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Another Third-Party PlayStation 3 Exclusive Disappears: Tekken 6

When Square-Enix revealed that Final Fantasy XIII was no longer a PlayStation 3 exclusive (at least as far as North America was concerned), everybody went ballistic. But in this generation, it appears to be the natural order of things: the third-party exclusive, as we at PSXE have been saying for well over a year, is just about extinct. Want another example?

According to the latest edition of gaming publication GameEX, an interview with Tekken 6 developer Maruki Suzaki first announces an estimated release date for the highly anticipated fighter. It's "sometime in December of this year" for Japan, but when asked to confirm if the game would be exclusive to the PlayStation 3, his answer was this: "No. It hasn't been determined yet as of the moment, but we are developing it for PlayStation 3 so you can play it." When pressed about whether or not Tekken 6 would come to the 360, Suzaki said that currently, they "have no idea," but where else would they bring the title? The PC? The Wii? Either way, it seems that - unless Suzaki misinterpreted the exclusivity question, which would be tough to do - Tekken 6 can't be labeled as a PS3 exclusive. The system still has plenty of promising first-party exclusives, but the third-party studios are really looking to up their profit potential by expanding. It costs a lot of money to produce a game these days, remember.

The silver lining for PS3 owners in this scenario is the obvious fact that the team is certainly developing Tekken 6 on Sony's machine first. If it goes anywhere else, it's likely to be a port, so the PS3 version ought to be the best. As for what other platform it's going to, and if it'll be a simultaneous release across the multiple platforms...that remains unknown for now.

Related Game(s): Tekken 6

7/22/2008 Ben Dutka

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pavlovic
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 10:56:59 AM
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The other platform could be... Arcades?

The first party exclusives and the side services will have the hardware sold.

I know some people that will be mad with this news

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Jordahn
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 11:15:42 AM
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People have placed too much emphasis on the word "exclusive" as of late. There were many titles that were only on the PS2 that were not on any other console. At the time it might have been exclusively on the PS2, but not because the developers excluded any other options (such as MGS4 for the PS3). Usually it was just because there were no other plans at the time to put the game on another system without ruling out the possibility. Too many people are looking at "exclusive" as meaning "no other option but one" when is can also mean "for the time being without ruling other options."

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Nightshade386
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 11:18:23 AM
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Namco has plenty of onther games on the 360. So this is really no shock. 3rd party exclusives are quickly becoming a thing of the past, especially when you can get a deeper market penetration by putting your game on as many consoles as possible. It's sound buisness sense. Only fanboys would be upset by this kind of news.

Last edited by Nightshade386 on 7/22/2008 11:19:04 AM

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 11:54:24 AM
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As long as it's developed for the PS3 and then dumbed down for the 360 instead of both systems getting a gimped version, I'm all good. Can't wait to play it.

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 3:32:57 PM

your messed up lol

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The_Chimeran
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 1:00:15 PM
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i only won't be mad if there is cross platform online matches, that is assuming it's gonna have it, and they return ogre.

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Dustinwp
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 1:52:02 PM
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It seems to me that the PS3 is loosing their third party exclusives and MS some how are holding on to a majority of theirs.I think Sony should purchase more game studios if they plan to compete with only first party titles.I hope I made a good investment buying a PS3,because I am starting to worry a little bit about MS's bottomless pockets purchasing every title in existence.

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The_Chimeran
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 2:54:08 PM

i'm betting that especially with the ps3 install base now a days microsoft is gonna have to pay a lot more to secure more third-party exclusive titles. And also with the ps3's definite exclusives, the games that we know will always be multiplatform, i.e Call of Duty, madden, the fact that ps3 does give developers more space and power, i think the ps3 is a fine purchase. But kind of like ben said and what i've been noticing you can't really be a satisfied gamer until you have both.

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Props
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 2:11:56 PM
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First FFXIII now this, come on...whats next ridge racer. it seems like lately all these companies care about one thing and thats the dollar bill... there's no loyality in this business. also another thing why are these companies making the same exact game for both systems, isn't the PS3 a more powerful system(look at the specs) why make it look the same.. when one system could out do the other.

