Xbox and PlayStation Exclusive Games
There have been a lot of talk about Xbox and PlayStation exclusive games. This article will look at Sony’s push for PlayStation exclusives, Microsoft’s online-only gameplay plan, and the recent acquisition of Activision Blizzard. We will also discuss Forza Horizon 5. Hopefully, this article will shed some light on the matter. For now, however, we will stick to our original focus: videogames.
Sony’s push for PlayStation exclusives
Sony has made it a point of targeting PC gamers in a unique way. The Xbox allows game developers to distribute their games anywhere. PlayStation gamers can only use the console to play them. Sony has heeded Microsoft’s lead in this regard by establishing a PlayStation PC label and releasing games on the PC alongside PS5.
The PlayStation also recently bought Nixxes Software, a PC gaming studio whose portfolio included PC versions of Square Enix properties such as Thief and Hitman. This acquisition is a clear indication of the company’s desire for more exclusive titles for PlayStation. The company is also investing in PlayStation Now and PC gaming in order to complement PS5 sales. This strategy is ultimately working. So, is the PlayStation push to make PlayStation exclusives a good move?
If Sony’s push for PlayStation exclusives continues, it may be a good idea to consider porting these games to PC. Uncharted 4 will be released this year, and God of War will be available on PC in 2022. Additionally, Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard could make games for PlayStation exclusives more accessible for PC users. The PlayStation is the best place for gamers to play games, but PC games are becoming more valuable.
To make this happen, Sony has created a new division called ‘PlayStation PC LLC’ that will be responsible for publishing PlayStation games for PCs. PlayStation Mobile LLC published PlayStation games for PC in April. To handle this task, a new division was created – PlayStation PC LLC. The name changed from PlayStation Mobile LLC to PlayStation PC LLC and all Sony games on Steam are listed as being published by PlayStation PC LLC.
Xbox’s online-only gaming plan
Microsoft’s Xbox Live has a variety of benefits, including exclusive access to a unified “Friends List” across all of the company’s titles and online multiplayer games. Additionally, Xbox Live subscribers receive early access to betas and special offers. The service also offers video-kinect compatibility, which is particularly beneficial for online multiplayer games. Xbox subscribers are also given storage space on Xbox servers for their purchased games.
The Xbox’s online-only gameplay plans for exclusive games aren’t new, but it’s unclear if Microsoft’s plan will actually lead to the creation of exclusive titles. The biggest question is how a future Activision and Blizzard title will impact Xbox’s sales. Microsoft has yet to respond to those questions, but recent tweets suggest that it has no plans to cut games from PlayStation or Xbox games.
Halo is a classic example of Xbox 360’s success. Halo was the first game in the renowned first-person shooter series and developed by the Chicago studio Bungie. Microsoft commissioned Bungie to develop the game, which subsequently spawned the ‘Halo’ series. Since its release, Xbox 360 sales have increased dramatically, and Halo’s success has made the console synonymous with online multiplayer.
Activision’s purchase of Xbox could make it easier for gamers to play games on the Xbox. The deal could give Microsoft a massive edge over competitors, especially in the exclusives market. With a Game Pass subscription, players can access dozens of new Xbox games from a single platform, and it’s even possible that the Xbox could bring back Guitar Hero, which has been around since the mid-1990s.
Sony’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard
Microsoft’s acquisition Activision Blizzrd may mean that exclusive Xbox and PlayStation games will be a thing of the passé. The new company will likely offer all its IPs to Microsoft’s Game Pass service. Activision Blizzard may also be included in the new company. Diablo, Overwatch, and Call Of Duty are likely to be included. The PlayStation and Xbox platforms are already facing significant competition from Microsoft and the upcoming acquisition could hurt the competition even more.
The PlayStation and Xbox exclusive games could be a thing of the past, but there is a chance that Activision games could still come to the PlayStation. Overwatch and Call of Duty are popular games on PlayStation and Xbox, so the consoles are likely to receive their respective games. Microsoft also has a high enough profit margin to develop Xbox-exclusive games. But, it could take a while before the consoles are made exclusive.
Sony shares plunged almost 13% in Tokyo after Microsoft announced its plans for Activision acquisition. The stock of Sony Group also dropped 5% in the U.S. following the announcement. Sony shareholders likely fear a growing rivalry with Microsoft and fear that Activision Blizzard will pull popular games from Sony’s PlayStation platform. The company still has time to make a move, even if the deal is not finalized.
Piers Harding-Rolls from Ampere Analysis says that the move could hurt the PlayStation’s licensing revenues. While Microsoft’s move could sway investors’ decisions, Sony may be better positioned to compete with Microsoft in the gaming industry. Sony should still make this acquisition. In particular, it is crucial that Sony keeps its focus on exclusive content.
Forza Horizon 5
Although there are no plans to port “Forza Horizon 5” to PC, it will most likely be available exclusively on Xbox and PlayStation. Xbox gamers have always been envious of Playstation titles. The latest title is a fusion of simulation and open world racing. Xbox gamers will be delighted to find a game that delivers all they have come to expect from the series. Forza Horizon 5 is expected to be a popular game, with more than 4.5 million players in the first few hours of launch.
The game is available on multiple platforms but it has received positive critical reviews. Before its launch, “Forza Horizon 5” has received high scores from major game critics and users. The game has a Metacritic score of 92, and gamers have praised its graphics, gameplay, and open world challenges. Although there is some discussion about the game’s low popularity among Xbox users, it seems like it is poised to change.
Despite Forza Horizon 5’s positive reviews it is unlikely that it will be released on PlayStation consoles. Microsoft tends to avoid releasing games on rival platforms. Halo Infinite and Gears 6 are unlikely to be released on PS platforms. It’s a great way for Forza to expand its reach. The game’s incompatibility with the PS4 may be a positive sign for Xbox gamers.
Forza Horizon 5 will take place in a Mexican open-world, so players can explore new features and modes as they play the game. The game will have a new open world, new cars and new modes. Playground Games will use this to further expand their franchise, which they launched in 2015.
The Xbox and PlayStation will no longer be competing for the exclusive Halo franchise with the release of Halo Infinite on December 8. The fourth entry in the popular series will be available exclusively on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. This may disappoint PlayStation gamers, but it is not surprising, considering that Xbox has been making waves within the gaming community with Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Xbox Game Pass.
Although there are some production issues and the gameplay reveal wasn’t very positive, Halo Infinite still manages to win over critics and long-time fans with its open world, robust multiplayer mode, and dozens of rewards. Halo fans are excited to give the game a try. But before we can be sure that Halo Infinite is the best game of its generation, we should take a look at some of its flaws.
While the Halo series was previously exclusively a Microsoft franchise, the studio behind the series, Bungie, has decided to keep the rights for the Destiny franchise. This means that the game will have a higher chance of becoming an Xbox or PlayStation exclusive. This is great news for both consoles and gamers should be excited about the game. And with the new addition of multiplayer capabilities, Halo Infinite should be even better than its predecessors.
The Xbox One’s game lineup included Forza Horizon 5, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Halo Infinite. Those are some of the big games that were announced during the Xbox 2021 launch. There are also a variety of smaller-scale games that help keep the Xbox library varied. What does the Xbox 2021 lineup have in store for gamers? What will be the next Xbox exclusive title?