"********" is what Team 17 boss Martyn Brown has to say on the accusation that they were bribed by Microsoft to make the release of Alien Breed Evolution a timed exclusive on the Xbox Live. While they understand that PS3 gamers may have been upset by this announcement, these conjectures of bribery simply aren't true.
I understand that. It's difficult. Obviously we'd like everything on every platform day one. The Live Arcade thing... we get accused of being bribed ore we've took Microsoft's money, and it's all ********.
The reason is that we've got a long relationship with Microsoft's first party unit. We get on great with them. In exchange for exclusivity we get a lot more promotion. We've got a closer deal with them. That's just how it is. It's unfortunate. That's just how we work.
If we were a standalone publisher, then yes we'd do both formats. But the sales and promotion we get on Live Arcade far outweighs the reason for doing that. It isn't the case of here's some cash in a suitcase. It just doesn't work like that. It would be nice if it did!
I appreciate PS3 owners getting pissed off because it's not on their platform immediately, but that's up to Sony I guess to address that.
To those who do not get all the fuss about Alien Breed not being on PS3 on day one, it's simply because the multiplatform revival of the 1990s top down two-player co-op shooter, which also happens to be a trilogy, simply looks amazing, if previews are to be believed.
In an attempt to appease the impatient PS3 gamers, Brown goes on to name PSN exclusives that aren't on the XBLA.
They've got their own exclusives. You look at Super Stardust, which is exclusive to PS3. It works the other way round. For people complaining, at the same time, people on Live Arcade can't play Super Stardust or PAIN or a bunch of titles. It's just the way the world works really.
Well really, they're just not Alien Breed Evolution.