We Happy Few going multiplatform is a win for gamers, although it may be a bit of a loss for Microsoft, who may have been a frontrunner for exclusivity had that come to fruition.
Never was exclusive, was always coming to Xbox first, which it did in early Access last year https://www.destructoid.com...
Wasn't it announced as a timed exclusive? Early access shouldn't be confused with exclusivity, but I wouldn't put it past Microsoft to mess up the terms.
Man today is a bad day for Xbox with Crackdown getting delayed to spring 2018 and now losing We Happy Few timed exclusivity. Can't blame the devs for wanting to have the game on all the platforms.
Don't think so. It released in the game preview program and MS used that to tout it as a launch exclusive. They did the same thing with Battlegrounds, Ark, Elite etc.
You sure about that? https://www.irishexaminer.c...
Yep https://compulsiongames.com... What about PS4? At the moment we are focusing on the PC and Xbox version. We are a small team and we want to take our time polishing the game first and foremost.
Another Xbox One exclusive bites the dust
Well this is the same developer who made Contrast on the PS4. It was never supposed to be a forever exclusive, only timed.
Even so it didn't even fully release on Xbox One & PC before it could be considered a timed exclusive.
Are you more excited Xbox doesn't have it as an exclusive or excited more people can play the game? We happy few has always been an indie title and not Microsoft exclusive. It was never their exclusive to lose. It has been playable for about a year now on Xbox One and you can buy it today. The finished game however won't be out until next year.
I'm not excited, I'm just stating the news
@FallenAngel1984 "I'm not excited, I'm just stating the news" What news? It was never announced as a full exclusive. just like how The Witness was announced at Sony's press conference. Did you let everyone know the new back then too when it came to the Xbox and say another exclusive bites the dust? Shouldn't people be excited instead more get to enjoy the games? Nah, what fun is that right.
It was never announced as an Xbox One exclusive. We Happy Few released on Xbox One because it's the only platform that has early access program. That's why majority of games like Battlegrounds, Conan Exiles etc will release on Xbox first.
"Microsoft is the one who first introduced We Happy Few to the world back at E3 2016." The game was actually first revealed in Feb 2015 at PAX East. Microsoft themselves presented the title at Gamescom in 2015. "Provided no games receive a delay, this is a strong lineup for Xbox One X to launch with." Who seriously cares what an iterative console "launches" with? If that's even a thing. You didn't see people getting worked up with what New 3DS or PS4 Pro "launched" with. "However, they are subtleties compared to what it would have been had the game gone with console exclusivity. Compulsion Games retains “all creative control” of We Happy Few, which feels like a win for everyone." Indeed everybody's happy.
I'd imagine the interested buyers of an iterative console care what it "launches" with. If you're buying a new console in the middle of a generation, I think it would only be understandable to want some software that takes advantage of it to justify your purchase, or even it's existence. It's the same reason that there's been a lot of people talking about Pro support, or lack thereof.
And X1X is getting a shit ton of support, so whats the problem? The problem is people think the only reason to get a console is for exclusives.
@ Kwiet There's have already been an announced lineup of titles that will take advantage of the features though
"who seriously cares what an iterative console "launches" with? I am a multiplatform gamer but Xbox is my primary platform. Personally I do not care about what Xbox X launches with. I do, however care that every MS game that I was interested in for 2017 have been moved back to 2018. Having only 1 MS exclusive game that I will purchase (halo wars 2) is pretty poor from my perspective. MS need to lift their game and start developing more titles themselves.
@wewritethings is not doing fact review prior to click bait article. Shame on you. I won't bother to click article.
No longer a XBO console exclusive.
Yes, that would be the gist of it.
The only reason it was "exclusive" is because Sony doesn't have an early access program like Steam and MS. It was never meant to be a full exclusive.
It was never a console exclusive. It was a console 'preview' exclusive though. XBO was the preview platform for the game before it was released in full to the xbo and ps4.
Was only ever assumed never actually announced as exclusive.
We jocking for indies now. That's what it seems like. No disrespect to indies.
Just like Kribwalker said, this was never exclusive! Just the early access version debuted on Xbox and PC first last year.
Timed exclusives, exclusive pre-order content, premium versions of games (100+ dollars) are all garbage and gotta go. I always pay for the base game for 80 bucks (because shit is already expensive) and you don't get the full game. 80.00 isn't good enough to get the full damn game. Games are too fragmented.
I've stated many times here, I don't hate xbox, just dont find value in their system. Ive always said there are 2 games i want but werent enough to warrant getting a system over. Those 2 games were Sunset Overdrive, and We Happy Few... xbox is now down to 1 game. I got a switch 3 weeks ago and just this summer have 3 must have exclusives with Zelda, Mario+ Rabbids and Golf Story. Exclusives matter.
Not sure if you watched e3 or know whats on xbox in general
Man, I feel sooooo sorry for MS this generation. And to think the company started out so strong with the OG XBox as well as the XB360. Such a tragic fall from grace.
You kinda ppl need to stop with this propaganda how quickly we forget the tons of problems sony had or the disater wii u nah just want to hate on xbox smh exclusives dont even matter like they used to stats prove it
If you have history of consecutively fncking things up (since 2005-present) people will take notice. Noone here is saying ninteno or sony has perfect track records... What the majority are saying is that ms has screwed things up much more than the other 2 and thats why the brand is constantly scrutinized. Og xbox: Killing off support rather quickly, making ppl buy the add on dongle to play dvd's. 360: Only issues i really had was rrod, price gouging customers for its proprietary internal storage devices, and locking things behind xbl that were free on other platforms. Xb1: Too much to name i literally could write a 500 word essay. And now before the xb1x has even launched it missed the "expected" preorder date at e3 2017 where the hype was at astronomical levels. So yeah, sony and nintendo have had their fair share of f ups but they both pale in comparison even when combined than ms.
All i read was bias and just more echo chamber of hate you have no idea who has mesded up more imo its been nintendo but its not cool and hip to hate on nintendo its all about xbox agian its hate propaganda i exoect nothing elese from this website
I remember Sony's and Nintendo's game drought this generation as well. All 3 of them go through it. Delays and cancellations are not exclusive to any one platform. I think we all know that.
Good, I'll check it out on PS4.
Excellent! Let us know how it is. Thanks Milkman :)
Maybe, however, this game was poorly debuted and it's more of a need to try and get anyone to care about the game then it is a favor to gamers.
the hype kind of died with this game didnt it?
Wait what?! A third party dev wants to sell its game on a console outselling XBOX 5:1?! WONDER WHY?
This was a smart move on their part.
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