I agree. Microsoft's only concern is strengthening the Xbox userbase. I think their plan is that if PC players have access to Xbox games and servers (even in just some games), it'll make Sony's servers look like trash.
Well, I don't care how many players they have on either system. I just want to play a game and I want to do it on PC. I'm sick of consoles, I'm sick of bad ports and I'm sick of restrictive DRM. There is no way I'm going back to consoles now, I greatly prefer PC and I'll always recommend others do the same.
You right, all this move is about Xbox, not PC.
Microsoft after Bill Gates shutdown, don't care about PC. The new team, and this since 2000 is only interested in using the PC as a way to keep that Xbox brand alive.
Microsoft need be attentive, since Windows 8 and now 10 (with this complicated and pathetic UI) you main product is becoming less and less relevant, Let's see how long Microsoft will survive in the marketplace, with revenue and profits of the insignificant console market.
Yes just watch Cities Skylines, a PC Game coming to Consoles.
But the magic of PC is, while one Studio goes off PC focus, 100 others are born instead!
Forget Cities Skylines. Just look at the difference between Hearts of Iron 3 and 4. The first one was a complete game released for 20 euros which recieived massive patching (for free_ and all expansiosn added a ton of content for 10 euros. Meanwhile 4 was released as bare-bones game, most patches are meant for the dlc and barely fix the vanilla and you get 40 euro expansions which only make superficial changes to how the game is played
You okay mate?
For smaller (non-AAA titles) you get more press coverage if you release on all of your mediums at once. They'd be rolling a dice based on PC sales and reviews. If the game was unsuccessful on PC then console sales would be truly abysmal.
By delaying the PC release they also get more time to try and patch out any remaining bugs (they will be waiting for MS and Sony to get back to them on what did and didn't work). It's better for everyone to have a bit of patience in this situation. Whilst it's upsetting that the game is being delayed due to console's. This is still the best option.
No it's not the best option.
Consoles limit the market, accept it.
Games like No Man's Sky, could have avoided any bad repercussion, if the Developers were free to put this game in Steam EA.
But Sony paid for them not to do this, even banned the Developer himself from talking about the PC version, until the day of the OFFICIAL Launch.
She did not do it willingly, she was obliged to do, since the Sony platform, had not not even 5% of the player base that the PC versions, without the base players of PC, these titles such FFXI of Console never would remain this market, Sony platforms no had niche for this market.
Crossplatform was not a choice aimed at players, but a business strategy, the only way out to make those games stay alive on these platforms, is with the help of the PC itself!
Sony were the first firm to do cross play with PC and forced MS to do it to keep up, but pitting an open system that has people using third party programs to mod and cheat against a group who can't is just forcing the problems of another format on one that doesn't have those problems.
What you say about this!
I'm talking about these articles above, i'm PC Gamer, i don't want watch a Console Gaming Show!
Every PC Gamer come on PCGamesN website for read news/articles about the Glorious PC Gaming.
Come on man, every day is a big day for PC Gaming, new 4x announce, wRPG, FPS, MMO, RTS, TBS, MODs from modDB and many others subjects such Open-source gaming project, cover it, PC Gaming site deserve cover it. Where is a news about Aven Colony, a good colony builder release yesterday ?
If i want know about PS, i come to PSBlog, i suggest you come to PSBlog and see if they ever even mention PC!
Sony prohibit developers even talk about PC on Multiplatform games, recent case? No Man's Sky and now has declared that is struggling to prevent PC grow, this is bizarre, what wins a site about PCGaming such PCGamesN to advertise these platforms such PS, platforms who want a colapse of PCGaming!
Well we were covering the event because there were cross platform releases, such as a little game called Mass Effect Andromeda. Or should we just not cover that because it's at a console game show? Games first, platforms second. We didn't cover anything that was console exclusive and what we do here is not advertising.