Xbox Game Studios |OT6| I'M BACK (TO RISE)

Klobrille

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Oct 27, 2017
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Something interesting. I wonder if this is still being worked on. Likely just a pitch that wasn't invested in any further like Razor, but you never know.

Ninja Theory's 'The Beggar's Opera'

Thanks to a artists portfolio, a video of Ninja Theory's tech demo 'The Beggar's Opera' has leaked. It has been taken down from the original source but we have uploaded it for you all to see.
Sadly no sound.


This demo leaked around the same time the Hellblade demo was first released to the public.





Stephen Stanyon is the Game Director on an unannounced game since July 2015. Could be this. Or obviously something completely different.



 

JINX

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Oct 25, 2017
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It takes a very small amount of knowledge about console hardware or none at all if you make a simple comparison, to realise that Pachter's comments are completely nonsensical.

EDIT: It's nice to see them working with Dontnod, they're a really talent team. I wonder if they are making episodic content for Game Pass or something like Vampyr? If it's a launch title (2020) then it's probably something like Vampyr.
 
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JINX

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Oct 25, 2017
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I feel like I've missed something. XGS Publishing working with Dontnod?
From Maxime on the previous page:
Hello,

So, this is one day close to be an one year old thing, but did anything new came from this bit of interview in August '18 between Aaron Greenberg and Jeuxvideo.com (FR) regarding Microsoft and DONTNOD working on something?

We are collaborating with many major studios and we are much more focused on teams than on their location. And it's a very profitable for us, we have Rare in the UK, Mojang in Sweden, we are working on things with DONTNOD in France, Playground in the UK, we have a lot of partners in Europe with whom we have been working with for years. I think the addition of these new studios is a very clear message from us. We are delighted, for example, with the arrival of Ninja Theory teams and we are looking forward to investing more and more in Europe.
I don't think it was ever picked up anywhere else but I'm curious. Apparently DONTNOD still have one unveiled project form 2020 (alongside their new one with Focus) and one or two after 2020.
 

christocolus

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Oct 27, 2017
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Something interesting. I wonder if this is still being worked on. Likely just a pitch that wasn't invested in any further like Razor, but you never know.

Ninja Theory's 'The Beggar's Opera'



Sadly no sound.


This demo leaked around the same time the Hellblade demo was first released to the public.





Stephen Stanyon is the Game Director on an unannounced game since July 2015. Could be this. Or obviously something completely different.



Nice. NT devs are some of the most talented in the industry. Good get for Xbox. They've been gradually building up a powerhouse Xbox 1st party team with the addition of amazing studios and top industry talent and I can see them continuing this at X019 with the the acquisition of 2 or more devs. From Aarons X019 hype announcement at gamescom this could be the biggest one yet.
 

Dierce

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Oct 27, 2017
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Dontnod is awesome. If they get acquired I hope that they also get fastracked to making a Remember Me sequel. That game had so much potential and it's one of the few games that I played twice. (Hope they own the rights to it but I sort of doubt it, but MS could just buy it from Capcom)
 
Jun 4, 2019
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Nice. NT devs are some of the most talented in the industry. Good get for Xbox. They've been gradually building up a powerhouse Xbox 1st party team with the addition of amazing studios and top industry talent and I can see them continuing this at X019 with the the acquisition of 2 or more devs. From Aarons X019 hype announcement at gamescom this could be the biggest one yet.
I like what I'm seeing here. NT has lots of potential, could turn out to be a real promising studio who will provide both MP and SP experiences, nice!
 

roly82

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Apr 2, 2019
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Dontnod would be huge and my favourite option with Remedy as well. Those guys are really talented and the best fit for Gamepass.
 

knightmawk

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Dec 12, 2018
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Dotnod and Asobo are really great devs. I'm guessing the next batch of dev acquisitions will go like this - Japan, Europe then US. They may likely start expanding their dev presence in other regions outside of US and UK.
I agree, I've been saying this for a minute. I expect the acquisitions to happen in waves after this main one in the regions Xbox is already strong. There may be some more room to expand in the UK, but mostly I think Xbox is set for UK and North American studios.

Two or three more studios in Asia, Central Europe, Northern Europe and maybe South / Central America each and I think Xbox would be set for ages in terms of regular, super varied games for the Xbox platform.
 

Noble

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Oct 27, 2017
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Just guessing, but maybe Microsoft is working with Dontnod for a Scarlett launch game (or within a year from its launch) to see how things go and maybe consider a future acquisition.
 

PianoBlack

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May 24, 2018
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Changing camps this gen doesn't just mean leaving behind exclusive franchises, it means leaving behind a whole library built up over possibly two generations.
That's never mattered much though. The original PS3 meant people could keep their entire PS1 and PS2 libraries and the 360 didn't have any BC at all. Didn't matter because the 360 was a better value with better games.

No one brought their Wii library to the Wii U.

Noone cared that the PS4 didn't have any back compat at all.

The mass market consumer buys new consoles to play the new consoles' games. If Scarlett is a good value and has great games, it will do fine.
 

craven68

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Jun 20, 2018
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Last year at E3, Microsoft was already talking about dontnod like they were in a good relationship. They talked about them about the same level of playground. They must have one or two project together ( or something else).