SCEA’s Boyes feels “nobody gains from console exclusivity”

Saturday, 5 October 2013 21:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

SCEA’s VP of publisher and developer relations Adam Boyes is of the opinion that console exclusivity doesn’t benefit developers nor console makers.

Speaking in a keynote at IndieCade yesterday, Boyes said Sony wants developers to be successful, even if that means going multiplatform.

“Right now exclusives are just a way for [console makers] to brag louder,” he said via Gamaurta. “Nobody gains from exclusivity in perpetuity. Developers now have the option to deliver on a huge number of platforms.

“We want developers to be successful.”

Boyes said that while exclusivity can help drive console sale, he doesn’t see see long-term exclusivity as being productive to either console makers or developers.