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Phil Spencer: Tango Gameworks Is Xbox’s First “Great Step” For A Larger Presence In Japan

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Hopefully Microsoft makes moves to earn your respect 🙄
Man fuck the Xbox brigade lately. You guys are way too happy about a trillion dollar company swinging their dick around in an industry they’ve up till this point failed in. Ohhh yeaaa!!! Microsoft bought another company! Wooo! Yes Microsoft, win the exclusives war by just buying an assload of developers!! Woo! That’s what we all wanted! That’s what we meant by Xbox needs better exclusives. Not stupid garbage like restructuring 343i to make halo games that aren’t ass. Not taking the initiative off of making more tired ass gears games and letting them make new ip, noo that sounds so booorrringg! What’s that? Rare finally got off shit Kinect games and made a good popular game, ew what a fluke. Quick, buy more studios. Oh a publisher, yea why not! Everyone’s way better off if Bethesda games don’t come to PlayStation anymore. That’s a win win. Win because windows and Xbox players can play them. And a definite win because the millions on PlayStation can’t. Woooh!
Seriously. It’s trippy seeing this shit. Like I can’t imagine music fans being excited by universal media group partnering with Pandora to release all their music on that platform only. I can’t see movie buffs being happy about A24 being bought by Apple and all their movies only coming to Apple TV. This is just weird.
 

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Man fuck the Xbox brigade lately. You guys are way too happy about a trillion dollar company swinging their dick around in an industry they’ve up till this point failed in. Ohhh yeaaa!!! Microsoft bought another company! Wooo! Yes Microsoft, win the exclusives war by just buying an assload of developers!! Woo! That’s what we all wanted! That’s what we meant by Xbox needs better exclusives. Not stupid garbage like restructuring 343i to make halo games that aren’t ass. Not taking the initiative off of making more tired ass gears games and letting them make new ip, noo that sounds so booorrringg! What’s that? Rare finally got off shit Kinect games and made a good popular game, ew what a fluke. Quick, buy more studios. Oh a publisher, yea why not! Everyone’s way better off if Bethesda games don’t come to PlayStation anymore. That’s a win win. Win because windows and Xbox players can play them. And a definite win because the millions on PlayStation can’t. Woooh!
Seriously. It’s trippy seeing this shit. Like I can’t imagine music fans being excited by universal media group partnering with Pandora to release all their music on that platform only. I can’t see movie buffs being happy about A24 being bought by Apple and all their movies only coming to Apple TV. This is just weird.
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Man fuck the Xbox brigade lately. You guys are way too happy about a trillion dollar company swinging their dick around in an industry they’ve up till this point failed in. Ohhh yeaaa!!! Microsoft bought another company! Wooo! Yes Microsoft, win the exclusives war by just buying an assload of developers!! Woo! That’s what we all wanted! That’s what we meant by Xbox needs better exclusives. Not stupid garbage like restructuring 343i to make halo games that aren’t ass. Not taking the initiative off of making more tired ass gears games and letting them make new ip, noo that sounds so booorrringg! What’s that? Rare finally got off shit Kinect games and made a good popular game, ew what a fluke. Quick, buy more studios. Oh a publisher, yea why not! Everyone’s way better off if Bethesda games don’t come to PlayStation anymore. That’s a win win. Win because windows and Xbox players can play them. And a definite win because the millions on PlayStation can’t. Woooh!
Seriously. It’s trippy seeing this shit. Like I can’t imagine music fans being excited by universal media group partnering with Pandora to release all their music on that platform only. I can’t see movie buffs being happy about A24 being bought by Apple and all their movies only coming to Apple TV. This is just weird.

just buy a SX and do the 3 year GPU XBL Gold 'hack'.

this time is different under Phil. his Phil-osophy is core gamers first, attract and expand from the core through word of mouth and aggressive pursuit of games-gamers-games developers

i hope he meets with the people who just got laid off by SCEJ and Kojipro for this trip. and who knows, Sega?
 
