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Xbox One Japanese Exclusive is “From an Awesome Studio;” Something “Never Seen Before” to Be Shown at TGS

by on March 22, 2014 12:03 PM 93

Microsoft Game Studios Honcho has been teasing one or more Japanese Xbox One exclusives for a while, and during the Game Developers Conference he gave some more information about it after Kris Graft’s fireside chat, as reported by Famitsu.

 I’m very excited about the announcement of the release window in Japan. An unique exclusive title for Xbox One is going to be released by an awesome Japanese studio.

It’s interesting that the term used to define the studio is “subarashī,” which is basically the highest praise you can express in Japanese. That definitely seems to indicate a major developer.

Spencer then continued by talking about what we can expect from Microsoft at Tokyo Game Show.

I’m looking forward to go to Tokyo Game Show this year, and I want to show everyone something never seen before. Stay tuned!

Microsoft definitely seems to be stepping on the gas of exclusives. Spencer himself mentioned on Twitter today that he considers them very important for the success of the platform, promising that more will come.

Yes. Exclusives are critical to platform success.

Tokyo Game Show isn’t the only trade show to which Microsoft seems to be planning to bring the big guns. Spencer explained that they have so much to show at E3 that something had to be moved out of the conference.

Yes, I think you’ll see very few execs. We are already over our 90 minute time limit and having to move stuff out of show:

The Xbox One will be released in Japan this September, which means that whatever will be announced at Tokyo Game show probably won’t be a local launch title (Tokyo Game Show begins on September 18th).

The only indication we have at the moment about the possible nature of the mysterious title developed by the “awesome Japanese studio” are rumors naming Platinum Games, but nothing has been confirmed either by Platinum or by Microsoft itself.

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  • superkarma

    Lol, oh Microsoft. When will you learn to stop dumping resources in a market that doesn’t want you?

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      It’s not like they won’t sell it in the west. Or you think the Xbox One should have no Japanese titles at all?

      • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

        The way it was titled on N4G, my initial thought was that it wasn’t going to see an NA/worldwide release. I got very sad face. Then I read the article and was happy face. Love JRPGs :) Glad to get more some on Xbox platforms.

        *Crossing fingers for Persona 5 going multi-plat*

        • majestix1988

          technically no…Atlus experienced it on releasing SMT game on first Xbox + but it could change if another series could show[spin offs like on 3ds persona 3/4 and that Persona Arena] the only issues on xbox generations are mostly are exclusive issues that could showed up on Playstation with more exclusive content[Eternal Sonata/Tales of Vesperia] due bad handling exclusives of Microsoft even they forget to advertising it for more sales on worldwide sales instead of focusing on US[instead of Multiplatforms Series like popular shooter game called COD] Exclusives is not a decoration or show-off on the consoles technically they are the one showing unique point of view not those so called “Superior Multiplat graphics”

          • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

            Could you please retype that with reworded grammar and punctuation? I couldn’t follow it at all but would really like to engage the Atlus/Persona conversation. :/

  • nick setzer

    “Never seen before?” I assume it just means a new IP, but idk considering there are new IP there every year…

  • DesmaX

    PLOT TWIST: It will be a Compile Hearts title.

    Just kidding; hope it’s something cool, like a Halo spin-off made by Platinum Games, or something like that

    • z_merquise

      A Halo game made by Platinum Games? Now that would be the first ever Halo game I’m going to play if that happen.

      • PrinceHeir

        Destiny Man!

  • megablast16

    They’re just going through the motions selling it in Japan, we know it wont sell so do Microsoft deep down, they’ll just never admit it by not launching over there.

  • B4D4M3R1C4N

    JAPANESE GAMES IS FOR JAPANESE CONSOLE LIKE PS4, NOT THAT AMERICAN PIECE OF CRAP JUNK !!!!
    WHY THEY DEVELOPING GAMES ON INFERIOR WEAK HARDWARE THAT GOT KILLED SO FAST LIKE MOSQUITO ??!!
    EVEN AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON WILL USE PS4 FOR THEIR CGI !!!!
    I HOPE XBOX ONE GET BURIED ON EARTH WITH THEIR FAT & STUPID AMERICAN JUNK FANBOYS !!!!

    THAT WILL BRING PEACE TO THE HUMANITY !!!!……

    • shuvo

      Calm down… A lot of games that made in America for a Japanese console. So why can’t a Japanese game be on an American console too?

