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Xbox Has a Great Lineup for Fall and Spring, Is Beginning to Hit Its Stride, Says Matt Booty

Xbox Game Content and Studios president Matt Booty said Microsoft has a great lineup for Fall and Spring, having finally hit its stride.

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gold_drake1d 1h ago

please, we've heard that so many times.

cod might be a success but literally anything else that is exclusive is a big question mark, as always.

ApocalypseShadow8h ago

I know right. We've heard it all before. With Microsoft, it isn't that there isn't good content coming. It's that it's coming too late for most gamers to care.

For years gamers were asking Microsoft to increase their output of games instead of selling hype and dangling carrots. While Sony and Nintendo did what gamers expected from them, which is to make great games, Microsoft was making promises and not following through even though they have the most money.

It's like Sega. I loved Old Sega. But Sega concentrated on pumping out hardware instead of just making games and getting the development community onboard what they were selling. Then, when they were firing on all cylinders with Dreamcast and Getting Soul Calibur, DOA, Sonic, Ready 2 Rumble, Skies of Arcadia, Phantasy Star Online, Jet Set Radio, etc, it was too late. Gamers and developers were burned already from 32X, Sega CD, Saturn, etc.

Microsoft has released multiple hardware configurations, multiple, MULTIPLE controllers, Kinect, Xbox One, S, X, etc when gamers were asking for games at the output of Sony and Nintendo. Actually, more so because now they are worth 3 TRILLION dollars. Leaving them with no excuses.

But it's at a time where Xbox sells at an all time low, games are releasing day one cross platform and on the competition's devices, game pass killing sales to the point that all this new effort will mean nothing at all because who's going to buy these games to return the investment? Not only that, but no one trusts Microsoft's Xbox executives. They lie and mislead, misdirect to the point that most gamers, almost most countries, don't care what Microsoft is cooking. We see the sales.

They can say they are finally hitting their stride after buying up a big part of the industry. But, they are still in third place and still getting their ass kicked by the competition who's taking their sweet time pulling out the big guns. What happens when the big guns show up from Nintendo and Sony? It'll be another public as beating for all to see. Their stride is still running from a belt.

InUrFoxHole3h ago

Let me ask you a question. Is Sony giving gamers what they want right now?

Elda3h ago

@InUrFoxHole. Sony started this year with some interesting fun 3rd party exclusives. XB hasn't released anything exclusive so far but Hellblade 2 & that game was a borefest. Next year both platforms will have some interesting games to play.

Reaper22_57m ago

Just because they aren't in 1st place doesn't mean they aren't making money. You clearly don't understand how business works. BMW doesn't sell more than Ford but they are making a lot of money. The gaming industry is huge. Believe it or not there is plenty money to be made.

purple10147m ago

My heart gets heavy when people mention jet set radio, soul calibur

Also on an extreme sports vibe, Dreamcast also had the best version of tony hawks pro skater

There was a bmx game I saw here the other day, instant buy it’s cell shaded. And looked fun, hope the soundtracks good

Zeref24m ago(Edited 10m ago)

That's a whole bunch of nothing when Xbox got more games coming out in the near and long term than both Playstation and Nintendo. But I guess we're just gonna ignore facts and pretend Sony is the end all and be all of the Industry and whatever they do is fine and doesn't deserve questioning at all. Even though we just heard their plan was for most of their games to be live service and only got cut in half because of other failures of live service games. Also forget about the terrible showcase which showed absolutely nothing promising. Concorde turning out to be a live service overwatch/marvel clone. Meanwhile we just got an actual Marvel Overwatch clone. Their main headline title is fucking Astro Bot lol, which will probably be a good game but I doubt it will move any needles.

I guess we're in the bargaining phase with you Playstation fanboys. In the real world, your opinions don't matter. Businesses don't work the way you think they do. Just because they're selling less consoles than Sony doesn't mean they're not making billions. Xbox has more monthly active users than Playstation does btw. The only metric that matters in the real world.


and thats without ABK.


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just_looken1h ago

Cod is also only a success because every other AAA fps has failed or was dragged out back like old yeller

purple10122h ago

"Is Beginning to Hit Its Stride". I'm sure I've heard that somewhere before


Lightning7720h ago

That was back in 2015 when they had some third party exclusives games. Back when it was bad to have third party exclusives. Third party will always dry up unless that's they did (360 days)

Difference is they have their own exclusives now.

purple10117h ago

how about this gem

"Starfield doesn’t deserve this added pressure but it will be the first full-price game that has a chance to change minds about what Xbox is capable of. Initially, in 2021, it felt like Xbox had hit its stride"

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Terry_B4h ago

lol. Just like in the last 10 years...rite? ;)

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