If you had to choose one, would you choose your exclusive or multiplatform library?

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Posted by jahnee (3650 posts) 28 days, 12 hours ago

Poll: If you had to choose one, would you choose your exclusive or multiplatform library? (74 votes)

Exclusive 42%
Multi Platform 47%
Phil Spencer 4%
Kaz Hirai 7%

If the game is available on pc the game does not count as exclusive but as multiplatform. I would choose multiplatform since the sheer amount of titles are more varied and have more titles to choose from per genre.

Ofcourse if you chose Spencer or Kaz you got to post a gif of them

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#1 Posted by xantufrog (8327 posts) -

What if the game is ONLY available on PC? Because that's the library that I suppose I'd choose. Of course, you're trying to push an angle here, but my real choice wouldn't be based on either platforms or exclusivity, but simply compiling the best set of games I have up to whatever the allowable number is

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#2 Posted by Basinboy (13263 posts) -

Everything becomes multiplatform eventually; emulation does wonders.

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#4 Edited by jahnee (3650 posts) -

@xantufrog: I see your predicament, and PC exclusive falls under exclusive ofcourse. Multiplatform games are less celebrated somehow, and I want to find and narrow down the cause of this phenomena by doing some research on the matter.

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#5 Edited by jahnee (3650 posts) -

@metalboi: yes brand exclusivity counts as exclusive too.

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#6 Posted by jahnee (3650 posts) -

@Basinboy: Without the inclusion of emulation, but creative answer.

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#7 Posted by gago-gago (12026 posts) -

There are more quality multiplats that releases more often than exclusives.

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#8 Posted by Monkey_Seeker (47 posts) -

I chose multi-platform simply because it would be my biggest library of games.

I don't really like the fact that exclusives are a thing anyway. I get why the platform holders like Sony & Nintendo like them, I've never understood why gamers themselves like them though. I get no satisfaction whatsoever from the fact that someone who may have a different system to me can't play a game I can and don't understand why some people do.

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#10 Posted by with_teeth26 (8397 posts) -

thats a really tough one.

My favorite games are a mix of multi-plats and exclusives. however, the games I have put the most hours into are PC Exclusives. I think, looking back, i'd take the PC exclusive library over the multi-plat library.

looking forward, I'd take the multi-plat library over the exclusive one.

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#11 Posted by jahnee (3650 posts) -

@monkey_seeker: Nicely said I agree completely, though a few exclusives and the so called console mascottes do add some flavour and perhaps unique game experiences. While the Playstation and Xbox have a similar controller schemes, Nintendo's controls have been different.

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#12 Posted by nintendoboy16 (33972 posts) -

@Basinboy said:

Everything becomes multiplatform eventually; emulation does wonders.

Okay, it was bad enough when scatteh made that cheap cop out.

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#13 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (14984 posts) -

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#14 Posted by Sam3231 (1934 posts) -

As an Xbox player, lets face it all I play is mostly multiplat.

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#15 Posted by sakaiXx (2365 posts) -

Kaz hirai baby

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#16 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (23011 posts) -

There's not one flight sim I like on consoles. So....exclusives. PC exclusives.

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#17 Posted by Sam3231 (1934 posts) -

I didn't really vote spencer but in the spirit of gifs

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#18 Edited by JasonOfA36 (719 posts) -

Both.

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#19 Posted by GarGx1 (9563 posts) -

Not entirely sure but seeing as most of my favourite games are PC exclusives then I guess I'll go with exclusives.

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#20 Posted by Pedro (28464 posts) -

Most of the games I play are multiplatform because most of the games made are also multiplatform.

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#21 Posted by storm_of_swords (1861 posts) -

I got to have my Nintendo games so I would choose exclusives.

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#22 Edited by storm_of_swords (1861 posts) -

@monkey_seeker said:

I don't really like the fact that exclusives are a thing anyway. I get why the platform holders like Sony & Nintendo like them, I've never understood why gamers themselves like them though. I get no satisfaction whatsoever from the fact that someone who may have a different system to me can't play a game I can and don't understand why some people do.

Exclusives help to give a console a unique identity and character. I like having multiple consoles that each have a different flavor of games that define it rather than having multiple consoles that are practically twins and therefore redundant and boring.

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#23 Posted by cainetao11 (32961 posts) -

I'd choose Xbox. I don't give a shit who can play what on what. I CHOOSE to play with my friends on Xbox and God bless the United States

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#24 Posted by appariti0n (2176 posts) -

I would choose multi-plats, as obviously there are way more of them than exclusives. I couldn’t care less what my friends play. May Satan bless Canada.

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#25 Posted by JoshRMeyer (8671 posts) -

The most memorable games I've played in my life have been exclusives. The games I'm looking forward to the most are exclusives.

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#26 Posted by I_P_Daily (6480 posts) -

@joshrmeyer said:

The most memorable games I've played in my life have been exclusives. The games I'm looking forward to the most are exclusives.

Really which ones on both counts

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#27 Edited by Pedro (28464 posts) -

@monkey_seeker said:

I chose multi-platform simply because it would be my biggest library of games.

