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Submitted by kingtroy 133d ago | interview

Sony's Jim Ryan interview: "[Probably don't] feel the need to buy outright exclusives"

At Sony's Gamescom conference this week, he revealed that the PlayStation 4 has now sold 10 million consoles in less than nine months. A remarkable sales record that establishes the PS4 and the clear frontrunner in the next-gen console race.

Yet despite this, when we met with him at Gamescom, he assured us the figure could have been even higher had it not been for the stock shortages that followed the console's launch in some region (gamescom, Jim Ryan, PS4)

Update I've updated the title to reflect his quote better. The old one was very flamebait and not true to what he was saying. ~cgoodno

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FITgamer  +   133d ago
Good interview. Title comes off as arrogant though and is not what he said.
randomass171  +   133d ago
I think Sony simply earned a ton of support, exclusive or not through great hardware and marketing. That was more than enough for developers to put their A games on Sony platforms without the need for exclusivity deals.
xHeavYx  +   133d ago
Clickbait title, but good interview
ShinMaster  +   133d ago
Title was fixed^
JGMoney  +   133d ago
Except hell blade, no man's sky, destiny dlc, etc....
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cgoodno  +   133d ago
Don't go based on the title, he didn't say that exactly.

The quote is: "Do we feel the need to go out and buy OUTRIGHT exclusivity? Probably not."

None of the items you listed are outright exclusives, only timed and one is not even exclusive since it's on PC as well on Day 1.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   133d ago
Hell Blade's multi.

I love how these days devs, pubs, manufacturers are strait forward these days.

Instead of beating around the bush PR nonsense they get strait to the point.

Sony doesn't need to buy 3rd party implying what everyone knows, MS bought ROTTR.
JGMoney  +   133d ago
The title has it in quotes .... so who said it then?

I just assume it was said, but not listed in article due to title already saying it. Why else have it IN QUOTES?

EDIT: title was changed, so basically they put in quote something that was not said. That is sad to see a site working so hard for hits.

Regardless saying "Do we feel the need to go out and buy OUTRIGHT exclusivity? Probably not" he implies others do, which isn't the case any more than looking at Sony's purchase of GTA 3 to san andreas and final fantasy 7-10.
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MightyNoX  +   133d ago
Sony helped the devs of No mans sky and it's still coming to XBone. Class act, if you ask me.
cgoodno  +   133d ago
***I just assume it was said, but not listed in article due to title already saying it. Why else have it IN QUOTES?***

Poor journalism. If you notice, I've updated it to better represent what he actually said.

***Regardless saying "Do we feel the need to go out and buy OUTRIGHT exclusivity? Probably not" he implies others do, which isn't the case any more than looking at Sony's purchase of GTA 3 to san andreas and final fantasy 7-10.***

Sony didn't buy any of those, AFAIK. They were put on the console with the biggest audience and they made more money on console sales. In the end, these were internal decisions to delay release to PC. Not Sony buying them. Kind of like Destiny being consoles only, there's more money in consoles than on PC. So, they go there first .

***And lets not forget Bloodborne which is developed by From Software.***

It's being published by Sony. It's a Sony IP. It's not a third-party title.
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Nightcyberspud  +   133d ago
And lets not forget Bloodborne which is developed by From Software.
Skips  +   133d ago
^Nightcyberspud

lol

Bloodborne is a completely new IP OWNED by Sony and is in collaboration with Sony Japan and From Software. -__-
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JGMoney  +   133d ago
@cgood "Sony didn't buy any of those, AFAIK."

The fact that you think that these devs are going to PS4 simply because they love sony, and no money (whether through dev cost or outright cash) is involved, well you are lying to yourself.
Sevir  +   133d ago
HellBlade is multiplatform... But its Console debut is PS4 exclusively at least for a while.
HeWhoWalks  +   133d ago
Um, Bloodborne is a Sony IP, not a 3rd party game. Just seems like you came in here to find SOMETHING wrong with Sony... The one "lying to themselves" is you.

