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Old 06-05-2018, 11:33 PM   #1
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Have Some Sort Of Timed PlayStation Exclusivity

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Have Some Sort Of Timed PlayStation Exclusivity

One of the video game industry’s most grating trends is timed exclusivity, when a console manufacturer like Sony or Microsoft pays a publisher money in order to deprive content from other platforms for a certain timeframe. It looks like Red Dead Redemption 2 will be following suit.

Today, developer Rockstar announced a bunch of bundles and pre-order bonuses for the much-anticipated Western game, and buried amongst all the stuff about outfits and GTA Online cash on the PlayStation Store is this line:

PlayStation® Exclusive: Play select content first on PlayStation®4. Details to follow.

We don’t know the scale of “select content”—could be hats, could be a full expansion—but if it’s anything like Sony’s arrangement with Destiny, it will be a pain for Xbox players. The company behind the PlayStation 4 paid Activision to keep guns, maps, and even full strikes away from Xbox players for years, then did the same for Destiny 2 and several Call of Duty games. Microsoft has pulled its own “timed exclusivity” nonsense for Dragon Age: Inquisition as well as other big multi-platform games—also including Call of Duty—over the past decade.

Now, it appears that Red Dead Redemption is following that same trend. Rockstar didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.


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Old 06-06-2018, 05:27 AM   #2
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Is there really a need to waste money on that at this point? Sony could have financed several smaller games with that money, maybe even develop a whole new wipeout or finance the Grip guys (rollcage with different name).

Like, the PS4 version of this game will be the most played. Theres more players, theres more consoles. Even if Xbox had gotten it, what does this accomplish? It changes nothing. It's money that could have been better spent elsewhere.
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It's also going to have microtransactions and chopped up content in different releases.

Rockstar are the sad, old, greedy men they used to make fun of.

Will wait for the eventual GOTY release.
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