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Xbox One Dev: “All Those Saying They’ll Buy Titanfall on PC Forget Who Makes the OS”

"Recently, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen has stated that Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall will be a life-time exclusive to the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC." (PC, TitanFall, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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daggertoes83  +   356d ago | Well said
Ouch there's another zing. Microsofts public relations is awful. Why would you say that. Very passive aggressive. I know it was a xbox one developer who said this but as a developer you still are in public relations.
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theBAWSE  +   356d ago | Well said
Microsoft and their staff are the biggest butthurt fanboys right now

what a comment to make... ALL TIME LOW

fact of the matter is people don't need an xbone to play titanfall regardless of OS.... wow
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FANTA1180   356d ago | Personal attack | show
theBAWSE   356d ago | Immature | show
xHeavYx  +   356d ago | Well said
I don't mind this dev's comments, you have to do what you can to downplay the competition, especially when your console is more expensive yet less powerful
Loki86  +   356d ago
I don't see anything behind this comment other than to let you know this is a Microsoft exclusive. So the fact you buy it on PC means that it is still MS's product.
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Mystogan  +   356d ago | Well said
I think you're making a mistake here. The PSfanboys are the butthurt ones xD, Microsoft just got titanfall as an exclusive...
Lalanana  +   356d ago
Lol yup

wanna play titanfall on pc? guess what?

More money in the bank for MS lol
ZodTheRipper  +   356d ago | Well said
I'm unbelieveably glad about Steam working on a new gaming focused OS right now. Finally I can leave this Windows crap behind, I really started to hate this OS in the last couple of years.
badz149  +   355d ago
with CoD Ghost confirmed to be running at 720p on Xbone, PC is already the best bet for those wanting to play Titanfall. not having to worry about it being lo res and stuff LOL!
extermin8or  +   355d ago
Is he trying to say the game won't function if your using say steam OS when it launches? Really.... an OS geared towards gamers that many might well adopt for gaming and they'd risk sales by refusing to support it? Just to spite people who didn't buy the xbox one version of the game? Can't see EA execs allowing that one...
scott182  +   355d ago | Well said
They make the OS... good for them. They don't make the hardware. Tons of companies made money on my PC purchase, even Sony makes computers. MS doesn't own the PC company! They are very arrogant.

This is a very strange comment for a Microsoft employee to make, is everyone at MS this immature?
sigfredod  +   355d ago
Yes is true that MS do the OS, but everyone getting the superior version on PC will be a big blow to the sales and financial expectations for the xBone division, so MS will be worried if most people choose the PC
johndoe11211  +   355d ago | Well said
Ok, Is it just me or does it seem like anything or anyone that has any sort of dealings at all with microsoft just reeks of arrogance??

Did he really think that was an appropriate comment to make at a time like this when microsoft is battling EA for the "most hated company in the world" award?

I know it's a dev but is it that microsoft has some sort of PR curse on them?

To everyone saying that nothing is wrong with this statement, this statement is soaked in arrogance, covered in senselessness and deep fried in stupidity.

These are not the type of statements that should be coming from microsoft right now in the midst of all the negativity that is surrounding them.
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Maddens Raiders  +   355d ago | Well said
WOW - everything coming from these people's mouths lately sounds desperate, childish, churlish, and misleading. This kind of talk from a dev and company totally turns me off - the same way it would if a car company or racing team were talking about another company or team like this. Ridiculous comment.
johndoe11211  +   355d ago
@lalalananana

How is it if i buy a game for a pc that I own microsoft makes any money from that?

Is it that companies have to pay microsoft a license to make a game for windows?

If they do then that statement makes sense but if they don't how exactly is that benefiting microsoft?
4Sh0w  +   355d ago
I get it, tired of sonfanboys saying they'll get it on pc, but why stoop to the fanboys level?
MorePowerOfGreen  +   355d ago
I'd Say Sony is just as bad as their fanboys. Man did you watch the E3 pressers?

PS fanboys are intense it's no wonder folks are getting testy. PS fans savagely and personally attacking the Devs, publishers and MSFT employees on social networks over this(or basically anything)

He's talking about people trying to damage control the console situation, trying to downplay exclusivity over a PC version, as if MSFT lost exclusivity to another competing console.
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One_Eyed_Wizard  +   355d ago
@MorePowerOfGreen

All fanboys do that. I've seen plenty of Nintendo, Xbox and Playstation fanboys talk crap at each other and the devs on social networks. There's retarded people like that everywhere.
NukaCola  +   355d ago
@Lalanana

Every time you pop in that bluray disv in your Xbone...cha-ching! Money into Sony's pocket. Any Sony film or media on LIVE goes into Sony's pocket. You think these companies don't coexist? There's competition but only war is between nerds.
DoesUs  +   355d ago
@Green.

Quick! Blame followers of Sony! Worst MS troll on this or any other website. Stick to Misterxmedia, you 2 we're made for each other.
adorie  +   355d ago
@zod
My only concern is that microsoft may pay for os exclusivity once Steam OS gets off the ground. Im starting to get irritated with their practices. I wanted to pick up Titanfall on pc, but I do not like Origin and EA much less, especially after seeing what they did to Respawn.
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NewMonday  +   355d ago
MS dosen't get any share out of PC game sales, in the other hand Sony will make money out of every BR XB1 game and that is a fact

TitanFall doesn't have great graphics so people will settle for getting it on the 360, and many gamers like me are going for the PC/PS4 combo so most will not care.
Dan_scruggs  +   355d ago
This comment brought to you by Windows.
WeaseL  +   355d ago
Never bought a copy of windows just keep getting free legit ones.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   355d ago
Or here's an idea. quit being little haters and buy it for X1.

You guys are a hateful bunch.

And I think its funny.
saber00005  +   355d ago
@Mystogan, If it's anyone that is butthurt, it's you. Looking at ALL your replies you make, sure does support my theory. Who cares. Enjoy playing your handful of exclusives in 720p. I will be playing games on 1080p on my PC and PS4.
XboxFun  +   355d ago
This dev's comment is more than likely directed at all the Sony fanboys who magically all of a sudden have a gaming PC.
redey3  +   355d ago
I have a pirated Windows 7. :\ So, how much money do you get from me microsoft? The only thing I pirated in my life was your software. Touche.
Revolver_X_  +   355d ago
The most immature statement by a dev yet. 99.9% of PC users purchasing Titanfall already own a PC. How does Microsoft receive profit from PC sells? Especially on pre-existing PCs. Its just a dumb comment all around. He should try harder next time.
SmokingMonkey  +   355d ago
Way to sell your new console.

