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Owlchemy on why it chose to avoid VR platform exclusivity

Job Simulator developer Owlchemy has said that It believes platform exclusivity should be avoided when possible. Its game has been one of the early successes in the virtual reality sector, and CEO Alex Schwartz has said that part of this success has been down to the company’s efforts to ensure …

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Square Enix: ‘We knew Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity would disappoint fans’

The decision to make Rise of the Tomb Raider a timed Xbox One exclusive was a tough one, Square Enix has admitted, but one that it believes will bring long-term benefits to the series. "I hope fans know that it wasn’t an easy decision,” CEO Phil Rogers told Examiner. I …

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Xbox boss Spencer: ‘I’ll make amends for Street Fighter V loss’

‘Business deals happen’ – that’s the reaction from Xbox boss Phil Spencer to the news that Street Fighter V will be a PS4 console exclusive. Capcom’s game was last week revealed as a PS4 and PC exclusive. Business deals happen. We won’t do all of them,” Spencer said on Twitter. …

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Square Enix ‘didn’t intend to cause confusion’ with Rise of the Tomb Raider announcement

While Gamescom was a good platform to announce Rise of the Tomb Raider’s exclusivity, it was not the place to go into detail. That’s according to Square Enix, which has published a Q&A apologising for the confusion surrounding the confirmation of the game’s Xbox exclusivity but claiming that misleading gamers …

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Sony says that it doesn’t feel the need to pay for exclusivity

Do we feel the need to go out and buy outright exclusivity? Probably not.” That’s the assessment of PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan who has told CVG that the combination of Sony’s own first party developer network and PS4’s market-leading position are strong enough propositions as it is. I think …

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Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to Xbox One AND Xbox 360

Square Enix’s Rise of the Tomb Raider will be released not only on Xbox One but also on Xbox 360. The confirmation comes from Xbox boss Phil Spencer, who confirmed the formats to Eurogamer. Why Spencer couldn’t confirm the news on stage yesterday, or in subsequent interviews, remains unclear. And …

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