Sony Happy With Gamescom Conference, Not Interested in Timed Exclusive AAA Games

PlayStation Europe head Jim Ryan says the publisher has enough “powerful” first party studios.

Posted By | On 14th, Aug. 2014

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Microsoft may have made the biggest news at Gamescom with its announcement of timed exclusivity for Rise of the Tomb Raider but Sony isn’t worried. PlayStation Europe head Jim Ryan told CVG that third party partnerships with publishers like Activision for Destiny and a large network of studios insured the publisher wouldn’t need to procure exclusivity for third party titles.

“When you complement those two things we think that gives us a pretty complete position in the market. So do we feel the need to go out and buy outright exclusivity? Probably not.

“You saw last night [at Sony’s press conference] that before the media briefing we showed updated videos of games that we had revealed at E3. That’s because we wanted to keep the show itself full of new, fresh things. We think that gave us a good, strong, convincing portfolio of exclusive stuff and we’re happy with that.”

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