Okay so before I start I just want to point out that I don't wish to condone any kind of system war argument within this topic,thank you.
I can understand the issue thats currently at hand now with PS/PC owners up in flames over Rise of the Tomb Raider being a X1 timed exclusive, but here's my issue on it, and I want to hear you're thoughts.
When Demon souls was released back in 2009 it was a PS3 exclusive, and grabbed the attention of millions, and soon had a decent size fanbase behind it. Years later Dark souls was released on PS3, PC and xbox 360 and it claimed to be a "spiritual successor" to the cult classic. However as soon as people got their hands on it, they soon realised that it was essentially just a sequel, and so the term "soul game" had been created, inorder to establish a series of games developed by "From Software" that pretty much played the same.
And plenty of people knew that the only reason Dark souls wasn't called "Demon Souls 2" was because Sony owned the rights to the ip "Demon Souls" and therefore had it be named "Demon Souls 2" there's no way there would of been a PC/xbox 360 release.
Naturally a fanbase for the series was then established on both the PC and Xbox 360 now aswell as the original PS3 fans. and earlier this year we where treated with another Dark souls game "Dark Souls 2" which was also on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. So by now, as you can imagine there is a decent size fanbase for these "Soul games" on Xbox 360 and PC!
Then a few months later, leaks started spreading all over the internet on a "new souls game" and everyone started getting really excited, myself included! there was gameplay and even a name "Bloodborne" and it looked like a truly next gen Souls game, that thrilled heaps of fans!..........Until it was announced as a PS4 exclusive. Which essentially spat on the faces of those pre-established fans on the Xbox/PC that now had to lay in the dirt...And unlike "Rise Of The Tomb Raider" which is only a timed exclusive, meaning that PS4/PC owners will eventually get to play it, Xbox/PC owners will NEVER be able to play the next Soul game....because its a permanent exclusive.
To me thats more of a dick move by Sony, than what MS did with Tomb raider.
Now whilst you could argue that "Bloodborne" is a new IP, and you would be correct in doing so. Fans of the Soul games can clearer see with their bare eyes, that whilst technically it is a new IP...the gameplay, the look, the feel and the structure of what we've seen from BloodBorne, essentially is a sequel to the Dark souls franchise, as Dark Souls was a sequel to Demon Souls.
So in actual reality PS fans, shouldn't really be bitching and complaining about Tomb Raider, when Sony has blatantly done worse. But seeing its only xbox and PC fans getting screwed over, it suddenly becomes OK? Thats what I dont understand......I mean...where was the uproar for that turn of events?
And forget Sony, MS and PC. What about nintendo? seriously the first few Crystal dynamic Tomb Raider games made releases on the Wii, which set up a fanbase there. So why did they made the 2013 Tomb Raider on EVERYTHING but the Wii-U. Nintendo owners got majorly fucked up.
So again...In actual reality, it wasn't PS4 owners that "GOT SCREWED OVER"......It was literally every other gamer on the planet that did.
Thoughts? sorry for making this sound like a blog.