MS:Killer Instinct is a success. Will revive more IPS Etc.

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#1 Posted by Jakandsigz (6341 posts) -

http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2014/jan/29/head-microsoft-studios-calls-new-killer-instinct-success-says-other-ips-will-return/

you're curious how well the new Killer Instinct on Xbox One has performed, wonder no more. The head of Microsoft Studios, and corporate vice president, Phil Spencer left a tweet briefly addressing the new title's performance.

"Success with KI was a good sign and you'll see some more IP return," said Spencer.

The fact that Killer Instinct has performed so well that Microsoft is thinking of resurrecting some of the other IPs is definitely good news for fighting game fans, as it means there's been yet another successful title in recent memory.

Hit the jump to read onwards.

Fighting game releases have been a bit of a mixed bag these last few years.

Injustice: Gods Among Us and Mortal Kombat 9 have beenstrong performers

for NetherRealm Studios, with the latter game selling close to 4 million units.

On the other end of the spectrum, titles like Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Street Fighter X Tekken, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins and Darkstalkers Resurrection, among others, performed below their respective company's expectations.

Regardless, Killer Instinct being marked as a success is good news for the FGC, as it shows there's still a solid interest in fighting games on the next generation consoles.

Huh.............This is very good for MS and gamers. Maybe a new PD or Banjo or Age of Empires?

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#2 Posted by chikenfriedrice (13561 posts) -

Good deal....Conker please

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#3 Posted by freedomfreak (49730 posts) -

People always say this stuff.

Show me or blow me.

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#4 Edited by Gargus (2147 posts) -

New system launch and this is one of the very few games on it, of course it will do well because xbox one doesn't exactly have a deep bench because its still not and hasn't built much of a library of games. Doesn't make it good or not, or that future ventures will yield much in the way of gains.

I played it, and it still sucks.

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#5 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (9263 posts) -

Didn't they fire most of the people who made the old ips that they own?

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#6 Posted by DillonShwing (565 posts) -

A true sequel to Banjo Kazooie....oh please oh please oh please

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#7 Edited by Heil68 (57687 posts) -

I dont want other fighting games, like chicken caid, Conker please.

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#8 Posted by KratosYOLOSwag (1827 posts) -

Gears is one of the IPs that they're reviving.

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#9 Posted by lawlessx (48753 posts) -

@PurpleMan5000 said:

Didn't they fire most of the people who made the old ips that they own?

as if that would stop them lol

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#10 Posted by Lord_Omikron666 (4838 posts) -

Good to see Killer Instinct's revival was a success, Double Helix did an amazing job on the game. Now if only Microsoft didn't hold up Spinal coming out until the end of this month...

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#11 Posted by Jakandsigz (6341 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

People always say this stuff.

Show me or blow me.

They did it like 3 times though so...

@Heil68 said:

I dont want other fighting games, like chicken caid, Conker please.

MS does not have any other fighting game IPS. Where did you come to this conclusion from the sentence?

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#12 Edited by Jakandsigz (6341 posts) -

@Gargus said:

New system launch and this is one of the very few games on it, of course it will do well because xbox one doesn't exactly have a deep bench because its still not and hasn't built much of a library of games. Doesn't make it good or not, or that future ventures will yield much in the way of gains.

I played it, and it still sucks.

Except all this is invalid because it's a digital game.

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#13 Posted by freedomfreak (49730 posts) -
@Jakandsigz said:

They did it like 3 times though so...

Did what?

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#14 Edited by Heil68 (57687 posts) -

@Jakandsigz said:

@Heil68 said:

I dont want other fighting games, like chicken caid, Conker please.

MS does not have any other fighting game IPS. Where did you come to this conclusion from the sentence?

In the OP?

The fact that Killer Instinct has performed so well that Microsoft is thinking of resurrecting some of the other IPs is definitely good news for fighting game fans, as it means there's been yet another successful title in recent memory.

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#15 Edited by StormyJoe (7542 posts) -

@Jakandsigz:

I'd love to see a new Conker or Crimson Skies.

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#16 Posted by cainetao11 (32312 posts) -

@chikenfriedrice: was thinking same thing. Conker

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#17 Posted by ohgeez (919 posts) -

Glad to hear the game has done well. I was a huge fan of the game on SNES. RARE has a number of IPs I'd love to see resurrected.

