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Microsoft acquires ZeniMax Media

!lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 21 Sep 2020 10:12:40 EST a28I0VBP No.756349
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Well shit just got real - https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/09/21/welcoming-bethesda-to-the-xbox-family
Grendel the Green Gigas - Mon, 21 Sep 2020 10:25:25 EST 0lta+wEM No.756353 Reply
Why would microshit fund new vegas 2? Just expect halo crossover DLC in bethesda games now.
Four - Mon, 21 Sep 2020 10:32:50 EST 4dY9XSz7 No.756355 Reply
Because they own both Obsidian and Bethesda now. It would be great if Obsidian ends up making a fallout game, not even New Vegas necessarily.
Hope Estheium - Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:03:39 EST SmEz5sgd No.756358 Reply
I wonder how exclusive their games are going to be.
Bethesda is used to making tons of money from releasing their games on every possible platform.

Skyrim wouldn't be in the top20 bestelling games of all time if it was exclusive to one console + PC
Four - Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:27:03 EST ijlYCIuh No.756359 Reply
I dont think it will be an exclusive. It will definitely be avaliable to all gamepass subscribers upon release but it wont be an exclusive to the Xbox SeX console and PC. It can bring in money for them through the Playstation platform.
Microsoft doesnt even see Playstation as an actual competition. Its trying to stay ahead of Google and Amazon, both companies that showed interest in getting into the video game industry via subscription services.
Ristar - Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:27:12 EST ZRYh0qUr No.756360 Reply
Probably timed exclusives now. That's always been Microsoft's thing.

I'm more worried about them mismanaging these studios and turning them into more Rare situations where most of the talent leaves and MS just sits on the name and IPs. The stories coming out of 343 don't fill me with confidence in the state of MS's studio management.
Four - Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:30:31 EST rTxXFbyM No.756361 Reply
Wasn't The Outer Worlds funded by Microsoft and still made it to other platforms?

I agree with >>756359, I think it will be game pass avail day 1 and then on other consoles too.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:36:34 EST a28I0VBP No.756362 Reply
>Though Obsidian was in progress to be acquired by Microsoft Studios at the time of the game's announcement, the project had been under development before that point, and Take-Two had secured the publishing rights under its publishing label Private Division prior to Microsoft's acquisition offer.

It was though it was already going to go to other platforms before the acquisition.

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 21-09-2020 11:38:30
[name redacted] !h55/E7mIo6 - Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:18:17 EST arC4zhiM No.756364 Reply
I read that Microsoft told them to honour their current exclusivity contracts with Playstation and stuff like that, but future stuff will be dertermined on a case-by-case basis. I can see something like Elder Scrolls being multiplat since they'd be leaving money on the table without it, whereas games that are less established being exclusives.
Lord Lucien - Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:39:22 EST 9OaOop4F No.756366 Reply
Xbox owning Bethesda and Obsidian would be the catlyst. Make your toys plays nice with each othrer. Also id buy an xbox for new vegas 2
Vivi Ornitier - Mon, 21 Sep 2020 17:55:34 EST avBLpCT1 No.756367 Reply
C-Higgy do you have a distant relative that works for Microsoft like how you're distantly related to Tony Hawk
Vergil - Wed, 23 Sep 2020 02:35:02 EST hhyeQkLP No.756397 Reply
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I like how they put how they acquired Starfield as if anyone cares right now considering we have no information about the game yet.
Guess it's time to buy an XBox though. Mmmm MmmMmmmMMmmm I've always wanted to play Wolfenstein but never have...
Agent 47 - Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:41:13 EST yKEUAGzE No.756405 Reply
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Honestly with what Bethesda has been doing the past couple of years, I'm either completely ambivalent or cautiously optimistic about this
Isaac - Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:00:45 EST bDVEN8IP No.756406 Reply
I can't wait for the Fallout 76 remaster to come out
Four - Thu, 24 Sep 2020 01:41:15 EST I1LEDewa No.756416 Reply
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Bethesda doesnt like to hype up the audiance too much. Usually they anounce something, wait a long time, then show gameplay and within a few months the game is out. I think its better that way.
We've waiting for Cyberpunk for god damn long, and people keep releasing info and discussing it, that I pretty much got am tired of it.
Bubsy - Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:49:45 EST vHFds3Hn No.756421 Reply
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>I can see something like Elder Scrolls being multiplat since they'd be leaving money on the table without it, whereas games that are less established
All exclusives are "money left on the table".
The entire point of an exclusive is to accept fewer sales, but draw people into your closed garden where you can guarantee future sales because the audience is locked into your market.

