Wrong. Microsoft would rather sign up 1 person for game pass then sell 500 copies at full price on PS5. It ain't happening chief, even if the Series X and S sell less then Wii U it still aint happeningThe actual reality of this situation is this:
If, over the next few years, Ps5 massively outsells XBox, and is regarded as the market leader, with a massive install base: Bethesda games will be out on Ps5.
If, over the next few years, Xbox and PlayStation maintain a closer sales ratio, and PlayStation is not by far and away the dominant console of this generation: Bethesda games won’t be out on Ps5.
Microsoft have to challenge Sony in the marketplace to ensure exclusivity.
This is the plain, simple old reality in a capitalist economy.
...now, whether Sony will actually want Bethesda games on their platform if they are in that dominant a position is another thing entirely. EDIT: a decision predicated on whether Microsoft charge them a fucking fortune for the privilege!
In my mind..anything can happensI don't think we'll have to worry about that.
I wouldnt be surprised if some games come to Switch, in fact i'm 99% certain it was Switch Phil was on about with his 'case by case basis'.
Well if some do go to Switch, i'd expect them way later, and downported, like with Doom and Wolfenstein, etc. I dont actually think Switch will be in the mind when developing the next Doom, Fallout, or Elder Scrolls.If I had an Xbox I wouldn’t want those games to be held back by the Switch (unless it’s a bogged down port that releases later). Microsoft needs critically acclaimed AAA games to test the limit of the Series X, and Bethesda already has issues with optimization. They don’t want the narrative to go from “Xbox has no games” to “Xbox games run like shit”.
So is MS anti-consumer now? And is Phil Spencer officially a liar? Didn't he say they didn't believe in doing video game's business this way?
Those are all third party games. Mass Effect 1 never came out on PlayStation I don't think. And it was very apparent what was going on with RoTR, they thought they'd be competing with Uncharted 4 until Sony pushed that back. And it was announced specifically as a 1 year console exclusive if I'm not mistaken. And even still and again, all 3rd party games.In my mind..anything can happens
Look at Mas Effect and Rise of Tomb Raider...
Anything is posible in he future so who knows
Theres always posibilites this game eventually ended up on other system
"We want more people to be able to play games, not fewer people to be able to go play games. "
LOL, why's he so afraid to just admit what everybody already knows? It's silly to keep pussy footing around like this.
Thats the point though, you're talking Starfield, the next Doom, the next Fallout, the next Elder Scrolls, the next Dishonored, the next prey, the next Wolfenstein, etc. This is a big deal that would create a ton of negativity, dodgy media questions and articles etc.This sort of non-denial denial is such douchey bullshit. What are you afraid of? Just tell it like it is.
"Yes, we bought this game studio to make their games exclusive to our platform. Is there a problem with that? Because we're Microsoft and we don't give A FUCK what you think. What you think doesn't matter. Goodbye, motherfucker."
Maybe ask jim ryan on his nonsense about "believing in generations?"My god, this guy goes around in circles to not say something that they are obviously doing. The games are exclusive and you paid for them to be exclusive, that's how these things work.
Why is it so difficult for you Americans to be straightforward and just say it?
This is Microsoft we're taking about, they are already an infamous evil corporation. Why they would care about the media is a mystery, they know as well as anyone else how useless gaming media is.Thats the point though, you're talking Starfield, the next Doom, the next Fallout, the next Elder Scrolls, the next Dishonored, the next prey, the next Wolfenstein, etc. This is a big deal that would create a ton of negativity, dodgy media questions and articles etc.
They are about to launch 2 new consoles, they dont want that negativity right now.
Can't argue with that, if it was the other way around, it would be us defending it and Xbox fans shouting 'anti-consumer' from the rooftops...It's a boss move and the exact deal that Xbox needed. Sony fans are gonna have some tough choices to make in a couple of years. Can't hate on Xbox here for this.
That`s pretty simple.
If PS5 have a similar marketshare as the PS4, those games are almost certain to be multiplat, maybe with time-exclusive for the xbox depending on the xbox consoles numbers.
If the xbox has a lead, it`s the oposite, with those games being exclusive for sure.
Sony deserves to get the finger by MS for the way they have acted once they tasted success again with the PS4. I doubt MS would be interested in releasing games on the PlayStation so I don't see why this would even be a discussion.