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Ain’t no party like an Xbox party – Aaron Greenberg clarifies exclusivity stance and explains why the upcoming X019 is coming to London

With Gears 5 released on Steam, plus Ori and the Blind Forest coming to Switch, Aaron Greenberg, GM of games marketing, clarifies Xbox’s first-party strategy and fills us in on the thinking behind its upcoming London celebration, X019

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Sony: ‘No plans to dial back third-party deals in 2016’

Next year looks like one of the busiest in PlayStation’s history, but Sony says the packed release schedule won’t see it move away from deals with big third-party games. 2015 has arguably been defined by Sony’s reliance on third-party partnerships with major titles such as Star Wars Battlefront, Call of …

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Sony: We’re treating Destiny like a first-party game

Destiny may be an Activision title coming out on both PlayStation and Xbox, but Sony says it has given the title the first party treatment. "We’re treating it, for all intents and purposes internally, as if it’s a first-party release," Sony’s UK boss Fergal Gara told Eurogamer. "We’re wrapping our …

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Fewer first-party Vita games on the way as emphasis shifts to indies

PlayStation Vita owners can expect more indie titles but fewer triple-A first-party games in the future. That’s the admission of Sony Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, who when asked by Polygon if Vita will be getting fewer first-party games replied: "I would say, yes, that’s correct.” The reasons? Sony confesses to …

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Amazon announces Fire TV exclusive Sev Zero

After unveiling the new Fire TV, Amazon has detailed it will also be making its own games for the device. Sev Zero is new label Amazon Studios’ first game built for the Fire TV and is a Halo-style first-person shooter, which also mixes in tower defence elements and multiplayer components. …

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Iwata reaffirms Nintendo’s commitment to dedicated hardware

Dedicated video games hardware will remain Nintendo’s core focus, the company has pledged. We believe that we can capitalize the most on our strengths through a hardware-software integrated platform business, and therefore this type of dedicated video game platforms will remain our core focus,” president Satoru Iwata said in a …

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Miyamoto: Nintendo has ‘overcome the challenge’ of first party game shortages

Nintendo IS releasing enough first party games to propel its platforms forward. That’s the message from senior MD Shigeru Miyamoto, who when accused of releasing insufficient titles to support Wii U told investors: I interpret the question as asking whether we are making the same mistake every time we launch …

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Microsoft: Core first-party titles will see release on PC

Microsoft has shifted its focus back to developing Windows PC releases of first party titles, VP Phil Spencer has revealed. "I think it’s fair to say that we’ve lost our way a bit in supporting Windows games," Spencer told Shacknews. "But we’re back." Spencer noted that, despite the firm’s exclusive …

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Wii U "could be relegated to a first party only platform"

The second half of 2013 will be crucial to deciding the ultimate fate of Nintendo’s Wii U, one analyst has stated. And while Nintendo itself is not hosting a press conference at next week’s E3, the LA convention is still of vital importance to the struggling console. We believe the …

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