Archmage Callinon wrote:
So there must have been some exception made to allow FFXI to work the way it did. FFXI also didn't require a gold subscription (usually a requirement for online multiplayer). Maybe the same exception couldn't be worked out for XIV?
The difference was Microsoft needed SE at the launch of 360.
It is a crappy policy on Microsoft part and would be huge for FFXIV since allot of Xbox users play FFXI.
W e knew this over a year ago. Edited, Jul 9th 2013 11:52pm by Nashred
MS does not need SE to launch anything... The 360 Launch was far superior to the PS3 launch... And it had no SE title in it's original Line Up. SE no longer sells consoles, those days are long past
SE and EA were both on the Sony only They need them on the 360. The original xbox was a failure and they need these companies and like Someone pointed out they need them to help grab the Japanese market which never happened. MS needed allot of help in the beginning. They announced SE games aroundt launch even though there were no launch titles. Edited, Jul 10th 2013 9:50am by Nashred
The original Xbox was a brand new console/franchise, it was obvious that it would fail to go toe to toe with the PS2, the PS2 had all the developers from the PS1, fast foward to the 360/PS3 era, the Xbox 360 won this this round versus the PS3, they outsold them the entire time, in an inferior console, they made SONY exclusive developers, drop exclusivity, Sony no longer holds the catalog it once did in the PS1-PS2 Era. Microsoft did not need SE to sell it's console, that is a fact, the 360 has outsold the PS3, even when the PS3 is a juggernaut on Japan, and the 360 is not.
Well it is obvious a fan boy here. You are not even reading what I am saying. No where did I say the ps3 out sold the xbox.
I dont want to get into a big console war debate. My point is this time around the gap will be closer and Ms will loose some of its exclusives. Edited, Jul 10th 2013 12:17pm by Nashred
I am actually a Sony Fan Boy, the first console i bought with my own money was the PS1, i ignored the original Xbox, i only got the 360, because they did offer a better catalog of RPG'S over the PS3. What you said was, that MS needed SE in order to sell the 360.... That is not accurate, is not even close to being true, SE does not sells consoles since the PS1 Era! The 360 Sold millions and millions of units, years before SE even released a title on it.
FFXIII sold 1.9 Million units in the 360, the 360 has sold 77 Million units as of today... Yeah MS needed SE to sell it's console...... LOL!