Satya Nadella says Microsoft will continue to invest aggressively in gaming
Microsoft is going all in on gaming.
Yesterday, Microsoft announced its FY18 Q4 earnings. According to the company, during the past fiscal year, the gaming division generated over $10 billion in revenue. In response to these figures, Microsoft head Satya Nadella emphasized the company's commitment to the Xbox brand. He mentioned that Microsoft is aggressively investing in content, community, and cloud services for games. You can read the excerpt compiled by DualShockers below.
It's great to see that Microsoft will continue to strengthen its gaming division. Hopefully this means that the company will also acquire more studios in the future. When the Xbox One X's successor launches, it also needs to incorporate advanced technology not found in competing consoles. We already know that Microsoft is developing a cloud streaming service and can't wait to see what the coming years hold for the brand.
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You want to cut off the people who still prefer physical games just because you think they are impractical? LOL
Laughable... Digital games was suppose to be cheaper than physical games but at this stage they are generally more expensive.
Physical disc is regulating the market and the prices. Having digital only will also kill off the used games market. Also what happens to those who have a game library or game collection?
What about retailers? There will probably be less retailers selling games, meaning less exposure, meaning less people into gaming... It's amazing how people want to use the "It's the 21st century" argument to defend companies and goes against consumers.
Why not have two versions? One normal version, and a cheaper version without disks for lazy people who can't get up and swap disk every few days...
Wait, do you think XB1 sold better than PS4 or/and Switch in the last 12 months?
WinMobile (the not-Windows) is just not possible to succeed, living on life support will not help.
They also promised a re-made AOE3, but no news either. Last time I heard from Relic Ent. they weren't making much progress and they were losing some employees.
Microsoft delayed making a new AOE game so much that the franchise is pretty much dead. Sure, the RTS genre is no longer so popular as it once was, but there are still games like Starcraft which are still played.
I've been part of the AOE3 community for years and everyone is very disappointed by the way Microsoft treated this franchise.
AOE definitive edition was a mess when it released on Win10 and there has been very little on that from MS. It almost look as though they move from projects to projects. These days it's all about Mixer and services.