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Give us The Evil Within 3 and bring the damn match burning system back into play. That added an amazing amount of strategy in the first game, especially on nightmare difficulty. Infact just make 3 more like 1 altogether. C'mon xbox , you got deep pockets.
 
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I really hope Ghost Wire Tokyo will be day1 PC gamepass.

Give us The Evil Within 3 and bring the damn match burning system back into play. That added an amazing amount of strategy in the first game, especially on nightmare difficulty. Infact just make 3 more like 1 altogether. C'mon xbox , you got deep pockets.

yeah, just retcon Evil Within 2 altogether honestly. You can tell from the first few minutes of playing that Mikami was not involved in the creation of the second game. the mechanics, the controls, the leveldesign... all went to the shitter
 
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Man fuck the Xbox brigade lately. You guys are way too happy about a trillion dollar company swinging their dick around in an industry they’ve up till this point failed in. Ohhh yeaaa!!! Microsoft bought another company! Wooo! Yes Microsoft, win the exclusives war by just buying an assload of developers!! Woo! That’s what we all wanted! That’s what we meant by Xbox needs better exclusives. Not stupid garbage like restructuring 343i to make halo games that aren’t ass. Not taking the initiative off of making more tired ass gears games and letting them make new ip, noo that sounds so booorrringg! What’s that? Rare finally got off shit Kinect games and made a good popular game, ew what a fluke. Quick, buy more studios. Oh a publisher, yea why not! Everyone’s way better off if Bethesda games don’t come to PlayStation anymore. That’s a win win. Win because windows and Xbox players can play them. And a definite win because the millions on PlayStation can’t. Woooh!
Seriously. It’s trippy seeing this shit. Like I can’t imagine music fans being excited by universal media group partnering with Pandora to release all their music on that platform only. I can’t see movie buffs being happy about A24 being bought by Apple and all their movies only coming to Apple TV. This is just weird.
 

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just buy a SX and do the 3 year GPU XBL Gold 'hack'.

this time is different under Phil. his Phil-osophy is core gamers first, attract and expand from the core through word of mouth and aggressive pursuit of games-gamers-games developers

i hope he meets with the people who just got laid off by SCEJ and Kojipro for this trip. and who knows, Sega?
I have no interest. Literally of all the studios they bought an ips they now own, the only currently on going ones I give a half shit about are doom, whatever the Arkhane guys put out, and Bethesda. State of decay, halo, gears, forza none of it interests me anymore. Obsidian has to show they can even handle a triple a budget before I get hyped.
And please with this Phil garbage. The only actual pro gamer move under him has been the backwards compatibility. Under him, for the majority of the Xbox one gen the brand still sucked, sales were dog shit, and games were nearly all subpar and sparse. His biggest claim to fame is gamepass, which is a good deal, but he’s in a unique position with a 2 trillion dollar company backing him. It’s not some crazy concept no one has thought of, Netflix for games, he’s just the only one with the resources to try. Trying to hike the price to use your own internet on your console to 120 a year wasn’t pro gamer. Fucking up halo, crackdown 3, and scalebound weren’t pro gamer. Killing the Kinect in its entirety after it was forced on millions of Xbox one owners (I don’t care if he wasn’t the one that made it mandatory, it was mandatory all the same) wasn’t pro gamer. The dog shit games for gold aren’t pro gamer. And buying out a shit load of devs and a publisher because you can’t get your own studios to make console selling games isn’t pro gamer. And hell, this ones petty but it blows my mind: including disposable batteries in a controller whose internals are nearly a decade old at this point and still charging 60 for it isn’t pro gamer.
 

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i hope phil meets the silent hill director that left sony recently
Don't wish for that. That dude spent over 20 years wasting Sony's time with passion projects that never really amounted to anything but cult followings at best. The original Silent Hill was the only game he ever did that amounted to a hit and he didn't even work on the series after the original. In fact, I'm pretty sure that series had different leadership on every mainline entry. I'm honestly surprised it took them that long to kick his ass to the curb along with the bulk of Japan Studio considering how they've handled underperforming teams in the past.
 