      Immature people like you need to stop critical other people who simply like to play a game on Xbox or PS.

      • B4D4M3R1C4N

        IF MICROD1CK BURN IN HELL THEN I WILL STOP BEING IMMATURE !!!!

        • Averix

          I have the distinct feeling nothing will stop you from being immature. Except possibly someone prying the shift and caps lock keys from your keyboard…

    • oSHINSAo

      any way, chinese students made the PS4… to pass class

      • Richard Attila

        There are Ps4 models made in japan as well.

    • traidenk

      By the way removing caps from keyboard is the only thing that will bring peace to humanity.

    • SonyisBadforURbrains

      Hey get a hold of yourself Jonny Suckko… Both Japanese console Wii U & PS4 use American Chips “Dufus”… By the way Earth may be better without you, hope you get stomp by a Kaijus.

      • Guest

        BTW, AMD is not an American company

    • Will Robinson

      Everything about the ps4 seem cheap down to their shell, made of cheap plastic

      • Bankai

        The Xbone is made of the same material, you idiot.

  • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

    Too little too late.. The X1 needs to have about 5 more exclusives to remain competitive.

    • Rainzo

      Yet Titanfall is making it sale like hot cakes.
      The X1 has a bunch of exclusives and many more to be announced. Your comment is bad and you should feel bad

      • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

        X1 beat PS4 sales by 23k. 155k to 122k. It took then price mark downs and packing a free game to do that against a supply constrained PS4 with “no games”. That’s pretty lackluster for X1.

        • Will Robinson

          Xb1 available in 13 countries ps4 avail in 57, case closed

          • You are flat out wrong

            Both consoles available to 80% of the global market and the PS4 is out in Japan. So…

            In Europe unwanted, sorry, “tier 2″ countries are getting run off Xbone overstock from Germany and France and they still aren’t selling.

          • Bankai

            That’s still no excuse.

      • superkarma

        “Making it sale like hot cakes” — Source? Proof?

        Just because a console is selling on or around a specific game release doesn’t prove that game is the sole reason behind the sales…as evident with the PS4 sales figures during the Titanfall launch window.

        Microsoft continuously refuses to release X1 sales figures and now they refuse to release Titanfall sales figures. There’s a reason for that. Come back to reality. Titanfall was not as big of a hit as you fanboys (and Microsoft) made it out to be.

        • N2O1990

          I guess MS have to report sales every hour or it’s flopped,right.

          A lame comment like this(or mikeslemonadeFromN4G’s) get bunch of upvote(i know it’s not dualshockers problem-119 upvotes are from “Guest”),that’s why gaming community become shitty everyday.

          • superkarma

            I never said the X1/Titanfall was a flop. But it’s blatantly obvious why they haven’t released sales figures in months…because it’s not living up to expectations and doing poorly compared to competition.

            Microsoft continued to boast how Titanfall was “the most anticipated game of the year”, but yet refuse to release sales figures to back up that idiotic claim. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why.

          • N2O1990

            The fact is it’s EA’s job to report Titanfall sales,not MS

            And there is no “obvious reason”,it just your guessing,and they never “refuse to release sales”,because no media ever asked them to release numbers.

          • superkarma

            Please, just stop with your bs spinning. It’s quite embarrassing.

            Yes, they have refused to release sales figures multiple times. When asked directly about X1 sales, Microsoft beats around the bush and dodges the question. That is refusing to release sales figures. “No media ever asked them to release numbers”…lol, you’re cute.

            The fact is, Microsoft refuses to speak about X1′s current sales figures, while Respawn refuses to announce sales figures for the “most anticipated game of the year”. One would assume a developer would be excited and willing to announce figures for “the most anticipated game of the year”.

            Hop off that Microsoft/Respawn D sometime and come back to reality.

          • Bankai

            The last time they released numbers was before CES, where Sony released their own numbers, showing that the PS4 was far ahead in sales. Refusing to release sales numbers doesn’t mean the Xbone flopped, but it does speak volumes about where the system is compared to the PS4.

          • MasterofMidnight

            Whilst I hate to side with Sony fanboys, I think Bankai does have a point here. Not in full agreement, but he comes close to the fact of the matter.

            Even if Titanfall is selling really damn well right now, and sales figures for the XB1 have jumped, MS know full well that their sales figures are always going to be compared to the PS4, which is clearly selling better. Even if they celebrate Titanfall as the obvious success that it is (judging by realistic sales), there is always going to be that twat in the room that says “well, the PS4 is still selling better.”

