Michael Pachter: "No More 3rd Party Exclusives Ever Again"


Michael Pachter, a games analyst from Wedbush Securities, talks about the future of games exclusivity from third-parties in the latest Pach-Attack from GameTrailers.com. Pachter explains how he doesn’t see Third-Party Developers ignore either console in the future:

“Going forward I don’t think you’re going to get a lot of Xbox 360 or PS3 exclusives from publishers,” said Pachter

“You will still get them from developers, so guys like Insomniac who keep making PS3-exclusives, but I don’t think you’re going to see Ubisoft or Take-Two or Activision do an Xbox 360 or PS3 exclusive ever again because the install base of the two consoles is just too big to ignore. They’d be giving up way too much unless Microsoft is willing to pay up.

“I don’t think Microsoft is willing to pay up what it’s going to take to ignore that whole PS3 crowd.”

Pachter also talks about how he sees Mass Effect 2 coming to the PS3 sooner or later, and that future installments of the game will definitely be on the PlayStation 3:

“I have heard from Microsoft and I’ve actually heard from EA we probably won’t see Mass Effect 1 ever on PS3,” said Pachter, speaking on this week’s GameTrailers.com Pach-Attack.

“I’m not sure that’s true of Mass Effect 2 and I’m certain it’s not true of Mass Effect 3, 4, 5 and 6.

“I think you’ll see a Mass Effect game and extension of the franchise on PS3.”

I think Pachter predictions are very likely to be true, game developers will just not be able to afford to ignore one console for the other and either Sony or Microsoft will be in a similar situation whereas it will cost too much to get exclusivity from Third Party Developers.

Thanks to GamerZine.comfor the news and you can see the clip of Pach-Attack below thanks to GameTrailers.com:

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