Microsoft's First Party Exspansion

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PostMicrosoft's First Party Exspansion
by kuliand » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:30 pm

A lot of the gaming press and gamers have noted the lack of first party content coming out from MS since the start of the current generation largely caused I guess by the closure of the some of their studios. Phil Spencer has recently stated that they haven't invested enough in first party content so this sounds like a statement that MS will look to either open or buy some studios in the coming year.

What studios do you think they might buy? And which ones do you think would/wouldn't be a good fit?

I think MS has made the same mistakes as EA in focusing on the IP's and not the creative talent at the studios. Most likely they could have retained Bungie if they had let them make something other than a Halo game once in a while. If you look at Sony it's clear that the IP's are not as important as many in the industry believe as studios like naughty dog have started new IP's quite frequently to great success so the pattern to good games is the creative team working at Naughty Dog.

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PostRe: Microsoft's First Party Exspansion
by Photek » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:10 pm

They may buy PUBG Inc and I’d be very surprised if Rare aren’t working on Fable 4.

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PostRe: Microsoft's First Party Exspansion
by lex-man » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:11 pm

They should have bought Visceral games off of EA. Dead Space 4 would be awesome.

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PostRe: Microsoft's First Party Exspansion
by NickSCFC » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:54 pm

Phil telling Xbox owners what they want to hear shocker

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by bear » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:06 pm

Playground Games, Sumo Digital seem like obvious targets to bring inside the first party fold as they are already working on Microsoft properties already.

EAs recent purchase of Respawn makes this a very difficult question to answer. I know people really liked the second game but it's hard to see Titanfall as a massively valuable IP and somehow the studio still sold for over $400 million. How do figure out the value of a studio if somehow Respawn is worth $400million but the best deal Square could get for IO was to let the studio go independent and bring the Hitman IP with them?

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PostRe: Microsoft's First Party Exspansion
by Peter Crisp » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:07 pm

Microsoft should buy Nintendo.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Microsoft's First Party Exspansion
by lex-man » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:32 pm

What about Epic Megagames or Gearbox. Those both sound like a MS targets to me.

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PostRe: Microsoft's First Party Exspansion
by KjGarly » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:39 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Microsoft should buy Nintendo.


Nah mate I enjoy actually having games on my Switch that don't have either Gears or Forza in their titles.

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by bear » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:41 pm

KjGarly wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:Microsoft should buy Nintendo.


Nah mate I enjoy actually having games on my Switch that don't have either Gears or Forza in their titles.

Imagine if Cappy was a chainsaw though. Mario Odyssey would be even better.

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PostRe: Microsoft's First Party Exspansion
by OrangeRakoon » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:52 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Microsoft should buy Nintendo.


Forget Trump or North Korea, this will be the real trigger for WW3

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PostRe: Microsoft's First Party Exspansion
by NickSCFC » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:02 pm

KjGarly wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:Microsoft should buy Nintendo.


Nah mate I enjoy actually having games on my Switch that don't have either Gears or Forza in their titles.


Keep that loot box gooseberry fool away from my Nintendo games :x

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PostRe: Microsoft's First Party Exspansion
by Peter Crisp » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:40 pm

KjGarly wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:Microsoft should buy Nintendo.


Nah mate I enjoy actually having games on my Switch that don't have either Gears or Forza in their titles.


Mario is perfect for the Halo franchise and Link could really kick-start the Blinx series back into action.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Microsoft's First Party Exspansion
by Peter Crisp » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:42 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:Microsoft should buy Nintendo.


Forget Trump or North Korea, this will be the real trigger for WW3


As long as Microsoft win the console war I don't care if the world burns.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Microsoft's First Party Exspansion
by Preezy » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:46 am

As an outsider looking in, it does look like the exclusive game offerings on Xbox are pretty stale. Halo FIVE, Gears FOUR, Forza SEVEN, not exactly bursting with innovation. Given the choice of a Pro or an XBX I'd plump for the Pro every time as I just don't find anything on Xbox that exciting or interesting.

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PostRe: Microsoft's First Party Exspansion
by Frank » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:53 am

Photek wrote:They may buy PUBG Inc and I’d be very surprised if Rare aren’t working on Fable 4.


Speaking of Rare, I’ve just finished Grabbed by the Ghoulies on Rare Replay. It feels like they’ve got a decent amount of franchises themselves that they could bring back, rather than having to work on another Microsoft sequel :(

How come they didn’t think to push a new Rare platformer instead of Super Lucky’s Tale? That might have gone over a little better with the fans :dread:

EDIT: the best “exclusive” I’ve played on the Xbox is probably Quantum Break. Microsoft should bankroll a new Alan Wake or something.

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PostRe: Microsoft's First Party Exspansion
by Tomous » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:59 am

Preezy wrote:As an outsider looking in, it does look like the exclusive game offerings on Xbox are pretty stale. Halo FIVE, Gears FOUR, Forza SEVEN, not exactly bursting with innovation. Given the choice of a Pro or an XBX I'd plump for the Pro every time as I just don't find anything on Xbox that exciting or interesting.


This is exactly how I feel. I enjoyed the Microsoft franchises on previous Xbox consoles but they just feel dull and uninspiring now. There seems to be alot more going on with the PlayStation.

It seems Microsoft have made a big mistake with management of their developer resources. The problem is, that's something you build over time and takes years to rectify properly.


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