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Sony’s Andrew House comments on third-party exclusives for PS4

Andrew House made a few comments about third-party exclusives for the PS4 next-generation system. (Andrew House, PS4)

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colonel179  +   123d ago
I wish Sony had third party exclusives again. They had a lot of them in the PS2 era, and even though it's harder to get developers to agree to an exclusive title, I hope Sony can make them happen this generation. Microsoft has tons of money to waste, but maybe if the PS4 sells much better than the Xbox One, they can get deals happen.
pyramidshead  +   123d ago
If I'm honest I highly doubt we'll see major third party exclusives on PS4. I think Sony would rather sink money into their first party instead.

Sony has the advantage of having a wealth of studios.

Microsoft has the advantage of having wealth to buy exclusives.
tarbis  +   123d ago
It will like how the PS3 now is being flooded by exclusives from both west and east.
come_bom  +   123d ago
Are you that selfish ? Will you enjoy the game more if it's a 3rd party exclusive ? Let other people enjoy the game. I'm against 3rd party exclusives.
JunoDivided  +   123d ago
But if it is exclusive it is best for the developers to make the best game they can make... That is why I believe it is good Titian Fall (at least the first one) is good to be exclusive because they have a small team working on it so it can be a better game.
colonel179  +   123d ago
It's not about being selfish. It's about taking advantage of the hardware.
LKHGFDSA  +   123d ago
I think it makes a difference what platform the game is developed for, you can tell when a PS3 game was made on the 360. I can only imagine exclusives for the PS4 would make greater use of exclusive features and capabilities.
TI_21  +   123d ago
If the devs didn't cripple the input to match all those controllers I'd be completely fine with it. However that just isn't the case, just take a look at the PS4 version of BF4.

They didn't make use of the touchpad at all, even though there are a ton of PC exclusive inputs which would have fitted the touchpad control very nicely.
theDivision  +   123d ago
The only thing I enjoy about an exclusive is the ability for the studio to maximize the games potential. Besides that I agree I don't really like exclusives.
mp1289  +   122d ago
@JunoDivided. Titanfall is different because its not actually exclusive. They still need a team for the pc and 360 version.
Catoplepas  +   123d ago
They still have a considerable amount. Hell, this year alone there's been at least 5 I can think of. 2014 is inundated with them.

I'm not trolling, but that's one of the reasons I stick with Sony. A hefty 3rd party exclusive library is just a given. It requires no stipends, coercion, or prodding on their part.
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D-riders  +   123d ago
noooooo MS doesn't have tons of money to waste on video games, this isn't true.
Possibly the biggest lie since xbox induction. MS does not have tons of money to throw at their game division. No matter how much money they have,the games industry doesn't have open access to that.
They have a budget that is underneath,higher executives, stock holders and a whole mess of other people to go through to get access to money.
Xbox isn't in a position to have constant years like n64 and Gamecube for Nintendo. Two consoles that were shit in sales.
Its not like MS can just keep pouring money into their game division. Hell the company division is facing closure if they don't produce.

why do you think you are seeing statements That's say its good for the industry if xbox and ps4 does good. MS wasn't saying that shit when they had a 13 million lead in the US. They were cocky as sh1t.
DigitalRaptor  +   123d ago
Shenmue. That is all.

There's already buzz around PS4 for that, with much deliberation on Sony's part and passionate fans spurring them on to help get that game made.

And that would be one of the biggest megatons of all.
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Volkama  +   123d ago
Shenmue has a tiny insignificant following. They're just very passionate.

If the IP had any real value Sega would have made a platformer and cart racing spin-off for the iPhone by now.
DigitalRaptor  +   122d ago
That hardly matters much.

Shadow of the Colossus and Ico have been considered masterpieces of gaming for years now by pretty much the entire industry and those games sold roughly the same amount of copies that Shenmue did. The original Shenmue sold over a million copies on the DC, and so it could be said that the series has over a million fans, which is no "insignificant" number.

The true value of Shenmue's following was never fully realised due to bad corporate decisions especially from idiots like Peter Moore who sold the game out to the Xbox, to get a footway into Microsoft when Sega was tanking.

Shenmue III is still one of the most fan-requested sequels of all time. It has one of the most passionate fanbases of all time, so I wouldn't underestimate how an exclusive sequel would go down on PS4.

If Sega wasn't apprehensive about losing any more money on Shenmue, their best efforts wouldn't have been adding Ryo as a DLC character in All-Stars Racing. Shenmue is valuable, or they wouldn't be keeping it rather than selling it on to many interested parties who would snap it up without a second thought.
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ShwankyShpanky  +   122d ago
Can somebody explain the deal with Shenmue? I'm not familiar with it, but I've seen people hyped about it... YouTubed some gameplay and skipped through it... looks like a QTE-fest.

