Time is money when it comes to video games - whole games, DLC, and exclusive content coming to one console before another is the future of this console generation.
the way of the future...the way of the future...the way of the future...the way of the future...the way of the future High five to those that get that reference
No, its the way of past and present.
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Looks like its leaning that way sadly, I can see it being a battle going back and forwards. All it would take to be successful from this is grabbing a big enough game. How many people do you think would skip out on fallout 4 instead of buying the platform its on if it was timed exclusive for a few months?
I don't know. I want to play Tomb Raider but it's timed so I can wait it's not going to make me go out and buy an x1 just for a few months. Same can be said with any timed exclusive. Just for the folks who still go on about Tomb Raider being exclusive and not timed. http://www.cinemablend.com/... Rise of the Tomb Raider may come to PS4 and PC after all. Xbox boss Phil Spencer admitted in a new interview that the game is only a timed exclusive for Xbox. "I have Tomb Raider shipping next holiday exclusively on Xbox. It is Xbox 360 and Xbox One," Spencer told Eurogamer. "I'm not trying to fake anybody out in terms of where this thing is. What they do with the franchise in the long run is not mine. I don't control it. So all I can talk about is the deal I have. I don't know where else Tomb Raider goes."
While you're probably right that Tomb Raider will eventually come out on other platforms, the fact of the matter is that it's an Xbox exclusive until it's OFFICIALLY announced for other platforms. There's a LOT of people around here who are throwing around the "timed exclusive" argument simply to try to minimize the impact of such a high profile game coming to the platform that they dislike. Your "just a few months" statement screams of damage control. Do you have some inside information that points to Tomb Raider coming to PC or PS4 in January or February? If it doesn't come out until late 2016 on PS4, the impact of the Xbox deal is even greater. It WILL make a big difference to a Tomb Raider fan who's looking to upgrade to a new console THIS year. However, the Xbox is not built on just one game. Along with Halo, Forza, (plus whatever else is announced at E3) Tomb Raider will play a role in increasing Xbox One sales this holiday. Gamers on other platforms can get the leftovers next year.
Most. People do not buy a system to play a game a few months early
Not only do people not buy consoles for timed exclusives. It has the reverse effect for me. Cause i will not purchase the game regardless now, just for it being timed exclusive. If you want to change things, you have to speak with your wallet and make yourself heard.
Most people also don't buy a console for just a single game anyway. Tomb Raider, coupled with the rest of Xbox's lineup, is what will drive sales, and MS clearly knows this. They are looking for sales this year to increase the installed base so it will be more attractive to developers next year.
Timed exclusives suck
I'll likely stick with Nintendo on this front, secure exclusives unavailable any place else - just so happen to be some of the finest examples of videogames of all time. Let Sony and Microsoft battle it out for the wallets of the 'casuals'.
So.. Nintendo isn't casual? :P yeah that makes sense
Umm splatoon and Mario party 10 are pretty casual, so its not all hardcore park our on that side of the fence either....
Implying Nintendo isn't casual.
Lol oh boy the irony, Nintendo is the only casual one on the market now
Now that I think about it, they kinda are..... I mean look at super Mario 3D world, I hate how if you die to many times in a level you get floaty cloud suit that makes it hella easy. Same with Yoshi woolly world, its also getting an easy "help me" mechanic if you die to much in one level. Nintendo is catering to much to the casuals with simplistic games and easy button mechanics. Stop please.
Boy oh boy oh boy, are people confusing the term 'casual' with something else entirely - perhaps on purpose? Nintendo (these days) is actually pretty niche, particularly compared with the casuals who pick up either PS4 or XB1 based on little more than hype and PR. Sony/Microsoft is like Apple, NOT the best product, but convincing people unable to think outside the box otherwise. And as for exclusives, reasons to actually purchase a PS4/XB1...I would suggest quite strongly the WiiU has a better library of games than 'rival' consoles combined.
Lol do you even know what the words casual or niche even mean? Because the way you're using them makes absolutely no sense. The two words dont even contradict each other and yet you use them in a contrast way. Nintendo has never strayed from the simplistic Mario-ish gameplay, with no rhyme or reason or even incentive to finish. They're games you can pick up and put down in 20 minutes and not feel incomplete by doing so as they're just simple minded games designed for children. Sony is exactly the opposite, they offer in depth story driven games, and difficult ones that not only are too addicting to play for less than an hour but story progression wouldn't even make any sense if you did. I think its you who needs a vocabulary lesson buddy because you have no clue what you're talking about
Disagree entirely. Grammer/English lesson aside, classic videogames of old, be it Pac Man, Tetris, Super Mario Bros and Street Fighter (for example) were played by all ages, you could play for days or a 'quick shot' and no long winded story needed was to lure in so-called 'mature' types. Funny you use the example of Sony offering games "too addicting to play for less than an hour" because I wonder how much of that hour is actual GAMEPLAY, and the FACT I recently traded The Witcher 3 in after being sorely underwhelmed, picked up Splatoon as part of a trade, now I'm hooked. Also, for somebody giving an English lesson, you sure don't like paragraphs.
Nothing futuristic about timed exclusivity
Only thing futuristic is that they're not timed exclusives in the future....
Damn Ms got people butt hurt over Tomb Raider deal but I notice this article don't even mention SFV. -__-
SFV is not timed exclusive.
SFV not timed exclusive its console exclusive
nice name troll
They've been around long enough by now that they're just another part of gaming. Not always a good part, but there, nonetheless.
Watch super SFV edition come to Xbox1 just because sony funding it mean nothing look what happen to FFV13. -__-
Unless Microsoft denys cross play between the XB1 and the other platforms.
Lol and where will you be when Rise of the Tomb Raider gets announced for PS4?
Timed exclusives are just pointless if it is going to go to the other console then just let it day one.
No indication timed means PS4 version. How many articles do we need on this?
Why are you so convinced its not coming to the Ps4. Its almost guaranteed that there will be a Ps4 version some time next year
It's better than exclusivity at least.
Sure, if game development companies want to be alienated from their customers and have those good companies who develop for all platforms take over...
Think timed Exclusive is BS , I have always believed that if a platform makers is going to invest a great amount of money it should be to own product be it a game or whatever . Do not believe in getting something on its feet to watch it go elsewhere . Jmo
Let's hope not. It's terrible business practise. Especially in this world where there is Facebook and stuff. Everyone has got a very loud voice.
I probably the minority here but I actually like the whole timed exclusive thing. It reminds me of the Ps2 era for some reason when there were exclusives left and right from both major companies. I agree with the above comment, timed exclusive such as tomb raider is not gonna make me want to buy a xbox 1 anytime soon. maybe once gears 4 is finally shown I will.
i am piss but what can i do im not buying a basic box,plus we got SFV 5 and Uncharted 4 Team Sony <3 Tomb Raider would sell better on PS4 im just saying
Yeah for MS probably. Their God Phil Spencer will probably try to money hat every damn thing in the industry. At least when Sony has a timed exclusive they say it's "first on PlayStation". They don't try to be deceitful with it.
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