Somehow got Microsoft to open their pocket book and recovered the Xbox brand with that disastrous Xbox One launch. He's done well, we just gotta hope some decent IP's get made in the future.
There are lots of biased people here. Some are worse than others at hiding it, and post laughing/empathy reactions instead of showing their ugly shill/fanboy ass in every post and catch a ban, but if you look closely you can see through it all quite easily. It affects everything when it comes to polls and general discussions. Goes for all platforms really. It is what it is.I am shocked to see both Jim Ryan and Phil Spencer get such high approval ratings on gaf of all places. And why?
As far as game content for the PC and Xbox, Ed Fries was the best and it's not even close. Phil hasn't even gotten to the level of J. Allard yet. Phil has some heavy hitters in the next 2-3 years, so he may rise to the greatness of Fries and Allard. Kudos to Phil for bringing Microsoft Flight Simulator and Age of Empires back.He’s doing a better job then anyone that’s come before him.
I definitely know Quantum Break isn't is, because Remedy is not a part of XBox game studios.
If you mean new IP, then Sea of Thieves in 2020 unless you count Grounded. Also Ori.Damn...
No we're going to let them have it because it's XBOX owns the publishing rights. I'm interested to see how my question gets answered. From memory, the last new AAA game XB released was QB. I’m hoping I'm wrong here and certain folk aren't calling me outside my name in order to side step the truth.
If you mean new IP, then Sea of Thieves in 2020 unless you count Grounded. Also Ori.
SOT is AAA. 200 people worked on it for 4 years or so.I asked about new AAA ip. SOT by Rare's own admission is not a AAA game?
Let me @ both Team Andromeda and Kiraly directly since they called me a troll for saying that the last new AAA game I can remember was QB back in 2016. A full 6 years and 5 months ago.
It seems they're trying to detract because I haven't seen them counter my point yet. The silence here is deafening.
I mean 2021 was good for me, I didn’t have an Xbox oneThis year? It’s like people forgot how bad the Xbox one gen was…. It’s been like this for years.
Back in 2020 just before Xbox Series X launch I said in a thread that Xbox needs to look into moving on from Phil because he just can’t get the job done and everyone bashed my take but here we are almost 2 year in and it’s still the same thing, just look at how Halo infinite has turned out and the lack of games these Xbox series consoles have had.
But like they say … “next year will be better”
I dont remember a singel game from the time he became the head of Xbox that made me go wow.
What i do remember is him promsing alot year after year with nothing show for.
Well at least he made it easier to rent games
SOT is AAA. 200 people worked on it for 4 years or so.
Doubt, do you have a source?When SOT released with Zero content and received a big backlash, Rare stated it wasn't a AAA game to begin with.
No I don't, I played SOT the first time in 2021. But it's an AAA game by definition when 200 people worked on it over 4 years. What else would it be?I'm not trying to dismiss that the game has improved since launch, but lets not be disingenuous with our statements.
Or do you not remember the release of SOT?
I mean, he's taken steps to fix their main problem which is lack of games.
But until we start seeing some of the fruits of those investments Xbox has been kinda shit as far as releasing new AAA games goes.
To be fair, 4 years since 2018 is only just about at the lower end of the scale for a full dev cycle of an average AA AAA (non sequel). Each studio they bought had a new game on the cusp of release as well meaning their next game was a full cycle away from release. They have all expanded and increased the budget of their games so we are still in the early days for them as a part of the bigger Xbox Studios picture. I know it's the old "just wait until..." territory but with the current line up of studios they can pretty much afford for half of the entire games in production to be cancelled and still have way more content coming out than they did pre 2018. 2022 be damned though!I love the two pronged approach with the S and X.
Console hardware under Spencer has been on point. Build quality; perfect. Noise profile; silent under any load. Heat; minimal.
User interface; fantastic. Customisable, easy to use, easy on the eye.
Games; not great. At all. Ori and the Will of the Wisps is their highest quality exclusive in that time IMO (I’ve not even played it yet, just basing that on Blind Forest). I’d say Ori is on par with the best Nintendo and Sony games. It’s a banger. Gears 5 multiplayer I enjoyed. Good game to be honest. I’m a platformer nut but Psychonauts 2 missed the mark for me. Halo Infinite, absolute joke. Forza Horizon 5 is fun to dick about in.
Game Pass has been good for me. It is great, but I wouldn’t pay £10.99 a month for it. For as long as I can renew for 3 years at £121 (or below) I probably will.
2022 is an absolute disaster.
If I had to score him out of 10 for the last 4 years I’d give him a 10/10 for overall strategic vision, hardware build quality, acquisitions and services but probably a 4/10 for released games. Considering The Initiative, InXile, Ninja Theory, Obsidian and Undead Labs have been on board since 2018 they really should have a smooth release schedule by now and have a lot more to show for it.
If my memory serves me correctly, the last new AAA game created and released by XBOX game studios was Quantum Break in 2016. In terms of actual games, I don't remember a platform under delivering to this degree. Ever.
Huh?Really well? Uh no. Xbox gamers are throwing fits about 343 and Halo, membership concerns and how series x isn’t that better than the one.
Maybe your big brother will allow you to play on his Xbox more after you finish your homework.Xbox sucks I just recently bought a series X. And what a piece of crap user interface. It is bloated, unintuitive and what a drag was to configure it the first time. It sucked. We got game pass ultimate for six months. And the catalogue is trash. The best deal in gaming is cheap and full of cheap games. It looked like a sale bin. Phil “next year” Spencer is a let down. Luckily the xbox is for my brother mostly. He likes MS crap.