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FF7 was exclusive because fitting such heavy cutscenes on carts would make it needs loads of them, while they could fit it in 3 discs that came in the same case.
But I agree, exclusive games are often more polished than multiplats, even as the hardwares may be getting so alike to eachother nowdays, working directly with a hardware maker has its benefits.
It can also be bad, tho, if the game you wanted is coming to a platform you don't own you have to make another investment to be able to play it, instead of just getting the game anywhere as multiplats allow.



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Otter said:
V-r0cK said:
Nobody should be bother by this because a game that is exclusive to a system makes no difference to us because we are able to play it on whatever system it's made for. Just go out and buy it. Simple.

And if anybody chooses to not buy a game because it's on a platform that you do not prefer to own then clearly that game isn't that important to you.

What kind of nonsense. 

They're huge investments and if someone is not comfortable investing in additional 2 platforms, it doesn't mean that the experiences aren't important for them, it just means that they have to weigh it up against other priorities in life. There are many times when I've missed out on experiences I was very passionate about like concerts, festivals, holidays etc because I have to weight it up against other possibilities/responsibilities. Opportunity costs. Lets not limit peoples experiences just so we can boast of some minor pixel differences and slighter better draw distances


Yea. I think Porsches should be cheap and affordable to everybody too. > _>



Hunting Season is done...

There is exactly one, and only one, good reason for a game to be exclusive to a certain platform. That reason being if the publisher of said console is directly responsible for the game's existence. Be that because it's their studio working on it, it's their IP, they're funding an outside studio's project, etc. If the game wouldn't exist without their involvement, it is completely understandable that the game be exclusive to their platform/services. Any game where this is not the case means somebody is simply paying in order to keep something away from other people, rather than investing in order to provide us with something that we wouldn't otherwise get.

Now, obviously, there are scenarios where doing something like this could still be of benefit to the publisher, but as a consumer, there is literally no good reason to ever root for this.



Today is Sony IR day, and Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO John Tsuyoshi Kodera shared a few statements on the company’s current business plans

As for business strategies beyond 2018, Sony will put more effort in the development and enhancement of exclusive titles.

Read more at http://www.siliconera.com/2018/05/21/sony-ceo-playstation-4-finally-entering-closing-stages-console-life-cycle/#hRQpzWMEcO7WuWxA.99



Azzanation said:
Exclusives is not a consumer friendly practice. Unless you are talking for the Rich who can afford everything, why would you want to support barring gemes for 1 platform? This is one reason why i prefer PC gaming over console gaming, its one giant community not split into 3 smaller ones.

win10 store, uplay, origin, steam, battlenet, riot game launcher thing....

Is it really one giant community?



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Ganoncrotch said:
Azzanation said:
Exclusives is not a consumer friendly practice. Unless you are talking for the Rich who can afford everything, why would you want to support barring gemes for 1 platform? This is one reason why i prefer PC gaming over console gaming, its one giant community not split into 3 smaller ones.

win10 store, uplay, origin, steam, battlenet, riot game launcher thing....

Is it really one giant community?

Umm yes, anyone with a PC has access to those apps.. unless you game on Apple which than you have a different problem.



Azzanation said:
Ganoncrotch said:

win10 store, uplay, origin, steam, battlenet, riot game launcher thing....

Is it really one giant community?

Umm yes, anyone with a PC has access to those apps.. unless you game on Apple which than you have a different problem.

Yes, you can go and install various different apps which give you access to various different communities on the PC, there is no overlap or intercommunication between those applications or communities though. There is also no unified accounts which pass between any of these online networks afaik.



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If a developer is incompetent enough that it can't develop for multiple platforms, it should not be developing games at all. They should release in every possible platform, including mobile, there's nothing good coming from exclusivity.



I have no issue with bought exclusivity even more when it's a new IP. But the recent cases we have seem where mostly badly handed.

But I would be pleased if MS and Sony opened their wallets and helped pay for a lot more new IPs.



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

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

OdinHades said:

AAA 3rd party publishers can just fuck off altogether as far as I'm concerned. Nowadays you get the best games from first party studios from Sony and Nintendo and from Indie devs. Ubisoft, EA, Activision and the other big publishers are just working on how to squeeze the most money out of the gamer, lacking almost any creativity while making their games. Ubisoft games feel always the same, Activsion doesn't even try anymore and just slaps whatever is popular right now onto Call of Duty, EA fucks up so many times I don't even know where to begin. And Bethesda just keeps re-releasing Skyrim all the time.

Seriously, I don't even care too much about 3rds anymore. Sure, there are some exceptions here and there and every once in a while someone releases a good game. But most of the time it's crap.

I think similar... the majority of my gaming time is on exclusives, MPs are more like fillers and I just play a handful of them, avoiding all their nick and dime strategies.

Otter said:
V-r0cK said:
Nobody should be bother by this because a game that is exclusive to a system makes no difference to us because we are able to play it on whatever system it's made for. Just go out and buy it. Simple.

And if anybody chooses to not buy a game because it's on a platform that you do not prefer to own then clearly that game isn't that important to you.

What kind of nonsense. 

They're huge investments and if someone is not comfortable investing in additional 2 platforms, it doesn't mean that the experiences aren't important for them, it just means that they have to weigh it up against other priorities in life. There are many times when I've missed out on experiences I was very passionate about like concerts, festivals, holidays etc because I have to weight it up against other possibilities/responsibilities. Opportunity costs. Lets not limit peoples experiences just so we can boast of some minor pixel differences and slighter better draw distances

It just mean that they regarded other things more important. Life is made of choice and they clearly put theirs.

I haven't played a lot of games on Genesis and SNES because I couldn't buy them, some I was able to rent or play at friends house. I don't fret over that since entertainment isn't a right.



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

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."