Xbox boss teases E3 2014 plans, Japanese games
posted on 05.05.14 at 09:17 AM EST by (@salromano)
"May should be a good month for news," Spencer teases.

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Xbox boss Phil Spencer took to Twitter last night to tease Microsoft’s plans for its E3 press conference next month.

“I feel like what we will show this year is stuff we are committed to, from top studios, for this year and future,” Spencer said.

You won’t have to wait until E3 for everything, though. According to Spencer, “you’ll get a couple things before” the show. He promises May will be a “good month for news,” and that plans took a month to be finalized.

Microsoft’s E3 announcements will consist of “both new IP and new sequels,” Spencer said. The company will also announce some of the new studios it’s working with.

But the main focus is the ‘hardcore gamer,’ Spencer added.

We’ll likely see some Japanese Xbox One games at the show, as well. When asked, Spencer teased “you won’t have to wait until TGS” to see them.

And what about 343 Industries? “I have strict orders from [343 boss Bonnie Ross] that I can’t talk about anything related to a 343i IP,” Spencer said. It’s rumored the company is working on a Halo 2 remake, alongside the new Halo announced at last year’s E3.

  • AlphaSixNine

    Interested in the Japanese games. Let’s see if what they announce makes me buy an XBox One.

  • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

    Tentacles: Enter the Mind will be the GOTY 2015!

  • LordKaiser

    Lost Odyssey 2

    • kenshee

      As much as I’d like to avoid getting an xbox one on top of a ps4… This would be good news in every way except for my wallet.

  • DarthNemesis

    They say the same thing every year.Those japanese games will be multi or nothing significant and working with companies could mean anything general including multi plat games and indie.I expect more hyper bowl as usual,DLC,Kinect and TV.Nothing but more PR talk.

    • Dark_N11

      thuway said a JRPG is in development for X1
      99% of the rumor points it to being Mistwalker

      so yeah i won’t be so sure if it’s “nothing significant”

      • Budgiecat

        Sakaguchi has been awful quiet past two years.

        And he wasnt exactly pleased with his experience with Microsoft…

  • Wolf Star

    Ok that’s cool but for how long they will make Japanese games for?? Will it be multiplat or exclusive for X1? Will they STOP making Japanese games again for x1?? I’m not making that same mistake as last gen. Whatever it is good luck with them. I’m sticking with the Ps4 this gen and maybe Wii U.

    • Dark_N11

      They will continue to fund Japanese games if people keep buying them .. if not then you can’t blame them for trying.

      • Wolf Star

        It’s cool they are trying and all but are they doing the right thing?? I mean we all know how the sales will end up in the end if it’s X1 exclusive and plus X1 is $499, I’m not rich. Whatever they will do at E3.. Good luck. If the game looks amazing, that’s great. It depends what people want I guess.

  • Ta23 Ta28

    Why do I have a feeling MS will show a bunch of exclusives while Sony will spend the time focusing on AAA multiplats(ESPECIALLY Ubisoft) and indies just to showcase “MUH 3RD PARTY RELATION”?

    • Dark_N11

      You better be ready for 30 minutes demos for AC and Destiny :P

      • Ta23 Ta28

        Ugh, that’s exactly what I meant.

        “Guys, guys. Look how close we are to 3rd parties by showing all these multiplats with exclusive contents. Exclusive titles and 1st party games come later, gotta show that unprecedented partnership, y’know.”

        The only multiplat with exclusive contents that I care is Vesperia PS3. It would take a miracle to have Adam Boyes come up to the stage and announce Vesperia PS3 localization.

    • Zackasaur

      That would be a big change of pace. Sony always have stronger exclusive showings, since they have access to more and better exclusives.

      But I’m sure we’ll see indies and third parties at both. CoD for Xbox, Destiny for PlayStation, etc.

  • Bob Obb

    Please no moneyhatting Japanese devs… I’d like for this gen to be the one I can completely avoid the Xbox

    • Dark_N11

      I don’t think they will moneyhat any Japanese dev
      but they will fund some Japanese games (like Lost Odyssey)

      • Pyrofrost

        I was about to say, they won’t be moneyhatting devs but they will likely moneyhat games :p (just like Sony and Nintendo).

