Sony Says 'Nothing Is Ever Exclusive'

Sony Computer Entertainment UK director Ray Maguire gives fans of Grand Theft Auto IV, Fallout 3 and Tomb Raider: Underworld hope for the future of "exclusive" downloadable content on the PlayStation 3 platform. Each has promised DLC only for Microsoft's Xbox 360, but Maguire tells VideoGamer that "One thing to remember, nothing is ever exclusive."

He has a point. We've watched exclusivity deals dissolve more than once during this generation (BioShock, Final Fantasy XIII).

Maguire, who's been chatty lately, explains to the less big business strategically inclined, "Things get wrapped up for a period of time for a large amount of money and if it's a strategic decision by competition to do that then we have to live with that."

Sony, Mr. Maguire says, has better things to do with its money.

"I would much rather that we were investing money into making sure that we've got great R&D and we start producing games like LittleBigPlanet," he adds, "rather than paying other people a huge amount of money to stop people playing their product."

We're glad that Sony is investing internally, even if it means things like EyePet get greenlighted, but we'd bet some PS3 owners certainly wouldn't mind a well-secured exclusive or two of their own. For the record, we're 99.44% sure this doesn't apply to Metal Gear Solid 4, give or take a few percentage points. Haze, maybe. Definitely maybe.

Sony UK boss on DLC: 'Nothing is ever exclusive' [VideoGamer]


    Sounds like another patented Sony 'stick with us, we're good for the long run speech'.

    It's pretty clear that PS3 owners will never play Fable 2 or Gears of War, sucks to be them.

    Or that 360 owners will never play Little Big Planet or Resistance 2, sucks to be them as well.

    So saying 'nothing is exclusive' is a pretty hollow statement, especially when you remind everyone you utterly exclusive big hitter has just released and they should buy it right now.

    Anyone who cared enough about the exclusive titles has bought two consoles by now all ready and the whole stupid arguement is just moot.

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