OT: As the gap grows, I expect more exclusives from 3rd parties (be it Indie or otherwise).
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cgoodno  +   133d ago
***The fact that you think that these devs are going to PS4 simply because they love sony, and no money (whether through dev cost or outright cash) is involved, well you are lying to yourself.***

Where did I say that I think that? And, you are being way off topic here. This isn't about how Sony or MS get exclusives, whether outright or timed. This is about Sony saying they 'probably' don't see the need to pay for outright exclusives.
ATi_Elite   133d ago | Trolling | show
Blaze929  +   133d ago
"[Probably don't] feel the need to buy outright exclusives"

Watch Dogs content?
Destiny content?
Agent?

A business is a business. Tired of all these articles paiting the picture like Sony is some heavenly god company set to do only good in this world while Microsoft is the evils.

They both do the same things when they need to.
imt558  +   133d ago
DLC's is one thing, full game is another thing. I barely buying a DLC's.

Better to invest money in new IP's than buying a 3rd party game.

EDIT :
Yes, it is DIFFERENT THINGS! Don't put THE FULL GAME and DLC's in one basket. Who gives a shit about DLC's. I don't give a shit that Xbone owners will have COD : AW DLC first! WOW, a DLC. That's something biiig.
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Blaze929  +   133d ago
@imt558 - no, it's not. It's the same thing. Stop trying to make excuses by separating what is exactly the same.
cloud 279  +   133d ago
@ Blaze, purchasing exclusive content on watch dogs and Destiny is nothing new, MS has done this on COD, Mass Effect and many more games.
Agent, nobody knows whats going with the game, is it exclusive to PS or multi is a question mark. If you watch the e3 2013 interview of Jack Tretton after Sony conference, even he doesn't know whats going on with that game. So until Rockstar and Take Two announce the game we won't know what is going on?

Yes a business is business, is Sony heavenly while MS is evil. To me they are both evil and good at the same time. Sony hasn't bought any third party games being funded by a publisher such as EA, UBI or Acti and made their game exclusive or timed exclusive, this isn't their policy. They have worked with independent developer (who makes AAA games) and funded their projects which are exclusives to PS, MS has done this with Epic on Gears, or Remedy on Alan Wake, and Quantum Break.
Studio-YaMi  +   133d ago
Oh just drop it Blaze,you and I know how bad MS is doing right now & these stunts they do every now and then only backfire at them and does the complete opposite of what they hope for,they have more raged fans than happy fans now,this will only hurt the Tomb Raider franchise anyways,as for DLC?

Call of Duty says Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! :)
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Omegasyde  +   132d ago
Hey Blaze, get back to me when Sony buys a known multiplatform title exclusive to a Sony console.

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DLC is one thing, since eventually the DLC does come out for the other consoles, but Microsoft started it. Look at GTA4, Call of Duty, etc.

Who started the exclusive DLC (timed)? Yep, MS
Who started the paying to play online? Yep, MS
Who wanted to come out with a console with DRM and require you to always be online? Yep, MS.

Please retort.
Petebloodyonion  +   132d ago
And everybody is forgetting that Destiny is exclusive to ps3 and ps4 in Japan!
Sony has yet to answer is this is a time exclusive or full time exclusive.

http://kotaku.com/destiny-i...
ziggurcat  +   132d ago
@blaze:

DLC is not buying outright exclusives, and sony didn't "buy" agent exclusivity, R* owed sony for completely botching GTA IV.

but while you're at it:

*all* COD content?
Fallout 3 content?
Oblivion content?
Skyrim content?
Titanfall?
Tomb Raider?

shall i go on... ?
morganfell  +   132d ago
@Petebloodyonion,

Did it ever occur to you this a decision by Activision, Not Sony? That Activision feels right now that localization and continued support for servers, etc in Japan is not worth the money? That MS didn't pony up the cash for the extra costs Activision felt ewere not recoverable they apparently do not feel it is worth it either? All equal possibilities.
Petebloodyonion  +   132d ago
@Morganfell

No it never occurred to me for the simple reason that:
"In the West, upcoming shooter Destiny is a multiplatform game. In Japan, it's not. It's a PlayStation exclusive, Sony announced today"
http://www.scei.co.jp/corpo...
morganfell  +   132d ago
I still fail to see where Sony paid for this rather than availed themselves of the current situation.
Petebloodyonion  +   132d ago
usually a deal involve money or something beneficial for both parties involved in the deal.

and before you tell me that there's no deal between Sony and Activision regarding Destiny in Japan

"Sony and Activision reach deal to release Bungie's upcoming shooter only on PlayStation platforms in Japan this September."

http://www.gamespot.com/art...

http://www.polygon.com/2014...

http://www.dualshockers.com...

