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http://www.vg247.com/2009/04/15/scea-exclusivity-is-something-that-doesnt-truly-exist-in-this-cycle/

 

SCEA: “Exclusivity is something that doesn’t truly exist in this cycle”

SCEA hardware marketing boss John Koller has claimed that console software “exclusivity” was a a last-gen concept, and that higher development costs have forced game-creators to become platform agnostic.

“Exclusivity is something that doesn’t truly exist in this cycle,” the exec told VG247. “What does exist is first-party product. That’s your exclusive product.”

Koller explained that the reality of PS3 and 360 development spelled the end of Sony’s great third-party PS2 exclusives, saying that Microsoft now has “the same thing”.

“Exclusivity in the last console was a much different proposition, because developers would have smaller development costs, and they wouldn’t necessarily feel the need to advertise that across all platforms,” he said.

“At that time we had a Grand Theft Auto exclusive, we had EA Sports at the beginning of PS2, we had Final Fantasy. And then we had a tremendous line-up of first-party games, that started off with the Jak & Daxters but went to the SOCOMs.”

Koller added: “We go to the next gen and Microsoft has the same thing. So you either have your first-party line-up, or you write cheques, and you need to buy that down.”

He said in the same interview that, in his opinion, Micrsoft had a more lenient policy to paying for exclusivity than Sony.

Sony’s first-party dev effort, Koller said, was as big as Microsoft and Nintendo’s combined.

 

Hmm...more logic than usual...your thoughts?



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"SCEA hardware marketing boss John Koller has claimed that console software “exclusivity” was a a last-gen concept, and that higher development costs have forced game-creators to become platform agnostic."

now where have i heard it said before that a feature That sony no longer can offer becomes a last gen thing…gawd that sounds so familiar to me

Wait I remember now when they couldn’t bring rumble into the original ps3 control force feedback became last gen tec ..until it was brought back…

What a joke Sony ….what a joke….



 

man kollers really pissed at ms isnt he!!!



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i guess he is admitting to sony writing a cheque for mgs4



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noname2200 said:

That teacher is so mean, I would have given at least 1 point just because the answer made me laugh.

 



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TruckOSaurus said:
noname2200 said:

That teacher is so mean, I would have given at least 1 point just because the answer made me laugh.

 

 

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pakidan101 said:
TruckOSaurus said:
noname2200 said:

That teacher is so mean, I would have given at least 1 point just because the answer made me laugh.

 

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Honestly, I would have given full credit for just that reason. It reminds me of the story about the philosophy final. The entire question was "What is courage?" While most students wrote pages and pages, one student turned in a paper that said only "This is."

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saimcheeda said:
man kollers really pissed at ms isnt he!!!

 

me to

 

but yeah exclusives are not wat they used to be it used to set the consoles apart years ago now the 2 HDs are pretty similar



                                                             

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