Tecmo Takes PS3 Exclusivity Away From Quantum Theory
All this time, we have known Tecmo's ambitious action project, Quantum Theory, to be exclusive to the PlayStation 3. This is one of the reasons why it has been compared to the Xbox 360 exclusive, Gears of War.
Of course, the other reason for those comparisons is that Tecmo's game looks a lot like Epic's excellent franchise. But the exclusivity point is no longer relevant, as according to GamingUnion, Quantum Theory will also be available on the 360 in North America and Europe. To many, it appears as if Team Tachyon is making a GeoW clone; any media we've seen thus far certainly seems incriminating in regards to this particular accusation. But at the same time, everyone borrows from from everyone these days and you will recall that EA was actually flattered by the idea that Dante's Inferno was extremely similar to God of War. "Go with what works," they say. But obviously, for PS3 fans and Sony, the big news is that the game in question is no longer exclusive, so the project must be stacked atop the many other third-party titles that began their lives as one-platform-only games and ended up going multiplatform. As we've been saying, there's just very little chance that you'll see many third-party exclusive titles these days; publishers need the extra income potential due to the immense cost of producing a next-gen experience.
Quantum Theory is scheduled to hit store shelves some time next Spring and we'll be interested to learn more about this situation. Was the game initially a PS3 exclusive and then they decided to make a port for the 360? If this is the case, it's more than likely that it'll be best played on Sony's machine; just like Bayonetta is best played on the 360 because development began with Microsoft's hardware and Sega had to port the game to the PS3. Well, we'll have to wait and see.
Related Game(s): Quantum Theory
12/7/2009 10:28:08 AM Ben Dutka