And apparently you could buy Sonic figurines from gumball machines.
Gratisfaction  +   123d ago
Every time I see more of Deep Down, I get more excited! With this being a free-to-play game as well!

I hope we see more in the near future and for other exclusives. Sony's E3 2014 conference will be astounding!
dsswoosh  +   123d ago
Deep Down wont end well.

Either the game will be as boring as it looks


The game will be great and it will be buy to win.

Free to play simply doesnt exist in these kinds of games.
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robtion  +   123d ago
I was excited for it but now I'm getting worried. I am yet to find a free to play game on par with a good retail game.
Back-to-Back  +   123d ago
With capcom making a f2p you better get the lube out. They are the kings of taking advantage of their customers.
Pinkdolphinyfg  +   123d ago
I can't wait to see the hypocrisy in these comments.
tarbis  +   123d ago
I'm there will be more to come just give the developers time to play with features of the console.
Gabenbrah  +   123d ago
I think we'll see Sony securing a megaton of a game as an exclusive like MS did for Titanfall, only time will tell though.
MidnytRain  +   123d ago
You mean have it launch on PC and eventually come to all the other platforms?
Convas  +   123d ago
But if it's a deal like Titanfall, then we can all spam EVERY topic saying we'll get it on PC and that's no fun!

For you guys at least.
G20WLY  +   123d ago
I'll get the best, cheapest version.

ON PC !! ;-D
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DigitalRaptor  +   123d ago
As I said above, I'm expecting something regarding Shenmue.

I know as fans, we often get ahead of ourselves with that, but there's been far too much Shenmue related news recently, with PS4 seeming to get most of the headlines in that regard. Now at GDC 2014, Yu Suzuki is giving a presentation dissecting Shenmue, and Mark Cerny will be there with him. That could be a platform to announce something so many of us have been waiting for.

Let's keep the hope alive, as it's the most realistic chance we've seen, EVER.

This video says it all: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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RiPPn  +   123d ago
Exclusive content has never swayed me to buy a game on one system over the other, so I don't agree with him there, however I do understand I'm not everybody and he probably does know better. But one thing I do know for sure is that if the game is exclusive to one platform, that's the platform everyone choses.
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Armadilo21  +   123d ago
If sony has the money
Adolph Fitler  +   123d ago
Both consoles will get 3rd party exclusives...Maybe never like PS1 & PS2 again, but they are & will get them...as proven with Capcom doing DR3 as a Xbone exclusive, & the other new IP exclusive for PS4..Can't think of name, but looks a but like Dark Souls & Dragons Dogma meshed together.
Anyway, I'm pretty sure, PS4 will attract some exclusives for 3rd parties, & if not, they have enough 1st party studios to hammer out some of the best games of the gen...with SMS & ND leading the charge, along with Japan Studios, Bend, & there gimped, cut & hacked up London based STUDIO....I hope they do make some big $$$ from PS4, PS3 & Vita success, as I'd really like to see teams like Zipper, London Studios, Cambrdidge Studios, Team Soho, & all the other GREAT 1st parties, that monetary issues forced Sony to close over the past 2-3yrs....Some f^cking fine development teams were axed, & especially the European ones, who made & released excellent, high quality games like Wipeout, & even the last Socom & Unit 13, these were better than average games, & the studios were shut down, while Team Ico, did sh!t & still hasn't released there overhyped game, yet the continue to exist....Don't get me wrong, I love there games,....but commercially they fail, & the money spent to make them, cannot be recouped....

I also really wish I could have bought my PS4 with a new Motorstorm, as ALL next gen racing games suck...I bought my PS4 with NFS, & while it is pretty good, a Motorstorm would have kicked sh!t out of it.
I hope Evolution make another MS game, but instead of setting it in one type of environment, take that sh~t everywhere,, snow, mud, paradise islands, volcano's, jungle, everywhere.

And get the boys back together & onto The Getaway 3, 8 Days, & a new Medievil. The world is a worse place without a new Dan Fortesque adventure.
DanielGearSolid  +   123d ago
3rd party exclusives make no sense anymore. Dead rising 3 is a perfect example. The game sold like crap so far.
At this point publisher greed is the only reason for multiplat... And it might not even be as beneficial as they think
DanielGearSolid  +   123d ago
Co-developed games are a different story.
Rhezin  +   123d ago
ugh I HATE examiner! So many ads! and they make you watch video before you can read an article! BS!
bigfish  +   123d ago
Sony should acquire exclusivity to the big names like GTA, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, Resident Evil etc these games belong on the PLaystation... MS could have the rest like Assasins Creed, Far Cry, Disneys Magical Adventure.
LoveOfTheGame  +   122d ago
Those games, in now way, belong on any one console and deserve to be as widespread as possible (as long as FF and RE step up their game lol).
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GraveLord  +   122d ago
Translation: We have none.

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