Interviewer. >Share your thoughts on the recent closures of the 4 studios. Sarah. >Fallout TV show was great

Interviewer
>Share your thoughts on the recent closures of the 4 studios.
Sarah
>Fallout TV show was great

This is a huge PR disaster for Xbox. Worse than the announcement of the Xbox One in 2013. What are they doing over there?!

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This is unfortunately what PR people are paid to do.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Objectively nothing unfortunate about it morally or otherwise. There's a demand for the service and people with the ability to fill it. That's how the world is supposed to work. And that's a good thing.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I don't think you understand what the word Objectively means.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'm still supporting xbox

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >the Gamer's future
    Huh

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Can we finally be honest and admit the Fallout show wasn't even that good?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      My dad said it’s bad and he’s an expert at finding bad tv programmes to have as whitenoise as he works.

      can we finally be honest and admit that sarah bond is a grade A babe?

      She looks like she was built for BWC.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >She looks like she was built for BWC.
        this but more like medium-smallish wc. like say about 5 inches.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      it was entertaining enough to shit on with my friend throughout the whole thing. Cant say the same for the fricking snoozefest that was halo.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      funny how the shilling has died by now

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I never bothered watching it, I just play video games.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Literally when the fighting over it started it felt like Bioshock Infinite to me, where people would rabidly defend it because it provided a spectacle that they enjoyed in the moment and people would only give it genuine critique later.

      The show is fine. It's not too bad for a videogame adaptation- it didn't earn the decision to flip the table on a beloved videogame property. It isn't that special.

      And now they're using it as a justification

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    can we finally be honest and admit that sarah bond is a grade A babe?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      She should star in some games instead of Debra Wilson.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Millions of people lose their jobs every day. Many of them had careers lasting decades and their factories get closed. Why should we treat game devs any different?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      we shouldnt. we should be equally angry when other superwealthy corpos lay off people needlessly.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Because the industry got filled to the brim with insecure hacks during the past decade and they know that they don't have the education and skillset to make it into any other job.
      And I'm not talking about programmers here.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        You're talking about corporate executives of course.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Why should we treat MBAs and Mckinsey hires in corporate any better when the former makes stupid decisions and make games worse while getting to keep their jobs

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      cogs in the propaganda machine think they are special

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Because I care about what that specific game Dev produced you moron. If they closed down the factories of anything I consume I'm going to pay attention.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Because the company that's firing them just bought them for 80gazilion dollarionos. These corpo clowns have the cash, but don't want to keep one measly non live service game studio alive for ten million a year.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Even funnier when you realize it's the one type of studio Phil Spencer has said he's wanted at Xbox for years, and that Booty has said they need more games just like the one from that studio they closed down

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Even funnier when you realize it's the one type of studio Phil Spencer has said he's wanted at Xbox for years
          The decision came from above him

          >I spoke to two former longtime Xbox employees, separately, and both lamented the current state of the business. One told me, prior to this week's awful studio closures, "I had lengthy conversations with a bunch of Xbox founders, and we all came to the same conclusion: it's no longer Xbox, but Microsoft Gaming."

          >And that growth has led to, in this Xbox veteran's opinion, increased oversight and meddling from further up the Microsoft food chain. "The reason this seems so inconsistent with previous Xbox leadership team statements is that these decisions probably aren't being made by Phil. This is all getting dictated by [Microsoft CEO] Satya [Nadella] and [Microsoft CFO] Amy Hood, and it all stems from the Activision acquisition."

          >and that Booty has said they need more games just like the one from that studio they closed down
          This was taken out of context. He said smaller games and journo's said that he meant HFR when that is the furthest from the truth. HFR had a 5 year dev cycle, it's not small by any stretch.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I genuinely can't think of another CEO in the history of the gaming industry that has had this much damage control done on their behalf. You fanboys are unreal.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Because game devs are making art while other workers do nothing to improve society.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I'm just going to assume something this moronic is bait

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Check the board we're currently on.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Cuz i like teh vidya gaems

      Is that simple, idiot

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This post triggered the gays

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous
  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >The name's bond. Out on bond

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Arkane went woke and then broke, they weren't worth keeping around just to make another flop with a black female protag.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Tango also went woke and broke too.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Still not buying a PS5

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    saar please do the needful and remove this saar berry bad

