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What The Hell Happened To Microsoft Game Studios?

Guerrilla Play Writes: Microsoft Game Studios (MGS) was created in 2002 to publish games specifically for the Xbox brand. This generation we have seen production dwindle down to practically nothing from an Xbox 360 standpoint and for the core gamer. Why has Microsoft abandon their very own console.

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movements3667d ago

I've said it before and I'll say it again: MS needs to invest in new first party studios if they want to really combat Sony in the exclusives department.

iamnsuperman3667d ago (Edited 3667d ago )

Microsoft seams to be making money of buying third part DLC exclusive timed content but this only will work in the short run.....why buy a 360 where they have a few exclusive over a PS3 with lots of exclusives especially when the DLC is timed.....Eventually this business strategy will fail unless Microsoft pulls some great exclusives out

captain-obvious3667d ago

MS is turning casual
all they need is Rare and 3rd party

i mean thats why they closed ensemble studios after all

Immortal3213667d ago

if they want halo, or if they believe the 360 controller is better. Other than that they're most likely to get a ps3.

karl3667d ago

lol MS doesnt give a shit about how many exclusives do they have anymore

its all about sales.. they only need to appear as the better console to uninformed parents and people who dont read gaming news sites.. who have no idea that MS wont be releasing almost no exclusives at all in the future..
the ignorance of the buyers is all they need....
and to keep their gamers fanbase loyal to the XBOX they just need to keep the console numbers a bit bigger than SONY's

if an xbox fanboys can say.. SONY is third .. nothing else matters

inveni03667d ago

Microsoft only developed first party games in an effort to establish a brand name. They've done that. Now (like with Windows), they're done. The problem is that (like with Windows), people are going to get sick of being handed buggy hardware (or software in Windows' case) and they'll start to move toward PS3 (Mac). Then--and only then--will MS think about putting out some new exclusives (Windows 7).

rockleex3666d ago

They were all put underneath the bottom of an Avatar's shoes! XD

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divideby03667d ago

if you dont think MS needs more 1st party games... sorry you are both and idiot and a fool.

What REAL gamer dont want more 1st party games... oh yea.. silly fanboys.

get real real gamers want more and better games

yourfather3667d ago (Edited 3667d ago )

real gamer also play multi-platform games

sikbeta3667d ago

There is difference, Multiplats are available on more than 1 console, so you don't see a reason to buy an specific console with an specific brand, there is when First Party Exclusives shine, those games are the reason of why you chose an specific console, imagine what could happen if Mario was multiplat, no one would buy a wii and Nintendo would not have a franchise to back their consoles...

gypsygib3667d ago

Real gamers like both, the advantage 1st party games have over 3rd party is that they can make better use of the specific consoles advantages and devote 100% of the game budget to making one comprehensive game instead of making budget/gameplay sacrifices to get the game across multiple platforms.

Gam3s4lif33666d ago

real gamers also dont care about exclusives
i feel a lot of hate coming now...

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outrageous3667d ago (Edited 3667d ago )

M$ is on the brink of greatness...they know it as do the industry. If M$ would reduce the price of kinect to $99.99, they would have it locked up.

MW2 showed the industry that M$ has the hardcore on lock down, outselling the PS3 version by 3+ million units. All the good Multi-plats sell, look and play better on 360...case closed.

Sony decided to go after the older, hardcore gaming community and has paid dearly for it, giving Nintendo the top spot, followed by M$ with Sony in last. What games defined the mega million selling PS2 brand??? where is Crash bandicoot??? Sly Cooper??? GOW 2 was on PS2 while the PS3 got nothing. I mean GT had 10 games on PS2!!! Sony left the casual gaming community behind and intern let Nintendo walk in and take them all. M$ is now trying to bring the casual gaming community to the far superior 360, ( compared to the Wii ) and don't be surprise if you don't see a huge spike in 360 sales.

