Starfield Bethesda Game Studios(Exclusive, Still And Forever Shall Be - Aaron)

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You take a risky approach if that what is board of directors tasks you with. And it’s not even risky. Unlike Sony, Xbox doesn’t carry the entire company. They have more flexibility to innovate because of that.
 

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Doesn't need to be exclusive to drive game pass subs, though. If what you say is true you wont be able to buy the games at all and it would literally be GP exclusive. Which isn't happening. Why take a risky long term approach that has no gurantee to speed up GP adoption when you can start recouping right away, and still drive GP growth.
Disclaimer: I'm not the authority on this nor an insider. This is just my speculative thoughts based on how a publicly run corporation would likely think in this situation.

There is no risk in keeping these games exclusive. The risk is not staying on track with Game Pass adoption since that is the engine of the entire gaming division. You protect the heart and engine of your division/product. If the data starts to tell them different things later, they can always pivot. It's easier to do that than find out lack of exclusives are costing you Game Pass goals and try to reverse that course. You only get this one unique chance to sway mindshare. Consoles generations don't come along often. This may be the last time we have anything close to a traditional console transition. Even those gamers who are 95% committed to Sony next gen are more hyper aware about what's going on in the gaming industry during the transition period (and especially due to the unique situation of being locked inside). Lock the Bethesda mindshare to Xbox now. Plant that seed and maybe they bear fruits. 70% of new Xbox owners are getting Game Pass. They will try to drive new consoles aggressively until cloud gaming is viable...which won't be the case for the mainstream until the end of this generation.
 

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I will believe it when I see it. Though I am surprised MS made Psychonauts 2 for everything but the PS5. Maybe it's a new MS?
I could be wrong, but I think Psychonauts 2 has some complications due to it originating as a Kickstarter project, and then something to do with an issue with the S.E.C.

I don't have time to look into the history of the project (there's a lot, as it began in 2015) but the answer probably rests in those details.
 
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Knew about the ad purchase months ago. Microsoft was planning on 2021. Just keep in mind Halo had ad space purchased for 2020. QA is tough in 2021 and Starfield will need more bug testing than the average game. 2021 is the target but not a sure thing.
 
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Knew about the ad purchase months ago. Microsoft was planning on 2021. Just keep in mind Halo had ad space purchased for 2020. QA is tough in 2021 and Starfield will need more bug testing than the average game. 2021 is the target but not a sure thing.
You know things eh?
What are the platforms this will release on?
 

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You know things eh?
What are the platforms this will release on?
Is this a serious question? PS5 version was canceled once the buyout was complete this year. Was in development up until that point.

For the record, I'm not an insider. Some of my buddies do know things but I rarely pry.
 

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Is this a serious question? PS5 version was canceled once the buyout was complete this year. Was in development up until that point.

For the record, I'm not an insider. Some of my buddies do know things but I rarely pry.
PS5 version canceled but PS4 version in the cards? I remember Phil saying plays better or best on Xbox. If there is no PS5 version, then that would hold true.