And Like I mention in a earlier post the situation was NEVER clarified about that deal (time exclusive or life exclusive)
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WorldGamer  +   133d ago
With the number of units the PS4 has already sold, it will be interesting to see how that works vs. directly giving money to game developers for exclusivity or timed exclusivity.

While I believe your hardware should speak for itself and tantalize developers to want to work on it exclusively, when you need to make up ground in business I guess the rules are not that cut and dry.

Interesting comment overall.
Software_Lover  +   133d ago
This is an edit:

TERRIBLE HEADLINE FOR THIS INTERVIEW. TERRIBLE. The remark wasn't as bad as the headline suggests.
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2cents  +   133d ago
Very stupid choice of words, just to make people angry.
cgoodno  +   133d ago
I've updated it to better represent what he was saying. Was definitely a poorly chosen title to use and likely done to get hits.
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Corpser  +   133d ago
Yeah that "partnership"with Activision for Destiny timed exclusive content , how much did that cost you Sony?
Enemy  +   133d ago
Exclusive content isn't the same as buying a timed exclusive game. The amount Microsoft paid for Tomb Raider is probably just as laughably high as the GTA4 episodes that ended up on PS3.
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cgoodno  +   133d ago
@pongamasta: That was bad as well. No one is saying Sony is an angel. But, that doesn't mean MS/SE get a free pass now. Bad trends are bad trends.
cgoodno  +   133d ago
Don't respond based on the old title. They misquoted him. He was talking about buying outright exclusives, meaning buying games so that they are only available on their console rather than getting timed releases or exclusive/timed DLC.
MightyNoX  +   133d ago
At least they didn't prevent the entire game from coming to other platforms like, say, with Titanfall and Rise of the Tomb Raider. ;)
Nightcyberspud  +   133d ago
Yeah they did, they "bought" Bloodborne.
Nightcyberspud  +   133d ago
And didn't they do the same with MGS4 last gen?
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Sevir  +   133d ago
They didn't Buy Bloodborne!... The IP belongs and was created by Sony Japan Studio, From Software was brought on as a collaborative partner for the project because they wanted something in the spirit of demon's souls.

They didn't BUY Bloodborne! its a fully owned and internally created IP that is collaboratively developed by an in house and a third party developer. Have several Seats...

Sony has downright fully acquired 3rd party exclusives before. MGS4 is one such game.
xxjabberxx  +   132d ago
MGS4 Hideo himself said the reason MGS4 didn't come to XBOX 360 was because it would taken 7 dvds to fit.
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Omegasyde  +   132d ago
Yeah that "partnership" with Activision for Call of Duty timed exclusive content , how much did that cost you Microsoft?

Yeah that "partnership" with EA for Battlefield 4 timed exclusive content , how much did that cost you Microsoft?

Yeah that "partnership" with Take 2 for Grand Theft Auto 4 exclusive content , how much did that cost you Microsoft?

Yeah that "partnership" with TAKE2 for EVOLVE content , how much did that cost you Microsoft?

Yeah that "partnership" with EA for Madden 15 timed exclusive content , how much did that cost you Microsoft?

Yeah that "partnership" with Activision for Call of Duty timed exclusive content , how much did that cost you Microsoft?

Yeah that "partnership" with EA for FIFA timed exclusive content , how much did that cost you Microsoft?

Yeah that "partnership" with UbISOFT for THe division timed exclusive content , how much did that cost you Microsoft?

Yeah that "partnership" with EA for DRAGON AGE timed exclusive content , how much did that cost you Microsoft?

