Xbox Studios Boss: We "Deserve a Pretty Positive Grade" for Xbox Games Showcase

Xbox Game Studios boss Matt Booty thinks they "deserve a pretty positive grade" for the recent Xbox Games Showcase

phoenixwing26d ago (Edited 26d ago )

You bought it all around six months ago. You spent billions because the company is literally inept but yeah a plus man

OtterX26d ago

It's like a kid that pays the smart kid in class to do his science fair project for him, then brags "Hey, look what I made! That's an A+ effort right there!"

GamerRN26d ago

Wait didn't Sony buy all the great studios THEY own also? So Microsoft is a villain for trying to catch up?

OtterX26d ago (Edited 26d ago )

@GamerRN the only example I can think of that you're referring to is Bungie with Destiny? Maybe a few others that were already in financial risk of closure?

Almost all the others were long nurtured studios that Sony help build up from their beginnings. Insomniac for instance is what it is today because of Sony's support from the early PS1 days from Spyro to Ratchet & Clank onward. (Or for me, the hidden gem Disruptor) Insomniac even gave Microsoft a chance w Sunset Overdrive and hardly anyone bought it, so Insomniac saw MS as a wasted effort. They probably heard about the Gamepass plans early on b4 it was announced and ran. Gamepass is where games go to die bc unless you're in the 5% most successful titles, you're in risk of your game, and possibly your studio dying off.

shinoff218325d ago


Play coy all you want but Sony never went and bought 2 of some of the largest publishers in gaming. There is a huge difference. Doesnt matter much anyway because as Ms has already shown, it's base cannot support all the ips they've bought.

1Victor25d ago (Edited 25d ago )

@ Gamer: “ Wait didn't Sony buy all the great studios THEY own also? So Microsoft is a villain for trying to catch up?”
Ugh a few thousand of my brain cell expired after reading your comment.
Edit: sorry forgot to comment on the article
Good job microsoft on showing the stuff you stole and dangling it on front of the police saying you deserve it because you work hard to get it 🤦🏿

VenomUK25d ago

‘ Xbox Studios Boss: We "Deserve a Pretty Positive Grade" for Xbox Games Showcase’

And what grade do you think you deserve for the rest of your 2024 shenanigans? 🤔

DodoDojo25d ago


"Ugh a few thousand of my brain cell expired after reading your comment."

Based on your comment history I assumed that your brain cells already had a battle royal and that's how you ended up with that user name?

fr0sty25d ago

I think it's the gamers that get to decide that... you don't take a test and then go up to the teacher saying "I deserve an A".

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-Foxtrot26d ago

Here’s the thing and I know it’s going to cause a stir like it’s some fanboy bullshit but it needs to be said

Microsoft did indeed have a great showcase, no way about it, they did

BUT…theres a lot of ways to go about it

We’ve been moaning for years how studios constantly keep showing off games that are years away and the thing is this is exactly what Microsoft has done this year

Simple reveal trailers to fully showing of a bit of gameplay, it’s irrelevant the fact is Microsoft already revealed Perfect Dark, Fable, State of Decay, Avowed, Indiana Jones before the showcase and some of those titles were revealed a LONG time ago. They did the same thing with Hellblade 2 for a while until it finally released, it always felt it was at every show. Gears of War had no release date so how many shows is that going to be at realistically? I just assumed going by the comments online people hated this sort of stuff and yet the next they praise it. We’ve still got other games MS revealed a while back and will get more re-reveals in the future so the same will happen again.

Then you have multiplatform games on top of all that because let’s be honest between the Summer Game Fest and Microsofts Showcase you’ll want to reveal your games at something more established and bigger so these big third party studios will chose Microsoft to show their games at since Sony hasn’t got any presence at these shows and people like EA don’t really do their own shows because they are always terrible.

It just feels like overtime, if Microsoft finally go third party in the next few years, the Microsoft Showcase will basically become a third party mini E3 show more multiplatform developers will want to get in on as long as there’s an Xbox version.

KevtheDuff25d ago

I'm glad someone else has pointed it out.

