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kkslider5552000

Right now, I feel like the best direction for Xbox to go into is:

A. Go back to those 2000s roots and be the mature PC gamer...console. That's what Bethesda is for, that's why they bothered to market Age of Empires 4, Flight Simulator etc.
B. If Sony's questionable decisions with their Japanese studios are as bad as they seem they could be, take advantage of that. Make deals with B-tier Japanese studios, or any Japanese developer whose left Sony in recent years and fill that niche.
C. Push more indie games like Twelve Minutes and the new Plague Tale. Try to push them as the video game equivalent to like important dramatic, award winning stories that tv series and movies have done, but in video game form (Twelve Minutes even has notable Hollywood names, so this is not a huge stretch).
D. Just make a 2nd studio for Rare. Why do you have one of the most notable developers in gaming history, and in the past decade they've put out...one new game? And their next game might not be out any time soon? They had a couple of revivals from other studios, but...just have another Rare studio.

Beyond what they bought, I'm looking into what Microsoft has and what they could do that others are not, and this is what I came up with.

Edited on by kkslider5552000

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Grumblevolcano

@IceClimbers Not quite:

  • July - Flight Sim (console, PC release was in August 2020)
  • August - Psychonauts 2
  • September - Nothing
  • October - Age of Empires 4 (PC only)
  • November - Forza Horizon 5
  • TBA 2021 - Halo Infinite (probably December)

There not being parity between PC and console releases (some games are PC only, some games come to console several months after the PC release) makes the Xbox console front for 1st party releases feel like a more rough version of the Wii U era.

Edited on by Grumblevolcano

Grumblevolcano

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Ralizah

@kkslider5552000 One thing that has passively benefitted Microsoft is the explosion in Japanese multiplatform game development, and especially the almost universal support for PC gaming at this point. It's pretty wild to think about how many properties that were previously Sony-exclusive are now either on PC or PC/Xbox.

I think the dramatic unpopularity of Xbox in Japan will keep developers from signing any major exclusivity deals, but it also means that one of Sony's biggest advantages historically has evaporated.

Most Anticipated Games
Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch)
Breath of the Wild 2 (Switch)
Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp (Switch)
Metroid Dread (Switch)

JaxonH

I'll never buy an Xbox. For reasons that don't apply to most (all games on PC anyways, where there's gyro). But the majority of gamers don't care about that and don't have PC.

If they come with The Outer Worlds 2, Hellblade 2, Elder Scrolls VI, Doom Xbox, Wolfenstein Xbox, Starfield Xbox, Halo Infinite, new Forza Horizon, new Gears, new Gears Tactics, new Ori and one or two surprises, and I were one of those normal gamers... I'd probably buy an Xbox. Not even probably. I would.

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3DS: MH Stories, Metroid Samus Returns
PC/SteamDeck: Mass Effect Legendary Ed.
PS5:
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NS: Metroid Dread, SMTV, Monkey Ball, Cruis'n Blast

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rallydefault

The Xbox situation is the perfect illustration of the axiom that "exclusives sell consoles." For me, there's just nothing exclusive to the Xbox that makes me want to buy it. Absolutely nothing. And because I have a fast PC it's even worse; there's going to be almost no reason for me to ever buy another piece of Xbox hardware if practically everything keeps coming to GamePass for PC.

PS5 I do want to get whenever stock becomes more widely available because I really like their exclusive stuff like Ratchet and Clank and God of War.

But I don't think MS wants to stay in the console hardware business much longer, so it's not like they're losing a fight they actually want to win or anything. I think they've found their revenue gold mine with GamePass. If they can get millions and millions of gamers reliably and directly giving them 10 bucks a month, they'll probably outpace what they'd get from traditional software sales. And then we have the augmented reality/VR stuff on the horizon, as well.

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NintendoByNature

Sooo...anyone else grabbing zombies ate my neighbors +ghoul patrol? Coming out today and I'm pretty stoked for it. Having never played ghoul patrol and copies are pretty pricey from what I understand, this seems like a pretty sweet deal. $15 for these two classic games seems like a steal. I don't think there's on-line coop which would've been great to have though. Looking forward to getting home later and showing my kids what these games are.

