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Final Fantasy 7 and Silent Hill 2 never coming to Xbox, Microsoft claims

Final Fantasy 7 Remake – Is there really no hope for an Xbox version? (Photo: Square Enix)

Who wants to play Final Fantasy 16 Xbox Microsoft claims this will be a PS5 exclusive for life, so it could be cause for concern.

The endless war of words over Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard It may be getting harder to get, but it continues to give you information you probably wouldn’t have gotten otherwise.

In fact, last October Microsoft announced that Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Final Fantasy 16, Silent Hill 2 Remake, and Bloodborne were all permanent Sony exclusives.

Square Enix, Konami, or Sony have never stated this as fact, but if Microsoft is right (and there’s no guarantee they’re right), it’s bad news for Xbox owners, and Microsoft’s decision to activision. A useful argument when trying to acquire Blizzard.

Microsoft has not disclosed how it knows this, and it is unclear whether it is due to insider knowledge, educated guess, or deliberately misleading internet sources. .

However, the statement in the October 2022 report looks pretty clear.

“In addition to full exclusive content, Sony must also enter into agreements with third-party publishers to ‘exclude’ Xbox from the set of platforms these publishers can distribute their games on. Notable examples of these deals include Final Fantasy 7 Remake (Square Enix), Bloodborne (FromSoftware), the upcoming Final Fantasy 16 (Square Enix) and the recently announced Silent Hill 2 remaster (Bloober Team). increase.

Only one of these statements is the source, but if you click on the Silent Hill 2 link provided by Microsoft on their website, Engadgetsaid nothing about the Xbox and specifically stated that the exclusivity would be 12 months.

This is standard practice in the industry, and it’s extremely rare for a third-party deal to last longer than that. , Bloodborne was published by Sony, so it’s not even the same kind of deal.

but, legal document It’s from October (only 2 days after Silent Hill 2 was announced, so someone wrote it all up in a hurry) I only noticed the above sentence this week, korean xbox news.

Whether or not these games are truly limited editions remains to be seen, but it’s usually rare for publishers to reveal that information.

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