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Do you want gaming to be more accessible?

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Not to toot my own sides horn, but MS is the closest to realizing your ideal gaming landscape. Big name exclusives are on PC as well as console. And not even on the MS Store but Steam as well.

Subscriptions are also lowering the barrier to entry in the form of low monthly bills instead of $60+ for base game or any deluxe editions. I played over 20 games on GP last year but since I made my money’s worth with Gears 5 and Outer Worlds day 1 I essentially saved hundreds. 

This year Xcloud is expected to launch with consoles and Pc, paired with Game Pass. So you aren’t locked to your living room couch. In the next years Xcloud won’t even need a console as a requirement and this will have all the big 1st party games without a massive barrier to entry.



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

 

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I buy several games for 5 or so, just wait for discounts and buy used.
But yes if games were more mass market, 1B-2B market instead of 100-200M then you would be able to lower the price and sell a lot more. Otherwise the math doesn't match.



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

sales2099 said:

Not to toot my own sides horn, but MS is the closest to realizing your ideal gaming landscape. Big name exclusives are on PC as well as console. And not even on the MS Store but Steam as well.

Subscriptions are also lowering the barrier to entry in the form of low monthly bills instead of $60+ for base game or any deluxe editions. I played over 20 games on GP last year but since I made my money’s worth with Gears 5 and Outer Worlds day 1 I essentially saved hundreds. 

This year Xcloud is expected to launch with consoles and Pc, paired with Game Pass. So you aren’t locked to your living room couch. In the next years Xcloud won’t even need a console as a requirement and this will have all the big 1st party games without a massive barrier to entry.

Well Xcloud and PSNow have a much better chance of being the netflix of games (a think I don't really like on long term) than Stadia for certain, and MS Gamepass with play anywhere is certainly something that currently is quite good.



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

I don't know if I necessarily dream of it, but this is the way the market will head in the foreseeable future. Once streaming capacity meets the demands of gaming, a Netflix like model will be kind of inevitable.



JWeinCom said:
I don't know if I necessarily dream of it, but this is the way the market will head in the foreseeable future. Once streaming capacity meets the demands of gaming, a Netflix like model will be kind of inevitable.

And we will miss how things were before.



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

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Gaming has never been more accessible than it is right now, and as streaming develops over the next several years, it will be even more so.



Not really considering how quickly games get discounted, so they are already accessible.



 

 

DonFerrari said:
JWeinCom said:
I don't know if I necessarily dream of it, but this is the way the market will head in the foreseeable future. Once streaming capacity meets the demands of gaming, a Netflix like model will be kind of inevitable.

And we will miss how things were before.

Maybe, but that's progress.  There are advantages to new technologies and drawbacks as well.  Video killed the radio star.  



JWeinCom said:
DonFerrari said:

And we will miss how things were before.

Maybe, but that's progress.  There are advantages to new technologies and drawbacks as well.  Video killed the radio star.  

Yes there are both, I particularly even though like the practicity of Netflix don't like the drop in quality of productions also the boom of several different streaming options that fragmented the content even more.



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

Yes, but I can't imagine there being a way to pull it off without the cons being bigger than the pros.