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The industry is in safe hands

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Writter for Autostraddle
      >straddle

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >thread about xbox flops
    >sony bad
    like pottery

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >sony bad

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous
        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >muh red team vs blue team low IQ logic
          both xbox and sony are shit and you slop it up like a good consumer

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >thread about xbox flops
            >HURR RED VERSES BLUE THEY BOTH BAD
            frick off with your appeal to the middle bullshit

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >appeal to the middle
              there is no middle you seething console troony. i can play whatever game i want meanwhile you can only play what your masters allow you to, and they charge you money to use your own internet(lol!) you slop it up without even questioning it, i know it makes you confused to witness people who are free and not a golem.

              Hey are you going to call these low IQ posts out for being one sided you miserable homosexual [...]
              [...]

              what are you crying about homosexual?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                You are a golem, you are not human. More insightful exchanges can be had with a decade old bot

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                you play on a fricking console, shut the frick up Black person and know your place. you are beneath me.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                You won't even make it to 30s, flesh pile animated by propaganda

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                aww, look how angry the mutt is. maybe some dog treats would cheer you up while you play your googoo gaga baby games on your toy box.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                You can spasm and scream and shit yourself even harder than you normally do, not even on the internet you hold any power. You have failed in every regard, you are alone because you deserve it.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                bro, i dont even know what you're crying about anymore. you are a console moron who wears diapers and eats dog food. end of story

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >googoo gaga baby games on your toy box.
                >like games that actually work
                >like game ownership
                >like not being an alpha tester for broken hardware

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >like games that actually work
                Except when they don't and have issues you can't even fix yourself because you have no access to the OS
                >like game ownership
                Except when they shut down servers for an always online game that wasn't even multiplayer
                >like not being an alpha tester for broken hardware
                Except you are lmao

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >fix it yourself
                >pay 30% for the privilege
                Steamie stop posting
                >except when they shut down servers for always online game
                But I don't rent from Steam. And I don't buy Steam-like games, like Shitman.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >Except you are lmao
                No, you are with the Steam Dreck, where literally nothing works lmao
                >consoles don't work
                lmao

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >I'm a Black person
                you should get shot and out on the field picking cotton.
                >tons
                No, Steamie. If you actually looked through, the situation is actually the opposite. You are making shit up, Steamie, because you are so fricked with untested broken games, that you think everyone else would be too.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >and they charge you money to use your own internet(lol!) you slop it up without even questioning it
                That practice that started with xbox you double standards having Black person.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                yeah because soiny online gaming was so good lol

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                See? You're just larping as a PCgay shitposting about sony while Xbox does the same shit but worse you worthless Black person

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >but but Snoy
                Who cares about Snoy, moron.
                They are like a not so bad Valve.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Hey are you going to call these low IQ posts out for being one sided you miserable homosexual

            They think that because it's common to shit on Xbox and Nintendo that everyone here loves Sony. Usually it's Sony fans making the hate threads anyway. Most deluded fanbase in gaming.

            >thread about xbox flops
            >HURR RED VERSES BLUE THEY BOTH BAD
            frick off with your appeal to the middle bullshit

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >"we shut down these studios for the future of big triple a blockbuster games, i'm really excited for indiana jones it looks like you are too"
    lol, they're really banking it all on another of todds passion projects. NO ONE gives a frick about indiana jones anymore this shit is going to flop so hard

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      MachineGames is finished.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      And no one at the top will lose their job over it.

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's crazy that a successful TV show did so much damage to a company.
    Now Microsoft is completely mind broken by Fallout and will kill any studio to make one faster.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Starfield was botched they're probably pissed that it's not Fallout 5 instead cause they'd be raking in the cash right now.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        man, if theyd timed f5 with the show, xbox would've probably have been saved. oh well.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          This would only happen with competent business management and foresight. This is not the world we live in.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They're probably also furious while counting every dollar they've wasted on Obsidian making not-Fallout and not-ElderScrolls.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Obsidian hasn't released anything major under Microsoft yet I think Avowed will be the first one.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    She's the president? But I didn't vote for her

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Black women use fake hair right? I could never frick a woman without real hair.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      not necessarily

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Shit woke American company is going to shit

    Imagine my shock

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Tell me how is MS woke? They have effectively killed the American liberal worker class dream

      >b-but black person in ad!

