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GamesBeat (Grubb) Article on Starfield Exclusivity

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There is this narrative that sony fans question the exclusivity of Starfield and outrage about it, but all I am seeing mostly are Xbox fans who keep this topic alive. Sure, there are a few delusional sony fans still believe this, but most rational fans accept the fact that Starfield is exclusive. As demonstrated by this thread, it is Xbox fans who wouldn't shut up until MS flat out say Stanrfield is exclusive. We got it. Move on already.
When I saw another thread I thought maybe they changed it to a full exclusive. Yeah it’s a console exclusive that is also available on pc. May be available on other platforms that allow their service but not on PS or Nintendo. Period.
 

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Dudes clearly milking this for attention to obfuscate any positive playstation news, thats literally his job at this point.

people really seem jazzed about Sony having a steam page, good news is hard to sink.
 
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Meh. If it is exclusive it is exclusive. Game Pass day one no matter what is the only good news I care about at this point. It is an unproven IP (hell, we haven't seen anything substantial yet) and I love Game Pass for the very reason that it gives me the try but not buy option.
 
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If you can’t beat them……..So now MS spokesperson JG has confirmed that Starfield is definitely (maybe) an xbox console exclusive, what do we think this game will be? Are we talking about a Skyrim in space? Could it be RPG No Man’s Sky? Could it actually be nothing like Skyrim and be more like a space battle game? Does anybody actually know?
my guess is Fallout 76 in space!
no i actually don't know and kind of don't care.. i loved Fallout 3 and NV and i liked Skyrim but 1 game isn't going to make me buy into a platform or ecosystem that just doesn't compliment my tastes
I hope the game turns out good because success breeds healthy competition all around really
 

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"And then it also expects to offset many of those costs by building a deeper relationship with more players who then go on to play and **buy** even more games on Xbox platforms."

 

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if a title costs $70 on ps5 (or more with dlc), and is included with GamePass along with all other first party Xbox titles, it would entice somebody to buy an Xbox even if they already own a ps5
How many people did it entice? Now look at how many Bethesda YouTube channels are talking about Xbox and investing on the platform.
they never said it would only come to platforms with GamePass
Yes they literally said that the exact thing the Bethesda Round Table. We had a thread on this. It came from the mouth of Phil himself.
they said first or better, and they also said that exclusivity would depend on whether the games were broad enough to be intended as an entire platform
Instead you choose to rely on some old out of context quotes from interviews, and definitely never said the latter part.
 

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Oh well. Thanks to series s, this game will play on old PCs.

Edit: Is this game cross-gen? If this game releases on xbone, it will run on a potato PC.
 
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How many people did it entice? Now look at how many Bethesda YouTube channels are talking about Xbox and investing on the platform.

Yes they literally said that the exact thing the Bethesda Round Table. We had a thread on this. It came from the mouth of Phil himself.

Instead you choose to rely on some old out of context quotes from interviews, and definitely never said the latter part.

and you choose to rely on another extremely vague statement by MS
 
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I'm not sure how anybody could interpret Phil Spencer's statements as vague unless you were desperate for Xbox to not get a "win". Unless a game already exists (or has been announced for the platform) on the platform (legacy), or has contractual obligation (Deathloop, Ghostwire, and maybe Indiana Jones), it will be exclusive to platforms where Game Pass is. The fact Sony didn't even know if Starfield was coming to PS5 should tell you there's no contractual obligation to it. So unless Sony allows Game Pass anytime soon don't expect to play Starfield on Playstation
 

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Opinion? Phil already confirmed it. And now we just got another confirmation from Grubb. It's a fact that Starfield is going to be exclusive.
They never talked about Starfield specifically, they were talking about the Zenimax/Bethesda games.

Yes, Phil said "I can't sit here and say all Bethesda games are exclusive because we know it isn't true". And that will continue releasing stuff on the non-MS platforms specially for existing IPs, and that after the current known games that have to publish on other platforms because they have contractual obligations there more that may have contractual obligations to be published ther. Something that matches with the words of the Xbox CFO, who said some months ago that their focus is 'first or best on xbox' instead of keeping their games outside other platforms.

So it's pretty likely to see Starfield on PS either at launch or after a timed console exclusive.
 
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Oh well. Thanks to series s, this game will play on old PCs.

Edit: Is this game cross-gen? If this game releases on xbone, it will run on a potato PC.
No thanks. That's gonna have more quirks then a goth girls pussy. Gonna yeet outta this.
 

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I'm so confused by this Starfield meltdown. Did people really think it wouldn't be exclusive? Phil already said with a few exceptions (online games) Bethesda titles would be coming to platforms that have Game Pass.

