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Double glimmers of hope 14 Aug, 2019 / 12 comments

While some of us were ready to group Double Fine in with Telltale as companies we would never get to see (or touch as it might be) any new games from, a glimmer of hope has surfaced. Matt Booty, Xbox’s first-party studio head, mused thusly about Microsoft’s studio umbrella’s potential multi-platform releases:

Yeah, I think we would. I think that the question is less binary about, ‘should it be on Switch, should it be on PlayStation?’ and more, ‘does it make sense for the franchise?’ [..] With something like Minecraft, I think it was a no-brainer that we were never going to try and take anything from players that existed on those platforms, and certainly we’ve added platforms since that acquisition.

So there you go. The possibilities of seeing Double Fine titles fall under "dooes it make sense" in our world, followed up with a ringing "yes" endorsement, so consider that a full on guarantee.

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    ThunderPeel2001 on 21 Aug, 2019, 12:34…

    Call me Squinky

    Well, either way, I'm unlikely to support an OS that includes those features by default, if I can help it.



    Fair enough
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    Call me Squinky on 20 Aug, 2019, 00:53…
    Well, either way, I'm unlikely to support an OS that includes those features by default, if I can help it.
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 19 Aug, 2019, 15:44…
    Don't believe everything you read, you can easily turn off any features you don't want in Windows 10. I'd rather be a needle in an analytics haystack than the target of a malicious hacker due to an insecure OS, but each to this own. Not everything "free" means you're selling something -- there are plenty of other reasons why it's in MS's interest to allow easy upgrades to Windows 10: It's cheaper for them to maintain one codebase for one thing.
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    Call me Squinky on 19 Aug, 2019, 02:08…
    Ah, thanks. If/when I'm forced to upgrade I'll keep that in mind. :)
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    Jones Jr on 18 Aug, 2019, 23:35…

    Call me Squinky

    I'm concerned about privacy in Win 10. As soon as something becomes free, it means that is is no longer the product in the equation. Besides, they claim it's a no-strings-attached free upgrade, but they then make you unable to get new updates if you DO downgrade later.

    I'll take my chances with AV/etc if it means preserving my right to privacy within my OS for as long as possible.



    Here... try this: https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10
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    Call me Squinky on 18 Aug, 2019, 14:34…
    I'm concerned about privacy in Win 10. As soon as something becomes free, it means that is is no longer the product in the equation. Besides, they claim it's a no-strings-attached free upgrade, but they then make you unable to get new updates if you DO downgrade later.

    I'll take my chances with AV/etc if it means preserving my right to privacy within my OS for as long as possible.
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    Jennifer on 18 Aug, 2019, 12:56…

    ThunderPeel2001

    Call me Squinky

    As long as they maintain the PC option (and keep it compatible with 7 as long as possible) I'm fine - but I don't have an Xbox One, so I hope they can continue to cater to their PC fanbase.



    Hmm. Windows 7 is set to become EXTREMELY insecure in a few months (Jan 2020 to be exact), you should really upgrade. Windows 10 was free for a long time.


    I second that notion. Windows 10 is actually pretty good and washed out the bad taste of Windows 8 right away.

    You can still get it for free if you sign up as a Windows Insider.
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 18 Aug, 2019, 11:45…

    Call me Squinky

    As long as they maintain the PC option (and keep it compatible with 7 as long as possible) I'm fine - but I don't have an Xbox One, so I hope they can continue to cater to their PC fanbase.



    Hmm. Windows 7 is set to become EXTREMELY insecure in a few months (Jan 2020 to be exact), you should really upgrade. Windows 10 was free for a long time.
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    Call me Squinky on 18 Aug, 2019, 02:18…
    As long as they maintain the PC option (and keep it compatible with 7 as long as possible) I'm fine - but I don't have an Xbox One, so I hope they can continue to cater to their PC fanbase.
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 18 Aug, 2019, 00:19…

    Scummbuddy

    I think this article is from the perspective of someone who doesn't play games on an Xbox, but a PlayStation or Nintendo?



    Ah, yeah. Wow, that was a bit lost on me :) I don't have an XBox, but it's unlikely that MS would ignore Windows, right? Damn, I just totally took it foregranted like an idiot that there's a possibility they'll largely be XBox exclusive from now on. Doh.
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    Scummbuddy on 17 Aug, 2019, 22:37…
    I think this article is from the perspective of someone who doesn't play games on an Xbox, but a PlayStation or Nintendo? I'm fine with Xbox and PC going forward...
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 17 Aug, 2019, 13:11…
    I feel like I'm missing something with this post. You mean aside from Psychonauts 2 and RAD?

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