Exclusives are going to become rarer in the next generation. Most third party studios just can’t afford to keep their games on only one platform. Instead, you’ll see developers move to exclusive DLC, and now we know which studios are making exclusive content for Sony’s platform.
Game Chup reports that Sony held a small presser at the annual GameStop Expo that’s normally reserved only for store managers, but has recently been opened to the general public as well. At the event, Sony revealed all the studios that are making exclusive content for the PS4. This exclusive content may come in the form of games or DLC content, but you can bet that most of it is the latter.
In all, Sony has signed up 21 developers to provide exclusive content for its next generation machine. These developers range from the very large Western and Japanese studios like Ubisoft and Capcom to the small European publishers like Nordic Games.
So, without further ado, here are all the studios/publishers creating exclusive content for the PS4:
We already know what some of these studios are making for Sony. For starters, Bungie has already stated that it will release some Destiny content exclusive on the PS3 and PS4. Activision Blizzard, the publisher of Destiny, probably fits into that as Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC is still going to show up first on the Xbox One.
Some interesting standouts on this list include Atlus and Sumo Digital. Atlus is publishing a PS4 launch window title on the PSN, but it could also indicate that the company’s Japanese branch is prepping some games for Sony’s next generation console. Just don’t expect any of its big name JRPGs to appear on next gen consoles just yet.
As for Sumo Digital, the studio is mostly known for creating the excellent Sonic kart racers of this past generation. They could be working on another Sonic kart racer for next gen platforms with Sony characters appearing on the PS3/PS4 versions, but it could also be working on an exclusive game with Sony. After PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, a PlayStation-centric kart racer doesn’t seem too far fetched.
For the Japanese developers and publishers on this list, we’re likely to hear more about what they’re working on next month at Tokyo Game Show. As for everybody else, we’ll just have to wait.
[Image: PlayStation Blog]