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Starfield exclusivity is why Sony doesn’t trust Microsoft’s promises

Sony’s unwillingness to accept Microsoft’s Call Of Duty deal is partially due to the company’s handling of the Bethesda acquisition.

Obscure_Observer432d ago

Lmao!

Now Sony is crying over Starfield´s exclusivity to Xbox as an excuse to not accept Microsoft´s 10 year deal for COD, with allegations on how Microsoft shouldn´t be trusted over a game that was never announced for Playstation in the first place. XD

Sonyslave3432d ago

Bruh shit is just sad, Microsoft told everyone exclusives would be case by case.

1Victor431d ago

@slave#3 : “ Bruh shit is just sad, Microsoft told everyone exclusives would be case by case.”
Sure Microsoft case by case basis is code word for “head I win tail you loose “
Microsoft have been caught by the federal regulators way too many times with their hands inside the monopoly pot for me to trust what they say 🤔.
Buying a game exclusivity for a year or so does not equate buying a publisher with the intent of removing the games from the competition with one of the biggest community for those game regardless of console maker

Kados431d ago

Yeah, feel free to correct me if i am wrong, but iirc, MS never once claimed that all Zenimax/Bethesda games would be multiplatform. I vaguely recall them passingly implying that TES would remain multiplatform, but they said everything else would be on a case by case.

IRetrouk431d ago (Edited 431d ago )

Before the deal went through they claimed exclusivity of zenimax titles made no sense to the European regulators, the regulators agreed with this sentiment, thats all sony pointed out, they aint wrong, but neither is ms for making them exclusive.

OptimusDK410d ago

@IRetrouk thatbis pure bullshit and has been debunked by the eu towards the ftc

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PrinceOfAnger432d ago

Funny it is not a problem for sony to make final fantasy and street fighter v etc exclusive for their platform but microsoft making starfield an exclusive is wrong.

darkrider432d ago

2 Games not publishers. Microsoft already did the same with games. There no comparison.

It doesn't matter how many times Microsoft gsmers try to compare two games with a publisher. It's not the same thing.

Right now Microsoft gamers almost don't buy games. The sales are very low. Again, just see what happend with Harry potter the biggest seller of the year, more sales then elden ring! 80% on playstation consoles. It's not a ln exclusive...

What Microsoft did with buying beteshda was taking tons of games from more then 200 millions player Sony and nintendo. Now are available to the smallest companies in videogaming...

Redemption-64432d ago

You and your ilk are so narrow minded, it's sad. 1 Sony didn't buy Square or Capcom, 2, without Sony SFV would not exist. I don't recall seeing a single Xbox fanboys complaining when Octopath Traveler went to Xbox, but not to Playstation. Yet the amount of crying about Sony paying to keep Octopath Traveler 2 off Xbox was very entertaining to watch.

Didn't MS lie about Sony paying to keep Bloodborne off Xbox, when it was Sony, who not only approached FromSoftware, they literally co-developed the game with full funds from Sony? 3, MS also has exclusive deal with other 3rd party devs that they paid to keep off PS. 4, Sony isn't going around pretending to be the good guy, claiming the want more people to play their games, or that, they are not taking games away for any platform, then turn around and do exactly that. You can literally use the same logic they have used for COD for Starfield. Pete Hines also stated that, there was no exclusive deals until MS purchased them.

TriniOutsider432d ago

Sony helped with the development of SF-V. It was clearly stated during the development of the game that Sony helped with the game. Also, FF isn't exclusive it is a dam-timed exclusive and y'all know that as well.

343_Guilty_Spark432d ago

They will just say Sony “helped” with those games.

Yea helped with paying to keep them off Xbox.

Notice no issue for Capcom to develop SF6 on multiple platforms including Xbox.

343_Guilty_Spark432d ago

@darkrider

Look at you trying to make Xbox fans feel bad for subscribing to play multiple games instead of spending $70 per title. Lol

gangsta_red432d ago (Edited 432d ago )

@Trini
"Sony helped with the development of SF-V. It was clearly stated during the development of the game that Sony helped with the game."

Sony never helped with development, Sony made a publishing deal with Capcom for the rights to SFV. It was never clearly stated by Sony or Capcom what was needed by Sony that it had to be only exclusive to Playstation. And it obviously wasn't any concerns of Capcom's financial situation at the time because they had RE and MvC I in development at the same time.

The whole Sony helped with development' was an excuse used because a few months before, MS was getting pelted with hate for making TR a timed exclusive and the same people who pushed that now had to backpaddle for Sony.

Lightning77432d ago

"The sales are very low. Again, just see what happend with Harry potter the biggest seller of the year, more sales then elden ring! 80% on playstation consoles. It's not a ln exclusive..."

I wonder why that is? Aw it's because of marketing rights. Marketing was so strong casuals thought it was only on PS5 on top of exclusive content.