"whatever, you're still giving us money."
AsimLeonheart  +   355d ago
It is like he is saying there is nowhere safe and you cant get away from MS.
WiiUsauce  +   355d ago
Worse things have been spewed by Sony's Jack Tretton, so shut up. Sony is just as bad.
Cernunnos  +   355d ago
Steam OS will be great, but anyone who expects to play EA titles on Steam OS will be very dissappointed. All EA games are on Origin, not Steam, and it will probably stay that way. Expect MS to pay EA quite handsomely to keep it that way too.
kickerz  +   355d ago
So let me get this straight. You bunch have a dig at Microsoft and say that you will just get Titanfall on PC it will be better on that anyway . Microsoft dev come out and state the obvious, that it dosnt bother them as you are still playing it on windows.
AND THEIR THE ONES AT AN ALL TIME LOW
LMFAO honestly you guys need to wake up to yourself. Cause all Microsoft are doing is releasing a fun gaming system for us to play on and have fun and u lot are trying to destroy them. Real smart
Consoldtobots  +   355d ago
there is nothing surprising about his comment, instead I think it is a HUGE reveal of who stalks N4G because we've been hearing that crap logic from supposed "xbox fans" on here for years. Hey boneheads, stop trying to control the consumer/market and just put out competitive products. Stop trying to relieve yourself on Sony who came to console gaming WAYYYYYY before and EARNED their spot as a gaming giant. The more you try to rob Sony of the recognition they deserve the more you piss intelligent consumers off because it just means you want what they have WITHOUT EARNING IT!!!!!! Get off your damn high horse and hire some people that know how to make a freakin console instead of letting clueless corporate suits make all you product decisions and then MAYBE you will start to earn some goodwill from the gaming community.

oh and p.s.

stop punishing people who buy your products by nickle and diming them at EVERY turn. It's classless greedy and downright stinks.
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FamilyGuy  +   355d ago
Geez, there's million of 360s already out there too that can play Titanfall, both versions will be 720p and it already has black ops 2 looking graphics. Not sure how much of a loss in quality a person will suffer from choosing to play it on the 360 they already own or a X1.
PC just allows them to avoid renewing that Live Gold subscription.

Now people without a gaming PC OR a 360 could easily find a 360 for under $100, a much better price than the $500 X1 option. Add live and you're still playing Titanfall for under $160.

Point is there are many options one could take if they don't want the X1 but want Titanfall. It's got to prove why it's best on X1 before it could be called a "system seller" or even an OS seller. It was recently confirmed that you don't even need Windows 8 to play it, it'll run on W7.
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Ritsujun  +   355d ago
Xbone180'd by themselves. LOL.
SecondSon  +   355d ago
Well Microsoft please go back and focus on being a Desktop Windows developer because your consoles and phones are not doing that well and Windows 8 is seriously slacking.
knockknockannefrank  +   355d ago
well at least on PC we'll get higher than 720p resolution
Seafort  +   355d ago
@Lalanana Actually MS get nothing from PC or PS gamers buying Titanfall on PC as there is no royalties from PC games.

I won't be buying Titanfall as I boycotted EA years ago :)
P0werVR  +   355d ago
I don't know how this is desperate. If anything it's fact and true. I would say arrogance.

Btw, to even it out. It is true this was a statement to PS fanboys stating mind numbing claims of buying it on PC. Well, money in the bank either way.
mewhy32  +   355d ago
Who cares who makes the os? I'll play it on my awesome gaming pc and get true exclusives for my ps4.
AbortMission  +   355d ago
Lalanana getting desperate lmfao
PhantomT1412  +   355d ago
Also, devs don't pay royalties when they're releasing on PC, even if it runs on Windows, Mac or Linux (that's one of the reasons PC games cost less than consoles games).

So nope, Titanfall needing Windows OS to run on PC doesn't mean much. People won't buy Windows 7 or 8 because of Titanfall and Microsoft won't get royalties for each copy unlike the XOne version of the game.
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MrTimesplitters  +   355d ago
Cant we all just be nice and accept each console for what they are. P.S HAPPY HALLOWEEN
Anarki  +   355d ago
Remind us, do Microsoft get any cut from the PC version of the game?
MarkusMcNugen  +   355d ago
Why would he say something like this? Probably because he read all the PS fanboys saying Ill just get it on PC then as if thats somehow getting back at Microsoft. But you have to play it on the Windows OS. Which makes for good marketing for both products, potentially increasing their customer base for both.

Anyways, I said the same thing yesterday.

http://n4g.com/news/1383336...

You guys are crazy if you think Sony wouldnt do the same thing in Microsofts position. Potentially increase profit from two seperate revenue streams, or just one? If Sony had a popular PC OS, Id expect the same thing and wouldnt bash them or try to insult them for it. Its smart business practice.
MysticStrummer  +   355d ago
@Lala - So what do you suppose MS would prefer, that you play Titanfall on a PC/360 you already have or that you spend $500 on an XB1 to play it?

Hmmm...
n4rc  +   355d ago
Typical fanboy stupidity...

Sony takes cheaps shots at ms about cod.. They are just stating facts..

Microsoft states a fact.. And they are arrogant monsters..

Report away.. But you people have hit a new level of stupidity.. I weep for humanity if you dumbasses are the future..
Withdreday  +   355d ago
I don't even see what the big deal is. It's a online only COD clone with Mechs.

Who the hell cares?
UltimateMaster  +   355d ago
Ok, so let me get this straight.
A so called giant of computers, tells people to buy stock based on just 1 game?
Like that will magically lift up the company when they aren't even making the game?

If you go off and tell people that your stock and that it will increase based on 1 game that you're not making that may or may not interest people on platforms that most people already own...
Really doesn't sound all that good now does it?
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RedDevils  +   355d ago
They're forgetting that if everyone start buying games on Pc instead of the X1 or stop buying the X1 all together, wouldn't that make the X1 obsolete lol
SITH  +   355d ago
Well, proof people hate the truth. I have been saying for years, if it is on PC and Xbox 360 it is exclusive. All because of the OS.
DragonKnight  +   355d ago
What a stupid thing to say. Just because Microsoft makes Windows, doesn't mean Microsoft gets money from PC games. And the idiots thinking it's still a true MS exclusive because MS makes Windows are so stupid their existence drops the collective IQ of the world. No one is buying a game because of Microsoft's OS. It's no consumer's choice what particular OS a game works on, but if it were you can guarantee it wouldn't be Windows when there is a perfectly good FREE OS available in Linux.

