Join Date: May 2017
Location: Encounter Bay, South Australia
MS started doing this in preparation for xCloud and i'm certain Sony will begin preparing for their own streaming service in the coming years. For them to become software as a service/cloud gaming companies, exclusives are the sacrifice they have to make.. these games will eventually need to run on PC to run from their cloud servers and im sure it's a sacrifice they're happy to make in the hopes of viably ditching the Loss Boxes before the end of this next generation, they'd rather sell you a streaming box at a profit before the subs/services than sell you a high powered console at a loss in the hopes of getting their profits from software after.
I know MS has started xcloud off on a server of xboxes, but I imagine they'd rather not have the R&D into building consoles before turning them into servers going forward, it would likely be more cost-effective to build standard servers.
If they also get to sell a few copies to our market as a side-effect its just a bonus.
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