First off I didn't assume anything. I just said that it's possibal and that they do not own it.
Rights to the game is not even close ot the same thing as ownership of the game.
Like I said they do not have CREATIVE Rights "ownership". That means they didn't make the game nor could they make another version of the game on there own without prior approval from the owner of the game aka the original developer.
Its not Assumtion thats how it works. Otherwise it would be listed as a Microsoft Developed and published game if they had the acctual Creative Rights to it, thats common sense.
Like I also said depending on how the contract is written up for the current publishing rights is if they could or could not release the game on multi platform.
But it's safe to say No developer in their right mind would sign a contract saying " I will only make this game for Fill in the Blank." If they did, and then Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo left the gaming industry all together. Then later on they wanted to make these games for whatever console poped out in the future then they would have to get permission from Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo and probably pay them for no reason just to make a game they technically own themself.
Depending on how much they paid for the "temporary rights" and how the contact is written up . blah blah ownership for blah blah amount of time. It could Very well get moved to another console. Specially when these games are such big hits.
It's the same way with song artist signing a contract they get suckered into a 2 or 3 CD deal but if they get screwed or they could make more money somewhere else they will.
But if they are treated fair and are striving they probably will stay with the same company.
Publishers almost NEVER own the rights to a game unless they also own the Developing company aswell! Go look at long franchised 2nd party and 3rd party games, alot have switched hands among the publishers more than a couple times.The publisher does nothing more than pay to produce a game.
Now the Temporary Rights to any game can be sold at any time be it to a Publishing company or Developing company. But unless it is straight up owned by Sony/MS/Nintendo then it would not be under 100% of their controll.
It's the Buisness end of it, no manager/lawyer would ever let them sign a contract for indeffinate ownership of rights.
And no publishing company would pay the crazy amount it would probably take to get exclusive rights till the end of time.
Will it happen? Who knows speculation of it going one way or the other means nothing without an announcement.But just assuming one way or the other is stupid there is a possability of both outcomes.
The only people who know for sure are the Publishers/Developers/Console companys.
It's not news they would break to the public untill all the fine details are written down in a contract.
Originally Posted by confucius say