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The Next 18 Months of Microsoft - The Calm Before the Storm (Massive Info Dump)

Braldryr

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I would expect more and more of their titles to be playable on PC either through Steam/Other or Microsoft Store like they are doing with Halo, although the Microsoft Store is dead man walking btw, avoid like the plague, if possible.

The exclusivity days of Microsoft are pretty much over. Not sure what people are expecting. MS has been singing a different tune for a while now. They're interested in selling services and subscriptions while providing different types of hardware for your needs as well.
 

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So I could probably ask any Xbox fan who can put two and two together and they would tell me the same thing this guy is saying. Just like the guy who said earlier that the majority of the stuff posted in the OP was stuff NeoGAF already knew.
 
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Halo Infinite, Battletoads and Age of Empires 4 gameplay. Nice. I really hope you're correct about this cause I'm hyped now.
 

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Halo Infinite, Battletoads and Age of Empires 4 gameplay. Nice. I really hope you're correct about this cause I'm hyped now.

Don't hype yourself too much. I said gameplay for Battletoads and Age of Empires IV not Halo Infinite. Halo Infinite will have a campaign trailer, whether it will be gameplay or not is another story. We do not know yet.
 

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Don't hype yourself too much. I said gameplay for Battletoads and Age of Empires IV not Halo Infinite. Halo Infinite will have a campaign trailer, whether it will be gameplay or not is another story. We do not know yet.
What about PC GamePass heard anything on that?
Phil Spencer said the stuff that's going on with PC will be shown at E3 so maybe it will be the stuff he teased like Xbox OG and Xbox 360 Emulation on Windows 10, and the GamePass PC stuff.
 

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What about PC GamePass heard anything on that?
Phil Spencer said the stuff that's going on with PC will be shown at E3 so maybe it will be the stuff he teased like Xbox OG and Xbox 360 Emulation on Windows 10, and the GamePass PC stuff.

No. I have no information on that as of now. Sorry.
 

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No. I have no information on that as of now. Sorry.
That's fine maybe it will be at the PC Gaming Show or the Xbox E3 hopefully it's at the Xbox E3 so I don't have to wait any longer on info for that.

So are you an insider? Have any inside sources? Or do you simply gather already released information I know you said the Sept release date for Gears 5 you knew.
 

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The exclusivity days of Microsoft are pretty much over. Not sure what people are expecting. MS has been singing a different tune for a while now. They're interested in selling services and subscriptions while providing different types of hardware for your needs as well.

is this a "leak" or a a speculation on your part?
 

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is this a "leak" or a a speculation on your part?

Is it not obvious already? Halo Infinite coming to PC and Xbox, Gears 5, Sea of Thieves, Forza Games are all on PC and Xbox.

Majority of the 1st prty hardcore triple A titles are on both platforms. And Phil also wants you to play these games on your phones and tablets via Project xCloud. This is common knowledge dude. I am not sure where you are going with this...
 
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Majority of the 1st prty hardcore triple A titles are on both platforms. And Phil also wants you to play these games on your phones and tablets via Project xCloud. This is common knowledge dude. I am not sure where you are going with this...

sure i have, so has anybody else that follows gaming news. im trying to figure out your claims of being a leaker are true. or did you get those invites cause your uncle owns a gamestop...
 

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Oh wow. I see, allrite bud ;)

i mean having a bunch of business cards means nothing. and you haven't revealed anything that wasn't already rumored for a long time. anyways does neogaf still have the policy of permabanning fake leakers?
 

Braldryr

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i mean having a bunch of business cards means nothing. and you haven't revealed anything that wasn't already rumored for a long time. anyways does neogaf still have the policy of permabanning fake leakers?

Shit son. You got me and found me out!! Damn pro status bro.

