Imagine if they said “including new titles in the future that will be exclusive to Xbox and PC players”, without the some. Would’ve made a huge difference, I imagine. Crazy how just one word matters so much.
I feel like some people here expected the press release to read like this:
“We own Bethesda now! That means every game they make (no matter what) will only release on Xbox platforms! Sure we’re leaving current games on Playstation, but Starfield and ES6 sure as hell aren’t going there! While we’re at it, FO 5 is in pre production and is exclusive to the Xbox Series X Squared which is our next generation of console coming in 2030 alongside Halo Infinite Squared and Hellblade: Senua’s Sick Redemption.”
They said there will be exclusives people, that’s as good as you’ll get from a press release. Anyone who takes that language and says “so the bigger games will be multiplatform?” are being intellectually dishonest.
In hindsight Xbox PR is the most incredible thing these years - community does it better that the corporation. Run the banners with the most powerful console - get all the third party games running worse (then turn into the most powerful Xbox lol), Craig; purchase the huge publisher - no exclusive games, “case by case”, “first or best”, “some new titles”.
Phew, thank god, for “some” titles at least. Some time in the future though.
Yeah I am deep into the Microsoft ecosystem because I’ve bought a ton digitally. However being this vague doesn’t do much for the brand or sway people to join ecosystem. lets face the facts the reason why Sony can throw money at time exclusive deal because it’s nearly a 3:1 difference in the console market share. However, if Microsoft can’t close gap then we’ll continue to be treated as second class citizens who devs will pass up on for releasing games or taking whatever timed exclusive deals Sony throws at them.
Anyways, I have both consoles and game more on Xbox, but being this vague is dumb since console market share is won early in the gen because word of mouth and others wanting to game with their friends
I am not a fan of this messaging. Would have preffered them to have nothing stated today, with announcements on exclusivity coming around E3. I will find Twitter and message boards hard to read given that these topics will only center around the exclusivity question rather than the games themselves.
Like I said before (and I was stupid for thinking this way), they have some games in development that were planned for other platforms that they probably cannot (or another party will not, like maybe Lucasfilm) end now just to make a game exclusive to the Xbox platform.
Down the line I’m sure mostly everything will be only on Xbox, but Bethesda has been working on a lot of stuff and some of it was bound to be multiplat.
So xbox doesn’t have to be crystal clear on their plan? Soo what are people suppose to say when they’re asked oh what console should I buy next holiday well sony has god of war, spiderman, and horizon Xbox has pyschonaughts 2, halo so far announced this year? I heard xbox bought Bethesda what exclusives are they getting. Well actually idk