Anyone else catch the Sony event today? It was a solid showing, probably even a great showing if you are into Japanese stuff. I am not, so stuff liked timed exclusive Final Fantasy, a Demon's Soul remake, a DMC5 next gen port, etc, mean jack shit to me. But it's what came towards the end of the showing and afterwards that had me scratching my head.
PS Plus Collection - seems like a smaller version of GamePass, with no emphasis on newer titles.
Numerous games also coming to PC.
Numerous games timed exclusive.
The biggest kicker of all, I have to think this is some sort of translation mistake or marketing misspeak like we constantly saw during the Xbone lead up, but numerous cross generation titles? So Spider-Man, HFW, and Demon's Soul will all come to PS4, among other games. This has been a gigantic thorn in Microsoft's side ever since they announced an intention to support Xbone owners. I remember "we believe in generations" from Sony. Well, I guess maybe not.
Do this make you feel any better about the path Microsoft is taking? It seems to me that the PS5 will actually not be much different from the XSX/S at all in terms of first party stuff this gen. Sony is going to release stuff cross gen for awhile, on PC, and on console. The main difference will be day one first party titles into GamePass versus waiting until whenever for the PS Plus Collection.
But I feel MS saw some major vindication today. I can't wait to listen to some podcasts and see what some people have to say after months of pooping on Microsoft's approach. This isn't meant to shit on Sony, I have been a fan of the value MS is providing, and while I don't think the PS Plus stuff comes remotely close to GamePass, it's a very good start for Sony.
Also do we expect MS to follow other publishers and start charging $70 for their games? Makes GamePass even more of a value.