            Right now, the cleverest thing for MS to do is to stay silent on the matter and be very strategic as to when they boast about their success. However, I do think it`s obvious that Titalfall is the most anticipated game of the year so far. Titalfall is anticipated because it genuinely looks like a fun game to play (speaking as someone whom doesn`t usually like FPS game). PS4 games are only anticipated because there`s nothing for the damn system worth buying for, not because the games look genuinely more than averagely fun to play. People are likely only buying Second Son as a means to justify owning the console they`ve recently purchased.

            Regarding Mikeslemon`s original comment; personally, I think the XB1 has a better lineup of games now, and likely will for the foreseeable future, than the PS4. But then again, I`m aware I`m in the minority of gamers that appreciates originality and fun factor over specs and excessive sequelage, which is ultimately the two key reasons the PS4 will continue to sell. This isn`t to say the lineup for the XB1 is outstanding, because it isn`t. I just think their games are taking greater risks, and provide more variety, than the usual cliched male action hero games the PS4 is relying on right now.

          • Dennis Djoenz

            I am a Sony fanboy myself and I am pretty loyal to the brand. I buy Sony playstations because of the diversity of games and unique IP’s it provides. Sony’s exclusives have always suited my taste more than Xbox’s exclusives. The only exclusives on Xbox that were awesome was Splinter Cell, Mass Effect and Gears Of War. Two of these were released on Playstation later on. Xbox One’s line up may be slightly better (for the time being) for those that really like FPS or arcade like games, but rest assured PS4 will have magical games sooner or later. I am not an early adopter. I will probably pick up a ps4 around august. Just see the last three years of last gen. Sony produced unique games and a lot of diversity and focus was mainly on games and gaming not multimedia nonsense.

          • MasterofMidnight

            Every major games console has a diversity of video games to offer, so this is a moot point. But it`s understandable that people will prefer the PS4`s offerings, which will, over time, become substantial. but, as of now, there seems nothing. And I`m just as assured that the XB1 will have a diversity of games, and at a quicker response time. If really need be, I can buy an XB1 now and buy a PS4 later on, when it has a number of games worthy of my money.

            That being said, I`m only looking into buying a PS3 for the first time in the next coming weeks, but ironically because the 360 is region locked, and I can`t play my EU games on my Japanese 360 whilst I live in Japan, so I want a PS3 for region free 3rd party games.

            PS3 has a library of top quality 1st person offerings… but a lot of them just sit in the same field, especially as of late. Mature action games. Only LBP, Motorstorm, and more obscure games like Rain really differenciate themselves. More exclusives isnt the game as diverse, and it seems most the PS3` library, as with the case with most Sony consoles, are carried by 3rd party companies more than anything.

            It`s worth mentioning that my main console of choice for the last 2 years has actually been the Vita. But even 2 years on, there is less variety than one would expect. In fact, I`ve bought a 360 recently here in Japan because Sony have still failed to provide us with a steady release of games for that system.

            Regarding the `multimedia nonsense`, is Sony really any different than the XB1? I mean, seriously, if you take away the marketing crap by their PRs when they first unveiled the system, how much is there to differentiate between the two consoles? I`d say very little.
            Bottom line is, it`s the games that speak the most, not what the PRs promise us. And, as of now, ironically the XB1 appears to have a more diverse number of unique offerings, despite the supposed promised emphasis on games Sony promised us.

          • extermin8or2

            /IT’s similarto sony and the ps vita, they only recently started giving figures and that was because it picked up and still wasn’t great but they could say “yeah it’s getting better” however with s4 they’ve not been shy with figures at all. Why-because it’s selling brilliantly.

          • MasterofMidnight

            This is a really good point. A lot of people will mention MS` silence, and apparently take open jabs, but these Sony fanboys go silent when they`re reminded of the Vita`s condition. On a side note, I`m an early adopter of the vita and I love the system.

      • shinitaru

        And who buys hot cakes these days anyway? Do you have any links with proof that hot cakes are flying off the shelves as fast as you say they are?

      • You are flat out wrong

        Ryse, Lococycle and…what else? What else is even out on the Bone until November? Kinect Sports Rivals? Great.

