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Almost as a response to Sony cancelling development on PlayStation 3 games Eight Days and The Getaway PS3, Microsoft has pledged that it will never cancel any game it announces.

The comments came from Business Development Manager Peter Zetterberg as part of an interview with GI.biz in which Zetterberg admitted that although some games are announced too early, Microsoft will never cancel any game it announces.

"Maybe we sometimes announce [games] earlier than we should, but we stick with them, we have our resources team work with them as much as we can," said Zetterberg.

Zetterberg said he sees around 600 game concepts pitched to him every year, ranging from ideas scrawled on napkins to full video presentations. Of those presentations, only about 30 go beyond that stage and into discussion. That 30 is then narrowed to 5 games that might get greenlighted.

"There's a reason why Microsoft hasn't been that successful in the past on the continent, because they sit in Redmond and it's hard to understand how to make 15 games for a smaller European market," Zetterberg said.

"We've always moved on a global basis and this means that sometimes we have missed out on the smaller things. If you look at World of Goo or Crayon Physics, these can be easily overlooked by a large corporation that thinks global."
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post #2 of 11
Decision to get a xbox 360 or a PS3.
Mmm..very hard.
post #3 of 11
PS3 all the way.

No offense but MS only talks big after the fact. But their right, MS won't cancel a game, they'll make the developer cancel the game to take the blame off of them.

Sony at least will cut away the games that just aren't going to make it to make room for games that will make it. So what's better, making a game that won't sell very many copies or scraping that game and then making up the lost revenue in a new game that will sell ass tons of copies.
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Duke Nukem Forever isn't cancelled but I doubt we'll ever see it.
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I don't understand, why cancel Getaway? Them games are awesome. It's the British GTA
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If you are just looking for gaming and not a media center to play blu rays then get a 360.

I have both and have owned a PS3 since Dec and have only put a game in it once. I do all my real gaming on my PC or 360. The 360 does it all and does it better. The Xbox live system is refined and works as a well oiled machine. Microsoft is really on top of their game with that.

Game library they also have for now but ps3 has some exciting stuff slated for 08....

But if you want games and high def movie I do love my PS3 blu-ray....
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Originally Posted by demonbane23 View Post
If you are just looking for gaming and not a media center to play blu rays then get a 360.

I have both and have owned a PS3 since Dec and have only put a game in it once. I do all my real gaming on my PC or 360. The 360 does it all and does it better. The Xbox live system is refined and works as a well oiled machine. Microsoft is really on top of their game with that.

Game library they also have for now but ps3 has some exciting stuff slated for 08....

But if you want games and high def movie I do love my PS3 blu-ray....
I just picked up MGS4 today, have you

I personally play my PS3 more than I do my X360, but then my X360 has been down for over two months now. Will be on my 3rd one, I love both systems to be honest and I don't think I could really justify buying one over the other.
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after seeing the RPG lineup for the 360, I scratched my plans to buy the PS3. MGS4 and FF aren't enough to buy a system for me.
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I don't understand, why cancel Getaway? Them games are awesome. It's the British GTA
Agreed.

Actually one f the games I was waiting for, but now its not gonna happen
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I didnt know they canceled the Getaway and 8 Days?!? Why both those games look amazing.
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