There are a growing number of Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners thinking they have a good chance of seeing Fallout 4 release as an exclusive to their platform, which would be something PC and PS4/PS3 fans would hate to see. Most of us would acknowledge Microsoft’s record of paying for exclusive content or games, but the very idea of Fallout 4 becoming an exclusive to Xbox consoles wouldn’t sit well with many fans.
In fact, considering the cost of developing AAA games it seems almost ridiculous to think such a game like Fallout 4 could ever release exclusive to Xbox One/360 and maybe PC as well. The PC user would certainly deserve the game, considering the commitment from fans on this platform going back years.
Expect Fallout 4 Xbox time-exclusive DLC, not total game – there’s every chance Microsoft will use its spending power to purchase timed-exlcusive DLC for Fallout 4, but making the whole game exclusive to their consoles would prove very costly and not one we expect Bethesda would make with the development costs involved.
This is what one long-term fan had to say, “Exclusives will be difficult to attain on PS4 and Xbox One considering how expensive AAA games are to make, and studios would prefer to make games for both platforms for a larger profit”. Another added, “I don’t think it’s good for the game industry that Microsoft purchases games for exclusive on their consoles”. We’d love to hear your opinion on these comments and if you agree with this line of thinking.
Do you agree that Fallout 4 could see timed-exclusive DLC, but never a total game exclusive? How would you feel if Fallout 4 only released on Xbox One and PS4?
Personally, the right approach for gamers as a whole would be to release Fallout 4 and many other AAA games on PS4, Xbox One, and PC at least. Timed exclusive might upset a few people, but it will continue to happen and is certainly something Microsoft likes to pay for with hope of encouraging sales of their consoles.