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Microsoft turns up the heat on Game Pass, all first party games included on day 1

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Sam Posten, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Message #1 of 11 Jan 23, 2018
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    Sam Posten

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    I didn't realize that Microsoft had any exclusive 1st party games coming out for the Xbox One.
     
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    I'm assuming that's sarcasm?
     
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    Backlash begins
     
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    Yeah, that was sarcasm. But seriously, what first party exclusives have they announced for this year? The multiplayer pirate game from Rare? Crackdown 3 has been delayed a bunch and I don't have any idea when it's actually coming out now. No news on the Halo or Gears fronts, though I would be surprised if they didn't announce something for both at E3 (especially since 2017 was a dead year for Xbox, even with the One X launch, and they need 2018 to be bigger).

    The Game Pass thing is a good idea and I like that both MS and Sony have something like it. And I think it's a bit in Sony's favor that you didn't need a PlayStation to access PS Now (I know they changed that somewhat, not sure if there are any non-PS devices that can still access it). But I think it says something that MS is offering this incredible value and they're still kind of met with shrugs.
     
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    So 3 to 5 games, maybe 6?

    Honestly, I think the idea of a Game Pass is great, but I think the timing (this many years into the console's lifespan) is weird. People who already own an Xbox One probably have those older games and have already likely made a decision about whether they would want to buy the future ones, meaning MS is either losing money or not gaining any. For people who don't own an Xbox One already, the Game Pass looks like a good deal for getting caught up on old games and being sure you'll get the new ones, but...MS is so far behind in sales because people don't have as much interest in their franchises, meaning they're trying to sell something that people already chose not to buy, except for cheaper.

    I think this would be more impactful at the beginning of a console generation as part of Xbox Live (jack the fee up $10/month and you get every 1st party release as it comes out for the whole life of the console). I don't think this is going to really drive much business for them and it might even kill the sales numbers of their future games.
     
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    Good points. I have nothing against "Game Pass" if others want it, enjoy. It is just not for me.
     
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