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Here's an amusing anecdote that explains one potential reason: Source: CommitStrip.


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Far more important than the already stated reasons is marketing. Game software development is cheap - no more than half of a game's budget gets into development, the rest goes to marketing. From the half of the budget that's left after marketing is subtracted, most of the remainder goes into gamedesign, art*, and brand. If you're spending a huge chunk of ...


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Unreal Engine 4 doesn't support the PlayStation 3, but it does support the PlayStation 4. It and the Xbox One both use processors built around the AMD Jaguar core, which are comparable to AMD's Kabini processor. This suggests testing your game on a PC with an Athlon 5150 processor as a proxy for performance on a PS4. Another proxy for PS4 performance is the ...


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The benefits are often money related. From a console manufacturer perspective, an exclusive title means their console becomes more attractive if a high profile game is only available to them. Thus to them it is a marketing opportunity (and probably comes from their marketing budget). It may also be an opportunity to sell specific hardware (example ...


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Game development is expensive. Really expensive. And developing a game for multiple platforms is even more expensive if done right. Many development studios simply lack the funds to be able to develop for multiple platforms at once. Singing a exclusive contract might not provide you with any funding at all but it will most definitely provide you with better ...



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