It's not like the business card indicate that you've came in contact with people physicall, or were in a meeting room or anything like for some sort of work related meeting. Nah not all. While you are it, can you upload your business cards as well please since they don't really mean anything and they are so easily obtainable according to you? Thanks :)

If you read my original post completely it fully states who I am and I am not repeating myself sorry.
 
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TeamGhobad

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Shit son. You got me and found me out!! Damn pro status bro.

It's not like the business card indicate that you've came in contact with people, or were in a meeting room or anything like for some sort of work related meeting. Nah not all. While you are it, can you upload your business cards as well please since they don't really mean anything and they are so easily obtainable according to you? Thanks :)

just by the way you talk i doubt you're anything more than someone's nephew.
 
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Braldryr

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just by the way you talk i doubt you're anything more than someone's nephew.

Yep. My uncle works for Phil and my aunt for Sony and my second autistic cousin is at Nintendo. GG, mystery solved.

Can we move on now ? Thanks.
 
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ntkrnl was the biggest leaker ever on GAF AFAIK.

Released years of Xbox information which all came true.
Were any of the insiders/leakers this chatty? Not referring to the posts where the OP has to defend himself but the replies to posts asking for information on other games, features etc. I could be wrong, it just seems like it would be out of character.
 
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Were any of the insiders/leakers this chatty? Not referring to the posts where the OP has to defend himself but the replies to posts asking for information on other games, features etc. I could be wrong, it just seems like it would be out of character.

trolls seek attention and approval.
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It’s Leocarian, he was banned here, went to era and badmouthed evilore. Check the posts I linked where he says he can’t “crack” Sony. I guess he’s back here now after being banned on era.

haha nice find. how long before this ph___t is banned from here?
 

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The acquisitions didn’t start until Matt Booty became head of Xbox a year ago tho.

Too many folks like to hang off Phil’s dick thinking he did it all when it was his tenure that lead to shutting down a half dozen or so internal studios. Matt is cleaning up Phil’s mess.
Interesting.
Comes a time at a restaurant when you have to decide to eat the meal presented or to head back to the parking lot to drive to another establishment.

You sir have arrived at that point. Play the available content or sell the console. Either way, STFU. You’re spoiling the dining experience of the other customers.

Thanks 👍
There's no meal; the chef says he needs 18 months to make it. Either way, yep, I'm done with them. Apparently if you want content and expect to be treated like your dollar matters, you aren't a good candidate to own an Xbox these days. Have fun eating your feet.
 
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Jesus Christ. The fanboys in this thread are embarrassing. Each company is going to offer a lot coming into next gen, and each company has their negatives and positives. The sheer attempt of character assassination, and trolling in this thread is remarkable. With next gen coming up we all should be excited, and discussing the positives, but instead we have people attacking the OP, and trying to make him look bad. If you don’t like Xbox, that’s fine. But, don’t come into a thread and completely derail it.

At the end of the day these corporations aren’t your friend, and they only care about your money, I don’t know why some people are so heavily invested to attack each other in here. We should be talking about how gaming going forward is going to get exciting, and all the new technologies coming with it. PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo. It doesn’t matter! Gaming on the horizon is getting exciting and everyone should celebrate that!
 
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Jesus Christ. The fanboys in this thread are embarrassing. Each company is going to offer a lot coming into next gen, and each company has their negatives and positives. The sheer attempt of character assassination, and trolling in this thread is remarkable. With next gen coming up we all should be excited, and discussing the positives, but instead we have people attacking the OP, and trying to make him look bad. If you don’t like Xbox, that’s fine. But, don’t come into a thread and completely derail it.

At the end of the day these corporations aren’t your friend, and they only care about your money, I don’t know why some people are so heavily invested to attack each other in here. We should be talking about how gaming going forward is going to get exciting, and all the new technologies coming with it. PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo. It doesn’t matter! Gaming on the horizon is getting exciting and everyone should celebrate that!
Yup.
 

