Are timed exclusives the way of the future?

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.

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crazychris41241269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

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

Magicite1269d ago

No, its the way of past and present.

Barnaby-Jones1269d ago

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?

Highlife1269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

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.

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."

star_lancer1268d ago (Edited 1268d ago )

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.

TFJWM1269d ago

Most. People do not buy a system to play a game a few months early

Utalkin2me1269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

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.

star_lancer1268d ago

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.

higgins781269d ago

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'.

Peace_Love_and_FPS1269d ago

So.. Nintendo isn't casual? :P yeah that makes sense

remixx1161269d ago

Umm splatoon and Mario party 10 are pretty casual, so its not all hardcore park our on that side of the fence either....

Revengeance1269d ago

Implying Nintendo isn't casual.

Skankinruby1269d ago

Lol oh boy the irony, Nintendo is the only casual one on the market now

remixx1161268d ago

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.

higgins781268d ago

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.

Skankinruby1268d ago

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

higgins781268d ago (Edited 1268d ago )

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.

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