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EricHiggin said:
twintail said:

MS owns Havok which is most definitely not exclusive to their platform.

That's basically my point. That's not common knowledge, but PS4 exclusive AAA titles are. So next gen, while PS5 will still follow suit, will it be MS first party titles that become well known and praised, while PS is more quiet while making money behind the scenes like MS is now?

I would say at the time it was. It just didn't have any meaningful effects on anything in the long run for ppl to care.

There is no reversal taking place, this acquisition for Sony will definitely aid them in their own games in the audio department, even though it will be available for anyone to use, which in turn is only going to strengthen their 1st party presence. If Sony doesn't leverage this then no one is going to care about this in a few years time either. I would wager that most ppl dont care about middleware acquisitions.



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twintail said:
EricHiggin said:

That's basically my point. That's not common knowledge, but PS4 exclusive AAA titles are. So next gen, while PS5 will still follow suit, will it be MS first party titles that become well known and praised, while PS is more quiet while making money behind the scenes like MS is now?

I would say at the time it was. It just didn't have any meaningful effects on anything in the long run for ppl to care.

There is no reversal taking place, this acquisition for Sony will definitely aid them in their own games in the audio department, even though it will be available for anyone to use, which in turn is only going to strengthen their 1st party presence. If Sony doesn't leverage this then no one is going to care about this in a few years time either. I would wager that most ppl dont care about middleware acquisitions.

So it seems like we are in agreement then.



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EricHiggin said:
twintail said:

I would say at the time it was. It just didn't have any meaningful effects on anything in the long run for ppl to care.

There is no reversal taking place, this acquisition for Sony will definitely aid them in their own games in the audio department, even though it will be available for anyone to use, which in turn is only going to strengthen their 1st party presence. If Sony doesn't leverage this then no one is going to care about this in a few years time either. I would wager that most ppl dont care about middleware acquisitions.

So it seems like we are in agreement then.

If agreement means disagreeing with your thoughts that Sony becomes more quiet next gen, then sure I guess



twintail said:
EricHiggin said:

So it seems like we are in agreement then.

If agreement means disagreeing with your thoughts that Sony becomes more quiet next gen, then sure I guess

Well that wasn't worded the greatest now that you mention it. To be more clear, what I meant was that XB would go all out on marketing on their first party exclusives like PS did this gen, which could lead to PS titles receiving less spotlight, assuming those XB titles actually live up to the hype. PS just backing off and letting MS control the narrative isn't going to happen as you mentioned.



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