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Shazly 10-29-2008 02:18 PM

Sony UK boss on DLC: 'Nothing is ever exclusive'
 
Sony Computer Entertainment UK managing director Ray Maguire has told VideoGamer.com that "nothing is ever exclusive" in response to questions surrounding exclusive DLC on Microsoft's Xbox 360.

Microsoft has tied up Xbox 360 exclusive downloadable content for some of this year's biggest games, including GTA 4, Fallout 3 and Tomb Raider: Underworld, leading to complaints from some PS3 owners that Sony isn't doing enough for them.

However, speaking to VideoGamer.com at the Games 3.0 conference in London earlier this week, Maguire rejected those complaints, saying he would "much rather that we (Sony) were investing money into making sure that we've got great R&D and we start producing games like LittleBigPlanet rather than paying other people a huge amount of money to stop people playing their product."

Maguire's "nothing is ever exclusive" comment is certain to add fuel to speculation that the high profile GTA 4 DLC that is due for release exclusively on the Xbox 360 will eventually make its way to the PS3.

Back in May, SCEE boss David Reeves told VideoGamer.com in that PS3-owners "probably will see" GTA 4 DLC, and described the deal as "the last shot they (Microsoft) have".

When asked if he had any message for PS3-owners who feel frustrated at the fact that they won't be have access to downloadable content for GTA 4, Fallout 3 and Tomb Raider: Underworld, Maguire replied: "One thing to remember, nothing is ever exclusive. Things get wrapped up for a period of time for a large amount of money and if it's a strategic decision by competition to do that then we have to live with that."

He added: "Obviously, what we have to do is make sure that our business plan is adhered to and we have the amount of money to invest in games rather than investing in stopping other people making games and progressing. So I would much rather that we were investing money into making sure that we've got great R&D and we start producing games like LittleBigPlanet, rather than paying other people a huge amount of money to stop people playing their product."

When we pressed Maguire on the subject, asking him directly if exclusive Xbox 360 DLC might eventually come to the PS3, he dodged the issue, saying: "You have to remember that most third-party publishers of course have a business proposition that covers all platforms. With our own of course it's different because our investment would purely be on our own platforms, and that's the same as any first party. That's a small part of the overall offering nowadays and the days of big exclusives, I think they were over a couple of years ago but they're certainly over now."

Be sure to check the site later this week for VideoGamer.com's interview with Ray Maguire in full.

What do you think? Will Xbox 360 exclusive DLC eventually come to the PS3? Would you prefer Sony to invest in R&D than in exclusive DLC? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source:
http://www.videogamer.com/news/29-10-2008-9789.html

Ash_735 10-29-2008 02:23 PM

Sony: Nothing is ever exclusive, ...and we fucking know! :(

De7erminist 10-30-2008 09:47 AM

Oh yea, nothing is ever exclusive. We took your word for that, and now we've got Final Fantasy XIII on the Xbox 360! And maybe even Metal Gear Solid 4, is that a hint?

But then again, if nothing is ever exclusive, what about Halo 3?

TimBud 10-30-2008 09:58 AM

By the time its not exlcusive anymore, the next GTA will be out and it won't matter.
All the Sony can say about the GTAIV DLC is complete PR bullshit, because they will never have access to the contract between M$ and R*. So will never know what they are talking about or even the term of contract.

Hellfire 10-31-2008 07:27 AM

Didn't Microsoft pay something like $300 million for the exclusive DLC. If Rockstar said Sony are getting it as well, i'm pretty sure M$ would sue the crap out of them.

claud3 10-31-2008 07:32 AM

They paid $55 million for the DLC exclusive

zeeshan810 11-13-2008 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hellfire (Post 1894800)
Didn't Microsoft pay something like $300 million for the exclusive DLC. If Rockstar said Sony are getting it as well, i'm pretty sure M$ would sue the crap out of them.


They paid $50 million for 2 DLC for xbox360. :rolleyes:

You might never know DLC will come to PS3 after they come on XBOX360. :confused:

Slim Trashman 11-13-2008 10:00 PM

Nothing is ever exclusive especially when it is related to GTA :P

lillb 11-13-2008 11:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by }{oT~dEv1L 666 (Post 1894193)
Oh yea, nothing is ever exclusive. We took your word for that, and now we've got Final Fantasy XIII on the Xbox 360! And maybe even Metal Gear Solid 4, is that a hint?

