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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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1 billion?
By GulWestfale on 5/30/2013 10:16:59 AM , Rating: 1
that works out to 66 million per title, doesn't it? that's a huge risk for MS to take. sure, halo and other assorted junk targeted towards people who are too young to play such games will move millions of units, but for that kind of dough they better produce some truly outstanding titles as well.
sure, not every game can be a grand theft auto or an LA noire, but i think it'd be embarrassing if they didn't at least try to make some truly epic stuff here... imagine how many hundreds of rehashed sports titles EA could push out the door with this kind of a budget (shudders).




RE: 1 billion?
By 3DoubleD on 5/30/2013 10:40:42 AM , Rating: 4
Don't know why you are hating on Halo. Give me a Halo 1 remake with a fully function multiplayer (LAN and online) and you can take my wallet.

Halo 1 might not be the best "technical" FPS out there. But when it comes to appealing to a broad group of people, I've never seen anything like Halo 1 nor have I ever had so much fun. While a tiny fraction of my friends might play Battlefield (1/2/3), hands down all of them would want to play a Halo 1 deathmatch. Give me Blood Gultch, Sidewinder, and Battle Creek, all the original weapons, and a damn health bar!

Would cost them... $1 million? Fixing the engine for online play would be the hardest part. Otherwise the game code should be highly compatible with the hardware. Sell it as a digital download for $20 (I wish)...$30 ... easy money.


RE: 1 billion?
By themaster08 on 5/30/2013 11:28:04 AM , Rating: 2
This already exists on the Xbox 360. It's called Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.


RE: 1 billion?
By tayb on 5/30/2013 12:04:19 PM , Rating: 2
No online play.


RE: 1 billion?
By 3DoubleD on 5/31/2013 3:08:31 AM , Rating: 2
Ya I bought that game. Playing the campaign online with friends was fun, especially with the skulls, but the on screen multiplayer was that crappy Halo Reach multiplayer - just terrible. We gave it a good try, but it was nowhere near as good as the original Halo 1 multiplayer.


RE: 1 billion?
By andrewaggb on 5/30/2013 11:55:45 AM , Rating: 3
Yeah Halo 1 has a fond place in my heart. It was lots of fun. We used to have 16 player lan parties with Halo PC, and it was some of the most fun we ever had playing a video game.


RE: 1 billion?
By mcnabney on 5/30/2013 6:56:20 PM , Rating: 2
Halo PC was completely inferior to the competition at the time.


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