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 3:53:25 PM

Um Ridge Racer 6 was an exclusive to the 360.

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 2:20:18 PM
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Surprisingly...this one doesn't get under my skin. Maybe its cuz Ben had a way of telling me and everyone else to calm down about losing exclusives via our FFXIII meltdown :-P

M$ needs to spend the money to get games, they are not exactly creative themselves lol

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 2:23:53 PM
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There is some question about this...I'm trying to nail down some actual evidence to prove the situation one way or the other.

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The_Chimeran
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 2:55:34 PM

All this work for 2 guys, i don't think i'll ever understand. also, this is also a question for everyone, does tekken support online play or am I just assuming to much.

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 3:35:24 PM
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it does support online

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Jizmack
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 3:49:22 PM
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hmm loved this series hopes it decides to stay ps3.

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 3:52:35 PM
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Tekken has never been on any other console before. The only thing else its been on is the GBA, and that game sucked. I think it's still up for grabs as far as exclusivity.

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karneli lll
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 3:59:09 PM
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we all know that developers want to make the ps3 and 360 versions of their games the same,so even if the game is developed for the ps3 first content will always be cut from the ps3 version so that it will be identical to the 360 version.

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rzone08
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 4:16:06 PM
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i doubt it will go to other platforms like the 360, why do i say that is beacuse tekken has always been on playstation, also if you think about it tekken is playstations true fighting game that started it and when you think about its like saying dead or alive will be on ps3, but yet its a xbox exclusive, its the same thing. but i really do hope it stays with ps!

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The_Chimeran
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 6:18:19 PM

metal gear solid started out on ps1 but mgs3 was ported over to the ps3. and dead or alive 2 hardcore was ported over to the ps2. Yeah you'd hope it stays loyal but then again developers need money.

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 6:38:23 PM

Umm you do notice that they are all Sony Playstation brands.... Right Chimeran? I don't think that really hurts or rewards anything... lol..

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rzone08
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 7:09:14 PM
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namco is making all this money due to the fact that they are putting every game out multiplatform besides tekken, im telling you they will keep tekken 6 exclusive, this is just all hype bullshit stuff to get people scared of losing tekken. also there are lots of bullshit xbox fans that make up websites and just write information on there to get a hype started beacuse they know they want that game but yet they aint gonna get it!

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Booshwa
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 11:32:27 PM
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The present and future of video games is 1st party exclusives and all 3rd party games will be multiplatform but each consoles will fight over exclusive DLC and release dates. Take for example Rock Band 2 which is time exclusive for the Xbox 360. I really don't care about games being shared on multiple platforms and I can't blame the devolpers because it is a business in which sometimes loyality and fans are put after money, but I don't want to lose any games permenantly. Microsoft can't beat the PS3 in hardware, so they are trying to beat them in software by throwing money at developers to get more games. Sony better do something if they don't want to lose some of their best 3rd party companies.

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ceedot
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 4:27:01 AM
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It's on arcades. I hope it's not on 360.

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Redevil987
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 1:29:01 PM
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Maybe what he meant was that it might be coming to the psp aswell as the ps3 opposed the XBOX360 because it says he was asked if it was exclusive to ps3 not playstation.

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cheng
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 2:27:47 PM
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PS3 will be a system sellers(if it remain exclusives to ps3 of course), if Sony give us another b**chslap in the face after ffxiii n still think its ok, i would like to sit down n have a quick chat with Mr.Jack Tretton :)

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orangpelupa
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 10:12:45 PM
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[quote]M$ needs to spend the money to get games, they are not exactly creative themselves lol[/quote]

Sony to the same, sony pay movie studios to move to Blu-Ray, so HD DVD lose.

all the same, $ony, M$ :D

and multiplatform games is good news IMO. so we who stuck on only having ONE game console can play it. doesnt matter only have x360 or ps3 :D

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