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They literally do land acknowledgements and have DEI initiatives lmao they're the wokest megacorp on the planet

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >They do useless PR statements this means they're woke
          They're hyper-greedy, hyper-calculating profiteers doing whatever means necessary to boost profits and PR. The end game is market expansion and consolidation.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >when their guys are woke it's sincere
            >when our guys are woke it's just PR

            Nice double standards you got there.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Just like Blackrock.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >They're hyper-greedy, hyper-calculating profiteers doing whatever means necessary to boost profits
            Clearly that's not the case if you are a DEI pozz chaser

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          He thinks "woke" just means not conservative. Which tbf is how a lot of these tards use it anyway.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Tell me how is MS woke?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Because liberals helped them moron

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It feels like leftists don't understand what the word minority means.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        leftists deliberately misuse words to gaslight you

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Other way around.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            have a nice day

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Do it yourself b***h.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They don't know what marginalized means either.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          The right doesn't.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Raise your hand if you're a white dude and you haven't bought a video game in years
      >raises hand

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Well now we know why they don't pander to white dudes anymore.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >cater to minorities
      >game bombs hard and nobody buys it
      funny every time

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It always amuses me when they think that races who spend most of their lives either in and out of prison, or on government gibs, can afford expensive electronics devices and $70+ (don't forget the DLC and add on packs!) games. Like they can't even think more than one step ahead to see how their strategies are economically self defeating.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Why do people need to "prove they exist"?
      I wake up every day thanking God that I'm not some eceleb with people constantly thinking about me and my existence isn't being scrutinized by fricking homosexuals on the internet.
      Is it really just code for "give me more attention"?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        This. I hope when I die no one notices or cares. I came into this world in obscurity and I want to leave it thar way.

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    She's just a clueless PR puppet. The real leadership is behind the scenes but equally out of touch and stupid.

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >make shitty underperforming woke games for homosexual nerds
    >gets SHUT DOWN by based Microchad

    How could this happen??! Save us Benjamin Netanyahu! This is litterally another shoah!

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      yes the woke left is overwhelmingly pro Israel.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They are. It's called controlled opposition.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >underperforming
      moron

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >greenberg

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >worse than the announcement of Xbox One
    Well that's blatantly not true. How the frick can you honestly believe that? That's what destroyed the Xbox brand, dude.
    Xbox wasn't a market leader. 360 beating PS3 out of the gate, and being cheaper, was fricking massive. Xbox Live was clearly better than PSN. They were doing great.
    Xbox One threw all of that off a cliff, and they never recovered.
    This is bad PR and makes them look stupid, but they've been failing ever since the Xbox One announcement.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      They had more than plenty of time to recover by now. At this point the past 10 years of Xbox with Phil at the helm has done more damage to the brand than the Xbone announcement.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        no it hasn't. xbox is bigger than its ever been. the financials have never been this good for the brand. even prior to the abk acquisition it was breaking records.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >revenues
          >not profits
          >includes ABK revenue minus the cost to buy them
          Also console sales have fallen hard, it even says so in your own screencap.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >includes abk
            >abk wasn't completed till 23rd october
            >Q1 ends september

            you're trolling right?

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    literally nobody outside of these boards and enthusiast communities knows about this or even cares. the moment microsoft shows cod off at their event these people will run out to buy xbox's.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      COD isn't exclusive and Xbox sales have dropped off a cliff so good luck with that.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        it's never been exclusive but the playerbase always goes where the marketing is. cod single handily drove 360 and ps4 sales and became the biggest money makers on those platforms.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          COD only drove 360 sales because online play ran like shit on the PS3. Those days are long over.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            online play was no different on ps3. people bought 360s because cod was bundled with it and was the defacto cod platform in all marketing material. the same happened with ps4. and the same will happen with xbox again. you don't understand the cod market

            t. have over 1000 hours in every cod since cod 4

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >online play was no different on ps3
              Stopped reading there, not going to waste time on educating some moronic zoomer.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                i literally owned a ps3 and played cod on it. same as the 360. there was no crossplay in those days so i had to buy a whole console just to play with friends on the other system. the multiplayer was the exact same. any differences were subjective like having to use L1/R1 to shoot which was less comfortable than the xbox triggers. but 99% of people didn't care about that.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                don't care, have fun being wrong.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >online play was no different on ps3
              Black person what? Are you literally 12?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Series X/S sold worse than Xbone so I doubt it

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Xboxgays flip flopped on Hifi rush being a total success so now so there's no reason to believe anything about Xbox success without hard data to back it up. And I mean actual sales numbers and profits, not waving your dick around about revenue growth after you spent $85 billion on acquisitions.

