While third-party exclusives appear to be dying out, Sony says they'll still welcome the opportunity to put such titles on the PlayStation 3.
In speaking to CVG , SCEE boss Andrew House said the recently revealed PS3 exclusive, DUST 514 , is "a great example of having an approach from a developer." House says the company is "always open" to third-party exclusives, and although he admits you won't see as much exclusive focus as we've seen in the past (due primarily to the increased cost of game development), opportunities still exist. Said House:
"I think there are clearly opportunities where developers or publishers want to focus their resources on a single platform – usually the one they think delivers the best experience for their vision around the game. That was the case with Dust and the guys from CCP."
Plus, he adds that these projects are great for attracting attention and getting headlines, as we saw at E3. In even better news, House hints that Sony might have something else up their sleeve before the year is out… Could it be another third-party exclusive we haven't yet heard about?
It's true that exclusivity is tough to do these days, but if there's one console that still welcomes designers who wish to focus on one platform, it's the PS3.