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"For his part, Schafer was initially skeptical of the acquisition. Firstly, it wasn't something that he'd been thinking about. Secondly, he was worried about potentially putting Double Fine's identity at risk. "Like, do we all change our emails to Microsoft emails and paint all the walls green?" he told me. What ultimately changed his mind was a phone call to the folks at Ninja Theory, who told him that Microsoft's insistence on letting first-party studios just keep doing what they wanted with minimal interference was true. "They said, ‘We are still who we are. They're letting us make the kind of games we want to make.' And that was a huge thing for me. I could see how it makes sense--it makes sense not to have them convert us to making Forza DLC or something."
This part is really interesting. Glad to see that MS is actually giving their devs independence.



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Speaking to Game Informer, Xbox’s Matt Booty indicated that the platform holder has aspirations for Outer Worlds beyond its debut release and hopes that it can help “expand” the franchise.

“Yeah, I think that’d be that kind of game,” he said. “From what we’ve seen of Outer Worlds, my hope is that that’s something we can build and that it really becomes an enduring franchise and it really starts to grow and we can help expand that.

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/microsoft-wants-to-turn-the-outer-worlds-into-an-enduring-xbox-franchise/





Head to the EGX Theatre on Friday 18th October at 2 pm for a to join key members from the Battletoads development team where they will discuss bringing back a much-loved IP – covering design, art and music, the team will delve into the process so far and give a glimpse of what is still to come!

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Sounding more and more like a 2020 title.



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"I think the area that we really want to focus on next generation is frame rate and playability of the games," Spencer said. "Ensuring that the games load incredibly fast, ensuring that the game is running at the highest frame rate possible. We're also the Windows company, so we see the work that goes on [for] PC and the work that developers are doing. People love 60 frames-per-second games, so getting games to run at 4K 60 [FPS] I think will be a real design goal for us.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/microsofts-focus-for-xbox-scarlett-is-more-than-ju/1100-6468806/

Physical devices are still very much part of the equation when it comes to cloud gaming, but Xbox itself isn't making a new device specifically for it. "Last year we talked about xCloud and then we said we were working on new game consoles, but that's all I said." Spencer clarified, "We didn't say that [a streaming console was in the works]. I think maybe some people thought that that was the disc-less one that we just shipped. We are not working on a streaming-only console right now. We are looking at the phone in your pocket as the destination for you to stream, and the console that we have allows you to play the games locally."

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/phil-spencer-cloud-gaming-is-inevitable-but-its-no/1100-6468840/



This thread is so dead, it's basically Ryu spamming at this point lol



Angelus said:
This thread is so dead, it's basically Ryu spamming at this point lol

Couldn't resist reporting him. Bad Ryu, stop!

On a more serious note there's not that much going on lately. That's the downside of big events like E3 and Gamescom. If it weren't for them we'd be getting news on a consistent level. Can only get better in a few days.



I hope there's a lot of news at Gamescom



Do you have fun playing a console different than mine?

DON'T!!!

Barozi said:
Angelus said:
This thread is so dead, it's basically Ryu spamming at this point lol

Couldn't resist reporting him. Bad Ryu, stop!

On a more serious note there's not that much going on lately. That's the downside of big events like E3 and Gamescom. If it weren't for them we'd be getting news on a consistent level. Can only get better in a few days.

Is Gamescom anywhere near you?



Do you have fun playing a console different than mine?

DON'T!!!