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Really curious to see if they'll still release games on other platforms. I don't mind seeing an XGS logo on a PS5 case... and surely they'll need the sales too, right? If they decide to keep EVERYTHING to themselves then I'll happily see them the way everyone currently sees EA, lol.



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WOW... the day before Xbox Series X pre-order... darn am I going to be able to secure my pre-order tomorrow?



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Barkley said:

So Microsoft are about to release a timed exclusive on PS5 in the form of deathloop. Nice!

Lmao. That's a great point. The deal has been signed. 



I guess they heard me when I accused them of not being serious about exclusives.



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yvanjean said:
WOW... the day before Xbox Series X pre-order... darn am I going to be able to secure my pre-order tomorrow?

TBH announcing this the day before pre-orders with zero clarification on what this means for exclusivity of future Bethesda games is a master stroke.

People will preorder the Xbox over PS5 for fear of losing games like Fallout/Elderscrolls when in reality MS might not even keep those franchises of PS5 in the end anyway.



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konnichiwa said:
Well this is huge....

But makes sense, The elder scrolls thanks to Morrowind always had more fans with Xbox gamers and the game will still release on PC so the devs and gamers seem to be happy.

I must say I kind of have to laugh with 20/20 (20 studios by 2020). All those Xbox gamers hating on Phil because they expect 20 studios in 2020....and then this happens;..23 fecking studios....

Does this still apply in 2020?

Plenty 360 fans moved onto PS4. VGC has Skyrim special edition selling 2x more on Playstation 4 versus Xbox One and I'm sure the gap is probably much bigger. There's no way a huge shit storm won't be kicked up if Elderscrolls or Fallout are exclusives. 



Barkley said:

They'd need 6.2m people to subscribe to gamepass for a year just to cover the revenue fallout 4 alone made.

They will keep releasing Bethesda titles on other systems because they need the revenue it brings.

The only other alternative is to raise the price of gamepass.

They're at 15m right now. Up 5 million from April.

I do think they'll release established stuff like Skyrim and Fallout on PS and Nintendo but I could see never IP like Stanfield being exclusive.



There were rumors that something big was happening right before the Xbox preorders. I guess we now have our answer.



Barkley said:
yvanjean said:
WOW... the day before Xbox Series X pre-order... darn am I going to be able to secure my pre-order tomorrow?

TBH announcing this the day before pre-orders with zero clarification on what this means for exclusivity of future Bethesda games is a master stroke.

People will preorder the Xbox over PS5 for fear of losing games like Fallout/Elderscrolls when in reality MS might not even keep those franchises of PS5 in the end anyway.

I don't think Ms will. Will it be timed? Maybe. In fact, probably. 

A lot of the games like the upcoming elder scrolls probably will release at the same time. 



I don't know why this confuses anyone.

Microsoft now owns Zenimax/Bethesda and ALL their IPs.

Going forward (with exception to deals made before this announcement), they will ONLY release these games on Xbox and PC. And maybe Nintendo. Their beef is with Sony. Lol, and people were feeling someway about timed exclusives lol. MS be buying publishers!