> He lied about TLJ being a SW movie amongst a great, many things.
true. TFA ranks towards the bottom of the films for me too but im glad Abrams is coming back, Id have preferred he did the entire thing, im afraid its going to feel disjointed now with the back and forth but I guess we'll see. we're all going to watch episode 9 but my expectations are a little more tempered than they were
Haha weeell no, TLJ is certainly a Star Wars movie. May be a SW movie that you didn't like, but it's still SW. To me, it felt far more "SW" than any of the prequels ever did, even when I saw those as a kid at the height of my SW obsession.
But I feel like if I give my opinion on TLJ one more time in the XBox thread, folks will come out with pitchforks. Triple dog dare yall to bring your TLJ hate to The Star War so I don't feel bad talking about it here hahah: https://gametz.com/General/great-star-war-wars-dis...
ya id think at least the newest versions of each would be there. I guess im not surprised some of the older ones wouldn't be, probably not many gonna play 5 with 7 sitting there. but does seem odd. didn't realize halo 5 wasn't there either. I had thought all MS first party stuff was just pretty much on there all the time
Are all the Gears of Wars on GP? Maybe it's one of them? Would love all the OG Xbox games to come to GP though, although I know that's a pipe dream. I would likely never get rid of it if they did that.
SotTR is another strong possibility, but I've not seen it asked for much on their FB or Twitter. I've actually probably seen the most requests for Max Pane 3 BC more than anything else, surprisingly enough.
Halo Reach would be nice, but I played it on BC and it's kinda crappy quality. The framerate hiccups and the graphics are not enhanced and kinda dated, showing it's age. I hope that Reach gets the full remastered treatment on the Halo MCC come this spring, because it deserves it. It's such an underrated Halo entry to me.
Yeah, if the game ends up being Reach then I don't really care because I got the game for free on GwG a while back and I never got around to playing it. Kind of hoping that its something a bit newer and more of a surprise.
Cuphead? That would be a nice little surprise. Or how about the entirety of Rare Replay? Shadow of the Tomb Raider is another strong possibility too I think since the others are on GP already I believe.
With the OG TR Reboot making it on there just a few days ago it may be kind of strange to add the games in the oddest order possible, but its also not impossible. I know it wouldn't happen, but since we're talking about Rare Replay, it would be incredible if it were even just an HD port of Diddy Kong Racing.
MS and the big N have been more than flirtatious with interconnecting each of their services and cross play enabled games lately so it would only make sense for their relationship to further evolve and advance with that Diddy Kong Racing remaster. They can have it on XB1 and Switch simultaneously with cross play enabled out the gate. That would sell 2 million copies in 2 days, guaranteed.
I think Microsoft has always been open to it, at least a little bit. They let Rare do a Banjo-Kazooie game on GBA, and release Viva Pinata and Diddy Kong Racing on DS, and Microsoft themselves even published the Wii U version of Minecraft in Japan.
> they definitely are the most open to collaboration amongst the big three it would
> seem, they have been championing cross play for awhile.
I wonder what changed between the two (Microsoft and Sony) on their stance between cross-play. They've basically flip-flopped. They were both okay with it for Final Fantasy 11. Then a few years later Microsoft was against it for Final Fantasy 14 which is why it never released on Xbox. Nintendo seems open to almost anything at this point, I don't know if it's because they just desperately didn't want another Wii U situation on their hands, or if it's because Iwata isn't the one calling the shots anymore.
MS was against it last gen with Sony because PSN was super ghetto and hack prone but its gotten better since so now MS is more open to it. FF14 was a weird deal though since MS said no even for PC but I think that was a Don Mattrick thing and one of his many retarded decisions.
Agreed 100%. City is cool and open ended but there's just something about Asylum that I adore. Controlled map and environment. Everything is interconnected intelligently and yes it fits the persona of the bat more than the other games.
sega tried to get MS to buy them years ago, maybe the time is coming. MS has wanted that Japanese market share.. you get sega you get Yakuza/Ryu Ga Gotuku games, Atlus and Persona/SMT, Sonic and a lot more.
Persona 6 xbox exclusive O.o
or they leave them multiplatform.. MS seems to be moving away from exclusitivity, and that could be a big thing in the coming years, hardware isn't where you make money anyway.. why not buy sega and continue to put the games everywhere. playing anywhere and everywhere is their plan for the future.
I think that MS is moving away from exclusives but still going along with console exclusives (except Minecraft, but locking that down to Xbox and PC only after they've been out on other consoles would be a dick move). Yeah, last time Sega was in financial trouble they actually went to MS and bagged for them to be bought out, then when MS said no Sega then wanted every OG Xbox to natively play DC games but there was a disagreement about online (I think MS was the one being stupid in that situation, IIRK), so they settled on like 10 games exclusively going to Xbox which is where we got JSRF, PD: Orta, Gun Valkyrie, Sega GT, etc.....
