Hello and welcome to another Side-Quest episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone! This week, we’re talking about platform exclusivity- what does it even mean? Does it mean anything?
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What does platform exclusivity mean? How has the meaning evolved over the years? Why are “exclusive” games important anyway? What are all the different types of exclusivity that have emerged over the years? When will I (Emma) be able to buy a new console?
The Actual Discussion
We talk about what the definition of “exclusive” actually is. Spoiler alert: kinda depends on the company using the word. This doesn’t just apply to console makers, but also to services like Apple Arcade and the Epic Game Store. We discuss the pros and cons of exclusives from both sides, and the new trend of things still coming to PC.
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