MS Annual Shareholder meeting 2018 statements regarding gaming

Discussion in 'Console Industry' started by mrcorbo, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. mrcorbo

    mrcorbo Foo Fighter
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    I pulled a few relevant quotes I noticed while skimming. If you're interested in the full transcript you can read it here - Transcript via SeekingAlpha

    A live stage demo of the Xbox Adaptive Controller followed this.
     
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    MS Xbox division has a bright future ahead.
     
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    remember when everyone said that Satya wanted to spin off xbox ? Those were good times

    I have a feeling your going to see an xbox game pass / live / office 365 subscription bundle in the next year or two
     
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    I'd give away a code with a good 2 months of gamepass on every console, so people get hooked on the access to many games right from the start of their life with the machine, to the point of associating the machine and platform with the service, so once the free trial ends they can't live without it anymore.
     
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    I believe its 14 days for free right now and 30 days for $1 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/x...amePass_$1_111018&activetab=pivot:overviewtab
     
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    Think of the possibilities with lootboxes with the chance of winning a stackable subscription for either Live Gold or GamePass or Office 365 .

    ...........or Avatar cosmetics.

    :V
     
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  7. Silent_Buddha

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    Can I get Clippy from a lootbox? :D

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    My fear is that they will follow the next big thing: games as a services and passes.
     
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    Couldn't find a better thread to post this but Rare had their latest Tavern pocost & invited Matt Booty, head of Microsoft Studios. They really get into all the studio purchases & how they leverage them & share between them. Sounds like GaaS is here to stay...



    Tommy McClain
     
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    Pretty good insight from Booty. Sounds like they are just going to build out SoT for a very long time
     
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