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#18 Edited by lglz1337 (4942 posts) -

age of empires ? count me in omfg

/code photonman

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#19 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

mha. not big fan on reviving old ips... idk rather have something new

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#20 Posted by R3FURBISHED (12335 posts) -

@chikenfriedrice said:

Good deal....Conker please

@Heil68 said:

I dont want other fighting games, like chicken caid, Conker please.

Hell yes, that would be awesome. A new Conker - raunchy, profane, vulgar, insensitive, loud, brash, and funny as all hell.

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#21 Posted by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

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#22 Edited by chikenfriedrice (13561 posts) -

@R3FURBISHED said:

@chikenfriedrice said:

Good deal....Conker please

@Heil68 said:

I dont want other fighting games, like chicken caid, Conker please.

Hell yes, that would be awesome. A new Conker - raunchy, profane, vulgar, insensitive, loud, brash, and funny as all hell.

Indeed!

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#23 Posted by McStrongfast (4699 posts) -

Sneakers 2, finally.

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#24 Edited by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

The head of Microsoft Studios, and corporate vice president, Phil Spencer left a tweet briefly addressing the new title's performance.

"Success with KI was a good sign and you'll see some more IP return," said Spencer.

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No actual sales numbers? This is all from a single tweet?

Okay, we'll take your PR word for it Mr. Phil Spencer Man. Hey, good Xbone news in headlines is good PR in general. It gets the fans wet with speculation and imagination. The execs are still trying to turn the ship around anyways, if a single tweet can build positive press and build this much excitement, keep tweeting away. Apparently it's a very effective and cheap way to market brands. Fans will froth at the mouth when you make such broad suggestions, I know I almost did until I read the source.

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Also, I see they might bring back old IPs (what else where they going to do, he already said that in the past). I'm not looking forward to them hiring sub-tier or unknown developers to resurrect these IPs since they fired the actual teams.

Having said all that, I would enjoy a Rare created new Conker provided they hire back a bunch of fired Rare talent, Phantom Dust, or Battletoads.

Personally though, I would LOVE them to concentrate on NEW IPs, but I'll take classic IPs if they hire the right talent for the job.

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#25 Edited by DaBrainz (7903 posts) -

feels and plays just like any f2p microtransaction game does

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#26 Edited by LorenzoTheComic (25 posts) -

Haha it's EZ-Mode KI! The combo system is way more simple compared to the old school KI.

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#27 Posted by Alucard_Prime (8509 posts) -

Great news I'm glad it did well, Capcom missed an opportunity by not supporting next Gen launches, for now I jumped ship to KI for my fighting game needs and honestly it is more enjoyable online compared to the SF games of last Gen, the netcode is top notch and I barely noticed any lag whatsoever.

It is inexcusable that last Gen arcade sticks don't work on the X1, and this forced me to buy the new TE stick, otherwise the KI experience has been great, looking forward to what's next.

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#28 Posted by deactivated-5851fca92f6f5 (100 posts) -

Reviving Conker would be a smart idea, played the crap out of it on the N64 and Live and Reloaded on the original Xbox.

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#29 Posted by senses_fail_06 (7091 posts) -

This just in: M$ has revealed that they will be reviving Halo, Gears, and Forza all within the next year and a half. Get hype...again.

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#30 Posted by shawn30 (4382 posts) -

Good news for KI. Now I need Crackdown, Conker, and a couple of quality RPG's pronto:)

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#31 Edited by lamprey263 (34380 posts) -

I'd like to see them revive Panzer Dragoon, at least so far as seeing HD remake of Orta.

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#32 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -

Would love a new Conker game if they did it right.

Otherwise, put up or shut up. Nothing matters until you do it.

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#33 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (4967 posts) -

Perfect Dark 2!

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#34 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

Nice But I don't wany them to do the actual reviving, just so they can keep it amongst themselves.

Why aren't third party publishers trying to revive these games ?

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#35 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (9263 posts) -

They should make a new Kameo game.

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#36 Posted by blackace (23576 posts) -

@chikenfriedrice said:

Good deal....Conker please

Right, that's what I'm talking about. RARE Ltd is working on 2 exclusive games right now for XB1 and they aren't Kinect games. I'm hoping one of them is Conkers. The other might be PDZ or maybe a huge surprise like Battletoads.

