MS's devs already said that they have almost total freedom now and that they get much more time if needed (which we already see with Forza Motorsport, Halo...)
MS also bought studios like Double Fine and they didn't buy a dev for what they achieved with Hellblade just for multiplayer.
Phil Spencer said that Game Pass will be important especially for SINGLE player games and you just say that Game Pass proves how it's all about multiplayer.
"Phil says Game pass is important for single player games.... "
"They bought the dev's behinde Hellblade"
And what happend? Ninja Theory first game, is a multiplayer online AA game called Bleeding Edge.
Also if Phil says Game pass is important for single player games.... how many single player focused games, have MS made that are currently on it?
My impression is that Xbox says one thing, but does another.
Your saying that my assumption that Gamepass is for cheap AA games with Online Multiplayer focus, GaaS type, is wrong...
Can you say why? other than "phil says".
Double Fine is doing "Psychonauts 2" currently, but that was in the work before MS bought them.
Thats a single player game, but are you confident that there next game wont be a Online Focused game?
This. We've heard from a few devs that had cancelled XBO games that MS meddled in the dev process, asking for more without extra time or money. The saying one thing and doing another is kind of staple for them this gen.
The past 2 or 3 E3's from them have been very lackluster, but instead of curbing expectations like Sony does, they hype them like there will be non-stop megatons throughout.