      • Kumomeme

        LOL until when are you expect titanfall going to assist xbox one ?you think microsoft only gonna sell titanfall for whole year?sales
        surely spike up for few month but its not like gonna be last for whole
        YEAR….good example is mgs4…hot cakes for 2-3 month and then 360
        keep up back again with ps3 after that..besides ps4 sales also continue increase and its not like sony dont have any games to sell at all…analysis
        shows xbox one sales increase 96% due titanfall however meanwhile ps4 sales also
        increase for 74%…analysis shows a maintain performance….beside for your information-
        latest nordic top games chart titanfall was kicked to second places by
        dark soul II….Even how hot cakes the game is..do you expect its gonna
        like to continue the pace for whole year ?yeah after few month and we
        see..even batman akrham knigh preorder already favor ps4 by 4:1 ratio…common sense dude …be realisic and dont quickly to praise things to much…
        YOUR COMMENT IS ACTUALLY BAD AND YOU SHOULD
        FEEL REALLY2 BAD

      • Kumomeme

        LOL until when are you expect titanfall going to assist xbox one ?you think microsoft only gonna sell titanfall for whole year?sales
        surely spike up for few month but its not like gonna be last for whole
        YEAR….good example is mgs4…hot cakes for 2-3 month and then 360
        keep up back again with ps3 after that..besides ps4 sales also continue increase and its not like sony dont have any games to sell at all…analysis
        shows xbox one sales increase 96% due titanfall however meanwhile ps4 sales also
        increase for 74%…analysis shows a maintain performance….beside for your information-
        latest nordic top games chart titanfall was kicked to second places by
        dark soul II….Even how hot cakes the game is..do you expect its gonna
        like to continue the pace for whole year ?yeah after few month and we
        see..even batman akrham knigh preorder already favor ps4 by 4:1 ratio…common sense dude …be realisic and dont quickly to praise things to much… its up to everyone to be fanboy or not but atleast please use ur head…
        YOUR COMMENT IS ACTUALLY BAD AND YOU SHOULD
        FEEL REALLY2 BAD

    • Will Robinson

      Whats Sony’s excuse for flopping in japan

      • You are flat out wrong

        What’s MS’ excuse for flopping worldwide?

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      • Bankai

        Sony is flopping in Japan?

      • extermin8or2

        THey haven’t flopped in japan but it’s been a known fact that japan haven’t been big adopters of home consoles for awhile now-handeheld consoles however are all the rage there (odd I know but each to their own…)

  • stealth20k

    I assume Platinum.

    • Averix

      Hard to say. MS has a habit of pumping big announcements and then they just kind of fall flat. The acquisition of GOW IP was par for the course. Big drums, but all they said is “we own it, game coming (not very) soon” to try and drum up publicity. Not saying Sony isn’t just as guilty of doing things like that, but I’ve learned to take all marketing blah blah with a grain of salt until they put real meat on the plate.

      • JerkDaNERD7

        Sony isn’t guity of doing such things like that?! WOW!

        I know the kool aid is tasty, but you are spending too much time near the kool aid fountain buddy.

        • shinitaru

          Read the whole post next time

          • JerkDaNERD7

            LOL!

            Edited post…AMAZING!!

          • shinitaru

            It wasn’t edited, notice how your post and mine have the same timestamp? I replied right after you posted. You just didn’t take the time to read it properly then jumped to a conclusion

            Nothing amazing about it, pretty much what we expect from you fools

          • JerkDaNERD7

            I know exactly what I had read…..It’s not like we can prove without actual evidence with name calling, LOL!

            Like arguing who’s shit smells better.

          • shinitaru

            You know what you think you read, I was there when you posted your reply. The timestamp proves that. Typical. can’t even admit when you’ve made a mistake

          • JerkDaNERD7

            You moron…I’m talking about Averix’s post. NOT YOURS!

          • shinitaru

            You call me a moron though you can’t see the obvious implication. If I posted my reply right after you did, he had no time to change what he wrote, plus I would have had to refresh the page to see any changes anyway.

          • JerkDaNERD7

            (⊙.⊙(☉_☉)⊙.⊙)

          • shinitaru

            Stupid conversation anyway

          • Averix

            It wasn’t edited. You really should learn to read whole posts before shooting your mouth off.

          • shinitaru

            It doesn’t even make any sense the way that he’s trying to read it. I’m sure he even knows that he’s wrong

    • traidenk

      that, Mistwalker game or Valhalla Game Studios (Itagaki)

      • stealth20k

        not either

      • kevin

        Would be cool if they published ( VGS)devils 3rd in Japan and in the west.

