Xbox described Baldur’s Gate 3 as a ‘second-run Stadia PC RPG’

Microsoft is paying up to $300 million for games to be on Game Pass and yet its ability to pick the winners and losers is a bit off.

XiNatsuDragnel74d ago

Yeah you guys have weird judgment of spectacular games imo.

VersusDMC74d ago

It's a running problem as i remember they passed on Marvel and Genshin Impact as well.

execution1773d ago

And before that they even passed on little big planet

VariantAEC71d ago

And Heavy Rain and countless other games many we may never know of.
Xbox isn't about games. It's about beating PS.

Jin_Sakai74d ago

Xbox heads are clueless. This is why Xbox is in the position it’s in today.

jwillj2k473d ago

It’s arrogance. Same people said Xbox would have a 30% advantage over ps5 hardware because 12 >10. Straight up morons..

Angyobangyo74d ago

You're linking a twitter post of a blue check mark MS shill.

shinoff218374d ago

And, that twitter link proves nothing.

Eonjay74d ago (Edited 74d ago )

He is going out of his way to cover for Microsoft. Also, even if it is aspirational, which is is clearly not, what difference does it make. Knowing that this is their goal doesn't make anyone feel less disturbed by the prospect of further consolidation and monopolization.

mkis00774d ago

Well according to this his second point is flat out wrong because xbox didnt know BG3 would not release at the same time as other versions.

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azedean73d ago

Lol... Damage control, how much they valued Baldur's Gate 3 again ?

"It was estimated it would cost $5 million to have Baldur’s Gate 3 on the service but it was roundly dismissed as a ‘second-run Stadia PC RPG"

VenomUK73d ago

@darthv72 Jez Cordon is manipulated by his Microsoft contacts; he thinks he is being told confidential info when really he’s being fed PR.

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Zeref74d ago

"Second run" means it launched on a different platform before coming to Xbox, it's it's second run.

It's not a comment on the quality of the game lol
You would expect videogame writers to know how to read this lingo.

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fr0sty74d ago

They are twisting themselves into pretzels to try to spin what he said into anything but what he said, lol.

XiNatsuDragnel74d ago

Big brother stop man you're grasping at straws rn.

Zeref74d ago

@Advillain Baldurs Gate was the platform that it was gonna launch on first

Jesus Christ do I need to spell EVERYTHING out for you?

Eonjay74d ago

This statement was made BEFORE the launch was advanced on PC and BEFORE Xbox was version was delayed.

ravens5274d ago

Eonjay. 🫢 crazy lol.Case closed.

Yung-T74d ago (Edited 74d ago )

I don't even have an Xbox, but a PS5.
It's hilarious how you are being downvoted for the clarification on the wording.

The N4G community is honestly the worst of any entertainment site I ever encountered, ppl intentionally disregard facts if it means they can continue to downvote and make toxic fanboy comments.

Feel free to hate Microsoft and XBox for other stuff (deservedly so), but on this topic it's nonsense.

And the Advillain guy being heavily upvoted for his Stadia comment, although Baldurs Gate indeed was advertised as a Stadia release at first.

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Zeref74d ago (Edited 74d ago )

No I'm not grasping at straws. You're wrong. The word you're thinking of is Second-rate not second run. Yikes.


mkis00773d ago

The premise is wrong for jez. This statment was made before the xbox version was postponed.

Zeref73d ago (Edited 73d ago )

Wrong. It was going to launch on Stadia and PC first. That's what they were referring to.


mkis00773d ago

A month gap is not "second run" stop trying to excuse their ignorance.

XiNatsuDragnel72d ago

Big brother, the premise off man, the clarity is article.

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Workshyskiver74d ago

Second run doesn't mean second rate like you all think it does, it just means that its not launching on xbox as a first run title i.e initial launch date. Its a second run title for Playstation too, third run really for Xbox.

mkis00773d ago

Again statement made before the release date was postponed for xbox.

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italiangamer74d ago

This just tell you how much they understand about games, incompetent clowns with pockets full of money.

-Foxtrot74d ago

See how they don’t give a shit until something is popular and everyone is talking about it

Next they’ll try and buy them

Eonjay74d ago

They already did try to buy them... they were on their acquisition short list.

Vengeance113874d ago

I guess Microsoft proves money can't buy brains.