"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.”