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Virtual Legality Episode 501

Quality over Quantity? Sony, Nixxes, Xbox, and the Ghost of Paywalls

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3w Jul 1, 2021
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Sony continues to make waves by purchasing companies, but what can we take from the nature of the companies Sony has elected to purchase? Are the differences in philosophy between PlayStation and Xbox beginning to manifest in the acquisition market?

And if technical quality really is at the heart of the Sony approach, why might it's pricing mechanisms (for things like the recently announced Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut) rub some folks the wrong way?

Looking forward to the Director's Cut of Returnal 2 being remade by Bluepoint and ported to PC by NIxxes before being sold for $100...in Virtual Legality.

#Sony #Nixxes #GhostOfTsushima


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Discussed in this episode:
"NIXXES JOINS PLAYSTATION STUDIOS"
Press Release - July 1, 2021
https://www.nixxes.com/nixxes-joins-playstation-studios/

"Nixxes software"
Wikipedia (Translated)
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixxes_Software

"Episode 500! Sony Buys Housemarque (and many, many thanks are given) (VL500)"
YouTube Video - June 29, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/f9PyuCTZv8E

"Why PlayStation bought Returnal developer Housemarque: the inside story"
British GQ - June 29, 2021
https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/housemarque-sony-playstation-acquisition

"..so apparently PlayStation Japan uploaded the wrong image..."
Tweet - June 29, 2021 - Nibel
https://twitter.com/Nibellion/status/1409822833631502338

"Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut arrives on PS5 and PS4 consoles on August 20"
PlayStation Blog - July 1, 2021
https://blog.playstation.com/2021/07/01/ghost-of-tsushima-directors-cut-arrives-on-ps5-and-ps4-consoles-on-august-20/


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE:
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DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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