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Because these actions will have severe and long term effects in an industry I genuinely enjoy. We already seeing halo going to a gaas model. We see forza doing the same. Gears is rumored to be going gaas as well. Anyone that thinks Microsoft will stay fully out of the developers way forever is daft. It wouldn’t be an issue except it seems Microsoft’s meddling makes for shit games most of the time. The company has fucked up nearly every single ip they own except for forza. Now it’s all over because they have more devs? Nah. They’ll turn your favorite developer into a gamepass game factory.
 

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Don't wish for that. That dude spent over 20 years wasting Sony's time with passion projects that never really amounted to anything but cult followings at best. The original Silent Hill was the only game he ever did that amounted to a hit and he didn't even work on the series after the original. In fact, I'm pretty sure that series had different leadership on every mainline entry. I'm honestly surprised it took them that long to kick his ass to the curb along with the bulk of Japan Studio considering how they've handled underperforming teams in the past.
ok then , you got other suggestions ?
 

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If Microsoft was really serious of getting Xbox into the market of Japan, purchase a Japanese studio like Sega, throw loads of money, and bundle Xbox Series X with waifus or something.
Make high-quality games similar to Fire Emblem and people will flock to it as long as it is exclusive to the console. Hell Microsoft should buy up Konami.
Free Patchinko machines with every xbox sold!. Konami doesn't seemed interested in quality console games anymore. If MS bought them it would be to use their massive IP back catalog.
 
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I have no interest. Literally of all the studios they bought an ips they now own, the only currently on going ones I give a half shit about are doom, whatever the Arkhane guys put out, and Bethesda. State of decay, halo, gears, forza none of it interests me anymore. Obsidian has to show they can even handle a triple a budget before I get hyped.
And please with this Phil garbage. The only actual pro gamer move under him has been the backwards compatibility. Under him, for the majority of the Xbox one gen the brand still sucked, sales were dog shit, and games were nearly all subpar and sparse. His biggest claim to fame is gamepass, which is a good deal, but he’s in a unique position with a 2 trillion dollar company backing him. It’s not some crazy concept no one has thought of, Netflix for games, he’s just the only one with the resources to try. Trying to hike the price to use your own internet on your console to 120 a year wasn’t pro gamer. Fucking up halo, crackdown 3, and scalebound weren’t pro gamer. Killing the Kinect in its entirety after it was forced on millions of Xbox one owners (I don’t care if he wasn’t the one that made it mandatory, it was mandatory all the same) wasn’t pro gamer. The dog shit games for gold aren’t pro gamer. And buying out a shit load of devs and a publisher because you can’t get your own studios to make console selling games isn’t pro gamer. And hell, this ones petty but it blows my mind: including disposable batteries in a controller whose internals are nearly a decade old at this point and still charging 60 for it isn’t pro gamer.

scalebound looks cheesy and sloppy af. i wasn't even impressed at its first trailer. i guess after what happened with crackdown 3, Phil team had to get tougher with underperforming studio and cutting scalebound fast, now seemed like a good decision.

imo Phil has been too soft and trusting with their internal studios and let them free range too much. but it seems after Halo:I, he has toughened much. it's all about the learning and progress and today we have too much political correctness mines to side step.
 
