Forums - Gaming Discussion - If it's on a Microsoft console AND the PC, it's an exclusive.

In all seriousness, though, was the idea that "If it's also on PC it's not exclusive" always been a thing? Console games have gotten PC ports for over 20 years now. FFVII was released on PC less than a year after its release on PS1, but I don't recall anyone saying that FFVII wasn't an exclusive anymore. Same for FFVIII, MGS, Tomb Raider II & III, and Driver. All got PC ports at the same time as or less than a year after the PS1 version was released.

Personally, I think that if a game releases on one console but not any of the others but does get a PC release—a "console exclusive," to use Wikipedia's classification in games lists by platform—it should be considered "exclusive." Exclusivity doesn't have to always mean full exclusivity. If you're a console-only gamer and can only buy a specific game for only one of the three console platforms, then it's an exclusive.



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Shadow1980 said:

In all seriousness, though, was the idea that "If it's also on PC it's not exclusive" always been a thing? Console games have gotten PC ports for over 20 years now. FFVII was released on PC less than a year after its release on PS1, but I don't recall anyone saying that FFVII wasn't an exclusive anymore. Same for FFVIII, MGS, Tomb Raider II & III, and Driver. All got PC ports at the same time as or less than a year after the PS1 version was released.

And none of them were PS1-exclusives.

 

Shadow1980 said:

Personally, I think that if a game releases on one console but not any of the others but does get a PC release—a "console exclusive," to use Wikipedia's classification in games lists by platform—it should be considered "exclusive." Exclusivity doesn't have to always mean full exclusivity. If you're a console-only gamer and can only buy a specific game for only one of the three console platforms, then it's an exclusive.

By that logic if you're a PC-only gamer you can also ignore all console versions and declare almost any multiplatform game as "PC exclusive".

 



Going by Permalite definition and the existence of emulation there isn't exclusives.



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SegataSanshiro said:
Barkley said:

Disagree.

Horizon: Zero Dawn
Gravity Rush 2
Wipeout Omega Collection
Yakuza 0
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8
Kingdom Herats 1.5 + 2.5 HD
Final Fantasy XII: HD
Digimon World: Next Order
MLB The Show 17
Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy
Nioh
Persona 5
Uncharted: Lost Legacy
Gran Turismo Sport
Everybody's Golf
Knack 2
Hellblade

These games are all actual exclusives, none of them on pc, and these titles all released or are releasing in 2017.

Wipeout games in that collection are on PS3 and Vita

Yakuza 0 is also on PS3

Digimon is also on Vita

Persona 5 is also on PS3

A remaster is not a true exclusive. The remaster is but the game overall isn't exclusive.

Hellblade is also coming to PC

so Nintendo Switch has no big exclusives so far, correct?



d21lewis said:
sundin13 said:
If they want my money, release games that I can't buy on PC...

Don't they get your money whether you buy it on PC or console? It's still a sale.

How many royalties does MS get from a PC game vs a XBONE game is what i'd like to know.  If zero on the PC then that has some major signifigance and could be the reason why MS would push sales to its POS Windows Store.



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Neodegenerate said:
Mafioso said:

What does that have do with the fact that a Microsoft platform is required to access such Steam content?

The fact that Microsoft isn't getting anything out of it has everything to do with it.  Otherwise, they wouldn't have launched their games only in their own store to compete with Steam.

 

Also, as others have pointed out, you don't actually need a Microsoft OS to play the games.  There are workarounds that are not Microsoft products that can be used on PCs without the Win OS.

Sorry, some 'workaround' doesnt change he fact that the developer made the game for Windows. A game developed for Windows is a game developed for Windows.



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If something is exclusive you can only get it on one platform.



Have you heard this? "A true King doesn't need to say he is a King"

Trust me, if those XBox / PC games were really exclusives, you wouldn't even need to make a thread about it.

There is not way around it.

Exclusive:

noun: exclusive; plural noun: exclusives

- an item or story published or broadcast by only one source.

Games Launches in One Source / Platform = Exclusive
Games Launches in Two Sources / Platforms = Non Exclusive

The word exclusive has a over-valued connotation, but at least let's use it correctly, shall we...

Now, is there a PROPER WORD that actually describes this situation that nobody forced the XBox division to get into?



dharh said:
d21lewis said:

Don't they get your money whether you buy it on PC or console? It's still a sale.

How many royalties does MS get from a PC game vs a XBONE game is what i'd like to know.  If zero on the PC then that has some major signifigance and could be the reason why MS would push sales to its POS Windows Store.

MS doesn't get any royalty for PC games done outside of their store



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Thespiralmatrix said:
If something is exclusive you can only get it on one platform.

This is my definition, but it seems that has fallen off somewhere.