I've heard stupid things coming from MS and XB1 devs, but this has to be one of the dumbest.
Gamer1982  +   355d ago
Titanfall is compatible with W7 meaning MS make no money from PC buyers as I seriously doubt ppl will be updating to W7 for this game. All those who are getting on PC either have W7 or W8. So the comment was pointless anyway. Not to mention I bought W8 for £25 back in January meaning MS made a lot less off me than they would if I bought an Xbox One.
AndrewLB  +   355d ago
Scott- Microsoft doesn't make hardware? are you serious? last I checked, they make Surface 2 which has an Intel i5 CPU and runs 1080p lol. Plus you have windows phones and massive amounts of operating systems and other programs.

Funny how people keep saying how Sony is killing it, yet that's not even remotely true. Have you even seen how bad Sony's financials are? http://finance.yahoo.com/ec...

And just today Sony lost $2+ billion after their Hirari Forcast was cut. http://www.bloomberg.com/ne...

And better yet, about two hours ago Sony (SNE) stock got downgraded AGAIN. http://us.rd.yahoo.com/fina... http://blogs.wsj.com/moneyb...

If sony were a country, they'd be Greece.
re2_apocalypse  +   354d ago
To the idiots who think M$ gets money from PC versions of Titanfall; your mistaken. M$ gets no (Zero = 0) royalities from the sales of PC games. Boom!
Kuse  +   356d ago
Right Right, like Yoshida hasn't been passive aggressive in his comments.
awesomeperson  +   356d ago
At least he's entertaining.
lemondish  +   355d ago
I haven't noticed any of that. Care to point me to a comment he's made to consumers that came off obviously passive aggressive?
FamilyGuy  +   355d ago
Oh gawd, Yosh doesn't talk crap to CONSUMERS, he talks about the competition. This MS dev is literally talking crap to gamers, he might even lose his job over this small statement.
tagan8tr  +   355d ago
Is everyone forgetting that the Xbone has a blu ray disk drive in it blu ray is a patented technology owned by Disney,HP ohh yeah and SONY!!
Sony makes money off every xbone sold wow how bout that
MarkusMcNugen  +   355d ago
@tagan8tr

And? Your point is? Of course they work together in some regards to help each other or further technology and then compete in other areas. Let me put it this way:

Is everyone forgetting that Sony laptops have Windows OS on them and it's patented software owned by MICROSOFT!!
Microsoft makes money off every laptop sold wow how bout that.
n4rc  +   355d ago
@tagan8tr

And Microsoft owns the codec used to play them... What's your point?

I swear people don't do any research on anything..
tagan8tr  +   355d ago
Your making my point for me, this all started people saying MS makes money off pc sales of Titanfall.I pointed out about blu ray u point out windows on sony pc's then I say xbones pluged into sony TV' or xbone playing music and movies from sony artist and movie production companies. Point is the whole thing is intertwined, wow how bout that Nugen..
What does research have to do with it what I said is true sony did help create blu ray when MS invested in HD DVD or did u forget about their stupid HD DVD add on for 360..
Xsilver  +   356d ago
I can see MS is MAd about it because if everyone buys the game on PC then the xone wont move units so in the end MS will still be pissed because a 60 game wont make up for a 500 dollar console in sales lmao poor MS.
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zerogotit  +   355d ago
Do you seriously believe that their mad because titanfall if going to sell on pc and not on xbox? And 8 agrees? Shesh lol MS is just reminding everyone what MS is.
Xsilver  +   355d ago
hmmmmm how many already own good Gaming PC's http://n4g.com/news/1383749... allot and MS wants Titanfall to move Xone's don't let them fool you if they didn't they would of never made it an exclusive but when allot people are saying that they will play it on PC then less xone will be sold you don't get that :/ so yes MS is MAd.
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sigfredod  +   355d ago
You sir go it, i made the same statement, people getting the superior PC version of titanfall or in the 360, will be a big blow on the xBone division sales and financial expectations
pyramidshead  +   356d ago
lol he sounds so bitter, probably because of the latest news or the fact his own game may be 720p :/

I can guarantee people don't have a problem with supporting Microsoft through Windows. It'll still be cheaper than dropping $500 on some hardware just to play it whereas you more than likely have a PC with windows that was paid off years ago and just have to spend what ever on Titanfall as a product.
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xxV0rschlaghammer  +   355d ago
So an off the shelf PC from a year ago will be able to run Titanfall at 720-1080p/60fps as-is? lol? I don't think you know how PC gaming is.

Well off to play Crysis maxed out on my Pentium 133Mhz/16MB system now that I know how it works.
Revolver_X_  +   355d ago
Yeah, because upgrading the OS makes 60fps on max settings possible /s

Either way MS receives no profits from PC sales. No one is buying a PC to play Titanfall. They all have one already.
Seafort  +   355d ago
@xxV0rschlaghammer Erm yes it will. Titanfall is using the modified Source engine that powered Half Life 2 and Portal 2.

It's not a demanding engine and is highly optimised by Valve to run on low/mid end PCs unlike the Watchdogs engine that Ubisoft are using.
Hellsvacancy  +   356d ago
What a way to encourage people to pirate the pc version
mafiahajeri  +   355d ago
It's an online game though so it wouldn't work.
Studio-YaMi  +   355d ago
I won't,even if they are acting douchey,the game seems like total fun & I will gladly pay for it,it's just that comments like that DOES encourage people on pirating the hell out of the PC version.

