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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.



Initial 8th gen console wars as explained by The Matrix
XB - Did you know that the XB1 was designed to be a perfect multimedia device? Where none shared, where everyone would use Kinect. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire 360 catalogue was lost. Some believed we lacked the console gamer logic to describe the perfect system, but we believed that, as a community, console gamers define their reality through waiting and micro-transactions. The imperfect hardware was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the XB1 was redesigned to this: the XB1S and XB1X, the peak of console 4k capability.
PS - You're more attractive than I thought. I can see why they like you. - Who? - Not too bright though… You know why Cerny was hired to design the PS4? – Yes. – So, what do you think? Do you think you’re the One? – Honestly, we don’t know. - Do you know what that phrase means? It’s gamer lingo for know thyself. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Being the One is a lot like being the PS3. No one needs tell you that you screwed up, you just know it, through and through, hardware to exclusives.
Nin - Ok, now I'm supposed to say, hmm, that's interesting, but...then you say...- But what? - But...you already know what I'm going to tell you. - I'm not the Wii. - Sorry tablet. You got the gimmick, but it looks like you're waiting for something. - What? - Your next life maybe, who knows? That's the way these things go...   /  Unfortunately no one can be told what the Wii U is. You have to experience it for yourself. 
PC - Welcome to the x86 real gaming world. 
// //
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.



Initial 8th gen console wars as explained by The Matrix
XB - Did you know that the XB1 was designed to be a perfect multimedia device? Where none shared, where everyone would use Kinect. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire 360 catalogue was lost. Some believed we lacked the console gamer logic to describe the perfect system, but we believed that, as a community, console gamers define their reality through waiting and micro-transactions. The imperfect hardware was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the XB1 was redesigned to this: the XB1S and XB1X, the peak of console 4k capability.
PS - You're more attractive than I thought. I can see why they like you. - Who? - Not too bright though… You know why Cerny was hired to design the PS4? – Yes. – So, what do you think? Do you think you’re the One? – Honestly, we don’t know. - Do you know what that phrase means? It’s gamer lingo for know thyself. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Being the One is a lot like being the PS3. No one needs tell you that you screwed up, you just know it, through and through, hardware to exclusives.
Nin - Ok, now I'm supposed to say, hmm, that's interesting, but...then you say...- But what? - But...you already know what I'm going to tell you. - I'm not the Wii. - Sorry tablet. You got the gimmick, but it looks like you're waiting for something. - What? - Your next life maybe, who knows? That's the way these things go...   /  Unfortunately no one can be told what the Wii U is. You have to experience it for yourself. 
PC - Welcome to the x86 real gaming world. 
// //