QUOTE(manix5 @ Nov 23 2019, 07:00 PM)
Oh my, that's alot to counter haha, it seem your take on PlayStation leadership is different.
You are right, people leaving because something is happening within management. But it is good thing rather than bad things as you are believing. Some will make smart decision n get promoted.
The sales, 1st party direction, 3rd party deals and much more indicates something right?
I'm not sure how well u know regarding ps3 and xbox360 gen history, beginning of the gen, xbox has the lead and they control all deals. Publishers will go for the money. Remember gta4 dlc? Well it's all what started.
Now PlayStation taking that crown, and of course they will play the best to get all people on PlayStation, that is why they didn't let crossplay. This is business decision and Ms will do (have done) the same if they are the leaders.
This is not understandable to gamers, so Sony will be evil because not open up, gamers just want everything, they doesnt care why Sony took that stand. If things getting worse, then Sony will change stand because why? Well business decisions again.
Deep down all developer knows that crossplay is just to make the game alive longer with better lobby matching.
Digital purchases will make big impact next gen, Ms understand that, that is why they going for subscription mode, and offered 1 usd upgrade to game pass, who have live gets free max 3 years free game pass, in time to next gen.
I have interesting take on gamepass after subscribed for 2 years. Will write up after dinner
Playing field for both PS vs Xbox gonna be a lot different next gen anyway, because of the number of game dev they bought, sure not all is as gold as Xbox, but with the right management, time and budget I'm sure both sides can deliver great games. I think im the end it will just be which games will have the most exclusives for gamers. Features and what not hard to say atm. Game streaming, game sub, vr and other stuff could be a deciding factor as well.
Also I don't think Xbox will make the same mistake as last time. So the gap might not be as wide for next gen. Here in Malaysia and also other Asia region, most likely PS will still be the number one choice. Just look at Japan for Xbox, dead market there.
Regarding crossplay actually it impacted a lot of players who uses different platform wanting to play with their friends. Also those who play on PC and also Nintendo. That's why at some point Microsoft and Nintendo team up making a video about how Minecraft is crossplatform for both Switch and Xbox One. That actually boosted a bit of sale and Playstation had to respond for it. After a whole they actually allow Fortnite and some other game for crossplay.
If you ask me la, even Playstation have to get the crossplay right next gen if not there will be bad press in the community. Xbox having backwards compatibility also made Sony push for backwards compatibility next gen. So in the end a healthy competition made all this decisions happening.
I relax je if next gen has a lot of exclusive I want to play, i'll just buy that console to play. I still game on my PC and Nintendo as well because best of everything man.