscriptions; if you're someone growing up with these especially, why stop and put your foot down suddenly at $70 video games, which then have their own subscriptions in the form of seasonal battle passes and Mtx?

So long as there remain quality single player experiences and respectable pathways to ownership/preservation, I don't particularly see a problem.

crazyCoconuts9h ago

My simplistic interpretation is that to drive more revenue with higher margins, MS would use it's large catalog of games to negotiate a larger cut of the game sales on PS/Nintendo.
Like, for example, Sony might get less than 30% for MS published games. I kinda think that might imply they'll be throwing in some previously exclusive titles to sweeten the deal... we'll see

dumahim9h ago

Kind of makes sense. I can see how a kid would rather have an ongoing sub to have access to a ton of games rather than getting a game or two now and then. They're not the one footing the bill.

Hofstaderman8h ago

I read that most kids want Spiderman 2.

Christopher8h ago

You are correct, kids are ill-informed on the importance of ownership. We shouldn't let kids decide the future of the market.

Redemption-648h ago

I belive that was misleading, digital sales is increasing, so of course kids born in the digital age would prefer cards that allow them to purchase games online rather than physical games. This can also simply be cause subscription is required to play online on consoles. People are buying them because they have to

Jingsing8h ago

Yeah I won't be subsidizing GamePass on other platforms.

fr0sty7h ago

They aren't making money by investing in R&D for hardware that doesn't recoup its costs... they lose money on hardware, their only profits are from services, so it only makes sense for them to just support their services and leave the hardware up to the ones who can actually sell it.

fr0sty7h ago

As for subscriptions taking over everything else... look at how the movie and TV show subscription market is imploding right now... It isn't working out very well for them. Disney has more subs than netflix, for instance, but is still losing money.

Profchaos5h ago

Yeah what a weird thing to ask for I know some of my greatest memories as a kid centred around unwrapping consoles and games on Christmas if someone gave me a subscription that I only had for 12 months I'd be a bit disappointed it's like the modern gift card in a way

Godmars2905h ago

But they can only do that by buying up 3rd parties. And in that, if they announcing such was the plan, they're doing it wrong by making certain titles exclusive to their own platform(s).

Crows904h ago

Less about ownership and more about playing to have fun....

As if people didn't always play to have fun.

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Melankolis3h ago

They grow up with mobile apps, such is inevitable

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Great idea! Let Playstation monopolize high-powered home consoles so they can hike up console, game, and subscription prices at their leisure.


CobraKai9h ago(Edited 9h ago)

I agree. Why not? It might be better for gaming as a whole, but then it would be less competition on the console side and that’s never good.

Crows904h ago

Sorry..there's no competition on the console side ...let's not pretend that there is

DeusFever8h ago

I’d buy the shit out of Halo on PS5. Money is on the table.