PS4’s Success Over Xbox One Is The Reason Why Dungeons 2 Is Not Launching On Microsoft’s Console

“The decision to develop for Xbox One or for PS4 was a tough one.”

Posted By | On 12th, Apr. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


Dungeons 2 video game

Realmforge Studios’ strategy and simulation game Dungeons 2 will be launching on the PlayStation 4 next month. However at this point the developers have no plans to launch an Xbox One build of the game. GamingBolt recently caught up with Dennis Blumenthal, Product Manager at Kalypso Media and Benjamin Rauscher, Head of Studio at Realmforge Studios and asked them whether there is any specific reason behind the lack of an Xbox One version.

“We love both of these great consoles and would have loved to see Dungeons 2 on Xbox One, but as our human and technical resources are limited, we wanted to focus on one console first to deliver the best possible experience for players. The decision to develop for Xbox One or for PS4 was a tough one, but as the PS4 is the more successful [console] at this moment, we chose the PS4,” Dennis said to GamingBolt.

Given that Microsoft has reportedly sold around 20 million units compared to the PlayStation 4 which is probably close to 40 million by now, the decision taken by Kalypso Media seems to make sense. After all, developers and publishers want to play it safe and launch only on a platform that is selling well in the market. However this does not mean that the game will never launch on the Xbox One as the developers may start working on it if they have enough free resources and also, whether it will be able to garner higher sales figure.


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  • Hvd

    no one is going to buy it any way.you would think they want to get as many sales as they can get.

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_6Putk03FJ1:disqus

      You really don’t get how things work at a studio do you?

      If you are a smaller studio you need to limit your platforms otherwise success can kill you. If you don’t have the resources in place to properly support a game on a particular platform especially with today’s over entitled gamers you are bound to get some bad user reviews and could potentially enter a PR nightmare. Or quite possibly legal issues – people can and do sue over anything these days.

    • Hvd

      put it on all platforms and make more money common sense.totally disrespecting one platform will seal its fate.what are tehy going to do when it tanks on the ps4 .

    • Doggystyle

      LOL. Like Tomb Raider? No, you got it backwards. You seal your fate if its exclusive to Xbox One. If you haven’t noticed, nobody wants to buy an Xbox One, which is why Xbox One games are coming to PC. If they put it on Xbox One, they would spend all their resources trying to make it run as good as the PS4, and PC versions. It’s just not worth it to devs any more. The Xbox One is a waste of resources.

    • kma99

      Like making street fighter 5 exclusive. Didn’t that seal its fate too? They havent even posted about a million in sales of that game yet.

    • Doggystyle

      Not just SF5. The PS4 has all the best fighting games. Period. The Xbox One has Killer n Stink. A stripped down fighting game with a stripped down bare bones roster that nobody wants to play. What was your point again? Oh, and ya got no baseball either. LOL, you guys are hilarious.

    • kma99

      Lol ok you can cut out the trolling lol. It’s obvious you know nothing about either of these consoles. Go to bed.

    • Doggystyle

      LOL. Somebody’s got their wittle feelings hurt by hearing the truth.

    • kma99

      Sure things. Please feel free to continue with the comedy routine

    • Doggystyle

      LOL, and now a moment from our sponsors,…

    • kma99

      24/7 troll attempt

    • Doggystyle

      LOL, and you’re loving every minute of it. You’re still here. Is this the only tv channel you get?

    • kma99

      I’m here to watch the idiots. It helps pass the time while im sitting at work. Yet you’re up in the middle of the night to defend your idiocy

    • Doggystyle

      Thats make no sense at all.

    • Doggystyle

      Not just SF5. The PS4 has ALL the best fighting games. King of Fighters. Those bikini girls with the bouncing O O. We got it all. The Xbox One has Killer n Stink. A stripped down fighting game with a stripped down bare bones roster that nobody wants to play. What was your point again? Oh, and ya got no MLB baseball either. LOL, you guys are hilarious.

    • Hvd

      he isnt talking about exclusivity.this isnt only a sont dev here we are talking about.just some crap indie dev.thee are plenty of pc games that are now on xbox one as well.you obviously have no common sense or a clue on what you are talking about.

      have fun on your ps4 when the ps4 NON K gaming comes out..lol

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  • andy

    But it IS launching on Xbone. Its just launching on PS4 first. They probably already started work on the Xbone version. Your title is extremely misleading and nonsense………………oh wait Gamingbone derp herp of course.

