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Moneyhatting is bad so I don't entirely like this (and I didn't like it during the previous generation either). That said, true partnerships, such as publishing deals, are OK and actually a good thing.



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foodfather said:
I fail to see whats to be impressed about this. Multuplatform games should remain so. If its by a third party, why should one userbase miss out just because one company is throwing money at the devs???

When MS did it with a couple of franchises last gen, PS3 owners were upset about it.

Now Sony seem to be doing this with every game virtually having an hour or sometimes even more exclusive to their console and this is commendable???

This to me is lazy and cheap.

Nothing lazy or cheap about this. its just business. and one that can be afforded by having the larger install base. Trust me, MS would be all over this if they could. It just makes zero financial sense for MS now to secure or keep these deals cause they lack the install base to back it.

And this "moneyhat" thing people throw around. that's just not how it works. Take Sony for instance. By the time COD releases this year they would have an install base of at least 30M. Now let's say they sell 8M copies of the game on the PS4. That's about $160M in royalties money to Sony. and say they paid Activision $30M in the exclusive content and marketing moneyhat. that still leaves them sitting on $130M in profits with the added benefit of moving more consoles and guaranteeing even more sales for the next installment in the franchise. That extra boost to their install base also means more games are bought in general which translates to more money all round.

Its the easiet and most effective kinda marketing there is.  Lastly, you need to understand something.stand I don't get this nonsense of how deals deprive others from getting this or that. If u want to get everything, then have the console(s) that has everything. If whatever exclusive content that comes to a multiplat game matters to you, then that is the version of the game you should buy. and if you don't have the console for it, then buy the console. Which ultimately will mean the money hat served its purpose.



Versus_Evil said:
tinfamous12 said:


Yes Sonys has good cards to play, but so does Microsoft. Xbox has an already extremely strong exclusive lineup next year with Quantum Break, Scalebound, Gears 4, Fable, and more. Plus, the exclusive marketing and DLC deal with Bethesda for Fallout 4 this year and next. I dont think Microsoft is too worried, just more selective.


Nobody has an exclusive DLC deal for Fallout 4.


By that, I mean Mod Support coming first to Xbox One.



foodfather said:
I fail to see whats to be impressed about this. Multuplatform games should remain so. If its by a third party, why should one userbase miss out just because one company is throwing money at the devs???

When MS did it with a couple of franchises last gen, PS3 owners were upset about it.

Now Sony seem to be doing this with every game virtually having an hour or sometimes even more exclusive to their console and this is commendable???

This to me is lazy and cheap.

Just another of your many short sighted comments.

IF Sony did 3rd party deals instead of releasing games, then you would have a point. As it is, Sony has many studios working on many projects.

Is it good for the gamer, no, but there's just has many Xbox fans that have switched their attitude towards 3rd party exclusives as there are Sony fans so please don't play the "when MS do it, it's bad" card.



Why should they?



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Intrinsic said:

Nothing lazy or cheap about this. its just business. and one that can be afforded by having the larger install base. Trust me, MS would be all over this if they could. It just makes zero financial sense for MS now to secure or keep these deals cause they lack the install base to back it.

And this "moneyhat" thing people throw around. that's just not how it works. Take Sony for instance. By the time COD releases this year they would have an install base of at least 30M. Now let's say they sell 8M copies of the game on the PS4. That's about $160M in royalties money to Sony. and say they paid Activision $30M in Lexclusive content and marketing moneyhat. that still leaves them sitting on $130M in profits with the added benefit of moving more consoles and guaranteeing even more sales for the next installment in the franchise. That extra boost to their install base also means more games are bought in general which translates to more money all round.

Its the easiet and most effective kinda marketing there is.  Lastly, you need to understand something.stand I don't get this nonsense of how deals deprive others from getting this or that. If u want to get everything, then have the console(s) that has everything. If whatever exclusive content that comes to a multiplat game matters to you, then that is the version of the game you should buy. and if you don't have the console for it, then buy the console. Which ultimately will mean the money hat served its purpose.

Exclusivity deals on multiplatform games deprives people from content that really shouldn't be delayed to begin with. For example, delaying map packs on Call of Duty has always been a dirty practice and has absolutely no benefit for the consumer. This type of deal seems to becoming more common, which is a loss for the consumer.



Current gaming platforms - Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, New 3DS, PC

As a multiplatform owner it sucks for me, all those multiplatform deals adds nothing for me and is money that could have been used for something else...



The only BS things about this is withholding content from the other console, like Sony has done, year long dlc, which sony has done. Causing MS to respond by getting Tomb Raider console exclusive for a year.

Sony's move now. They are already advertising so hard in America CoD "get on ps4 to play DLC 30 days first" When MS would just say "play dlc first on XBL" Sony trying super hard in American with no major exclusives.



Sharpryno said:

The only BS things about this is withholding content from the other console, like Sony has done, year long dlc, which sony has done. Causing MS to respond by getting Tomb Raider console exclusive for a year.

Sony's move now. They are already advertising so hard in America CoD "get on ps4 to play DLC 30 days first" When MS would just say "play dlc first on XBL" Sony trying super hard in American with no major exclusives.

Sony learned from the Xbox 360's marketing team, and now it's there fault that Microsoft still does it? 

At least this message made me smile. Microsoft taught Sony how effective this is.



Protendo said:
Sharpryno said:

The only BS things about this is withholding content from the other console, like Sony has done, year long dlc, which sony has done. Causing MS to respond by getting Tomb Raider console exclusive for a year.

Sony's move now. They are already advertising so hard in America CoD "get on ps4 to play DLC 30 days first" When MS would just say "play dlc first on XBL" Sony trying super hard in American with no major exclusives.

Sony learned from the Xbox 360's marketing team, and now it's there fault that Microsoft still does it? 

At least this message made me smile. Microsoft taught Sony how effective this is.

Idc whose fault it is.  It will get worse and worse and less first party games willl result as a cause.  Sony is not being smart about it atm imo.