Personally, I don’t see why people are angry at Sony. It’s business. If anything, people should be mad at Square Enix for accepting the massive checks. They could easily say no but they don’t. I didn’t get mad at Microsoft when they paid for ROTTR to be a one year timed exclusive. I got mad at Square Enix for accepting the payday. But it does work because I bought the Xbox One ROTTR bundle so I could play the game as I didn’t want to wait a year to play it on PS4.
Microsoft should honestly do the same. Fight fire with fire. Plain and simple. If Microsoft acquires WB Games with the licenses and does NOT make Batman, etc. exclusive to Xbox/PC, then that’s on them for being stupid.
I respect that Spencer doesn’t want to do timed exclusives despite doing several already but it only works if Sony was to follow suit and they’re not so you need to be aggressive. If it was me, I would do whatever it takes to not only acquire WB Games and the licenses for 10 years but also, I go right to Take Two Interactive/Rockstar and get GTA 6 as a full Xbox Series X/Series S and PC exclusive. And done.
As for FFXVI being timed exclusive, I wouldn’t be surprised. Spider Man exclusively in Avengers for PS4/PS5, Project Athia is a timed console exclusive and who knows what else.
Sony and Square Enix have always been “close”. Didn’t Sony own like 20% of their stock or something like that years ago? None of this is really a surprise at all, at least not to me.
Rand Al Thor himself has been saying for months that he’s heard about Sony paying for a lot of shit. Microsoft as well but to a lesser extent.
Luckily for me personally, I’ll wait for Godfall, Kena: Bridge of Spirits and Project Athia to get released on Series X once their timed exclusivity deal ends. No interest in FFXVI whatsoever. As for Spider Man in The Avengers, im buying it day one but for Series X since that will be my primary gaming console. And to be honest, I don’t want to play as Spider Man in Avengers so for me personally, works out fine. I care much more about the game being good or better.
The most anyone can do is put their money where their mouth is but 99% of people aren’t going to do that and overall, boycotting the game (or even Square Enix) simply isn’t going to change anything so if anything, you’re just wasting your time and getting aggravated for nothing because you can’t change any of it as it all is what it is.