Schappert: We’ve got the best games and all the franchises on Xbox 360

By Mike, Tuesday, 2 June 2009 12:24 GMT

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Corporate vice president of Xbox Live, John Schappert has told the BBC that now the Metal Gear franchise is heading to Xbox 360, the company now has “all the franchises” and “the best games.”

“The Metal Gear Solid franchise was the last franchise that we were really truly looking to get on board,” he said

“We’ve got the best games and we’ve got all the franchises that might have started their lives on other consoles coming to the 360.”

Piers Harding-Rolls, a senior analyst with Screen Digest, said the reason for the lack of exclusives is because of an open market.

“When the PlayStation 2 was the dominant platform, it was less of an issue for developers to tie up an exclusive deal,” offered Piers.

“Today developers want to maximise their sales and that means making a game to go out on all platforms.

“There is no denying that Microsoft has done well in improving its relationship with third party developers and the Metal Gear Solid announcement is another notch on the old bedpost.”

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