@mafiahajeri
you'd be surprised what some PC gamers might do to go around that,being always online I mean.
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Baka-akaB  +   355d ago
Yeah however , plenty do pirate windows anyway , if its all about zinging
xxV0rschlaghammer  +   355d ago
@Studio-YaMi
Since SimCity is so readily available and fully playable by pirates, huh?
AIndoria  +   355d ago
@xxV0rschlaghammer

thepiratebay.sx(/) torrent /8580065/ SimCity.2013.NO.DRM.CRACKED.1. 5-VULPESZEDRA

No?
anzil  +   355d ago
like we didnt know eh? we are try not to support the one because ms is ruining console gaming so therefore i buy it on pc
Infamous298  +   355d ago
@Lalanana Are you sure that you aren't working for microsoft??
swerve121  +   355d ago
I see you fanboys hate the truth. Its a MS exclusive so what. Sony has there exclusives also. Just pick your system of choice or both.
Benjammin25  +   355d ago
I'll be able to play it on Steambox, which isn't affiliated with Windows in any way. Try harder.
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Jaces  +   355d ago
I don't care. The point of me getting it on a PC is so I don't have to buy a Bone. As long as I can do that I'm happy.
LAYLOW  +   355d ago
Hes just stating facts ...RELAX dont get your pannies in a bunch .....sheeesh!!!
KwietStorm  +   355d ago
lol seriously that statement sounds like it came from an abusive partner in a relationship. "You can cry to the police all you want, but you know who paid for those shoes on ya feet." The point of people even mentioning the PC version is that they don't have to *buy* an Xbox One. To make a public statement like this, implying people are chained to the pole either way, is really unprofessional.
JasonKCK  +   355d ago
360, X1 and Windows is all MS. Titanfall still might make it's way to Linux someday. I think some people here have the "butthurt" backwards.
rainslacker  +   355d ago
I dunno. When I see PC gamers talk about PC gaming, I never really see them talking about the Windows platform...at least in discussions such as this. It's never "Windows is better than a Xbox/Playstation", it''s always, "PC is better than Xbox/Playstation".

The OS is pretty irrelevent, and while MS gets money for the OS itself(most of the time), people don't upgrade their OS to play the latest games. They do upgrade the hardware though for some games...namely the GPU, and in some cases the MB/CPU/Memory combos. Windows OS is just there by default because it's what most devs support.

While the statement is arrogant, it is basically saying what everyone else is saying, "There's no reason to buy an X1 to play this game, I can just get it on PC". This particular dev is saying the same stupid argument that because you're going to play it on windows, you're still using a MS platform. What he fails to realize is that we may be using a MS platform, but we aren't using MS hardware(console). There is a distinct different between console and platform.
worldwidegaming  +   355d ago
This is partly because fans empower them (the wrong fans) and CFOs getting axed for the stating the obvious rarely if ever happens.
This type of free publicity ends up working because people are going to stick with Microsoft until the bitter end (like Sony fans did current generation.)
awi5951  +   355d ago
@daggertoes83

Why not its not going to hurt microsoft at all the people that say im going to play it on Pc anyway are PS4 fanboys that are mad at microsoft. They werent going to buy a xbox 1 anyway so yeah he gave them the finger they shot it up first so he returned it. So all the people bitching about this story arent pc guys we already knew it was comming its ps4 fanboys that he doesnt care gets mad or not.
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andrewsqual  +   355d ago
Isn't this on the Source engine? So it will be on Steam and Linux then won't it???
Cernunnos  +   355d ago
No, EA is the publisher, so it will most likely be just on Origin.
HugoDrax  +   355d ago
No it will be on EA Origin, not steam...
BlackBusterCritic  +   355d ago
For all the fanboys who don't know diddly squat, here's a nice educational link as to how Microsoft doesn't benefit from PC gaming: http://gaminrealm.com/2013/...

And implications that MS has any ownership of anything on the PC is a fallacy. If its not sold on GFWL (which doesn't exist anymore) or published/developed by MS, then they don't make a cent.
JasonKCK  +   355d ago
Windows
dragon82  +   355d ago
@JasonKCK

Unless the person who buys Titanfall on PC is going out and buying a new PC also, Microsoft ALREADY got their money form the copy of Windows that will be running the game.

Guess what that means??

Microsoft will not get a single cent from the purchase of that copy of Ttianfall.

How does Microsoft profit from this again??
sentury111  +   355d ago
@dragon the whole point of the exclusives is to tie people down to a platform. Getting new customers isn't always the only choice.
dmitrijs88  +   355d ago
and now tell me how many PC's/Laptops have MS made.
SL1M DADDY  +   355d ago
They have made it easy though to buy Xbox exclusive games.... Just own a PC and a PS3 and you have the beswt of both worlds. No need for an Xbox One.
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GraveLord  +   355d ago
You've just noticed that? This "Xbox one developer" seems like an extreme fanboy.
B-radical  +   355d ago
Lol I said this yesterday its true tho
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   355d ago
I have pirated windows so blow me.
MynextGen  +   355d ago
Hey hypocrite your the one to talk seriously please just keep your mouth closed because you look so foolish with your comments Sony fans biggest bunch of hypocrites and butthurt community wah
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tablav  +   355d ago
This developer needs to wake up. People who are buying the PS4 instead of the Xbox 1 aren't necessarily trying to boycott Microsoft. They just want a PS4!

I will be getting Titanfall on PC and I don't care if that means Microsoft gets money. They got the exclusive, they should get the money.

It just so happens that I don't want an Xbox 1.
Zancruz  +   355d ago
Lol, What I find funny is he thinks Microsoft is gonna make an extra $560 (Xbone & Live) off of one PC Game sell! Catch Titanfall on sell from Amazon or etc and they've made even less money.... lmao
OCEANGROWNKUSH  +   355d ago
The point is that Titanfall ceases to be a system seller for the xbox one, with it being on 2 other platforms, both already in the hands of millions of people around the globe.
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Angeljuice  +   355d ago
Only a moron would buy windows when you can download it for free. I hate Windows, the sooner the industry switches to a decent OS the better. I've never paid a penny for any version of Windows and never will. Overpriced rubbish written by the clueless employees of a terrible company.
Microsoft have never received a single penny from me and never will.

Thanks for the free OS Microsoft (still overpriced when it costs nothing).
sentury111  +   355d ago
For all those talking about Steam, isn't this an EA game and only playable on Origin?
AO1JMM  +   355d ago
"Microsofts public relations is awful"

Who said it was a Microsoft employee that said that?
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joshuatobi  +   355d ago
People are so stupid yes the pc version microsoft does get a cut but xbox one sales will be hindered thus it wont help there system sales.
Deathdeliverer  +   355d ago
I don't think its that people don't want to buy FROM Microsoft. They just don't want to buy a XBOX. No one is saying "Microsoft isn't getting a dime from me! Ill buy it on PC!" They simply say they have other options than the console.
3-4-5  +   355d ago
Titanfall for PC = $60

Titanfall for XB1 = $560

Nice try random xbox dev who is about to be fired.
rainslacker  +   355d ago
PC version will likely be $50. PC games are cheaper.

Also nice to see devs can use the same stupid fan boy arguments that the actual fan boys do. Playing this game on PC is not the same as buying an Xbox to play this game, and most PC players know this, and most half intelligent console players know this. Windows is just the defacto standard for PC gaming atm. But that may be on shaky ground in the very near future.

