Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Exclusively Multi-platform

With today's confirmation that Ubisoft's much-anticipated Assassin's Creed will appear on both Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, it looks like exclusivity is largely a thing of the past. There are a few exceptions, but with perennial exclusives like Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series moving towards multi-platform support, the general rule of thumb seems to be "if it runs on both platforms, it'll be released on both platforms". Once fanboy favoritism is put aside, this is definitely a good thing for gamers. We're used to being fought over like a kid in a bitter child custody battle, but it looks like we'll finally get the love we so richly deserve no matter which side we choose. How this'll change the dynamics of the console wars, we'll have to see. One thing is certain: it's definitely going to be an interesting generation.

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