Monday, June 24, 2013
Cliff Bleszinski: “Internet Whiners” Didn’t Force Microsoft’s Hand, Sony Did

Cliff Bleszinski: “Internet Whiners” Didn’t Force Microsoft’s Hand, Sony Did

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?”

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  • rpatricky

    Cliffy…suck a bag of dicks. Seriously, who are you anymore and why do you think that what you have to say is even relevant? You crotchety retired douche.

  • rpatricky

    And another thing. I’m certain Sony did have something to do with it but I believe that it was the GAMER’s preorders of Sony’s PS4 that woke up Microsoft from their ignorant approach. MS started off stupid with the stupid name and only got more stupid as they opened their mouths.

  • ernicegilbert

    I really can’t stand his attitude.

  • rpatricky

    I know. Him and that Pachter dude should go have a conversation about what they can say wrong tody.

  • ernicegilbert

    Yeah. Seems as if Cliffy’s seeking attention. Like he’s missing something in his life.

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