3rd Party Exclusives: Will they Return Later On?
First off, I mean FULL exclusives. Not on PC, just full exclusives. I've noticed we're seeing a lot of 1st party exclusives, which are ALWAYS key. At this years E3, we saw a lot of great 3rd party games, which we thought were exclusives. Like Final Fantasy XV. As you may know, that game was originally named Final Fantasy Versus XIII. I found it quite strange that Square Enix was putting it on the XB1. This was Square's perfect chance to make this game exclusive to PS4. I seriously think the FF series as well as KH should be exclusive to PS4. Same goes for Kingdom Hearts III. I was also a bit annoyed. I know Square Enix needs the money right now, but the fact is even if it was exclusive to PS4 they would be swimming in money, as all these games will sell best on PS4 even if they do end up on PC (highly doubt it though). FF Versus was promised to be a PS3 exclusive. I was actually hyper when they announced it for the PS4, the only thing that annoyed me was that it was for the XB1. KHIII is a game that ends the current saga so it's almost rendered pointless on putting it on the XB1, seeing as the story is so convoluted. I know Nintendo has the most spinoffs, but they have none of the two numbered titles and only two of their spinoffs have any story significance. I think BBS is the most important and seeing as the PS3 is getting KH 1.5 and most likely 2.5 exclusively, that leaves Nintendo with nothing really significant. Yoichi Wada, the former CEO has now been... moved to chairman of the board. He won't be able to make any big decisions. He seemed to have a thing for the 360, seeing as he's lets Square produce exclusives for that but none on PS3. Most likely because the 360 was easier to develop for. Now the PS4 is much easier to develop for and has more power. My point is, I was disappointed that those 2 games weren't exclusives to PS4. The XB1 versions make them both take more time, higher development costs and they would both be held back by the XB1. That's not to say it's not next gen. I'm just saying the PS4 is more powerful and deserves to be able to show it. And don't forget, both of these games were announced for the Xbox One when it still had the DRM, so I almost found it insulting. Obviously, the full power of the PS4 will not be used for years, but the progress of the power would be show through years. A lot of 3rd party games were what we thought were exclusives. So my question is this. Do you think we'll see more 3rd party exclusives later on, from developers being more used to the tech and as Sony and MS lock more exclusives? Right now, Sony and MS are really focusing on getting the 1st party games out there to gain momentum for their consoles first, then use the money for a few 3rd party exclusives, which is probably a factor in why Sony didn't lock FFXV and KH3 as exclusives. I know the PS4 might get exclusive content but still. That's how I see it. I expect Sony to lock a lot of Japanese 3rd party exclusives and MS to lock a few western exclusives here and there later on. 3rd party exclusives are always things that I love. I'd really rather not see these games come to PC and if they do anyway, it'' be a one time deal. What do you guys think?