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Man fuck the Xbox brigade lately. You guys are way too happy about a trillion dollar company swinging their dick around in an industry they’ve up till this point failed in. Ohhh yeaaa!!! Microsoft bought another company! Wooo! Yes Microsoft, win the exclusives war by just buying an assload of developers!! Woo! That’s what we all wanted! That’s what we meant by Xbox needs better exclusives. Not stupid garbage like restructuring 343i to make halo games that aren’t ass. Not taking the initiative off of making more tired ass gears games and letting them make new ip, noo that sounds so booorrringg! What’s that? Rare finally got off shit Kinect games and made a good popular game, ew what a fluke. Quick, buy more studios. Oh a publisher, yea why not! Everyone’s way better off if Bethesda games don’t come to PlayStation anymore. That’s a win win. Win because windows and Xbox players can play them. And a definite win because the millions on PlayStation can’t. Woooh!
Seriously. It’s trippy seeing this shit. Like I can’t imagine music fans being excited by universal media group partnering with Pandora to release all their music on that platform only. I can’t see movie buffs being happy about A24 being bought by Apple and all their movies only coming to Apple TV. This is just weird.
Just get a SEX when they are available. It is what I'm doing since Todd is BASED and because TES is one of my favorite VG series.
 

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scalebound looks cheesy and sloppy af. i wasn't even impressed at its first trailer. i guess after what happened with crackdown 3, Phil team had to get tougher with underperforming studio and cutting scalebound fast, now seemed like a good decision.

imo Phil has been too soft and trusting with their internal studios and let them free range too much. but it seems after Halo:I, he has toughened much. it's all about the learning and progress and today we have too much political correctness mines to side step.

they have been too soft to their studios I agree... but I loved Crackdown 3 lol... at least on PC, on Xbox it was barely playable at 30fps and with the dogshit button mapping settings they had.
 
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The only way I see Xbox doing well in Japan is if Japanese gamers embrace Gamepass or Xcloud on their cellphones, tablets and PCs. Thats it. There is zero chance of Xbox consoles doing well there.

Like fashion companies, it can also be MS just planting seeds in a region just for the sake of it because it props up an image.

Fashion companies can often brag about awesome stores in New York or Paris, but these can often be money losers. But they get the opportunity to say they have a presence there. The other stores around the world make the profit.
 
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Man fuck the Xbox brigade lately. You guys are way too happy about a trillion dollar company swinging their dick around in an industry they’ve up till this point failed in. Ohhh yeaaa!!! Microsoft bought another company! Wooo! Yes Microsoft, win the exclusives war by just buying an assload of developers!! Woo! That’s what we all wanted! That’s what we meant by Xbox needs better exclusives. Not stupid garbage like restructuring 343i to make halo games that aren’t ass. Not taking the initiative off of making more tired ass gears games and letting them make new ip, noo that sounds so booorrringg! What’s that? Rare finally got off shit Kinect games and made a good popular game, ew what a fluke. Quick, buy more studios. Oh a publisher, yea why not! Everyone’s way better off if Bethesda games don’t come to PlayStation anymore. That’s a win win. Win because windows and Xbox players can play them. And a definite win because the millions on PlayStation can’t. Woooh!
Seriously. It’s trippy seeing this shit. Like I can’t imagine music fans being excited by universal media group partnering with Pandora to release all their music on that platform only. I can’t see movie buffs being happy about A24 being bought by Apple and all their movies only coming to Apple TV. This is just weird.

It is what it is, man. You'll probably be able to buy an Xbox One X used for like $300 by the time TES6 comes out.
 

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Man fuck the Xbox brigade lately. You guys are way too happy about a trillion dollar company swinging their dick around in an industry they’ve up till this point failed in. Ohhh yeaaa!!! Microsoft bought another company! Wooo! Yes Microsoft, win the exclusives war by just buying an assload of developers!! Woo! That’s what we all wanted! That’s what we meant by Xbox needs better exclusives. Not stupid garbage like restructuring 343i to make halo games that aren’t ass. Not taking the initiative off of making more tired ass gears games and letting them make new ip, noo that sounds so booorrringg! What’s that? Rare finally got off shit Kinect games and made a good popular game, ew what a fluke. Quick, buy more studios. Oh a publisher, yea why not! Everyone’s way better off if Bethesda games don’t come to PlayStation anymore. That’s a win win. Win because windows and Xbox players can play them. And a definite win because the millions on PlayStation can’t. Woooh!
Seriously. It’s trippy seeing this shit. Like I can’t imagine music fans being excited by universal media group partnering with Pandora to release all their music on that platform only. I can’t see movie buffs being happy about A24 being bought by Apple and all their movies only coming to Apple TV. This is just weird.
What a crybaby post, honestly. Its always the same on here, whenever there is some positive Xbox news, or just some positive vibes around Xbox, rival fanboys get in a huff and cry about it. Its the reason why Gamepass gets so much hate on here, because its seen as a major positive for Xbox.
No one has a problem when we have constant negativity around Xbox, everyone loves it then.
 

