Martyn Brown of Team 17 said he appreciates "PS3 owners getting pissed off" Alien Breed Evolution isn't there day one, but that's "up to Sony" to address.
Xbox Live sales and marketing clout "far outweighs" launching on both as a standalone publisher. Not the case of "here's some cash in a suitcase." Talk of bribery "all bollocks."
"The reason is that we've got a long relationship with Microsoft's first party unit. We get on great with them. In exchange for exclusivity we get a lot more promotion. We've got a closer deal with them. That's just how it is. It's unfortunate. That's just how we work," studio boss Brown tells .
"Obviously we'd like everything on every platform day one. The LIVE Arcade thing… we get accused of being bribed or we've took Microsoft's money, and it's all bollocks."
"If we were a standalone publisher, then yes we'd do both formats. But the sales and promotion we get on LIVE Arcade far outweighs the reason for doing that. It isn't the case of here's some cash in a suitcase. It just doesn't work like that. It would be nice if it did!"
"I appreciate PS3 owners getting pissed off because it's not on their platform immediately, but that's up to Sony I guess to address that," he added, it's just the way the world goes.
"You look at Super Stardust, which is exclusive to PS3. It works the other way round. For people complaining, at the same time, people on LIVE Arcade can't play Super Stardust or PAIN or a bunch of titles. It's just the way the world works really."
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Team 17 refutes "being bribed" for exclusivity on Xbox Live Arcade
27 July 2009 | By Simon Priest