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jason1637 said:
Greedfall looks like a bioware game but with a lower budget.

The studio making it Spyders would be a great target for MS to buy, they are a small studio under 100 devs punching above their weight.



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Gears 5 horde looks great! I did like Gears 4 horde much more than 2 and 3 but it did get too repetitive. Super excited about the campaign too and I'm currently reading the book. Those shitty trailers give me a headache though.. from Mad World to this.. music? Yuck.

Blair Witch to game pass is huge! Also going to pick up Metro: Exodus dlc for sure.



Ryuu96 said:

Rare Replay.

Would have said MCC as that was rumoured but 343i are struggling to get MCC (With Reach) working on Xbox One as they've reached max memory, can't imagine what they'd have to do for Switch, seems counter productive to add Switch onto development just yet, unless they just port Halo 1-4 Originals.

Tell em to give us Astral Chain, Bayo 2&3 and No More Heroes 3.



EspadaGrim said:
jason1637 said:
Greedfall looks like a bioware game but with a lower budget.

The studio making it Spyders would be a great target for MS to buy, they are a small studio under 100 devs punching above their weight.

I was saying this years ago as well but now it's impossible as they have already been purchased by another publisher.



Ryuu96 said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi-r-hBnCp4

That trailer was amazing! Can't wait to play this.



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WoodenPints said:
EspadaGrim said:

The studio making it Spyders would be a great target for MS to buy, they are a small studio under 100 devs punching above their weight.

I was saying this years ago as well but now it's impossible as they have already been purchased by another publisher.

Wow I did not realize that they got bought this summer, I hope that it leads to good things for them.



EspadaGrim said:
Ryuu96 said:

Rare Replay.

Would have said MCC as that was rumoured but 343i are struggling to get MCC (With Reach) working on Xbox One as they've reached max memory, can't imagine what they'd have to do for Switch, seems counter productive to add Switch onto development just yet, unless they just port Halo 1-4 Originals.

Tell em to give us Astral Chain, Bayo 2&3 and No More Heroes 3.

yeah I hate this one-sided affair. Sure MS earns money, but we Xbox gamers get absolutely nothing in return. At least nothing visible.



Barozi said:
EspadaGrim said:

Tell em to give us Astral Chain, Bayo 2&3 and No More Heroes 3.

yeah I hate this one-sided affair. Sure MS earns money, but we Xbox gamers get absolutely nothing in return. At least nothing visible.

This probably wasn't a move for Xbox gamers but for the studio.  Moon isn't first or even 2nd party to MS.  MS allowing the game on PC and Switch increases the return for the studio and who knows keeps relationships high and keep the studio making top notch games for MS.  Maybe with this good will, they might even decide to come over to the dark side.



Machiavellian said:
Barozi said:

yeah I hate this one-sided affair. Sure MS earns money, but we Xbox gamers get absolutely nothing in return. At least nothing visible.

This probably wasn't a move for Xbox gamers but for the studio.  Moon isn't first or even 2nd party to MS.  MS allowing the game on PC and Switch increases the return for the studio and who knows keeps relationships high and keep the studio making top notch games for MS.  Maybe with this good will, they might even decide to come over to the dark side.

We know Moon is also working on a new IP for after Ori and have been for a while now, Ori on Switch could of been a deal sweetener to keep them producing for Xbox and I'd take that :D They don't want to sell to MS and have apparently already turned down an offer and been vocal about staying as they are but I hope they can keep them producing quality games like Ori going forward.



I don't see what the issue is Tbh, Ori is a 4+ year old smaller game, it is not going to be pushing Xbox consoles anymore (If ever), especially compared to the major AAA releases which will seemingly remain exclusive. Microsoft also seems to just see Switch as their go-to handheld device and not exactly a direct competitor to Xbox, which I'd agree with, I don't think releasing these smaller titles on Switch hurts Xbox at all and benefits Xbox in terms of more money for their XGS, which means more money for future games.

Everything one day will available through XCloud, their exclusives, at the start will be available through Android thanks to XCloud while Xbox hardware will provide the high end affordable gaming, but the future is going to be service wars.

I think this change of direction was needed in order for Xbox to survive also, I posted a week or so ago an interview where Phil said the first thing Satya did after making him Head of Xbox was to ask why they were in gaming and outright told him they may be a future where Microsoft isn't in gaming, I do believe if Xbox continued as usual and didn't move towards more of a service model, that Satya likely would have shut the division down, Phil has changed Xbox in order for it to survive.

Apart from XGS receiving money from this, it also increases the Xbox brand awareness along with the IP brand awareness and is easy marketing for the sequels which could entice more people to buy into them, as of right now, Ori and the WotW is Xbox/PC only but it's almost certainly Microsoft's ultimate goal to get XCloud everywhere, including Switch which may be where they put their sequels.

Also, as Wooden and Machiavellian have said, this will keep their relationship with Moon Studios high, ensuring they're a happy partner and continue to make amazing games for Microsoft, we know Microsoft have already attempted to purchase them in the past, maybe they'll try again in the future, and we know Moon is working on a 2nd IP which hopefully Microsoft is negotiating for by keeping Moon happy.