Someone here said Sony apparently has renewed the deal for this gen. 2023 would be surprisingly short then.
What I wonder is, when Xbox was about to make the deal, did they have insight into things like that, how long a deal by Sony was going to last? If yes and for example the deal is that CoD ships on PS at least for several more years, can’t imagine MS being too happy about that.
Loss of potential sales, mtx, psplus subs, etc. Microsoft definitely has the money to pay the fee, whether its in the tens, millions or billions. But they probably don’t wanna take the reputation hit since all eyes are on them right now so they might just let it play out till the contracts are finished. There might be more marketing deals from other activation games that we don’t know about.
Seems like a smart way to calm it’s investors and fanbase. The reality is that they need to figure things out ASAP!
By 2025 Xbox is going to be releasing massive titles quarterly to boost game pass subs all year round.
This is something you just cant rush to compete with.
Games take time to create and luckily for Xbox they just bought a ton of developers with massive games coming all within the next 1 to 5 years. We barely have a a real outlook on PS5 future releases so the idea of them doing anything to change the narrative seems impossible to me.
Starfield, Avowed, Fable, Gears, COD, WOW, Diablo, Doom, Forza H + M, Halo, Banjo, Crash, Perfect Dark, Outer worlds 2, Elder Scrolls, Overwatch, Redfall, Guitar Hero etc. etc.
They have so many popular games, in so many different genre’s it’s just not realistic to expect an “answer” to this. I wouldn’t even bother with sparticus unless I’m going all in with first parties because anything less will look extra bad by comparison and Sony really can’t afford any negative press with this shadow looming over them. Hell, skipping E3 is also gonna look really bad starting this year and beyond. I think they and it’s fanbase don’t understand the tightrope microsoft just put them on.