MS was hosed in 2014 when they lost this generation. Go look up my posts from back then. x86 and digital meant that this generation was a winner takes all deathmatch for the console business going forward. No one is going to give up the software library they’ve already purchased on PS4 — especially since so many of us went digital. XCloud, GamePass, etc. are all ways to combat Sony’s BC advantage but even MS knows they can’t win. That’s why they are distributing the cost of game development across Xbox, PC, and other platforms. It’s the only value add they can offer.They are smart to do so. But they are still going to lose. The only thing that could have saved them was Sony fucking up. But MS now knows everything about PS5 and realize that ain’t happening either. It’s over folks and both companies already know it. You will know I’m right by the fact that MS will not invest in console only titles. They’ll invest in services. They will invest in cross platform. Contrary to Phil’s BS, they won’t invest in Japan. They are a break even business at best with no future. They will struggle to invest at all.