Internal Microsoft documents have revealed the terms of exclusive Xbox games, as we had already dropped a couple of days ago. That effectively affects STALKER 2, which will be exclusive to the Redmond console for three months.
As part of a series of documents that have reached The Verge, Microsoft has shared a screenshot of an Xbox game patent, including the terms of exclusivity.
In the aforementioned documents, Xbox has confirmed that the upcoming game will be a console exclusive since its launch in the last quarter of 2021. The Gunk will be a permanent exclusive, for example, when it arrives in the third quarter of this same anus.
The other game that appears is Tetris Effect Connected, an “extended” version of the Tetris Effect. The Connected feature is a six-month exclusive. And while having exclusives is typical in many cases, the terms of it are usually kept secret. Some games may remain exclusive to a machine for a year or more.
According to these same papers, the percentage of profit between Microsoft and the developers will be readjusted to reduce their 30% share of the Xbox Store profits to 18%, approaching the type of agreement that other companies such as the company have. Epic Games Store and moving away from Steam, where they remain at a 30/70 from which Microsoft has wanted to distance itself.
STALKER 2 is going to be a very long game. Developers promise “hundreds of hours” of content
Talking to Gamingbolt journalists, PR manager of GSC Game World Zakhar Bocharov touched upon the duration of STALKER 2. According to him, even if you do not consider additional assignments and do not wander around the game world in search of secrets but perform only plot tasks, the action movie will drag you for long hours. If you start to take up any business and look under every stone, get ready to spend “ hundreds of hours ” in Pripyat and its environs.
“It’s a very long game even if you decide to follow only the main quest. Hundreds of hours can be spent if you want to do more exploration and side quests.”GSC Game World PR manager Zakhar Bocharov
STALKER 2 has no release date yet, but the game will be available before the end of this year if the leaks are to be believed.