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Angelus said:
shikamaru317 said:

They are great in the short term, but you have to think long game. More exclusives = more Xbox hardware sales. More Xbox hardware sales = More Xbox 2nd and 3rd party exclusives, more Japanese ports, less Sony timed hats (as they become more expensive for Sony to hat the less the marketshare ratio favors Playstation).

A handful of key 2nd and 3rd party Xbox exclusives that we have to wait 6 months to play on Gamepass this gen, can have huge benefits for Xbox in the long game, even multiple generations down the line. We have to stop thinking with an instant gratification mindset, and I say this as a Gamer on a very tight budget who loves day one Gamepass games. They are great, but Xbox can't focus only on day one Gamepass. That only day one Gamepass policy hurt them last E3 because it caused very few JP games to be on their showcase, and now it's hurting them with Indiana Jones and presumably other deals they have tried to sign behind closed doors too.

MS can worry about all that stuff and how best to achieve their targets. My only concern is getting more great games, on a consistent basis, hitting GP for me to play. I don't wanna have to wait 3-6 months to play something on GP, just so it can be exclusive and people somewhere else can't play it.

We'll definitely be getting day one gamepass games on a consistent basis regardless. They'll soon have over 30 first party studios and over 40 independent teams between those studios, that is like 7-8 first party games per year which will be day one gamepass once their 1st party machine gets into full swing, and they still have more acquisitions planned after Activision-Blizzard. Then you've got the 2nd and 3rd party exclusives deals they sign which are ok with releasing day one Gamepass. Then you've got the day one Gamepass AAA multiplat deals they sign like Back 4 Blood, Outriders, MLB The Show, and Sniper Elite 5, and the day one Gamepass indie deals they sign like Trek to Yomi, Atomic Heart, and Eiyuden Chronicle. All told, we're looking at 20+ day one Gamepass games in any given year later this gen. Do we really need every single 2nd and 3rd party exclusive deal they sign to be day one Gamepass when we already have that many other day one Gamepass games per year, when something like Indiana Jones or a Marvel or Star Wars game as an exclusive has so much potential hardware sales benefit for Xbox, which has compounding benefits for Xbox years and even generations down the line?

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 28 May 2022