"Microsoft must have paid a pretty penny to shut out their competitors. The PL crew discusses the logic behind this power play." -Play Legit
Has no one ever considered that with microsoft doing this that they helped SE out due to their financial troubles and therefore allowing SE to stay afloat instead of closing up shop as their other games i:e Thief didn't do as well as they hoped for
Their development costs were huge.. Probably why they'd want to partner with Microsoft studios.. Share the burden. And I'd only guess ms has all the facilities and tools ready to go with massive resources.. CE may have the talent but not the tools to effectively make a game like tr. If they had to outsource stuff or pay overtime due to understaffing or whatever There's so much more then simply greed or wanting to piss people off..
What are you basing any of these assumptions on?
Uhhh.. Common sense and logic?
Square Enix isn't having financial troubles, they just keep supporting and publishing terrible games. Square had two successes on next gen and two flops. Earlier in the year Square stated that they were going to stop developing games that try to be everything for everyone and get back to making games for their core audience. They didn't. And now Square makes the asinine decision to shut out 80 million PS3 gamers, 10 million PS4 gamers, and 50 million PC gamers, effectively cutting off 70 to 80% of potential revenue that could have been gained from these excluded gamers. Financing isn't Square's problem, it's poor business decisions are it's problem.
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