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Christ, she sounds exactly like Michelle Obama.
    Weird.
    Anyway I hope Raphael Colantonio works on another First Person Immersive Sim.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      hes working on a first person retro sci-fi rpg according to his twitter

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Nice.
        Had no idea, but now I'm looking forward to it.

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I've heard that gaming is actually a pretty small part of Microsoft overall, and they make most of their money from other sectors. So my thought is this, couldn't Microsoft just axe their xbox/gaming division entirely in favor of focusing on real money making ventures?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Their investors had been begging Microsoft to do just that until Phil sold them on his "Netflix for games" idea.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      gaming is bigger than windows. it's one of their biggest divisions right now hence why there's so much scrutiny on it from execs to milk it for everything it's worth. it's no longer a pet project. what we're seeing now is MS going full speed ahead in their typically ruthless ways. there is no doubt that xbox will become massive as a result but the creativity could lose out i.e. no more passion projects. it'll all be about elder scrolls, fallout, diablo, cod etc milked to the max.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Gaming is a small, small, small irrelevant part of the company. Microsoft is literally the most valuable company in the world because of AI hype, their government contracts, Azure and Office 365

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >it's one of their biggest divisions right now
        It's only bigger right now because they own CoD and Candy Crush. Xbox hardware is currently failing.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          consoles in general are failing. we just found out a few hours ago the PS5 is tracking behind the ps4 in europe, sony's biggest territory and their most dominant. sony themselves in their last investors call said the ps5 has hit its peak and they're projecting declines going forward. barely anyone who isn't already invested in console wants one and we're seeing the consequences of that with big moves such as sony putting games day 1 on pc and also putting trophies on pc going forward. their next pivot will be to handheld because handhelds at least make money.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            The decline in Xbox hardware is far worse than PS5 and the Switch globally. If PS5 sales were down -40% and flatlined in Europe we'd never hear the end of it, there would be dedicated threads on this board every hour for how hard it's flopping. But because it's happening to Xbox it's somehow a Sony issue.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              xbox doesn't even promote their hardware and they've basically admitted they're writing off this gen of hardware and have a new line up coming out (rumored) in 2026 and also a handheld. sony promotes the frick out of their hardware here in europe from billboards to football matches but they're still declining. you tell me what's worse.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Considering Xbox is cutting this gen short because nobody is buying Xbox, I'd say it's Xbox. The fact that they can't compete in Europe (or any other territory outside of NA) isn't a point in their favor. There isn't going to be an Xbox handheld either.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                people aren't buying it because they don't promote it. if you didn't follow gaming you wouldn't know it existed because there's literally no marketing for it. so it's all intentional. it's not like they're spending billions on marketing like sony and it's still not selling. the xbox handheld is basically confirmed. DF have confirmed it, phil spencer, sarah bond have confirmed it indirectly.

                >xbox doesn't even promote their hardware and they've basically admitted they're writing off this gen of hardware and have a new line up coming out (rumored) in 2026 and also a handheld.

                Why is MS bothering with new hardware when it's gonna sell like shit?

                next gen consoles are looking like they're going to be AI powered and MS are an AI juggernaut now. that's going to be their angle and it'll probably work out for them especially with the IP they have at their disposal.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >people aren't buying it because they don't promote it.
                Again, this is not a point in their favor. Microsoft has more than enough resources and IPs at their disposal to promote Xbox. That they don't does not excuse the fact that their brand is in the toilet right now and nobody wants their consoles.

                >the xbox handheld is basically confirmed.
                Ok you're just delusional. No point in continuing this.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                they don't want to this gen for whatever reason. i suspect they're using it as a stop gap and never intended to take it seriously. they've spent most of this gen gearing up with acquisitions and restructuring for the future.

                handheld is coming whether you like it or not. we even know the OS it'll be running from the ABK leaks.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >they don't want to this gen
                >they never intended to take it seriously
                >handheld is coming whether you like it or not.