MS also just hired a new position for Japan game strategy too. I can't remember exactly what the position is called. Problem is that Sega could be too big of a company for them to buy and do anything with properly......but with a new generation coming soon it could be easier than in the middle of any given console gen.
MS should collaborate with Sega then, if they don't buy them outright, then arrange a deal where MS funds their games if Sega agrees to develop their games for the next generation of Xbox and even PC but create a clause in their contract that does not restrict them from making games for the Switch, since Nintendo and MS are kinda becoming BFF's now. The deal could state Sega is to restrict development on their titles for release on Sony's new hardware anymore or for a very long time so long as MS funds their projects. I wonder if that's something that could happen.
MS could pay the development costs of a game and get to decide where it gets released, kind of like Nintendo did with Bayonetta 2. They could pay the costs and have games get released day 1 on Game Pass too since there would be zero fear of low sales on Sega's side at that point. Lots of smaller devs have said that releasing games on GP has generated much more interest in their games that they may have not wanted to put at retail because of all the extra exposure and zero risk on new IPs from the consumer side.
About a year ago Microsoft had the executives from Sega touring their campus and shortly after it was leaked/rumored that MS is funding Vanquish 2 for X1/PC exclusivity, so we'll see if that ends up being a thing or if Sega were touring for other reasons.
Was just thinking the other day that the partnership with Nintendo/Android/Apple may also have more to do with streaming MS games on those platforms. I kinda makes sense and I would be a pretty good move IMO.. imagine playing XBox games on your switch via streaming... I could finally get a portable NHL game
With MS doing their xCloud then everything would be playable on those devices as long as they have an internet connection. It would be pretty awesome to play your stuff on something like the Switch. I think that putting XBL on those devices is step 1 of things to come.
> With MS doing their xCloud then everything would be playable on those devices as
> long as they have an internet connection. It would be pretty awesome to play your
> stuff on something like the Switch. I think that putting XBL on those devices is
> step 1 of things to come.
Yep, this is why we need good strong competition. I could see MS at some point getting out of hardware and turning into a Major developer and services company. That would be sick a d they could slap EA around a little.
I think that hardware is always a possibility since MS has recently (since their Surface lineup) seen strong financial potential in hardware and don't want to be tied down to just being a software and service provider company any longer. Once streaming becomes the primary method of playing games then maybe that could change, but even thing they're reportedly working on a streaming set top box with the intent on low latency tasks (such as control input) being handled on the local hardware but most everything else being cloud based. Spencer has recently even said that he doesn't see streaming becoming the primary method of gaming for at least another decade.
This game definitely won't review well.. People are going to expect too much when it was never meant to be anything more than Crackdown. Its like Spencer said: "if you like crackdown then you'll like this game, if you don't like crackdown you wont like this game". I'm excited for the single player, looks like a ton of fun.
Yeah, I didn't want the game to stray from the formula of the first game because its was pretty much just over the top stupid fun. I think that too many reviewers think that because a game is a 1st party exclusive that it needs to be a narrative heavy emotionally driven game and that's not ever been what Crackdown is all about. I'm excited to give this game a shot, I've already got it downloaded.
crackdown 3 at 62 on metacritic apparently, repetitive seems to be a big gripe, game doesn't evolve as it goes. its an action game about blowing things up, im not sure what was expected..thats all its supposed to be. its not microsofts answer to Horizon. it was going to be reviewed pretty harshly I think after such a long dev time and hype. about the scores I expected.
Crackdown was always about co-op. Just a few people jumping into a match together to shoot the breeze while blowing crap to high hell. Not a bad thing, it's just probably not for those who seek a deep experience. I'm looking forward to checking it out with my friend. Haven't played a good Crackdown or true co-op game in a few years.
Yeah, its pretty much exactly what I expected. A lot of the dev time was because that CloudGen company that got bought out by Epic so MS had to scrap the MP and restart from scratch. Too many people think: "Oh, 4 years of dev time, I'm going to expect a game that had a legit 4 straight years of development with 300 full time employees, this is going to be a block buster AAA game". Crackdown was never meant to be a big franchise, it was pretty much released to sell Halo 3.
I was looking for deals on Metro and finally found one... 8.99 for them via a PSN flash sale. Could not pass that up. I still have never played them but I see MS has the advertisement rights, that little add got me pretty hyped to play them and to maybe check out the books they are based on (just found that out). I have a feeling this will be a series I should not have ignored for so long.
Nice. I loved yet was terrified at the same time of Alien: Isolation. It kept me up at night and gave me nightmares of an Alien lurking in the shadows and vents waiting to pounce on me when I least expected it. No game to date has given me such a heart pounding ride like Alien: Isolation. Any fans of the franchise who have not experienced that game, now's your chance. It's quite the on edge of your seat thrill ride.