Peter Moore, a former Xbox executive, recently said that Microsoft spent millions of dollars to get third-party games day and date with Sony’s systems on Xbox and Xbox 360. He made the comments on the Iron Lords Podcast, saying that it was “not cheap” for Microsoft to carve out space in the gaming industry in the 2000s.
Moore said that Microsoft had to “write really big checks” to get developers and publishers on board. He also said that Microsoft had to make sure that its consoles were as powerful as Sony’s, so that developers could make the same games for both platforms.
Moore’s comments shed light on the challenges that Microsoft faced in the early days of the Xbox. The company was competing against a well-established player in Sony, and it had to do everything it could to get games on its platform.
Microsoft’s efforts were ultimately successful. The Xbox and Xbox 360 became major players in the gaming industry, and they helped to make Microsoft a major force in the tech world.
Here are some of the games that Microsoft paid to get day and date with the PS2:
- Grand Theft Auto III: This was one of the most popular games of all time, and it was a major coup for Microsoft to get it on the Xbox.
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty: This was another critically acclaimed game that helped to boost the Xbox’s reputation.
- Halo: This was the Xbox’s killer app, and it helped to define the console’s identity.
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind: This was a massive open-world RPG that showed what the Xbox was capable of.
- Dead or Alive 3: This was a popular fighting game that helped to show off the Xbox’s graphics.
These are just a few of the games that Microsoft paid to get day and date with the PS2. These games helped to make the Xbox a success, and they played a major role in the company’s growth in the gaming industry.