Publisher console exclusives are “less important,” says MS Germany man

Tuesday, 2nd September 2008 07:01 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Speaking to, Microsoft Germany product manager Boris Schneider-Johne has mirrored the opinion of SCEE president David Reeves in saying that console exclusives from publishers are becoming a thing of the past.

“Given the production costs of the games, it is hardly possible for developers to commit itself exclusively to someone,2 he said.

“Now Sony makes its own games for the console, we make our own games for the console. The titles are exclusive, as they are also attempts turnout the best of the console, but someone like Electronic Arts or Activision can have a business model of rarely developing for a console exclusively. Therefore, the exclusive title is a little less important.”

Thanks, GameRush.



  1. bxsentinel

    Konami pay attention to this article! maybe you need to learn something about games going Multi platform….

    #1 6 years ago
  2. No_PUDding

    When games sell into the millions, the publishers like Koanmi are safe, regardless of exclsuivity.

    I am sure that it would be more costly to port certain exclusives than the profit they make up. This certainly applies when you think about how the one specific exclusive I am talking about has been out for a while.

    #2 6 years ago

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