But most everyone who watches E3 will know that they're multiplat, and it should be really easy for Sony to say "Yeah we have that game with better fps". Seems like waste of money to me. MS is going for the mindshare of the uneducated gamer, they should be sending these messages in shopping centers, not at a trade show where people will inevitably find out what's going on.
This is quite a realistic piece of information.
But, they're not going to spend money on every third party - only ones that benefit MS most in terms of public exposure. You can probably guess who they'll be.
If this happens to be the case, that's just making Microsoft look even worse. I understand it's not a bad idea from a business perspective, but to me that seems rather scummy. If they want to get me to buy their machine they need to show me what I have to have it. That's usually done with console exclusives and features I won't get on other machines.
Sony keeps looking better and better to me right now.
It won't work, in fact, it'll hurt, because now all footage will be from XBO except the superior Sony exclusives. If someone saw the PS4 build of BF4, they might expect the XBO version to be of equal quality, if every single game shown is on XBO, and none of them hit par with Sony, it's going to look so much worse for MS.
Would be hilarious if the devs are suddenly forced to show their Xbone versions and they look poopy. I'd imagine there would be some grumbling on Twitter/etc if the PC/PS4 versions looked better but they couldn't show it
It's probably true, but how excatly does that benefit MS? Its not like the publishers aren't going to say the games are coming out for the PS4, they'll just only be showing the XBone versions on the floor.
Big whoop. They should have spent the money on something that would actually help them.
I want it to be true and it to become wide knowledge so people can see just how ridiculous Microsoft are at the moment. Publishers don't have to show their game off on the show floor or on stage, just take to Youtube and even PS Blog with the PS4 stuff.
If I wanted to make this a thread I would have made this a thread... but I suppose if I put something out there that I'm no longer in control of it once I hit submit. Which is why I should learn to shut up.
I have heard this. I heard this from a friend in third party and I've heard it elsewhere. I can't corroborate. I have also heard, from another source, which I posted about also that a lot of games aren't there because the publishers are saying they aren't ready. Is that BS because of moneyhats from MS? I have no idea.
I don't even completely believe this rumor which is why that post you quoted said to take it with a major grain of salt. E3 is a crazy time and as far as I understand the companies are *still* fighting to have things on stage with them and not with others. But some other folks posted that they heard this... so I joined in say I had also.
But unlike something like the games that i heard MS were showing (which have been all but confirmed at this point) this isn't something I'm 100% certain of. I was passing on a half assed rumor because it tis the season and people are hungry for any info they can get. So let me just say this again... these are things i've heard - i have no idea if they are true. I'm not vouching for them, just passing them on.
How is this different than any other marketing deal. They didn't show 360 versions of AC3 last e3 and featured PS3 in their adverts. So this is like that but on a large scale? Won't many devs be running on high end PC's anyways? Who cares?
If this turns out to be true, I can see it backfiring and it won't be pretty. I hope MS is better than this. I know it's business but doing shady shit like this just turn me off from a company, Why not try to convince buyers with compelling software rather than hiding the facts and buying your way to the top?
I wonder, if true, if that means publishers can't mention the PS4 version in the press release announcement? Or if it's just strictly tied to what's shown on the floor. E.g. You can announce Mirror's Edge 2 for PS4 and Xbox One, but the only version that will be at E3 is the Xbox One version.
So spending a shit ton of money to secure exclusive demo rights to games at E3 will somehow stop this dumpster fire of PR. Are they trying to fan the flames or just really ignorant that the internet exists and the games press releases will contain also on PS4. What are they going to do when the inevitable Digital Foundry comparison shows the PS4 version is superior? That's a lot of money just for a few videos.