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          More like Nintendo, lol. Sony doesn’t throw around that much money to keep their games. They’ve lost a few franchises this way actually and are now multiplatform or have shifted to a new console altogether.

          Sony is rather stingy with their money or simply don’t care enough to put forth the effort into getting their hands on the games, lol.

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    I really hope that PlatinumGames rumor ended up being Bayonetta 3 for Xbox One, that would be funny on a whole different level.

    • Ta23 Ta28

      That’s actually pretty in-place.

      Bayonetta fanbase are on 360 mostly, because the best version of the game was there.

      • Budgiecat

        It was a dumb idea to make it originally for the 360 in the first place, let alone make a half assed port to PS3….

        • Ta23 Ta28

          Not dumb at all, since 360 was much easier to develop than PS3, and as Kamiya said on twitter, 360 was more popular at the time.

          • 罪罰

            It wasn’t that it was popular, it was easier and faster to get things running.

          • Budgiecat

            popular for who though thats the key

            • Ta23 Ta28

              Action game fans, I think. Ninja Gaiden 2 and ONE MIRRION TWOOPS were already there and all.

              • Budgiecat

                NG2 was original Xbox and what the hell did you type?

        • 罪罰

          They made the game on 360 because it was cheaper and they were a small team at the beginning. SEGA made the port as part of the publishing deal.

          • Budgiecat

            yeah well…they didn’t get any Microsoft funding thats for sure..

            • 罪罰

              no, they wanted to make a game with no complications.

  • badmoogle

    This sounds like “Oh shit they have Project Beast quick lets make a PR statement that we also have Japanese games!!!”

  • Budgiecat

    New Halo?

    wow what a surprise….

  • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

    No matter what Japanese games they get the PS4 will likely garner ten times what Microsoft can offer up. Microsoft really need a traditional Dragon Quest game to have any chance in Japan.

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Things aren’t really moving quickly for PS4 games in Japan atm, if MS can sway attention away before TGS they could have a shot

      • Budgiecat

        this is 2005/2006 all over again lol

        • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

          I know right

        • Wolf Star

          Agreed.

      • 罪罰

        Project Beast nugga, that’s all.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Any JP games of interest will be shown at TGS in September. I honestly doubt there will be anything mindblowing at E3 when it comes to JP software.

        • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

          Probably but knowing how MS likes to compete I wouldn’t be surprised if they revealed them at E3, Japanese press will be there.

          Pretty sure 4GAMER, Famitsu and Dengeki will

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Honestly, when it comes to MS and Japan, MS can’t compete with Sony and Nintendo at all, so it really doesn’t matter what’s revealed :/

            • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

              True but it’s a new gen, they haven’t launched yet

              Not a fan but I’ll see what they have

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                True, but it doesn’t matter, lol. I seriously doubt Japan will feel differently about MS this time and they won’t even be able to hold a torch to the flame that burns brightly with Sony and Nintendo. It will pale in comparison just as it did the time before and the time before that as well.

                • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

                  Ya probably unless MS takes a different approach this time but I don’t know Spencer’s strategy

    • badmoogle

      There is no way in hell SE would make a DQ exclusively for XB1 (no matter the amount of moneyhat) and risk their biggest flop in their history and there’s no way in hell MS would pay that huge amount of money (in order to keep the game exclusive).

      • Budgiecat

        Still trying to figure out why the hell did Hudson make a Far East of Eden game on 360?

        • badmoogle

          What do you mean by that??The difference in scale and risk between an exclusive DQ game for XB1 and FEOE is huge…

          • Budgiecat

            Wasn’t talking about DQ; I know that’d be a dumb move, but FEOE is dumb as well because people aren’t going to run out and buy a 360 for it…

      • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

        Did I say they would? Of course not.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    I’d like to see what Japanese games they’re getting, will weigh on my getting an Xbox One or not

    To think it would come to this but in the end it’s gaming

  • Samsara09

    no,no,no,no…you guys won’t be tricking me again.Any japanese game that goes to XBOX one will probably be also released on PS4…and if it isn’t,will later be remade(with extra content) to PS4.

