Microsoft working on exclusives with “a couple” of unannounced first-party studios

Phil Spencer says we don’t know all of Microsoft’s first-party studios.

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Microsoft has a couple of unannounced first-party studios working on exclusives, recently promoted Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has said.

Spencer said on Twitter that he still believes that exclusive content is a key to console success, and that Microsoft expands its lineup of first-party studios when it has a great idea to build. “We’ve been doing this with a few things lately,” he said.

New Microsoft first-party studios that are developing games for the Xbox One include Team Dakota, currently at work on Project Spark, and Black Tusk Studios, which has taken over the Gears of War franchise Microsoft acquired in January.

Spencer also mentioned Lift London, another first party developer that we last heard was working on four, free-to-play titles for "connected platforms.” Spencer added that there are also “a couple” of unannounced studios.

He previously said that Microsoft’s 90-minute E3 presentation will focus on games, so we might find out who these studios are and what they’re working on then. E3 2014 runs June 10-12 in Los Angeles.

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"Phil Spencer says we don’t know all of Microsoft’s first-party studios."

and we never will cause....


there in the clouds!

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@sladakrobot @SIDEFX1 No, but he does have the hottest ex-girlfriend.

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Here's my summary...In terms of overall features/functionality, comparing the XBO with the PS4 is like comparing an iPhone to a standard flip phone back in '07. I'm very happy with my XBO purchase. Maybe I'll pick up a PS4 next year though.

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@chrisx2k3 I own both, unlucky on your purchase chrisx2k3...

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@chrisx2k3 your making a summary/comparison without owning both consoles? Genuine, top notch advice right here folks!

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@SIDEFX1 How does that enhance your experience with Second Son?...The sales? I'm confused by this.

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@sladakrobot @SIDEFX1 LoL...According to his logic, yes!

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@mike468 @sladakrobot @BryanParksSuper Don't even waste your breath. LoL...That Pony is completely brainless.

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@sladakrobot @BryanParksSuper

Funny, since I found Infamous more repetitive than titanfall. I:SS has no replay value outside of a second playthrough, and they give you same repetitive 3-4 task to d through 13 different districts. It gets boring about 3/4 through a single playthrough.

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@SIDEFX1 So? Justin Bieber sold more LP then everyone else= best music?

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Yea the Exclusives they already have suck. They have nothing that can stand between Sony and it's juggernaut PlayStation of consoles. Titenfall doesn't even run at 1080 HD on Xbone or 360. It's all bout PlayStation now.

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@BryanParksSuper No.

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@rasterror So, they all contain Mario. Why is that a problem? They're all completely different games. You want them to make Mii Party instead? These games don't have a story, so replacing Mario with another character wouldn't change anything, it would just kill the charm.

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The point I'm trying to make is that sequels aren't so bad if done right. CoD sells well because there are a ton of people that live the game apparently. I love Mario and wished they make a Wii U Mario Galaxy. I would love e to for my Wii U. The point is sequels are only made when the previous game sells well and people ask for it.

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The truth is...The only people knocking the XBO are those that don't have it, or aren't taking advantage of all of it's features...It's a groundbreaking console (software wise), no exaggeration. Don't listen to the haters, they don't have a clue.

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@chrisx2k3 I'm not really one of those people knocking the Xbox One, but I have one and barely use it.


I don't use my PS4 much either, but it is getting more use than the Xbox One. In general I prefer the PS4 UI, and although they aren't all great I have enjoyed some of the PS+ freebies for it.

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Xbone has no features. No games worth buying a Xbone for.

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@BryanParksSuper LoL. Okaaay.

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@chrisx2k3 I knock cuz I want to try to make you "consolers" realize that there are better alternatives (PC) Cuz I love you and dont want to see you suffer through having to pay microsoft more money for content you should get for free (Xbox Live).


And the fact that you are missing out on great things such as mods. If it weren't for greedy developers and their love of shoving microtransactions down your throats, im sure we would see more developers support mods. Just look at some of the great content we have gotten from user generated.


