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i love how those guys wanna start something over a potential outrage

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method114 said:
twintail said:

It could take up to a year for the deal to finalize (should easily be less). So of course they can't announce anything as exclusive because they don't own the games yet. 

There's no proof that, that has anything to do with it. They had no problem saying everything was going to gamepass. They had no problem saying they would be honoring the Sony contracts. They had no problem saying they would take it on a case by case basis. Outright saying everything will be exclusive though is something they just possibly can't do?

Yes, they have talked about their intent to do that following the acquisition. So? If the deal for some reason doesn't go through it's not like they were lying. 

The Sony contracts are legally binding. There is nothing MS can do about them.

What does case by case basis actually mean? How do they qualify that? They don't, which makes it meaningless jargon as equal to 'we'll think about it'.

Cerebralbore101 said:
shikamaru317 said:

Well of course. Xbox is an open ecosystem, because of that Zenimax's games will be on PC and xCloud as well as Xbox, so there are more options for Sony fans to still play Zenimax games day one if MS decides to not allow them on PS5. Sony on the other hand would have locked those games to PS5, possibly not even allowing day one PC releases for them, which would have had both Xbox and PC gamers furious (PC is Bethesda's largest fanbase, not Xbox, with a massive modding community for their games). 

There is also the fact that Bethesda (and id and Arkane) have past history with Xbox, Bethesda Softworks has always been associated with Xbox as a result of that, so of course Xbox fans would have been furious if Sony hatted a formerly Xbox associated publisher away from Xbox. Sony acquiring Bethesda and then making their games PS5 exclusive would have been roughly equivalent to MS acquiring Insomniac, Quantic Dream, and Housemarque, and then locking them all off from releasing on PS5, Sony fans would go nuclear if that had happened.

What? Bethesda has published all their games to Sony platforms for about 14 years now. How in the world is that equivalent to MS purchasing Insomniac (a studio which almost never released games on Xbox)?

Even if Sony had simply locked Bethesda games out of Xbox, while still allowing them on PC, Xbox fans would have blown a gasket. There would have been several posts in all caps. I've yet to see any all caps posts from Playstation users.

Clearly you didn’t look at Twitter when this was fresh. Otherwise when it comes down to Bethesda vs Insomniac, it doesn’t matter what games they made beforehand and where they ended up. Quite simply your logic boils down to: because Bethesda is more multiplat then Insomniac it’s simply “not fair”. I say tuff luck. 

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Seriously why is this thread getting attention? It was bumped, people laughed at how wrong and ironic the prediction was. Let’s move on, go back to the Xbox Bethesda thread.

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


Cerebralbore101 said:
Imagine the utter rage and meltdowns of Xbox fans if Sony had actually bought Bethesda. Lol we'd be seeing posts in all caps left and right. Meanwhile the opposite has happened and PS users seem to be taking it in stride. Perhaps that will change if MS makes Bethesda games exclusive, but I don't see MS doing that.

Sorry, but no. I've seen a lot of butthurt from Sony fans all over. I've read comments saying, MS is ruining the game industry/MS is trying to make a monopoly/ Bethesda sucks anyways/or simply in denial games may be only on Xbox/PC.

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Thread has had its fun, now it's just pointless hypothetical debates and discussion that can go into the Bethesda acquisition thread.