Microsoft No Longer Focused On Future Games-As-A-Service For Xbox

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The head of marketing for Xbox Aaron Greenberg has said that Microsoft is more in favour of letting developers do their own thing now rather than focusing on industry trends like games-as-a-service.

For us, we empower our creative teams to go and make the games they want, and so, hey, I think it’s great Rare wanted to create Sea of Thieves and do something new with the 'games as a service' idea, and we fully respect and support them in continuing to do that. But it’s also OK for a game to just be a game – to have a beginning, a middle, and an end – and I think The Outer Worlds and Wasteland 3 are great examples of that. We’ll continue to support teams who want to do that.
 

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I hope he's telling the truth, putting 1st party games on GP at launch kind of makes that seem unrealistic though. The fact that he's naming games that were nearly completed and contractually obligated to be released before MS bought the developer doesn't give me a lot of confidence.
 
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I hope he's telling the truth, putting 1st party games on GP at launch kind of makes that seem unrealistic though.
Well if we look at the first party games that they put on Game Pass at launch besides Sea at Thieves, there are "0" GaaS games. So going by their history, it seems unrealistic to assume that the games will be GaaS games.
 
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You can still go into a store and buy any game on a disk the old fashioned way. Game Pass is just an option.
 
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Now there's an idea. Stop chasing trends and focus on building good games.
 
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#2 for me. They're lagging behind and catching up at best.
 
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