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Old 01-29-2018, 04:52 PM   #9
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Zero chance Microsoft buys EA and continues publishing its titles for PS4. It would be part of an exclusive strategy to carve out market share for Xbox, not because they need EA's profits. Repeat, zero chance.

That said, I doubt MS buys EA. But I've heard crazier rumors, you never know.
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:57 PM   #10
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Any chance of them only producing games for Xbox if they do this?
seems unlikely considering how hard they're pushing the whole play anywhere thing.
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:59 PM   #11
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I think some of you guys are thinking to small, EA makes a lot of games outside of their sports branch, now with Microsoft already being the weaker console when it comes to exclusives it would make a lot of sense to me that they would make all EA games only exclusive to the xbox one console and future Microsoft consoles.


Just think of the many titles that EA makes and all or them being exclusive to one console that's a huge deal.
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:08 PM   #12
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I had a 360 that ended up dying so instead of buying a new 360 I bought a ps3 because of the show. I wouldn't ditch a working system for just one game
I don’t think many people would ditch a working system. But if the rumors are true, we’re only 2-3 years away from next gen. A next gen Xbox with Madden/FIFA/Battlefield exclusives would be positioned pretty well for the next round.
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:10 PM   #13
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Any chance of them only producing games for Xbox if they do this?
I wouldn't think so but it's hard to say. On one hand they'd hand themselves a bunch exclusives but at the same time they'd be taking away the opportunity to double dip and sell games on both consoles and to the entire market. Just speaking to Madden specifically I'd think the NFL would have a say and wouldn't want to cut their potential consumer base so significantly by making Madden an Xbox exclusive. If this were to happen I'd envision something more along the lines of console exclusive bonuses where Xbox users get access to things like DLC and beta's first and/or exclusively.
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:20 PM   #14
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If Microsoft bought EA, that would be a death nail to all rival console makers if they made it Microsoft exclusive. EA makes a hell of a lot of games other then sports games.
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:33 PM   #15
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I would think a Microsoft-owned EA would go Xbox exclusive.

Edit: How many people bought a PS4 just for The Show? Madden is bigger and more popular than The Show. It would be huge for Xbox to essentially own football gaming.
If i recall correctly, that would give playstation the motive to make their own nfl game. If it is produced by sony itself the exclusivity does not apply.
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:04 PM   #16
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If i recall correctly, that would give playstation the motive to make their own nfl game. If it is produced by sony itself the exclusivity does not apply.
I am pretty sure that is the baseball license ruling.

MS could bring back HH baseball if they wanted to.
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