Oh, Microsoft; You've Done It Again!
While Sony has been snapping up exclusives and building up a formidable first-party, Microsoft has been shedding its bulk and instead investing in third-party exclusives. The likes of Grand Theft Auto IV and Call of Duty all released their DLC as timed exclusives on Microsoft's platform, and if we're to believe the numbers, it's been a wise business decision, with both titles shifting more copies on the Xbox. And it appears Microsoft has yet again slipped a wad of cash into another publisher's pocket, with Bethesda announcing the upcoming Elder Scrolls V Skyrim will launch its DLC on Microsoft's platform 30 days before its released on PC and PS3.
We have no idea what Skyrim's DLC might be, but it'll be quite an incentive for multiplatform owners eager to gobble up as much Elder Scrolls as soon as possible. Bethesda followed a similar route with Fallout 3, so it's not much of a surprise to see them at it again. If you're a PS3 or PC fan miffed by this turn of events, don't fret. It's not exclusive to the 360, just timed, and the game itself launches on all three platforms November 11th, this year. It's going to be amazing! [Eurogamer]