Fighting games not named smash bros don't sell consoles so I don't see how owning more than one fighting game developer will make any real difference. KI didn't sell xbox one's that game didn't get any real traction until it released on PC. Hell even Phill spencer himself didn't seem to care when one of the biggest fighting franchises of all time Street Fighter went to PlayStation and PC so I don't think it's crazy to say he doesn't care about MK ether. No one except a very small few buys a console for just fighting games. MK12 isn't going to sell anymore xbox's than whatever 2k wwe trash gets released. The casual market can't tell the difference
MK is a game people buy after already owning a console and they're bored of the game they bought the console for.and want something new to play.
As far as a new Batman from rocksteady is concerned, We only got one game this whole generation Arkham Knight which released five years ago. From the rumours that are out there it has nothing to do with Arkham universe. I don't see how that's not hype especially going up against Sonys new spiderman. Microsoft having Batman and Sony with spiderman would definitely shake things up. Something xbox desperately needs to push thier gamepass services.
Ok. How about we get back from personal assumptions to reality?
"Fighting games not named Smash Bros don't sell consoles" So basically a non popular game won't sell a console? Aha. Totally didn't know that. Good thing that we are talking here about MORTAL KOMBAT. You know the game far more popular and widely known than Smash? Best selling Playstation 4 title of 2019?
KI didn't sell Xbox... once again. No shit, it didn't sell. How many people know it? You're comparing low tier games to globally known franchises...
Hell even Phill spencer himself didn't seem to care when one of the biggest fighting franchises of all time Street Fighter went to PlayStation and PC so I don't think it's crazy to say he doesn't care about MK ether.
1. Please tell me more about what he cares and doesn't care. Add likes and dislikes if you can too. I am interested.
2. Phil Spencer is the same person who was selling TV FEATURES ON XBOX. His opinion matters the least. Xbox is doing so poorly cause of his dumba$$ decisions to begin with. Political pandering and focusing on anything, but games.
Microsoft isn't as desperate with their Game Pass as well. They have 10 mil subscribers. It is nicely paying off for them.
From the rumours that are out there it has nothing to do with Arkham universe. I don't see how that's not hype especially going up against Sonys new spiderman.
Why it shouldn't be hype? Well for starters.
it has nothing to do with Arkham universe.
So? It is Batman. Arkham series or not. It is Batman. The character who has been washed on every possible media format for the past 10 years. Most animated movies with him, 20+ different comic series, Video game franchise. Literally overshadowed Superman in every possible way. Everyone and their mom knows who he is. So unless it takes place in Batman Beyond, it is... SAME SHIT, DIFFERENT TITLE. Also business wise Batman would be INFERIOR to MK12.
Batman is a SP game while MK12 would be a multiplayer game. If you put Batman on Game Pass, people will play the game and then unsub. Done. One month subscription at best. MK12 on other hand is a live service game with content updates. It is a game that would be perfect to encourage continuous subscription. One of the successful Gamepass titles is Sea of Thieves. With the explosion in popularity and its monthly content updates, Microsoft got their investment back. From dead game, became into a financial success that is now sold on multiple platforms.
So in what world Batman SINGLE PLAYER IP would be more profitable over a franchise known all over the world, which can offer continuous content updates for years? Which could ensure that people would pay money on MONTHLY BASIS???
And MK doesn't sell consoles? F%CKING PLEASE. I was on the frontlines during MKX launch day. We had PS4 bundles in Saturn and Gamespot that sold PS4 with MKX. They were flying off the shelves. Some people bought PS4, just cause Saturn ran out of the MKX physical solo copies. But yeah sure. It is a game you buy, when you're bored.
The only thing that you're right is that casuals can't tell the difference. They look out for the shiniest things. And while MK is a game in a niche genre, the name itself is ANYTHING, but niche. Hence why casuals buy this game with the same ferocity as Gollum humps his "Precious" ring. So yeah. Microsoft would win more with MK IP, than with Batman, who would sell like cupcakes for only couple of months.