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KiigelHeart said:
LudicrousSpeed said:

This is a common take at various vidya game places and I don’t really get it. If you’re a fan of something, there’s a reason you’re a fan. What you’re doing here is basically going up to an NBA fan and saying “man it must suck to watch this sport, the NFL makes way more money and gets much better ratings!”. Sure, it might be true, but for most fans, it’s irrelevant. 

Im an Xbox fan because I love the controller, the UI, XBL is way better than PSN imho, and when it comes to the exclusives, I prefer more of what Microsoft offers. Like the vast majority of gamers, most of my gaming is done on multiplats.

So much this.

I game on Xbox because for me it's simply the best console with the best games. I've got plenty of friends who game on Playstation so I've played some of the exclusives but not a single one I'd want to play over Gears of War or Sea of Thieves for example. There's nothing stopping me from walking into a store and buying a PS4 but I just don't need/want one.

On topic of Crackdown 3, downloaded it from game pass this morning but haven't tried it yet. I just hope it's the kind of mindless, fun game that will heal my post-RDR2-depression.

And thats cool, but ultimately you guys are the minority not the majority. Many Xbox fans left xbox after the XBO debacle launch... and to be fair the last few years of the 360 were pretty bad in terms of content as well. Its not been good news for MS. Sony have been kicking butt in terms of games since mid of the PS3, and except at the launch of the consoles they seem to be able to ramp up pretty well.

Now having said that, Crackdown is one of the last of the early XBO titles that were announced and its obviously been through development hell, so perhaps a bad development and it being not that great isn't all unexpected. The key is that they've got it launched out of the way and can now look forward towards the next gen and hopefully not make the same mistakes. But if they go down the route of trying to make the console a media centre first and foremost, and forget about the games they'll lose (buying the studios suggests they've finally starting to rectify the mistakes of the past).

My only concern is that if MS suddenly won the next gen, and it was going more along the lines of games pass, what would stop them just closing down studios again and relying on third parties.

Making an indie game : Dead of Day!