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_cg6oqy3NFA:disqus

      The quote they provided is pretty clear.

      “We love both of these great consoles and would have loved to see Dungeons 2 on Xbox One, but as our human and technical resources are limited, we wanted to focus on one console first to deliver the best possible experience for players. The decision to develop for Xbox One or for PS4 was a tough one, but as the PS4 is the more successful [console] at this moment, we chose the PS4,”
      – Dennis Blumenthal, Product Manager, Kalypso Media

      The quote clearly states we wanted to focus on ONE CONSOLE FIRST.

      They probably already started work on the Xbone version.

      This is your speculation. The quote clearly says they focused on PS4 first. I will agree that an Xbox One version is likely but at the moment I wouldn’t hold your breath for it.

      The headline should add the word FIRST to the end….

      PS4’s Success Over Xbox One Is The Reason Why Dungeons 2 Is Not Launching On Microsoft’s Console First

      It’s a pretty long headline and much of it is probably being truncated on various feeds anyways so you kind of splitting hairs.

  • Michael

    Lol… theses journalist really need to find something better to write about. It’s always these indie games where 95% of themy will probably suckers anyway.

    • DarthDiggler

      @Michael:disqus

      Indies and smaller studios these days seem to be the vanguards of creativity. These smaller sized studios can actually take risks. The levels of separation between the talent and the bank rollers is very small. Don’t diminish their marketplace relevance.

      No Man’s Sky wasn’t an effort spearheaded by deep financial pockets like you would find at EA or Activision. Yet most people are impressed with the level of ambition.

    • J.j. Barrington

      That’s kinda the point, you know?

      Smaller studios don’t always have the money to put it on all platforms, so they pick one. It’s almost ALWAYS the ones with the larger install bases, because there they have the better chances of making enough money to possibly develop for other platforms.

      But you already know that, right?

  • HAppY_KrAToS

    Xbox one close to 20 millions ?

    Strange…just yesterday I went to a huge mall, where they sell hundreds of consoles every day… and those green piles full of Xbox 1 that were there for sale, last Christmas, well.. they’re still there, untouched… as apparently nobody wants to buy them…

    I would bet a 65″ LCD, there aren’t even 15 million x1 sold.. let alone +20 millions.

    Just like there are the usual suspects, who also give 9.5 and 10/10 scores to the x1 console, and most of its games, just to ‘tell’ people *to go and buy one*, there must be the same guys, the same journalists, who keep boasting those Xbox sales figures, to make it look less ‘bad’.

    those same guys who won’t say a word, when Sony has the best sales, 12 months in a raw…but in November 2014, when sales were like 1% superior, in the UK, for the Xbox, the entire planet starts publishing millions of articles, all praising the amazing Xbox 1 success , all claiming the x1 has finally enabled the 8th gpu core, or the ram speed was boosted by 300%.

    • kma99

      Strangely enough i can walk into any video game store and see Boyes of used ps4 four sale and you assumed there are almost 40 million of them lol. Typical fanboy drivel.

    • Doggystyle

      Unlike with the Xbox One, the PS4’s future is so bright, we gotta wear shades.

      http://media.bestofmicro.com/8/S/566668/gallery/PSVR_10_w_600.jpg

    • kma99

      Good for you. Let’s see those ps4 bonus checks sony sends you for acting like a 3 year old.

    • Doggystyle

      LOL, just how I expected you to react. I love this stuff. I’m getting a bonus and youre getting boned by Phil Spencer.

    • kma99

      Isn’t that cute. You fanboys go to great lengths to defend your plastic

    • Doggystyle

      Nothing to defend on my end. I don’t own an Xbox One. You, on the other hand, should start building a fort, and checking the armory supplies.

    • kma99

      It’s apparent because you know nothing about thr console yet found it critical to come bash something you dont own. Fanboys will b3 fanboys

    • Doggystyle

      I know plenty about their console, which is why I refuse to own one.

    • Cabal

      Leave him to enjoy his headset, preferably with his apartment window wide open enough for him to drop out of…

    • J.j. Barrington

      Exactly how many is a Boye?

    • kma99

      Figure it out grammer police.

    • J.j. Barrington

      That’s not grammar, moron.

    • kma99

      You dont know what it is tough guy.

    • J.j. Barrington

      lol, sure.

