I hate this practice in general of locking people out of games. I get it from a business POV of course. Not everyone can afford two consoles. Can't get my ahead around MS owning Crash Bandicoot.
Surely it is in everyone's interest to let owners of other consoles play the games, be it through a subscription service or whatever even if the physical copies don't get made.
Sales are tiny. It's the MTX they would lose, plus they would handing market share to competitors. Because if people can't play CoD they will play a F2P shooter or Battlefield. Same with Overwatch 2, because that game will need all the help it can get.There is zero chance that if they deal were to go through that MS would halt sales of COD on Playstation as an example.
The only way MS will make any money back is selling the games on every platform.
This will be the same as with Bethesda you dont spent all that money to then put games on your competitors platform. Vanguard and service games will stay on Playstation but the main line CoD games will be Xbox/PC/Xcloud exclusive.
the only way these end up on Playstation is if Game Pass is alowed on there.
All the wording is the same as with the Bethesda deal. Expect the same!
Poor comparison, Bethesda make single player focused games. CoD is multiplatform MTX driven shooter that needs as big a pool of players as possible. They make billions on sales and MTX on the PS platform, if they made the game exclusive they would be losing the majority of that money and they would also be surrendering market share to the competition such as Battlefield and the F2P shooters and instantly devaluing the company they just bought. If they have 30% of the shooter players (pulled number out my arse) on PS why would they just hand that over to E.A and the like, it makes no sense.
Exactly. I wish they both had some kind of exclusives pass thing.