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@Lulu_Lulu said:

Nice But I don't wany them to do the actual reviving, just so they can keep it amongst themselves.

Why aren't third party publishers trying to revive these games ?

Well Killer Instinct was a RARE Ltd game and Microsoft owns RARE, so it'll be exclusive as long as M$ still owns the company. Sony or Nintendo can easily go back and reboot some of their games.

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#37 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@ blackace

Can a studio regain independence again once its been aquired ?

and lastly, can a studio that was conceived by a company gain independence at all ?

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#38 Edited by blackace (23576 posts) -

@DaBrainz said:

feels and plays just like any f2p microtransaction game does

You haven't played it, so how would you know. lmao!!

The game is awesome. The timing is just about perfect. Only flaws is some of the moves are very hard to pull of during heater battles. Can't wait for all the rest of the characters to be released.

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@Lulu_Lulu said:

@ blackace

Can a studio regain independence again once its been aquired ?

and lastly, can a studio that was conceived by a company gain independence at all ?

Sure it can. Bungie did and so did Respawn for the most part.

It's harder for studios that were create by a big company to seperate from it. They are usually just closed and the developers go their seperate ways or form a new studio.

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#39 Posted by kuu2 (10167 posts) -

Loving KI! About to play in a tournament tonight. Spinal should be coming in the next couple of days.

Pumped.

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#40 Edited by Senor_Kami (8529 posts) -

@Alucard_Prime said:

Great news I'm glad it did well, Capcom missed an opportunity by not supporting next Gen launches, for now I jumped ship to KI for my fighting game needs and honestly it is more enjoyable online compared to the SF games of last Gen, the netcode is top notch and I barely noticed any lag whatsoever.

Is that because of good netcode or the thing where the game makes up moves and inputs for your opponent when the lag gets bad. Some people recorded a match they had against each other and it was like two completely different fights at times.

Anyways, I've said it for a while but Rare is dead. Without Nintendo breathing down their neck and smacking them in the back of the head whenever they did something done, Rare blows. It's telling that they only successful reviving of a Rare IP was the one not actually made by Rare.

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#41 Posted by navyguy21 (14633 posts) -

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@ blackace

Can a studio regain independence again once its been aquired ?

and lastly, can a studio that was conceived by a company gain independence at all ?

If the parent company allows it, yes.

MS allowed Bungie to go Independent. (not sure why, they couldve made Destiny exclusive)

Either that or sell the company to itself (buy its own independence.)

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#42 Posted by Alucard_Prime (8509 posts) -

@Senor_Kami: I guess anything is possible but it's the first time I hear of this, and it's certainly not something that was evident in matches I played and recorded.

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#43 Posted by cainetao11 (32312 posts) -

Can't be true. Halogearsforza. That's all they do, if the do conker, or PD, or anything else our reality will fold in on itself.

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#44 Posted by mariokart64fan (20533 posts) -

just give me perfect dark 2

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#45 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@ blackace

I wonder if Rare is allowed to take an IP or two with them if they shake themselves free. :p. That would be sweet. Its wish full thinking though.

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#46 Edited by WitIsWisdom (4773 posts) -

Awesome awesome news :) This is the kind of announcement I was waiting for before getting an X1. KI just wasn't enough by itself. If they announce a new conker or other sleeping IP that I absolutely loved, it is game over. Sounds like I will be getting an X1 sooner than I thought.

Maybe they will give Rare another shot now... maybe. I mean what do they have to lose? If they let Rare produce one of their sleeper IP's it will sell by the BOATLOAD just because Rare made it.... Even if it sucked.. they would gain money, and if the game was bad they could put a lid back on Rare... win/win situation.

Best gaming news I have heard in a long time... from an unexpected source... good on MS... for a change. :)

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#47 Posted by Spartan070 (16402 posts) -

@StormyJoe said:

@Jakandsigz:

I'd love to see a new Conker or Crimson Skies.

Crimson Skies on X1...*drools*

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#48 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

@Spartan070: i was wondering where you'd been. good to see you back.

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#49 Posted by dreamdude (4627 posts) -

I think this is the first time xboxone news has excited me. Can't wait to hear what they're reviving.

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#50 Edited by GrenadeLauncher (6843 posts) -

Such a success that the next patch to actually put in content that should have been there at launch (sorry, "Season 2) has been delayed from this month. Wonder if they'll fix the rage quitting problem before then too.