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Balta666

The thing about Microsoft is that they don't care anymore about selling Xbox systems. They only need to keep increasing the number of game pass subscriptions (either on Xbox, PC or mobile and so far in the last year those numbers are growing fast

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Magician

@NintendoByNature

Yeah, I threw money down on a physical copy. I look forward to playing it in six months.

Switch Physical Collection - 774 games (as of July 30th, 2021)
Currently playing: Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (Switch)
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GrailUK

@JaxonH You are going to get Micriosoft's version of Netflix and Bethesda's version of netflix Originals and like it. And if Phil Spencer can get that on Switch, he will.

I never drive faster than I can see. Besides, it's all in the reflexes.

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NintendoByNature

@Magician nice! I really wanted to go physical myself. But with June and July being so busy on switch, I needed to make cut backs where I could.

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JaxonH

@GrailUK
I've never been one for subscription gaming, but my brother loves it, and it seems to be quite popular. This generation doesn't care about collecting, they just wanna play a game once and move on. As long as it's not impacting my ability to buy, I'm all for it.

PLAYING
NS: Great Ace Attorney, MH Stories 2, Zelda Skyward Sword, Neo TWEWY
3DS: MH Stories, Metroid Samus Returns
PC/SteamDeck: Mass Effect Legendary Ed.
PS5:
MOST EXCITED FOR
NS: Metroid Dread, SMTV, Monkey Ball, Cruis'n Blast

Jesus is Lord.

GrailUK

@JaxonH Yeah, I find it depressing myself. And this same generation in 12 years time will be slouched in a sofa complaining about having so many games and nothing to play.

I never drive faster than I can see. Besides, it's all in the reflexes.

Switch FC: SW-0287-5760-4611

Grumblevolcano

@JaxonH That's honestly my biggest concern with Game Pass. On a base level Game Pass is a really cool idea, not my thing but it gives people more options. Looking longer term, it feels like the service has the potential to kill off the ability to actually buy games which really bothers me much like how NSO killed off VC.

Grumblevolcano

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Balta666

@Grumblevolcano although it may be true in the future so far the numbers say games are selling well regardless of release on game pass (even getting boosts when released on it)

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JaxonH

@Grumblevolcano
I don't think that'll happen due to the fact they're never going to refuse someone who wants to pay $60 to own a single game. And the dual release nature on PC also works against that.

VC is re-releases for games that have been sold a dozen times before to the point people complained about rebuying them over and over each generation. That's not really applicable for new releases.

PLAYING
NS: Great Ace Attorney, MH Stories 2, Zelda Skyward Sword, Neo TWEWY
3DS: MH Stories, Metroid Samus Returns
PC/SteamDeck: Mass Effect Legendary Ed.
PS5:
MOST EXCITED FOR
NS: Metroid Dread, SMTV, Monkey Ball, Cruis'n Blast

Jesus is Lord.

BruceCM

Except Nintendo clearly chose to do NSO instead of VC, @Grumblevolcano .... As Jaxon says, GamePass isn't a replacement for selling the games. As often as people play things on there instead of buying them, there's probably as many times where they try something they weren't sure about & buy it

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rallydefault

All of my friends use GamePass, and they don't really buy games anymore because of it, only stuff that you can't get on it.

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RR529

Yeah, I don't even have an Xbox (outside of an old 360), and I subscribed to Game Pass just so I could play their exclusives on my tablet (it works with a DS4) through the cloud, which I'll admit works a LOT better than I was expecting it to.

I don't think I'd ever buy a cloud based game, but it works great in a subscription model & is a nice supplement to my Switch & PS4.

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Currently Playing:
Switch - Blade Strangers
PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

JaxonH

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PLAYING
NS: Great Ace Attorney, MH Stories 2, Zelda Skyward Sword, Neo TWEWY
3DS: MH Stories, Metroid Samus Returns
PC/SteamDeck: Mass Effect Legendary Ed.
PS5:
MOST EXCITED FOR
NS: Metroid Dread, SMTV, Monkey Ball, Cruis'n Blast

Jesus is Lord.

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