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shikamaru317 said:
EspadaGrim said:

If Indiana Jones is On Gamepass day one then I’ll be fine with it not being exclusive, the problem I have is the development of that game impacting Wolfenstein 3 and also what if they decide to make Indy a franchise and make sequels. If that happens then MachineGames needs to be expanded into two teams immediately.

My take right now is that if MS cannot get a deal on licensed IP’s that is similar to Sony’s deal with Marvel then they shouldn’t bother at all, Spider-Man and Wolverine are full exclusives that won’t even come out on PC.

This deal was signed before MS purchased Bethesda so their hands are tied but I just hope that it’s not a long term deal.

Yeah, I'm not really sure what is going on with that. Machine is among Xbox's smallest AAA devs, they have like 155 devs now and were only at like 120 when Indiana Jones itself was announced. Wolfenstein 3 was clearly planned as of 2017-2019, as it was mentioned in multiple Machine interviews over that time period. The GeForce now leak from last year listed 2 different Machine developed games meanwhile, Project Relic and Indiana Jones, each with different estimated release date (and Relic releasing first), which seems to suggest that both Indiana Jones and Wolfenstein 3 are currently in development, with Wolfenstein planned to release first. If that is the case, I see a few possibilities:

  1. Indiana Jones is still pre-production with only a small team on it until Wolfenstein 3 releases later this year or early 2023, with most of their 130 devs on Wolfenstein currently
  2. Wolfenstein 3 is being co-developed with another studio, perhaps id, who I believe assisted them with some of the earlier Wolfenstein games due to their small size, with the other studio doing most of the grunt work so that the majority of Machine can focus on Indiana Jones
  3. Indiana Jones is being co-developed with another studio, perhaps one that has more experience with 3rd person story driven action-adventure games, considering Machine's devs have most worked on FPS games in the past, not story driven action adventure

Yeah hopefully Wolfenstein 3 releases first, it’s possible that they are getting help from Arkane again like they did with Youngblood.



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I end up finishing Rogue Legacy 2 with all achievements, easily my GOTY of the year so far. Hard at first and a bit overwhelming but so addicting.






Ryuu96 said:

AAA game development in South Korea is growing this gen, MS would be wise to try to invest in this country.

Also all they need to do is announce StarCraft 3 with an Xbox port and they automatically win lol.

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How Well Will Xbox Series Do in Japan (LT Sales)?

Below OG Xbox 0 0%
 
Between OG Xbox & X360 (Closer to OG Xbox) 4 26.67%
 
Between OG Xbox & X360 (Closer to X360) 8 53.33%
 
Above X360 3 20.00%
 
Total: 15
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Hate that moment when you finish a game and don't know what to play now. Pac man museum is a bit boring.






The latest poll. I've been thinking Xbox Series X|S will sell 75-85m lifetime. 



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80m+ for sure. We're already at 15m and tracking ahead of all previous Xbox consoles in spite of poor stock stock from a chipset shortage and on a year devoid of Xbox exclusives. Imagine the kind of numbers we will be seeing as the stock situation improves throughout 2023 into 2024, once S and X start to see price cuts and bundled games, and once Xbox starts releasing like 8 overall exclusives and 4 AAA exclusives per year later in the gen, some of them quite big like Starfield, Doom 3, and Elder Scrolls 6. Plus CoD will eventually be day one gamepass, and Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 should both be day one gamepass.

Considering it's already tracking above 360 I see no scenario where it loses to 360.

  • 360 sales remain relatively small until Kinect releases (it's biggest year before Kinect's release was 10.9m in 2008 (equivalent to 2023 for Xbox Series) and Xbox Series is already on pace to beat that number in 2023 in addition to the lead they already have.
  • By the launch aligned point for Xbox Series (2025) that Kinect releases for 360 and 360 managed to sell 13m 2 years in a row, Series S/X stock will be way better than it is now, S and X will have seen some price cuts, and Xbox's 1st party will be into a good release cadence with like 8 total exclusives and 4 AAA exclusives per year.
  • Xbox Series has moved into new markets that 360 never released in, like China. Xbox One sold more than 1m in China, Xbox Series should be able to beat that easily thanks to Diablo 4 and Overwatch marketing and day once Gamepass, as China is obsessed with Blizzard games. Same goes for South Korea, they love Blizzard, having those games on Gamepass will be huge for Xbox sales in Korea.
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