  • Adventurer of Hyrule

    Highest rated means Capcom, Square Enix or Namco Bandai. Platinum games is not a top tier Japanese developer, and neither is Mistwalker. Although i would love Lost Odyssey 2.

  • truthtellerdealwithit

    *yawn*

  • PhantomVash808

    If the rumor leaks from last year are true than its a game from Platinum Games. Most likely a new IP.

  • Delsin Row

    Try harder next time. Your people in america doesnt want you. ( they have titanfall and they still cant outsell ps4 ) and now you wanna try in japan ? you are so cute microsoft. so cute.

  • PatcherStation

    It’s fair to say that the Xbox One could do decent in Japan, but can’t see it. The Xbox and Xbox 360 failed terribly, but companies don’t see it like that. If the Xbox One fails, Microsoft will still release the Xbox Two in Japan. Some companies just like to flog a dead horse. But you never know, Microsoft might see the light.

  • Ritsujun

    Hah! Don’t give up, Miclownsoft!!!!!!!

    • Will Robinson

      Pony slaystion

      • shinitaru

        “Danger, Will Robinson!”

  • Wildboots

    I’m kinda getting a bad feeling about Microsoft exclusives for this year. Supposedly, three are suppose to drop this year, Sunset, Quatam, and D4; yet not a word has been said since their announcements which was last year.

    I understand them trying to keep a few cards close to their chase, Sony been doing that as well, but seriously, I have heard more people talking about those games in fanboy boards then any real news.

    There are 9 months left this month, for them to release something, because if not this could be an empty year for Xbox exclusives.

    • N2O1990

      But they already released something and some other things is come shortly(like just 2 weeks later),maybe it’s empty for you(which is fine),but not for other Xbox owners.

      Btw QB&D4 already have some news not long ago.

  • Illusive Man

    All this shit talking. What exactly is so great on PS4? Infamous that 1080p game that scored less than Titanfall? Killblowz? Knack Knack. Steam Ports? Come on…

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      Yes and dont forget only 0.2 less then your great Messiah Titanflop, would have that Titanfail would have scored better but oh well maybe next time, you know when its no longer “exclusive” to xbone anymore. Now you go enjoy your MP only 6vs6 COD clone dude bro pew pew fest kid, the rest of us who appreciate real games will be playing Infamous..

  • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

    Japanese gamers dont care about Microsoft’s lame box one, they hardly bought any 360′s they wont buy this vcr junk box piece of trash, Microsoft would be better off not to even bother releasing it in Sony’s home market.

  • 9li8

    Fukken Dudebrobox is stealing mah Japanese games again.

  • Trim Dose

    “I want to show everyone something never seen before” <— A game that actually runs at 1080p ? it must be!!!

  • MasterofMidnight

    Personally, I doubt it`s Platinum games. Or at least, I hope it`s not them. Platinum Games aren`t popular here in Japan, and have more of a following in the west; not surprising seeing as their games usually lean towards Western tastes (with a Japanese edge). MS need a game that will convince Japanese consumers to buy their console. It`s more likely / more logical for MS to target a big hit Japanese dev that specialise in mainstream Japanese audiences i.e. a JRPG, hunter game, etc. MS were on the right track when they had Mistwalker make games for their company during the 360`s early lifecycle, but these games and studios were too far and between to keep momentum, hence when the PS3 caught up speed, the console whizzed right past the 360.

  • Aussiesloth

    People people here something that may shock you , you do have to have the number 1 selling console to stay in business as long as the sales are good , it don’t matter if your is second or third spot in sales.Just buy the console you want and use it instead of bickering .

  • azureknight

    If I had to guess, it’s a game by Mistwalker or Itagaki’s new studio.

  • Marcos Frazão

    Oh, ok.

  • PrinceHeir

    Platiunm Games most likely.

  • The-Sonjourner-Final-Fantasy

    It may be an announcement of Sakaguchi joining Microsoft Game Studios and of a brand new Japanese RPG published by Microsoft.

    They should keep it low key too. Sony fanboys, don’t forget that just because the Xbox has never been really welcomed with open arms in Japan; that it is still a very good console. It can still do fairly decent there, with the right games and the right marketing.

    Xbox One is still a great console, even if PS4 does certain things better. It should not matter to you if Xbox One ends up doing better than the previous console. It in the end means more great games for everyone and less games on hand held.

    • shinitaru

      Still, if they are hoping to win the Japanese market, they should just give up on that idea

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