    • kma99

      If you did you wouldn’t have made thr comment tough guy. Now run along and play before you hurt yourself.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Weird, can’t seem to find a definition of Boye or boye that denotes a quantity.

      And even if I did, it STILL wouldn’t be an issue of grammar, stupid.

    • kma99

      Weird you seem to think being an Internet nerd is going to get you far in life. Try harder p%nk

    • efnet

      Oh yes flex your grammar skills Mr
      GA state university and still works retail …..OH MY GOD !!!!!! This is tooooo hilarious lol

    • J.j. Barrington

      Getting more pathetic by the minute, aren’t you?

    • efnet

      Lol I got my degree ….where’s yours ?

    • J.j. Barrington

      And this is how you’re using it? lol

    • efnet

      This ? You mean this petty conversation we’re having ?
      Oh god no my brother
      I used my computer science degree to become a senior warehouse data manager for publix distribution…..I mean that’s how I use my education but this thing we do here is just passing time, funny though how you’re quick to ask me what I’m doing with my education when it’s clear to me you haven’t done much of anything yourself ….,.LITERALLY

    • J.j. Barrington

      Sure, sure.

    • efnet

      Lol trust me I have absolutely no reason to lie here …but hey it’s all good Mr lowes I feel you my nigg you need to feel superior so yea you’re killing me with that lowes hourly pay I mean gosh my salary couldn’t even compete …..did I do it right ? Lol

    • J.j. Barrington

      Sure.

    • efnet

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c09e4ba3172a1a4726d6c20d47122594956de3b0c09d913983ed52e7b68a9a8f.jpg
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/80a5105208dbc80b7421c3a782f01d94e9613d24a73a4bd5fdbe704422494f01.jpg
      So does lowes use proximity cards ? Or do you guys still use the badges with your names written in stickers ?
      I’m guessing you guys don’t use proximity cards I mean it’s not like there isn’t any part of the store other associates can’t visit lol
      We use proximity cards here lol

    • J.j. Barrington

      Sure, sure.

    • efnet

      LOL BWHAHAHA that salt my brother…..my work here is now done ….
      Until next time my low level retail worker lol

    • J.j. Barrington

      Sure, sure.

    • efnet

      What’s lowes paying these days ?
      $9, $10, $11 lol

    • J.j. Barrington

      Sure, sure.

    • efnet

      LOL love it I love it
      Once was hailed as the troll who would never shut up and now look at you lol.
      Beat down at your own game lol

    • J.j. Barrington

      Sure, sure.

    • Michael Norris

      Dude he is mostly right i don’t believe Xone is at 20 million sold maybe shipped but not sold while Ps4 is close to 40 million sold.

    • kma99

      Never disputed his claim but to believe that there are almost 40 million ps4 is Ludacris. You can clearly see the fanboy in his post.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Unless you’ve gone and made a note of the serial numbers, you can’t possibly make that claim.

      Well, you can, but you look stupid.

  • PachterStation

    It’s not like this has never happened before. You can’t get away from the fact that this gen, the PS4 has had very little competition. The Wii U was out first and never got started, Microsoft messed up big time at E3 before the Xbox One launched. This gen was handed to Sony on a plate.

  • KashIsKlay

    Would of been cheaper to launch on pc first but sure whatever they need to tell themselves.

    • J.j. Barrington

      … but it’s already on PC…

    • KashIsKlay

      eh, not sure I care enough about the game or dev to follow up

    • J.j. Barrington

      I’m mildly interested. I dabble in RTS every now and then- usually years apart- so this has some bit of my attention.

  • Pops

    ps4 is actually really boring compared to Xbox.ps4 is too over hyped.bought one the other day to see what was the big fuss and returned it.the Os is so last gen.you can’t even multitask.ps4 is lame

    • J.j. Barrington

      That was abysmally pathetic.

  • textomatic

    One thing is for sure this gen has been full of garbage indie games. The 360 had better “small studios” games than all the garbage that’s been coming out. Yeah there are a few good ones but there are way more bad ones. There needs to be some kind of quality control for these games like there was on the 360. It’s been garbage after garbage of indie crap.

  • crizz1066

    No real surprise here, PS4 is the better of the 2 machines for gaming. I’ll give the X1 you can watch TV on it better!! Don’t think I know anyone who’s got the X1 anymore or who’ll admit it lol.


 

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