    • Wolf Star

      Thank you!! Someone that understands me!! :D

      • Samsara09

        I learned with tales of vesperia,best teacher there ever is.

        • Wolf Star

          Same here bro!! :) people still are bitching over Vesperia as of now, thanks to 360 fiasco. Even if the game is great at E3 it doesn’t matter. I’m still not getting an X1 for 1 game plus on top of that $499 I’m not rich.

          • Samsara09

            this is also why I am afraid of buying a vita for hearts R.What if Namco baits us into buying it,then jump off the boat,with our money?They didn’t give us any guarantee about innocence R or the next remake,probably tempest R.

            • Wolf Star

              I have a vita but I’m waiting on how will it play out. Still I’m happy that we are getting hearts R.

              • Samsara09

                yeah,but the thing is,in order to understand Tempest R,we need both Innocence R and Hearts R.

                They could pull the following scenario with us:”Either we localize Innocence R,and if it sells bad we forsake Tempest R….or we focus on tempest R,and depending on time constraints,we forsake Innocence R”.

                That is why I am rather eager for namco to confirm innocence R’s localization…or the opposite.This charade is too dangerous.

                • Wolf Star

                  I don’t know what’s going to happen but we will see.

                  • Samsara09

                    yeah.

                    • Wolf Star

                      http://static.gamespot.com/uploads/original/104/1042265/2447911-f.gif
                      I can’t believe this happened last year xD this E3 will be amazing. X1 and Japanese games… Oh boy idk how’s it going to be played out.. We will see.

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      Humans are without a doubt the most fascinating breed of organisms on this planet….smh

                    • MyBodyIsReady

                      Amazing how excited people are to play Knack

                    • Samsara09

                      by manipulating people’s desires,you can reduce them to pets playing into your hands,at your beck and call.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      That gave me a laugh before XD

    • Budgiecat

      they Deadly Premonition’d me last gen…

      • Samsara09

        lol.Well,lately,I am afraid that the vita could be pulling that trick on us,with #jrpgvita.What if we buy a vita and they stop the campaign,soon after?In serious rpgs,we would only have persona 4 golden and hearts R.Risky.

        • Budgiecat

          Well Sony did recently say they’ll be gauging their future focus on JRPG’s with the sales outcome of Over My Dead Body (which is just a weird choice to make that decision imo)

          • Samsara09

            When tales of graces F’s localization was annouced,I was afraid it wasn’t gonna sell.it did.
            but that was for PS3…what about vita.It is rather hard to trust people that not only I don’t know,but I can’t even look in the eye.

  • CeroSuerte

    I hope he gets to keep his job after this one..

  • Six

    Gimme that Platinum exclusive. Oh, and something from Itagaki too.

    • Pyrofrost

      Vanquish 2 and MadWorld 2 exclusive to the mother fucking bone.

      Seriously, if you haven’t played Vanquish and MadWorld, get them now, they are the shit

      • 罪罰

        NO, FUCK THAT.

        • Pyrofrost

          huh? do you not like those games?

          • 罪罰

            EXCLUSIVE TO BONE.
            NO.

            • Pyrofrost

              Oh that, teehee :p

              • 罪罰

                Vanquish is da best.

        • rurifan

          Does anybody know if there’s a way to block/hide all posts from a specific user in Disqus?

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Unfortunately, Disqus does not have such a feature… Oddly enough >.>

      • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

        They weren’t even big hits. Those being exclusive won’t move consoles.

        • 罪罰

          would move my kokoro

    • DarthBrian

      Itagaki is currently doing Devil’s Third which we still haven’t seen much of but it’s supposed to be a 360/PS3 game. Perhaps the reason it’s been delayed so long, other than the THQ sale, is because they’re porting it to Xbone/PS4? Or is it possible Microsoft is moneyhatting it as a Xbox exclusive? Itagaki is a fan of Microsoft hardware so I guess it’s possible. Depends on who his publisher is I suppose. Might be Microsoft at this point. :p

      • Six

        A tweet from an IGN… person claims that Microsoft has denied picking up Devil’s Third. If that ends up being true, I still think MS should work with him on an exclusive in the future.

