Microsoft Spends $1 Billion on Exclusive Xbox One Games
May 30, 2013 9:33 AM
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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
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
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
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5/30/2013 11:02:06 AM
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.
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