The Inspector Gadget will not go to Xbox because Microids doubts successful sales on these consoles
A few weeks ago, the release of the Inspector Gadget – Mad Time Party, a new game on the famous animated series, which was supposed to appear on all platforms except Xbox. This choice was due to the uncertainty of Microids in demand from users of this console, which caused a discussion on Twitter.
The Inspector Gadget – Mad Time Party announced at the end of April is clearly not a loud name on the game scene, but the situation may be significant, not least because such a game would be released on all possible platforms without any problems. Responding to a user’s request on Twitter, the official Microids account said: "If the demand is large enough, we will consider the possibility of spreading the game on Xbox".
This is a rather strange statement for the game of this kind, since it means that the publisher does not see potentially any chance of profit or even possible losses in the distribution of the Inspector Gadget – Mad Time Party on Xbox One or Xbox Series X | S, despite the fact that both The platforms probably count (in the absence of official data) of a total of more than 50 million consoles sold.
"This is the situation in which we are now with the Xbox platform, the developers consider it not common enough to take it into account", – wrote Jez Korden, quoting the message of the French publisher. "This is again the situation with Windows Phone", – added Tom Warren, to which Korden answered "scary".
Since this is a French publisher, it is possible that the local situation has influenced the decision, given the obvious dominance of PlayStation in this territory and in Europe as a whole, but the Inspector Gadget is a rather global brand, so the solution is still strange, since it is very different from the fact that it is very different from the fact that We often see in relation to Japanese games.
Of course, this also raised the question of Xbox Game Pass and games sales, claiming that they fell sharply because of this service, and that the developers are now more striving to conclude a deal with Microsoft to launch games in this catalog than to release them in a standard form. In any case, this aroused considerable interest and a long discussion on the Internet, as a result of which Microids reported that it took note of numerous response and would evaluate the situation.