One of the main news this week from Gamescom was posting Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Later it turned out that the exclusivity of the time, but a precedent in any case strange, given that the restart of Tomb Raider has been available on all platforms. In an interview with CVG European head office PlayStation Jim Ryan (Jim Ryan) said that Sony does not need such transactions, buying a temporary or permanent exclusivity.
“You see, we have a huge amount of his own studio, which is working on a permanent exclusives for the PlayStation – he said. – And we conclude partnership agreements with third-party developers, only when there is some kind of sense. Take a look at our relationship with Activision regarding Destiny – from them and good for them and us, and consumers. That is why our position in the market is quite stable.”
“Do we need to buy the exclusivity of a project? I think not. You saw that we showed at Gamescom trailers already announced projects prior to the conference, in particular, inFamous: First Light and The Order 1886. That’s because we wanted to show as many new games never seen before. Through such actions we have a rich and broad portfolio of exclusive games, and we are satisfied” – said Ryan.