                Xbox fanboys are hilarious

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >MS is not marketing the Shitbox!! It's intentional!!!

                Holy mother of cope

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >next gen consoles are looking like they're going to be AI powered
                Shut the frick up, current PCs are AI powered. This isn't going to be special, they're just finally gonna have Frame Gen and DLSS and FSGR and whatever as an option. Consoles will be able to 4k+RTX now. That's all it is.

                There won't be any special "cloud" games or what special AI games or anything. AI powered just means DLSS shit.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >xbox doesn't even promote their hardware and they've basically admitted they're writing off this gen of hardware and have a new line up coming out (rumored) in 2026 and also a handheld.

                Why is MS bothering with new hardware when it's gonna sell like shit?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >their next pivot will be to handheld because handhelds at least make money.
            hahhaahaha no. nintendo handhelds make money, there won't be any pivot from sony.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >gaming is bigger than windows.
        No it's not moron. Notice how they only ever post Xbox revenue and not profit. Yeah, they acquired Bethesda and Actiblizz, no shit their revenue is up. Doesn't mean they're not losing money.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          we know from the abk court case it's making money in the single digits which is the same as playstation right now. gaming industry as a whole is going through a decline but all the console brands are still confirmed profitable.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            But are they really profitable enough? That's the real question. And with all these studios closing shop I'd venture to say that the answer is no. It's not up to israeli standards. And things that don't make all the money (not just some of it) don't need to exist.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              they said the studios weren't close due to profitability and in leaked phil spencer emails he said he's never closed a studio due to profit/loss. it was a resource thing and because MS want more big budget AAA games they're getting rid of studios who make small games that take forever, like tango who took 5 years to make hifi rush. they're going to put all their resources behind big budget games with the occasional 1-2 year dev cycle game.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >they're getting rid of studios who make small games that take forever
                >so they can make more big budget AAA games that take forever

                Well good luck with that.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >there is no doubt that xbox will become massive
        They're cutting it because they understand that mass-produced minipcs and handhelds are the future instead of cash-sink consoles.
        In ten years we'll be looking back on this the same way we do on the early iterations of the laptop.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >I've heard that gaming is actually a pretty small part of Microsoft overall, and they make most of their money from other sectors
      Microsoft makes most of their money from cloud computing services, Microsoft office, Windows, bing searces, linkedin, etc. They've wanted to shut down the Xbox division since 2014.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        xbox is literally bigger than windows now as of this year

        https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/30/24055445/microsoft-q2-2024-earnings-revenue-profits-windows-xbox-gaming-surface

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >thanks to Activision Blizzard
          Yeah no shit.

  25. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    According to reputable sources, take this as you will:

    >Phil Spencer is planning to retire this year or early next year

    >Microsoft is still planning to shutter or downsize or merge more studios, specially the ones with not well known IP's, Microsoft is pivoting as a big AAA third party publisher, studios with AA or less known IPs most likely will be merged or axed

    >Microsoft closing Arkane, Tango etc was most likely due to Activision purchase and they really really want to cut costs and maximize profits

    >Microsoft is really really going full third party, this will be heavily pushed in 2025, and they're gonna hint at this at their upcoming Xbox Games Showcase in June

    >Hellblade 2, Halo Master Chef collection, Starfield and Gears are confirmed to come to PS5

    >Starfield will release for PlayStation 5 in Fall/Winter of this year along with the expansion

    >Contraband seems to be canceled, if they don't show it this year, it's most likely canned

    >Perfect Dark is in development hell too, most likely will be canceled as Contraband.

    >Game pass is definitely unsustainable; the market they have is not enough to offset the cost.

    >Microsoft is planning to revamp Gamepass, they're planning to hike the price and/or include tiers, day one games and Activision Blizzard games will be on the most expensive tier

    >Xbox will go all-digital (no more physical releases)/with ads on gamepass (pre-roll or at the end of a chapter e.g. Like a Dragon) and AI community managers.

