I remember it. I think it's awesome he's the one shepherding this new stance, so I welcome it. These people are employees so if they state a particular stance, a lot of the times you have to look at who is actually in charge because it probably comes from them.
Ohhh. Right. That's definitely happening soon. Tomorrow though? Sure.
Yeah, it's possible they'd otherwise lose their license to their own IP if they don't bring it to other platforms.
Yeah, wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if going multiplat was a demand from the MLB for Sony to get a renewal. I'm sure a company like EA would have been all over the license in the event of their being a bidding war for the license.
Yeah, Sony would stand to lose too much money if they refused to develop The Show for multiple platforms and let MLB take the license back.
EA was free to create a game. I don't think Sony had an exclusive license. I could see a scenario where Sony worked out license exclusivity in exchange for putting the game on MP as a way to prevent someone like EA from coming and and taking a piece of their pie, considering the pie for MLB games probably ain't that big to begin with.
I keep hearing that Sony had the licence because they were the only ones making a baseball game of this scale, is that not true?
Everyone sees what they want to see.Asking exclusives to go away completely is like asking the Mandalorian to be on Netflix. Every deal like this is going to make sense in its own way but that doesn't mean "Sony is going to drop exclusives forever." It's about as likely as Microsoft putting Halo on Playstation.
If anything, I'd wager exclusives are going to become more important now than ever as every big tech company starts building its own gaming ecosystem.
I honestly wonder how long till MLB gets Legacy Edition'd on the Switch. Maybe theres more of a market for MLB games with a Nintendo audience dunno.
Sony essentially had exclusivity by default, because nobody was interested in creating a baseball game (probably because the bottom fell out of the sports market, licensing and creating realistic sports games on modern hardware became cost prohibitive, and most sports became single publisher dominated) so MLB created an in-house development team to create the RBI games to try and cater to the Xbox and Switch market themselves.
I could see it being more of a mutual partnership. MLB wanted to go multiplatform but was still very happy with San Diego developing.
Ohhh never thought about this wow that would make senseHad some time to think about it and here's how I see it going. MLB will launch day 1 on PS Now each year once this whole thing takes effect as it's one of the first party games Sony can put on there to bolster its offerings. At the same time it'll launch on a bunch of other platforms so they can still make bank off of sales.
It's a win-win scenario for them as they get to get their cake and eat it too. Their sub service gets a game that's desirable to millions and they still get full price purchases from the other platforms.
Nah, that's not how the market works. And Nintendo is already very cross-platform, on iOS. And they will make billions going more cross platform.
i think this is probably closest to the truth. i doubt that MLB would give them an ultimatum *unless* they had another big studio lobbying for a licence
Sony was the only one making a good baseball game
If they did, they could have just handed that publisher the license, and collected licensing fees from 2 publishers instead of one. The ultimatum theory makes no sense.
They arent cross platform on IOS the way the poster implied. Mario Kart mobile isn't intefering with Mario Kart 8D for instance. It isnt the same as Microsoft literally putting ori on the switch.
Considering they won’t even publish Death Stranding on PC I doubt they will have anything with Xbox and Switch ports.
MLB did RBI which are not good games
i agree, i’m not saying that is what’s happening, just that’s the only way i could see an ultimatum happening