Documents shared by the british government assigned to the acquisition of Activision Blizzard They are a small goldmine of information. For example, through these we have the opportunity to find out what you think (or maybe how) Microsoft Xbox wants to present the game starfield. In short words There is no large audience behind this game.
Specifically, as you can see below, Microsoft explains what they have Insight into exclusive offers and their value. The maximum value of game exclusives relates precisely to those games, often new IPs, which have no clear audience, which are mostly single players and which attract a certain group of enthusiasts.
The Games that don’t take advantage of exclusivity Are those titles that have a small community, such as Fallout 76 (13 million active users, according to the latest data, four years after its release, and therefore “small”) and Psychonauts 2 (which is not exclusive because the game was born before the acquisition of the development team). In addition, games exclusive to multiplayer games, such as Minecraft and Call of Duty, do not make sense.
The The best value It’s for games like Starfield and RedFall, which according to Microsoft don’t have a clear audience. Of course, this is also a way to view your business strategies in a positive light and explain that the acquisition of Activision Blizzard does not fall into the same category as Bethesda.
By the way, Microsoft claims The Elder Scrolls 6 is a “medium sized” game, so their point is pretty clear.