No one is going to buy an xbox25 instead of a PS6 because some game no one's heard of is only on the xbox.
They will if it's the only way they can play the next edition of their favorite series.
And since each sale is
Shodan - Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:22:32 EST UcENjjuY No.756422 Reply
>The entire point of an exclusive is to accept fewer sales, but draw people into your closed garden where you can guarantee future sales because the audience is locked into your market.

That's why people are questioning the exclusivity thing.
They're gonna make a lot less money selling games from their franchises in exchange for what? Expanding the smaller market they're now confined to?

It's still good for them in the short term because they got 7.5 billion dollars, but I wonder how it's going to turn out in the long term.
Ebisumaru - Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:14:16 EST DaFhnwBU No.756424 Reply
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lol Todd always over promises. See that mountain in the horizon? "You'll be able to walk over that mountain". Skyrim had a bunch of promises of features that didn't make it to skyrim.
Four - Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:32:19 EST ijlYCIuh No.756425 Reply
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I meant they dont let the audiance stay hyped for too long. Cyberpunk was announced back in 2012, releasing bits of information every now and then to keep people excited for it, except it its been fucking 8 years we're all tired of it.
Bethesda lets you know something is in works but doesnt trickle info on you for too long. Remember how they handled Fall out 4 and 76?
Game was anounced, crowd is hyped, game released with a small period of time.

Technically you can walk up to that mountain.
Bubsy - Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:46:00 EST vHFds3Hn No.756426 Reply
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>They're gonna make a lot less money selling games from their franchises in exchange for what? Expanding the smaller market they're now confined to?
Fallout is a single title. People buy dozens of games. Even if exclusivity reduces Fallout sales by 80%, MS stands to gain because the people who bought an xbox to play FO are going to buy other xbox games.

Finding something that people like, buying it or developing a competing product that supports other MS products to get people in, then breaking compatibility with non-MS products to kill the alternative so the audience has to buy whatever shit they shovel is like MS's thing, EEE.

xbox/Windows Vista exclusive related.
Barret Wallace - Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:37:32 EST hhyeQkLP No.756446 Reply
I remember when they were posting that teaser pic for Cyberpunk back when I used tumblr in like 2012 or something. I completely lost interest in the cyberpunk genre since then and I feel kinda bad about it because if they had released the game a year or two after dropping the pics, I would've played it. It was so long I thought that those pics were just some weird ARPG and not actually related to any game until years later when the game's back on the radar. Damn. nb because unrelated to topic
Four - Fri, 25 Sep 2020 03:58:56 EST l9/7lRIR No.756455 Reply
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Doing it for 8 years is just not the way to go about it. They've been releasing more and more content lately, and it's obvious the game changed dramatically since then. I followed it pretty closely in the beginning so I'm quite bothered by all the changes they made. Whats really funny is that they promised they'll release a multiplayer mode after the the game is out somewhere in 2022, so some players will still have to wait some more. They really did not handle this well at all.

I've already seen enough gameplay so I know what its going to be like. I'm not excited for it at all. At this point I just want to play it so I can get it out of the way.
Cain Highwind - Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:28:52 EST SmEz5sgd No.756458 Reply
>MS stands to gain

You're missing the point. It's obviously good for MS but how does Bethesda benefit from selling less games.
Imagine getting a salary cut of 25% but in exchange for that you get a big cash payout.
Koopa Troopa - Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:13:03 EST vHFds3Hn No.756478 Reply
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Bethsoft is owned by MS now, they don't really get a choice in the matter.
Ryu Hayabusa - Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:59:28 EST K7Up9SUw No.756479 Reply
Have they announced any exclusivity deals? If not it would be safe to assume that Microsoft would in fact allow new games on ps5 just to increase the profit share. They can lock dlc etc behind console exclusivity and still make a nice profit while Sony handles 1/3rd of all distribution.
Four - Fri, 25 Sep 2020 17:16:54 EST toWpY3RO No.756482 Reply
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Nope they haven't anounced anything yet. All they said is that Bethesda will honor all the games promised to arrive on the PS5, but everything else will be dealt with on "case-by-case basis"

