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DeotoxSlayer said:
Seihyouken said:
To think that this time last year Microsoft had 8 1st party studios. If Ensemble is closed then that brings them down to 5 including Xbox Live Productions.

Bungie (Became Independent)
Carbonated Games (Dissolved)
Ensemble Studios (Rumored to be closing)
FASA Interactive (Closed)
Lionhead Studios
Rare
Turn 10 Studios
Wingnut Interactive

This combined with Bizzare Creations getting eaten up by Activision Blizzard as well as BioWare by Electronic Arts does not bode well for Microsoft's game division in the future.

Rare's also rumored to be closing soon after BK's release.

 

Which is strange since Rare is already talking about the next next Banjo game.

It's a weird time for Microsoft's first party studios...

 



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badgenome said:
DeotoxSlayer said:
Seihyouken said:
To think that this time last year Microsoft had 8 1st party studios. If Ensemble is closed then that brings them down to 5 including Xbox Live Productions.

Bungie (Became Independent)
Carbonated Games (Dissolved)
Ensemble Studios (Rumored to be closing)
FASA Interactive (Closed)
Lionhead Studios
Rare
Turn 10 Studios
Wingnut Interactive

This combined with Bizzare Creations getting eaten up by Activision Blizzard as well as BioWare by Electronic Arts does not bode well for Microsoft's game division in the future.

Rare's also rumored to be closing soon after BK's release.

 

Which is strange since Rare is already talking about the next next Banjo game.

It's a weird time for Microsoft's first party studios...

 

 

if rare cloes's then thats the biggest waste of $300 million ever





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DeotoxSlayer said:
Seihyouken said:
To think that this time last year Microsoft had 8 1st party studios. If Ensemble is closed then that brings them down to 5 including Xbox Live Productions.

Bungie (Became Independent)
Carbonated Games (Dissolved)
Ensemble Studios (Rumored to be closing)
FASA Interactive (Closed)
Lionhead Studios
Rare
Turn 10 Studios
Wingnut Interactive

This combined with Bizzare Creations getting eaten up by Activision Blizzard as well as BioWare by Electronic Arts does not bode well for Microsoft's game division in the future.

Rare's also rumored to be closing soon after BK's release.

 


Where did you hear that? It's obviously untrue. Rare's already expressed interest in continuing the Banjo series after their next couple projects which are new IPs.

Seihyouken said:
DeotoxSlayer said:
Seihyouken said:
To think that this time last year Microsoft had 8 1st party studios. If Ensemble is closed then that brings them down to 5 including Xbox Live Productions.

Bungie (Became Independent)
Carbonated Games (Dissolved)
Ensemble Studios (Rumored to be closing)
FASA Interactive (Closed)
Lionhead Studios
Rare
Turn 10 Studios
Wingnut Interactive

This combined with Bizzare Creations getting eaten up by Activision Blizzard as well as BioWare by Electronic Arts does not bode well for Microsoft's game division in the future.

Rare's also rumored to be closing soon after BK's release.

 


 

Where did you hear that? It's obviously untrue. Rare's already expressed interest in continuing the Banjo series after their next couple projects which are new IPs.

oops sorry. It was more along the lines of them leaving Microsoft not them closing down sorry.

 



Who gives a f*ck? How many times can a company release the exact same game anyway?



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DeotoxSlayer said:
Seihyouken said:
DeotoxSlayer said:
Seihyouken said:
To think that this time last year Microsoft had 8 1st party studios. If Ensemble is closed then that brings them down to 5 including Xbox Live Productions.

Bungie (Became Independent)
Carbonated Games (Dissolved)
Ensemble Studios (Rumored to be closing)
FASA Interactive (Closed)
Lionhead Studios
Rare
Turn 10 Studios
Wingnut Interactive

This combined with Bizzare Creations getting eaten up by Activision Blizzard as well as BioWare by Electronic Arts does not bode well for Microsoft's game division in the future.

Rare's also rumored to be closing soon after BK's release.

 


 

Where did you hear that? It's obviously untrue. Rare's already expressed interest in continuing the Banjo series after their next couple projects which are new IPs.

oops sorry. It was more along the lines of them leaving Microsoft not them closing down sorry.

 

Bullshit.



DeotoxSlayer said:
Seihyouken said:
DeotoxSlayer said:
Seihyouken said:
To think that this time last year Microsoft had 8 1st party studios. If Ensemble is closed then that brings them down to 5 including Xbox Live Productions.

Bungie (Became Independent)
Carbonated Games (Dissolved)
Ensemble Studios (Rumored to be closing)
FASA Interactive (Closed)
Lionhead Studios
Rare
Turn 10 Studios
Wingnut Interactive

This combined with Bizzare Creations getting eaten up by Activision Blizzard as well as BioWare by Electronic Arts does not bode well for Microsoft's game division in the future.

Rare's also rumored to be closing soon after BK's release.

 


 

Where did you hear that? It's obviously untrue. Rare's already expressed interest in continuing the Banjo series after their next couple projects which are new IPs.

oops sorry. It was more along the lines of them leaving Microsoft not them closing down sorry.

 

This would make more sense. The Rare guys were pretty coy in a recent interview about the possibility of a Viva Pinata game for the Wii. I guess it's possible that Microsoft could cut everybody loose and just work out deals for exclusive games, having decided it's a more cost effective way to go than running first party studios.

 



Oh god, Halo Wars was going to be made by the AOE guys? After playing Age of Empires 3 that makes me 90% sure Halo Wars would suck anyway, they can't make a decent RTS at all. They should give it over to THQ, now THEY know how to make an RTS (dawn of war, Company of Heroes, supreme commander...all the top RTS games from the last 4 years pretty much all THQ except sins of a solar empire).




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Impulsivity said:
Oh god, Halo Wars was going to be made by the AOE guys? After playing Age of Empires 3 that makes me 90% sure Halo Wars would suck anyway, they can't make a decent RTS at all. They should give it over to THQ, now THEY know how to make an RTS (dawn of war, Company of Heroes, supreme commander...all the top RTS games from the last 4 years pretty much all THQ except sins of a solar empire).

 

This proves you don't know a f****** thing about the RTS genre.



JaggedSac said:
Impulsivity said:
Oh god, Halo Wars was going to be made by the AOE guys? After playing Age of Empires 3 that makes me 90% sure Halo Wars would suck anyway, they can't make a decent RTS at all. They should give it over to THQ, now THEY know how to make an RTS (dawn of war, Company of Heroes, supreme commander...all the top RTS games from the last 4 years pretty much all THQ except sins of a solar empire).

 

This proves you don't know a f****** thing about the RTS genre.

For realz. And having had the displeasure of reading a lot of Impulsivity's posts, I can't say anything else comes to mind, either.