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Team 17 refutes "being bribed" for exclusivity on Xbox Live Arcade
Posted: 27.07.2009 13:54 by Simon Priest Comments: 7
Martyn Brown of Team 17 said he appreciates "PS3 owners getting pissed off" Alien Breed Evolution isn't there day one, but that's "up to Sony" to address.

Xbox Live sales and marketing clout "far outweighs" launching on both as a standalone publisher. Not the case of "here's some cash in a suitcase." Talk of bribery "all bollocks."

"The reason is that we've got a long relationship with Microsoft's first party unit. We get on great with them. In exchange for exclusivity we get a lot more promotion. We've got a closer deal with them. That's just how it is. It's unfortunate. That's just how we work," studio boss Brown tells VideoGamer.com.

"Obviously we'd like everything on every platform day one. The LIVE Arcade thing… we get accused of being bribed or we've took Microsoft's money, and it's all bollocks."

"If we were a standalone publisher, then yes we'd do both formats. But the sales and promotion we get on LIVE Arcade far outweighs the reason for doing that. It isn't the case of here's some cash in a suitcase. It just doesn't work like that. It would be nice if it did!"

"I appreciate PS3 owners getting pissed off because it's not on their platform immediately, but that's up to Sony I guess to address that," he added, it's just the way the world goes.

"You look at Super Stardust, which is exclusive to PS3. It works the other way round. For people complaining, at the same time, people on LIVE Arcade can't play Super Stardust or PAIN or a bunch of titles. It's just the way the world works really."

Has a platform exclusive really stung you, videogamer?

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Comments

By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 27, 2009
herodotus
Ahh the machinations that go on behind the scene. Sony the one and only? Not for these guys.
By melzerith (SI Core) on Jul 27, 2009
melzerith
"That's just how it is. It's unfortunate. That's just how we work". Are they telling us to go suck it?
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Jul 27, 2009
BoneArc
Wtf ... i dont get This anymore , WE used to Have a Fucking Sony's Playstations FTW Feeling and then things got Ugly .....
Fucking Fans Everywhere yelling PS 3 is bettah then Xbox
and it rlly happens lol
but WTF is that game? Alien Breed
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 27, 2009
herodotus
Or maybe Shadowgrounds: Survivor?
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Jul 28, 2009
BoneArc
I didnt understand what you said Hero. Did you mean that pic Is from Shadowgrounds : survivor? If so THen What is it and Consoles plz and PC if there is
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 28, 2009
herodotus
It just looks a lot like the PC game Shadowgrounds and the sequel Survivor. I know It's Alien Breed, but they do look very similar (Shadowgrounds being the superior game, natch!).
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Jul 29, 2009
BoneArc
Haha , Well atleast are they good games?