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“We don’t have to go to Capcom or Take-Two and ask for an exclusive,” says Reeves

Friday, 30th January 2009 15:34 GMT By Mike

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In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Sony Europe president David Reeves says he has no regrets about titles like Grand Theft Auto, amongst others, going multi-platform and completely understand the publisher’s rights to do so.

“I don’t think we were in a position not to give up exclusivity,” he said honestly. “You can’t live on exclusivity forever; in the end, you’ve got to be master of your own destiny.

“We’ve invested in studios like Media Molecule and gained exclusivity that way. We’ve made studios like Evolution and Guerrilla wholly-owned.

“Our strategy is to have 15 to 20 IPs by the time we get to 2009, 2010,” he added.

“We don’t have to go to Capcom or Take-Two and ask for an exclusive. And I don’t think we could afford it anyway. In the cold light of day, I would do exactly as those publishers have done and go multi-platform.”

When asked what his response would be if Konami announced it was going multiplat with Metal Gear Solid, Reeves replied: “That’s totally their decision. We’re not going to fall over ourselves just to try and keep that exclusive. We have to stand on our own two feet.”

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  1. wz

    Peaking on the news-items-per-interview ratio, eh? :D

    #1 6 years ago
  2. doctorstrange

    i get what he means in that if you make gta5 exclusive you still have to pay again for gta6 to make it exclusive and you cant control what the company does whereas with your own franchise you can do what you want when you want for how long you want

    #2 6 years ago
  3. theevilaires

    and they have so far, look at the original content on psn vs live.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. doctorstrange

    fat princess is by far my most anticipated downloadable game

    #4 6 years ago
  5. theevilaires

    yea thats a cool game i hear, but i wish sony would start putting more ps1 classics on psn. whatever happened to motortoon gran prix. they should put at least 15 ps1 classics out every month.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. doctorstrange

    yeah i think more ps1 games would be good but there are a lot of legal issues and of course there is SCEE

    #6 6 years ago
  7. theevilaires

    you have a point. Oh well enough of the wishful thinking bring on fat princess :P

    #7 6 years ago
  8. doctorstrange

    anyway i always find that with ps1 games they tend not to be as good as i remembered

    #8 6 years ago
  9. theevilaires

    why is that? i kind of agree because when i play them on my 1080p set they have black boarders which takes away from the nostalgia in my opinion.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. doctorstrange

    that too but i kinda feel spoilt by the openess of current gen games and the speedier refined gameplay

    #10 6 years ago
  11. theevilaires

    then i suggest if you have a (non modded)psp, copy them there and play on that system on the go.I never played the original castlevania sotn and when i bought it off of psn i played it on the psp and it was great.made my flight to L.A. feel like one hour.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. doctorstrange

    yh on psp they are really fun

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Retroid

    They’re the 50hz versions in Europe so I’ve never bought one off PSN :/

    #13 6 years ago