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Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by Iceman, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. XtremelyBaneful xoxxxoooxo

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    like I said in the versus thread, Skyrim sold 30 million copies in 6 years and that's one game. It is also considered one of the greatest games of all time, not that that feat is particularly relevant here. The studio does not have to make several different releases in order for the hardware it was developed for to be desirable. One release alone is enough to make a system seller.
     
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    I did say in the past that this would be good for the Xbox as they need more games that aren't accessible to PlayStation (and even Nintendo).

    The question is would Microsoft make it eXclusive to Windows and Series X | S?
     
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    I would say yes, they will. I understand there is a chance they would go multiplatform but I think they made this $7.5 billion acquisition to add to the Xbox library.
     
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    Well they really should as imo, its the point of a buyout, especially games like Gears of War Forza and Halo were never released on ps and they need more eXclusives.

    I'm interested to see if Playstation buys a gaming studio, I don't think they will but who knows.
     
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  5. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    That’s it. Skyrim, Fallout 3 and Oblivion are super-long games with a bunch of replay value and can affect a whole generation. Having 10 Fallout 76s wouldn't move the needle but 3 significant games like that in a generation from one studio would be significant.
     
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    Can't say I'm surprised. looks like I'll be playing Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI on PC then!
     
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  9. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    You’ll be fine with that new card you’re getting. They’re going to look great with that! :up:
     
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  10. Gothamsknight A Dark Knight

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    Agreed! Literally just waiting for him to get his hands on the 3080 so I can get the 2080ti he has lol. He's selling it to me, so its not free, but for about $350. That, along with my PS5 of course, will bring in the next generation nicely.
     
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  11. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    I paid full price for it earlier this year. :dry:

    Haha, great deal you’ve got there.
     
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    (Some) people are acting all shocked and amazed that the next Elder Scrolls and Fallout games are likely going to be Xbox/PC exclusive.

    And I'm like "Yeah? No ****!"

    I mean. If I were MS and Team Xbox, that's what I would do. The next Fallout and Elder Scrolls SHOULD be huge exclusives for the Xbox ecosystem. IMO, you'd kind of deflate a lot of the value of that big acquisition if you act all "generous" and let other platforms continue to have those titles.

    Those gaming franchises SHOULD now become synonymous with the Xbox brand.
     
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  13. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Yeah, otherwise spend the $7.5B on your own studios.
     
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  14. X Knight Straight Edge

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    exactly.
     
  15. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    3 years is late 2023 by when most of the MS studios will have delivered. Some games like ES might take longer but 3 years from now for games that have already started development is a long time. People are talking about launch and 2021 being light, not 2022 and 2023.
     
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    They're certainly going to be very strong on WRPGs and FPS. All the studios under Zenimax are going to have a big impact over the years, as well as all the other individual studios they added like Obsidian, Ninja Theory, InXile, The Initiative etc. They've gone from 5 (of which one was multiplat anyway) to 23 so that is a hell of a lot of additional content to come every year once all prior obligations are fulfilled and the studios have had a full dev cycle to complete games. I think the momentum will really start building next year and get crazier every year after that. Gamepass is already unbelievebale value without any of that content.
     
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    this is the same guy who broke the news of Series S before it was officially announced. Sony is really in for a rude awakening if they don't start buying major publishers back in response
     
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  20. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    I saw people talking about this on other forums. I'm kind of hoping google and amazon don't get anywhere although they obviously have the cash to go after who they want. Sony really need to think of their streaming strategy for the future. On the acquisition front they might struggle in any bidding wars with the tech titans but they should snap up all the companies they're currently working with where possible. Microsoft is investing a lot in increasing staff numbers at their studios too so they are throwing a lot of money about and really committing.
     
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    Hopefully it's all concluded asap and we get a statement on it.
     
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    It's official!

     
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    Officially Welcoming Bethesda to Team Xbox - Xbox Wire

     
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    I am telling you guys. Sony is going to suffer hard for this.
     

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