"Hey you, yes you, wake up! Stop dreaming. What? Is Resistance 3 on the Xbox 360 yet? No, pssh, what you are crazy? Wake up dude. There are just certain games you won't see on that Xbox 360 of yours. I know Insomniac is a third party development studio but you must understand, they have a very close relationship with Sony; besides, Sony owns the Resistance Intellectual Property (IP)."
"In fact, it's not only Resistance you won't see on that 360 of yours, but a plethora of other exclusive titles. Dude shut up and listen! I'll list the rest of them for you."
The game is not even out yet and already Xbox 360 owners are claiming that the title which was announced by Rockstar at this year's E3 as a PS3 exclusive, is really only timed and therefore shall see the light of day on the Xbox 360. That couldn't be further away from the truth.
Sony apparently owns the Agent IP so just like Halo, Agent won't cross-over to any other platform. The hardware giant also expects the title to have the same effect the GTA franchise had on the PS2. So forget it, this one belongs to PS3.
Quantum Theory: Tecmo has made it clear that this game, originally headed to the PC is a true PS exclusive. Another sign is the fact that Tecmo plans on using the PS3's full potential which some has argued is miles ahead of the Xbox 360's technology and therefore the title would not be able to run on the latter.
"Initially, the game concept was built around this game being a PC game," designer Keisuke Kikuchi said in an interview. "So the team started working on the gameplay portion on the PC, [but] we were pretty confident that we were going to be able to display and execute what we wanted using the power of the PS3."
Give it up 360 fans, you'll only be disappointed in the end.
UPDATE: Seems Like Tecmo has been paying attention to the popularity this article garnered because just two days ago our piece was posted and now they've announced that Quantum Theory will no longer be a PS3 exclusive but will also be available on the Xbox 360. Game's out spring of next year. Sorry PS3 owners, Sony needs to find a way to keep their exclusives just as their title states, exclusive.
Final Fantasy vs XIII:
We all know by now that Final Fantasy XIII has made peace with the XBox 360 and will be releasing worldwide for both platforms on March 7th, 2010. But we also know there's another big RPG title that's cooking in Square-Enix's Japan kitchen dubbed Final Fantasy vs XIII. From what we've seen, the title is mind-blowing: jaw-dropping visuals, excellent plot, and an overall bad-boy feel.
It's also a PS3 exclusive, and according to 360 owners, just like Square-Enix lied about Final Fantasy XIII, they'll do the same with this title. Err, no, they won't.
According to the publisher, the title is under vigorous development moving on nicely and there are no changes on the "exclusive" status. In other words it's not coming to the Xbox 360. What? Final Fantasy XIII is not sufficient enough? Oh well, deal with it.
12/05/09 Ernice Gilbert