So which time frame is "timed"? Feel free to explain for every title I listed why they aren't timed exclusives. "Game A doesn't count because the release differece is less than x months". "Game B doesn't count because the release differece is more than x months".
By the way... The "timed" part of "Rise of the Tomb Raider" on Xbox wasn't a year, it was three months. Then the PC version was released and the "timed" part ended.
Just pointing this out so in the future when you wonder why people think you have no clue what you are talking about - this is why.
Alas you quoted my post before I changed it. Trying to make it less rude.
Square Enix notes the game will be a console exclusive "for one year after its initial launch."
IE we knew when the game came out for XBox that it would come to Playstation a year later. That is what made it a timed exclusive.
we KNEW it was exclusive at the beginning. and we KNEW it wouldn't be a certain time later.
Thus it was a "timed exclusive". And why people are against "timed exclusives".
Rise of the tomb raider was coming to PS. Then XBOX stepped in because they needed something to compete against uncharted(which went horribly and hilariously wrong. Uncharted got moved and Xbox competed against Fallout which they also had a deal with).
It was content coming that got delayed. That is very different than a game coming out when a system DOESN'T EVEN EXIST YET.
What you don't seem to understand: there is a difference between moneyhatting and timed exclusivity.
Timed exclusivity is a broad definition. It doesn't matter if the exclusivity time frame gets announced or not. It also doesn't matter if someone pays for exclusivity or not.
ROTT was a timed console exclusive for 11 months, but only a timed exclusive for 3 months. "Timed console exclusives" is and intersection of "timed exclusives" and "console exclusives":
And why is the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy not a timed exclusive? PS4 version in June 2017, PC+XBO versions in June 2018, so 12 months difference. PCs and XBOs EVEN EXISTED in June 2017.
And why is Detroit: Become Human not a timed exclusive? PS4 version in May 2018, PC version in autumn 2019, so 16 - 18 months difference. PCs EVEN EXISTED in May 2018.
And why is Batman: Arkham VR not a timed exclusive? PSVR version in October 2016, PCVR in April 2017, so 6 months difference. PCVR headsets and PCs EVEN EXISTED in October 2016.
And why is Moss not a timed exclusive? PSVR version in February 2018, PCVR in June 2018, so 4 months difference. PCVR headsets and PCs EVEN EXISTED in February 2018.
And why is Skyrim VR not a timed exclusive? PSVR version in November 2017, PCVR in April 2018, so 5 months difference. PCVR headsets and PCs EVEN EXISTED in November 2017.
And why are the listed DLCs no timed exclusive DLCs? For most of them the timed exclusivity was even announced.