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Man fuck the Xbox brigade lately. You guys are way too happy about a trillion dollar company swinging their dick around in an industry they’ve up till this point failed in. Ohhh yeaaa!!! Microsoft bought another company! Wooo! Yes Microsoft, win the exclusives war by just buying an assload of developers!! Woo! That’s what we all wanted! That’s what we meant by Xbox needs better exclusives. Not stupid garbage like restructuring 343i to make halo games that aren’t ass. Not taking the initiative off of making more tired ass gears games and letting them make new ip, noo that sounds so booorrringg! What’s that? Rare finally got off shit Kinect games and made a good popular game, ew what a fluke. Quick, buy more studios. Oh a publisher, yea why not! Everyone’s way better off if Bethesda games don’t come to PlayStation anymore. That’s a win win. Win because windows and Xbox players can play them. And a definite win because the millions on PlayStation can’t. Woooh!
Seriously. It’s trippy seeing this shit. Like I can’t imagine music fans being excited by universal media group partnering with Pandora to release all their music on that platform only. I can’t see movie buffs being happy about A24 being bought by Apple and all their movies only coming to Apple TV. This is just weird.
Relax. It's the current industry climate. Big budget game development is getting very difficult to maintain. There is a reason Bethesda sold to a first party. They were one of the smaller Western publishers. Large in their own right but certainly nowhere near as large as Ubisoft, EA, Activision, or Take-Two. Despite the great successes of Skyrim, Fallout 4, and more recently Doom Eternal, they also had some pretty difficult times lately with underperforming titles that they both developed and published. You can't have one major hit off the jump every few years while bankrolling a bunch of other games that don't manage to sell that well for what you're spending.

Bethesda and Id Software were pretty much doing all the heavy lifting. Mind you, some of these games didn't sell terribly and ESO bounced back after going free-to-play, but ZeniMax was still in a position where they could either continue as they were and risk being less valuable over time or sell while their value was higher and ensure they get to keep making the games they want. They had 8 mouths (studios) to feed and not enough coming back for them all. Now these studios that might have eventually found themselves on the chopping block get more chances. As I said in another thread, Howard and Hines made it fairly clear with their comments that Microsoft felt like the best home for them based on their history.

It might suck for some people that they can't just own a PlayStation or Nintendo device and get to play the next Elder Scrolls but consider the possibility that the same could have been true for Xbox players if Sony or Nintendo had been willing to pay the asking price and ZeniMax felt comfortable with them. Nintendo did the same thing to Xeno and PlayStation fans years ago when they bought Monolith Soft. The team that was responsible for Xenogears under Squaresoft (though not a separate studio then) and Xenosaga under Namco. The Xeno series had long been one that was found only on PlayStation platforms but today it is a beloved Nintendo franchise. Especially since despite still owning Xenogears, Square Enix refuses to do anything with it. I can assure you that if PlayStation makes acquisitions, and they will, they will not hesitate to ensure those games don't go to any other console.

Within this industry, few other companies outside the big three had the financial means to purchase ZeniMax. Other options may have been Activision, Electronic Arts, or Ubisoft. Under Activision you would have seen all 8 studios refocused on churning out a new Elder Scrolls, Fallout, or Doom every year while outsourcing other IP to lesser studios. Under EA you would have seen nearly every game become a live service or riddled with microtransactions with most of the studios mismanaged and shuddered within a few years. Ubisoft would turn every IP into an open world setting, catering to "woke" culture, and using three times the number of developers necessary to do a project. Making everyone continue to wonder how in the fuck Ubisoft can afford any project they make.

