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Doubt it. I think Sony will be hand picking small to medium sized studios for acquisitions this generation. They might buy Ember Labs when Kena comes out. You don't need to drop billions to get good games.



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method114 said:

First MS could have done this with Minecraft and they didn't. Second is if MS plans to make these massive titles exclusive why haven't they just come out and said it? Right now before everyone is fully locked in and purchased their new next-gen console. Why has MS not told everyone that all these massive titles that used to be multiplat will never go to playstation? It would be a massive blow to playstation. I've already seen people online waiver on whether or not to get a PS5 because of it. Instead they not only didn't say it but they said they would do a case by case basis. This to me says everything.

Minecraft was already released on Playstation consoles before Microsoft purchased it. What were they suppose to do? Make customers send back their copies?



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DroidKnight said:
method114 said:

First MS could have done this with Minecraft and they didn't. Second is if MS plans to make these massive titles exclusive why haven't they just come out and said it? Right now before everyone is fully locked in and purchased their new next-gen console. Why has MS not told everyone that all these massive titles that used to be multiplat will never go to playstation? It would be a massive blow to playstation. I've already seen people online waiver on whether or not to get a PS5 because of it. Instead they not only didn't say it but they said they would do a case by case basis. This to me says everything.

Minecraft was already released on Playstation consoles before Microsoft purchased it. What were they suppose to do? Make customers send back their copies?

Many things. They could stop selling it. They could cut off any online support. They could stop supporting it (like adding any new features or content).  Odds are? It will also be on the PS5.

And that's before address Minecraft Dungeon that came out far later.

There are many things they could have done.



You are bound to love Earthbound.

Azuren said:
This aged like a fine milk

It aged into that special cheese with maggots :p



method114 said:
Shiken said:

I have been saying basically this everytime someone tries to deny ES6, Fallout 5, and Starfield as being XBox brand exclusive.  I will be very suprised if these games come to PS5, because whether they are played on XCloud, PC, or the XBox series consoles...the brand is still growing and making MS more money in the end.

Putting them on their direct competition is not going to help them reach that goal, whether they are getting money from those sales or not.

First MS could have done this with Minecraft and they didn't. Second is if MS plans to make these massive titles exclusive why haven't they just come out and said it? Right now before everyone is fully locked in and purchased their new next-gen console. Why has MS not told everyone that all these massive titles that used to be multiplat will never go to playstation? It would be a massive blow to playstation. I've already seen people online waiver on whether or not to get a PS5 because of it. Instead they not only didn't say it but they said they would do a case by case basis. This to me says everything.

Minecraft is on another level then Bethesda. 200 million copies sold and counting. It’s bad PR to take it back. Now with Bethesda, the past stays the past. But MS does have all future titles to do as they wish. 

Imo they vague because they riding the PR wave. The word of mouth on whether the next big games going to PS5 is major free positive press. But then you have the deniers. So I think when each individual game is announced with availability, that in itself will be a secondary bombshell. One that will trigger second wave meltdowns of the deniers. 



Xbox: Best hardware, Game Pass best value, best BC, more 1st party genres and multiplayer titles. 

 

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Bandorr said:
DroidKnight said:

Minecraft was already released on Playstation consoles before Microsoft purchased it. What were they suppose to do? Make customers send back their copies?

Many things. They could stop selling it. They could cut off any online support. They could stop supporting it (like adding any new features or content).  Odds are? It will also be on the PS5.

And that's before address Minecraft Dungeon that came out far later.

There are many things they could have done.

Playstation 4 customers that would have purchased Minecraft would have purchased it with the expectations of being able to play the game single-player, multi-player online, and all updates that come along with it.  This was already promised at 2013 E3.  You telling me contract obligations should have been broken just for spite?  I'm going to call BS on that. Could you imagine the fallout that would have occurred if any of your suggestions had been actually implemented?

Now the PS5 is a different story.  Microsoft is under no obligations to release anything Minecraft related on that platform, there were no promises made for that platform by Mojang or Microsoft.  For a week now on multiple threads people have been making the argument that because Microsoft released Minecraft on both the PS4 and Xbox One that it will remain a multi-plat (Elder Scrolls, Fallout) is lame because they did not do that at all.  They simply didn't own it at the time.

Minecraft released for PS4 on September 4th 2014.

Mojang was purchased 11 days later on September 15th 2014.

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