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Jesus Christ. The fanboys in this thread are embarrassing. Each company is going to offer a lot coming into next gen, and each company has their negatives and positives. The sheer attempt of character assassination, and trolling in this thread is remarkable. With next gen coming up we all should be excited, and discussing the positives, but instead we have people attacking the OP, and trying to make him look bad. If you don’t like Xbox, that’s fine. But, don’t come into a thread and completely derail it.

At the end of the day these corporations aren’t your friend, and they only care about your money, I don’t know why some people are so heavily invested to attack each other in here. We should be talking about how gaming going forward is going to get exciting, and all the new technologies coming with it. PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo. It doesn’t matter! Gaming on the horizon is getting exciting and everyone should celebrate that!
And they are all getting worked up over a wishlist from someone who is not even a real insider.
 

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Platinum Games - This is a very complicated situation. So what actually happened with Platinum games is that during the development of Scalebound Platinum Games was also developing 3 other titles at the same time and think that they could also handle Scalebound as well. Well actually, they ended up failing miserably and kept missing their deadlines and they game did not Microsoft's expectations on both deadline and technical levels. Therefore, Microsoft fired them off the contract and let them go due to their irresponsibility and mismanagement.

Now recently, Platinum Games came out and defended Microsoft after such a long time has passed. It's quite odd that all of a sudden they come out and defend them. But maybe time has just passed and they had the time to think about what happened and wanted to say sorry to the fans and admit to them that it wasn't really Microsoft's fault to why the game never became a final product. Right now, Platinum games is currently working on Babylon Fall for the PlayStation 4 and PC. Despite their bad relationship and breakup over Scalebound they did put out Nier Automata last year and showcased it for the Xbox One X at last year's E3. So maybe the relationship is not that bad as far as business goes? You see. These things are very complex and we will never know what's happening behind the curtains.

This studio is also rumored for purchase simply because Microsoft had an exclusive title being developed for their system and also because Platinum is known to be a very interesting developer with very unique and fun games that fill a certain niche and of course its a Japanese studio. We also all know that there is a Japanese studio that is being approached right now for purchased as well. Could this be one of them? I personally have no idea or any kind of information in regards to Platinum Games, I can only speculate which is what I am doing here.

This fails my sniff test for plausibility, and I'm sorry but claiming "irresponsibility and mismanagement" without hearing both sides of the story shows undue partisanship on your part.

The known reality is that Scalebound was Kamiya's pet "dream" project. He stated as much multiple times during development. This being the case, why would one of the three founders of Platinum, scupper his own dream project by assigning insufficient resources to it?

This is not the work of a junior director, this is a guy with plenty of swing at his company, a previously unblemished track-record, and most significantly its a high-profile project with major partner.

Objectively, you could not invent a scenario that would give Kamiya and Platinum more incentive to succeed. And even if there was some institutional problems, why would they manifest specifically on this project, and not the less noteworthy ones the studio was also working on?

The obvious answer lies in the working relationship between MS and Platinum.

The plain truth is that if you look at other Japanese titles developed exclusively for Xbox around that time, there's consistent evidence that things were not working like they were supposed to. I mean, look at what happened with Crimson Dragon, as if they shouldn't already have learned their lesson after Steel Battalion...

The obvious canary in the coal-mine though is ReCore, a game that they had to re-release in a fixed "definitive" version 11 months later because it was in such poor shape at launch.

Tell me, how the fuck did that happen? Is it all Japanese developers, including veterans like FROM and Platinum suddenly becoming incompetent when working on Xbox exclusives?

I mean things weren't always like this, original Xbox had some great Japanese exclusives. But then, they were much less influenced by "global trends" and thus corporate steering was much less hands on.

All of which builds to the obvious conclusion that one of the reasons why Phil Spencer has been spending a lot of time in Japan courting developers is to repair some sort of systemic problem in relations that has resulted in an unbroken string of failures in recent years.
 
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I like the effort you put in Op but you basically made a thread based on no new knowledge and a retread what we have already heard with a very Kain like thread title.