        Ninja Gaiden II did a million on 360 in the span of a month, and I’m sure it would be cheaper to work with Valhalla than it would be to court some JRPG dev.

        • DarthBrian

          Well, it can’t be a Ninja Gaiden game. That IP is owned by Tecmo. So Valhalla could only do Ninja Gaiden game if they’re hired by Tecmo to do it. And given the way Itagaki left, I doubt that’d happen.

          • Six

            It would have to be something original, and it most likely wouldn’t be a Ninja Gaiden clone. He gave Kamiya shit for making Bayonetta, asking why he left Capcom just to make the same game he made while working there.

            • Budgiecat

              typical dick attitude of his…

            • 罪罰

              Why did he left Tecmo to make a shitty Ninja Gaiden rip off? OOHHHHHHHHHHHH

              • Budgiecat

                I don’t remember why he left tecmo, but I do know the majority of the reasons people leave Capcom is because of shitty upper management…

                • 罪罰

                  because his ego got far up his ass and expected birions of yens in his bank account. He didn’t get them and he leaved and wasted his life savings in bars while apparently making a game.

              • Six

                Devil’s Third is a third-person shooter.

                • Budgiecat

                  I was under the impression its a hybrid?

                • 罪罰

                  looked like NG to me, with guns.

    • 罪罰

      NEVER.

    • Solomon_Kano

      I wonder who’d be working on that alleged Platinum title. It’s been rumored since before Kamiya finished TW101, hasn’t it? Or did the rumors ever mention if he was involved or not?

      • Six

        Well, according to the big rumor its codename is Project Nagano, and that’s where Kamiya was born.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Oh? Interesting. Well, even if it ends up not being Kamiya, there are other Platinum staff who aren’t accounted for, so there’s certainly something beyond Bayo 2 in the works over there. Saito’s been out of sight since Rising dropped, for instance.

          • Anime10121

            Because hes been working on Rising 2… hopefully :)

            • Solomon_Kano

              That’d be great. I’d be just as happy with a new IP though.

              • Anime10121

                True, I love Platinum new IP (well still technically gotta buy W101, but dat demo still has me scared even at 20 bucks), but I want a sequel to Rising SO bad! Konami even hinted at it with those surveys and the like :P

                As I said in an earlier comment about the (astronomically fun) ripoff that is Metal Gear Solid V:GZ… I’m a part of the problem why Konami shits out so many Metal Gears… I cant stop myself from wanting MOAR :V

                • Solomon_Kano

                  I’d have bought TW101 off the bat if I had a Wii U, but fuck buying games for systems I don’t own (yet).

                  I’ve no doubt we’ll see a Rising sequel sooner or later. Sold like crazy and was damn good, so it’s only a matter of time.

                  • Anime10121

                    I initially wanted it, but after playing the demo, it felt like Pikmin with action… I know people said the full game is MUCH better, and I find it astounding that they used such a poor example to demo the game, but it REALLY hampered my want of the full game itself :(

                    On Rising, just… GIMME MOAR :V

  • DarthBrian

    One month till E3! woot!

    I am guessing the Japanese games will NOT be anything to do with Idolmaster. :p

    • Samsara09

      E3 is trash dump.i will watch it only for final fantasy XV and kingdom hearts 3 and only until they are released,even if I only get them when I begin to use walking sticks :D

  • SuperLuigi

    Trying to think of what the Japanese games could be. I would imagine resident evil 7, something crazy like mh, or mega man? Maybe platinum games with a new ip? Or there is always mistwalker with a new ip or lost oddysey 2! Or…maybe tekken

    • Pyrofrost

      I would ROFL so hard if it was MegaMan Legends 3 xD

      • Samsara09

        could that even be possible?Isn’t mega man “dead” now that it’s creator supposedly left Capcom,vulgarly known as Crapcom?

        • Pyrofrost

          As long as Capcom still has ownership of that property, anything is possible.

          • Samsara09

            yeah…that they still do.Guess they have a neuron left yet.

            • desponent

              They do? Are you sure?

