With MS going 3rd party

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#1 NathanDrakeSwag  Online
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do you think another company will take their place as the 3rd wheel in the console market? And who do you think or want that company to be?

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#3 BluFalconUltra
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If they do I hope they actually make good games that are exclusive.

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#4 npiet1
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No, MS isn't going anywhere they are going 3rd party to try to dominate the market from all angles.

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#5 sakaiXx
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Forza on PS5 damn. Now I dont need to buy them on xbox windows 10 app anymore (eww xbox, gross) yahoo.

I hope madbox guys can pull this off. They are truly underdogs in scene ruled by forbes riches.

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#6 onesiphorus
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Rumors are not facts. What you are saying has yet to be confirmed by both Nintendo and Microsoft.

For now, everything is speculation.

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#7 Ant_17
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@onesiphorus: it's been confirmed thq nordic is publishing the switch version of ori.

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#8  Edited By Ten_Pints
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I assume Microsoft are getting ready to exit the hardware market.

You have to have considerably better and cheaper hardware to compete with no exclusives.

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#9 PC_Rocks
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People like to forget that MS were never interested in Xbox as a hardware. All they wanted from Xbox is to serve as a trojan horse for their services/ecosystem in the living room. They even pitched Sony to use their OS for PS2 and only fater Sony's refusal made Xbox. They don't care about your definition of exclusives or who will going to buy the next Xbox hardware, if they can brought other people to their ecosystem while cuttng down the hardware costs I think they will gladly do it and that's what they are doing now by bringing GP or xCloud etc. to Switch.

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#10 RR360DD
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But they're still coming out with next gen consoles that'll no doubt be superiorly built than the competition (just like the X)

It's too bad Sony is just being Sony and not allowing Gamepass, EA access etc etc. on Playstation. Cows' days are numbered

LOL

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#11 EG101
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MS is about to launch a Next Gen console.

TC is without a doubt incorrect about his assessment.

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#12 DaVillain-  Moderator  Online
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As long as it's not Nintendo going 3rd party, I'm all good :)

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#13 MonsieurX
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They are?

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#14 speedfreak48t5p  Online
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Go home Tc, you're drunk.

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#16  Edited By lundy86_4
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^^ The new alt has to do the rounds with all Xbox threads lol.

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#17 robert_sparkes
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If anyone can then maybe amazon can.

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#18 Raining51
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Yes this is amazing... I think the next MS could be the PS2/NES levels with this behind them.

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#19 CrashNBurn281
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Rather weird of them to go third party when they have two Next Gen consoles in development.

Its whatever to me, but deliberately misconstrued statements about their platform strategy are laughable.

On a side note, if Gamepass came to PlayStation I would possibly subscribe if there were enough games that interested me.

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#20  Edited By StormyJoe
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This reminds me of the days when things like what brand of PC you bought matters, a.k.a. the "IBM PC Compatible" hardware days. MS will probably always make an XBox. But, why would they not want the ability to license the "Xbox ecosystem" to other platforms? Nintendo, for instance, wouldn't have to worry about making an OS for future systems (cost savings) and MS would make money of future Nintendo console sales. Plus, Nintendo could take advantage of Xbox Live. Nintendo could even make games "Nintendo hardware specific", and there would still be a win for Nintendo and MS.

It's the same way with PCs and laptops now - does MS care if you buy a MSI, Lenovo, HP, or Dell laptop? No! They just care that you are running Windows. But, MS also sells "Microsoft Laptops" a.k.a. "Surface Pro".

The big loser would be Sony. Playstation would end up being the new Betamax.

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#21 lamprey263
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Well, offering a streaming service wouldn't necessarily make owning a physical console obsolete as local play is more preferable, but I imagine they have something to gain. Considering many GamePass titles are multiplatform then I don't think all game service games need to be streaming, say if a game like Doom is on XB1 and Switch then I'd hope local play of both would be an option with rights offered through a GamePass subscription. An added benefit is with an expanded subscriber base then I'd hope Game Pass service could have more games available and Gane of higher quality.

Perhaps though any content that would have been exclusive to an MS console going to another system has a benefit of building more recognition for those franchises, like same way when Nintendo was struggling with Wii U and 3DS sales that their mobile games like Pokemon on smartphones didn't hurt Nintendo but helped it and people started buying more Nintendo hardware and games. Same thing kind of seen with Apex Legends, or as someone told me, the release of that caused people to go back and play/buy Titanfall, even EA's stock got bumped up as a result. So, I dunno, maybe indirectly they might have more to gain here.

They are definitely in a position where it seems they're feeling a need to try a new approach.

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I don't really care. I like video games. I play video games. I will still play Halo, Gears, among other games.

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#23  Edited By Daniel_Su123
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@blufalconultra said:

If they do I hope they actually make good games that are exclusive.

Amazon, Google or Apple etc will never make their games exclusive to a plastic box. All these companies including Apple are cross platform and are no longer about hardware exclusives.

The fact that Apple is becoming more cross platform shows already that Console exclusives as a thing is pretty much becoming increasingly obsolete.

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#24 General_Solo76
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@daniel_su123: Amazon, Apple, and Google don’t make gaming hardware to sell to consumers either.

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@RR360DD said:

But they're still coming out with next gen consoles that'll no doubt be superiorly built than the competition (just like the X)

It's too bad Sony is just being Sony and not allowing Gamepass, EA access etc etc. on Playstation. Cows' days are numbered

LOL

Sony has PSnow where Sony fans can play over 700 games on PS4

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#26 Daniel_Su123
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@general_solo76: if the rumors are true and that Google will sell a Game Streaming console to consumers then your point is moot.

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#27 deactivated-5e081d8b4abb0
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Everything should go 3rd party so I can play them all on the best platform...PC.

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#28 sealionact
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@Ant_17: So what does that have to do with MS?

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#29 sealionact
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@NathanDrakeSwag: lol.....any sources for this theory?

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@speedfreak48t5p said:

Go home Tc, you're drunk.

Or maybe not drunk enough?