Mass Effect 4 Xbox One Exclusivity Is A Rumor, Game Very Much ‘Feels’ Like Mass Effect

Xbox One’s exclusivity are rumors, says Michael Gamble.

Posted By | On 11th, Jan. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @@Martintoney2012


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Michael Gamble, perhaps better known as the producer on Mass Effect 4, had a chance to sit down with Aaryn Flynn, the general manager for BioWare’s Edmonton & Montreal studios, to play the current build of their hotly anticipated game, Mass Effect 4 for the project’s milestone review. Seemingly pleased with the feedback, Gamble took to Twitter to say, “Best thing said during my milestone review with @AarynFlynn “Yep. This feels like Mass Effect”.

He took to Twitter once again, this time to answer a question put to him by a concerned fan. When asked whether or not there was any truth behind Microsoft getting exclusivity or timed exclusivity for Mass Effect 4, Gamble simply replied, “just a rumor.”

Just like that he has assured gamers around the globe of the game’s competency as the next instalment in the now iconic saga and given us some insight into what we should expect in regards to platforms when the game finally drops. However it’s interesting to note that he hasn’t outright denied the claim and we are not sure why. Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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  • Spencer

    Well, If it were exclusive I would certainly have to get an Xbox One given how huge a mass effect fan I am.

    But that would dissapontingly limit both the audience and scope of the game so I hope they do not do that

  • ASSASSYN

    People who believe this would not be possible are delusional. Anything is possible. Especially with enough money thrown the right way. And Microsoft has plenty of money to make an exclusivity even timed happen. *looks at tomb raider*

    • iplayvidya

      A whole exclusivity deal is delusional but a timed exclusivity deal isn’t, it would be interesting to see how much Rise of the Tomb Raider and a probable exclusivity deal for this game helps MS Xbone.

    • theduckofdeath

      As long as a PC version is released along with it, I don’t mind. The series started on XBOX, after all.

    • tplarkin7

      Whole exclusivity is possible considering the weak position MS is in with Xbox One.

    • iplayvidya

      If they do that, they would have to pay SEVERAL millions to EA, i am not saying they can’t afford it but from a business perspective, it wouldn’t make sense. Mass Effect is a very popular franchise, and there are 18.5 million of potential customers, excluding that big installed user base is very foolish, a timed exclusive it’s more likely.

    • GotNews4Ya

      It’s more likely that Sony snags it as an exclusive.. than Microsoft this time around, with the numbers being the way they are..

    • bardock5151

      Doubtful though. Mainly because of the tight relationship EA shares with Microsoft.

    • Chris Sanchez

      Thats not how it works, 18M is still very little to totally ignore a 10M console park. Microsoft throwing millions of dollars around has more chances to succeed than Sony selling consoles like hot cakes.

      It’s called securing an investment.

      If they can make the game successful before it even launches because of Microsoft’s financing, they’ll most likely accept a timed exclusive (1-2 year period).

      Sony can’t afford that, and they will be able to afford less in the upcoming years. This is why they’re turning towards a service based company (PS Now, etc..), to avoid investing large sums into R&D (rumors state that they had to stop R&D for the PS5 as well because of financial issues).

      It’s not the subject, but Sony is in big trouble financially.
      They recently stated they’re going to stop seriously competing in the TV and smartphone market to concentrate on video games, simply because it was the only profitable branch in the last financial report.

    • iplayvidya

      >Microsoft throwing millions of dollars around has more chances to succeed than Sony selling consoles like hot cakes.

      LOL. even if they gave 2-3 games for free, a price cut, Xbone couldn’t still surpass PS4 worldwide sales also they tried to do the same with Titanfall and again, PS4 is still winning.

      >Sony can’t afford that, and they will be able to afford less in the upcoming years.

      Well, last time i checked they funded Bloodborne and Street Fighter V and apparently Hellblade isn’t coming to Xbone.

      >(rumors state that they had to stop R&D for the PS5 as well because of financial issues).

      Tell me a source about that rumor pls

      >It’s not the subject, but Sony is in big trouble financially.

      I’m not gonna deny it but their PlayStation division has been soaring lately

      http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps4-sales-soar-to-13-5m-yet-sony-losses-continue/1100-6423291/

      >They recently stated they’re going to stop seriously competing in the TV and
      smartphone market to concentrate on video games, simply because it was the only profitable branch in the last financial report.

      Care to give me a source about that, also, only for the mobile branch, all the other ones have been profitable:

      http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/financial/fr/14q2_sonypre.pdf

    • Chris Sanchez

      “LOL. even if they gave 2-3 games for free, a price cut, Xbone couldn’t
      still surpass PS4 worldwide sales also they tried to do the same with
      Titanfall and again, PS4 is still winning.”

      Hmm ? What does that have to do with Microsoft buying a timed exclusive for ME ? I think you misread.