              • Samsara09

                I thought they did?Or did that guy take it with him?
                Oh,well,as I see it,Capcom is pratically done.

      • SuperLuigi

        Lol! The creator did say he is still up for it. If Microsoft funded it and capcom gave the green light omg that would be insane!

        • Samsara09

          capcom would rather abuse us with dlcs and “updated” remakes and ports,lol…they are a bunch of lazy scum in this regard.

      • 罪罰

        Don’t even go there, nugga.

      • Anime10121

        I’d buy an Xbox One today :/

        …Nah, no I wouldnt, I made that mistake with the 3DS (buying it before it actually released), I’d have to see dat shit on shelves before buying :P

  • Mikail

    Spencer is like trying to say :” Hey JRPG PS fans and Nintendo fans we will make game like the games on your home consoles, but with the support of teh cloooud and secret sauce

  • Invisbin

    Onimusha on Xbox One! I feel Xbox one will surprise me this year.

    • HighBrowDrifter

      Don’t you even dare! Onimusha on Xbox One?! *gets the katana*

      • Invisbin

        OI!

    • Solomon_Kano

      Well, that’d sell me one.

  • shogunknight

    Ninja gaiden, Dead or Alive, RPG from mistwalker, we wait and see

    • Six

      Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive won’t be Xbox exclusive again. The new head at Team Ninja has a hard on for Sony.

      • shogunknight

        Meh, dont think so. It also doesnt change the fact that if MS approaches with a satisfactory contract they wouldnt agree. Who would have thought bungie would use PS as their marketing platform for Destiny

  • miyamoto

    “But the main focus is the ‘hardcore gamer,’ Spencer said.”

    So that’s why! They were more focused on something else before this.

  • desponent

    Those poor Japanese devs. :(

  • new_tradition

    I hope he can back it up. Keep that competition between brands going. To Microsoft’s credits, they were latecomers to console gaming, but they’re holding their own.

    But after the Xbone’s initial unveil, they gotta make up for that with some more killer games. Shock and awe, man! :O

  • HighBrowDrifter

    I am curious to know which Japanese game(s) Xbone will receive….mmhhh? Cho Aniki? Yeah, that is going to sell like hotcakes!

  • Blaz

    I really want to see MS trying to pander persons like me and fail, it’ll be so cringe worthy.

    • rurifan

      Wouldn’t you rather they pander to people like you and succeed? Giving you what you want?

      • Blaz

        no, because i don’t want to buy one.

        • rurifan

          Why, if they’re pandering to you giving you what you want?

          • Blaz

            Because i don’t like the brand.
            If it was Nintendo or Sony i would buy but not from Microsoft.

  • Aaron Lee

    The main focus is the ‘hardcore gamer’, says Spencer.

    Because this has to be stated, as if it isn’t something that ought to be self-evident when it comes to E3. Very important this. Don’t want people to think we’re going to go off on a tangent about TV, water coolers, Kinect again, and bringing Usher on stage, do we?

    Ball is in your court, Microsoft. Let’s see what you’ve got, and best of luck to your endeavours. You’ll likely need it.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    I sure as heck know that its not going to be anything related to the Tales series cause Hideo Baba said that NEXT Gen. Tales titles will remain PS Exclusive due to the fact they sell better on PS than other competitors.

    Sometimes I can’t blame companies for making a certain series console exclusive when it just happens to sell better on that particular console. just Saying.

  • Nightcore34

    He says at the top “committed to” so does that mean they’ll stick at it, cause it’s my understanding that the xbox360 had a few Japanese games then just faded out.

    • Pyrofrost

      Keep in mind, he isn’t specifically referring to Japanese games when he said that. In other words, don’t have your hopes up.

      • Nightcore34

        Well it’s not like I was really expecting much, I don’t know much Japanese games apart from the normal stuff like tales, idolmaster etc.

  • Reda1234

    I hope Japanese devs have learned from their mistakes from the previous gen (ie. Lost Odyssey and Tales of Vesperia). I don’t mind japanese games being multiplatform but please do not make them exclusive for X1. I’d like to skip on Xbox this gen.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Interesante. Let’s see if you can’t sell me a One this year, MS.