To those that don't understand the difference. It's like saying you support Adobe software because you play flash browser games. It's nonsensical, and one of the stupidest new arguments in the console wars I've heard in a long time...and that's pretty bad considering how many stupid arguments there are in the console war.
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otherZinc  +   355d ago
He's right, SONY Super Friends are ridiculous. If a game is that great, I'm buying the console, I'm not sitting in the shadows talking sh*t.
assdan  +   355d ago
Everyone does that, and saying that doesn't make me want to get an xbox one any more than I already do.
popup  +   355d ago
Well, I won't be playing it at all as the game is of no interest to me. I understand that lots of people want to play it though.
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-Foxtrot  +   356d ago
LOL...how arrogant

It doesn't make a difference anyway because the point those people are trying to make is that they won't buy an Xbox One for TitanFall, they'll get it for a platform they already have.

It means less sales for the Xbox One doesn't it...<sigh>....morons
GryestOfBluSkies  +   356d ago
my thoughts exactly. getting it for pc, to me at least, has nothing to do with microsoft, its only about not having to buy a x1 for a single game.
personally im not getting the game for any platform, but these comments from the devs are so ridiculous, i had to comment.
ShwankyShpanky  +   356d ago
And it's not like people will be running out to buy new copies of Win7/8 just to play TF. PC TF sales aren't really putting any additional cash in MS's pockets.
N4GDgAPc  +   356d ago
Also when u buy a game from pc microsoft doesn't get any royalty fees. Thats why pc games are always $10 cheaper. So $m loses out on titanfall sales to.
Hicken  +   355d ago
The MS fans always wanna say "PC is a Microsoft platform!" but they forget that whatever royalties MS got were from when your PC was made. They get NOTHING for any games you buy.

Waaay back when, when I played Maple Story, they didn't get any money from it. I never bought a thing in that game, but even if I had, they STILL wouldn't have seen any money. And you can play every game out there, from Candy Crush to Diablo, and Microsoft won't see a penny(unless it's a game they made or published, of course).

So I don't see why the fanboys keep trying to claim PC as being Microsoft territory.
Blackdeath_663  +   355d ago
its more funny when you haven't even bought their OS. you can play titanfall without having paid MS a penny
HugoDrax  +   355d ago
You still need MS OS to run the game right?

Does Origin require Windows? Or am I missing something? Seriously I'm asking

Isn't TitanFall an EA published game?

Doesn't EA have Origin service instead of steam?

Isn't TitanFall an online only game? Thus meaning every PC,xbox1, 360 that logs on to TitanFalls DEDICATED CLOUD your information will be collected. Statitistically allowing Microsoft/Respawn/ EA to accurately know the number of games sold.
N4GDgAPc  +   355d ago
Yes u will need MS to run it.

Not sure about origin but wouldn't be suprised.

The cloud might only work with xbox1. 360 has a better chance to run off cloud but PC i dought it because they wouldn't get money in return for it.
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rainslacker  +   355d ago
@Auric

When someone plays a flash game in their browser, are they supporting Adobe software? Are they supporting MS if they use windows explorer, or are they supporting Google if they use Chrome? Not likely.

The reason people have Windows is because it's pretty much the standard you have to have to play most games on PC. It comes with practically every computer. PC gamers use it because that's where the devs develop their games because it's the most used OS in the world.

When people upgrade their computers to play the newest, biggest, most demanding games, they aren't discussing what version of Windows they want. They are discussing what GPU to buy. What MB is the best. Which CPU is the best for their budget, and what kind of memory to get. To my knowledge, MS has no stake in the sale of any of those products.
awi5951  +   355d ago
So all the people bitching about this story arent pc guys we already knew it was coming its ps4 fanboys that he doesnt care gets mad or not.
MynextGen  +   355d ago
Cry me a river FFs wah wah
The_Infected  +   356d ago
Keep being arrogant Microsoft you're just digging your own grave.
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mistertwoturbo  +   356d ago | Well said
Whoa whoa whoa now... It's been working for them pretty well the past 8 years. I mean who else could convince an entire user base that an electronic device can die on you 1/3 times is acceptable, that paying for a free service is worth it, and now an inferior spec console is more powerful than a higher spec console, and then have droves and droves of mindless followers that actually is truly convinced that 720p is clearer than 1080p.

That's some dark magical stuff Microsoft has in the works.
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Deividas  +   355d ago
That made me lol Good way to start the morning! Thankss
Infamous298  +   355d ago
Well Said! +bubble
thricetold  +   355d ago
It's funny because it's true!

I don't get fanboys but I really don't get MS fanboys, it's clear as day that they're the only "gaming" (I use that term loosely when referring to MS) company that's in the business who doesn't care about gamers or consumers in general.

Everything they do is to rope you in and sell you something else, most times things that are free elsewhere, yet soooo many completely miss this in a vain effort to validate a bad purchase or fit in with friends.

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink...way of the world I guess
awi5951  +   355d ago
@ mistertwoturbo

You mean sony dont you because the ps 1 and ps2 had major failures and they were actually forced by Us courts to pay penalties. My ps 1 was total crap the cd lenses burnt out all the time because they were cheap. The black CD's were made out of taco shells they would snap in half if you look at them. In all of gaming history or all media history did you have a form of media so cheap it would break in half if you tried to pull it out of the case or if someone sat on it by accident.

The sony PS2 started a new standard in console returns when major retailers started to have to match your serial number with your receipt because so many came back that people put the old one in the box and swapped out the new system for a refund.

Dont get cocky, microsoft fixed their bad consoles for free sony charged you every time when one went bad.

The Sony PS is the sole reason why when you buy a console to this day a hole is cut out of the box so you can read the console serial number. Put that in you pipe and smoke it.
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Cernunnos  +   355d ago
It's pretty similar to religion.
rainslacker  +   355d ago
Quite honestly it surprises me a lot. MS was never known to have that many loyal followers in their general business ventures.

I do think outside of RROD, the 360 was a solid machine with a really good line up early on. They did innovate on some things like online gaming. Otherwise, MS is generally received with heavy skepticism for most of their business decisions. Their software divisions in general though are top notch, both gaming and otherwise.

@awi
I think you are overstating the fail rate of the PS1 and PS2 by a lot. Both had fail rates of less than 10%, but the fact they sold so many means that less than 10% accounted for a lot of people. The advent of the internet also exacerbated these problems to seem bigger than they were, because people weren't used to having this information so quickly.

