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News Clickbait Xbox Game Studios - If you’re looking for “organic growth”

MOTM

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A little summary of all the open positions in the different Xbox studios. Great to see MS is pouring ressources into all their studios. They don’t just stop at purchasing then but make sure to take then to another level.

The fact that they’re hiring so much for PG (Fable) and Obsidian (Avowed) makes me think those games are in deep production.

 
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MOTM

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They better be! Even with the huge Bethesda deal Microsoft after all those years still struggles to create a steady flow of new exclusives. Sure this will soon change but at the current moment, SONY still leads miles ahead in this department.
 

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That's massive, almost 400 new positions, enough to set up a couple of independent studios.

What's going on at The Initiative tho? I remember not so long ago a lot of people from the industry were jumping onto the ship, but ever since they announced they'll be working on new Perfect Dark seems like there hasn't been any movement other than Drew Murray going back to Insomniac.
 
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Raekwon26

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With those extra people, Bethesda might finally have a chance to release something that is not bug-ridden junk.
Now hold on, "bug-ridden junk"?

Isn't that hyperbole? I myself am not a fan of Bethesda Games Studios (Except for Skyrim) but to call their games junk? Come on.
 

MOTM

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Now hold on, "bug-ridden junk"?

Isn't that hyperbole? I myself am not a fan of Bethesda Games Studios (Except for Skyrim) but to call their games junk? Come on.
That's the new catch line since they got acquired by MS.

Let's just ignore the fact they still managed to deliver some of the best games of last gen. Tells you all you need to know about the quality of those games.
 
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Raekwon26

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That's the new catch line since they got acquired by MS.

Let's just ignore the fact they still managed to deliver some of the best games of last gen. Tells you all you need to know about the quality of those games.
They did?

They didn't only release Fallout 4, Skyrim DLCs and Fallout 76?

I wouldn't say that is the best.
 
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The only issue I have with the MS studios at the mo is the distinct lack of exciting new ip. You have Playground working on Fable, The Initiative working on PD and the comedians working on Halo - all ip’s previously owned by other studios. Other than Starfield, I’m struggling.
 
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NEbeast

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That's a lot of open positions still. Not sure why an innocent thread like this was enough to trigger a bunch of people. Doesn't take much these days apparantly.
The thread title is clearly a dig at the recent articles about Sony saying they would rather grow organically. Clearly OP was the triggered one.
 

Leyasu

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The only issue I have with the MS studios at the mo is the distinct lack of exciting new ip. You have Playground working on Fable, The Initiative working on PD and the comedians working on Halo - all ip’s previously owned by other studios. Other than Starfield, I’m struggling.
A new I.P doesn’t automatically mean that the game will be good. Although I understand where you are coming from.

At this stage though and seeing the delay between perfect dark games, it is almost like a new I.P
 

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They did?

They didn't only release Fallout 4, Skyrim DLCs and Fallout 76?

I wouldn't say that is the best.
Oh how dare you to say that!
They were all polished with no bugs at all, with modern graphic engines and smooth gameplay that gave you full satisfaction with every swing of sword or gun shot lol

On serious note though, ID, Arkane, Obsidian - these are far better studios than Bugthesda will ever be in next million years
 

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Lol looks like someone doesnt know want organis growth means.

Undead labs is a studio that worked with MS exclusively and that joined them/ MS bought them. An IP made with MS. Thats organic growth.

Bethesda or ninja theory will never be classed as organic growth lol
 
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chonga

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TIL that no body ever leaves a company and that whenever a job posting is listed it is because the company is growing their employee count.
 
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The Alien

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Some of the news that got buried when they were on an acquisition spree, was that they were beefing uo all their studios.

Coalition and Playground were single team devs...not they are at least 2 teams each. Multiple studios withing XGS are similar.

Than an acquisition like Arkane came with 2 studios as well.

Hopefully this means they'll be able to churn out games on the regular.
 
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ZywyPL

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Coalition and Playground were single team devs...not they are at least 2 teams each. Multiple studios withing XGS are similar.

That's exactly my impression - they have split the studios into two separate teams, and now they want to strengthen those (now smaller) teams into more capable ones.


Let us not pretend OP did not know what they were doing. This thread was created to start console/studio warring. Innocent. 😂

"Organic growth" and "Quality" are either A) nothing but memes if you're a mentally sane person, or B) damage control tools/cope mechanisms if you're a PS fanboy. So yeah, if someone gets butthurt by such thread title it's clear what group he/she belongs to. But it is funny to see how the BS people are desperately spreading day after day eventually backfires at them, hypocrisy has such short legs really.
 
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martino

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"Organic growth" and "Quality" are either A) nothing but memes if you're a mentally sane person, or B) damage control tools/cope mechanisms if you're a PS fanboy. So yeah, if someone gets butthurt by such thread title it's clear what group he/she belongs to. But it is funny to see how the BS people are desperately spreading day after day eventually backfires at them, hypocrisy has such short legs really.
 
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They better be! Even with the huge Bethesda deal Microsoft after all those years still struggles to create a steady flow of new exclusives. Sure this will soon change but at the current moment, SONY still leads miles ahead in this department.

Keep fighting the good fight soldier!