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Microsoft Xbox One will have at least 15 exclusive games

One of the good things about being the largest software company on the planet is that you have a seriously big checkbook. Given its generous cash position, Microsoft has reportedly spent $1 billion securing exclusive games for the launch of the Xbox One game console.
It's good to hear that Microsoft is spending significant money to secure impressive games for its coming game console after some came away from the unveil of the device with an impression that it was more focused on streaming video and entertainment than gaming.

The $1 billion Microsoft plans to invest in exclusive games will get Xbox One users 15 exclusive titles in the first year the console is available including a few completely new franchises. Microsoft has also spent significant money on beefing up its staff including hiring former Sony exec Phil Harrison to manage internal products and developer relations in Europe.

Rare Ltd is also reportedly working to bring one of its iconic franchises back to gamers in something that Microsoft executives are billing as a "historic" revival. Microsoft is also securing game from Black Task Studios that is said to be an action title designed to compete with Halo and Gears of War.

Another interesting title that has been talked about briefly is called Quantum Break; the trailer for that game turned up a while back and can be viewed here

Source: OXM

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Killer Instinct
By CZroe on 5/30/2013 10:15:28 AM , Rating: 3
"Rare Ltd is also reportedly working to bring one of its iconic franchises back to gamers in something that Microsoft executives are billing as a "historic" revival."

As a huger Killer Instinct fan who hates what Rare has become, let me just say: I hope it isn't Killer Instinct.

RE: Killer Instinct
By AMDftw on 5/30/2013 10:21:33 AM , Rating: 2
Now that would be F'in' AWESOME!!!!

RE: Killer Instinct
By Mitch101 on 5/30/2013 10:28:53 AM , Rating: 2
Microsoft settles its legal dispute with Fox and can finally make a new Killer Instinct

Is anything really a secret any more? This could be a lot of fun as a Kinect Title instead of button mashing.

RE: Killer Instinct
By amanojaku on 5/30/2013 10:32:37 AM , Rating: 2
Wish it was Battletoads...

RE: Killer Instinct
By Asetha on 5/31/2013 3:16:18 AM , Rating: 2
I still can't get past the damn rocket sea-doo levels with an emulator.

RE: Killer Instinct
By Flunk on 5/30/2013 10:34:30 AM , Rating: 2
Oh god I hope not.

RE: Killer Instinct
By StevoLincolnite on 5/30/2013 10:30:35 AM , Rating: 2
A new Killer Instinct couldn't be any worse than Perfect Dark Zero could it?

RE: Killer Instinct
By Flunk on 5/30/2013 10:36:13 AM , Rating: 2
Really? I hope it is, the worst case scenario is that they make a terrible game. That doesn't make their old games suddenly worse. The best case scenario is an awesome new KI. Seeing how 2D fighters are making a comeback this could sell pretty well.

RE: Killer Instinct
By CZroe on 5/30/2013 10:40:26 AM , Rating: 2
It could ruin the chance of a competant developer being interested in it and sour the current generation of gamers to the name.

RE: Killer Instinct
By althaz on 5/30/2013 10:51:36 AM , Rating: 2
I'm praying for a Goldeneye remake. I still play that game (via emulators, my N64 is long since dead).

RE: Killer Instinct
By StevoLincolnite on 5/30/2013 11:00:08 AM , Rating: 2
Rare doesn't hold the rights to it unfortunately.

Although, Nintendo did have a remake appear on the Wii.

RE: Killer Instinct
By CZroe on 5/30/2013 11:04:43 AM , Rating: 2
Uh, that remake was made on other platforms too. It was a temporary Wii exclusive. Not having the rights doesn't stop them from getting them. Even exclusive rights to another dev/pub over years only means that they have to form a working relationship with that dev/pub. They DID promise us a sequel in the credits.

RE: Killer Instinct
By CZroe on 5/30/2013 11:02:06 AM , Rating: 2
My friends and I play multi-player N64 games almost every weekend and holiday. We are more evenly matched in Mario Kart 64 so we usually end up playing that to the exclusion of 007 Goldeneye, but 007 does work surprisingly well on a modern TV with S-Video (supports anamorphic 16:9!). We prefer it on a Sony XBR910 CRT television so the scaled resolution doesn't look as bad as LCD. We refuse to play on emulators because we only have three Adaptoids for accurate input. We can play Mario Kart on the Wii without wearing out the N64 controllers, but the emulated controller conversion causes constant issues.

RE: Killer Instinct
By EnzoFX on 5/30/2013 2:55:37 PM , Rating: 3
I hope it's Conker, that game was one of the best games I've ever played, in anything.

RE: Killer Instinct
By CZroe on 5/30/2013 6:23:03 PM , Rating: 1
DIAF. Conker was the first game that made me realize that Rare was losing it. I enjoyed the fetch-quest aspects of Banjo-Kazooie, but it was clear that after they lost the Goldeneye team to Free Radical that they were nothing but fetch-quests now. Conker, Donkey Kong 64, Dinosaur Planet/Star Fox Adventures, and hell: even Donkey Kong Country 3 had a lot of that crap.

Conker only amused the immature with it's supposed "maturity."

RE: Killer Instinct
By EnzoFX on 5/30/2013 6:51:12 PM , Rating: 2
Immaturity aside, the gameplay was top notch. The multiplayer was even better.

RE: Killer Instinct
By someguy123 on 6/3/2013 12:30:16 AM , Rating: 2
what...the game had bunch of TPS segments, platforming, dungrolling, dinosaur/tank riding, and your conventional rotating bosses. Only times you really needed to fetch things were some pieces of cash strewn around, and those zombies for the grinder. Otherwise I remember rolling things more frequently than fetching.

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