Over the past few months, a number of games have been confirmed to be coming to all platforms, with the exception of Xbox consoles. This has caught the attention of gamers, who believe that certain companies are avoiding Microsoft systems.
Microids recently announced Inspector Gadget: Mad Time Party, a title that will be coming to PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC. Thus, it will not be available for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Faced with this, the Xbox community complained to the company for the lack of support for the brand, so Microids explained why it will not release the title on Microsoft's ecosystem.
Inspector Gadget[/i] game will not come to Xbox and fans are upset
On social networks, several gamers asked Microids for an explanation about the absence of Inspector Gadget: Mad Time Party on Xbox. The company clarified that it does not have a version of the game planned for Microsoft's consoles, but that it will think about the possibility of making one if demand is sufficient.
"If the demand is strong enough we will consider the possibility of offering the title on Xbox," the studio said.
Rather than reassuring gamers, the response angered many Xbox fans, who believe the company is belittling the brand and its player base. There were even people who went on a rant against Microids and told it that no one needs its title on Microsoft consoles.
The studio's response made others reflect on the current state of Xbox, as there are several games that have skipped their systems. Some fans of the brand noted that there are approximately 70 million consoles counting Xbox X|S Series and Xbox One, so they don't believe there could be a significant demand for the game.
Another part of the community disapproved of the attacks on the studio, as they believe that in the end they have reasons for not being on Xbox. Many believe that Microids could come to an agreement to release the game on Xbox and Game Pass, but apparently for now they have no plans to do so.
Developers:— colteastwood (@Colteastwood) May 23, 2023
There are probably over 20 million Xbox Series Consoles and over 50 million Xbox One Consoles. If you're making a PC version, what the heck? https://t.co/SCUKICr4tS
I'd love to know what the main challenge some publishers are facing on Xbox, and how Microsoft could better facilitate the platform for these games.— Stian Schultz (@Carnivol) May 23, 2023
I think the biggest issue is straight up the fact that the store front is awful.
Better storefront = Easier to discover titles. https://t.co/6tIkEzujLf