The lights are on
In the midst of EA's second-quarter financial earnings call yesterday, chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen put to bed one of the hottest discussion topics in the next-gen conversation. Many people have wondered whether Titanfall would ever make the jump to PlayStation 4. We now know that it absolutely won't, at least in the series' inaugural outing.
We've become used to almost ubiquitous multiplatform parity as the current generation has carried on, but Titanfall exclusivity is a reminder that isn't how things used to be. We want to know how you feel about third-party exclusives? Do you like having games that make each of your systems special and consolidate your friends, or do you prefer diving into a single platform and playing as much as you can on one machine?
Let us know what you think in the comments. We'll highlight some of your thoughts in this afternoon's second Reader Discussion.
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sharing is caring people, not having it on both systems is just to brag about it later when it turns out awesome.
Sometimes I mind if I'm really looking forward to the game.
I hate third party exclusives.
I'm against exclusives of any kind. However since first party exclusives aren't going away any time soon, I guess third party exclusives help the consoles with smaller internal teams.
I don't mind third party exclusives. I actually think they are a good thing. Out of the big 3 I get buy both sony and microsoft systems anyways so exclusives really don't affect me.
I think 3rd party exclusives are needed. It helps drive competition between consoles/companies. Yes gamers who can't afford all the systems may lose out on a few games, but having every game made for every platform requires a lot of work from a developer standpoint. Just like 1st party exclusives, I believe 3rd party exclusives do play a needed role.
From a consumer's point of view it is impractical and expensive to have console exclusivity, not to mention the burning desire we all have to be able to play any game on any console. Realistically speaking however, consoles manufacturers and publishers make tons more money creating partnerships of exclusivity, I would love to see what effect exclusivity has oh the studios developing the games. Another thing to consider is the experience studios are attempting to convey to the players (How different would halo feel if played on a dualshock 3 remote). Whether for better or worse console exclusivity is here to stay and with declining margins between hardware performance, the spirit of competition will clearly drive the way into more exclusive interactive content, be it exclusive IPs or DLC.
I think overall having exclusive 3rd party games is not something I like just because it can prevent people from playing some really good games. If a company pays for the exclusivity I can understand why developers would take the "sure" money compared to risking the game failing in the market.
I know there is nothing I can do as usually the console manufacturer pays big bucks to make them exclusive.
I would prefer if all gamers had the chance to experience some of these fantastic and great games. I'm tired of all the exclusive snobbery and console fighting that this kind of thing causes. "Mine's better than yours!"
It's a shame. I hear great things about games like Gears of War. I will never get a chance to play them though, which is a shame. It also means they don't receive my money (and by extension my support).