    >Microsoft is planning to announce a White Digital Xbox Series X on their upcoming June show, and most likely will hint/announce an Xbox handheld as well

    >Next Xbox consoles will be Xbox branded third party machines, you will be able to buy from Steam, Epic, etc and Microsoft Store, most likely will be a niche product like Steam machines.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically have a nice day

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Most of this is either fanfiction or shit we've known about for months like the leaked white Xbox.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Don't listen to that other homosexual.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Microsoft is still planning to shutter or downsize or merge more studios, specially the ones with not well known IP's
      Josh Sawyer bros...

  26. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    At least when Nintendo brags about their comapny financials, they use profits.

  27. 1 week ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Literally the cake scene from Office Space holy shit

  28. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox has been dead for 10 years already, let it go you can find another service where you pay to use your own stuff

  29. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Really wanted Snoy to lose
    >Too much pride to be a tendie
    >Not gay enough to be a PC troony
    It hurts man. Think I might just be done with vidya.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You can still suckle on Microsoft teet using a computer, anon.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Xbox is cool. Windows is for homosexuals.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Xbox is for homosexuals.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I see it as one and the same, but whatever, different strokes for different folks I guess.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Xbox is literally windows

  30. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >gamers future
    The gamer will stick to old games, and finally clear his backlog

  31. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Launch new consoles with zero system sellers.
    >Focus everything on AAA slop and force feed DEI everywhere.
    >Force all your studios to work on said AAA slop.
    >Outsource to India
    >Close your own studios after the slop forced on them doesn't sell.
    >Repeat
    >All smaller devs making interesting games goes to steam to avoid MS/Sony bullshit.
    Such a mystery why console gaming is stagnant!

  32. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    lel she's good at giving non answers but at the same time you can see she's shitting bricks and really struggling to slime her way through these questions

  33. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine if she forced the 300 studios under her command to start making games and make them console exclusive... Total Xbox Domination

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I keep seeing this comment posted in these threads over and over. Why?

  34. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's a resource thing says most valuable company worth trillions of dollars

  35. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >the xbox handheld is basically confirmed. DF have confirmed it, phil spencer, sarah bond have confirmed it indirectly.
    Just like free Xbox Live is confirmed.

  36. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'm still with her

  37. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What about Sony though? they're killing the industry and you guys dont care

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I’d like whatever crack you’re taking if you look at these threads and think that Sony isn't massively hated on Ganker.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        so what homosexual

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They think that because it's common to shit on Xbox and Nintendo that everyone here loves Sony. Usually it's Sony fans making the hate threads anyway. Most deluded fanbase in gaming.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Usually it's Sony fans making the hate threads anyway.
          Everyone hates Xbox sir.

          The biggest Xbox haters aren't even Sony fans or Nintendo fans. It's former Xbox fans who were burned too many times.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Playstation is far more hated judging by the HD2 fiasco. MS could literally pull the same thing and no PC player will say shit against it because Xbox isn't hated like Sony are because they don't take games away from PC which led to most PC players hating Sony. Nintendo fans hate Sony too but don't give a shit about Xbox. Xbox may as well not exist to them.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >MS could literally pull the same thing and no PC player will say shit against it
              Too young to remember GFWL I see.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous
  38. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >b-but snoy
    I want consolewarrier tards to die. You're all poor and I'm sick of paying taxes so you homosexuals can keep sponging your existence.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      snoy detected
      keep making up stories about xbox, see how that works out for your dying brand

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Gb2 mexico you disgusting, third world, poorgay.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >making up stories about xbox
        lol
        >see how that works out for your dying brand
        he says in an xbox thread LMAO

  39. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Wasn't one of the main selling points of UE5 supposed to be faster, more efficient, dev tools to cut down dev times? If so why are dev cycles continue to keep ballooning? Is thisaa sympton of the competency crisis/lack of talent/effort or just a lack of direction from management?

    The correct answer for cutting costs is, and always has been, to reduce devl cycles and yet none of these homosexuals seem the least but interested in actually doing so.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >teams are too big
      >too many managers that overlap
      >chasing trends
      >wanting games to feel like movies

      The list goes on.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Yes but all this shit is easily fixable and yet no one even makes an attempt. Fricking Squeenix, one of the most incompetent companies in human history, just managed to crank out a 100 hr rpg in like three years. If those moronic homosexuals can do it someone with the resources of M$ or Snoy should be able to as well.

