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Sucks I have to wait a year to play it on my Xbox.



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10/10 from IGN and Gamespot. That really suprised me. Gameranx really enjoyed it too. Probably not my cup of tea but glad this game turned out good. Seems like the dev took some risks to the FPS formula and they paid off. Great work.



I enjoyed Arkane's Dishonored series - played through each one at least twice - and their Prey reboot was pretty decent, although not something I'd want to replay. I can see their influences in the game, and also that of titles like Superhot (excellent game) and Hotline Miami (not played), so I'll definitely get it at some point on PC.



It looks like the game is really good, 88 is a wonderful score, unfortunately i think it's going to be a huge commercial flop.
Why, you ask? Apparently there are a considerable number of people saying they will only play on Xbox (within 1 year) and use Gamepass... Amazes me that there are people from Xbox community advertising and advising others to wait 1 year!
Maybe I'm wrong and everything will end well for this game ( yeah, i hope i'm wrong on this one), but the effect of all this "wait 1 year..."/ " wait and play on gamepass..." is bad!? i fear this game will end up as a game that sold poorly and arrived "1 year too late" on the Gamepass...



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Manlytears said:

It looks like the game is really good, 88 is a wonderful score, unfortunately i think it's going to be a huge commercial flop.
Why, you ask? Apparently there are a considerable number of people saying they will only play on Xbox (within 1 year) and use Gamepass... Amazes me that there are people from Xbox community advertising and advising others to wait 1 year!
Maybe I'm wrong and everything will end well for this game ( yeah, i hope i'm wrong on this one), but the effect of all this "wait 1 year..."/ " wait and play on gamepass..." is bad!? i fear this game will end up as a game that sold poorly and arrived "1 year too late" on the Gamepass...

There are twice as many PS5 users than Xbox users so far, and Xbox game sales aren't known to be blockbuster anyway, so I don't think it will have an impact, since the game is a timed exclusive.

Unlike Outriders, where the developer kinda blamed the Game Pass deal for not breaking even (and not considering the game was buggy and bad in the first place)



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SKMBlake said:
Manlytears said:

It looks like the game is really good, 88 is a wonderful score, unfortunately i think it's going to be a huge commercial flop.
Why, you ask? Apparently there are a considerable number of people saying they will only play on Xbox (within 1 year) and use Gamepass... Amazes me that there are people from Xbox community advertising and advising others to wait 1 year!
Maybe I'm wrong and everything will end well for this game ( yeah, i hope i'm wrong on this one), but the effect of all this "wait 1 year..."/ " wait and play on gamepass..." is bad!? i fear this game will end up as a game that sold poorly and arrived "1 year too late" on the Gamepass...

There are twice as many PS5 users than Xbox users so far, and Xbox game sales aren't known to be blockbuster anyway, so I don't think it will have an impact, since the game is a timed exclusive.

Unlike Outriders, where the developer kinda blamed the Game Pass deal for not breaking even (and not considering the game was buggy and bad in the first place)

I'd like to add another concern that could have a negative impact on sales, Fanboy tribalism.
It's not enough to see people in the Xbox field saying to wait 1 year, there are people in the Playstation field saying they won't invest because the game was made by a "MS studio" and, therefore, the franchise has no future on Playstation.
It seems to me that there are some complicating factors around this game, much to the developer's misfortune.



Prediction: In 5 years Nintendo will Lauch a "Core Mario game"  very similar to Astro Bot. That said, many will Ignore Astro Bot existence and say Nintendo created this concept.

When I first saw I was interested, then I grow bored. The score is certainly higher than what I was expecting after the several presentations. Still not my type of game, but going by the reception it is a good game for the FPS gamers out there.



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SKMBlake said:
Manlytears said:

It looks like the game is really good, 88 is a wonderful score, unfortunately i think it's going to be a huge commercial flop.
Why, you ask? Apparently there are a considerable number of people saying they will only play on Xbox (within 1 year) and use Gamepass... Amazes me that there are people from Xbox community advertising and advising others to wait 1 year!
Maybe I'm wrong and everything will end well for this game ( yeah, i hope i'm wrong on this one), but the effect of all this "wait 1 year..."/ " wait and play on gamepass..." is bad!? i fear this game will end up as a game that sold poorly and arrived "1 year too late" on the Gamepass...

There are twice as many PS5 users than Xbox users so far, and Xbox game sales aren't known to be blockbuster anyway, so I don't think it will have an impact, since the game is a timed exclusive.

Unlike Outriders, where the developer kinda blamed the Game Pass deal for not breaking even (and not considering the game was buggy and bad in the first place)

Outriders is far from a bad game. It’s actually quite solid and very enjoyable with a friend or two. Also the developer didn’t blame Game Pass at all, they blamed Square’s policy on sharing information on deals like GamePass. So the developer has no idea if the game has broken even or not or how many copies it has sold because Square isn’t telling them. Square thinks the deal was good for the game because it helped it exceed their expectations at launch. The problem for the cane sales wise is that it very much is not a GaaS game and there’s no reason for someone who has experienced the entire game to keep coming back for substantial engagement or monetization. It’s not Destiny where there are loads of MTX or rotating content and DLC.

As for Deathloop, my plan was to buy it on PC but with all the issues, I’ll wait for a good sale and I’ll play through the single player on it. I’ll give it a full MP dive when it launches on Series X.



This type of thing is not my cup of tea and the time loop thing tends to make things repetitive. However, all the power to the game and everyone who enjoys it. Hope it's a success.



Bandorr said:

Many think it will be a year of temporary exclusivity. However tracing this back I only found "At least a year of".

It also feels like very Xbox game is finally coming out in 2022. It will be an absolute deluge of games. So there is a good chance that a year later Deathloop will be forgotten or ignored.

PS5 has already released three next-gen games. Yet they also released the first Xbox next-gen as well. Infact they released it before Xbox has even has announced a release date. That pays for itself.

I watched someone play it. It looked fine. But it made me just want to play Dishonored instead. I have no interest in invading or being invaded.

I may check it out again when I'm done with Tales and Kena.

You can turn invasions off and just have an easy ai instead