New documents reveal Microsoft plans to increase the developers' revenue share for Xbox games, too. We learned the exclusivity length for STALKER 2 as well.
3 months whelp PC version for me then.
That's the best version, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by playing it on a good PC.
Exactly, best to get the superior version why settle for less. 👍😀
Whelp, good for you then. Thank god you told us that really useful piece of information, I will definitely sleep better tonight. WHO CARES Just enjoy the game whatever you game on.
@PickledPepper Quote : The series x outperforms the ps5, it is marginal but it still outperforms LOL. ...... It is marginal advantage, and PS5 is almost 2 TF weaker and with less bandwidth. Yes, it's a win for PS5 because it is 99,5% the same as XSX version. But people claimed that XSX is almighty full RDNA 2 12TF and it is destined to win every face off. As long XSX won't have a resolution, framerate and graphical advantage at the same time over PS5 in analysis, it's a win for PS5. Anyway, sorry for posting it in another thread.
But the series x still outperforms the ps5 so I cant see how you call this a win. If this game was made for current gen only it might have outperformed even more. I'm not slating the ps5 as I own 1 myself, its delusional fan boys spitting out their dummies over who's piece of plastic is better. Choose what suits you and stop worrying about what other people have chosen.
Gamepass for me bro. Full price for PS/PC gamers
Stalker 2 exclusivity period is not nearly as a big of a deal as increasing developer share of revenue hosted on the store from 70% to 88%. That is massive for the devs.
I don't know why anyone would disagree with giving developers a greater share sales on any app store. Developers make games, give them more money so they can make better games.
It happens all the time. Gamers are a tribal people. Microsoft being any kind of pro-consumer is a personal slightly on the Sony fans, and the other way around. People need their purchase validated. Any perceived threat to that feeling of validation cannot be tolerated. This is the attitude that emboldens the shitty behavior from corps like Sony and MS. The die hard fans spend more than enough to make up for any loss of business from the reasonable folk out there.
He's probably getting downvotes because it's false, but yeah. Let's make this about how fanboys hurt everyone's feelings.
Because most of the time actual developers don't see a dime of that money. They already got paid developing the game and they get pennies as bonuses. It's the publishers' suits that amass all that money and give their executives a big fat cheque.
@CantThinkOfAUserName True, publishers do get a lot of money. And in the movie industry studio owners get a ton of money and the music industry record labels get a ton of money. But, these entities have to get a certain level of product for it to sell as expected, so, in the game industry they pay development studios. If they don't give enough of a share to development studios they won't get a good enough product to sell, and development studios can't take it all because they don't have the ability to market like the publishers do. The world balances this automatically. But if publishers get more money it doesn't only go to them. Usually the agreement is a percentage, so if the game is getting more money the development studios get it too.
@CantThinkOfAUsername ... you know you can selfpublish on xbox right - especially if you want to go on gamepass you will also get the "free" advertising you get there.
"Stalker 2 exclusivity period is not nearly as a big of a deal as increasing developer share of revenue hosted on the store from 70% to 88%. That is massive for the devs." I can see tons of new games FIRST on Xbox and Windows 10 PC going forward. It will help developers greatly and above all that, some studios might even consider to keep their games prices at $60! This is an amazing move by Phil Spencer! *-* Keep the good work guys! :)
Update: “We have no plans to change the revenue share for console games at this time,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge about these documents.
@TheTony316 “We have no plans to change the revenue share for console games at this time,” Keyword: *At this time.* Based on those documents, they´re clearly looking into it. They´re just not ready to announce it yet. :)
They sent out another statement: "We will not be updating the revenue split for console publishers,” says a Microsoft spokesperson. Microsoft still refuses to answer whether the document is inaccurate, or simply that plans changed."
Absolutely if it helps the developers and indies but you know what happens a lot of times these big greedy publishers will release their games and get a bigger share of the profit and still include microtransactions. So it's a win for the small guy and more greed for the big publishers
No one cares especially Sony fanboys sense they can’t use it as ammo you won’t hear much about it
Just 3 months, then? Not even a year. "No Plans for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 on PS5" https://n4g.com/news/241487...
That's just Dev talk for we can't talk about it yet.
