No offense, but it sounds like you’re taking this really personally. It sucks, sure, but it’s just kind of what the industry is like. It’s a rumor, so running away with the idea that it’s true is a bad idea, and we don’t even know anything about this game so there’s no point in getting upset over it.
Like I said in other thread Square’s gamepass initiative seems to be wasted if they’re going to give Xbox/PC gamers a taste and then lock future tittles to a platform they can’t play on. Anyways, I guess their message is clear if you want to play their games then you have to get a PS5 because it seems they’re taking whatever deal publishers throw at them, and it wouldn’t make any sense for Microsoft to entertain.
I just hope they launch the next dragon quest game day one on xbox
Exactly, they’re pretty clearly leaning on this pretty hard among other aspects of what makes their platform attractive. Can’t play everything on one box just like how if you want WRPGs, you should be prepared to get into the Xbox ecosystem.
Exclusives strengthen your brand and damage your competitors.
You should be mad at MS for trying to be the nice guy and not going after those already massive AAA games that Sony has no issues going after. F what people think, it’s business. People will cry more about MS doing the same thing…but WHO CARES. People will cry and move on and forget about it eventually. MS is that big brother that’s way too nice to his aggressive little brother. MS just needs to understand that if they want real growth, these massive big IPs are what they should be chasing, regardless if they’re more synonymous with your competitor or not.
I mean, maybe? I have no idea what kind of reasoning and work goes into a giant move like this. I’m sure MS have a million scenarios mapped out. I’d have to assume that they’d would prioritize good business sense over a “counter-punch” as it were (not that those two are necessarily mutually exclusive).
I read a while back that it costs MS much more money to buy temporary exclusivity because Sony has so much of the market share. I assume that “letting this happen” just means that it isn’t worth it in their estimation. For my part, I’ve already assumed that Xbox isn’t the place to play Final Fantasy this gen. Luckily for me, I haven’t liked one since IX