    I’m looking forward to what they deliver. If nothing else, I’m confident it’ll at least be better than last year’s showing. They can’t do that shit twice in a row.

    • rurifan

      I’m hoping reality has kicked in and they are selling a kinect-less model for $300 by the time there’s a couple exclusive games I want to play.

      Cost is no barrier here but I’d hate to pay a premium to fund their non-gaming livingroom invasion aspirations.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Understandable. I’m not so fussed on the price as I am about feeling like I’m getting my money’s worth for that price, whatever it may be. I don’t care about Kinect, so I see no reason to pony up for it to never bother with it. Should they get an attractive group of exclusives, I could be drawn to bite the bullet though.

  • Akari Akaza

    Holy macaroni! please I don’t want to buy a Xbox one. PS and WII U suppose to be home of the JRPG’s/Anime. IF they make a IdolM@ster Kinect my wallet is in trouble a offer I can’t refuse.

  • Arcana Gear

    uhmmm which companies would agree with making an exclusive game for xbox? Platinum games…. I could see it. Capcom….. maybe
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    We announce that Devil May Cry and DmC: Devil May Cry will be separate series, with DMC 5…. exclusive for xbox and DmC 2 for Sony and Xbox >:)

    • Solomon_Kano

      > Capcom

      > maybe

      > Dead Rising 3

      Wouldn’t exactly be a shock.

      • Arcana Gear

        yeah its a really probable maybe, like 60% i guess?
        EDIT: I mean Capcom its one of the more probable big Japanese companies to make an exclusive nowadays.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Yea, I get that. I’m saying there’s already precedent for them teaming with MS this gen thanks to DR3. As to the chances of it happening again (so soon, anyhow), who could say.

    • Quiet Gear Soild

      Call it Devil May Cry(Capcom) and Devil Never Cry (Ninja Theory version)

    • Akari Akaza

      IF is this game my wallet is in trouble, a offer I can’t refuse.

      http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/0/2579/1717960-o0766108210866348177.jpg

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        I wouldn’t worry anyway, honestly. They’ve been shifting their focus to Sony at this point for the iDOLM@STER series anyway, so even if XBOX One does get a game, you can expect it to be ported to PS4 soon after, I imagine.

        • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

          Don’t expect for Bamco to release the thing on Xbone.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Oh, I wouldn’t expect it at this point at all, honestly. They’ve seen they have a bigger userbase on the PS3 (mainly because the PS3 sells more than 360 in Japan, lol), so I imagine they will follow that principle and release on PS4 instead of XBOX One since PS4 will perform better. I expect we’ll hear something about a Vita iDOLM@STER before long, but other than that… You can probably expect some kind of mobile game and a PS4 title down the line.

    • Blaz

      Capcom needs money, i wouldn’t count on exclusives from them.

  • Elvick

    I don’t care what they show personally. I know that the support will dry up, and by the time Nextbox comes they’ll drop the Xbone like they did the OG and 360.

    It’s all about the investment for me, and Xbox hasn’t been a good one for me with 360. Sure there are games (exclusives) I enjoy on it, but not enough that I still use it. And I really don’t like the system. And I don’t think I’ve even bought a 360 game in the last 2 years, if not more. :

    Literally the only thing I’d buy one for is a full 3D FFVI remake as an exclusive, which isn’t going to happen. (and even in the off chance it was made, it’d be on PS4 too most likely)

    To each their own, but I don’t feel like wasting money on a system that will lose support eventually for games I enjoy. And multiplats aren’t better on Xbox this time around, so it doesn’t have that going for it like 360 did over PS3. So even less for me to care about. And my love of Halo is no more. I didn’t have a desire to play 4. I thought Reach was perfect, and I’m good with ending the series for me there.

    I know PlayStation will get JRPGs in 5 years. I don’t know that of Xbone, and if history shows, it won’t.
    /opinion

    • DeadnBuried

      Absolutely agreed. I’ve been saying the same for a few years now; Microsoft literally abandoned their hardcore audience in 2010 when Kinect launched and the 360 had maybe two exclusive games a year each year after that. Then you factor in how they released games like Tales of Vesperia, Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey early on to lure in the PS2 crowd, only to then never really bring another exclusive JRPG again, and it’s just not worth it. They use cheap bait and switch strategies to take you in early, only to abandon you for the next big fad.