Still I'm glad to see I'm not the only one going to E3 this year, and good to see you're pumped up for next gen. Good breakdown. ;)
 

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Asobo - I don't know much about this studio myself, but heard from sources that they're in the talks
Asobo is a strong work for hire/outsourcer studio in France. They have worked with Microsoft for years on as either primary or support developer on tons of titles on Xbox and Hololens. They pretty much took over as primary dev on Recore, but also helped with Quantum Break and Zoo Tycoon. They just released their first "big title" A Plague Tale which is getting solid reviews with an 82 on OpenCritic.

Considering the long relationship and positive praise for their first big title, I'd say it would be a good acquisition. IMO they have a stronger candidate than some of their recent acquisitions...
 
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Asobo is a strong work for hire/outsourcer studio in France. They have worked with Microsoft for years on as either primary or support developer on tons of titles on Xbox and Hololens. They pretty much took over as primary dev on Recore, but also helped with Quantum Break and Zoo Tycoon. They just released their first "big title" A Plague Tale which is getting solid reviews with an 82 on OpenCritic.

Considering the long relationship and positive praise for their first big title, I'd say it would be a good acquisition. IMO they have a stronger candidate than some of their recent acquisitions...

Ahh... thanks for the clarification I appreciate it.

That sounds like an easy acquisition then and would make a lot of sense in that case. Now we play the waiting game and see.
 
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As someone whos also going to e3 and have spoke to devs and have business cards...this info dump isn't anywhere close lol.
 

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Hello everyone,

It's that time of the year again (E3) but most importantly it's also the time of a new Powerful, Magical, and Thrilling Brand New Era of Video Games - A New Generation is upon us. While a new generation may be exciting and full of hype everywhere, it's also full of worry, concerns, expectations and many many questions that many of us here have and across the world of video game industry. Today is the day where I'd like to shine down some light and possibly let us have a peek into the future of what we can may or may not expect, what we may hope is true and not true and so on. However, this is also just the beginning, the road is going to be long, but I can assure you there is A LOT of CRAZY STUFF happening in the background.

Before we deep dive into the future I will make a quick disclaimer that things are always subject to change and I tell you may be happening today, may be changed tomorrow, in a week, a month or even a year and shifted around. I am by no means any sort of god or a fortune teller. I am just a person who... let's just say knows many people, some would rather argue that I know TOO MANY people.

I am going to be breaking this thread down into sections to avoid confusion and what is confirmed and not confirmed, what we may see soon and what we may not see soon and things like. The reason I am doing it in such a manner is because I don't want to lead people into FALSE HOPE or give people misinformation or a lie. However, sometimes in this type of work/field it is very hard to do these things perfectly, predict or be sure of and because of that I may come off not genuine to some people. But I assure you that that is NOT my intention here at all, I am only human just like all of you and we can all make mistakes or be misinformed ourselves.

I am not doing this for attention or anything like that, I am doing this because I love this industry and i love video games just as much as all you here - whether you're a Nintendo fan, Sony Fan, Xbox Fan or just a gamer in general who enjoys everything. There are people out there who are super anxious on wanting to know what's happening in the future (including myself) this is 100% for you guys and gals. Ok, I am done mumbling now, let's get to the nitty gritty.

Microsoft E3 2019 Media Briefing

What is Going to Happen - I will do this first - some of the things here are very obvious already to many people, but I am going to put them here anyway for clarity reasons and confirmation. (NOTE - THIS IS NOT IN ANY PARTICULAR ORDER OF THE SHOWCASE)

