Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Should we really care about Call of Duty's Timed Exclusivity?

Hey Guys, by now most of you have heard about Activision now switching over to PlayStation to release Call of Duty content earlier on. Call of Duty DLC used to release first on Xbox platforms before the switch had occur while the other platforms got the DLC a month after or so. I'm pretty sure most of you think I'm about to go into an console fanboy defense mode, but I am not. I am doing this for the sake of all of us.
My photo editing skills are not very good
Just today, Treyarch Studios announced that the Call of Duty: Black Ops III beta will be open first to PlayStation 4 users on August 19th while there is a PC and Xbox One version planned for later.

I'm going to answer the question by saying yes and no. No, we shouldn't care because not all of us are into Call of Duty, so these people can suffer. Yes, we should care because other games companies will do the same thing and just create console wars. Don't believe me? It's already happened!
Yes, Assassin's Creed IV and Destiny are prime examples
This all just screams out console war! Companies are pretty much telling their customers that "you won't get the same experience of our game unless you buy it on this console"! It's as if they purposely create angry customers, so they can go on about how much a console sucks and how one is better than the other.  The fact that Call of Duty has been doing this for a while is still shocking to say the least. I don't know why companies still continue to do timed exclusives.

I don't want to hear the whole "it's better than console exclusives" argument because this is a lot worse. You know why? It's because we already know that this game in multi-platform, but those who are getting more content or getting early content are receiving better treatment than everyone else. It creates this sense of false entitlement.
Till Next Time!!
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