Sony mediated the agreement to fix the consoles for free and do partial refunds to those that payed prior. They weren't forced to by the courts.

You should take better care of your stuff. I have never once had a PS1 disc break on me and I own several hundred of them.

Serial number matching has been around long before PS came around. The Sega CD had the serial number on a sticker on the outside of the box as I recall, which is what most electronics do nowadays. It was common on most major electronics since the advent of the computer age to track those things on a national level. I blame the people that abused the system, although I understand why they do it.

MS fixed their bad console because they knew they were going to get sued. It was not altruism to atone for their mistakes. Companies don't spend 1 billion dollars to fix a mistake unless they know it will cost them more to go to court. If they thought they could go to court and settle for half of that, then I guarantee you they would have. That's a huge chunk of change.
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MynextGen  +   355d ago
Hey hypocrite zip it before I start posting al the negative crap from the Sony camp
KrisButtar  +   356d ago
That comment is true but comes off as trollish and they could have wrote it differently as I'm sure it will upset some and was the likely intent.

I guess the next question would be if no one bought it on Microsoft consoles and only PC would it still be considered a success?
MRMagoo123  +   355d ago
its not true tho , there are plenty of ppl with pirated windows, im not one of them tho because i have nothing against windows as such, but most ppl this day and age have a pc at home capable of running titanfall at least on low settings so MS wont make anything from anyone because the pcs are already bought and probably have been for a while.

I wont be getting titanfall on pc xbox 360 or xbone or even spectrum zx i just dont want the game but if i did buy it MS wont see any money from that.
wishingW3L  +   356d ago
MS doesn't make any profit from PC gaming unless the games are sold through GFWL though because in the PC environment the competition from Steam is simply too strong.
xPhearR3dx  +   356d ago
GFWL shut down a few days ago. Thank god. I had Batman Arkham City through GFWL, but thankfully WB made those CD Keys work with Steam. Now I have the title on Steam free of charge :)
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Kayant  +   356d ago
More indication that this so called "Xbox one Dev" is nothing more than a PR person. Why would stuff like this be of any importance to a dev for them to make a statement about it...
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karl  +   356d ago
more of a surprise that hes reading N4g an making a public comment about it..
MRMagoo123  +   355d ago
a lot of ppl seem to think its just N4G but go to any site thats not biased and MS is getting smacked on left right and center, the reason these ppl keep replying such as MS PR is because of how wide spread all the negative news is.
lonz358  +   356d ago
Yeah, but most of us know they made the deal to get people to buy an Xbone, and I'm not doing that.
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obliterator  +   356d ago
Wow. Great job MS shill.
Http://www.lawlz.org/wp-con...
aaron5829  +   356d ago
Wow... just wow... what a "professional"
HaveAsandwich  +   356d ago
another reason im not buying the game at all.
Godmars290  +   356d ago
Not to buy it on the Xb1 anyway.
Ron_Danger  +   356d ago
We all know that MS makes the PC operating system, it's about sending a message to MS and the way they are handling the XBox One.
awi5951  +   355d ago
Oh like sony not allowing MP3 playback so you will have to use their crap Itunes copy and charge you major bucks????????????????????????? ????
MRMagoo123  +   355d ago
Who is even talking about sony and their MP3 support lol offtopic debubble for you, i guess you will be using that in the inferior xbone games threads too huh? "who cares if the xbone plays games at 125% less res and lower fps, sony arent letting you use MP3 at launch" what a joke.

OT
If you take off your fanboy alt account goggles you will notice that titanfall can be bought on the 360 and pc without ever having to pay MS another cent, 80 million ppl with a 360 and a lot more ppl with a pc capable of running a source code game like this, why buy an xbone for that ?
from the beach  +   356d ago
No way out of this one.. if you're angry about it, I guess you could just not play Titanfall at all?
awi5951  +   355d ago
He couldnt care less the people bitching about this story are PS4 fans with sour grapes. Pc guys knew the game was coming so he doesnt give a crap about the fanboys saying im gonna play on PC because he knows who they are. They weren't going to buy a xbox anyway.

@ Everyone

EA DOESNT OWN THIS I.P RESPAWN OWNS IT AND THEY AREN'T GOING TO LET SOMEONE LIKE EA TAKE IT FROM THEM LIKE BOBBY A&&CRACK AND ACTIVISION DID WITH CALL OF DUTY.
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rainslacker  +   355d ago
So as a PS fan, and someone who's not getting an X1, and doesn't own a 360, he doesn't care that I would want to buy this game on the PC, and never once had the consideration of supporting MS ever been part of that decision?

That's good to know.

To date, many PS fans have stated that it will likely come to the PS4 at some point. It was a reasonable assumption based on dev comments, and EA's history with "exclusive" titles. When it was revealed that it was only going to be on Xbox and PC platforms, so PS fans couldn't enjoy it on their PS4, but could enjoy it on their PC, what else would people expect them to say?

A rational gamer would say, "Oh, well I can always play it on PC, no biggie". An irrational fan boy gamer would say, "OMG, Gotta buy an X1 to play this game". If he can't handle PS fans saying they still don't care about the X1 because of this because there is still another option, then that's on him. If people want to enjoy this game, or have an interest in it, why belittle them and try to make it still seem like a win for MS because Windows happens to be the default PC OS?

The statement this guy is making is actually quite damaging for MS in the long run, because it means that people have no reason to pick up a Xbox. Remember this gen where PC/Xbox MS 1st party titles were around early on, but mysteriously they stopped releasing them on windows altogether? The reason is is because it devalues the Xbox line, and many people, including PS fans, simply brought it on PC instead of being enticed to buy a 360.

As it stands, MS doesn't have to pay for windows exclusivity. They have it due to install base for the most part. No different than Sony had it during the PS2 generation for the same reason on consoles. I'm sure MS would much prefer this game weren't coming to PC.
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gamedebater  +   356d ago
Being exclusive set themselves back.

They could have been 2015's new COD.

But instead they won't be AS big when they go Multiplat since PS4 players haven't seen it.

Shot themselves in the foot
DecoyOctopus  +   356d ago
I agree, if EA really wanted this game to beat COD they should have made it for all systems.
shivvy24  +   355d ago
@gamedebater , kinda agree man, but if it does get recognition by word of mouth then the sequel may actually sell big
Godmars290  +   356d ago
And MS have been pushing to make COD an exclusive, after it became so popular.