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Halo Infinite - Info Dump + New Trailer and Holiday 2020 Release (Cross-gen)
Gears 5 - Full Gameplay Reveal/Demo Walkthrough + Multiplayer and September Release Date is indeed real (I knew about this before the leak happened)
Gears Tactics - Info Dump + New Trailer and Release Date for PC Later this year
Ori and the WIll of the Wisps - Final trailer with final release date for Later this year
Bleeding Edge - Ninja's Theory next game (I am hearing 2 conflicting reports, 1 stating that it's a co-op horde-like Sci-fi shooter with aliens across different planets and intense boss fights and another that it's an arena multiplayer PvP game - have no 100% confirmation yet on what exactly it is. One thing for sure that it is indeed a game in a Sci-fi universe and most likely a cross-gen title as well for 2020)
The Outer Worlds - Info Dumb, New Gameplay Trailer and a Release Date
Cyberpunk 2077 - Progress Update/New Gameplay Trailer and a Targeted Date

Age of Empires IV - Info Dump/Gameplay Reveal- 2020 Release

Fable - This is nothing new or real secret at this point. Honestly, worst kept secret, this was leaked back in end of 2017/early 2018 on Eurogamer if I am not mistaken. It was said that Playgrounds is working on a Open World game and then later speculated that it was Fable. However, it was not confirmed if it was 100% Fable but rather just Open World RPG. Some people are hoping that it is not Fable and a brand new open world RPG IP and of course the Fable fans do want it to be Fable.

However, I can now confirm that it is indeed a Fable game. Some speculate it's actually Fable IV, but the reality is that it's a new beginning for the Fable franchise. This game started development in late 2017 and has been in development now for little over 2 years now. It is a next-gen game ONLY and you will most likely NOT see it until 2021 at retail at the earliest. You will see a glimpse of a small teaser trailer most likely at this year's E3 and in 2020 you will see much more of the game.

Sea of Thieves - Joe Neate and Mike Chapman confirmed in one of their recent dev updates on their official Sea of Thieves YouTube channel that they will be in teaser mode for the upcoming Sea of Thieves content at this year's E3.

Battletoads - They were announced last year with a 2019 release date. We will see some gameplay and finally see how the game looks, plays and feels along with a final release target as well.

Project xCloud - Info Dump, Public Test Dates/Rollouts - This will be Microsoft's one of the biggest if not the biggest focus this year prior to next-gen system launches. This is where we will be helping them get ready for a solid year or so before new systems get out in the wild.

Xbox Lockhart/Xbox Anaconda - Scorpio style reveal (Similar to E3 2016's Scorpio/Xbox One X Tease) No physical look of the console, but a baseline of specs including tFlops, Ram, Bandwidth, CPU, SSD and of course Ray-tracing - this is considered a small reveal. Full reveal most likely next year, we're still a year and a half of from the launch of new-gen system and there are still many 3rd party and 1st party title to come out yet on current gen systems, but yes the tease and the obvious semi-reveal at this point is well on its way.

It's Going to be a BIG Party - With Microsoft being the only console manufacturer that's holding a physical E3 conference this year - expect A LOT of NEW 3rd Party Stuff.

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What Has a High Chance of Happening (Alright, this is where stuff gets interesting these are things that i'd like to consider rather high probability of happening based on what i heard/saw/conversations had - None of this is confirmed, so take it with a grain of salt)

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MechAssault/Mech Game - Reveal (Microsoft owns the right to MechAssault, for those who do not know. There is a VERY high chance that a new mech game has been in the works and it will be finally revealed here)

Next Forza Motorsport - Reveal (It's been a while since Turn 10 has showcased anything and this year they're skipping Forza most likely to release with next-gen systems next year as a 1st party next-gen racing experience. Very good chance of a tease/reveal)

Capcom Next Big Title - Reveal (Every year and every E3 and honestly this whole generation Capcom has been on an insane roll of satisfying their fans and fulfilling their dreams. Shortly after the release of Resident Evil 2 Remake - rumors of Resident Evil 8 and Resident Evil 3 Remake started to pop around all over the web. However, Capcom has also other titles under their belt and they've recently said that Dead Rising is still an important franchise to them to this day.

