The proof of Halo 5 sales will be those 70% digital attach ratio or the some Billion revenue that used the revenue of the console as well? Sure sure, go there. Let's pretend Halo 5 is even bigger than Halo 3. Still doesn't change the fact that 343i is stuck to Halo and that Bungie left because they were done with Halo.
Your analogies are the most exquisite... so both titles having being release a same number of times by one developer is meant to mean anything?
Your points to deflect are fantastic. So a game made by a small team inside the dev proves they have the freedom to dev what they want?
If you were to ask before GTS, you would be asking "what game PD released recently" because it didn't release any game in the last 4 years? Their contract haven't change as far as we know, so they having released and worked on different games than GT in the past and having no evidence of they wanting to do other thing and not being allowed doesn't prove at all that they aren't allowed to. Again let's go by comparison to ALL Sony devs, not a single one of then is mandated to release a specific game or be stuck on a franchise, not even the ones that answer directly to SEI, so why would the only case be the one that isn't even under SEI? Would that be because you want it to be?
I'm not thanking or bashing MS for locking then to it. You have been rolling this crazy notion during all this conversation. I'm stating what is observable about MS practices.
Also, seems like you have to at least open your eyes to what is outside of MS and see that not all devs do it like this.
Please prove any Zelda being almost yearly or Mario 3D or 2D... the fact that a game have a Mario, Zelda or Pikachu character doesn't make that a milked franchised, at most a milked char.
Nope, not every franchise and not in the same way. There are plenty of successful games from Sony and other 3rd parties that released a number of games and while still successful finished.
Owww man, if you want to go this way we can then go to say all games are the same because you use inputs to play.
So a lot of people agreeing with you makes it true? So I guess it's true MS should leave the gaming business.
Didn't know you had platined the game and knew everything from the gameplay even this long before release.