Yet Another Game May Not Come To The Xbox One Due To Parity Clause

Acid Nerve may never launch Titan Souls on the Xbox One due to id@Xbox’s parity clause.

Posted By | On 11th, Sep. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

Acid Nerve’s Titan Souls may never launch on the Xbox One. This is due to Microsoft’s strange parity clause wherein indies need to launch their games on all platforms together or first on Xbox One. This same policy was termed as brutal last week by Krillbite Studios’ Adrian Tingstad Husby.

Now at first look you may not find anything special about Titan Souls but if you watch the 18 minute long gameplay video above,  you will definitely feel intrigued by what this game has to offer. Indie games are now more relevant than ever and Microsoft is only hurting its games library by having such strange clauses.

Speaking to Acid Nerve’s Mark Foster, GamingBolt asked him whether there is any chance we may see a Xbox One version in the future. “Microsoft’s policies still have parity clauses which mean if we release it on PS4/Vita first, we can’t bring it to their console later so it probably won’t be on Xbox,” he said.

It’s worth noting that he does not confirm that it will not be released on Xbox One at all in the future but the as you can make out from his response the chances of that happening are slim. We hope that Microsoft will be revisit their policies and make it more open for indie developers and games in the future.

Titan Souls is due for the PlayStation 4, PS Vita and PC.

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  • True_Fan

    Lol this game looks like crap.

    • otherZinc

      Agreed! Cudos to M$ for not bringing this terrible wannabe Atari 2600 throwback game to its powerful next generation console!

      That game looks like s***.

    • Ibrahim Chhaya

      Try making a game before saying anything. It’s not easy to make realistic looking games.

    • bardock5151

      No its not, but this game is a throwback to Atari. Its not pushing the industry forward just filling it with micro transaction games like these is only a bad thing in the long term. Look at DLC.

    • bigshynepo

      I hope other game devs read your comment and decide to skip Xbox and their whiny fanbase. As a playstation owner, I welcome any and all gaming opportunities. Some great gaming moments exist in the world of indie games.

    • Only noobs care about graphics.

    • Lonny

      I’ve been gaming so long I don’t want to see those graphics again. It looks like a colecovision game so I will pass. So far the only Indie game that interests me is H-Hour.

    • I am 35 and been gaming since I was a kid. I don’t care about graphics. Graphics don’t make a game good. If you have a problem because it doesn’t look good than your taste in games is shallow. Games don’t play good and are innovative because of graphics. Gameplay is the center most important thing that makes a game good or bad.

    • bardock5151

      With new hardware and new immersive ways of gaming pushing the experience of gaming, to go back to that on a console or PC is a waste of money. These sorts of games are nothing more than a quick buck for minimal skill and talent.

    • Really? Have you played Rogue Legacy? Hotline Miami? There are many great games that don’t try to look amazing. They concentrate their efforts on gameplay. These games take more risk than big budget games that have no room for failure because of the expense in development. It takes talent having only one guy make a game like Fez or Bastion. It takes talent to make a Shovel Knight.

      You can be shallow and think its on in the graphics but without good gameplay the graphics are meaningless. A game doesn’t need good graphics to be fun. The majority of the creative ideas are in the indie scene and they are passionate gamers themselves.

    • bardock5151

      The gameplay belong on mobile devices simple as that. These sorts of games don’t push the boundaries on anything. The only indies that belong on a console or PC are games like star citizen, SoD, Minecraft and some platformers that try to be new and different not retro like this …. thing.
      Seriously just look at steam and the amount of sh#t is on there, most of those “games” earn the “developers” money which is good for them but most people who buy those games are just allowing mediocrity to flourish. If you cant get your game to garner some interest and build funds on kick-starter I’m not interested.
      Progressive not shallow.

    • Lonny

      No thats not what I said. It doesn’t have to be great graphics just not something that looks like it’s from the 70’s when I started gaming. Also it’s 2014 games should have decent graphics and great gameplay.

    • Should? Why should it? Its the style of the game. It has charm doing something different. All games don’t need to look realistic to be good games and to play good. Games are not fun because of graphics. Graphics just make games more immersive. Their is room for all type of games. There is no reason to be so hateful against indie titles.

