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Could Phil Spencer's job be on the line?

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Aeolus451 said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:

If Microsoft does not produce at least one hot new IP this gen that they can define their brand with, they are in serious trouble. This is Sonys third year...and we all know what that means. Almost all of their developers are ready with something new. This is the same year Sony started closing the gap with the 360 because of exclusives. Now imagine what will happen when they are in the lead. They will pull alway from Microsoft, even further.

I agree with ya. MS needs new IPs (especially a few big ones) to create more hype for the brand. 

Truth and we as fans win in the end becaue well..more games for us. I want Microsoft to succeed. Spencer is great, but the Xbox Division is a hard ship to steer when you have competition like Sony and Nintendo.



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Phils latest comments about single player games lacking impact (on sales) erked me.

He seems to believe in "games as a service", and everything being a competitive online multiplayer game, with micro transactions & DLC, is the right way to go (for them as developers).

I think that just means he ends up competeing against the 3rd party big IP's out there, that specialise in makeing online multiplayers. Which is a loseing battle, and worse it means your console might end up lacking big single player game titles.

this "multiplayer only" focus will hurt them down the line.

 

SegataSanshiro said:
He wants to do away with single player games so either he or Xbox may not last much longer. This kind of thinking killed Phantom Dust and Scalebound. meanwhile the highest rated games this year and best selling are single player games. He needs to rethink his stance.

Yep. His PR and putting foot in mouth moments, the flip flopping ect... the worse is his comment about that Single player stuff.



Tbh I think after the Scorpio it may be it for him as tbh I don't see it having that big an impact as what some are expecting, it'll be like the PS4 Pro a passing day dream before things return to normal. His comments on single player games when trying to use HZD and BOTW as examples came across as being a bit out of touch as those two game prove the opposite of what he was trying to say.



I honestly don't even see any possibility of scorpio changing anything for Microsoft. It will be like PS4 Pro. Some initial hype then no one giving a shit about it.



sethnintendo said:
I honestly don't even see any possibility of scorpio changing anything for Microsoft. It will be like PS4 Pro. Some initial hype then no one giving a shit about it.

Thank you.... soooo much. The realness right here people.



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They'll blame him for all (and princely pay him to go away and shut up), but I seriously doubt he's the main responsible for what went wrong, he couldn't take the most important decisions without Nadella's approval, just like Mattrick could do very little on his own without Ballmer's one.



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Mr Puggsly said:

I'm not sure what you're saying...

Sometimes when you argue you don't elaborate your points and its just a jumble of words.

Are you saying X1 needs more exclusives? Does it need multiplayer games? Are cinematic experiences what Sony fans want?

I still give the edge to X1 in 1st party exclusives, but they do different things in regard to gameplay.

Cinematic experiences. LOL....you Know very well that Sony games have plenty of gameplay. That line is old and has been proven wrong long ago.

I think their most appreciated experiences have been cinematic focused. I really don't understand the hype of Uncharted 4 but I enjoyed for story more than gameplay. On the otherhand, I find Xbox games more enjoyable from a gameplay focus.

Eitherway, I own both and I don't really bitch about either. But Sony flatout isn't appealing in various genres and vice versa.



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sethnintendo said:
I honestly don't even see any possibility of scorpio changing anything for Microsoft. It will be like PS4 Pro. Some initial hype then no one giving a shit about it.

Oh, Scorpio will get a lot more attention than PS4 Pro. Especially if they treat it like reboot/new console at E3. But sales will also depend on that launch price.

PS4 Pro was a missed opportunity. Sony did a great job designing the original PS4 but their mid gen upgrade feels almost unnecessary.



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The op is such full of shit, don't know where to start, except the fact he hates xbox and phil.

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