When will Microsoft build/buy new AAA studios?

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#1 Posted by CinematicGalore (458 posts) -

So it's been five years since MS bought Mojang and Minecraft IP. Since then, they've closed down Lionhead, Twisted Pixel and Press Play. Granted, they were unremarkable studios. Lionhead did some good stuff.

Now they're down to three legimately great studios in 343, The Coalition and Turn 10 who could blow everyone away with a bunch of new IPs but they will be shackled to the sacred G(ears)F(orza)H(alo) forever. Rare, who's past their prime and making a water simulator no one cares about and Mojang, don't care about Minecraft updates.

I used to be a Microsoft fanbitch (look at my post history) but it's time to wake up and smell the shit. Microsoft are run by a bunch of monkies. Phil, here's a tip, buy or build a bunch of AAA game studios (like IO Interactive and Playground Games) and have them make you some killer exclusives. PROFIT.

It's not that hard you idiot.

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#2 Posted by deactivated-5a30e101a977c (5970 posts) -

@cinematicgalore said:

So it's been five years since MS bought Mojang and Minecraft IP. Since then, they've closed down Lionhead, Twisted Pixel and Press Play. Granted, they were unremarkable studios. Lionhead did some good stuff.

Now they're down to three legimately great studios in 343, The Coalition and Turn 10 who could blow everyone away with a bunch of new IPs but they will be shackled to the sacred G(ears)F(orza)H(alo) forever. Rare, who's past their prime and making a water simulator no one cares about and Mojang, don't care about Minecraft updates.

I used to be a Microsoft fanbitch (look at my post history) but it's time to wake up and smell the shit. Microsoft are run by a bunch of monkies. Phil, here's a tip, buy or build a bunch of AAA game studios (like IO Interactive and Playground Games) and have them make you some killer exclusives. PROFIT.

It's not that hard you idiot.

Your opinion. Based on Minecraft usage, and the hype Sea of Thieves got at E3, people do care

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#3 Posted by SecretPolice (33126 posts) -

Firstly, 3rd party is where it's at baby and secondly, Sea of Thieves > U. :P

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#4 Posted by CinematicGalore (458 posts) -

@FastRobby: Don't tell me you especially don't want MS to buy/build more 1P studios. This is pretty much what every Xbox fan wants.

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#5 Posted by getyeryayasout (11682 posts) -

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#6 Edited by R4gn4r0k (27988 posts) -

@SecretPolice said:

Firstly, 3rd party is where it's at baby and secondly, Sea of Thieves > U. :P

But I can play third party on PS4 or PC ?

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#7 Posted by SecretPolice (33126 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:
@SecretPolice said:

Firstly, 3rd party is where it's at baby and secondly, Sea of Thieves > U. :P

But I can play third party on PS4 or PC ?

You can but you'd be doing it wrong. Everyone knows Mighty X1X is the only way to go. lol :P

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#8 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27988 posts) -

@SecretPolice said:

You can but you'd be doing it wrong. Everyone knows Mighty X1X is the only way to go. lol :P

But seriously what's the point of going for Xbox when 99% of its games are on PC and 95% of its games are on PS4 ?

Where's the main draw ?

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#9 Posted by SecretPolice (33126 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:
@SecretPolice said:

You can but you'd be doing it wrong. Everyone knows Mighty X1X is the only way to go. lol :P

But seriously what's the point of going for Xbox when 99% of its games are on PC and 95% of its games are on PS4 ?

Where's the main draw ?

95% can't be played on Bore & Bait so for console gamers X1X is quite obviously the way to go. PC/Xbox are MS's Win10 go to machines and neither they nor myself and likely hundreds of million of gamers don't consider them in competition with each other, only nerdy SW Pee Cee'ers or those who Hide behind the PC for SW purposes act like they care that game can also be played on PC and even then it's win/win with buy once play anywhere. Say it with me; Thank you MS, for the gamers.. Jazz. :P

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#10 Posted by deactivated-5a30e101a977c (5970 posts) -

@cinematicgalore said:

@FastRobby: Don't tell me you especially don't want MS to buy/build more 1P studios. This is pretty much what every Xbox fan wants.

No no, the more the better. But don't use Rare, and Mojang as an argument to why they need new studios. Both of them are doing really well

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#11 Posted by PinkAnimal (2380 posts) -

@SecretPolice: Damn man. I had to take out my dictionary for 5 year olds to understand what you just wrote. Poop

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#12 Posted by SecretPolice (33126 posts) -

@pinkanimal:

Well, considering you type nonsense like a 5 year old I'm certain that dictionary of yours is well used. Perhaps you can ask mommy for a new one before 1st grade starts next year. :P

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#13 Posted by PinkAnimal (2380 posts) -

On topic, I think Microsoft is transitioning their gaming division to a service type of division so making games is probably not a priority for them now. I can imagine a future where Microsoft sells services like, for example, hosting through their azure platform for video game companies or they'll try competing with steam and the like. So don't expect much effort from them on the games front.

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#14 Posted by PinkAnimal (2380 posts) -

@SecretPolice: you forgot to finish your rant with poop or pee pee.

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#15 Posted by SecretPolice (33126 posts) -

@pinkanimal:

You need an adult dictionary ASAP if you call my couple of sentences a rant. lol

Oh and it's not poop or pee, pee, it's PS Bore Poo. lol :P

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#16 Posted by darklight4 (2081 posts) -

More games is always good. Even the bad ones people with bad taste have to be catered to too.

