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This is Michael Shorrock. I’m the Director of 3rd Party Relations at SCEA. As you may have seen this morning/last night on GameHead with Geoff Keighley, we are announcing that a new franchise from Rockstar Games will be exclusive to PS3. As part of our long standing relationship with Rockstar, and the incredible success for both companies with the cultural icon that is Grand Theft Auto, we’ve agreed to the PlayStation exclusive rights of the next great franchise from the Rockstar studios.


http://blog.us.playstation.com/2007/...ve-to-the-ps3/


This could be why they dont care to much about the exclusive content that microsoft paid 50mil for. I wonder if it will turn out true and if it does will it be as successful as gta. IF it is that is a good thing for sony.
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well i dont think ill have to worry about buying a ps3 for a LONG time (until this or another exclusive title comes out, Resistance isnt quite cutting it for me)

i know, however, that i will need to buy a 360 once halo 3 and gta4 come around
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metal gear and ff13 would make me buy one but i already have one. I need a 360 for mass effect and i think thats about it lol. But i want one anyway cause they have some good games.
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By franchise they mean their entire following game lineup? This is extremely good news.
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i well not all there game lineup but just a series like gta was.
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that seems stupid somehow.
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Originally Posted by Znth View Post
that seems stupid somehow.
what that the ps3 is gonna get an exclusive new franchise?
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what that the ps3 is gonna get an exclusive new franchise?
Not for sony, but for rockstar.

Limiting the platforms and essentially limiting the market for new products doesn't seem like a good move for them.

Tell me I'm missing something?
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it all depends i mean from a profit stand point you are correct, i would assum eyou stand to make more money from releasing on multiple platforms. It could be due to perhaps capabilities of the ps3 maybe they want to fully utilize the cell or something who knows. Maybe they like dealing with sony better then microsoft. IM not gonna pretend to know why they choose to but i think there is always gonna be exclusives. Especially in cetain areas like rpg's cuase thats not really a big genre for the xbox compared with ps3.
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I hate the idea of these "exclusive" games. If I were a game studio like Crytek or a game publisher like Ubisoft or EA, I would market to all the platforms, regardless of the fact that the 'original' game debuted on the playstation 9 years ago or whatever. We should have Gears of War on the PS3 and Metal Gear on the 360.

That way game developers and publishers would make at least the same amount of money if not more and we could just choose which system we like better, and not have to by a high-failure-rate 360 because of Halo 3 or a way overpriced PS3 because of Metal Gear.
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