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WTF happened to Xbox? Where are the REAL exclusives? "Console" and "timed" aka FAKE exclusives are NOT enough.


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I do not own an Xbox One or Xbox One X.  Last year, I bought a Playstation 4 to play Horizon: Zero Dawn as well as the The Uncharted series and The Last of Us.  This year, I got to play  God of War 4,  Spider-man, and (IMO) underrated Detroit: Become Human.  All those games are real exclusives on the PS4.

 

So, the shopping season is coming up.  I am looking at the game library of Xbox One... it literally has almost NO exclusives.  The only good "exclusives" it has are console or timed (no longer) exclusives, which I also call FAKE exclusives because they are not real exclusives.  If I can play the games on my preferred platform PC, why should  I spend money to buy a console to play them???  WHY??  I literally could NOT think of a reason to buy an Xbox One or Xbox One X.

 

IMO, Microsoft's BIG blunder was to lose Bioware as an exclusive developer, (i.e., Mass Effect used to be an Xbox exclusive.) Now that Playstation has the highly-acclaimed exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn, (which is a Bioware-style RPG that will become a trilogy,) Xbox really needs an exclusive RPG series that can compete with Horizon to stay in the game. Horizon is the main reason why I own a PS4 but not an Xbox One.

 

BTW, if you are thinking about buying a console as a gift for someone this Christmas, please do not buy an Xbox One or Xbox One X.  For that person's sake of good gaming, buy a PS4 instead because, "Xbox has no (exclusives) games" is real.

 

 

 


Edited by ktchong, 09 October 2018 - 11:31 AM.


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Edited by ktchong, 09 October 2018 - 11:12 AM.


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Don't you worry. Obsidian will be Xbox exclusive soon enough.


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Just so I understand, you don't own an Xbox and are upset they don't have any/many exclusives because you want to be forced to buy another console to play games?



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Don't you worry. Obsidian will be Xbox exclusive soon enough.

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Don't you worry. Obsidian will be Xbox exclusive soon enough.

 

Unless Microsoft fixes its "Xbox has no exclusive" problem, I predict the next-generation Xbox will be the final-generation Xbox. Frankly, I think this-generation Xbox (Xbox One and Xbox One X) is already dead in the water.  PS4 has sold 85+ million units while Xbox One has sold LESS THAN HALF of that at 39 million units. No one is buying Xbox One because it does not have exclusives. (Okay, not "no one", but less than half of the number of people who bought a PS4.)

 

Microsoft has been on an acquisition frenzy recently, buying up five or six game studios. It is obviously the last-ditch attempt to fix the lack-of-exclusive problem. However, it will take at least five years from the time of the acquisitions to finally putting out some good exclusives. That is not fast or soon enough to save Xbox One/Xbox One X. The best Microsoft can hope for is to save the next-generation Xbox in the console's mid-life cycle.



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No worries, there will be soon loads of xbox exclusives soon, because they are pushing cloud based game streaming, like OnLive failure never happened. With ongoing war against net neutrality, Soon you will have sweet option to pay for required bandwith and subscription in three months as much as you would normaly pay for new console, which stays yours forever. *cheers*

Edited by Mamoulian War, 09 October 2018 - 12:10 PM.


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Enough people lack a decent gaming PC for Xbone to still be a decent seller.
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I really wish that Microsoft would be smart enough to do 2 exclusives:

That dragon one - whatever it was called, it looked amazing like Devil May Cry mixed with Monster Hunter.


And...


Sunset Overdrive 2. The first game was amazingly well designed, everything about it was great but sadly nobody bought it so lalala whatever. Lalala it doesn't matter.

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Three words: I hate exclusives.


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Obsidian will make Xbone great again.



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That dragon one - whatever it was called, it looked amazing like Devil May Cry mixed with Monster Hunter.

Scalebound by Platinum Games. Apparently when Microsoft backed out of it, Platinum almost shut down.

If Neir Automata didn't come out, when it did, they would have been in deeper trouble.


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Enough people lack a decent gaming PC for Xbone to still be a decent seller.

 

Most people do not know that, with the same amount of money for an Xbox One ($300) or Xbox One X ($500), you can actually build a PC with comparable if not better performance.  Here are the instructions and recipes:

 

https://www.reddit.c...ace/wiki/builds



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Most people cannot build a PC.



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Most people cannot build a PC.


It is why we are the elite.
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BTW, you want to build or buy a new PC NOW before January before Trump's tariffs on Chinese imports start in January.  Prices for components and parts will go up by as much as 25%.

 


Edited by ktchong, 09 October 2018 - 04:01 PM.


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It's pretty much the opposite of PS4 lmao

If you don't have one, you miss out on some amazing games that you'll never experience (you can't emulate the exclusives for obvious reasons). So no matter how beefy the pc you build, the PS4 will always win. The sad truth. But pc will always be my main cuz... indies!!!

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Sony publishes these exclusives themselves, this is why Xbox doesn't get them. "Normal" publishers make more money by releasing on all platforms, but Sony obviously won't do that.

 

I own PS4 and not Xbox only because I'm a huge fan of jRPG so it makes sense for me to own a console created by a japanese company :)


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Yeah Sony has always done amazing with Jrpg whether console or handhelds like Vita. PC is just now starting to catch up on Jrpg with titles like Dragon Quest but I doubt it will ever catch up to Sony at that end. Plus the ports are better on console usually anyway.

Edited by SonicMage117, 10 October 2018 - 06:45 AM.


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Huh. So you're one of the mysterious people who would cheer in a crowd for a publisher announcing exclusivity which both actively hurts consumer and the title in question (except for titles developed in-house, of course)




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