|Mr Puggsly said:
Why does it even matter though? This is MS, they can afford to take risks.
Precisely. Microsoft is set to be a $1 trillion dollar company. This is a drop in the bucket... But it does do one thing, that is to build good will with Xbox gamers... As Microsoft needs exclusives... And they kept promising to do better on that front.... Could you imagine the shit storm if Microsoft cancelled Crackdown 3 as well?
Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
At the end of the day, Crackdown 3 is more Crackdown, if you didn't enjoy the first two titles, you won't like the third.
|Mr Puggsly said:
Frankly its good thing MS has Gamepass because that helps justify a project like Crackdown 3 by encouraging people subscribe. Even if people subscribe and dislike it, there are a bunch of objectively notable games they might like on Gamepass. Anecdotally, I'm a Gamepass subscriber because it only takes two $60 games to justify a year subscription. So Forza Horizon 4 and Crackdown 3 have already made my subscription worthwhile.
Personally I can't justify Gamepass, I like to own my games.
Gold I can justify as I keep the Xbox and Xbox 360 titles... And Humble Bundle I can justify as I keep those too... But each to their own.
Agreed, MS needs to pump out content. Not just to have a new game on the market, but again to push Gamepass. A service that apparently has millions of subscribers.
At the very least, they made a game Crackdown fans are enjoying.
You can own games AND have Gamepass. For example, I still buy games on EA Access and Gamepass when they're $5-10. Hence, I save money by playing games before they're discounted. You can also find discounted subscriptions, I think I bought a year pass for like $70 and you can buy monthly passes with MS Rewards points.
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