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

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

Speaking to Golem.de, 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.

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