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the moment Microsoft bought Zenimax, as a PS owner i expected all games to be exclusive to xbox only, move on.
 
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They never talked about Starfield specifically, they were talking about the Zenimax/Bethesda games.

Yes, Phil said "I can't sit here and say all Bethesda games are exclusive because we know it isn't true". And that will continue releasing stuff on the non-MS platforms specially for existing IPs, and that after the current known games that have to publish on other platforms because they have contractual obligations there more that may have contractual obligations to be published ther. Something that matches with the words of the Xbox CFO, who said some months ago that their focus is 'first or best on xbox' instead of keeping their games outside other platforms.

So it's pretty likely to see Starfield on PS either at launch or after a timed console exclusive.
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They never talked about Starfield specifically, they were talking about the Zenimax/Bethesda games.

Yes, Phil said "I can't sit here and say all Bethesda games are exclusive because we know it isn't true". And that will continue releasing stuff on the non-MS platforms specially for existing IPs, and that after the current known games that have to publish on other platforms because they have contractual obligations there more that may have contractual obligations to be published ther. Something that matches with the words of the Xbox CFO, who said some months ago that their focus is 'first or best on xbox' instead of keeping their games outside other platforms.

So it's pretty likely to see Starfield on PS either at launch or after a timed console exclusive.

Who makes Starfield? Because I'm fairly certain it's Zenimax/Bethesda (which is now Xbox obviously). Also the reason he said we can't say all of them are exclusive is because WE LITERALLY KNOW OF TWO GAMES COMING TO PS5, plus there could be some unannounced game that ends up on PS5 for contractual reasons, not because most future games are coming there or some other delusion. Also that cherry picked quote of yours was said before the deal was official, before they could announce any of their actual plans, by somebody with less authority over the direction of Xbox than Phil Spencer, but since it's the only quote that supports your hypothesis, it's the only one you'll use
 

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These threads are hyping starfield up so much that anything less than 11/10 will be a failure. If its an 8 or 9/10 PS players are gonna call it a failure.

Has a game ever been talked about so much but actually shown so little? We've not actually see anything on this game.
 
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I'm still wanting it to be multiplatform just for the hilarious outcome on here.


I don't know, I think the slow realization of people here that in order to play Elder Scrolls 6 or Fallout 5 or the next Doom or Wolfenstein or Prey or Dishonored etc. etc. etc. they have to play on something other than Playstation, all the meltdowns and convincing themselves they never liked those games, I think that would be just about as hilarious
 

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6+ years of development. Hundreds of millions spent on production. All to give it away for free on GamePass. Nobody is buying a console just to play Starfield, how will they recoup the costs if it isn't going multiplat?
It ain't coming until next year so what if they raise the price of GamePass on the basis of Starfield, Halo and more AAA content to come.
 
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6+ years of development. Hundreds of millions spent on production. All to give it away for free on GamePass. Nobody is buying a console just to play Starfield, how will they recoup the costs if it isn't going multiplat?
- hundreds millions on production
- free on gamepass
- nobody will buy console for starfield
- how can it not go multiplat?


i don't know what im talking about: the post
 
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Hezekiah

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I don't know, I think the slow realization of people here that in order to play Elder Scrolls 6 or Fallout 5 or the next Doom or Wolfenstein or Prey or Dishonored etc. etc. etc. they have to play on something other than Playstation, all the meltdowns and convincing themselves they never liked those games, I think that would be just about as hilarious
Almost as hilarious as all the Xboys getting excited about exclusivity of a bunch of games they were were going to be able to play anyway.

Smart people will be playing on their 120hz Gsync-compatible ultrawides on PC anyway 😎.


P.S the last Fallout games have been shit.
 
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this thread sure is mind wrecking.

if Xbox fans survived without playing PS exclusives, if PS fans survived without playing Xbox exclusives and if Nintendo fans survived without playing Xbox exclusives and so on… my point is… not all games appeal to everyone.

also celebrating the fact that one game is now exclusive to the platform is …. bad… but people here only care about console wars points.

And, gaming journalism is dead! People should stop feeding the ego of people who on Twitter call themselves “insiders”

break the wheel
 

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Almost as hilarious as all the Xboys getting excited about exclusivity of a bunch of games they were were going to be able to play anyway.

Smart people will be playing on their 120hz Gsync-compatible ultrawides on PC anyway 😎.


P.S the last Fallout games have been shit.
you didn't know that smart Microsoft windows PC gamers and Microsoft Xbox gamers are now xbrothers? are the Sony users the only ones kept out of brotherhood
 
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