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Old 01-29-2018, 06:58 PM   #25
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Re: Microsoft May Buy EA - What Could This Mean for Sports Games?

Could it possibly end exclusives instead of create more? With MS's partnership with the NFL, and if MS bought EA, they essentially could threaten to make all those EA games an Xbox exclusive if Sony doesnt agree with MS to end exclusivity so all games become available for both systems (or all games made by Sony and MS).

I doubt it, but it is possible. MS buys EA and risks losing half the market by cutting out PS4 customers. Sony risks losing many loyal customers to Xbox because of the new exclusive games. With a deal making all games produced by either company available for both consoles, neither of those risks come into play.

Of course, it probably doesnt happen and I really just want The Show for Xbox anyways so im incredibly biased.
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:00 PM   #26
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Interesting on one article with a rumor will drive up stock cost.

Not even trending on Twitter. lol
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:01 PM   #27
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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.
Plus a new Dragon Age is coming. They may even consider ramping up a new Mass Effect.

And I think FIFA is the big catch here. That opens up Europe for Microsoft in ways they have never been able to come close to doing.
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:03 PM   #28
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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.
I don't think it would kill off Sony, and definitely not Nintendo. But the lack of EA games did kill off the Dreamcast. But Sega was not in near the dominant position Sony is. But it would certainly tilt the playing field.
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:05 PM   #29
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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.
No, you recall incorrectly. EA has a full exclusive deal. 2K was the one that had a partial exclusivity that was used to keep EA from making baseball games, but allowed first party games.
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No, you recall incorrectly. EA has a full exclusive deal. 2K was the one that had a partial exclusivity that was used to keep EA from making baseball games, but allowed first party games.
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If this does ever come true the only positive I can see is if it ends the exclusivity deal.
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This. Literally nothing about this is exciting. Would be an awful deal for gamers and gaming in general. As if EA owning the NFL rights wasn’t already bad enough.

Competition = good
Competition is good, and Sony is walking all over Microsoft. This would deliver a library of exclusive titles that everyone complains that Microsoft lacks.

It would put Microsoft and Sony back to competing with each other again.

Of course, this is when we find out how it was never the exclusive titles that people wanted, just like it wasn't the power of the console they wanted before.

Every single person that poo-pooed the Xbox because off their lack of exclusive titles are why this is even being considered.
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