Are you saying that it's a bad thing that you can play Xbox games on multiple platforms or that Microsoft has too many exclusives?
The industry hasn't shifted,its just MS at the moment. Exclusives and hardware sales still matter to Playstation.The point is exclusive games still matter even when the industry has shifted from selling hardware to a services / digital platform, thank you Microsoft.
Of course they do but not console exclusives. They will matter more in the stupid GaaS future more than they do now but they will be service exclusives. They would be a reason why you would need to pay £30 a month to 2-3 companies rather than own 2-3 consoles. Maybe even forcing you to do both, buy 2-3 consoles and pay 2-3 companies every month to access some exclusive.Exclusives in the end do matter to differentiate each console from each other just like streaming movie services do. If they didn’t, why is Microsoft procuring these huge companies to make exclusive software for them? What do you think mostly sold the PS2 and Nintendo Switch? If all consoles had the same games with the same graphics capabilities and features, then you may as well have one platform that plays everything which would probably lead to other problems.
Multiple platforms or new even new competitors would be essentially pointless because they would all be practically identical to each other. If all consoles have the same software, then movie services like Netflix, Disney Plus, Tubi, Amazon Prime, etc should share all movies as well in that case.
Well, Microsoft and Sony buying developers will mean more exclusives so you should be happy.i'll use Disney as for analogy and benchmark here:
Disney acquired both Marvel and 21st-century established content, locked all of their Films and series behind a streaming service removing them from other competitors, and fueled more money into those IPs to produce original exclusive content. They also have an entire legacy of Disney content all under the same service.
Microsoft has done the same yet only has acquisition and a bare service to show. Im not saying Gamepass is bad, im saying exclusive IPs, games, is needed on all fronts.
Yall keep making any little critique toward Microsoft /Xbox into a console war / Gamepass hate.I am sorry, but isnt a Playstation ecosystem like a service? Don't know if you can really blame Microsoft. Just comes across as a stealth hate Game Pass thread.
Phil Spencer wanted less exclusives and the gaming world going towards all multiplatform, where the hardware were irrelevant.
So he bought Bethesda and cancelled Starfield on PlayStation and is going to buy Activision to cancel Call of Duty and Diablo too.
Welcome to subscription services at large? I mean this isn't invented, or even particularly driven by MS - it's been well established trend for a decade prior.They made this a race for quantity over quality (for better or worst)
Calling all console war soldiers lol
Fuck exclusives. Let me play what I want, where I want.
Also, Game Pass (and PS+ I guess) everywhere. Give me a Nintendo subscription I can play on Xbox or PS too, then I can choose the best hardware.
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