    • bardock5151

      Its a mobile game. Sony and these developers see it as a quick cash grab like micro transactions.

    • No its not a mobile game. Its not a micro transaction. Do you even know what a micro transaction is? This is a full game. A micro transaction is a small piece of DLC that you can buy for an existing game.

    • bardock5151

      Wow, I won’t use analogies just for you. This game is good for the Gameboy maybe even Gameboy colour(that’s the kind of old hardware that could run it), it has no place on a console other than a filler for downtime between big releases. The game is not full price(rightfully so), it’s closer to the price of a micro transaction and will be as fulfilling as one.

    • phar0ahad3

      THis game is amazing its like dark souls and shadow ofthe colloses in a 8 bit game you fight titans and you only have 1 arrow and some bosses take alot of expertise and practice before you can beat them its a pretty neat little indie game but its a big loss and i feel really sorry for people who will miss out on this game ……………

    • bigshynepo

      Stop, your immaturity is showing.

    • jzgames11

      Somehow I bet to you Xbox would make it look great somehow based off of your comment history.

  • “Basically a mix between Dark Souls and Shadow of the Colossus”

    You have got to be joking…

    • chava

      He is talking gameplay wise not visual style and graphics.

    • jzgames11

      Seemed obvious enough huh? Things go over people’s head so easily these days hehe

    • phar0ahad3

      THis game is amazing its like dark souls and shadow ofthe colloses in a 8 bit game you fight titans and you only have 1 arrow and some bosses take alot of expertise and practice before you can beat them its a pretty neat little indie game but its a big loss and i feel really sorry for people who will miss out on this game ………….

  • andy

    Its called “blackmail clause” and it doesn’t exist now. Microsoft don’t have the power this gen so far to blackmail devs with their “negotiation” of:
    “This game is shaping up good. We at Microsoft want to cut you an amazing deal. You can either bring it to Xbox Live exclusively for a year or NEVER GET TO RELEASE IT EVER ON OUR PLATFORM!!!!! So what will it be?”
    As big a man as Phil Fish thinks he is, even he bent over for Microsoft with this offer as did many others last gen. Microsoft are simply not in a position to do this anymore as proven with titles like Stick it to the Man and Outlast.
    Should any games not come to Xbox, like No Man’s Sky, then you have the methods above to thank for that Xbox fans. If I was Hello Games, who make the game, I would be telling Microsoft to stick it too with all the hoops they had to go through to bring Joe Danger to Xbox.

    • Daniel Lawson

      the Don-Era is over… the Spencer-Era has begun

    • John Doe

      Spencer has allways been one of the key Xbox executives, even when Don was there. The reason why he was put in charge is because of the PS4 destroying them. Phil Spencer is only making changes because Xbox is failling against the competition.

      Phil Spencer is a liar and he is no better than Don.

    • bardock5151

      You gotta stop with your propaganda shill.

  • Daniel Lawson

    Has Microsoft even exercised this clause? This guy is clearly mistaken… he’s using it as an excuse… just come out and say you don’t like Microsoft so we can all air the dirty laundry

    • Lord Darque

      Why do people keep saying this like this? Do you have any proof the clause has been eliminated? We are talking about a whole lot of money they are missing out by not being able to release on Xbox. If you have some proof I would love to see it.

  • TJ

    don’t want it anyway

    • bigevilworldwide

      Of course you don’t brah, don’t worry brah COD is coming in November and you’ll get plenty of shooters brah…the shooter box has you covered

    • TJ

      i don’t want that trash neither SMH

    • bardock5151

      And yet more sold on your platform 🙂

  • You are flat out wrong’s mom

    who cares for this random gameboy looking game.. it won’t be missed

  • demfax

    Wow so much blind fanboy hate.

    • EmpeRawD

      Attention Sony diehards…..your leader is here

    • John Doe

      How is he a Sony diehard?

      The only “diehards” I see is the dying Xbox fanboy community that has been in full damage control, trying desperately to spread lies and fanboy fanaticism.

    • John Doe

      I can’t believe people are bashing the game in an attempt to divert attention away from the point which is Microsoft’s greed.

      It doesn’t matter what you think about the game. How is having more games and choices a bad thing?

