Microsoft Studios |OT3| I thought they were supposed to be sold off by now

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vorimenn

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So, what was this canceled game IO was working on for Microsoft? And when?
I don't remember anything about it.

Edit: https://prnt.sc/m5zgve
I found some article about that. But it was many, many years ago. Now, it's hard to find anything about that.

Obsidian was working on cancelled game for Microsoft. Obsidian is now part of Microsoft Studios.
IO Interactive was working on cancelled game for Microsoft. IOI is now considered to be part of Microsoft Studios.
 
Mar 30, 2018
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What about Glen Schofield and Jade Raymond as heads of new MS studies?
This has been discussed. Possible.
I would argue shofield with a studio in the bay area is a lot more likely, but even if it isn't him, I think it's inevitable MS will have a bay area studio soon, about jade raymond it could be she's joining compulsion games, we simply don't know.
 
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What would make sense for both sides would be to acquire Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal from Square.

Make them a good offer and grab a talented studio doing 1st party Tomb Raider or like games for Microsoft.
A shame we couldn't have had good Microsoft around when United Front was left shaking in the wind. ☹️
 
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I found some article about that. But it was many, many years ago. Now, it's hard to find anything about that.

Obsidian was working on cancelled game for Microsoft. Obsidian is now part of Microsoft Studios.
IO Interactive was working on cancelled game for Microsoft. IOI is now considered to be part of Microsoft Studios.
Let's not forget Level-5, Platinum Games and Mistwalker all had games done with Microsoft canceled too. Just saying, a man can dream.
 
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I would argue shofield with a studio in the bay area is a lot more likely, but even if it isn't him, I think it's inevitable MS will have a bay area studio soon, about jade raymond it could be she's joining compulsion games, we simply don't know.
I doubt that Jade is joining Compulsion...they bought Compulsion on their work and leadership...putting another leader in there doesn't seem like a move they would do.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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What about Glen Schofield and Jade Raymond as heads of new MS studies?
I watched the video about him talking about Dead Space and at the end he says he'd like to make a game like that again sometime. Hey dude, I'm all for it! Bring it. Dead Space 1 was superb and 2 was great.

I wouldn't mind seeing him at Xbox at all.
 

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YEEEESSS!!!
NOOOOOO

Spiritual successor to Dead Space? Or hell even offer to buy the IP from EA since they're not going to do anything with it.
We can only dream about it because I really doubt this will happen, even if he was to join MS. Are there any signs pointing to him possibly joining MS or nothing like that?
 

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Think Bungie would ever want to work with Microsoft again? Not as a 1st party, but moreso 2nd party. Then again, I'm not sure Joe Staten would want to work with them after Destiny.
 
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Think Bungie would ever want to work with Microsoft again? Not as a 1st party, but moreso 2nd party. Then again, I'm not sure Joe Staten would want to work with them after Destiny.
A relationship between Bungie and Microsoft of first or second part would be something mediately incredible. Phil's tweet answering Bungie is his most favet tweet.
 
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So if any of he accusations of Randy Pitchford are true, what’s the thoughts of Microsoft stepping in and buying him out and putting someone else in charge of the studio. They are based in Texas...a region Klobrille mentioned to keep an eye on.

All the stuff happening at Gearbox has to be embarrassing for the studio and I could see a brain drain of their better developers with all the turmoil surrounding the company. If Randy is the person people are accusing him of being, he’s best off selling high (right now).
 

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So if any of he accusations of Randy Pitchford are true, what’s the thoughts of Microsoft stepping in and buying him out and putting someone else in charge of the studio. They are based in Texas...a region Klobrille mentioned to keep an eye on.

All the stuff happening at Gearbox has to be embarrassing for the studio and I could see a brain drain of their better developers with all the turmoil surrounding the company. If Randy is the person people are accusing him of being, he’s best off selling high (right now).
Mine as well buy now while it's still a full house.
 
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Crackdown 3.