In other words, no matter who bought them it was going to suck for someone somehow. At the very least, be thankful these games and studios will continue to exist for the near future, that it will still be some time before ZeniMax games are found nowhere but Xbox and PC, and that if you REALLY want to play them you have two options to do so. Don't take this so seriously. All of these companies exist for the sake of making money and they just use game developers to make it for them. So just breathe, enjoy what you enjoy, and let these companies duke it out. Getting fired up over it isn't going to change any direction the industry takes and games really shouldn't be so serious that you blow a blood vessel over it. Unless you're fighting the boss of Dead or Alive 4. Fuck that bitch. She owes me a controller.
 
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Man fuck the Xbox brigade lately. You guys are way too happy about a trillion dollar company swinging their dick around in an industry they’ve up till this point failed in. Ohhh yeaaa!!! Microsoft bought another company! Wooo! Yes Microsoft, win the exclusives war by just buying an assload of developers!! Woo! That’s what we all wanted! That’s what we meant by Xbox needs better exclusives. Not stupid garbage like restructuring 343i to make halo games that aren’t ass. Not taking the initiative off of making more tired ass gears games and letting them make new ip, noo that sounds so booorrringg! What’s that? Rare finally got off shit Kinect games and made a good popular game, ew what a fluke. Quick, buy more studios. Oh a publisher, yea why not! Everyone’s way better off if Bethesda games don’t come to PlayStation anymore. That’s a win win. Win because windows and Xbox players can play them. And a definite win because the millions on PlayStation can’t. Woooh!
Seriously. It’s trippy seeing this shit. Like I can’t imagine music fans being excited by universal media group partnering with Pandora to release all their music on that platform only. I can’t see movie buffs being happy about A24 being bought by Apple and all their movies only coming to Apple TV. This is just weird.
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So why did they wait until their console launched to start buying all these studios? None of these games will be out for years and years.
 

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So why did they wait until their console launched to start buying all these studios? None of these games will be out for years and years.
If they bought it last year would it have made a difference?

Would those games be out now?
 

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Man fuck the Xbox brigade lately. You guys are way too happy about a trillion dollar company swinging their dick around in an industry they’ve up till this point failed in. Ohhh yeaaa!!! Microsoft bought another company! Wooo! Yes Microsoft, win the exclusives war by just buying an assload of developers!! Woo! That’s what we all wanted! That’s what we meant by Xbox needs better exclusives. Not stupid garbage like restructuring 343i to make halo games that aren’t ass. Not taking the initiative off of making more tired ass gears games and letting them make new ip, noo that sounds so booorrringg! What’s that? Rare finally got off shit Kinect games and made a good popular game, ew what a fluke. Quick, buy more studios. Oh a publisher, yea why not! Everyone’s way better off if Bethesda games don’t come to PlayStation anymore. That’s a win win. Win because windows and Xbox players can play them. And a definite win because the millions on PlayStation can’t. Woooh!
Seriously. It’s trippy seeing this shit. Like I can’t imagine music fans being excited by universal media group partnering with Pandora to release all their music on that platform only. I can’t see movie buffs being happy about A24 being bought by Apple and all their movies only coming to Apple TV. This is just weird.

 

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So why did they wait until their console launched to start buying all these studios? None of these games will be out for years and years.
Bethesda's various studios havent been sat on their arse doing nothing the last few years, they have still had games in development.
Besides Phil and Todd said they had been negotiating since 2018. These things take time.
 

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ok then , you got other suggestions ?
Not that guy, that's for sure. Possibly Mistwalker? I don't know. To be honest, it's going to be hard for Microsoft to buy a decent Japanese developer that isn't already attached to a Western company. Tango was a fairly unique situation among Japanese developers. What I would do as Microsoft is just build my own Asian branch of developers and work super hard at slowly earning support in the region. It's not going to be easy. Tango is a step but I wouldn't call it a great one. The kind of games that really blow up in Japan are not what Tango makes and being exclusive to a platform that doesn't sell there at all isn't going to help its exposure. Tango doesn't have that kind of draw in the region.
 