  40. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    kinda funny that they show graph of success while making ecxuses shutting down indie studio

  41. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >According to Amy Hood, Xbox console sales are projected to fall 60% worldwide in the next few months
    >Xbox is planning to slow down or stop production of Series X in early 2025, only Series S will keep in production

    PS5 unironically will have a monopoly in the high end console market

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Source? Not that I doubt they'd be this stupid I just want to check if it's true because, if it is, I might have to grab an X and keep it boxed as a future collectors item.

      This whole thing is so moronic. I have a shitload of money but nowhere near enough good games. I would have gladly bought a Series X if it just had 1 (one) good exclusive game. That's it. That's all the excuse I need and here we are, all these years later, and they've given consumers fricking nothing.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically kill youself

  42. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    PR isn’t a real job

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Well she got to keep hers

  43. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It doesn't count as a failure if we do it on purpose

  44. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    she might be moronic but i would have sex with her and make her shrivelled up womb give birth to autistic kids

  45. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    So now we've gone full circle and went back to "TV, TV, TV"

  46. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >release next gen console
    >there are no fricking games on it for over a year
    this is why consoles are fricking failing. how about you actually make a good halo game for once since 2011? how about you make a new banjo kazooie or conker game since you own the IP? how about you fund studios instead of buying them to close them? how about you give us some games with hot girls in them? how about you just stop letting homosexuals in to the development teams? they are reaping what they sow

  47. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    NPCs have the memory of a goldfish none of this matters, whatever slop Microsoft hypes up next will be more than sufficient to mollify them

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      M$ does not market anything nor do they generate any hype for any of their games, and 95% of the time when they do release a game it turns out to be terrible so anyone who was interested in it by happenstance doesn't even bother. That's kind of whole problem with the Xbox brand and it's been this way for over a decade now.

      Hellblade 2 is coming out in 2 weeks and no one is even knows or cares because M$ hasn't even promoted it. At least when Snoy comes out with movie game slop people are informed of its existence.

  48. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Xcucks

    It's over

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >hifi rush and pentiment bombed on playstation

      yeah i'm thinking single players will stay exclusive because they don't sell for shit on playstation but mp games like cod, minecraft etc will go multiplat

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        hifi rush was one of the best selling games on PSN for weeks.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Hi Fi Rush and Pentiment are small niche games

        Those games are definitely coming to Switch/PS

  49. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >This was supposed to be for their launch of their mobile storefront, which is the entire reason they wanted King (Candy Crush)
    so who had the bright idea to preempt this news with shitcanning studios right before this was announced?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It could have been easily handled by just saying "many of these game developers will be moved onto new projects, we have big, big games in the pipeline so we have to focus our resources on them. It's just a reshuffle"

      But they made a diversity hire

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >many of these game developers will be moved onto new projects,
        a two second search on linkedin would have fricked this narrative over and put them in an even deeper hole

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Moved onto new projects, didn't say at xbox

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            "will be moved onto new projects" implies they're still with the company. you're not as clever as you think you are.

  50. 1 week ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      i hope you get asscancer, ai bro. sorry if that came across as overly harsh.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        post nose

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          no i dont think i will

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            ok rabbi

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              this from the guy shilling ~~*sam altmans*~~ product. real rich, anon.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks for confirming you're a golem incapable of a original thought 🙂

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The psyop is working lads. The chuds are recognizing the skin should be black!

  51. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Post her boobs

  52. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Subscription services killed movies. There has not been an official great Ganker approved kino since 2013. One whole decade.

    They will kill vidya too.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Subscription services killed movies
      Subscription services have ruined almost everything. Feels like fricking everything has some sort of subscription offer. It's like how AI is now being put into everything. Humanity is moronic

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      They won't because both game pass and PS+ have stalled on growth. Sony can push extra/premium up a bit higher by putting it on PC and Microsoft can try and push it on mobile more but neither will get the 90 million+ they really need

  53. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'm celebrating that these studios closed down and praying more close in the future. I fricking hate modern video games.

  54. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Oh no...western devs got laid off.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Tango was Japanese

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Tango was a Japanese studio you moron

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Idiot.

  55. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Your quote is actually mostly correct, but it's missing the build up of "we were trying to help" or "it was for the best". Paraphrased, but essentially the same without the PR-speak word salad.

  56. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    If Sony used the TLOU show as a justification for closing down a Japanese game studio this board would be set on fire for the next 48 hours

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