Yeah that "partnership" with THQ for HOMEFRONT timed exclusive content , how much did that cost you Microsoft?
Omegasyde  +   132d ago
Ironically instead of getting exclusive DLC, they could of made exclusive games.

This type of stuff STILL happens under Spencer, yet he gets a free pass because he unbundled the kinnect?
MaxKingoftheWild  +   132d ago
Probably nothing to Activision. The deal probably involves sony taking up costs to market the game (hence exclusive marketing) which reduces the costs for Activision by millions. No company would pay someone to be allowed to spend money. That's just asinine. Which, anyone that says sony paid for Destiny content is saying.
CoTton_MoUtH  +   133d ago
Now that I think about it MGS 2-4 were PS exclusives the last backward compatible PS3 was bundled with MGS IV. It would make perfect sense to exclusively bring MGS V to PS4
MinaBossT  +   133d ago
Headline was created to start Fights and shit, dont get sucked in plz
SaveFerris  +   133d ago
Having almost twice the install base as their competitors is probably one reason why Sony might not feel the need to 'buy' exclusivity. Instead they have 'partnerships' with developers.
wodan  +   133d ago
If you have a good relationship with developers+big install base you get exclusive for free(PS1+PS2).
djohnson011211  +   133d ago
Sony does it too. Destiny 1 year exclusive content, watchdogs same bundling with mgs4 keeping it exclusive, final fantasy x, dmc, dragon quest 1997-2009 square exclusuvely on playstation.... need i keep going????
izumo_lee  +   133d ago
Ummm losing the Square exclusivity was a fault on Nintendo when they insisted on going with solid state format rather than adapt to the growing CD rom format.

Square had no choice but to make games for Sony cause they needed the larger format for their increasingly bigger games. With the huge success of FF7, Square & Sony partnered & it was a win win for both. Sony sold consoles & Square became the huge company they are now.

Ever heard of the famous quote.

'If you build it, they will come.' Sony built consoles that catered to developers & for the past 15 years have created strong relationships.
Baka-akaB  +   133d ago
It is getting painfully obvious people dont know their console gaming history . Hypothetically ould microsoft have bothered buying right to FF7-10 and GTA 3 when it couldnt only run on their console while others were using small storage like cartridge , smaller dvds or 1 gb cds ? Of course not ... most of those games would come freely on your console , especially with a big audience .

Wich is what happened in a nutshell on psx and ps2
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Omegasyde  +   132d ago
I bet I beat your example with my example above.

And that was only for last 3-4 years...
HappyWithOneBubble  +   133d ago
XB1 is last in sales. Buying timed exclusives shows how desperate MS are to keep up. Sony did great last gen by pumping out blockbuster hits like Uncharted, TLOU, GOW, Infamous...I can go on and on. Sony don't need to buy many exclusive deals because developers go to them wanting to be on the better console. When you make something great, people will follow. PS4 is great and it will get even better here on out.
MRMagoo123  +   133d ago
Build it and they will come.
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   133d ago
No need when you have the strongest collection of 1st party studios. And people saying Destiny well that's different its exclusive content Xbone will still get it.
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uth11  +   133d ago
There's a lot more to this interview than the headline.

Everyone who has been complaining about PS Now pricing model should read this interview. They are still working out the pricing model.
rainslacker  +   132d ago
He also mentioned they're looking into a subscription model as well. That should make a lot of people happy if priced right.
HacSawJimThugin  +   133d ago
Sony tried to buy Sunset Overdrive but Insomniac said no and that is one of the many reasons it's not on PS4.
Kayant  +   133d ago
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GW212  +   133d ago
Show me proof. I don't buy it.
wodan  +   133d ago
Cool story bro now give us the link that prove your story.
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HacSawJimThugin  +   133d ago
http://m.ign.com/articles/2...

A simple Google search would have given you all the proof you so foolishly desire.
Omegasyde  +   132d ago
@hac

"We pitched it a few different places, and it was really important to [Insomniac CEO] Ted [Price] that we own the IP, so some of the conversations broke down over that," Smith admitted. "With Microsoft, they just came in very energetic and excited to work with Insomniac, period. And we'd heard some really good things about them and some resources that they would be allowing us to have."

