SE definitely have their priorities planned for this game and their actions say "preorder this game on PS4 if you want to play it next March". 1 million is no small number but if I were them I'd prioritize the same way, just focus on PS4 now.
Thing is Sony never said for Nier that it's exclusive for PS4. Square did :
PC in 2019 is a huge market in itself, though. And of course there are going to be millions out there that never intend to own a Playstation but want to play the game. That's the real target pool for Square Enix long-term. If anything the double dippers are more inclined to wait for a sale or already sold their original copy second-hand, at least that's what I used to do before switching to mostly digital this generation.Yeah. Today, they're known as double-dippers.
In my day, we called those people 'fans of Square Enix's games'.
but for real, I don't think double-dipping is that rare, or at least, it's not a negligable part of a multiplat's sales spread whenever the PC version releases weeks-to-months later than the console version.
Spiderman wouldn't be the same game because Sony helped the development.Is trying to figure out how much this might sell on the Xbox/PC to justify how Square Enix could be making a mistake of some kind, the new “Spider-Man would have been the same and sold a lot more as a multiplatform game”??
It’s foolish to get your hopes up based on obvious mistakes like this, with PS4 exclusives of this magnitude. It was announced as “first on PS4” but market conditions change, publisher relationships adapt and change, plans change. We know Sony is focusing hard on strengthening their relationships with third-party publishers. It wouldn’t surprise me if this is one of the first steps in that direction.
Yeah, but that was 4 years ago. Things can change a lot in 4 years.'We have no plans to bring an Unreal 4 adaptation of Final Fantasy VII to any other platforms'
lmao okay Square, sure, uh huh. Anyone who actually believes that: I have a bridge to sell you.
Even the E3 2015 trailer said "play it FIRST on PS4", so we've known literally since the reveal over four years ago that there were plans for other platforms. But Square's gotta get as many double-dippers as possible, I guess, even if it means outright BSing in a press release.
Time to ask MS to spend the dough in the war chest and get this game.I do not want to play this on my launch PS4, and I'm not getting a pro to play this at decent performance, especially when I have a perfectly capable X1X
Unless Sony is actually fronting development costs, I'm forced to assume this is just standard SE stupidity. Or trying to milk the fans even harder
Indeed, they could've made plans to put the game on 5+ platforms instead of the 2-3 they were originally targeting :P
What if it is now?