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Ex-Crystal Dynamics studio head joins Microsoft Studios Executive Leadership team

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People on ResetERA are speculating that he will be heading a new first party team that could be revealed at E3.

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2 minutes ago, -GD- said:

Thank god. They need good campaigns. 

Yea.  I mean, it's still unclear of what is happening.  But since they mention E3 (and Darrell does in his response as well) it seems reasonable to expect that MS will at least be talking about how they are planning to grow their first party games.

 

If this guy does head up a new studio that let's say "will specialize in story driven cinematic type games" it will honestly be a good thing, even if they don't have anything from them specifically to show.  It at least shows that MS would be building a new team and that people can expect that type of game from them.  It would go a long ways.

 

So hopefully that's what's happening.  Who knows, maybe they have other personnel announcements coming at E3?  Would be crazy if they had some other notable people in the industry join their team. 

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Apparently before (as was obvious) head people at MS (non gaming side) were the ones making the big decisions on gaming, but since the company underwent a fairly massive reorganization, and since Phil's promotion, Phil has been given the right to have his own team who will completely manage the gaming side and no longer need to report to others within the company that have no idea about gaming.. but rather now to Phil himself.

 

 

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It really does sound like they are going to take some time at E3 and talk about the state of their first party and how they are going to improve it going forward.  Hopefully they'll have something to show, but even just talking about it, as well as having some of the studio heads come out and talk about what they are working on will go a looooong way for MS.

 

Obviously they need to show good stuff too, but Xbox fans are clamoring for even simple confirmation that MS is expanding first party, and working on some single player story games.

 

They really need to drive that home this E3.

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13 minutes ago, Remij_ said:

Yea.  I mean, it's still unclear of what is happening.  But since they mention E3 (and Darrell does in his response as well) it seems reasonable to expect that MS will at least be talking about how they are planning to grow their first party games.

 

If this guy does head up a new studio that let's say "will specialize in story driven cinematic type games" it will honestly be a good thing, even if they don't have anything from them specifically to show.  It at least shows that MS would be building a new team and that people can expect that type of game from them.  It would go a long ways.

 

So hopefully that's what's happening.  Who knows, maybe they have other personnel announcements coming at E3?  Would be crazy if they had some other notable people in the industry join their team. 

I would kill for a soul reaver-esque game. 

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1 minute ago, -GD- said:

I would kill for a soul reaver-esque game. 

Fanboy mode activated*

 

Could you fucking imagine if MS announces that Amy Hennig is joining the team? :vince: 

 

That would be fucking NUTS.

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You'll get a campaign and the game will feature an MP mode 100%. Be realistic no one from MS is making SP only games with AAA budgets.

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Getting hopeful about MS first party.:mj:Hey some new guy joined the upper management, they MIGHT talk about games at E3, PROGRESS! :mj:

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1 minute ago, Remij_ said:

Fanboy mode activated*

 

Could you fucking imagine if MS announces that Amy Hennig is joining the team? :vince: 

 

That would be fucking NUTS.

Imagine if they hired Kamiya and Platinum to make a game? :grimace1:

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2 minutes ago, Hopes and Dreams™ said:

Imagine if they hired Kamiya and Platinum to make a game? :grimace1:

You get Failbound.  

 

Cancel that shit and move on :camby:

 

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1 minute ago, soup said:

Maybe CrystalD can make a good game now

They are working on an Avengers game apparently.

 

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2 minutes ago, Hopes and Dreams™ said:

They are working on an Avengers game apparently.

 

Maybe next time then.

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This is basically how it breaks down at this point

 

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I think it seems pretty reasonable that they are adding another studio and that this new guy will head it up.  Who knows.. maybe MS will announce the acquisition of another studio with the announcement of Fable or whatever from Playground Games.  That's one team they should definitely consider.

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30 minutes ago, Remij_ said:

Fanboy mode activated*

 

Could you fucking imagine if MS announces that Amy Hennig is joining the team? :vince: 

 

That would be fucking NUTS.

that would be pretty awesome :bow: 

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MS can't even announce anything potentially positive without the cows coming in with their sour milk  :kaz: 

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