Insomniac's obsession with owning its own IP started with its co-op shooter Fuse, and comes from a long legacy of making famous franchises -- like Spyro, Ratchet & Clank, and Resistance -- that it doesn’t own. "Most publisher conversations begin and end with IP ownership," Murray said candidly, "and I think [Microsoft] has been talking to Ted for a while, and at some point it was like, 'you can retain the IP,' and suddenly, it was a conversation point."

Murray and Smith went to Seattle multiple times to pitch Sunset Overdrive directly to Microsoft. Murray remembered "the main" pitch, where he wore his lucky shoes, riddled with holes, which he hadn't changed in two weeks. "We're presenting, and I have these wet socks up in Seattle. I swear, there must have been six or seven levels of hierarchy at this thing."

No where in that excerpt was Sony's name and Sony was only mentioned once in the story. Basically they fished it out, and MS bought it first. INSOMNIAC was pissed they didn't own the Ratchet and Clank or FUSE IP.

Yet... EA and SONY paid to get the games up and running. Of course they want to buy the IP, after all THEIR $ is making the game possible.

TL;DR
They might own the IP this time around, but how much you want to bet this game won't ever launch on a non-microsoft back console?
HacSawJimThugin  +   133d ago
And you all (disagreers) wonder why people think some Sony fans are blind hypocrites. What I stated above is fact yet I got more disagrees than agrees. Insomniac has publicly stated that they went with Microsoft because they were cool about them owing the IP. After making such an extensive catalog for the PS one would think that Sony would allow them to own something but they did not and thanks to that I will be enjoying SO in October.
Studio-YaMi  +   133d ago
"The pot calling the kettle black"

is the best thing I could respond with to you,you're actually the "hypocrite" here.

As for your article,you might wanna check it again,Sony wanted the IP since it's a NEW IP,you know what NEW IP means,don't ya? Insomniac didn't want to give the IP to Sony since they probably wanted to go Multi in a couple of months later on with Sunset Overdrive.

Let me see your face when Sunset Overdrive goes to the PS4 later in maybe a year or so and I'll be laughing at your sobbing face then.

That would be just ANOTHER exclusive that MS will lose....eventually! :)
Keltech  +   133d ago
Nowhere in there says Sony tried to buy Sunset Overdrive. It says they tried to pitch it to a few companies. So, u can take ur bull and self sympathy somewhere else. Calling sony fans hypocrites?, so you make every xbox fans liars?
wodan  +   133d ago
To keltech:
I agree he links us to an article that prove nothing and get mad at the disagree,again point us to where in the article did the people from INSOMNIAC said that sony wanted to own the ip?
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spacedelete  +   133d ago
what you smoking ? do you know why MS let them own the IP ? its because they wanted to spite Sony by giving them the ultimate disrespect by having a studio who were synonymous with PlayStation. when Sunset Overdrive flops and it will flop just like Fuse did then Insomniac will realize the grass isn't greener on the other side and MS won't give a shit about them. all MS cares about is CoD DLC and Halo. everything else is filler compared ro their focus on terrible underpowered TV and apps.
HacSawJimThugin  +   133d ago
You guys are funny being all technical about something so blatantly obvious. If Sony wanted to own the IP, thats the same as buying the damn thing hence why it isn't on PS4.

You all act as if Sony is infallible and beyond reproach, God in the form of a company named Sony when in reality, they are nothing more than a business providing a service just like Microsoft.

Both sides buy/pay for exclusive games/content (Hey Bungie) you're just feeling some type of way over the whole Tomb Raider deal and it's okay...just go and buy an XB1 and enjoy. You are quick to call MSFT out for what they do when Sony does the same thing.

http://www.escapistmagazine...

