Worth noting that he said that before Sony hatted 4 more AAA exclusives, including 2 from Zenimax. Many who once would have been against MS buying a whole publisher and then walling it off from Playstation, will have changed their opinion since then due to Sony continuing to play dirty pool with AAA moneyhats even though Phil attempted to call a truce between MS and Sony in regards to moneyhats. I know I for for one have gone from being against MS walling off a whole publisher from Sony to being all for it, Sony deserves it after the amount of anti-consumer BS they've pulled, especially this year (increasing the price of games especially in Europe and then claiming that they can't afford to do day one PS Now releases for their exclusives, moneyhatting games like Tokyo Ghostwire and FF16 and DLC's like Spider-Man in Avengers, etc.). Sony has grown to near 2006 levels of cockiness again and need a wake up call, if it takes Zenimax being walled off from PS to wake them up, so be it.
You should really take off your green goggles before posting.
MS has been outright buying studios instead of investing on their own games, what Sony does is shit compared to it, even as it's also shit, indeed.
The anti-consumer BS is always really undue here, now Sony is to blame for increased game prices when companies where already saying they would do it?
I dunno how I still didn't see you say Sony is the culprit behind the pandemic so people can give more attention to the PS5 launch.
Sony needs a wake up call, that's why MS is buying studios like they always did... damn, just damn.
Everything good Sony does is a reaction to MS, everything bad Sony does is because they are anti-consumer. And everything bad MS does is a reaction to Sony, everything good they do is because they are full of goodwill.
Quite interesting world some people live into.
MS has been doing plenty of investment into their own games. Almost every studio they have is growing and hiring more devs, some like inXile and Compulsion are moving into new offices just to have space for more devs. They're building The Initiative from the ground up. Playground has been building an RPG studio from the ground up since 2017 thanks to MS investment. They are doing far more to improve their 1st party than just buying more studios.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Sony the only publisher to increase from 60 to 80 euros for their games? The rest are only increasing to 70 euros I think. Besides, just because certain other publishers have decided to increase the price of their next-gen games by $10 or equivalent, doesn't mean that Sony needed to as well. Several publishers have already decided to stay at $60, at least for the time being, because they decided that increasing the price of games would look anti-consumer, especially in the middle of the Covid pandemic.
Why would I say that Sony is behind the Covid pandemic? That is totally asinine.
Sony needs a wake-up call because they have grown overly complacent and cocky after a generation of runaway success, we saw them do the same once before after the runaway success of PS2, and now it feels like they doing it again in some ways, though not quite to the same extremes as 2006 Sony ("you should want to get a 2nd job to afford a PS3").
You're putting words into my mouth that I never said with that paragraph, so I'm not going to even bother with it.
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 27 September 2020