I hope Tes6 will be a timed exclusive to the Xbox SeX and PC just like Oblivion was when it was released.
Cole MacGrath - Fri, 25 Sep 2020 19:36:16 EST WW2yIEcR No.756493 Reply
>I hope Tes6 will be a timed exclusive to the Xbox SeX and PC just like Oblivion was when it was released.

Why would you want it to be exclusive instead of on all platforms??
Four - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 01:06:03 EST FKaMvHkQ No.756504 Reply
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I just think its good thing for Sony to hurt a little bit. I mean, thanks to their policies, even third party japanese devolpers are abandoning them. Feels pretty good.
Dhalsim - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 06:31:48 EST BJtLvEfC No.756505 Reply
Honestly though while he's full of weird hot takes there's a huge difference between what he said and what you read.

A timed exclusive means it just comes out on everything else a bit later. One could even interpret that he assumes that microsoft wouldn't buy Bethesda if it wasn't to get more people onto their consoles so therefore there's going to be some sort of exclusivity. A timed exclusive is the less consumer unfriendly option with the other option being that it's actually not available cross platform,

But then

And I realised he's just being dumb.

However my point stands. I hope they are timed exclusive with the emphasis on "timed" rather than exclusive. I think most people should hope that "not exclusive at all" is the ideal buts lets be honest. Not happening. You want your TES fix 6 or 12 months sooner go xbox? But hopefully anyone who still wants to buy bethesda after FO76 isn't forced to use the third party option. ie put their money directly into the bin.
Four - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 06:45:50 EST QT0fwvFH No.756506 Reply
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Sony hurting a bit is good for all of us consumers. Raising the prices on us when there is no real reason for it is just them taking advantage of the fact that they pretty much dominated the console market for the past two generation. Charging us for internet access because they could when they never bothered with it with the PS3 is another reason. Policing and censoring the games we get to play is another one. Killing off the Vita and its over priced Memory. No backwards compatibility is another reason, the list goes on.

Having a healthy competition is good for us, I really couldnt care less about brand loyalty. TEs6 being a timed exclusive for the Xbox SeX and PC, is just the thing that will maky Sony think twice on how to proceed.
Four - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 07:02:02 EST QT0fwvFH No.756507 Reply
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You're probably unaware of it but Galguns, the game I posted, is a series that started off on the Xbox360, back in the hayday when Microsoft was trying to tap into the Japanese market. It was left behind after Microsoft considered the Japanese market a loss and pulled out. The series continued on to be released on the Playstation platform, only to end up having hard time due to sony censorship. Now it come a full circle, Inti creates is moving back to the Xbox and switch exclusively not because of a special deal they had with Microsoft and Nintendo, but because they were tired Sony Policing their content. Its a big deal.

Its not just them though, Compile heart also another of the studios. releasing Mary Skelter on the PS4 initially, and optioning out to release the rest of the series on the switch instead. Hopefully they'll just move on the XboX SeX too.

I like it, we've been bullied by Sony for too long. Its good to see the big companies competing for our attention.
GLaDOS - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 13:07:22 EST avBLpCT1 No.756515 Reply
If you think Microsoft buying an entire publisher does anything but harm consumers in the long run, then I've got a lightly used hotglue figurine to sell you.
Solid Snake - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 13:11:23 EST K7Up9SUw No.756516 Reply
>Four outs himself as Sony Hate guy all this time
Jill Valentine - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 13:13:08 EST 0lta+wEM No.756517 Reply
>Four is an x-bot
Jesus, and I thought him being a call of duty fan was bad enough
Paperboy - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 14:02:23 EST 2Fb9kySD No.756525 Reply
Only you care about underage anime girls getting censored. Im pretty sure the Gal Guns that were released on ps4 werent censored anyways.
E. Honda - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 14:28:24 EST rweTaUas No.756526 Reply
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>because censoring underage girls is a bad thing

