Phil admits failing: Struggles that Microsoft faced with their first party output with the Xbox One

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It's nothing anyone with commonsense didn't know. You'd have to be delusional or a fanboy to not see the dire issue going all the way back to the later years of the 360. 360:Forza, Halo, Gears, Fable + kinect titles. Xbox One: Forza, Halo, Gears with no Fable or kinect.

https://wccftech.com/spencer-xbox-has-to-mean-quality-games-weve-got-work-to-do-there/
Spencer frankly admitted the struggles that Microsoft head with their first party output in recent years and vowed to do better through a variety of improvements
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And I think the power of content, I see it every day, the things that people come to Xbox…very few people turn on their Xbox to stare at the dashboard. People turn on their Xbox to go play games, and I think us having a strong first party Xbox means when I think about Xbox, I’m going to think about quality games. We have work to do there. We haven’t done our best work over the last few years with our first party output.
More like a majority of this generation.

We made a conscious effort to invest in our first party. I think some of that is standing on stage and announcing the acquisition studios, some it’s the hiring that we’re doing at the studios that we already have. Some of it is ensuring that we have the right amount of time and we’re able to focus...
Finally. You only talked for years and years about games with nothing to show for it. E for effort. Have a chocolate chip cookie. It's stale and doesn't contain real chocolate.

...Some of that is just, you know, the autonomy that I have in running the games organization now under Satya that allows us to look at game development for what it is. It is this weird mix of technology and art as well. And it’s not always easy to schedule those things and ensure we have the time to get things right. And that hasn’t always been true in the organization, but I feel good about that.
Nice. No more excuses from you or these fans. Sink or swim.

I know our fans want to see us do better and the teams are completely aligned behind that desire.
That's a lie, Phil. They were perfectly happy before you announced buying studios. They were happy to see you guys make money off a piss poor effort. They made excuses and pretended average or poor games were of great quality and the media just wanted to bash them. All that defending while not buying the game at all(poor sales) or buying $1 gamepass to play these so called quality titles.The proof is in the pudding. You can see it all over this forum and anywhere else that discuss Xbox One.

DON'T GET BUTTHURT AND BRING UP OTHER CONSOLES or COMPANIES. THIS IS STRICTLY ABOUT MS.
 
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It's nothing anyone with commonsense didn't know. You'd have to be delusional or a fanboy to not see the dire issue going all the way back to the later years of the 360. 360:Forza, Halo, Gears, Fable + kinect titles. Xbox One: Forza, Halo, Gears with no Fable or kinect.

https://wccftech.com/spencer-xbox-has-to-mean-quality-games-weve-got-work-to-do-there/
More like a majority of this generation.

Finally. You only talked for years and years about games with nothing to show for it. E for effort. Have a chocolate chip cookie. It's stale and doesn't contain real chocolate.

Nice. No more excuses from you or these fans. Sink or swim.

That's a lie, Phil. They were perfectly happy before you announced buying studios. They were happy to see you guys make money off a piss poor effort. They made excuses and pretended average or poor games were of great quality and the media just wanted to bash them. All that defending while not buying the game at all(poor sales) or buying $1 gamepass to play these so called quality titles.The proof is in the pudding. You can see it all over this forum and anywhere else that discuss Xbox One.

DON'T GET BUTTHURT AND BRING UP OTHER CONSOLES or COMPANIES. THIS IS STRICTLY ABOUT MS.
For someone who appears to be very anti-MS you don't half spend a lot of time talking about them!

My psychoanalysis of someone who talks incessantly about something their fear/don't like/have a phobia of, is that I bet you're a closet Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, and various special editions owner who is full of self-loathing and flagellates himself to try and absolve oneself of one's delusional thoughts and feelings.

Having said all that - MS did screw up this generation from the announce, through to the lack of first part games. Still a great console though (although I do play my PS4 considerably more)
 
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For someone who appears to be very anti-MS you don't half spend a lot of time talking about them!

My psychoanalysis of someone who talks incessantly about something their fear/don't like/have a phobia of, is that I bet you're a closet Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, and various special editions owner who is full of self-loathing and flagellates himself to try and absolve oneself of one's delusional thoughts and feelings.
100% wrong. :ROFLMAO: Funny as all hell though.

MS did screw up this generation from the announce, through to the lack of first part games.
Exactly. There's no arguing anyone can do about it. Especially from the diehard fans that told me I was wrong when I brought it up previously. I could use a different tone to express my take on things but it's pointless. They still get angry so fudge em'.

Hopefully they now understand what Two was telling them all along. Don't be mad at Two. Two couldn't talk how he talks if it wasn't for Phil's leadership. Be mad at Phil.
 
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They did dumb moves in the 360 days and it bit them in the arse hard...

Bioware -shoulda bought
DICE -shoulda bought
Bizzare Creations -shouda bought

All three of these were pillars in the orgiinal xbox days and early 360 days (Bar DICE) and they just let them wlak out the fucking door.
That set them up for a thing group of games coming into Xbox One, and while you can suply 2nd party, you need a degree of pedigree.