      Sony, on the other hand, have always consistently supported their hardcore audience. Always. I bought a PS4 on day one PURELY because I knew without any doubt, that it would have a good six years of solid support, consistently getting the games that interest me.

      I can’t shake the feeling that Microsoft have secured a big Platinum Games action game, and perhaps a Sakaguchi-Mistwalker RPG for the Xbox One. I’ll be sad to miss both, but I’m not going to be fooled into buying an Xbox One for them. If in four years, the system is STILL getting such major games, and has an impressive backlog, I’ll happily grab one, but there’s no way I’m falling for an early bait and switch attempt like “COME GET THESE JAPANESE GAMES!”

    • badmoogle

      Yeah MS’s long term commitment to games targeted for core gamers is one of the biggest fears that even diehard Xbox fans have.Especially since MS has made it more obvious than ever that Kinect is a very important part of XB1’s future.

      On the other hand Sony has proved they support their consoles with high quality exclusive games for a much longer period of time than either MS or Nintendo.
      And of course they have much better relations with small/mid-tier 3rd party Japanese publishers than MS something that is very important for quite a lot of people.

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    Don’t tease me Spencer, I need to see these japanese games and I need to see if 343i seriously has what it takes. These are my potential selling points, for now I’m “cautiously optimistic”.

  • artemisthemp

    I feel like what we will show this year is stuff we are committed to.

    So basically putting more service behind Xbox Live Gold?

  • rainelee

    Ya know, it will be pretty interesting to see how MS and the One fare at this year’s E3. They’re falling behind and they need some good titles or incentives to make anyone who isn’t sure on the One. Plus, I really like to know what these Japanese games are.

  • AdamBoy64

    Looking forward to seeing what Microsoft announce.
    I haven’t seen much yet that interests me in the PS4, so it’ll be an interesting E3.

  • Pyrofrost

    Dude, don’t start, seriously. I’ve flagged your post.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    ^ implying Japan gives a rat’s ass about E3

    lolololol

  • Six

    Gotta love them upvotes though. lol xbox am i rite?

  • Samsara09

    ahhh,the flames….gotta frost the pyre.

  • Pyrofrost

    Pretty much -_-;

    It only takes one or two posts like that to turn the thread into a fecal matter chucking contest. Then Zero has to lock the thread, and that’s no fun for anyone.

  • Budgiecat

    I dont think that has anything to do with what he posted…

  • Samsara09

    yeah,most companies are starting to make annoucements outside E3,parallel to the event…or just do outside it,randomly.
    the event is clearly losing relevance,not just to our Japanese pals,but also to us.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Of course it does. He said that the JP games announced at E3 won’t prevent the XBOX One from flopping in Japan. Any JP games announced at E3, Japan won’t care about anyway.

    A. They have TGS
    B. They didn’t care about XBOX 360 (unless it was for iDOLM@STER, shmups, or VNs)

  • Budgiecat

    What I’m saying is….he woulda said the same thing had this topic not even been about E3 because his post did not even have “E3″ in it. He was speaking in generalities…

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Well, we’re in the E3 article, so I’m assuming he was talking about the contents of the article itself.

  • Budgiecat

    nah…that kinda statement, the way it’s worded, is a direct blunt declaration of his opinion on XBox 1’s future in Japan. It’s pretty direct.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Eh… He’s not lying though, honestly. MS has never done well in Japan and I don’t expect that to change with the XBOX One. Sony and Nintendo will remain the powerhouses for Japan while MS will be treated like the typical gaijin failure it has always been.

  • Budgiecat

    Yeah its not exactly saying what we don’t already think lol

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    You’d be surprised! I have heard a few people going around saying the XBOX One will be a success in Japan, haha. I’m really not sure why they think this though @w@

  • Budgiecat

    people say crazy things…

  • bloodiOS

    XBO will be the best selling console in Japan of all times!

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I removed it.