This time around they're trying to be preemptive, just as they're promoting it as the next COD. Which will only be on their system. And the PC.
anzil  +   355d ago
ya but ea shouldnt
hankmoody  +   356d ago
Here's another example of certain PS4 fans (notice I say CERTAIN and not ALL) being asshats; you rag and rag and rag and rag and rag on the XB1 and the moment they say something defensive, you people behave like you've been slighted. Seriously, where is the logic and common sense with you people? I can't blame them for being snarky in their responses when they have to defend their products and stance at every single turn personally. Is this some kind of weird payback for how the PS3 was treated in its days as a black sheep console?
xxV0rschlaghammer  +   355d ago
Yep, thats how it goes though, personally I tend to ignore the lot of them, the only thing a lot of them have done is made sure that I put off buying a PS4 for as long as possible, I was going to wait until an uncharted announcement or something similar before buying one, but now that I see how their community and fanbase mostly is, I think I'll probably pass altogether.
hankmoody  +   355d ago
Eventually, the PS4 will come out with a killer title that I won't be able to pass on. You can bet on that but until they do, I will not be getting a PS4. I'm already liking what I'm seeing on the XB1 and I haven't seen anything that makes me want the PS4 as of yet.
isa_scout  +   355d ago
The funny thing is that the actual PS community is nothing like this. Unless a lot of kids are moving to the PS4(possible seeing as it's the cheapest next-gen console) you should be fine. I game on PS3 and 360, and i'll be picking up both next-gen systems as well.
What you see on N4G is a very small slice of the community for both platforms.Most people that play games doesn't even know N4G exists. I've found that the average gamer on the PS3 is mature well rounded adults between the ages of 25-45, myself included.
I say buy what you want regardless of the trolls on N4G because they'll troll either way. I may plan on buying a PS4 before my XOne(holding out for Titanfall) but I find it in bad taste to knock someone for having different tastes in videogames than me.
Ginesis  +   355d ago
@isa_scout you're right that is the PS3 community but I'm afraid that's going to change because the PS4 being the cheaper system. You'll probably get the better community on Xbox One this time. Sadly cause that's what's holding me back from getting the PS4. I don't want to deal with this while trying to enjoy some online play.
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True_Samurai  +   356d ago
Well can't get mad cause it is true

↓ but what if you dont get on pc? The only two options would be x360 or x1. Don't have windows? You'll have to purchase the software. So either way you're cornered into supporting MS..
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kneon  +   356d ago
Actually it's not true. The statement implies that even if you buy the Game for windows you're still giving money to Microsoft.

The only way that would be true is if you buy a pc specifically to play this game, but the fact is people already have a pc or would buy a new one regardless of the existence if this game.

Titanfall has no impact on windows revenue, but the fact that it's on pc does nothing to help xbox revenue.
rydamgw  +   356d ago
Im pretty sure you dont even need a windows OS to play Titanfall on pc. Correct me if im wrong. If that is the case than this guys statement is kinda ridiculous.
green  +   356d ago
True statement
Thegamer41  +   356d ago
Another 'true statement' for you, nearly everyone that's interested to play this game already has PC with Windows.
Another 'true statement' for you, this game will get pirated like hell on PC.
Z501  +   356d ago
"the fact you buy it on PC means that is still MS's product"

^ The go to response for the last few years *sigh*

Riddle me this: What does that make DC Universe Online (pc ver.) for example? A Sony exclusive or a MS exclusive???
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Narutone66  +   355d ago
Here's a little trivia: The Sega DreamCast OS was made by MS. Question: Does that mean MS made money from every games sold on the DC?
rydamgw  +   356d ago
Regardless these idiots are backing a dead horse. I was in Gamestop yesterday checking out PS4 perephrials and during that time 6 calls came in all asking about PS4 preorders none for Xbox One.
Loki86  +   356d ago
Such a small sample size, surely that has to represent what is going on in the rest of the country. What does this even have to do with this thread? Stop trolling.
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True_Samurai  +   355d ago
Oooo aaaah 6 calls about the ps4!? You here that everyone the 6 calls are the deciding factor out of millions!
shivvy24  +   355d ago
his point was that people aren't as interested on the x1
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   355d ago
At my store there's a 2-1 difference in favor of the PS4!
xxV0rschlaghammer  +   355d ago
Opposite at my store. I can still find PS4's locally here, rather easily at that. X1 has been sold out since E3.

Not a total of 2 stores being sold out/selling more that's all of NA!
shivvy24  +   355d ago
@ohio , I think its something like 3-1 in Australia, I actually haven't heard anyone really talking about an x1, ps4 is getting all the publicity! we still have x1 day 1 preorders left and ps4 all sold out and may get it on 2nd shipment
Narutone66  +   355d ago
In where I live (somewhere in Asia), PS4 is all the rave. As for the X1, we are considered "Tier3" or something like a 3rd world country, so, it's not surprising that only hardcore Xbox fans are taking notice of it.
jimbobbeers  +   356d ago
It is true though. You are helping Microsoft by purchasing Titanfall for PC, if you can't get your head round that don't buy it.
BldyShdw  +   355d ago
Nothing to get my head around. Look up windows, it's OPEN SOURCE meaning if I make a program for it I don't have to give Microsoft a dime. It does not help them.
kneon  +   355d ago
You're both wrong. Windows is certainly not open source. But also I'm not helping Microsoft if I buy this game on Windows as they don't get a cut of the revenue. It's not like I have to buy a new Windows license just to play this game.
jimbobbeers  +   355d ago
Course you're bloody helping them, you're giving them evidence that they can go to EA again and make another game exclusive. If it didn't sell well on PC EA wouldn't dream of signing off an exclusivity contract with them ever again, so YES you are helping them.
rainslacker  +   355d ago
I think you mean open platform.

Open source implies that you can modify the code to suit your needs, which you most certainly can't in windows, at least legally.

Open platform is where you can make and release programs on the OS without having to pay for royalties or any kind of certification from the OS provider.

This is where much of the contention of the arguments is coming from in the comments replying to this statement, because it's not directly supporting MS like you would by buying it on the Xbox.

The devs themselves may pay for support from MS with their IDE's and tools, however the biggest gaming aspect provided by MS, DirectX, is actually free to use for all developers and hardware makers.

