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Do you think the industry is annoyed with Microsofts inability to stick to a gameplan?

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You have to consider how much microsoft has pissed of developers with all these 180s.

I bet microsoft got exclusives from EA and Capcom because they wanted the console to be market leader due to the "no used games" policy. They backtracked (devs pissed off)

Kinect bundled with every console so devs know how many people have kinect and can create games for it without worrying about it not selling. (backtracked). Think of how pissed of a dev will be at the moment if they have already started creating a Kinect game.

I bet they are not very happy about this. Its just like how the saturn released early and pissed of the industry. Do you think this might have a negative effect on 3rd party relations in the future?

Its like the 3rd parties are not really going to be able to trust a thing Microsoft says from now on. I think microsoft are lucky that the xstations architecture is similar to the PS4 and they already have agreements in place with 3rd parties. If not for this I could have seen 3rd party content drying up. 



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Probably not because they pay for the exclusivity and generally have good SW sells on the exclusives.



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They've pissed off some, certainly. We know that from those tweets. Microsoft was using the logic that Kinect was bundled from Day One as a way to convince developers that making Kinect games or adding Kinect functionality isn't a waste of time. Really, though, how many developers were actually working with Kinect? A few will be angry but most will probably be secretly pleased that they don't have to add Kinect support to their non-Kinect games--though I imagine Microsoft will still push hard for that functionality so they can do the "better with Kinect" thing.

Long term, though, it won't matter much. This isn't like Nintendo, where publishers and developers don't see much profit. There is too much money to be had from working with Microsoft for most developers to stay angry and most publishers would knock over their own families for a share of Microsoft's money.

However, this could lead to the cancellation of planned Kinect projects.



I don't agree.



I don't think devs cared about Kinect. Not sure how they felt about the initial DRM plans.



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The industry must be so pissed at them providing the bulk of their software income.



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pokoko said:
They've pissed off some, certainly. We know that from those tweets. Microsoft was using the logic that Kinect was bundled from Day One as a way to convince developers that making Kinect games or adding Kinect functionality isn't a waste of time. Really, though, how many developers were actually working with Kinect? A few will be angry but most will probably be secretly pleased that they don't have to add Kinect support to their non-Kinect games--though I imagine Microsoft will still push hard for that functionality so they can do the "better with Kinect" thing.

Long term, though, it won't matter much. This isn't like Nintendo, where publishers and developers don't see much profit. There is too much money to be had from working with Microsoft for most developers to stay angry and most publishers would knock over their own families for a share of Microsoft's money.

However, this could lead to the cancellation of planned Kinect projects.

It was stated by many developers that MS was not pushing anyone to use Kinect.  MS actually told them to use it only if it adds value or was revelant.  So Kinect not being bundled will not affect any developer who wasn't interested to use it.

I doubt this will lead to cancellation of Kinect projects.  We will have to see how many Kinect and Non kinect systems are sold before such changes take effect.  Who knows if MS has other plans to make Kinect a must buy or a more attractive options.