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Should square keep FF PS4 exclusive?

Yes, that's where their fans are! 150 32.89%
 
Yes, I want PS4 to win! 29 6.36%
 
No, 3rd party exclusives suck! 61 13.38%
 
No, Square needs all the sales they can get! 151 33.11%
 
See answers. 65 14.25%
 
Total:456

not really and that's imo probably also a reason why microsoft canceled scalebound when they saw the sales difference of jrpg type games on xbox compared to ps4.



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Its clear their focus was on the PS4 version and the Xone version will just increase the overall sales for minimal investment not to mention a scorpio update might give a nice boost for the holiday season this year, last but not leat Microsoft contributed quite a bit of attention and promotion towards FF15 which helps both versions




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Depends not just about sales with this one since it was meant to be a ps3 only



Probably, it would be pushed more as an exclusive, but I dunno if that would make it sell as well on PS4 alone.



Isn't it kinda their decision? If they think it's worth it, great! Why do we have to make everything exclusive?



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It was worth it. SE needs to build the userbase on Xbox One. They can't magically expect PS4 sales on Xbox One. They need to make sure that Xbox sees the same games that PS4 does. Otherwise you're always going to see spotty sales.



Of course it was worth it. Today the porting cost are so ridicously small, even smaller games are released on PS4/X1/PC combo and propably Switch will take some love ( Tegra chip ).

Good example is Gears of War 4 X1/PC - they have make a test in December with cross-play and the results are clear - 91% of participants were X1 owners, rest 9% were PC owners.
10 to 1 and MS still want to release their games on PC.

http://www.eurogamer.pl/articles/2017-01-29-gears-of-war-4-z-opcja-wspolnej-rozgrywki-na-pc-i-xbox-one



KingofTrolls said:
Of course it was worth it. Today the porting cost are so ridicously small, even smaller games are released on PS4/X1/PC combo and propably Switch will take some love ( Tegra chip ).

Good example is Gears of War 4 X1/PC - they have make a test in December with cross-play and the results are clear - 91% of participants were X1 owners, rest 9% were PC owners.
10 to 1 and MS still want to release their games on PC.

http://www.eurogamer.pl/articles/2017-01-29-gears-of-war-4-z-opcja-wspolnej-rozgrywki-na-pc-i-xbox-one

That's a bad example though. For a 3rd party developer like SE it's all about sales and nothing more. So their only benefit is additional sales that hopefully make up for the porting and support costs.

MS realeasing on Windows is something completely different. It's not about recouping development costs, it's about popularizing their platform. I doubt the amount of sales on PC is very high on the priority list for MS while for 3rd party developers it's the only thing that counts.



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vivster said:

 It's not about recouping development costs, it's about popularizing their platform. 

I think totally the opposite. But well, one can guess.



Is this exlusivity begging? BTW, I bet the game will be ported to PC as well, presumably in 2018.