1. delete12345

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    Article's original title: The Xbox One has a serious exclusive games problem

    I could not find any threads being mentioned in the News & Featured Content section on GBATemp. Given that this article came out today, it's fairly recent.

    The most important section of the entire article:

    So, it looks like the rumor mill is going about how Microsoft may tap into their reserves and buy Electronic Arts. This will dramatically change the video game industry, and perhaps even put EA titles onto Xbox Game Pass through its exclusivity subscription options and such.

    We'll see how it goes.


    Source: https://www.polygon.com/2018/1/29/16930892/xbox-one-exclusive-games-analysis-microsoft

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    Hey, maybe EA will actually make good games this time.
     
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    I prefer Microsoft shutting down EA for good.
     
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    I would love it if EA games come to game pass on day 1 as well. This way anthem, battlefield and the sports games can be played with the subscription
     
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    Hmm, that'd be a real shame :creep:
     
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    But I loved imagining this to happen:

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    I can't put that much faith in to MS. If they do acquire EA? Maybe they'll turn things around.. or maybe they'll force their UWP crutch? Who knows?
     
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    Maybe Microsoft can make Madden great again!
     
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    Me needing to pee after chugging coffee and water while listening to DragonForce is more urgent than this. Meh, they'll still be EA, I'd be more fooled if the acquisition happens and they get a rebranding to the point of a name change. The idea of getting more exclusive titles with this acquisition, I get that, but ugh, EA.
     
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    So if that is true, would that mean that EA access and game pass would be one?
     
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    That... actually is a good idea. They can shut down EA and auction off the IP of all the dead games or rehire the old developers.
     
  12. Memoir

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    Only if they sell Rare to Nintendo.
     
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    Rare now isn't the good Rare we once had. Just sell the IPs back to Nintendo, the company is a mere shadow, and all the original devs have moved on.
     
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    ...because of Microsoft...
     
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    Well Rare made star fox adventures before getting bought by Microsoft, I think it is just rare not liking to make sequels for some reason.
     
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    Starfox Adventures wasn't even that bad...? They were trying something new. When Microsoft bought out Rare, they cancelled Conkers Bad Fur Day 2... They killed ANY hopes of us seeing a true sequel to a lot of our treasured games. Microsoft sat on a potential goldmine and did nothing beneficial with it.
     
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    huh, I didn't know conker bad fur day 2 was a thing. you are right though. they are sitting on a mine and they are not doing anything with it. Hopefully that changes if the perfect dark rumors are true
     
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    So why or how would selling Rare be good or make it better? All the devs left and the only good thing to get would be their IPs, nothing else.

    False, Nintendo owns the entirety of the Star Fox Adventures IP. Why do you think Krystal was in Super Smash Bros. The only IPs MS owns are Jet Force Gemini, Kameo, Perfect Dark, Killer Instinct and a Conker's Bad Fur Day. SFA is owned by Nintendo in its entirety. At least try to cite a source on that.

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    Get the band back together so to speak. Plus the name sounds better with the IPs.

    Should definitely be a package deal. Not to mention a lot of the devs that "left" either retired/left development all together or pursued different career paths. To hand a single IP to the highest bidder wouldn't necessarily go over well.
     
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    I do not want to defend or attack Microsoft for rare because I feel there are different sides of the story in this case. All I know is that I hope they do the killer instinct route of offshoring their games to second party developers. I could care less if rare develops another banjo kazooie if someone else who is a good developer does it.
     
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