Everybody got angry at trailers of games with no gameplay or release dates and some of these didnt even have a year, so I'm not sure what's changed? Those of us with a series X spent the first two years saying 'wait till next year'. After this show we are still kicking the can down the road....
I'm happy to see what's coming, but the show did everything that everyone said they hated in the past! I guess given the shocks of the early year for MS, any optimism is appreciated, but I'll be reserving judgement for when we actually see games. At least ID know how to do a gameplay trailer - more of that please!

Profchaos25d ago (Edited 25d ago )

Tend to agree ms announces things far to early and with this showcase being the second last xsx focused show given the intended push to next gen in 26 it couldn't afford to be quiet.

I feel like most of these games announced won't see daylight until 25 / 26 some may abandon the xsx in favour of next gen and next showcase will be another repeat and maybe a next gen tease or reval if they are planning early 26

Obscure_Observer26d ago

"You bought it all around six months ago. You spent billions because the company is literally inept but yeah a plus man"

Sure thing...

Perfect Dark, South of Midnight, Fable, Flight Simulator 2024, State of Decay and Gears 6 all looked incredible it those has absolutely nothing to do with ABK or even Bethesda.

I guess some people simply can´t accept that MS is on a whole new level of quality, quantity and variety that competition can´t come close!

Xbox has the whole generation on the lock and even some games to spare and save for the next generation console. All Top tier games day one on Gamepass including COD.

Things will only get better for us. This is just the beginning of something ever greater.

fr0sty26d ago (Edited 26d ago )

Guess what they didn't show much of? Exclusive titles. Not even Gears 6 was cited to be exclusive to Xbox.

Looks like you were proven wrong yet again.


andy8526d ago

Haven't you learned to wait for release yet? You said the same about Redfall and Starfield. Looking great in previews is all well and good. It's how they actually play that matters. Where is this "whole new level of quality"? They've yet to even be nominated for game of the year, nevermind winning it. That's what a whole new level of quality means.

-Foxtrot26d ago

“Things will only get better for us. This is just the beginning of something ever greater”

Good grief.

Fanboy shit aside…come on


Hotpot26d ago

ah spare me with this “us” mentality, you corpo mouthpiece are getting tiring...
if you’re a gamer and you see games you like buy it (and the device to play it if you haven’t) and move on, it’s a box not a homeland to defend.

XiNatsuDragnel26d ago

Don't be a slave to company please man and be open minded about different views man.

Jingsing26d ago

I see an Obscure_Observer post I don't read it but simply down vote it and I'm not even a simple man. :)

AsimLionheart25d ago

"Things will only get better for us. This is just the beginning of something ever greater."

My God. I can't even imagine what is wrong with this person and what kind of life he lives. Just look at the things he writes and spews. Can you imagine, he is talking about video games, just a form of entertainment? He talks as if he is on a holy crusade or a fight for freedom awaiting salvation or liberation. How can someone become so obsessed, crazed, and devoted to a videogame brand that serves no purpose in life except to provide some entertainment during your free time?

Obscure_Observer25d ago


"Xbox has lost. Just accept"

They´d lost. Xbox and PC gamers won.

Fair trade to me, since I couldn´t care less if the´re losing while we get our games! TONS of games day one on Gamepass.

Michiel198925d ago

@frosty cause they release on pc, are we now gonna call all sony 1st party games not exclusive anymore because they also release on pc?

The Wood25d ago

you really are the pro bono lead attorney for anything against MS/Xbox.

fr0sty25d ago

@michiel, because they release on PS5.

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343_Guilty_Spark25d ago

How long you gonna cry about this?

neomahi25d ago

I agree. Dont you find it interesting how Microsoft bought Activision after their own internal studios failure and then at first chance they say "We"...... You didn't do anything but dig deep into Papa Microsofts deep pockets and take their money to buy someone else's work. After several years managing the business, yeah, I'll probably allow you to say "we" when you've proven yourself. That's like me having the school nerd do my science project, paying him to do it and then turn it in and say I did it. I don't see any difference