This is a hilarious reply. I'm not even arguing that Nintendo or Sony dont do what you suggest they do. In fact I'm sure they do. I'm only questioning your thoughts on MS, which you are clearly trying to avoid by throwing some baseless facts around.
It doesn't matter if MS gets money off Hellblade Switch. I never said that. But the move to put it on Switch was made before MS acquired NT. So no, they had no control over the port, regardless if they were opposed to it or not. NT made the deal with Qloc to port the game with zero involvement from MS. All games in production before these acquisitions are still being released from related devs. That is a fact.
If you can argue that all platform makers are buying up multiplatform studios with no direct ties to them, then show the reciepts.
And actually yeah, it isn't much different. Paying a dev/ publisher to keep a game exclusive and buying said dev/ publisher so that their games are exclusive is ultimately the same thing, denying potential multiplatform games from releasing on anything but your own hardware.
Just because MS gets to own more studios to fuel your fanboyism doesn't change the fact that they used money to keep future games off other potential platforms.
Wow this is hilarious.
You strongly believe MS have no choice /facepalm.. they own 100% of Ninja Theory and 100% of HellBlade IP which falls under NT. The sad truth here is the lack of logic applied to your post. MS have all the choices in the world here. They can easily cancel the contract between whatever imaginary contract you are talking about here.. They own it. No different to how Epic pulled Metro Exodus from Steam weeks away from releasing and locking it to EGS.
You need to learn that when you own something you can control it. The problem here is you refuse to believe that MS allow these things to happen, its far from them not having a choice. The proof is pretty simple that MS want this to happen, just like in my Link I sent you.. they want Cuphead on Switch, they are not losing these exclusives when they want them to be on the machine. Halo MCC is coming to Steam because MS want it on Steam, they want Minecraft on Switch because they want it on Switch. Strong rumours say they want GamePass and future published titles on Switch.. how much clearer can it be. The choice is they are allowing Hellblade on Switch and not paying out the contract and terminating it. So you should be thanking them not hating them. If it was Sony, expect Sony to pull out all ports of a game and locking it into the PS eco-system, and Nintendo are no different here.
^Its a rumour but the way things are between MS and Nintendo with Crossplay, Switch Live account and more 1st party MS games coming to Switch, its not rocket science.
Buying studios is a different business, its got nothing to do with buying timed exclusives and porting 1st party games to other platforms. In other words, thank MS for buying those studios because at least there's a chance they will release on Steam and Switch unlike there competitors who wont be so passive with them.
Fuelling my fanboyism? so you are calling me a fanboy? Its more like I am stating the obvious. There's a difference.
Last edited by Azzanation - on 16 April 2019