“Publishers are getting the living crap kicked out of them by Microsoft.” We don’t do pull quotes, but that one kind of makes us wish we did. It belongs to Sony’s Rob Dyer, talking about Microsoft’s newly revealed and what you might call anti-competitive publishing practices.
“Titles for Xbox 360 must ship at least simultaneously with other video game platform, and must have at least feature and content parity on-disc with the other video game platform versions in all regions where the title is available. If these conditions are not met, Microsoft reserves the right to not allow the content to be released on Xbox 360,” reads Microsoft’s Content Submission and Release Policy.
“I think what Chris and the other representatives at Microsoft are doing is protecting an inferior technology,” he went on to say. “I think they want to dumb it down and keep it as pedestrian as possible so that if you want to do anything for Blu-ray or you have extra content above 9 gigs or you want to do anything of that nature, you’d better sure as heck remember that Microsoft can’t handle that.”
Source Industry Gamers