That is EXACTLY what it is. That did the same thing with Dirt 5, talking about they chose Microsoft's system because to put their game on because its its hardware allowed them to build the game their team had in mind with no limitations. Then they said the game was going to run at 120fps just to announce literally 2 months later that they were also bringing the game to the PS5 and that it will also run at 120fps followed by the hardware in the Series X won't provide any advantages to the hardware in the PS5. So no, because Microsoft was hyping the game, they likely don't want to talk about Sony's system yet.
First article I thought of too - literally 2 days ago lmao
I read that article the other day and burst out laughing when I saw the headline of this article.
Update: “We have no plans to change the revenue share for console games at this time,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge about these documents. https://www.theverge.com/20...
Is someone making up stuff for Microsoft again?
Just like the Gaming bolt article on the front page of N4G the day before yesterday, titled: "No Plans for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 on PS5, Game Pass One of the Reasons Behind Xbox Console Exclusivity" Can MS even understand the concept of honesty?
@sully "Can MS even understand the concept of honesty?" What does a leak from a random person have to do with MS being dishonest. You guys try way too hard to hate on MS on this site.
"Is someone making up stuff for Microsoft again?" Or Playstation. Same "leaker". Work both ways.
@Obscure Yeah, but one gets made up good news, and one gets made up bad news.
@SullysCigar Not just MS. That’s how corporations roll. Name me an honest gaming corporation (or any major corporation for that matter)... I’ll hold.
Well how could they what are they releasing anytime soon??
Guessing it'll release on the PS5.
"Guessing it'll release on the PS5." Certainly. When comes to next gen games, there´s only two brands in the console exclusivity field.
I guess I can hold off on the idea of getting a series s or x soon if that's true
I’ve never actually played any of these games but I feel like I finally should
First, do you have any medical conditions? The games are known as Heart Attack Simulator.
All this stuff about other companies coming out just because Epic and Apple have a gripe is insane. Don't be shocked if Sony, Nintendo, Amazon, and Google are exposed next. Hell, Steam already got served a subpoena. Gaming is already cutthroat. Once the whole ordeal is done, it'll get even more cutthroat.
The extra revenue for devs is brilliant but I doubt Sony can follow suit they need to keep re investing in selling ps5 and studios etc
Why some people believe that Sony MUST do everything that Microsoft does? Sony is the one dominating the market. They don't need to follow what the competitor who is loosing is doing.
Would developers stop developing for Nintendo and Playstation when they have the biggest market shares?! Seems pretty doubtful to me. If you're a studio and want to make money then you go to the biggest source of it.
So was Blockbuster or Kodac... you know you have to follow the stream or you will drown.
@Optimus that's why Microsoft is last place them? For now following Sony?
I totally agree, though it definitely goes both ways. It's the same with all the people who want to gripe about Game Pass and XCloud (or whatever they are calling it now). Corporations will always watch their competitors and when they come up with good ideas, steal them. Look at Apple and PC/Android, they constantly steal ideas from each other, but still maintain differences in their approaches. Just common business sense.
Lol getting this on pc regardless
3 months? What's the point?
To act like they have a game not anywhere else for 3 months ?
But 3 months? That's nothing. If anything make it 6.
At least its better than paying for a game to be a timed exclusive for a year
Oh so people would prefer that the game was an exclusive for a year instead so then they could moan about it not being available on their console of choice, got it
1 year is enough to give people an incentive to buy a console. 3 months isn't doing anything.
PS5 version for me!
Microsoft has now said the revenue split isn't happening (at least, not right now). May as well update the story.
ill look forward to reading all the 10/10 xbox reviews
And then the 7/10 ps5 reviews 3 months later.
Yeah you got that reversed
Don’t care what matters is day 1 gamepass baby
I like how nobody questions the fact that it says higher revenue share for streaming rights. Does streaming rights mean exclusivity or not paying a lump sum for the game to be on xcloud? And do we even know if Sony isn't using that same deal to keep Final fantasy exclusive as well?
Its amazing how patient people can be. If mist gamers are PlayStation gamers, they can be patient enough to play it on their console of choice. I dont think delaying the game three months is really going to help or benefit the developer, honestly.
STALKER 2 Epic Store exclusive? Nah, if not on Steam or GOG (DRM Free) I shall wait for CODEX or Fitgirl to crack it, torrent FTW.
And coming to the ps5. Another exclusive....
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