      Attention: Research has discovered that Microsoft fanboy logic has become the leading cause of anger and stupidity flooding every major news outlet. We recommend that you try to avoid reading the entirety of Xbox fanboy sites and comments to save brain cells and to prevent reduction in IQ levels. GAME ON!!!

  • John Doe

    Microsoft is greedy. All they care about is abusing developers to screw over their competitors. That is why this clause exists. Microsoft cares only about monopolization and scamming the consumer into paying for their overprice. (Xbox Live). The reason why they charged for online is because they knew people would pay it to use features Microsoft foolled people into believing were better. Microsoft then uses that money to copy competitors and to monopolize without actually giving anything to the customer in return.

    Microsoft only listens to money. They see how much they can get away. They only make changes if they can’t get away with it. Microsoft doesn’t base their decisions off consumer value. They base their decisions off what their competitors do.

    A company with that much money is the one trying to bend everyone over. This is why it is so great that we still have Nintendo, Sony, and Valve. Microsoft’s fanbase is also the problem with this industry. Neither Microsoft or their fanatical fanbase have contributed anything useful to this generation or in the past other than their obsessive loyalty and constant lies in articles and forums.

    Microsoft tries to bend people over, and then does 180’s by copying Sony. Xbox fanboy fanatics scream “Hurray, Microsoft is listening!!!”

    It’s quite disgusting.

    • bardock5151

      You need to learn how the real world works now. Microsoft provides competition for Sony and Nintendo, don’t even bother talking about valve seeing as how they’re more of a distributor.

      Talking about hate why are you in an Xbox article pushing your hate around?

      Every single thing you mentioned that you “hate” about Microsoft is standard practice in business. Sony didn’t require you to pay for their online access only because they were struggling with the ps3, you only started getting free games because of the 2011 psn hack in which all of that personal information wasn’t even encrypted(that says to me they couldn’t give a f#ck about you as a consumer) and then they tried to put spin on it all by saying it “awokened dormant accounts” . You know why they spun it? To build back investor support especially since the financial hole was starting to get pretty deep.

      Xbox Live is a far superior service to psn and its been proven time and time again. No massive hacks, no large-scale disruptions and outages from DDoS attacks, no need to shut down for maintenance as they just shunt the service to other servers in the mean time. GWG is a comparable service now but we Xbox owners can thank Sony and their lack of concern about your private details for it to I suppose.

      Microsoft has contributed more to gaming than any other entity out there dumb #rse, DX is the industry standard, DX is better than OpenGL. Microsoft shares their games on another platform from time to time yet Sony is greedy and locks them down, which is more anti consumer? Don’t worry I’ll tell you because you’d either spin it or ignore it, Sony is the more anti consumer company there. Bungie says hello, Microsoft made them what they are now and still hold a large percentage of them. Microsoft provided the only developer friendly platform last gen(another great contribution to the industry and gamers, could you imagine how expensive games would have been if it was just Sony?) and yet Sony couldn’t care less about developers or consumers “The first five million are going to buy it (PS3), whatever it is, even [if] it didn’t have games.” (David Reeves on the PS3 launch, 2007) and “We don’t provide the ‘easy to program for’ console that [developers] want, because ‘easy to program for’ means that anybody will be able to take advantage of pretty much what the hardware can do, so then the question is what do you do for the rest of the nine-and-a-half years?” (Kaz Hirai. 2009).

      Sony f#cks up and they’re like ” look over here wink wink” and sheeple like you just follow like a good stupid consumer. Sony shows cgi trailers pretending its target and sheeple like you believe it.

      Nice way to generalise moron, “Microsoft’s fanbase is also the problem with this industry”, i see it as your the problem with the industry and people like you, believing that only Microsoft is the big bad corporation yet ignoring the fact that Sony became a multi billion dollar company through pretty much the same means.
      People like you are quite pathetic. Reply if you wish but I have no interest in conversing with fanatical fan boys like you.

  • crizz1066

    Yet again M$ shoot themselves in the foot with the stupid partiality clause. Why they have not got rid of this I don’t know. Yet every X1 fans says “who cares about idies” then M$ comes out and offer 2.5 bill for a company that made one of the best idies ever. M$ is lucky its has so much money to throw at something. Mind you that didn’t save the Zune .

  • Guest

    It’s an indie…nobody will even notice its “missing.”


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