A Microsoft confidential document has leaked through the Epic and Apple trial, dated January 2021 and titled Microsoft Store Policies and App Store Principles, has specific sections. In this document the same thing was seen, to which Microsoft has responded to The Verge: “We’re not updating the benefit share for publishers on consoles“.
However, there are other very interesting questions, such as when it comes to games Xbox exclusive. Only these have been seen thanks to another document, this time dated august 2020, in which you can see information about the exclusives of games on their consoles; some of the games of [email protected].
The document mentions that STALKER 2 will be “exclusive to Xbox 3 months”, which will indicate that it would also be released on PS5. With an estimated release date of the third quarter of 2021, it is worth remembering that the document is from August 2020, plans may have changed and the game will not arrive this year; we will see.
In addition, in the same document it can be seen that the company analyzes competing games, in this case The Last of Us Part II. With a disclaimer at the bottom warning of the confidentiality of the texts not to be distributed, it reads: “Significantly ahead of anything on consoles and PC“.
Of course, as for other dates of the two games that appear, it is revealed that Tetris Effect: Connected will be exclusive for 6 months and would reach other consoles this month, in addition to The Gunk it is “perpetual exclusive“, won’t leave Xbox.
Xbox revenue from console sales increased 232% and gaming and Xbox Game Pass revenue increased 34%
The documents are public, you can take a look all you want. ¿What do you think?