A new console doesn't solve anything and agreed, they didn't do well with the 360 because it was first. They need to make long term investments in studios and properly manage their existing IP. Scalebound gets cancelled but we're getting...Crackdown 3, a game with an even more troubled development history. Anyone else remember the power of the cloud? I don't either. Why are we getting a third Crackdown game at all? The first game was successful largely due to timing more than anything else and I would argue time hasn't treated its gameplay loop well. The second game was frankly not very good and yet we're getting a third one instead of a sequel to something like Sunset Overdrive or taking a chance on something new like Scalebound. SSO was a really solid game that just needed refinement and new writers, something a sequel could have addressed.ReeGee wrote: ↑Jan 9th, 2018 5:20 pmWaaaaay too early for new consoles but it won't surprise me if they do release in 2019 because there will be a market for them either way. That said if MS thinks simply releasing earlier is the answer to their problems then they're doomed. The 360 was successful and appealing for a variety of reasons I touched on before in this thread, not simply because it was out earlier.
I have an X, what I need is games. And it doesn't look like there is any easy answer for that coming. They are floating rumors like crazy to distract people but nothing seems to be on the horizon. I don't need a new Xbox in 2019, heck I don't want anymore new consoles before HDMI 2.1 is common. What I want from Microsoft is unique gaming experiences, something Sony and Nintendo figured out a long time ago. Innovation is why the 360 was successful. They introduced cool new features and they had interesting franchises. I haven't seen anything new or exciting from Microsoft in years.