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Man fuck the Xbox brigade lately. You guys are way too happy about a trillion dollar company swinging their dick around in an industry they’ve up till this point failed in. Ohhh yeaaa!!! Microsoft bought another company! Wooo! Yes Microsoft, win the exclusives war by just buying an assload of developers!! Woo! That’s what we all wanted! That’s what we meant by Xbox needs better exclusives. Not stupid garbage like restructuring 343i to make halo games that aren’t ass. Not taking the initiative off of making more tired ass gears games and letting them make new ip, noo that sounds so booorrringg! What’s that? Rare finally got off shit Kinect games and made a good popular game, ew what a fluke. Quick, buy more studios. Oh a publisher, yea why not! Everyone’s way better off if Bethesda games don’t come to PlayStation anymore. That’s a win win. Win because windows and Xbox players can play them. And a definite win because the millions on PlayStation can’t. Woooh!
Seriously. It’s trippy seeing this shit. Like I can’t imagine music fans being excited by universal media group partnering with Pandora to release all their music on that platform only. I can’t see movie buffs being happy about A24 being bought by Apple and all their movies only coming to Apple TV. This is just weird.


hard to imagine, isn't it
 
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Great strategy, theres plenty of demand of japanese content from players around the world.
Of course this is not to regain any marketshare there, like doh
 

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No joking - its time for MS to buy Sega.
Then we will finally get Daytona 2 to console, with online play.

I mean the MS partnership with Sega has always been there - right in front of our eyes.
Ive been revisiting old game systems lately and I see a Microsoft logo right on the front of my Dreamcast, vanilla (ie best) Outrun 2+JetSetFuture+GunValkyrie+CrazyTaxi3 with og xbox being the only place to play them, and im playing Orta/DaytonaUSA/VirtualOn/RadiantSilvergun on current gen xbox (the latter 3 online) in 2021. To name just a few.

A man can dream....
 
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Man fuck the Xbox brigade lately. You guys are way too happy about a trillion dollar company swinging their dick around in an industry they’ve up till this point failed in. Ohhh yeaaa!!! Microsoft bought another company! Wooo! Yes Microsoft, win the exclusives war by just buying an assload of developers!! Woo! That’s what we all wanted! That’s what we meant by Xbox needs better exclusives. Not stupid garbage like restructuring 343i to make halo games that aren’t ass. Not taking the initiative off of making more tired ass gears games and letting them make new ip, noo that sounds so booorrringg! What’s that? Rare finally got off shit Kinect games and made a good popular game, ew what a fluke. Quick, buy more studios. Oh a publisher, yea why not! Everyone’s way better off if Bethesda games don’t come to PlayStation anymore. That’s a win win. Win because windows and Xbox players can play them. And a definite win because the millions on PlayStation can’t. Woooh!
Seriously. It’s trippy seeing this shit. Like I can’t imagine music fans being excited by universal media group partnering with Pandora to release all their music on that platform only. I can’t see movie buffs being happy about A24 being bought by Apple and all their movies only coming to Apple TV. This is just weird.

This is exactly how MS wanted you to feel. Now buy an Xbox.
 

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Newsflash, tango gameworks games released so far aren’t bringing in Japanese players.
 

bender

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Way to shit on Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon, Phil.
 

longdi

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Oooo. Maybe they can go from selling 200-300 a week to 400-500 a week.

Good, I'm sure that after this, they'll sell at least 500 units per week. :)

damn what's with the copya pasta replies... no need be salty that Phil has the desires and well, deep pockets to fund his japanese expedition...

hopefully we see more japanese developers given console sized budget to make games from their creative minds, something for the flavors and uniqueness

it may not move Xbox sales in japan much but having an international version on GP is a good thing for all of us
 
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Was never interested in Evil Within, but Ghostwire looks really awesome, definitely excited to try that once its exclusivity period is up.

