Anyone would think this was goddamn Formula 1 at the moment…
Activision CEO and professional munchkin Bobby Kotick has charged Sony with reducing the premium entry fee of their console or face the worlds largest third-party publisher removing support for the format.
Reasons cited include the heightened development costs vs. return of investment when compared to the über-popular shovelware casual platform that is the Wii or the Xbox 360 (with its user-friendly & speedy development tools that also allow easier porting to the Windows platform).
Mere weeks from release, Sony has decided that the imminent Blu-Ray release of the original Ghostbusters films didn’t have enough of a marketing push, therefore they have thrown a hefty chunk of cash towards the as ever terminally-strapped-for-cash Atari.
The result = Platform exclusivity for the PS3 & PS2 (with the PSP coming along later) for the foreseeable future.
What this means for the Xbox 360, PC, Wii or DS releases at the moment is unknown, although rumours state that Atari will be publishing them later (presumably using the bung from Sony as finance, assuming they haven’t died off by then).
*sigh* Games industry, I do love you [...]