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January 19th, 2007, 22:09
Originally Posted by doctor_kaz View Post
He said that Microsoft wanted it to remain an X-Box exclusive as long as possible.
Not "as long as possible". Patrick said 18 months (one and a half years, actually).
It's really not that difficult.
The 18 months XBox exclusivity is not negotiable. It's an XBox exclusive by contract for that time. Period.
After those 18 months, however, Bio is free to (search for partners to) publish the game on other platforms (including all other consoles and the PC) BUT Microsoft always has the right to prevent other platform releases by making Bio a better offer (kind of like a preemptive option).
Microsoft have obviously chosen to not pull that option in the case of JE. That's why the game is coming to the PC now.
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