But then again, if nothing is ever exclusive, what about Halo 3?

halo was a first party game of course it would be exclusive

Fry 11-13-2008 11:52 PM

I love watching childish fanboys get up in arms about which console is better, It amuses me......but at the same time it saddens me that these 13 year old kids will one day be running our countries.

Ash_735 11-14-2008 04:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slim Trashman (Post 1902271)
Nothing is ever exclusive especially when it is related to GTA :P

You have to admit though, The "Stories" games have stuck pretty well, even though they came out on PS2 they've still remained exclusive to Sony.

rcguy150 11-14-2008 01:00 PM

If the DLC is exclusive to Microsoft, will they offer it to the PC version sometime too?

Cutts 11-14-2008 10:37 PM

Ofcourse he's going to say that. He wants people to buy the PS3 version, and if they think they're getting DLC out of it it'll sell more copies.

Jaytow 11-15-2008 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shazly (Post 1893694)
Sony Computer Entertainment UK managing director Ray Maguire has told VideoGamer.com that "nothing is ever exclusive" in response to questions surrounding exclusive DLC on Microsoft's Xbox 360.

Microsoft has tied up Xbox 360 exclusive downloadable content for some of this year's biggest games, including GTA 4, Fallout 3 and Tomb Raider: Underworld, leading to complaints from some PS3 owners that Sony isn't doing enough for them.

However, speaking to VideoGamer.com at the Games 3.0 conference in London earlier this week, Maguire rejected those complaints, saying he would "much rather that we (Sony) were investing money into making sure that we've got great R&D and we start producing games like LittleBigPlanet rather than paying other people a huge amount of money to stop people playing their product."

Maguire's "nothing is ever exclusive" comment is certain to add fuel to speculation that the high profile GTA 4 DLC that is due for release exclusively on the Xbox 360 will eventually make its way to the PS3.

Back in May, SCEE boss David Reeves told VideoGamer.com in that PS3-owners "probably will see" GTA 4 DLC, and described the deal as "the last shot they (Microsoft) have".

When asked if he had any message for PS3-owners who feel frustrated at the fact that they won't be have access to downloadable content for GTA 4, Fallout 3 and Tomb Raider: Underworld, Maguire replied: "One thing to remember, nothing is ever exclusive. Things get wrapped up for a period of time for a large amount of money and if it's a strategic decision by competition to do that then we have to live with that."

He added: "Obviously, what we have to do is make sure that our business plan is adhered to and we have the amount of money to invest in games rather than investing in stopping other people making games and progressing. So I would much rather that we were investing money into making sure that we've got great R&D and we start producing games like LittleBigPlanet, rather than paying other people a huge amount of money to stop people playing their product."

When we pressed Maguire on the subject, asking him directly if exclusive Xbox 360 DLC might eventually come to the PS3, he dodged the issue, saying: "You have to remember that most third-party publishers of course have a business proposition that covers all platforms. With our own of course it's different because our investment would purely be on our own platforms, and that's the same as any first party. That's a small part of the overall offering nowadays and the days of big exclusives, I think they were over a couple of years ago but they're certainly over now."

Be sure to check the site later this week for VideoGamer.com's interview with Ray Maguire in full.

What do you think? Will Xbox 360 exclusive DLC eventually come to the PS3? Would you prefer Sony to invest in R&D than in exclusive DLC? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source:
http://www.videogamer.com/news/29-10-2008-9789.html


Yeah, yeah I totally agree nothing is exclusive except if there happened to be 50 Million dollars thrown into the mix but that's never going to happen...... Oh wait it was. Nvm :) keep smiling ps3 fanboys, this is why I bought both consoles baby yeahhhhhhhh!

jim_genius5 11-22-2008 06:50 AM

I believe it's unlikely for the Lost and Damned to come out to the ps3, but if I remember correctly, R* did announce downloadable content for the ps3, featuring new cars and weapons.


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