      They co-funded Bloodborn and Street Fighter, they didn’t fully fund it.

      Sony makes money with gaming, it’s movies and music branches. Phones/TV’s and walkman are dominated by Apple and Samsung products.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/electronics/11101874/Sony-saved-by-the-PlayStation.html

      Very poor market shares, no way they can compete.

      Well I stated that the gaming branch was lucrative for them last year, you’re just confirming what I said earlier.

      The problem is their other branches, they’re basically financial black wholes. The phone and especially the TV market is too costy in R&D, they had to let go of OLED researches as well few years ago ( http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/07/sony-kills-oled-tv-business-consumer-market/ ) and started developing a cheaper alternative (Crystal LED).

      The link where they talk about concentrating on gaming, and “downsize” their TV and Phone divisions : http://ps4daily.com/2014/11/sony-focus-on-playstation/

    • iplayvidya

      >They co-funded Bloodborn and Street Fighter, they didn’t fully fund it.

      So? They still have money to fund games and obviously they can afford time exclusives like Hellblade or No Man’s Sky also exclusive content like Destiny or Batman Arkham Knight

      >Phones/TV’s and walkman are dominated by Apple and Samsung products

      Agreed, but i prefer quality over quantity

      >The problem is their other branches, they’re basically financial black wholes. The phone and especially the TV market is too costy in R&D, they had to let go of OLED researches as well few years ago

      Business decisions, OLED screens are still too expensive these days

      >The link where they talk about concentrating on gaming, and “downsizing” the TV and phone divisions

      Obviously they are gonna focus on their most successful product right now, but they haven’t abandoned their other divisions

      >Sony stopping R&D for PS5 (rumor)

      Yeah, only rumors, i remember there was rumours about PS4 stating that the console wasn’t going to be released.

    • Chris Sanchez

      In what world Sony products are better quality than Apple ?

      I’m sorry but thats certainly not the case.

      In the 90s Sony had a good reputation and the best TV’s around, but not anymore. Now it’s just Samsung TV’s with Sony stamped on them.

      They will be dependent of Samsung and LG technology again, because they won’t have the infrastructures to build OLED panels (if they still sell TV’s at that time).

      They got rid of VAIO because it was sucking money, chances are they will do the same with the BRAVIA division on the long run.

      it would be a stretch to say the PS4 saved Sony, but it greatly contributed.

      If they want to keep surviving they’ll have to cut loose ends. Sony is most likely going to turn into a service based company, with movies, music and video games streamed through a unified platform (PS Now, PS TV, etc..).

      Though that is just speculation, no one knows how it’s going to pan out.

      But thats not impossible seeing their financial state since the PS3 launch. It kept going down hill at that moment.

    • iplayvidya

      Apple products are overpriced stuff, good quality but expensive, also i like when people still say that Sony is doomed since 2007 LOL.

    • Chris Sanchez

      Microsoft is already a service based company, their main market is OS and providing cloud based services to professionals.

      But they have deep pockets, very deep pockets.
      We’re talking about 85 billions in cash.

      They could spend money on prostitutes, champagne and luxury hotels every day, per employee, they wouldn’t be able to spend it all.

      Of course I’m exaggerating a tad, but Microsoft isn’t leaving anytime soon.

      Sony isn’t going to “fall” per say, but mutate.

      They’re trying to adapt to the market, they’re not competitive anymore in most markets they’re trying to compete in.

      They bought Gaikai for a reason, it was a long term investment. They somehow knew that gaming, one day, will be all about streaming from cloud infrastructure, and not hardware based anymore.

      It’s most likely Sony and Microsoft will both go the cloud route in 7 years. And when that happens, PC’s and consoles as we know them now, are going to disappear for good.

      People won’t bother paying thousands of dollars for hardware anymore, if all they need is a $99 PS TV device and a Dualshock to play 4k games at 60fps (assuming you have the Internet broadband).

      Of course this is just speculation again, but thats my vision of the video game market for the next-generation.

    • iplayvidya

      Although i agree with most of all what you said, i don’t think that Sony and Microsoft will go completeley cloud, specially because USA and most countries in the world lack the infrastructure to do this.

    • Chris Sanchez

      It’ll happen one day for sure, the question is “when ?”.
      Just like VOD will take over BR, Netflix is the perfect example.

    • ak33715

      I keep seeing this point made every time there is a sniff of a game being exclusive or timed on Xbox. Yet no one says the same thing when the same is announced for ps4…in which devs are ignoring the 20 million Wii u and Xbox one owners and tens of millions pc owners. Why is that? Of course games sell more if they are on all or more platforms. I really don’t get this double standard at all.

    • dapaintrain

      Devs are ignoreing the Wii u without exclusivity deals anyway

    • tplarkin7

      Sony does not have the money to secure ME4. Sony doesn’t need to, either. MS has 85 billion in cash, and needs to sell consoles.