Xbox's greatest weakness imo has been its lack of Japanese games, these last couple years there's been a noticeable shift with long overdue ports of Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Yakuza and Nier, and now with Tango I hope this is the start of deeper commitment to get more Japanese games day and date in the Xbox ecosystem.

Man fuck the Xbox brigade lately. You guys are way too happy about a trillion dollar company swinging their dick around in an industry they’ve up till this point failed in. Ohhh yeaaa!!! Microsoft bought another company! Wooo! Yes Microsoft, win the exclusives war by just buying an assload of developers!! Woo! That’s what we all wanted! That’s what we meant by Xbox needs better exclusives. Not stupid garbage like restructuring 343i to make halo games that aren’t ass. Not taking the initiative off of making more tired ass gears games and letting them make new ip, noo that sounds so booorrringg! What’s that? Rare finally got off shit Kinect games and made a good popular game, ew what a fluke. Quick, buy more studios. Oh a publisher, yea why not! Everyone’s way better off if Bethesda games don’t come to PlayStation anymore. That’s a win win. Win because windows and Xbox players can play them. And a definite win because the millions on PlayStation can’t. Woooh!
Seriously. It’s trippy seeing this shit. Like I can’t imagine music fans being excited by universal media group partnering with Pandora to release all their music on that platform only. I can’t see movie buffs being happy about A24 being bought by Apple and all their movies only coming to Apple TV. This is just weird.
Embarrassing. Pull yourself together man. You can't really knock MS for buying exclusives when Sony literally just bought Deathloop and Ghostwire from the exact same company, and tried to get Starfield too (not to mention all the other moneyhats from last gen that kept notable games off of Xbox for a very long time like the Crash trilogy, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, No Man's Sky, etc). Your criticisms don't even make much sense and you just come across very bitter over what at the end of the day are expensive toys.
 

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Japan doesnt give a flying fuck about Evil Within 3 phil 😂😂😂

All they want Daikatamari Densetsu or whatever its called, Monster Hunter Rise, Pokamen whatever and Nintendo game😂

You shit the bed with japan developer when u cancel Scalebound😂

Game over man ! Game over !😂😂😂
 

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Man fuck the Xbox brigade lately. You guys are way too happy about a trillion dollar company swinging their dick around in an industry they’ve up till this point failed in. Ohhh yeaaa!!! Microsoft bought another company! Wooo! Yes Microsoft, win the exclusives war by just buying an assload of developers!! Woo! That’s what we all wanted! That’s what we meant by Xbox needs better exclusives. Not stupid garbage like restructuring 343i to make halo games that aren’t ass. Not taking the initiative off of making more tired ass gears games and letting them make new ip, noo that sounds so booorrringg! What’s that? Rare finally got off shit Kinect games and made a good popular game, ew what a fluke. Quick, buy more studios. Oh a publisher, yea why not! Everyone’s way better off if Bethesda games don’t come to PlayStation anymore. That’s a win win. Win because windows and Xbox players can play them. And a definite win because the millions on PlayStation can’t. Woooh!
Seriously. It’s trippy seeing this shit. Like I can’t imagine music fans being excited by universal media group partnering with Pandora to release all their music on that platform only. I can’t see movie buffs being happy about A24 being bought by Apple and all their movies only coming to Apple TV. This is just weird.
 

longdi

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Japan doesnt give a flying fuck about Evil Within 3 phil 😂😂😂

All they want Daikatamari Densetsu or whatever its called, Monster Hunter Rise, Pokamen whatever and Nintendo game😂

You shit the bed with japan developer when u cancel Scalebound😂

Game over man ! Game over !😂😂😂

scalebound has become the symbol of warring?

the game looked over the top generic, and far less japanese imo. feels like kamiya overdid his pandering to his western bosses with a game designed for western audience with too much tongue in cheek cheese