The Sony exec says they don't "feel the need" to post cheques with every publisher, they "feel very strongly" about their first-party games. Koller nods toward the Microsoft-Rockstar deal.
"Microsoft has had a much more lenient policy to writing cheques than we do," said Koller, speaking with . "We don’t feel the need to write cheques necessarily with every publisher, like they did with the Lost and Damned and some other titles, because we feel very strongly in our first-party line-up."
It's been rumoured that Microsoft peeled off some bills, around $50 million, and flew them Rockstar's way to secure two exclusive DLC episodes for Grand Theft Auto IV - neither Microsoft nor Rockstar have ever confirmed such a figure.
"I think it’s safe to say that we’d put our first-party line-up against anyone’s, and Microsoft and other manufacturers probably lead a little bit when they’re writing cheques about how they feel about their own internal line-up," continued the SCEA man.
No statistics have ever been released for The Lost and Damned's performance over Xbox Live, but it's believed it has sold around 1 million according to a "good source" reports .
The second episodic content for Grand Theft Auto IV is due sometime before October this year.