Ever outspoken and annoying to many, Cliff Bleszinski, a retired games developer has given his two cents to the conversation post-Xbox 180, contending that “internet whiners” didn’t force Microsoft’s hands, instead it was Sony that caused the software company to abandon its Xbox One DRM plans.
“Sony forced Microsoft’s hand, not the internet whining,” he wrote on Twitter. “At the end of the day many hardcore dislike what was attempted. You can’t do well in that space with many of your core unhappy. Especially when users have a choice. The nature of capitalism encourages competition and Sony played into that.”
According to Bleszinski, gamers would start seeing more “tacked on multiplayer” and even more downloadable content as a consequence.
“Brace yourselves. More tacked on multiplayer and DLC are coming. You’re also about to see available microtransactions skyrocket. HATS FOR EVERYONE. You’re going to see digital versions of your favourite games with added features and content to lure you to digital over disc based,” he argued.
“I have seen the number of unique gamer tags vs actual sales numbers and it ain’t pretty. More studios WILL close and you’ll see more PC and mobile games. I want developers who worked their asses off to see money on every copy of their game that is sold instead of Gamestop. F*&^ me, right?”