its like your the pedo food goblin of /nom/. Congratulations you fucking pedo.
Samanosuke Akechi - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 14:40:06 EST bzxmOK8n No.756528 Reply
You being sony hate guy is about video games. It is about you being the guy who hates sony. Sony is a Japanese megacorp who makes video games. You hate them.
Paperboy - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 14:43:15 EST 2Fb9kySD No.756529 Reply
Oh yeah I forgot this is YOUR board. Fuck off dreamcast stealer
Four - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 14:54:26 EST L4rzWM1T No.756530 Reply
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I own every console Sony has ever released. I got two playstation, 2 playstation2s fat and slim, got two Playstation3s fat and slim, one Playstation4, and Four Vitas. I swear I own four vitas, two of the Pch1001 models cuz I love that oled screen and two unopened ones incase those die out on me.
Trust me, I dont hate Sony. I just dislike their recent anti consumer practices and I believe a little competition will do them some good.

Grow up.
E. Honda - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 14:57:55 EST rweTaUas No.756532 Reply
>Grow up.

nigga, you said both of those things yourself and said it was your board in another thread. and your telling them to grow up? You're a giant fucking hypocrite.
Sophitia Alexandra - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 16:09:42 EST JoM9ok08 No.756534 Reply
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>recent anti consumer practices
Not to be confused with the older anti consumer practices.
Dhalsim - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 16:33:32 EST BJtLvEfC No.756537 Reply
Yeah the "centred on attractive girls also shooter" genre is a big deal and really pushes exciting boundaries of video games by having women as sex objects as a core feature.

It's funny because you are on to something though, you just can't see the forest for creepy lolicon. Apparently football manager isn't on PS5 but will be on switch. Sony just didn't care enough to reach out to them. Not a big title but it sells into 7 figures every year." I'm lukewarm on football but you have to respect what they do to make that game what it is. Apparently Everton actually had a deal with them that they could use the game's database for talent scouting for their squad at one point.

Microsoft are going big on getting as much as they can in their ecosystem.
Four - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 16:34:29 EST L4rzWM1T No.756538 Reply
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God, the vita memory shenanigan still pisses me off. I cant forget just how much money I wasted on it.

But you know, I dont actually remember if the same thing happened with the PSP. I bought it on release and it was an awesome little thing that still fucking works today but cant remember if I did buy one for it or not.
E. Honda - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 17:21:36 EST rweTaUas No.756539 Reply
If this a main issues regarding the memory cards, then its a minor deal. Considering Nintendo is a giant ass offender of anti consumerism. Sony products are really well made so its not a big problem for me, and people here dont understand how a business is run, if I sold something I would want to make sure you only buy my own products unless you want to go out of business. I tried to find other examples of Sony doing other shady stuff, but I cant find any good examples because its mostly trivial shit like exclusives or the PS plus.
Carmen Sandiego - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 18:53:18 EST vHFds3Hn No.756540 Reply
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>if I sold something I would want to make sure you only buy my own products unless you want to go out of business.
Yes, this is bad for workers, customers, and the industry itself, but any company that doesn't do this shit gets out competed by companies that do, it's capitalism.

Personally I'm still salty about Sony deleting my linux partition from my PS3 because they were afraid I might buy fewer games.
Mappy - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 19:16:35 EST xm9sjGdz No.756541 Reply
Did you guys know You can get Yakuza Zero, Kiwami 1 and 2 on PC and then you have the games and you will never need any other games ever again?
Trish - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 20:12:10 EST XiFx7ib5 No.756542 Reply
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>Raising the prices on us
Alright fair enough they were the first console manufacturer to announce their games would be $70, but they weren't the first publisher at all, and honestly the writing was on the wall that this would happen soon and a new console generation certainly makes the most sense. Plus PS first party games go down about $20 about a year and a half after release, meaning when Demon's Souls gets a price cut to $50 it might end up being cheaper than Mario Odyssey and the port of Tropical Freeze since Nintendo never really gives price cuts for their first part titles.

