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I’ve been on the Verge since the beginning. This may well be one of the worst arguments I’ve ever seen.
Claiming that Microsoft has a ‘monopoly’ on PC gaming because most gaming computers run on Windows makes no sense.
Valve’s Steam is by far the biggest, most dominant PC platform and it’s owned wholly by Valve. Microsoft gets precisely $0 from Valve.
Good luck pushing a claim that MS has some sort of monopoly on gaming when the revenue figures are publicly available and they’re at best a distant third behind Tencent and Sony. Most likely behind Valve too.
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Ask Capcom why they didn’t release it for XBox.
Sony paid them for full, lifetime exclusivity. This is well known.
As far as Final Fantasy is concerned, the company Square Enix is a Japanese game studio that made a few other games as well. However Final Fantasy is a Japanese pop culture thing that is much bigger in Japan, compared to the rest of the world.
Final Fantasy May be a JRPG franchise but the series is full global in popularity.
The series was multiplatform before. Sony’s paid for console exclusivity
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So they won’t become Xbox exclusive but it’s very likely that Microsoft is building a huge library that it will make gamepass exclusive. No more buying games and no more limiting your customers to the owners of a specific console.
It is EXTREMELY unlikely that Microsoft’s games would be Gamepass exclusive. The possibility is so vanishingly remote that it’s weird you even mention it.
Consoles will still continue to ship with disc drives and games will still be sold at retail.
Games will become longer, more padded and more cumbersome because the goal is not to make you want them (arguably already happening, the focus is on marketing-driven pre-sales and in-game purchases) but to make you play for longer to keep that subscription going.
Your predictions are wild. Have you forgotten what thread you’re commenting under?
They won’t need to pad or make games more cumbersome because they are getting more content to keep subscribers engaged.
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As long as they also prevent companies from securing exclusivity on multiplatform titles.
It’s so surreal seeing people up in arms about the possibility of MS buying exclusive access to Call of Duty. Meanwhile there’s zero talk when Sony buys up exclusive access to Final Fantasy games.
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What MS is doing is to consolidate both (if not mobile as well) and BE the biggest in power in the market.
Citation needed. Because this is completely contrary to facts on hand. They’ll still trail Tencent and Sony in revenue…and are still unlikely to outsell PlayStation consoles.
Or, Microsoft could just keep with the Bethesda acquisition and keep on getting great games.
This is about getting content for Gamepass,
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What would people say if Sony could buy Take2 and made GTA VI and RDR3 exclusive to PlayStation? People outside of Sony would be furious.
Sony bought exclusivity for Street Fighter, Final Fantasy and Spider-man. IP that’s been multiplatform for ages.
What did people say? nothing.
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I like that "fun" isn’t even in his statement about creating games. All these billions spent, and Microsoft still hasn’t the first idea about making games.
They were publisher of the year 2021. Had multiple games reviewing very very well. Everyone knows you’re not telling the truth here.
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Steam Deck works well as a portable console on the 800p screen at low-medium settings for new games.
I’m not convinced that it’ll be great for AAA gaming when hooked up to a 1080p or higher monitor.
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Why does the title say ‘could use RDNA2’ when we’ve known for half a year that it’ll have RDNA2?
Sadly, there’s nothing much new in this announcement. Seems like Samsung’s flubbed this one if they’re still hiding performance metrics.