Microsoft’s Studio Shutdowns Spark Outrage as Hi-Fi Rush Shines

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  • Microsoft closed Tango Gameworks, angering Hi-Fi Rush fans.
  • Hi-Fi Rush’s Steam rating skyrocketed after the closure news.
  • Players urged Spencer’s resignation and bought the game to support devs.

Xbox lovers were shocked last week when Microsoft announced that Tango Gameworks, the developers of Hi-Fi Rush, and three other studios would be shut down. The fact that the only previous shutdown in comparison to this one was acquired by Microsoft in 2021 gives a clear idea that this is the first closure of a studio owned by Bethesda after being purchased by Microsoft.

Outrage over studio closures

With the announcement came an outpouring of support from the gaming community, where they highly appreciated the effort Hi-Fi Rush developers put in and, as a result, were positioned among the best Xbox titles of the decade. In March 2024, the PS5 version of the game was launched, and Limited Run Games is still planning to release it physically. 

Steamdb reported that unnumerable users of Steam had given Hi-Fi Rush 2,497 positive reviews this week. In contrast, the game gets between 50 and 70 positive reviews weekly. Hi-Fi Rush now has a 97 overall Steam review rating

                            .                                                              Source: Steamdb 

Hi-Fi Rush’s overwhelming success

The happiness score of the community stands at an impressive 46%, with the category “Overwhelmingly Positive” being highly recommended. In contrast, GTA V’s ratings were in the middle somewhere, even after the long wait. Here, freak out Helldivers 2, ratings are now ’Overwhelmingly Negative’ only after Sony decides to require users to link their PSN accounts and deny access in 180 countries. 

Though it would not change the decision of Microsoft to shut down Tango Gameworks, it is great to see the community coming together to applaud Hi-Fi Rush, which got universal critical acclaim upon release, even if just to tell the developers that the community cherishes their work. The decision to close down Tango Gameworks and three other studios owned by Bethesda a couple of days ago has made several players urge the CEO Phil Spencer to quit his post as they fear that there will be more studios that will be chopped off in the future including Ninja Theory who are set to launch Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice on May 21st.

Suppose you have no chance of playing HiFi Rush. In that case, it is already one of(the new)Humble Bundle, which costs $11. 99. The bundle also includes Yakuza, to some, like A Dragon, Steel Rising, Loddlenaut, King of the Castle, Bravery and Greed, Amanda the Adventurer, and Mediterranea Inferno.

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