I don't really like the fact that exclusives are a thing anyway. I get why the platform holders like Sony & Nintendo like them, I've never understood why gamers themselves like them though. I get no satisfaction whatsoever from the fact that someone who may have a different system to me can't play a game I can and don't understand why some people do.

Because gaming has enough losers who get a strange sense of pride from exclusives.

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#28 Posted by DaVillain- (27292 posts) -

@i_p_daily said:
@joshrmeyer said:

The most memorable games I've played in my life have been exclusives. The games I'm looking forward to the most are exclusives.

Really which ones on both counts

I agree with Josh here. I been playing exclusive games for so long, there are also exclusive games I'm looking forward to playing later on.

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#29 Posted by Gamerno6666 (5111 posts) -

Is the game available on PC?

Yeah I choose this option.

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#30 Posted by enzyme36 (3158 posts) -

Capcom, BGS, From, and all Indies .... I could do alright with only multi-plats. Id miss the exclusives, but Id hate to be cut off from these games.

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#31 Posted by ConanTheStoner (17346 posts) -

Multiplats for sure. Only way I'd choose exclusives is if I was a Switch-only owner.

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#32 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (11158 posts) -

Luckily us PS4 users don't have to choose as we have access to every multiplat + the highest quality exclusives in the industry. That's why PS4 is the runaway market leader this gen.

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#33 Posted by I_P_Daily (6480 posts) -

@davillain- said:
@i_p_daily said:
@joshrmeyer said:

The most memorable games I've played in my life have been exclusives. The games I'm looking forward to the most are exclusives.

Really which ones on both counts

I agree with Josh here. I been playing exclusive games for so long, there are also exclusive games I'm looking forward to playing later on.

So in other words if you listed a top 10 memorable games of all time there would not be 1 single multiplat in there???

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#34 Edited by JoshRMeyer (8671 posts) -

@i_p_daily: I can't think of one... Most of my memorable games were from Nintendo though.

Actually there's one but it shouldn't count: StarCraft... It was PC and N64.

Oh that's right, if it's on PC it still counts lol... StarCraft is a N64 exclusive y'all!

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#35 Posted by JoshRMeyer (8671 posts) -

@Pedro: It's not pride. Exclusives just generally seem to be more polished, take advantage of the hardware to the max, and just score high... Not all but most.

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#36 Posted by jdc6305 (4757 posts) -

Exclusives all the way. I don't care about EA Activision Ubisoft or WB.

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#37 Posted by I_P_Daily (6480 posts) -

@joshrmeyer said:

@i_p_daily: I can't think of one... Most of my memorable games were from Nintendo though.

Actually there's one but it shouldn't count: StarCraft... It was PC and N64.

Oh that's right, if it's on PC it still counts lol... StarCraft is a N64 exclusive y'all!

Ok.

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#38 Posted by henrythefifth (802 posts) -

On consoles I would prolly go with exclusives library.

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#39 Posted by Planeforger (17389 posts) -

I could easily live with my PC, Switch and 3DS exclusives. I might also play a couple of PS4 exclusives.

I'd lose a few multiplayer here and there, but I think I would still end up on top.

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#40 Posted by CTR360 (8483 posts) -

exclucives like god of war uncharted 4 horizon zero dawn

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#41 Posted by stuff238 (2508 posts) -

PlayStation 4 LYFE!

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#42 Posted by TryIt (1945 posts) -

I dont think most PC gamers really even think in the context of 'exclusives' I know I dont. that never even crosses my mind

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#43 Posted by Kruugh (79 posts) -

@tryit said:

I dont think most PC gamers really even think in the context of 'exclusives' I know I dont. that never even crosses my mind

true....i only think 'games' .

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#44 Posted by pyro1245 (3361 posts) -

I mostly play PC games so I guess multi-platform, since it seems like even games which are only available on PC still count as multi-plat according to your criteria.

There have been maybe 5 console exclusives in the past decade that I would have been sad to miss.

To me exclusives are just a shit tactic by console manufactures to get you to buy into their hardware trap. I just think of my games as, well... games.

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#45 Posted by shellcase86 (3497 posts) -

MultiPlat, for sure. The exclusives matter, but there needs to be healthy 3rd party support. Sony has stuck to this formula very well throughout the years.

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#46 Posted by Ghosts4ever (5395 posts) -

Multiplats because most first party exclusive suck today and are too overrated.

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#47 Posted by Boycie (1401 posts) -

@tryit said:

I dont think most gamers really even think in the context of 'exclusives' I know I dont. that never even crosses my mind

fixed

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#48 Posted by Valgaav_219 (1317 posts) -

Exclusives. They're the main reason that 2017 was such a huge year for gaming tbh

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#49 Posted by jahnee (3650 posts) -

so 51% thinks Xbox has games. There will be order in this council :p

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#50 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (9315 posts) -

Exclusives, easily. If I only had multiplats, I wouldn't be able to play EU4 or CK2.