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You Can Only Pick One: WoW or FFXIV on Xbox?

WoW 6 31.58%
 
FFXIV 13 68.42%
 
Total:19
konnichiwa said:
Machiavellian said:

I am going to go on record and say that I do not believe Japan is as important today as investing in all these new markets like China, Korea, India and a few other areas where I see content reaching a certain level. Why chase the white rabbit when you can be a force in the new development so when they start pumping out AAA quality content, you already locked in. If MS really want to sell in Japan, forget about trying to get Japanese dev studios instead partner with Disney and feature a bunch of Series X Disney themed console and it will sell like hot cakes.

But it is not just about Japan, the Xbox 360 was praised in its early years for bringing so much diverse content including + 20 Japanese exclusive games.  You have an avatar from one of the biggest fighter franchises that did amazingly well in the past. During the early Snes era many flocked to the sytem because of SFII. We have a ton of users that even post how they love certain Japanese franchises like the Yakuza games. And the biggest selling game in NA isn't COD but Elden Ring this year.


The 360 with all its diverse content barely sold at all in Japan.  Its not the content its the mentality of the place you are trying to sell. Building one studio isn't going to get you huge system sells in Japan.  Spending all your capital on chasing that white rabbit probably isn't going to do that either since it was tried and failed.  Instead understand the market and the purchase habits of Japanese consumers which would be a better investment.  I believe GP has a good chance once MS get their mobile strategy going because mobile rules in Japan.

Here is how I see the market and the competition.  Sony new service is more about combating MS GP but not in the way most believe.  Sony wants to take away MS ability to get niche Japanese games like Scarlet Nexus and others by giving those devs the same deal to be on Sony new PS+ sub.  Sony has a huge market advantage in this area and being a Japanese company they are going to snatch up all those opportunities.  MS trying to fight Sony in an area where they have the complete advantage is a waste of resources, instead they need to venture into the markets that are maturing and snatch up those games.  Become the main presence in those areas and when they start to pump out AAA quality content, you are then the go to system of choice.  Japan is way to mature in their direction and with 2 dominate OEMs in Sony and Nintendo to really make any real dent.  Yes, MS should keep strong relations with the big Dev studios and publishers as you want those games to continue to be made for your system but from now on, getting those niche games are going to be rough because Sony is going to make a real big effort to suppress any of those deals.  When you start to see day one releases of Japanese games on Sony PS+ system you will know that its was probably an opportunity MS lost because Sony is the biggest dog in the yard.



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trunkswd said:

Anyone else want OG Xbox games that are BC to get Achievement support?

I'm personally torn on that thought. On the one hand, it would be super cool and gives incentive to replay these old games. But I wonder if it would take away any charm out of them? I'm a completionist on single player games and I've noticed at times that I'll be playing the game mainly to get the achievements than I am playing to just enjoy the game. Obviously that's not everyone's case but, I enjoyed OG Xbox games for the sake of enjoying them, minus Halo multiplayer.

Jet Set Radio Future is one of my all time favorite OG Xbox games (which is why it's my profile pic) and I can't picture having an achievement where I may have to do grind a rail for 2000km, or to do a very specific trick jump. So many achievements are insanely maddening to get and you have to really work at it. For many, it's a huge sigh of relief when they finally unlock a certain achievement, but for me, it gets really frustrating and the last thing I would want is to get frustrated with a game that I've loved for decades now. 

Not to mention how achievements would translate with that era of games wonky controls lol



Spade said:

What is everyone's dream game from 1st and 3rd party this year, you would love to see this year?

1st: Lost Odyssey would be completely unrealistic, but would be the ultimate dream.
3rd: Yakuza 8

1st: Agreed with a Lost Odyssey remake or sequel. A slightly more realistic dream game would be a new spinoff Halo focused on Alpha-Nine or Zenimax Online confirming the rumors about them working on a Star Wars game

3rd: Unrealistic dream game would be Far Cry Blood Dragon 2. A slightly more realistic dream game would be a remake of Red Dead Redemption 1 on the RDR2 build of the Rage engine, that doesn't change the gameplay negatively like RDR2 did. 



trunkswd said:

Anyone else want OG Xbox games that are BC to get Achievement support?

Definitely, it's one of my most wanted components in the much needed overhaul of the achievements system. Not sure if an Xbox team can do all of the work on the achievements after the original devs submit a list of achievements they want, or if the original game developer would need to assist with the coding work to make the achievements unlock, but I definitely think it would be worth it, there are only like 63 out of 997 OG Xbox games on BC afterall, it wouldn't be that huge of an undertaking. 



gtotheunit91 said:
trunkswd said:

Anyone else want OG Xbox games that are BC to get Achievement support?

I'm personally torn on that thought. On the one hand, it would be super cool and gives incentive to replay these old games. But I wonder if it would take away any charm out of them? I'm a completionist on single player games and I've noticed at times that I'll be playing the game mainly to get the achievements than I am playing to just enjoy the game. Obviously that's not everyone's case but, I enjoyed OG Xbox games for the sake of enjoying them, minus Halo multiplayer.

Jet Set Radio Future is one of my all time favorite OG Xbox games (which is why it's my profile pic) and I can't picture having an achievement where I may have to do grind a rail for 2000km, or to do a very specific trick jump. So many achievements are insanely maddening to get and you have to really work at it. For many, it's a huge sigh of relief when they finally unlock a certain achievement, but for me, it gets really frustrating and the last thing I would want is to get frustrated with a game that I've loved for decades now. 

Not to mention how achievements would translate with that era of games wonky controls lol

shikamaru317 said:
trunkswd said:

Anyone else want OG Xbox games that are BC to get Achievement support?

Definitely, it's one of my most wanted components in the much needed overhaul of the achievements system. Not sure if an Xbox team can do all of the work on the achievements after the original devs submit a list of achievements they want, or if the original game developer would need to assist with the coding work to make the achievements unlock, but I definitely think it would be worth it, there are only like 63 out of 997 OG Xbox games on BC afterall, it wouldn't be that huge of an undertaking. 

I'm in favor of adding Achievements to OG Xbox games. It would be a good reason for me to go back and replay them. Although, with a Series S I have no way of using the old discs right now. Unless some of them are on Game Pass? 

I could see them adding Achievements to OG Xbox games a handful at a time rather than to all of them at once.



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I actually REALLY like this new game mode being added to AoE III: DE! Pretty much every RTS is focused on building up then eventually defeating your opponents through military force, but I like the focus on economics. The Dutch in this game are already going to be OP for this game mode though lol



Not surprising, GeForce now leak had 2 games from Machine a year ago, with Project Relic releasing before Indiana Jones. Most likely it's Wolfenstein 3.



Voted for Shadowrun in the poll cause the concept sounds cool and Dinga wanted to see it revived.

Never played Dishonoured, Prey is cool and I wouldn't mind a sequel but honestly the Prey 2 concept from Human Head Studios (now Roundhouse) sounds so much better so I wish they get another shot at it, I don't mind them doing a new IP but hopefully something more like Prey/Dishonoured and less like Deathloop, I want singleplayer focused experiences from Arkane.