Jalis wrote: ↑November 10th, 2018, 11:12 pm
Some of you haven't really been paying attention to Microsoft Studios, E3 2018, etc. Go say all that to Undead Labs. The Coalition. Rare. Mojang. 343.
You may not agree, you might not like some of the games put out by these studios before or after, but the point is, Microsoft has made a concerted effort to support smaller, indie dev houses, and not gotten in their way.
And say what you will about Activision, Blizzard, etc.... but most can only hope to achieve that kind of success. If this move means inXile will be around to continue pushing its RPG IPs... we all win in some way or another, even if BT5 is unfortunately a clone in style/mechanics to BT4 (which many of us wouldn't want)... because without this move, I suspect we wouldn't see much more from that kind of thing in any format.
To each their own, it's hip to hate on M$, I get it.
Its not about hating on Microsoft. I only hope the best for this acquisition/merger/partnership.....what ever you want to call it. Inxile and Brian Fargo probably had to do what they did to stay afloat. Better that then the company going under or struggling to make ends meet. I want to view this as an exciting time for InXile and that they will continue to make the same type of games they always have. But I cant shake the feeling that we wont see any more DRM free games, ones that are not locked behind a console, or PC Microsoft store front.
I agree with one thing you have said for sure. That with out this move we may not have seen any games from inxile in the future. So, this will help with that for the time being. I wish them luck going forward and hope to see good things from them in the future.
Also, one thing I have gathered from a lot of the commentary is that a lot of the console players are super excited for this move and yet many have not played the previous Inxile games. So, their expectations for what types of games will come from the wasteland, Numenera, and Bards tale IP might be more like Skyrim RPGS is my guess. But maybe I will be surprised. I am leery of consolisation of games. I hope you are right and that "Microsoft has [genuinely] made a concerted effort to support smaller, indie dev houses, and not gotten in their way." If they do i will be very happy with this merger outcome.
PS I am not familiar with any of those studios you have mentioned or most Microsoft Studio games.....so that might tell you where my interests lie.
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