PlayStation’s Andrew House “Wouldn’t Write off the Possibility of Full Exclusives” by Third Parties

December 18, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


While it was disappointing to hear about Titanfall skipping PlayStation entirely, those who bought Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on a PS3 or PS4 experienced exclusive content, with both Watch Dogs and Destiny getting preferential treatment on Sony consoles when they release next year.

In the PS4 and Xbox One generation, it appears as though third-party exclusives won’t happen as much as they did before, but as Sony Computer Entertainment President Andrew House told The Guardian, “I wouldn’t write off the possibility of full exclusives. But what is equally resonant is the presence of some form of exclusive content within a multi-platform franchise.”

“What’s more important,” House added, “Is not to try and craft something that is just exclusive for the sake of it, but that takes full advantage of the PlayStation 4’s capabilities, in a way that perhaps isn’t possible for the competition. That’s something we’ll develop over time.”

When it comes to third-party titles on both the PS4 and Xbox One, House said they’re “confident that our architecture, particularly around graphics performance, is really going to make our games sing on PlayStation 4 – even those that are multi-platform.”

House also talked about Gaikai briefly and how “it starts with PlayStation 4, then it’s possible on PlayStation Vita, but eventually it will move out to things like smart TVs and other connected boxes.”

In recent memory, what has been your favorite third-party exclusive? Let us know in the comments below.