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Microsoft May Bring First-Party Franchises to PlayStation in the Future

Halo, goodbye?

Microsoft already publishes multiformat games with Minecraft, but as the organisation increasingly looks to expand the reach of its services and subscriptions, there could come a time when it releases franchises like Halo and Gears of War on PlayStation platforms. That’s according to boss Phil Spencer, who’s revealed in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that he’s been given the freedom to reach gamers on any device.

The sticking point, perhaps, is that the Windows maker’s focus right now is on increasing its Xbox Live membership base, and we know that’s been a point of concern for Sony in the past. Microsoft, for example, wants PlayStation 4 owners to sign in to Xbox Live as part of its cross-platform push in Minecraft, something that the Japanese giant seemingly wants nothing to do with.

It’s interesting, though: we all sign in to EA, Activision, and Ubisoft accounts to play big blockbusters, so what’s the difference here? To be honest, we can’t imagine any Xbox first-party titles will be coming to the PS4 any time soon, but as Microsoft becomes increasingly obsessed with memberships and monthly active users, there’s every chance it could start looking to Sony’s global install base in order to grow those metrics.

Maybe.

[via wsj.com]

http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2017/11/microsoft_may_bring_first-party_franchises_to_playstation_in_the_future



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WallStreetJurnal & PushSquare must have miss heard something..... I dont see that happending unless they plan on leaveing the console market.



Without reading the article, i'll have to assume the quote is accurate.
"(...) he’s been given the freedom to reach gamers on any device"

That to me is the start of MS going 3rd party, as you don't go for all the markets and, at the same time, try to sell exclusivity.



Interesting. Some kind of "you can play this game, if you use our account" thing.
Would absolutely hurt Xbox console sales though.



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That seems really unlikely.



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Whether true or not, it seems insanely weird to even hint at something like this when you are launching a new console right now.



irstupid said:
Whether true or not, it seems insanely weird to even hint at something like this when you are launching a new console right now.

the money isnt on the console. its on membership and the sales related to that. so it really doesnt matter because xbox1 will sell to the desired demographic regardless. 



I just want to play cuphead on my switch



Fake news.



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Everything that comes out of his mouth is BS, dont believe anything this guy says.