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dx11332sega said:

According to an insightful Wall Street Journal report, Sony is looking to make deals with major publishers in order to put the PlayStation 5 in the best possible position when it launches next year. The publication claims that the platform holder is focusing on major, big budget titles – and it’s lining up both timed exclusivity and exclusive content to differentiate itself.

This will likely end up an extension of its PS4 strategy, where it partnered closely with major releases like Destiny and Watch Dogs to give it the upper-hand. If anything, its bargaining power is likely to have strengthened since the launch of its current-gen console, so don’t be surprised if it spotlights some whopping third-party titles when the PS5 is finally revealed to the world.

link:http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2019/06/sony_looks_to_be_locking_timed_exclusives_for_ps5

"According to an insightful Wall Street Journal report, Sony is looking to make deals with major publishers in order to put the PlayStation 5 in the best possible position when it launches next year. The publication claims that the platform holder is focusing on major, big budget titles – and it’s lining up both timed exclusivity and exclusive content to differentiate itself."

this is actually 3 things.
1) More major publishing deals, of exclusivity.
2) Focusing on major budget titles (their own games)
3) knows its own exclusives + timed exclusives, are what differentiates itself (from competitors)

Thread title , only reflects 1 thing from this news, and in a negative light.
The Wall Street Journals peice, was about strategy, and Sony with PS5 going after Hardcore gamers.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/sony-positions-next-playstation-for-hard-core-gamers-11561800603?mod=e2tw

^ this is what the pushsquare article peice is referenceing.

Its about What Sony plans to do for next gen,
and thats basically not go chaseing "bigger audiences" with streaming and such, but instead focus on (hard)core Gamers.

Its even in the title of the peice.

Last edited by JRPGfan - on 30 June 2019

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JRPGfan said:

"According to an insightful Wall Street Journal report, Sony is looking to make deals with major publishers in order to put the PlayStation 5 in the best possible position when it launches next year. The publication claims that the platform holder is focusing on major, big budget titles – and it’s lining up both timed exclusivity and exclusive content to differentiate itself."

this is actually 3 things.
1) More major publishing deals, of exclusivity.
2) Focusing on major budget titles (their own games)
3) knows its own exclusives + timed exclusives, are what differentiates itself (from competitors)

Thread title , only reflects 1 thing from this news, and in a negative light.
The Wall Street Journals peice, was about strategy, and Sony with PS5 going after Hardcore gamers.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/sony-positions-next-playstation-for-hard-core-gamers-11561800603?mod=e2tw

^ this is what the pushsquare article peice is referenceing.

Its about What Sony plans to do for next gen,
and thats basically not go chaseing "bigger audiences" with streaming and such, but instead focus on (hard)core Gamers.

Its even in the title of the peice.

That sounds like a horrible business decision. If its true and they are only focusing on the Hardcore audience than the system will only sell to a fraction of what the PS4 sold world wide. 

The casual audience makes up for a lot of the sales for each platform, to simply ignore them will hurt the brand and also push for cheaper alternatives from others.

Unless PSNow is going to be a solid focus point next gen as the alternative, I cannot see a positive outcome releasing another PS3 priced console.



So arrogant Sony is indeed back. Was afraid of that



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dx11332sega said:

According to an insightful Wall Street Journal report, Sony is looking to make deals 

I get pushsquare was your source but you should really read the actual source but wsj never claims anything about Sony pushing for exclusitivity. 

estebxx said:

I dont like Timed exclusives... i rather they put that money on producing more of their own games with their own studios, OR pay for the development of brand new (completely) exclusive IPs from 3rd party studios (like what they did with Bloodborne).

That's not how it works. From the obvious fact that Sony already has all their studios making games on top of working with other studios. 

The budget Sony uses for game development and that for marketing are not the same.

Not getting timed exclusives doesn't mean more Sony made games.

Trumpstyle said:
I read that WSJ article, for some reason I can't access it again, a paywall appears. The article never mention anything about time-exclusive it's just pushsquare that assumes this. The article was about Sony going after the hardcore gamers with the PS5 and focusing on games from big publishers, indie games is just less important.

With this information I think PS5 will be more expensive than $400 and more likely $500+ and they are focusing on power, not price for the PS5.

Yeah, good on reading the actual info!

think-man said:
Timed exclusives suck, use that money to develop your own games.

Doesn't work that way to my knowledge. 1st and 3rd party relations are 2 different departments. 



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According to Sony itself, they are focusing on First party, Big budget, story based, PS exclusives.

The article that was cited here was based on a no-name source, who is said to be well informed. So basically pure hearsay. According to me, this article was written for two purposes:

1. To get clicks

2. To smear PS reputation and make it look like antigamer.

By the way, I know just one 3rd party game where Sony has had timed exclusivity, and that is Destiny. Considering that it was a new IP, and it has had several rough seasons, I would say Sonys commitment has probably helped to get Destiny over its crisis. Is that so anti consumer. 

Any other 3rd party games with Sony exclusive content out there?

 



Isn't pushsquare a Sony website?



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dx11332sega said:
Isn't pushsquare a Sony website?

They are, but journalistic skills skews more to hot takes, positive or negative.

Even as a Sony fan I avoid that site. 



dx11332sega said:
Isn't pushsquare a Sony website?

OP is you.



Interesting. lol