Marketing, marketing, marketing. It's powerful thing.

Charlieboy333432d ago

Sony funded SFV and nobody buys Final Fantasy on Xbox

shinoff2183432d ago

Prince of anger. Ms has 3rd party exclusives deals to. Plus yall don't even buy ff

PrinceOfAnger432d ago

@Redemption-64

Yeah look how some of you fanboys are narrow minded, many of you keep saying microsoft started all this 3rd party exclusives thing! ,Then forget that playstation was released way long before first xbox

Chris Deering
We targeted Microsoft from day one -- we were ruthless," he says. "I'm not of this mentality anymore, but at the time it was life or death as far as I was concerned. We had this expression in our business meetings: 'Kill them right at the start and take no prisoners
Chris Deering, who was Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) Europe's boss at the time.
says that the company still wanted to embrace a broad audience, including more mature demographics. One of his core focuses was -- as with the original PlayStation -- trying to nail down as many third-party exclusives as possible.

We were asking what we could do to make it difficult for Sega or Nintendo to come back," he explains. "We didn't start with a big portfolio of game development studios like Sega and Nintendo had. We were really friendly with third-parties right from day one".

shinoff2183432d ago

Lightning

Your so full of sh. Sure maybe marketing can be said for higher sales on one or the other but 80 percent sales on ps show that xbox gamers don't buy games. Everyone knows its on all systems. People just gamepass on xbox. Not all but most. I'm one of them

Vengeance1138432d ago (Edited 432d ago )

You realize SF V's development was funded by Sony right? Why on earth would it release on Xbox when it wouldn't have existed without Sony? Is Sony just in the business of funding Xbox games now? Why do you think Bayonetta is exclusive to Nintendo? Because Nintendo funded it, they didnt just pay to keep it off other platforms.

I know its hard to put effort into researching these things but do atleast try.

As for FF, that just makes sense to not have an Xbox version, they would never recoup costs.

Redemption-64432d ago

@PrinceOfAnger

You cannot be this ignorant. No one with a brain with make up this lie you just created, but that is expected with you and your ilk. The closest I have seen anyone make such a claim is if they are specifically talking about COD and this might be a hard question for a person like you, but can you take a wild guess who started it all with COD? Aside from that, Sony, Nintendo and others have been in the gaming industry for long and have all been paying for exclusive content. MS joined them and has been doing it for years. The issue I see is bots calling out Sony for the same practice MS not only takes part in, but have been doing it for years.

Lightning77432d ago (Edited 432d ago )

To add to @Gangsta comment. Street Fighter fell short of expectations sales wise and especially critically. It has a 77 metacritic vs a massive 94 metacritic in Street Fighter 4. It wasn't a "flop" necessarily but it left more to be desired.

If Capcome was struggling financially they would of cut a deal again with Sony. Them struggling was a fairy tale lie that was just a pure PR move by Capcome. They were cappin.

They quickly learned that being on one platform was a mistake.

If money was the issue then Street Fighter 6 would never be a thing.

P_Bomb432d ago (Edited 432d ago )

All this talk about SFV and Capcom. You know what other Capcom game is exclusive (and on deep sale right now)? Dead Rising 3. On Xbox.

Thinking of buying it. You know, how we used to roll.

gangsta_red431d ago

@Vengeance1138

"Why on earth would it release on Xbox when it wouldn't have existed without Sony?"

That's hilarious if you actually believe the number ONE fighting game in gaming history, the main attraction in all EVO's and fighting tournaments around the world, Capcom's flagship title that is more recognizable than any other game they have, wouldn't have existed without Sony's help and yet Capcom had Marvel vs Capcom Infinite (which was a huge flop by the way) ready to release a bit later.

@lightning
"If money was the issue then Street Fighter 6 would never be a thing."

That's the point I keep bringing up that no one seems to answer. A few here like to bring up percentages and compare sales numbers as if these developers/publishers don't have the same if not better data. If games don't sell on Xbox like they claim then why do these same devs keep releasing on the Xbox console? Do these people here on N4G have better sales data than the actual accountants working for developers, and if this is the case then why does Sony still have to pay for timed exclusives?

DarkZane431d ago

@gangsta_red "If games don't sell on Xbox like they claim then why do these same devs keep releasing on the Xbox console?"

Square-Enix is actually not releasing their games like FF7R and FFXVI on Xbox especially because they don't sell, not because of some imaginary deal you Xbox fanboys think Sony made. You guys need to realize your console of choice is just last place materiel that a lot of developers just don't give a shit about.

MontyeKristo431d ago

Darkrider - I don't know about sales figures; however, I bought Hogwarts Legacy on the PS5 due to the extra mission and costumes. I was getting the game anyway, so extra content is obviously the way to go.

Something Sony must have paid for, no?