Comment on Square Enix Boss Gets Death Threats Over Xbox 360 FF13 by Alan:

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I really don’t understand all the hate over this decision of theirs. You have to be stupid not to see the benefit. Game available for more consoles means more copies sold means more money to pay for development of more games. Games are costing more and more to develop as technology to present them gets higher quality. In my opinion it’s retarded to produce games exclusively for one console, a complete and utter waste of money on the game assets.

Sure coercing your code to work on another unit is challenging and requires rewriting some large chunks of code, but it pales in comparison to the development cost of another game, so much so that it can and has saved many of the big game development companies departments. Just look at the Tales of series, if they had stuck with Playstation consoles, they’d already be in the grave, long before some of the best selling titles they ever produced were made.

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