Sony's greed killed this game for PS owners not MSFT. Reading is fundamental. They made a lot of good titles for Sony and own none of them. I can fully understand why they went with MSFT and appreciate their hustle.
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MaxKingoftheWild  +   132d ago
I don't know what to tell you if you can't tell the difference between acquiring a new IP (exact same premise as buying an office building, computers, or factory equipment. To which, no one would get upset over if any company did) and paying to exclude people from access to something. (which would be similar to Comcast buying AMC for the duration of the walking dead season so no other providers can show an episode)
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kurruptor  +   133d ago
Even though you made the title a little better....

The fact is if you are going to quote someone, you don't change it at all. So, either get rid of the quotes or make it exactly what he said.
cgoodno  +   132d ago
I have to keep it about the same quote and this was the best way to convey it. And, quotes are modified like this all the time in jounalism and citations. The meaning isn't changed at all, only making it one sentence instead of two.
kurruptor  +   132d ago
Changing quotes is not an acceptable practice in journalism. By journalism, I don't mean anyone who thinks they are a journalist because they write for a random website. A true professional wouldn't do that. Some may correct grammar mistakes, but changing sentences is a different thing.
cgoodno  +   132d ago
***Changing quotes is not an acceptable practice in journalism.***

The quote wasn't changed, but parethesized to place emphasis so that it could be said in one sentence. Nothing was changed as to what he actually said as far as meaning.

Changing quotes in this manner is common in journalism. It's oftentimes done to add emphasis to their meaning (such as when someone say 'he' the quote is often changed to [President Obaman] so as to clarify the target of the quote). This is a common practice in journalism.

How about this, how would you have quoted this better? The fact is, you don't quote two sentences, let alone that long of one. But, I also have to keep it to the style of the original article while fixing from their atrocious change of it. How would you have done it better here? And don't just say "quote the whole thing" because any journalist will tell you that's way too long to have in the title.
Izzy408  +   133d ago
Either way, there is no need for Sony to pay for exclusive deals. The PS4 is selling well on it's own. Instead of throwing money at AAA developers, they should invest on new IP's.
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ShowGun901  +   133d ago
"One of the things we're learning is that rental is one model and it's attractive for some people, but others may be more interested in some sort of subscription approach, and that's also something that we're looking at."

this is good, the fact HE brought it into the conversation means it actually is on their radar, so hopefully you could maybe have 2 options, a sub, and a ala carte rental system. that would be cool!

im sorry, $9 for a 90 day rental isn't bad, i'd be done with dirt 3 by then anyway!
spacedelete  +   133d ago
or you could buy the disc version and then when your done with it you can sell it off unlike streaming which your literally just throwing your money away.
dragon82  +   133d ago
You could say the same about movies but those streaming services are doing just fine.

It costs about $6 to rent a 2 hour long 1080p movie on Vudu. How on earth is $9 for 90 days of a video game a bad deal?
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ShowGun901  +   132d ago
eh, how much you gonna make back on a 3yr old $15 game... gamestop is famous for screwing us, and if you ebay it you gotta include shipping into the mix... sometimes its just "pay a little more for convience"
MultiConsoleGamer  +   133d ago
Can't afford to.
Master-H  +   133d ago
Either way they're spending what they have way more efficiently than MS is doing, instead of throwing money around for timed exclusivity and buying out multiplatform games , Sony uses their funds for first party/second party games , now which one is smarter, and which one is winning according to the sales, hmmm i'll let you think about that one.
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   133d ago
They barely have any first / second party games. They can't afford to make those either. They have a handful of decent first party stuff and are forced to fluff up their release lists with indies most people dont care about.

This is how Microsoft is going to win, by outspending Sony into oblivion.
brew  +   132d ago
@MultiConsoleGamer

Yeah , yeah .... Sony has no money to fund games .... that's what we've been hearing since the PS4 was announced ....

Yet here they are , partnering with these companies already (and all their studios are making PS4 games) -

- Sumo Digital - LittleBigPlanet 3
- Ready at Dawn - The Order 1886
- From Software - Bloodborne
- Insomniac Games - Ratchet and Clank
- Quantic Dream - new IP(unannounced)

And also Housemarque , Tequilla Works , Wild Sheep , Supermassive , Q Games , Giant Sparrow , etc.

