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LivncA_Dis3 said:
xbox buying massive 3rd party companies won't change nothing,
they might make all the games 1 year exclusive to their console but making it a permanent exclusive will only hurt their wallets

Sure, that's why all the games they have announced from their recently bought studios are all coming to PS5. They just don't want to tell us yet, but Avowed, Fable, Everwild, HB2, and Sea of Thieves are all going to be announced on PS5 any minute now.



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Soundwave said:

Microsoft buying EA would basically end the Playstation.

The PS demographic with no access to Madden and FIFA would be game over. Well maybe not "end" but it would significantly cripple Sony. 

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They wouldn't get exclusive access to those games immediately.

Licensing for multiplatform release would continue, at the very least, until whenever both expire (FIFA is 2022), and considering how expensive the FIFA license most likely is, I can't imagine MS is going to be willing to pay even more then whatever EA is paying. 

In a situation like this, FIFA has the power advantage, not MS.

I also don't think that any sports entity is going to want exclusive games. They want mass appeal.



Stellar_Fungk said:
Microsoft scares me as fuck.

You and me both, especially because of their handling of Rare from 2003 to 2019.



Stellar_Fungk said:
Microsoft scares me as fuck.

You seem to be a Nintendo fan. Don’t worry you safe we take care of our allies :)



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

 

twintail said:
Soundwave said:

Microsoft buying EA would basically end the Playstation.

The PS demographic with no access to Madden and FIFA would be game over. Well maybe not "end" but it would significantly cripple Sony. 

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They wouldn't get exclusive access to those games immediately.

Licensing for multiplatform release would continue, at the very least, until whenever both expire (FIFA is 2022), and considering how expensive the FIFA license most likely is, I can't imagine MS is going to be willing to pay even more then whatever EA is paying. 

In a situation like this, FIFA has the power advantage, not MS.

I also don't think that any sports entity is going to want exclusive games. They want mass appeal.

Even if that was the case, why the fuck would anyone pay $70 for one FIFA game on Playstation when you could get it as part of Game Pass for "free". 



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Ubisoft. Do it.



Soundwave said:
twintail said:

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They wouldn't get exclusive access to those games immediately.

Licensing for multiplatform release would continue, at the very least, until whenever both expire (FIFA is 2022), and considering how expensive the FIFA license most likely is, I can't imagine MS is going to be willing to pay even more then whatever EA is paying. 

In a situation like this, FIFA has the power advantage, not MS.

I also don't think that any sports entity is going to want exclusive games. They want mass appeal.

Even if that was the case, why the fuck would anyone pay $70 for one FIFA game on Playstation when you could get it as part of Game Pass for "free". 

I'm a physical collector for all consoles, so unfortunately I still will.  I pre-ordered an X today and will still get a PS5 with disc, but i'm sure Game Pass is not for me.

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Dulfite said:
Leynos said:
*sigh* yay monopolies. But at the very least stay away from Japanese studios and publishers.

Not really a wise investment anyway. The Japanese gaming market is shrinking and it will only continue to do so going forward because of the population decline. They are supposed to "decrease to 100 million people by 2049 from where it is now at 127 million and will continue to decrease to just above 50 million by 2100."

That's not a market you concern yourself with in the long run, no insult intended to the Japanese.

Hey, it's the objective truth. Japan stopped being the forefront of gaming since the late 2000's. These days it's now the US/EU markets that are growing, expanding into different territories and using different platforms at their disposal, while Japan still tried to put whatever focus they can on 1-2 Japanese made consoles, and some mobile. Even China is growing faster than Japan with games at this rate.

Also, I don't really see this as a monopoly kind of thing, because there's still far, far more players in the industry for MS to acquire, before it reaches that state.

I do wish ppl here would stop trying to cite Sony as some mom & pop store as well. They own quite a bit outside of the games industry, so they are hardly small. 



sales2099 said:
Stellar_Fungk said:
Microsoft scares me as fuck.

You seem to be a Nintendo fan. Don’t worry you safe we take care of our allies :)

I have to say I've always felt a lot of the frosty relations Nintendo gets from 3rd parties is from Sony actively encouraging devs to freeze Nintendo out whenever/where ever possible. 



Spade said:
^^I don't think MS is even allowed to buy Sega. Japan laws, or am I fake news?

Looking forward to more purchases from M$.

Then they will buy Japan.



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