While I do not know which game it may be exactly that there are revealing. I do know that they're going to be doing what the fans want and yes they also never ever denied the existence of Dino Crisis and stated not too long ago on their official twitter that they would love to do it depending on how bad the fans want it - here is the link to the tweet. So the story with Capcom is, they're open to many things and the question is rather when to reveal what and where.

I personally doubt it Resident Evil 8, I believe that's still early and if anything Resident Evil 3 Remake will come first as far as the release schedule goes. Now is it Dead Rising 5 or Dino Crisis Reboot? That's really hard to say, Dead Rising has a strong Xbox history, so I could see this as something either for end of 2020 as another launch title or they might want to shock everyone with a Dino Crisis tease (Similar to how they did with DMC 5 last year and Monster Hunter: World in 2017 @ Sony's Conference) or who knows, maybe they're working on something completely new and unexpected)

More Japanese Games/Teams - Last year's E3 Microsoft had quite a lot of Japanese developers at their stage. I expect more of the same this year with a few surprises as well.

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What Has a Small Possibility of Happening (Far future projects, tiny chances of being teased either here or most likely next year)

Next-gen Rare IP - According to what I been hearing, the next IP from Rare was described as "If you enjoy a game like Sea of Thieves, then you will be looking forward to their next project" - What do I make of this? Well, this is a tough one, because I am very well aware and I am sure most of you as well that Rare is indeed a much larger company now than they were before and that they have multiple teams working on new projects as we speak.

However, it comes down to this - do we want to see everything Microsoft has to offer? Of course we do. Is it a smart idea for them to do that? Absolutely not, as I've said previously we're still a year and a half away from Next-Gen launch and I believe that this is something I'd rather see at next year's E3. There is a chance of this happening at this year as well, but I honestly highly doubt that it will. Fable, New Capcom Title, Halo Infinite, Forza Motorsport, Mech Game, and other 3rd party surprises that they have up their sleeve honestly should be more than enough for them and for us until next year's E3 imo.

Perfect Dark Reboot - Reboot of the franchise but this time in 3rd person view as opposed to 1st person - not being developed by Rare but supervised by Rare (Remember, Rare DOES NOTwork on old IPs anymore, they hand them over to other studios/teams - Battletoads is an example of that - it's being developed by Dlala Studios under the supervision of Rare as far as I am concerned. This a game you 100% won't see for a long time, but it's happening most likely next year.

Xbox Game Studios

I know of 3 Studios that have been approached at some point in time either for an offer or an actual acquisition that's currently being processed

Approached/Being Purchased

IO Interactive -
Rumors about this started to float around end of last year. Also, apparently not too long ago a letter of intent was already given a few months ago to this particular studio according to some sources. The weird thing is though, IO Interactive actually expanded and did open up a new office in a different country earlier this year in January - so I am kind of confused on what's actually happening with them at the moment or if the source even correct and not misinformed.

Relic Entertainment - Microsoft is speaking to them, they want a studio dedicated to RTS games and they're also the ones making Age of Empires IV for them exclusively as well at the moment. However, Sega is a bit of a barricade at the moment)

Asobo - I don't know much about this studio myself, but heard from sources that they're in the talks

If any of the studios actually do end up getting purchase, I am not sure if all of them would be announced at E3, but I would assume so from personal speculation that it would be the best place to do it if everything goes according to plan. Remember purchases like these are a huge undertaking, take time and may also fall through at the last moment as well for whatever unknown reasons - this is my personal take on that.

Not Happening

2 Studios that I know for a fact that are NOT being purchased/approached

CD Projekt Red
Creative Assembly


There was some speculation around the fans that these 2 particular studios are being approached or talked with for a possible acquisition, that is NOT the case and will NOT be happening.