>Charging us for internet access
Nintendo also does this, and Microsoft literally rebooted the trend after it helped kill off the Dreamcast (truly Sega's successor)

>Killing off the Vita and its over priced Memory
Microsoft also does proprietary memory and has since at least the 360.

>No backwards compatibility is another reason
As if Nintendo is any better? There are re-release of ps2 games and remasters of some ps3 games that end up much cheaper than Nintendo's idea of backwards compatibility on the switch, and now that Microsoft is pushing towards digital only gaming their backwards compatibility seems moot for early 360/most original xbox games.

Sounds like you're just salty because your pedo weeb games are getting censored, which is honestly going to only happen more and more on all the consoles.
Black Whirlwind - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 20:24:44 EST rweTaUas No.756543 Reply
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pedo goblin Four is just trying to find ways to get mad over trivial shit and draw out his attention about the censoring of his loli games on PS4. MS, Nintendont, and Sony have all been guilty of anti consumerisms. Some are just fan boys, others just want to be mad for no raisin.
Four - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 23:48:33 EST l9/7lRIR No.756544 Reply
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Yakuza is fun and all but its also over-rated, especially on this board. Kinda excited to try out the new turn based game though.

>Plus PS first party games go down about $20 about a year and a half after release
I think it drops even more. Sony games are the quickest to drop in price, while Nintendo on the other hands hardly ever does. Its the main reason why I still dont own a switch. I prefer to buy my games six months after release since they sometimes drop almost half in price. Still doesnt change the fact that Sony is charging more next gen, while you can play all their games upon release as long as you're subbed for the game pass. 15 dollars a month for all their games, or 70 for one newly released game on the Sony. It's just a much better deal for us to move on to the XboX. There is nothing I hate more than Brand Loyalty. It's a good thing to have options.

Why do you guys think I'm an X-bot. I'm not, I'm just excited the XBoX SeX is gonna turn out to be a good console, and you should be too. It means you will have more options to choose from.

>Nintendo also does this
Nintendo only started to do this after everybody else got away with it. I know Microsoft were charging access to the internet since way back when. I'm just upset that Sony started to do the same thing with the PS4 after so many years of not doing it. With Xbox now, it's just a much better deal to sub for the Gamepass, and you get to play all these games with internet access. I think its a move in the right direction.

>Microsoft also does proprietary memory and has since at least the 360
I believe they are still doing the same thing with the XboX SeX actually. External Drive for the console Costs around 200 dollars so we're still going to have to deal with it this gen too. I still think it sucks, but I hate the fact that Vita pretty much died do to their proprietary memory bs.
It's weird though, I remeber being able to connect my regular External Hard drive to xbox360. Maybe im wrong.

>There are re-release of ps2 games and remasters of some ps3 games
I know you're a fan Yakuza so you got a decent deal, but there are plenty of games that I and many others would've loved the chance to play on their PS3 consoles. I'm not defending Nintendo in any way, They can be shitheads too. But Nintendo is it's own thing with its own games, while Sony and XboX are competing against each other, and next gen the XboX SeX is backwards compatible while the PS5 is not. Phil Spencer spent the early stages of the XboX SeX announcements trying to make sure all the potential customers knew that those days ant consumer practices are behind them, and I think he meant it.

Besides, Microsoft isn't pushing towards digital only, It's just the way things are now. They've been this way for a long time with the PC, and with the internet getting better and everything, Digital is an inevitability. Cant blame Microsoft for it.

Yeah, you bet your ass I'm salty about my games getting censored, and as far as I can tell they are only getting lewder on the switch and XboX SeX. Not to mention Steam pretty much is the best platform for Hentai Games and Visual Novels. I'm not upset trust me. Long gone are the days when I had to order these games all the way from Japan. Even games like Taimanin Asagi are coming to Steam, its absolutely mind blowing how quickly Steam embraced the lewdness. And if it was going to happen more and more, Companies like Compile Heart and others like would've never announced any of their games on XboX SeX and Switch. Things are only going to get lewder and im static for it.

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