Age Of Exclusive Games Coming To An End – Insomniac Games

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When Insomniac Games announced that it was breaking away from making exclusive games for Sony platforms, and was instead moving into a partnership with EA Partners, many PS fans cried foul, but the firm’s founder, Ted Price, believes the age of exclusives has come to an end.

That’s what he believes, and speaking in an interview with VG247, explained his stance.

“It’s certainly possible. I mean, I can’t speak for first-party publishers. I believe that there are just more opportunities to get your IP out in front of a greater audience if you are on more platforms,” Price answered when asked if the age of exclusives was coming to a close. “So whether or not first-party exclusives continue is really up to those first-party publishers and whether or not they can find companies who are willing to restrict themselves to one platform.

However, if you look at the first-party publishers, it’s no longer about one platform. Sony has multiple platforms: PSP, Vita, PS3. And Microsoft has Xbox 360, Windows, and Windows Phone. So it used to be that, if you were working with a first-party, you really were on one console. Period. But that’s no longer the case either.”

What do you guys think? Will Sony ever make first-party games to be released on Nintendo and Microsoft’s platforms? I would think it would be a profitable move, but is it plausible? Share your thoughts.

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5 Comments on "Age Of Exclusive Games Coming To An End – Insomniac Games"

  1. smoge February 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm -

    If sony released U2 on xbox just before U3 was due to come out on PS3 and U3 was PS3 exclusive then maybe.

  2. benzo February 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm -

    Insomniac Games wants the $$$$$$$. Plain and simple. Loyalty means nothing when compared to a company’s bottom line. Its sad,but an alarming trend in business these days. Oh well…i hope their multiplat game sux whale shark balls! And yes….sour grapes abound lol!!

  3. CaribbeanCLANK February 9, 2012 at 7:14 pm -

    Blah,Blah,Blah….Ted Price is an idiot and Exclusives are NOT going away anytime soon. As long as there are different consoles there will be a market and reason for companys to invest in exclusive content.

  4. nick February 10, 2012 at 3:52 am -

    read what he said.
    hes right its not feesable developers funding games themselves and sticking to one platform.
    if your first party then its fine your not funding the game, so who gives a shit if you spent 40M making a game and end up making sales to 20M.
    this was only inevitable, we only have ourselves to blame simply because insomniacs games have never sold the units they deserved!
    they have never been getting the sales they need, so of course there going to go looking for other markets!
    if your at 1 pond fishing for a month and catch 10 fish out of your needed 50, are you going to stick to that pond for the rest of your life?
    of course not!

  5. CaribbeanCLANK February 10, 2012 at 6:26 am -


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