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PlayStation fans will still need to buy a PC or Xbox. Microsoft bought Bethesda precisely to create exclusives

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We learned from the Xbox blog the other day that Microsoft will definitely make some of Bethesda’s upcoming games Xbox and PC exclusives. Prior to this, statements on this matter were vague.

Now, the head of the Xbox, Phil Spencer (Phil Spencer) in another interview tilted to a more extended comment. And for PlayStation owners who only play on their consoles, Spencer’s announcement is unlikely to please.

I will try to be as clear as possible because I think this is fair. Obviously, I can’t sit here and say that every Bethesda game is exclusive, because we know that’s not true. There are contractual obligations that we are going to fulfill, as we always do in each of these cases. We have games that exist on other platforms and we are going to support those games on the platforms they are installed on. There are communities of players. We love these communities and will continue to invest in them. And even in the future, there may be things that either have contractual obligations or inherit multi-platform functionality.

But, if you are an Xbox customer, I want you to know that this is about bringing you great exclusive games that ship on platforms where Game Pass exists, and that’s our goal. This is why we do it. This is the root of this partnership that we are building, and the creative opportunities we can bring to the marketplace for our Xbox customers will be the best ever after we finish here.

So, Spencer’s new answer is significantly different from what we heard immediately after the announcement of the deal, when he said that the company has no goal of taking games away from gamers on other platforms. Now we see that this was about the main goal. Yes, the head of the Xbox left himself room for maneuver and did not clarify the situation 100%, but he could not have done it. In the end, so far everything looks like at least a lot of future Bethesda games will become exclusives, if not most of them. Let’s clarify: PC and Xbox exclusives, as well as the Game Pass service, which is present both there and there. That is, the games simply will not be released on the PlayStation and Nintendo.

Given that Bethesda Softworks owns such highly popular franchises as The Elder Scrolls and Fallout, as well as Starfield, DOOM, Quake, Dishonored, Prey, Wolfenstein and many more, it looks like a deal alone could bring back the glory days of the true Sony-Microsoft standoff. based on exclusives. However, in the case of the second company, exclusives will also be released on PCs, so the situation is still somewhat different.

Thus, in the future, PlayStation fans who are used to playing only on Sony consoles will not hurt to acquire either a PC or a competitor’s console. Considering that all new Bethesda games will be released immediately on Game Pass, they will be able to play with minimal financial costs.

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Sony is preparing its own launcher for PC games? PlayStation PC Launcher reference found in Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered

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Sony has made it as easy as possible for PC games to enter the market by making them available on Steam and the Epic Games Store. However, perhaps in the future it will have a layer launcher.

Sony is preparing its own launcher for PC games?  PlayStation PC Launcher reference found in Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered

A link to the PlayStation PC Launcher was found in the files of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, which was released on PC just the other day. Now the link does not lead anywhere, but at least it is there, as is the name of the launcher. In addition, references to PSNAccountLinked and PSNLinkingEntitlements were also found there, which may hint that in the future PlayStation games on PC will require a PSN account. Besides, such rumors have been circulating for a long time.

Given that Ubisoft, Rockstar and Activision Blizzard have their own launchers, it’s possible that Sony wants to join them. At the same time, the presence of a launcher does not mean that games will not be available on third-party platforms.

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Microsoft admits: Sony PlayStation 4 sold much better than Xbox One

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Microsoft has finally admitted that sales of Xbox One consoles were significantly lower than those of a competitor.

Microsoft admits: Sony PlayStation 4 sold much better than Xbox One

At one time, Microsoft stopped sharing data on the number of consoles sold, and we could only be guided by third-party sources. Now the company also did not disclose how many Xbox One in all its versions were sold during the life of the console, but admitted that the PlayStation 4 was more successful.

Sony has surpassed Microsoft in terms of console sales and installed base, selling more than twice as much as the last generation Xbox.

Given that the PS4 sold over 117 million units, the Xbox One sold less than 58.5 million. This is in good agreement with the calculations of various sources, which spoke of 51 million Xbox One.

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The famous PlayStation exclusive came to PC with excellent ratings. This is the second most popular project after God of War

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The famous PlayStation exclusive came to PC with excellent ratings

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered was released on PC on August 12th and received a Metacritic score of 87 out of 100. The original game for the PlayStation 4 scored the same amount at one time.

The famous PlayStation exclusive came to PC with excellent ratings.  This is the second most popular project after God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered hit 65,000 concurrent players on Steam in its opening weekend, falling short of God of War’s record of nearly 75,000 players. By comparison, Horizon Zero Dawn, the first major PlayStation title to hit Steam, drew 56,557 people at the same time.

The PC version of Marvel’s Spider-Man was perfectly ported by Nixxes Software, which Sony Interactive Entertainment acquired last year. She already has over 9,000 reviews on Steam, 96% of which are positive.

Sony’s new PC strategy is clearly generating good returns for the company. Earlier this year, the company said it had sold 33 million units of its Marvel’s Spider-Man series to date, a number expected to continue to rise in the coming months.

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