GGG argues why EA's sequel to last year's Plants vs Zombies spin off should not be a timed Xbox One exclusive.
It won't be, EA and MS seem to have had a falling out. That "unprecended partnership" seems to no longer be in effect.
seems like they still have tht partnership going on. http://n4g.com/news/1738646...
That has nothing to do with a partnership. If anything it's a licensing deal expiring.
Cant imagine it was much of a "falling out", if Garden Warfare 2 has it's world premier on the MS stage at E3. I think you're dramatically overstating things, there.
What falling out? Your gonna have to explain yourself when you make wild claims...
Long story short, EA bet on Microsoft being the winner this gen, they quickly realized they were wrong and started being al lnice to Sony. Examples: PvZ Garden Warfare free for all Playstaiton owners last year for a few days during E3. Battlefield Hardline beta exclusively on PS4. EA hasn't exactly ditched Microsoft, but they're not showing flat-out favoritism anymore because of Xbox One's unfavorable position in the market. That's the falling out I'm talking about. (Feel free to disagree away little N4G creepers.)
Where did you get that from? I do wonder about MS and Activision, but not heard any rumblings about trouble between them and EA...
What a fanatical claim with zero evidence, MS and EA continue to have a strong partnership
PvZ:Gw is my favorite shooter this gen. Can't wait to play PvZ 2.
EA has really had a falling out with MS... EA Access only on Xbox One, Peggle 2 timed exclusive on XBox One, PvZ GW 1 timed exclusive on Xbox One, Dragon's Age DLC first on Xbox One, Titanfall funded and console exclusive to Xbox One... If that's a falling out I hope MS has the same falling out with all publishers!
I'm sorry, that's not falling out... EA is a third party publisher. They make money selling games on all platforms. They don't need to "side with a winner" to make a profit. Their attatchment rates on each platform are nearly identical, so it really wouldn't matter to them, which console was in first place... Any unit they expected to get from Xbox, is simply being purchased on Playstation instead... The "partnership" you're talking about really didn't extend further than TitanFall (which probably wouldn't have existed without MS involvement), which was the only EA exclusive in recent memory. EA was never anything but 'nice' to Sony. Since the start of this generation, EA has been doing marketing deals with both Sony and MS for different games. Which is no different than in previous generations.
Not even Microsoft can cover all that money lost if they don't realse on PS4 too
What amount of money are you referin to, the 20 million who some think will go out and by that game at release or were you referring to the 2-3 million best bet scenario.
It's not an absolute. Nobody thinks every PS4 owner will go out and buy the game. But it's reasonable to assume that at least as many would buy it on PS4 as on XB1. Honestly, you would assume more, with the much higher install base. To buy the exclusivity for a game, the publisher and platform holder would have to come to terms concerning the potential loss of sales from the omitted console/s. Even if it's only 2 or three million, that's a lot of money to shell out for exclusivity.
@Spotie Plus they gave away Garden Warefare during PSX for that weekend, and since more people played it, people who appreciated the first more likely to get the second as well.
considering so many multiplatform titles selling double of what XB1 gets over on ps4 then yh it would be a waste to pay for that exclusivity.
Microsoft as a company is valued at 300 billion dollars so they can afford whatever they could buy Sony if they really wanted to hostile takeover!
The new trailer says that full reveal is 9:30am on the 15th... MS conference time. There is almost certainly some sort of deal here, whether it be marketing or time exclusivity who can say? I would guess the latter, based on history. Anyways, the trailer was nothing but sounds.... but AWESOME sound. Sounds like an incredibly souped up Garden Warfare. Gotta say, this is easily one of my most anticipated announcements at E3. Was hoping they would show us a little glimpse of it today. grahhhh! This game WILL be an absolutely incredible PVP TPS.
Sony faithful crying again, how does someone's whine get approved. Oh right n4g. Accept it Sony fans this is going to have some type of exclusive deal and it won't be the death of the franchise because of it.
i don't think anyone is crying over anything. timed exclusives don't matter in the long run because everyone gets to play it eventually. it's just potentially a bad decision business-wise to do so.
It really is. PVZ:GW would have sold a whole lot better if it hadn't released on different dates on each platform. By then people had forgotten the title. And the real only way PVZ:GW had somewhat a player base on PS4 is because it was given away for free during the PSX event.
His argument is that PvZ would make more money launching on both consoles at the same time. This is most likely true, given the difference in install base, and PS4 owners more likely to buy smaller digital games. You are making sad personal attacks and flaming at someone's legitimate opinion. N4G has a large amount of anti-Sony trolls and articles, your persecution complex is baseless.
You guys really need to stop with some of the things you say. I own both an X1 and a PS4 and i love them both, but man some of you guys are so attached to 1 console its pathetic that you make up fake accusations. I hate when people say things like MS cannot cover the loss from not releasing on PS4 etc etc. Thats not the point, its a business deal, nobody forces anyone to do these deals, all the money EA has do you really think that they dont know what they are doing? If it is exclusive its just like any other deal made, MS paid money to have this game on its console, there is no falling out between the 2, even if there was we wouldnt know about it. EA is HUGE, they are gonna have MS deals and they are also gonna have Sony deals just deal with it, and stop with the petty stuff.
It's not like these big companies really care if you like their games. Their job is to earn money.
