Submitted by MainEv3nt 69 1652d ago | news

Machinarium dev moves on to Sony after Microsoft passes on publishing its critical darling

A report late last week on XBLAFans.com claimed that Czech game studio Amanita Design had been "refused" a publishing deal to bring the critically-acclaimed Machinarium to Xbox Live Arcade, because the game was not an Xbox exclusive. While the quotes in the article were incendiary, they echoed information Joystiq received from developer Golgoth Studio earlier this year, when it too was denied a publishing deal from Microsoft for Toki HD. (Microsoft decided Toki HD didn't fit with its current portfolio.) (Machinarium, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Parapraxis  +   1652d ago
"They told us, 'It's not Microsoft-exclusive, we don't want it.'
Seriously MS, wtf.
Hellsvacancy  +   1652d ago
I know, if MS really thought like that half of its game library will b gone

I hope they strike a deal wid Sony, id buy it
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Sheikh Yerbouti  +   1652d ago
I can understand...
that Microsoft doesn't want to promote a product that is on the Wii or PS3, but Mac and Linux? Competition is competition.

Machinarium will do well on PSN.
RadientFlux  +   1651d ago
I don't blame Microsoft, if I was going to spend money on publishing a game. I would want a say on what systems the game comes out on.

I'm sure Sony feels the same way. Which is why you don't see any Sony published games on the X360.
retrohive  +   1652d ago
The game looks really cool. I hate that greed is getting in the way.
Bebedora  +   1652d ago
I've tried their web demo. It was really cool.
ef-u-2  +   1652d ago
All you sfb's need to cut it out game might be good but MS doesnt want Apple and Linux sloppy thirds they'll take Sony's sloppy seconds but not Apples they didnt even make the game compatable with Windows pc who does that? besides Sony with thier on consoles exclusives and even sony has some pc titles plus Neither Apple nor Linux are Even major players in the gaming industry Sony should be insulted as well to be chosen last after Apple, Linux and MS
CellularDivision  +   1652d ago
This article tells me that all rejected devs go for Sony.
nycredude  +   1651d ago
No it tells you that MS has too big of an ego and it clearly demonstrates MS's inability to do what is right for their consumers because of it.
Ninji  +   1652d ago
Poor xbots :(
I guess Microsoft doesn't want good games cluttering up XBLA. I guess studios just can't survive without Sony.
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