But now they're saying "Console Exclusive". Which means they're using two different terms for the same game.
You don't see the problem in using different terms to mean the same thing, and for the same game? There's nothing "pretty simple" about that.
Not to mention changing the meaning of terms. At E3 they also used the term "Console Exclusive" to describe games that were "timed exclusive".
No one asked Microsoft to redefine what "Console Exclusive" means. It seems people forgot about that E3 presentation, and now they're confused.
Mate no one is changing the meaning of the words.
What is a console Exclusive? A game that is exclusive to a console. When PUBG launches for X1, how many other consoles is it launching for?
Its exclusive until otherwise.
Why is that so hard for some to grasp.
A console exclusive is and has always been a game that is planned to be permanently exclusive to one console. For example, Nier: Automata is a console exclusive for PS4.
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When it's a timed exclusive, as in the publisher has every intention of releasing it on multiple platforms, the industry (And yes, that includes Microsoft) has always used other more specific terms, like "timed exclusive", "launch exclusive", "console exclusive debut", "first on Playstation", etc.
In other words, Microsoft themselves invented these more specific terms to distinguish between a timed exclusive, and a regular console exclusive, etc.
Case in point, MS apparently labeled PUBG as a "launch exclusive" earlier. Microsoft now just saying "Console exclusive" is extremely disingenuous and misleading, and causes unnecesary confusion, which is why this topic was made tob begin with.
Microsoft are doing this for one reason, and one reason only. They want to confuse as many people as possible into believing that their timed exclusive games are actually permanent console exclusives.