No, sometimes they really "don't know what they're doing". Companies make gambles, sometimes they pay off and sometimes they don't. I guarantee you EA regrets the gamble of keeping Titanfall off PS3/PS4 after PS4 ended up outselling Xbox by about 2:1 globally. MS "covering the loss" of PS4 sales is only going to get more expensive for them, and the Xbox division doesn't have an unlimited budget. It makes more business sense for EA to launch on multiple platforms. Only fanboys want games to remain exclusive. All you're doing is flaming people for making business sense.
I know it's pure manure ! :)
GimmeGimme a break
i don't see what everyone's making a big deal over... it's gonna be a timed exclusive at the very worse. let ms do whatever they want with their money~ this game isn't make or break for any console anyways.
it was only 6 or so months anyway... The first is a great game and probably the best shooter experience out on the consoles at the moment if not its easily the funnest.
Yip if your a 10 year OLD!.
No not really Destiny sucks, BF4 is broken, Hardline is terrible and well cod is cod... PvsZ GW1 is better than all of them which tells you how bad they are.
Microsoft and EA are BFFs!!!
I don't know specifically how this author feels about exclusives, but it does strike me as funny how often these kinds of articles are written...but only in MS's direction. If a game/dlc is even HINTED at being some sort of exclusive it's always "MS is evil" "exclusives are bad for gaming" "this shouldn't happen". Yet when PS4 has an exclusive...crickets (or even worse "this shows PS4 is taking over and MS is failing"). It also cracks me up how often there are articles/comments about MS exclusives that are "this game should come to PS4" "I'll wait till it's on PS4/PC" etc...those comments never seem to go the other way. You'd think with how often these people say that, they'd just get an X1 instead of looking at the world through fanboy goggles. X1 is an excellent system (in many ways the best system IMO...not a dig at any of my other consoles). Holding onto those fanboy tendencies only hurt the fanboy...their loss I guess.
Man I hope everyone reads your comment because it's spot on, I personally enjoy the XB1 but my word the media is so biased against it
Well I think its a little different when Sony buys an exclusive 3rd party game because Microsoft bought so many exclusives and Sony didn't buy any, so when Sony buys one they are just trying to catch up. Already this gen Microsoft bought Minecraft, Gears of War, Tombraider, Titanfall, Dead Rising 3, Ryse, and PvZ Garden Warfare. On top of that, 3rd party games are slightly better on PS4 so it feels like a disservice when studios sell exclusivity to Microsoft.
Sony buys 3rd party exclusives ALL THE TIME, and they've been doing it since before Xbox even existed. The whole "runs better on Ps4" is subjective, and most likely just based on marketing garbage. Don't assume that sometimes having a better Res technical-wise means "runs better". That usually comes at the cost of FPS, not to mention so far those differences are less important than playing with a controller you like or on a solid network. It's been proven over and over and over that a TV (even with the same specs) will make more of a difference than the differences between the consoles.
Completely wrong. There were many anti-Sony articles written and posted when SF V and Bloodborne were announced. The reason it doesn't happen as much is because Sony hasn't bought as much 3rd party exclusivity this gen, while MS buys a lot. Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Titanfall, Ryse, Ori, D4, Quantum Break, Scalebound, Rise of the Tomb Raider, etc. are all 3rd party. Sony relies more on 1st party studios for major exclusives. KZ: Shadowfall, Knack, Infamous 2nd Son, Driveclub, MLB: The Show, The Last of Us, LBP3, and Bloodborne are all 1st party. There are many comments and articles about how PS exclusive games should go to Xbox or PC. Only fanboys want games to be exclusive. N4G has a large amount of anti-Sony trolls and articles - look at what happens in every Sony E3 article, and every Uncharted/GoW remaster article. PS4 games often run at both a higher resolution and framerate, not "higher res at the expense of framerate". Your lies and FUD about PS4's better 3rd party game performance (a couple posts down) mean nothing.
Had better not be, sunk in enough time to reach rank 50 on PvZ on PS4, and would easily buy a sequel.. IF it's on PS4 as well.
I've put 100 hours+ 14k kills & have all characters unlocked . Totally would buy a a sequel to this . Probably my most played game this gen
Three disagree's to making a game available for all of us to play? N4G for you, damned kids and their loyalty to machines.
Im sure it is a timed exclusive like the last one. Wouldn't everyone rather have a timed exclsive than totaly locked out of it ie SF4.
I don't think this time its gonna be timed exclusive due to sales but I do feel there is gonna be some kind of timed DLC but im not fuzzed with timed DLC cos every1 still has a chance to play plants vs zombies 2
I give up on Popcap. I was a huge fan of Plants VS Zombies and enjoyed several of their other titles, all of which I played on PC. To this day, Plants VS Zombies 2 remains a mobile exclusive. They completely abandoned their original market (PC) and ignored their console fans as well. Every new exclusivity agreement is another slap in the face to the fans that it does not benefit.
Who cares is plant vs zombies is timed exclusive again. As I remember me and millions of other ps4 owners got the game for FREE no strings attached at Playstation experience last December
This is great news for PS4 owners with way too many games in the backlog, like myself. More time to enjoy great games.
First one was great. I would prefer it on PS4 but if it comes to X1 first I will buy it on X1.
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