If you play games on consoles you know what it’s like to see a game you want on the other console but what exactly inspires developers to make a game for only one console wouldn’t kind of be limiting for them in a world where one console is often doing better than the other console isn’t it kind of giving up a lot of business. How much with the hardware companies have to pay to maintain exclusivity and does that even make sense.
Today we learn why do game developers sign exclusivity deals? So short answer developers take a large payday for putting their third party title exclusively on a specific console but the short answer doesn’t really cover it. There’s a lot of factors at play when a company decides to give up a large portion of the business because not everybody buys both consoles not everybody can I’m not a big fan of brand exclusivity but it’s not like I’ve always had the money to have every single console.
Now obviously first party games are exclusive for a very specific reason when a game is developed by an in-house developer well there’s not really that much incentive to put it on the competition’s console that game is a reason to own your console. In halo was quite the boon for Microsoft, it’s sold the original Xbox and Bungee basically had to develop the game exclusively for them because Bungee was a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft. They were first party developer just like Naughty Dog is to Sony and we all know the Uncharted series has been as big a deal for Sony and why Microsoft really wanted Rise of the Tomb Raider as an exclusive on the Xbox one.
No Rise of the Tomb Raider is not a first-party title. Rise of the Tomb Raider was developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix and is the sequel to the widely celebrated Tomb Raider reboot which by the way is a phenomenal game. So it makes perfect sense that Microsoft really wanted to have something that would act as a counterweight for Uncharted 4. Rise of The Tomb Raider is also a great game I don’t know if you’ve played that but frankly it builds on exactly what it should build on but a lot of people missed out on it.
A lot of PlayStation people were very angry that’s where Square Enix would put something that essentially started on the Playstation and remained Playstation franchise for a very long time on a competing console but rise of the Tomb Raider isn’t the only exclusive that Microsoft has secured. A much smaller scale game by the name of cup head is an xbox one exclusive as far as consoles are concerned frankly Cuphead is one of the coolest looking games I’ve seen and I can’t wait to play it.
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