In the end you are welcome to play on whatever system you want to, but I wish people wouldn't just sit idly by throwing money over to greedy companies. Other than the occasional exclusive, little innovation seems to ever come out of the consoles.

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@Kooken58 @chrisx2k3 Yeah we also missing a whole plethora of bugs, hardware incompatibilities, buggy drivers, and necessity to constantly upgrade hardware.

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@Kooken58 @chrisx2k3 That's where you're completely wrong. Alot of innovation has already come out of the XBO. I can tell that you don't own one, or haven't spent a significant amount of time with one. Get back to me after you do, seriously. I would like to hear from you then.

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@chrisx2k3 I think I would hate it even more if I had one, because then I would have wasted 500 bucks.

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@Tiwill44 @chrisx2k3 You're the typical idiot I was talking about. You have no clue at all what using one is like. Not to mention, you prick, that you can get one for $450 from Target, with a game and 1 year subscription to Live...You're completely ignorant.

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@Tiwill44 @chrisx2k3 Yeah. My bad. LoL.

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@chrisx2k3 Oh, it's that big black box that allows you to yell "XBOX TV" at your TV in order to watch TV, right? I've heard you can also order pizza with it too. That's cool and all but where are the games?

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@Tiwill44 @chrisx2k3 Huh? Just go away dude. You're embarrassing yourself. You haven't got a clue.

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@chrisx2k3 "Using one"? It's a game console with no games, so how would I use it?

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Make one of them Crackdown 3 and the other a GOOD Banjo Kazooie and I'll buy an Xbox One tomorrow.

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@sgtpepper1806 No, release quantum break, and make it good and innovative, then I'll think of getting xbo.

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@sgtpepper1806 Crackdown has more chance i think

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I hear they have some new platformer game coming up, whose main characters are like maintenance workers named "Lario" and "Muigi". They could probably crank out 70 games over the next 20 years with that IP.

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@spacecadet25 Only if a big gorilla tosses barrels at them.

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Call of Duty 11 announced

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Nintendo: You want a Mario game well here are a few that you're looking for. Mario Party 37, Mario Tennis 93, Mario and Sonic equestrian, Mario synchronized swimming, and finally, and it's a big one, Mario Subway Sandwich Making. Also we're releasing a remake of the Zelda CD-i game.

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Well as long as the E3 MS Stage show 'DOES'NT' open with the next instalment of CoD its all good!!

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Forgot about D4, looks very intruiging

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here is what i guess : Forza Horizon 2 and Crackdown 3 . which will be so cool . or maybe they making some of unsuccessful xbox 360 Titles alive again , like Too Human which had a really good potential ...

and they probably gonna show some Halo ( Halo 2 remake or Halo 5 ) , Gears of War and Fable . I hope Quantum Break , Sunset overdrive and D4 get a release date .

and a bunch of multiplatform titles .

overall , I feel Great about xbox one . many great games coming ^_^

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If they released a Too Human 2 I will lose it. I'm one of the very few that still love the game and people still play online. I wish theyd buy the series and continue the story. It's a really good story and retelling of Norse mythology.

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@kingcrimson24 japanese ip
,and funny thing is both halo 5 and 2 remake are being rumored by MS themselves

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@sleepyinmorning @kingcrimson24 oh forgot that one :/ not into Japanese games a lot ( except MGS )

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@kingcrimson24 @thenephariouson @sleepyinmorning yea its not AAA but its kinda cool concept and he music is gonna be awesome

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@thenephariouson @sleepyinmorning @kingcrimson24 Blew looks like some indie game , still interesting tho

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Forgot about 'below' too, that also has me very intruiged : )

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@kingcrimson24 @sleepyinmorning i am really looking fwd to below btw(releasing b4 e3) and stf :D

capy rocks

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@sleepyinmorning @kingcrimson24 i hope its a good game

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@kingcrimson24 @sleepyinmorning yea but it would be obviously shown,lets hope its a Lost oddesey killer

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