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Talking Starfield Exclusive Release And More On A New Skewedcast

Gareth, Justin, Michael, and Joseph at Skewed and Reviewed discuss Starfield Exclusive Release and more on a new Skewedcast

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neutralgamer19921106d ago (Edited 1106d ago )

Part of me thinks this won't be exclusive for long on Xbox. I think Bethesda sold themselves to Ms but they also didn't want to cut off more than half of their potential customers. I think the strategy could be release the game on Xbox first than 6 months later release it at full price on ps5(I am just taking a guess. Bethesda were not in any financial issues, they didn't have to sell, they were privately owned. I think they will for time being have a lot of creative/development freedom)

I think this acquisition will open the flood gates for other mid size publishers. The rumor about square enix receiving multiple offers has some validity. Imagine if square goes next to Sony. I don't think we as gamers win in this scenario. By end of this generation I think square enix, Sega, Capcom, wb and ubi will be sold

Sol4ris1106d ago (Edited 1106d ago )

@neutralgamer

"Part of me thinks this won't be exclusive for long on Xbox"

It was made abundantly clear (for people paying attention) that games not subjected to prior commitments, will be exclusive to platforms that Game Pass is available on. If Game Pass will be on PS5 than people can play it there, if not, than they can play it on their gaming PC's they all boast about owning/ having.

The discussion about BethSoft games has to move on when addressing exclusivity. Simple.

Garethvk1106d ago

Timed exclusive is likely as you do not want to miss so many potential customers; especially with the PS5 selling as it is.

ChasterMies1106d ago

Exclusivity will be wholly dependent on marketshare. $7.5B is a lot to spend on a carrot to sell Game Pass. We’re seeing the same with streaming versus theatrical releases. Netflix has enough subscribers to skip theaters. HBO Max does not. If Game Pass becomes a Netflix, then PS5 players will be shut out.

DiRtY1105d ago (Edited 1105d ago )

30 million subscribers at the end of the year is their target, $10 per month each and you do the maths.

And there is a truckload of games in development right now, that will sell subscriptions in the near and more distant future.

Halo, Starfield, Psychonauts 2, Age of Empires IV, Stalker 2 and Forza Horizon are relatively close to release.

Fable, Everwild, Perfect Dark, Avowed, Forza Motorsport, Hellblade 2, State of Decay 3, Elder Scrolls VI, Indiana Jones, Wolfenstein 3 and so much more will push GamePass even more.

None of these games will be on PlayStation, when they don’t start offering GamePass on their console. It is that simple.

boing11106d ago

I have a really hard time believing this will be a genuin exclusive. MS needs to come out and say how it is. Everything else is speculation.

boing11106d ago

That's the thing. I don't know. I probably am, though. I think they will use Starfield and ES6 to push Game Pass to other platforms IMHO. That's the obvious end goal if they still want to be the Netflix of gaming. To be on every possible platform that can support it, either locally or via cloud. I think this future is coming. Starfield on PS5? Sure, but only with GP subscription. Can you imagine?

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Starfield's recent player spike is good, but it needs its Cyberpunk 2077 moment now

Starfield's recent player spike is a good sign, but Bethesda desperately need to line up their Cyberpunk 2077 moment.

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ZeekQuattro4d ago

I feel like the second big update that releases late this year will do just that. Part of the story expansion is also new means of transportation on planets.

P_Bomb3d ago

A good DLC could turn some heads. The Destiny games got momentum that way too.

piher3d ago

What player spike?

I checked steamcharts through the link in the article and it went from 8,000 to 11.500, so yea 20% but when the game peaked at 330,000 It's safe to say that the actual effect of this update was negligible.

LostPotato3d ago

Doubt it'll ever get redemption. As many developers have said in various interviews it's beyond saving.

Just release the mod tools and expansion and move on.

Profchaos3d ago

Cyberpunk 2077 had some strong bones i disliked it on launch because I could see the potential I could see the strengths of what they wanted to achieve but it wasn't done yet

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Starfield fans want mech piloting added after Bethesda teases "major features on the horizon"

Starfield fans are asking Bethesda to introduce mech piloting to the game after it teaser "major features" on the horizon.

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Jingsing4d ago

They didn't get the memo the game is dead and the Bethesdabots only want magic and fantasy.

Boy_the_CowRoy3d ago

Starfield fans? The game only has 9 thousand current players, worldwide! As a company you cannot waste time on creating "Major features", it is simply not profitable. Just move on.

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This Fan Just Turned Starfield Into Star Wars By Installing Over 100 Dedicated Mods

The YouTuber DeityVengy has transformed Starfield into an open-world Star Wars RPG, or The Mandalorian, with over a hundred mods.