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Minecraft 2 Xbox SEX exclusive (timed exclusive and then later releasing on PC).



Nintendo is selling their IPs to Microsoft and this is true because:

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AbbathTheGrim said:

Minecraft 2 Xbox SEX exclusive (timed exclusive and then later releasing on PC).

1. Minecraft is more a service than a sequalized game IP.  A part 2 doesn't even really make sense. Microsoft has even said they don't want to fracture the community by doing a sequel.

2. If it's a timed exclusive, then the upper hand only lasts during the time period.  And that's not really a huge upper hand.  Minecraft had a 1.5 year head start on X360 over PS3 and we see how that turned out.



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Then to counter, Sony will make another deal with Epic as they are already in bed to make fortnite timed exclusive



             

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As much as I’d like that it won’t happen. Minecraft is so lucrative it’s more profitable to keep it on the competition.

As the monopoly of the “built create share” genre it also does double duty on preventing anything on the competition from truly thriving (basically anything from Media Molecule). So there is a strategic benefit.



 

 

How is that an ace? I've never played it but from what I seen it's not a 'game' just virtual Lego's.



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DPsx7 said:
How is that an ace? I've never played it but from what I seen it's not a 'game' just virtual Lego's.

Selling 176 million worldwide as of March 2020 seems to qualify as an “ace” to most people. And it was only around 50 million when MS acquired it FYI. Also 150 million F2P copies in China. 

It would be a massive value proposition to limit it to Xbox, but it also falls out of line with their consumer friendly philosophy. Basically, Minecraft was multiplat when bought so it would be bad PR to roll back on that. I personally made peace with this a while ago and think of it as other gamers helping pad Xbox’s bottom line. 



 

 

Captain_Yuri said:
Then to counter, Sony will make another deal with Epic as they are already in bed to make fortnite timed exclusive

I think it was already announced as a launch title for both.

Minecraft 2 hasn't been announced so there is no counter to be done. If Sony were to moneyhat Fortnite for a bit, it wouldn't be a counter. On a side note, that would probably be a really expensive moneyhat for Sony.



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I don't think that would be a good idea for the IP or its potential revenue.

Instead... Minecraft Kart only on MS devices.



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