Rumored

Bluepointe
- Studio that has a long history with Sony. They're mainly responsible for the recently released Shadow of the Colossus Remaster (which I would actually consider a remake honestly, because its extremely well done) Nathan Drake Collection and couple of other very well received ports/remasters. Bluepointe are gifted when it comes to remastering or re-creating certain experiences. Last I heard is that they are currently working on Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Remaster. However, Microsoft is indeed apparently talking to a Studio that has a strong history with Sony in the past, this particular studio has been rumored a lot across many forums, websites and so on. I personally have not heard anything from my end of things as far as Bluepointe being purchased or approached so I have 0 say, but I can give you my opinion.

I think it would be a fantastic purchase for Microsoft if they do want to have a studio that's dedicated to remastering/remaking certain titles. Microsoft is sitting on a lot of old IPs such as Blinx The Time Sweeper, Conker, Banjo and so on. Many fans have been begging for these games to return in some shape or form and Bluepointe would be the perfect candidate for such a mission.

Platinum Games - This is a very complicated situation. So what actually happened with Platinum games is that during the development of Scalebound Platinum Games was also developing 3 other titles at the same time and think that they could also handle Scalebound as well. Well actually, they ended up failing miserably and kept missing their deadlines and they game did not Microsoft's expectations on both deadline and technical levels. Therefore, Microsoft fired them off the contract and let them go due to their irresponsibility and mismanagement.

Now recently, Platinum Games came out and defended Microsoft after such a long time has passed. It's quite odd that all of a sudden they come out and defend them. But maybe time has just passed and they had the time to think about what happened and wanted to say sorry to the fans and admit to them that it wasn't really Microsoft's fault to why the game never became a final product. Right now, Platinum games is currently working on Babylon Fall for the PlayStation 4 and PC. Despite their bad relationship and breakup over Scalebound they did put out Nier Automata last year and showcased it for the Xbox One X at last year's E3. So maybe the relationship is not that bad as far as business goes? You see. These things are very complex and we will never know what's happening behind the curtains.

This studio is also rumored for purchase simply because Microsoft had an exclusive title being developed for their system and also because Platinum is known to be a very interesting developer with very unique and fun games that fill a certain niche and of course its a Japanese studio. We also all know that there is a Japanese studio that is being approached right now for purchased as well. Could this be one of them? I personally have no idea or any kind of information in regards to Platinum Games, I can only speculate which is what I am doing here.

4A Games
- Russian/Ukraine Developer of the ever-loving Metro franchise. Metro started its strong marketing and fan building since the Xbox 360 days. 4A Games has a long history of working with Microsoft - I would NOT be very surprised if this studio does get purchased at some point in time. Phil has stated many times that they want studios across the world from different countries to add diversity of different art-forms and of course cultures.

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This is it folks. But before i leave you will probably ask me who am I or if I am Krobrille because apparently a rumor started going around about that and I will tell you right now I am NOT Krobrille. Who am I then? As I stated previously a person who knows people and some would say too many people both in person and over the web.. (Yes one of those Studios is not around anymore unfortunately, Rest in Pepperonis :( )









Previous E3 Conferences (Both Sony Bands and Microsoft Badges 2013-2018. Unfortunately, I did misplaced some and I did not attend E3 2017 due to personal reasons)


I am attending E3 2019 Xbox Media Briefing and of course the show itself.

And for all you Dying Light 2 fans out there I'll throw in a bonus bone


If you have questions for the Q and A please DM them to me :)

Have a good E3. Time for bed.


Oh magical leak genie, may I have but a single wish?

Would you care to leak anything, either in this thread or a fresh one on Sony's upcoming plans for the next 18 months or so? :)
 

Nikana

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So another swing and a miss BS insider?

To be fair I don't think the OP said they were an inside but if I had to guess this is a blogger that is trying to feel special because they got some business cards at a trade event. Like I'm not trying to beat the guy down but having business cards doesn't grant you inside information.
 