I am sure it will. I thought that was the general consensus?

The game will at least survive thanks to GamePass. However, I have a gut feeling it won't be received well at all.
The way they're sending out with so little promotion and fanfare tells me Microsoft thinks the same thing. Hopefully it's solid, but it's out in a month and they still aren't talking about it.
 
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What would make sense for both sides would be to acquire Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal from Square.

Make them a good offer and grab a talented studio doing 1st party Tomb Raider or like games for Microsoft.
This has to happen one way or another, as long as the new owner isn't as shit as Square. I need more Deus Ex in my life!
 
Oct 27, 2017
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The way they're sending out with so little promotion and fanfare tells me Microsoft thinks the same thing. Hopefully it's solid, but it's out in a month and they still aren't talking about it.
I am sure Spencer wanted the best for this game. (Multiple delays to make it better) but sometimes, a project is what it is. Not all of them will work.

I am just waiting for all the toxic comments of people cursing MS for canceling ScaleBound and not games like Crackdown.
 
Dec 19, 2017
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I understand the difficulty of the game’s development. If MS decides to stick with Crackdown, I would definitely be excited to see what can be done on more powerful hardware but realistic goals.
 
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So if any of he accusations of Randy Pitchford are true, what’s the thoughts of Microsoft stepping in and buying him out and putting someone else in charge of the studio. They are based in Texas...a region Klobrille mentioned to keep an eye on.

All the stuff happening at Gearbox has to be embarrassing for the studio and I could see a brain drain of their better developers with all the turmoil surrounding the company. If Randy is the person people are accusing him of being, he’s best off selling high (right now).

Some of you are going way to far with the studio acquisition talk at this point.
 
Nov 2, 2017
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Jez said there’s a 0.00 chance Bungie and Microsoft get back together.

On another note, Staten has been kind of spinning in the wind at Microsoft relegated to projects like Recore. Hoberman and O’Donnell have their own small studios. What’s the chances of getting the band back together for a new IP. They were able to perform magic once.

When you look at where Destiny doesn’t stack up to the original Halo’s, it’s the cohesive world building, music and sandbox. Might be why the 800 employee behemoth can’t recapture the magic.

Microsoft had multiple studios work on Crackdown so the strategy wouldn’t be unheard of. Why it may work here is these guys worked together before.
 

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Jez said there’s a 0.00 chance Bungie and Microsoft get back together.

On another note, Staten has been kind of spinning in the wind at Microsoft relegated to projects like Recore. Hoberman and O’Donnell have their own small studios. What’s the chances of getting the band back together for a new IP. They were able to perform magic once.

When you look at where Destiny doesn’t stack up to the original Halo’s, it’s the cohesive world building, music and sandbox. Might be why the 800 employee behemoth can’t recapture the magic.

Microsoft had multiple studios work on Crackdown so the strategy wouldn’t be unheard of. Why it may work here is these guys worked together before.
0% chance. I don't think Staten andO'Donnell want to work with the guys that got them canned. Hell Marty sued Bungie and won, he probably wants to move on from them.
 
Nov 2, 2017
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0% chance. I don't think Staten andO'Donnell want to work with the guys that got them canned. Hell Marty sued Bungie and won, he probably wants to move on from them.
I didn’t communicate that properly. I didn’t mean get them back with Bungie. I meant group those 3 together without Bungie. If Certain Affinity keeps growing, maybe it’s something developed by them.
 
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I still see a MvC Infinite like situation with Crackdown3, both commercially and critically. Visuals and animations seem to be the aspects where the game is just dated, story will most likely get criticized for it's "cheesey" tone which is something that we can expect from a CD game. However gameplay still is the thing that can surprise people which was similar with how people felt about Recore's movement mechanics and overall feel.

Both SoD2 and SoT were able to get some better impressions thanks to post-launch updates. I do hope we get to see some continued support for both Wrecking Zone as the singleplayer campaign. Keys to the city-like dlc would be really welcome.
 
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