More to come , no doubt. TGS is coming soon.
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PS4OUR  +   132d ago
I love how people think MS is being run by a gang of oil sheiks with limitless pits of cash going around spending money with reckless abandon not knowing the Xbox division is being run on a budget just like any other business. There is no bottomless pit. If that were the case MS would have outspent Sony years ago on 3rd party exclusives and dlc.

So no. MS wont win by outspending anyone if the chief competitor is the undisputed leader in 1st party content wth some od the best 1st party stable in the industry.

To get money you have to earn money and to earn money you have to build consumer trust. That is the one thing MS has been so good at destroying so far. See Rise of the Tomb Raider reveal, E3 Xbox One reveal, DRM etc. etc.
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cgoodno  +   132d ago
Sony bought Gaikai when they were in much worse shape. I think they definitely have thr money but recognize there are better uses for it.. I understand MS has a ton more money, but I'd rather see them use it to make new games than exclusive content. Same thing I said when Sony announced TLoU on PS4.
incendy35  +   133d ago
I just wish PS4 had more games. I wish the same with X1 too, but it is particularly scarce on the PS4. Outside of Forza 5 and Titanfall this next gen has been so bad.
ShowGun901  +   132d ago
i also wish there were more, but the ps4 has had the best launch-window lineup of any sony system, i dont see how its bad. im still playing infamous.
incendy35  +   132d ago
I wasn't a big fan of Infamous. In fact I disliked it quite a bit. Story and acting was so corny and the gameplay mechanics felt unfinished. Only must have games for me on the PS4 is The Last Of Us and Resogun. Resogun was short lived though and I already played Last of Us. Basically I have nothing to play on the PS4 at all.
sckipt  +   133d ago
People have to realize that buying an outright exclusive is different than getting the DLC first or timed exclusive
PS4OUR  +   132d ago
Some utterly stupid comments in here claiming Sony "bought" Bloodborne. Seriously, google search is about 1 click away or people just trying to post crap for the sake of posting crap.
Ank666  +   132d ago
Wasting money on "timed console exclusive" just doesn't make sense
No matter who's doing that
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feraldrgn  +   132d ago
Sort of off topic, but I hope the purchasing of exclusives that were once multiplatform stops.
It only damages the industry.

Unique IP's that were built as exclusives from the ground up is fine, imo.
Macdaddy71  +   132d ago
Biggest thing the ps4 has right now is the ps3 owners jumping to ps4, where 360 owner has not all jump to X1,
You see all over threads ps4 owner crying for games, that's why most 360ers not jump yet...halo n couple other games will push the X1 in time
MysticStrummer  +   132d ago
I think I've seen two of your comments and I already see a pattern of BS.

A huge number of PS4s have been bought by people new to the PS platform, and the only people whining about PS4 not having games are XB users, because PS4 has more games already.

http://www.pcmag.com/articl...

"31 percent of today's PlayStation 4 owners never owned a PlayStation 3."

"17 percent or so of PlayStation 4 owners didn't own any other console before the PS4: No Xbox 360, no Wii, and no PlayStation 3."
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mochachino  +   132d ago
Big difference between funding an original 3rd party project, like Ryse or Bloodborn and paying for something already made.

The former produces new content, the latter is paying for what you already had...only the competition can't have it anymore.

3rd party exclusives are fine when funding a project that wouldn't exist, or saving a dying project because it provides gamers with content they wouldn't have had otherwise. Everything else is BS.
ragnalamb  +   132d ago
I think the less important thing they talked about is the exclusive content crap.

There was a lot of interesting points like, the new focus on the vita (wich, believe or not, HAS GAMES!!, just not advertised), the consideration of psnow prices/subscription model, the selective-ness on the remastered editions, the indie approach for sony, and the future of Media Molecule.

It was a really nice interview, I just wish the avoid de traffic-bite title next time.
Hardcore_gamerxbox  +   132d ago
Hell blade is third part game and is timed exclusive to ps4 Sony PR really need to stop brainwashing people by lying if he was Pinocchio he would have a long nose so far

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