As for the so called hardcore gaming community on 360...please...what more could you ask for this year...

Mass Effect
Metro 2033
Splinter Cell
Alan Wake
Crackdown 2
Halo Reach
Fable 3

Where's the hardcore competition for that...C'mon now...the brand X guys should just give up this nonsense. The only reason this discussion is happening is because while there is 3 months to go in 2010, Brand X has nothing to play...Right...lbp and a car sim.

The Multi-plats sell millions more on 360 than PS3...where M$ motive for dumping huge dollars into 1st party devs...look what happen to Rare?...375 million and nothing to show for it and the original 2 owners walked away at the begining of this gen.

2011 is far away and while everyone in the competitors camp is crying M$ is slowly leaking games and the E3 window will be the big announcements. So far it's Forza 4, Gears Of war and Lukas Arts exclusive Kinect game. The first part of 2011 is jam packed with great games like...Ghost Recon, Crysis, Bulletstorm, Bodycount, Brink, KZ 3, Gears...all before E3...lol. Is M$ not going to have a September release or holiday game release at all in 2011...lol.

FENDR3667d ago (Edited 3667d ago )

thats a sad attempt at an argument here is a list of 2010 games exclusively to the ps3

3D Dot Game Heroes
God of War III
Gran Turismo 5
Heavy Rain
LittleBigPlanet 2
ModNation Racers
White Knight Chronicles
Yakuza 3

on to the 2011 list

Killzone 3
Infamous 2
Resistance 3
Socom 4
Ratchet and Clank All for One
Heroes on the Move
Sorcery
Final Fantasy V XIII
Last Guardian
Agent
Agency
White Knight Chronicles 2
Motorstorm Apocalypse
Twisted Metal

and everyone knows that kinect is a joke where are the hardcore games in kinect move is going to have alot of hardcore games for it admit it all you guys have is halo and gears no wonder they sell good cuase theres nothing else to play in that shitty system

cyborg69713667d ago

Your a joke keep telling yourself those lies and maybe they will come true.

karl3667d ago

lol that xbox fanboy was pathetic ... hope u have more fun playing a dancing game on kinect just by looking at your sales m8...

and like 90% of all the games that u mention are on PS3..

Gam3s4lif33666d ago

3D Dot Game Heroes - LOL
God of War III - Quite cool
Gran Turismo 5 - Just a racing game
Heavy Rain - LOL
LittleBigPlanet 2 - Looks cool
ModNation Racers - HEH
White Knight Chronicles - ?
Yakuza 3 - ?

CernaML3663d ago

"Gran Turismo 5 - Just a racing game "

LOL. You clearly started "gaming" this generation.

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spacetattoo3667d ago (Edited 3667d ago )

go to the bottom of the page and you will see a line of green links at the bottom. hit (feedback) and tell them to get some 1st party studio's. Make some exclusive games.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/

Karl, what are you talking about, he did only write down xbox exclusive accept Mass Effect. I do agree they need a lot more then that to compete. kinect is not going to cut it for there loyal fans. I only heard of
kingdoms
gears of war 3
two games right now. that is a joke and I think you should hit the link above to show how you feel.

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xxLuckyStrike3667d ago

i was just trying to conveigh what they have been doing ....

Shadow Flare3667d ago (Edited 3667d ago )

Sony has more first party studios then nintendo and Microsoft combined, with genius studios like naughty dog and polyphony digital

Nintendo has the genius of miyamoto

Microsoft has third party studios, that have been breaking away to multiplatform, and Rare is reduced to working on Kinetc

Akagi3667d ago

Announced for 2010
# Kinect Sports
# Kinectimals
# Kinect Adventures
# Kinect JoyRide
# Dance Central

Yeah, don't want.

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Theonik3667d ago

What happened to Microsoft Studios?
Kinect happened that's what.

kasasensei3667d ago

Now, this is just a brand with 20-30 engineers and developers working with first party studios.