Titanfall has ruined future exclusives

#11SuigintouEVPosted 3/16/2014 11:28:02 PM
xacebop posted...
This game goes to show what companies are willing to do in the shortgame. Make a few million dollars prior to release to lose a ton of money in the long run.


Tales of Vesperia proved this a whole generation ago.....
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#12xacebop(Topic Creator)Posted 3/16/2014 11:31:04 PM
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#13TigercmlPosted 3/16/2014 11:32:35 PM
CapwnD posted...
Tigercml posted...
You do know that Sony owns a s*** load of developers right? Sony will always have exclusives. Whether or not you like those games is irrelevant. Sony always has and always will have the most exclusives. Anyone who says otherwise is only fooling themselves.

That's nice dear but there were still more exclusive games on the Xbox 360 last gen than there were on PS3. Unless that changed in the past six months or so, which is fair considering Sony did have a few more lately in their 7th year, as MS is already in their 8th year. I would hope Sony is still catching up.


LOL. No more drugs for this man.
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#14alexismynamexxPosted 3/16/2014 11:38:03 PM
Tigercml posted...
CapwnD posted...
Tigercml posted...
You do know that Sony owns a s*** load of developers right? Sony will always have exclusives. Whether or not you like those games is irrelevant. Sony always has and always will have the most exclusives. Anyone who says otherwise is only fooling themselves.

That's nice dear but there were still more exclusive games on the Xbox 360 last gen than there were on PS3. Unless that changed in the past six months or so, which is fair considering Sony did have a few more lately in their 7th year, as MS is already in their 8th year. I would hope Sony is still catching up.


LOL. No more drugs for this man.


What's up kid? Couldn't figure out how to use Google to search for facts so resort to insults instead?
#15Sevi_neyPosted 3/16/2014 11:42:43 PM
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#16CapwnDPosted 3/16/2014 11:44:19 PM
alexismynamexx posted...
Tigercml posted...
LOL. No more drugs for this man.


What's up kid? Couldn't figure out how to use Google to search for facts so resort to insults instead?

He doesn't know how to use the three seashells!
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#17rgwPosted 3/16/2014 11:45:47 PM
You can't put the milk back in the cow. EA wanted to mitigate their risk with a new IP and a ballsy decision to go multiplayer online. First, it fit into Microsoft's timeline because they had no Halo, Allen Wake, etc slated for at or around launch. So Microsoft was likely very keen on ponying up for exclusive rights. Second, XBL is the premier console online gaming service. EA knew the inherent risk of multiplayer only needed some service level security. Microsoft likes online play because it is a competitive advantage of their console.

It is kinda absurd to use revisionist history and say "oh they should have went multi platform." How would titanfall been received without television ads mostly fronted by Microsoft since late October 2013?
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#18CapwnDPosted 3/16/2014 11:47:05 PM
rgw posted...
You can't put the milk back in the cow.

I have nipples Greg, can you un-milk me?
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#19SorbetowulfPosted 3/16/2014 11:54:38 PM(edited)
xacebop posted...
Sorbetowulf posted...
xacebop posted...
This game goes to show what companies are willing to do in the shortgame. Make a few million dollars prior to release to lose a ton of money in the long run.

EA has confirmed this decision was a mistake.

Amount of money from Microsoft exclusive < overall profit if it wasnt.

Thanks to this muckup, exclusives on both sides are less likely to happen because profits from a GOOD multiplat will always supercede an exclusivity contract.

So thank you Titanfall, for showing corpetations the way and allowing EVERYONE to enjoy games while big studios still rake in cash


You mean a self-proclaimed industry insider named Pete Dodd, atFamousMortimer, has said that EA has confirmed this decision was a mistake.

Everyone is acting like sales are the be all and end all of what constitutes profits for a video game. Because the fact that Microsoft has pretty much funded any and all advertising pitching an exclusive Titanfall kind of superSedes a lot of the profits EA would have made multiplatting this game.

The only notable thing this dude has done so far was start a mini campaign on NeoGAF that helped start the movement regarding DRM. He hasn't really broken news, and frankly, I can't see anyone at a level in EA that would be privy to such information telling a glorified blogger that EA is regretting a decision that would quickly see advertising dollars cut. That would poison future dealings not only with Microsoft, but every other console manufacturer as well. Biting the hand that feeds is terrible for business.

Guarantee EA issues a statement in the following couple of weeks refuting this claim by Pete Dodd.


You're an idiot. Less sales equals more profit? Go to college


Less sales absolutely means more profit when you're also expected to pay MILLIONS for advertising, which has clearly happened here. Checked out the national television advertising for this game? Know how much a thirty second advertisement during a nationally aired show is? Not to mention that this game is being hosted on MS servers, using MS manpower. Know how much server setup and maintenance costs? Know who didn't have to lift a finger to fix login problems on launch day? Know who is likely funding DLC development?

Go to college. Also, on the topic, you should probably put proper punctuation at the end of a sentence when you beseech someone to go to college.
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#20rgwPosted 3/16/2014 11:54:07 PM
Microsoft likely invested a lot into the success of titanfall. They created buzz and excitement for the game that just wouldn't have existed without Microsoft's money.

This report is idiotic. I'm sure EA would like all the potential revenue streams out there but the fact they have a huge demand they are walled off from obtaining is in no small part due to Microsoft hyping the product as their early lifecycle centerpiece.
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