    • iplayvidya

      Well, if you are talking about Street Fighter V or Hellblade, those games are on PC too, Wii U is pretty different to PS4 And Xbone so devs aren’t even gonna bother with that console and apparently they don’t have problems leaving Xbone.

    • theCharlieSheen2

      Yeah but xbone sucks, get it now?

    • Chris Sanchez

      It can make sens, they would make much more money selling consoles than they would with game royalties anyway.

      Microsoft has cash to throw out the window, and they need to restrengthen the Xbox brand after the failed launch.

      Getting a couple of big third party exclusives, even for a 1-2 years period would help them a lot. Thats a timed exclusive, but most people would have bought an Xbox to play it, or PC before it appears on other platforms.

      I see Microsoft doing this more often from now on, timed exclusives, yes, but 2 years is a lot to wait.

    • theCharlieSheen2

      “and a probable exclusivity deal for this game”

      you obviously didn’t read the article.

      “just a rumor”

      probability zero

    • andy

      I totally agree with you. Microsoft and EA want the same things (forced DRM) and already have jacked each other off this gen. Of course this changed when the infamous TV TV TV games console reveal happened but they had already signed timed deals on Plants vs Zombies, Titanfall and Peggle 2. Then there is EA Access.

      Definitely the biggest and earliest screw up of the generation so far.

  • xbox1rules23

    i wouldn’t be surprised if it were a timed exclusive. however, i dont care. just want to play mass effect

  • iplayvidya

    A timed exclusivity deal for this game wouldn’t be surprising, some
    people say that EA won’t risk after Titanfall but the difference is that
    Titanfall was a “Microsoft” exclusive when a timed exclusivity deal for this
    game would be a better deal for EA and MS, since EA can release it for other systems including PS4.

    MS stated that they want to have a very strong holiday this year, they have Halo 5 and Rise of the Tomb Raider, adding Mass Effect 4 to the equation as a timed exclusive would really help MS Xbone.

    • jb227

      The problem illustrated in RotTR’s case is that the game is cross generation. It seems to me that it might be that way in order to increase sales to a wider platform, while limiting to one brand. Its possible that w.o an exclusivity deal that the game would be next gen only, hence a better title. If ME goes that way & denies another console, it could also potentially be developed as a cross gen title in order to again increase sales. If it went the other direction and the game would’ve been cross gen w/o a partnership but timed exclusivity allowed it to be developed strictly for next gen then I would be on board, but if its the opposite way then I’m not a fan of that kind of deal.

  • RandomShinigami7

    I doubt it would ever be a proper exclusive for any platform (Xbox One, PS4, and PC). Timed exclusive, maybe. But that would be it; a TIMED exclusive. It will absolutely end up on all 3 of those platforms at some point.

  • PachterStation

    Looking at Xbox One sales against PS4 sales, Microsoft need huge games to catch up. Timed exclusives are a waste of time, including exclusive DLC. Complete exclusives will come at a massive cost. Mass Effect 4, GTA 6 and Red Dead Redemption 2 are examples. Even some EA Sports games could slip through the net. Somehow, I can’t see many (if not none at all) ever becoming Xbox One exclusives.

    • Wow you looked at actual Xbox One sales figures? What are the number and are they evident in your claim that they actually need huge 3rd party games to catch up?

  • The_Superior_Spider-Mon

    I honestly do not care about timed exclusivity, as long it arrives on different platforms at different times at a reduced price & with some free extras.

    • Psionicinversion

      reduced price lol yeah good one

  • bardock5151

    Microsoft should’ve snapped up Bioware before EA got its tentacles all over them.

    • ineedgames

      Yeap, they could of owned the RPG market.

    • Douglas Otoni

      And kill it, like RARE

    • bardock5151

      Funny, RARE are still going.

    • If only

  • Mithan

    My prefered platform of choice is the PC, so I am praying it is released on the PC and not dumbed down to console levels like the previous games were.

    • bklsz#flp

      This is of such global importance, be assured that we’re all praying for you

    • Mithan

      If you wish to pray, go for it. You should also pray for good to cure your issue with being willfully ignorant.

    • bklsz#flp

      Roger dodger Milton

  • Pops

    There they go crying again.i would like to see this as an exclusive to xbox so I can see all those female dogs crying

  • Aaron T. Starks

    He could’ve just say “that’s not true” though…

  • Samuel Herrera

    “just a rumor”, until we announce the exclusivity at E3 2015 at which case it will be a fact.

    • bardock5151

      I’m expecting a bomb shell like that some time around E3. Fallout, Doom or ME.

  • Dennis Crosby

    Interesting rumor if true its likely be a 85% chance it would be timed exclusive. When you think about Mass Effect most people put Xbox toward the franchise name so its possible on time will tell

  • Starman

    Don’t get scared now,,,,, lmao !


 

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