- In the world of video gaming exclusives mean life or death to some fanboys out there. The issue wasn't a hot topic last generation, but for some reason it has set the Internet a blaze this generation.
Many believe that once an exclusive is signed it is an iron-clad deal, but Tecmo proves that there are loop-holes to getting around these exclusive contracts.
I remember the bittersweet rivalry of the Sega Genesis and the SNES back in the day. Gamers argued that the Genesis was better due to graphics, while others argued that the SNES had better games. In the end better games did prove to be the deciding factor for the SNES.
Today, console manufacturer's are foaming at the mouth fighting over console exclusives. Sony has probably lost the most "potential" exclusive deals because of the company's strict no-payment for exclusive policy.
The company lost the opportunity to tie up some of the biggest titles such as Grand Theft Auto IV and Final Fantasy XIII. Read the previous coverage on how Sony turned down an exclusive deal from Take-Two here
However, it seems that the once thought iron-clad exclusive contract with Microsoft is not...