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SONY: They say that from a development/publication perspective, game development typically involves an early stage that is neutral in relation to the platform, before the game is adapted for one or more specific platforms.

They believe that all games compete for engagement of the player. Players choose their gaming platform based on pricing, technical features, and available game types. The available content is the main factor for the player to choose a platform.

They say that there are few barriers to entry in game development and publishing for PC. That only one developer can create an "indie" game and distribute it online, but creating a high-end AAA game (like Activision's Call of Duty) requires a budget of hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of employees.

They say that apart from Activision there are few developers/publishers capable of producing AAA games, such as EA (FIFA), Take-Two/Rockstar (Grand Theft Auto) and Epic Games (Fortnite). These games tend to be long-running franchises with big budgets, multi-year development cycles and very supportive followers.

Despite all of that, Sony believes that none of these developers could create a franchise to rival Activision's Call of Duty, which stands out as a gaming category on its own. That's why they believe that Call of Duty is so popular that it influences users' choice of console. In fact, their network of loyal users is so ingrained that even if a competitor had the budget to develop a similar product, it would not be able to create a rival.

They talk about the time, money, number of employees, millions of followers, sales and other data points related to Call of Duty to show how it's a very unique franchise that cannot be replaced.

They agree that subscription services compete with games purchased for a one-time fee. But they think that the lowest upfront costs of subscription services could be anti competitive in relation to publishers who recoup the significant investments in games by selling them for an upfront fee. They also think that this could harm consumers by reducing the quality of the games.

They say that over the past five years, Game Pass has grown to capture approximately 60-70% of the global subscription services market (that marketshare is even greater in Brazil, where Game Pass represents approximately 70-80% of the PC subscription services market).

They believe that it would take several years for a competitor – even with substantial investments – to create a rival effective for Game Pass.

Call of Duty represents an important revenue stream for the PlayStation (they provided data but it's redacted), and it is one of SIE's biggest sources of revenue from third parties.

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LOL reading it though... Sony is full of shit.  It's hilarious that they don't consider any other franchises as competition to COD :lawl: 

 

Every other publisher/developer questioned mentioned multiple competitors for Activison's games by other publishers lol...

 

 

Also... like as if Sony isn't scrambling to make their own COD competitor right this moment :Jeff:

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It because money and they never had a good MP FPS of their own. COD leaving PS would hurt them massively. 

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5 minutes ago, JonbX said:

It because money and they never had a good MP FPS of their own. COD leaving PS would hurt them massively. 

The funny thing... is Sony says that COD is irreplaceable... but other developers are like... no, there's very obvious competition to COD.

 

The difference is.... those developers release their games across multiple platforms.........

 

.....nothing is stopping Sony from doing that with their own COD competitor :smugcena: :tom5: 

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Well Sony is a 3rd party now. They for sure will release their MP games as multiplat day one.

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I don't see how MS are going to keep it off the PlayStation consoles (those 100 million PS4 are going to be relevant for a few years yet), or if they would even want to. CoD is the sale machine that it is when it is open for everyone to play, I'm sure MS just want to leverage the profit involved in that, rather than use it as a tool to push console sales. 

 

I think what they may end up doing is actually using it to get gamepass on the PS5 in some form.

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1 minute ago, Cell said:

I don't see how MS are going to keep it off the PlayStation consoles (those 100 million PS4 are going to be relevant for a few years yet), or if they would even want to. CoD is the sale machine that it is when it is open for everyone to play, I'm sure MS just want to leverage the profit involved in that, rather than use it as a tool to push console sales. 

 

I think what they may end up doing is actually using it to get gamepass on the PS5 in some form.

Of course.  MS ain't going to remove COD from Playstation... not any time soon.

 

Gamepass marketing is what they want it for.  They would put it on PS if Sony would let them.. but that's not going to happen.  Maybe they try to use it as leverage... but I doubt it.  It looks better for their own platforms to have people everywhere else spending $70 on it, while people on theirs can simply subscribe to GP.

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LOL, MS needs CoD because nothing else makes them any money.

 

Yet it hasn't remotely moved the needle on Gamepass subscriptions.

 

Lemmings already said that GamePass was supposed to have hit 30 million subscriptions BEFORE THE END of 2021.:drake:

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Microsoft hasn't put out anything noteworthy in their 20 year console history ither than Halo and Gears, and that's going back to 2001 and 2006.

 

The past decaxe they have failed every single time to show they can creatw good games, manage good talent, or even know what a good game is. They have proven beyond doubt that the leadership there doesn't have a clue about videogame development.

 

So after years of duds like Ryse, crackdown, state of decay, bleeding edge, sea of thieves, and other such piles of shit they decided they're just going to use their monopoly money to buy the good games because they could never figure out how to creatw their own.

 

Somehow this is something to be exvited for? :drake: Why the fuck would I ever want to support or get invested with a company who is so clueless about videogames? No thanks I will stick with the other companies who are far more talented.

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Hilarious watching lemshits celebrating like this somehow makes Microsoft or Xbox look better. None of Microsoft’s studios could put out anything remotely as successful as COD either that’s why they spent $70 billion acquiring AB.

 

The thing though is after spending this money they still can’t keep COD exclusive LMFAO! At the end of the day just wasted billions so that they can be part of the videogame conversation because flops like Halo aren’t cutting it anymore.

 

Every COD game will come to Playstation same as every other major AB game because GayPass isn’t generating the users or revenue to support AB’s mega franchises. They still want people to buy their games to generate revenue and they know they can’t generate enough revenue without also being on Playstation consoles.

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just wait til MS is buying sony, they will just keep the playstation brand and finally put xbox to rest 😌😌

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