@Natutone below

No, but MS did get royalty fees for every dreamcast sold. It's a good example of why this statement doesn't hold water though. I'm sure no one buying the Dreamcast thought, "Oh, yeah I am supporting MS by buying the DreamCast." People weren't, and they aren't supporting MS by playing games in Windows.
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Narutone66  +   355d ago
As I have commented above, MS made the OS for the SEGA DreamCast. Does MS make any money for every games that DC sold?
jimbobbeers  +   355d ago
All I've said is support, not once have I mentioned making money. You're supporting their case as to making third party studio games exclusive, as I said, if no one bought it on PC, EA would never agree to anything like this ever again, but you and thousands of other PlayStation owners will go and buy this on PC, giving Microsoft ammunition for exclusivity next time round.
Narutone66  +   355d ago
Nah, I'm not into FPS, so I won't be buying it. But to imply that since MS is making the OS, they are making money is inaccurate. Read the article, the CFO of EA is going to buy MS stocks because according to him or as he insinuate, that MS is getting something even if you bought the window version of the game.
snake_eater  +   356d ago
Lol microshaft... glad I didn't gave you a single cent for your os since windows98. Yes, I pirated every single os you released to date (minus windows8 it sucks)
#2
Yes yes im still using their os but that's because there is no real alternative and im being forced to use your crap. Let's hope valve does a good job with their os.
SpideySpeakz  +   355d ago
Beautiful work.
shivvy24  +   355d ago
windows 8 sucks on pc/laptop but shines on tablets ( personal experience )
Narutone66  +   355d ago
To be fair, my colleague bought a Window Phone (Nokia branded obviously) and he liked it very much. So for Smart Phone and Tablet PC, it's good. But not so much for PC or laptop computer.
Lannister  +   355d ago
Can ANYONE from Microsoft say ANYTHING without shooting themselves in the foot for ONCE ?

Is this possible ?
mafiahajeri  +   355d ago
Ill wait for the sequel then we will see what this guy has to say.
blackout  +   355d ago
Microsoft isn't posting losses. They can afford to speak like this. Now Sony is the broken down company loosing money, quarter after quarter after quarter, Sony doesn't know how to make money and will probably be sold in the next 2yaers. Titanfall was made specifically for the xbox one, its will move units. Sony will have to keep selling to make it seem like there making money. Microsoft as a whole makes Money not just one division.

Whats funny is that Microsoft gets a lot of BS for whatever reason. But they can post a 900,000 lost on the Surface and just smile at it. Sony posts lost after lost after lost and everyone forgets that you have to make money,money,money. Microsoft just posted six billion in profit for one quarter. Now that's the company as a whole, Sony couldn't hold Microsoft's jock strap if it was sagging off there nuts, but Sony seems to be the golden child here. Microsoft,Apple and Google can buy and sell Sony twice and still be profitable next quarter. LOL
WeAreLegion  +   355d ago
Sony's phone and television divisions are doing much better than they have been. The gaming division is up, too.

The thing is...Microsoft is worth significantly more money than Sony. If they have all that money lying around, why did the PS3 start outselling the 360 in America? Why did it surpass the 360 last year? Why are there more PS4 pre-orders than XBO?

I'm more of a "What have you done for me, lately?" sorta guy. Microsoft has money, sure. But how has that been reflected toward us gamers? Quite frankly, it hasn't. That is all the reason you need to question yourself.
Baka-akaB  +   355d ago
seriously i never got that bragging rights mentality . Back when halo or gears outsold most things , did it even bring more development and games from MS's own funded studios , besides their sequels ? Nope , if anything they kept their benefits and closed down more studios over time .

While i know for sure that Sony , successful games or not , invested in plenty ips , sequels and new , till this 2013 year .
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WeAreLegion  +   355d ago
Exactly. If Microsoft wants our money, they're going to have to earn it. And if the Windows 8.1 update is any indicator, they are completely out of touch with what the consumer wants.
Belking  +   355d ago
"Sony's phone and television divisions are doing much better than they have been. The gaming division is up, too. "

yea keep thinking that....lol PS4 is still being sold at a loss. You guys need to wake up. This will be sony's last console.

http://www.joystiq.com/2013...
tiffac008  +   355d ago
To be fair, Sony's TV division was in the red again this 2nd qtr. and in a bad way but their Mobile Phone division went up 39%.

It would be a miracle if the PS4 to be profitable at launch with a lower price and a better tech. Now its all about how they can monetize and lower the production cost. If Sony makes a big splash with the PS4 then they should see early returns from it.

@ElementX (below)

I guess we shall just have to wait and see, how it goes but if Steam is any indication then I believe Valve may have something going on with their OS.
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DoubleM70  +   355d ago
Dude it's going to really get scary around here in a year or 2. Sony is selling the PS4 at a $60 dollar lost. While Microsoft is going to make a profit off the X1 right out the gate. Now here is the kicker. When they lower the price on the X1 with the Kinect for $399. The battle is going to really get tight.... Pass the Popcorn!
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shivvy24  +   355d ago
yeah but their probably gonna make up the $60 loss with ps+ and profit from their exclusive games + royalty from 3rd party games
DoubleM70  +   355d ago
@Shivvy24

I agree with you they will recoup some money back though. I'm pretty sure it's a ton of people going to be turned off that they can't play their basic Audio CD or MP3 like they did on the PS3.
karl  +   355d ago
Wait... that means ms gets money from every pc game sold?
Lets just say call of duty pc or assassins creed 4. Do they?
WeAreLegion  +   355d ago
Do you want us to buy the game or not, ya prick?
tiffac008  +   355d ago
These kind of talk will make the Steam OS more desirable for gamers in the future. Sometimes not saying something is preferable.
WeAreLegion  +   355d ago
If Steam OS is going to be a more streamlined Linux (I'm not sure which Linux they're building it from), then I'm in. Download Open Office and you're all set. ;)
tiffac008  +   355d ago
If not Open Office, you can always go with Google Docs. I think Steam OS will be successful in the consumer sector because of its focus on gaming

Not saying it will kill Windows (that's impossible) since Windows will more than likely remain the preferred OS by the business sector. Which where they get the chunk of their money anyway.
ElementX  +   355d ago
I have some doubts about Steam OS. It seems that every couple of days Valve has to update their Steam client, and that's just a client. I can't even begin to imagine how often they'll have to update an OS. Still, I love Valve and Steam however I'm not sure Steam OS will catch on because it's Linux and there are a lot of indie studios who aren't releasing games on Linux or if they do, it's a future objective.
esemce  +   355d ago
Also Titan fall will require EA's Origin to work online so It won't be on steam.

About MS getting money regardless, well I suppose people can pirate windows so MS gets $0.
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