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#17 Posted by xxyetixx (2986 posts) -

Did none of you read the thread that's a few spots down about making more 1st party games and they were 2-3 years out. Games don't happen overnight.

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#18 Posted by Syn_Valence (1709 posts) -

Why does any interact with SecretPolice? He's as delusional as Kvally.

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#19 Edited by Pedro (30469 posts) -

@xxyetixx: LOL silly fanboy. Making games is as easy as baking a cake.

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#20 Posted by SecretPolice (33126 posts) -

@Syn_Valence:

Go back to using your new alt., pinky. lol :P

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#21 Edited by xxyetixx (2986 posts) -

@Pedro: I guess maybe MS should look into remastering more games and selling them multiple times over to their fan base, that seems to impress and make people happy ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Oh wait BC exists on Xbox never mind 😬

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#22 Posted by Tigerbalm (970 posts) -

@Syn_Valence: You got that right. It's a waste of time.

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#23 Posted by Pedro (30469 posts) -

@xxyetixx said:

@Pedro: I guess maybe MS should look into remastering more games and selling them multiple times over to their fan base, that seems to impress and make people happy ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Oh wait BC exists on Xbox never mind 😬

You really got to stop with the fanboy nonsense. Nobody cares about BC. Who wants to play old games? No one. :P

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#24 Edited by loe12k (3425 posts) -

They not going to. Microsoft is not interested in that and never will be. They have Forza, Halo and Gears and they will sign off on second party deals to make games for xbox. I just hope the games are good,, be waiting awhile to see them.

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#25 Posted by Ant_17 (9304 posts) -

@SecretPolice said:
@R4gn4r0k said:
@SecretPolice said:

You can but you'd be doing it wrong. Everyone knows Mighty X1X is the only way to go. lol :P

But seriously what's the point of going for Xbox when 99% of its games are on PC and 95% of its games are on PS4 ?

Where's the main draw ?

95% can't be played on Bore & Bait so for console gamers X1X is quite obviously the way to go. PC/Xbox are MS's Win10 go to machines and neither they nor myself and likely hundreds of million of gamers don't consider them in competition with each other, only nerdy SW Pee Cee'ers or those who Hide behind the PC for SW purposes act like they care that game can also be played on PC and even then it's win/win with buy once play anywhere. Say it with me; Thank you MS, for the gamers.. Jazz. :P

That makes sense...less is more, thus better.

Lem logic.

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#26 Edited by loe12k (3425 posts) -

Games coming in 2017 got announced years ago. Where is the deals made 2015-16? For me, it's a sign Microsoft main interest is making money now and they are cutting off the fat, were they can. (Game pass, EA access, dropping marketing deals) MS is not spending and is earning money from gaming with this.

Phil Spencer is just telling gamers what they like to hear, like example does not like third party deals? MS does not want to spend the money, the reality. I just see behind the PR speak what he meant.

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#27 Edited by Pedro (30469 posts) -
@loe12k said:

Games coming in 2017 got announced years ago. Where is the deals made 2015-16? For me, it's a sign Microsoft main interest is making money now and they are cutting off the fat, were they can. (Game pass, EA access, dropping marketing deals) MS is not spending and is earning money from gaming with this.

Phil Spencer is just telling gamers what they like to hear, like example does not like third party deals? MS does not want to spend the money, the reality. I just see behind the PR speak what he meant.

You're still acting as if you were molested by Phil. :|

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#28 Posted by Basinboy (13533 posts) -

They won't until the investment dollars make more than cents.

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#29 Posted by SinjinSmythe (1049 posts) -

Studio wars. "We have more than you cause this one doesn't count and this one only does this."

Enjoy another barren Holiday season with all that work those quality studios are producing. Lulz

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#30 Posted by The-A-Baum (783 posts) -

In a business sense, it is better to hire out second party to create new IP that are owned Microsoft or Sony. Let them worry about payroll and staffing, rent, utilities, etc.

If they create a blockbuster series that's when you buy. They have to earn it first.

There are tons of second party devs out there and new companies being created all the time.

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#31 Posted by lifelessablaze (832 posts) -

When it becomes financial feasible again, ie...never. Sony will be forced to follow the same route in the end as well. Playing this exclusivity game is a total waste of money. People didn't go with PS4 because of exclusives, they went with it because it was $100 cheaper and the negative press MS received.

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#32 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27988 posts) -

@lifelessablaze: There are many reasons why PS4 is more popular,

Exclusives being one.

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#33 Posted by Randoggy (3363 posts) -

@getyeryayasout said:

Cartwright!

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#34 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (9610 posts) -

I don't think Microsoft will ever invest in more first party games.

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#35 Posted by loe12k (3425 posts) -

@Pedro said:
@loe12k said:

Games coming in 2017 got announced years ago. Where is the deals made 2015-16? For me, it's a sign Microsoft main interest is making money now and they are cutting off the fat, were they can. (Game pass, EA access, dropping marketing deals) MS is not spending and is earning money from gaming with this.

Phil Spencer is just telling gamers what they like to hear, like example does not like third party deals? MS does not want to spend the money, the reality. I just see behind the PR speak what he meant.

You're still acting as if you were molested by Phil. :|

Microsoft is not delivering a strong first party quality AAA line up of games. Microsoft can make money, but when they don't make xbox strong again with games, i going to call that out.

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#36 Posted by No_bo_dy_83 (142 posts) -

MS don't build new studio, they buy them and they crash them with no survivors. :^)