JustP_Gaming

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Jesus Christ. The fanboys in this thread are embarrassing. Each company is going to offer a lot coming into next gen, and each company has their negatives and positives. The sheer attempt of character assassination, and trolling in this thread is remarkable. With next gen coming up we all should be excited, and discussing the positives, but instead we have people attacking the OP, and trying to make him look bad. If you don’t like Xbox, that’s fine. But, don’t come into a thread and completely derail it.

At the end of the day these corporations aren’t your friend, and they only care about your money, I don’t know why some people are so heavily invested to attack each other in here. We should be talking about how gaming going forward is going to get exciting, and all the new technologies coming with it. PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo. It doesn’t matter! Gaming on the horizon is getting exciting and everyone should celebrate that!
Perfectly said.
 

SavageSquirtle

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It's Going to be a BIG Party - With Microsoft being the only console manufacturer that's holding a physical E3 conference this year - expect A LOT of NEW 3rd Party Stuff.
Hello there,

Would you possibly be able to elaborate a bit further on the 3rd party aspect of Microsoft's E3 conference? For example, do you know if Rocksteady's title will finally debut at the Xbox conference and if so, any details that you're willing to share regarding their elusive DC project?

Also, since Microsoft will be the only major platform holder at this year's E3 (besides Nintendo or course), do you expect their conference to go a bit beyond the regular 2 hour mark? Thanks in advance.
 

Bernkastel

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Hello there,

Would you possibly be able to elaborate a bit further on the 3rd party aspect of Microsoft's E3 conference? For example, do you know if Rocksteady's title will finally debut at the Xbox conference and if so, any details that you're willing to share regarding their elusive DC project?

Also, since Microsoft will be the only major platform holder at this year's E3 (besides Nintendo or course), do you expect their conference to go a bit beyond the regular 2 hour mark? Thanks in advance.
This guy is not an insider. His post are just his wishlists and you should ignore him.
Calling bullshit. I will come and laugh at this thread, because
Playground's project is
1. Not Fable, but a new IP inspired from it
2. Will probably not be revealed atleast till 2022
Age of Empires IV won't be revealed in a Xbox event.
Forza Motorsport is next gen and won't be revealed this E3.
 

TLZ

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Jesus Christ. The fanboys in this thread are embarrassing. Each company is going to offer a lot coming into next gen, and each company has their negatives and positives. The sheer attempt of character assassination, and trolling in this thread is remarkable. With next gen coming up we all should be excited, and discussing the positives, but instead we have people attacking the OP, and trying to make him look bad. If you don’t like Xbox, that’s fine. But, don’t come into a thread and completely derail it.

At the end of the day these corporations aren’t your friend, and they only care about your money, I don’t know why some people are so heavily invested to attack each other in here. We should be talking about how gaming going forward is going to get exciting, and all the new technologies coming with it. PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo. It doesn’t matter! Gaming on the horizon is getting exciting and everyone should celebrate that!
 

KonradLaw

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If this is true then I sure hope Sega keeps their barricade intact. It would be tragic to see Relic being sold to MS
 
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JimmyRustler

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Man, I read Dino Crisis once too often in these E³ threads...

By now it'll be impossible for me not to be disapointed if it's not being shown… :(
And I fear it won't...
 

SavageSquirtle

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This guy is not an insider. His post are just his wishlists and you should ignore him.
I'm definitely taking everything in the above post with a grain of salt, since none of the info is really "new" and could easily be someone's E3 predictions/wish list. Also, I don't think we'd see Forza Motorsport 8 this year since that's not really a title that would be announced ~1.5 years prior to release. Not to mention that Fable (or whatever is turns out being) is most likely a 2022 title, since Forza Horizon 5 would be Playground's big 2021 release. A brief teaser at this year's E3 is possible however. The business cards/email invite add a bit of credibility, but again, taking everything with a grain of salt.

If I may ask, how certain are you that Playground's title is Fable-inspired vs being a full fledged Fable game? I didn't think it'd necessarily be called "Fable 4", but would rather serve as a soft reboot to the franchise.
 
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