Microsoft the creator of the popular console XBOX 360 recently refused to sell the popular point and click puzzle adventure “Machinarium” on XBOX live arcade claiming that it was released on PC, MAC and Linux OS.
Jakub Dvorksy the creator of the game stated: “Microsoft just refused Machinarium for XBLA after a half year of talking with them. They like the game and know it would be very successful on their platform, but they don’t want to support games which aren’t Microsoft exclusives. Machinarium isn’t, since we’ve also released versions for Mac and Linux. We have another option to approach some big publisher to bring the game to XBLA, which is quite absurd to do and lose maybe a large part of revenue because of that.”
Microsoft usually hasn’t cared if a game was on any other platform before why are they caring now?, could this be a window of opportunity for Playstation Network to steal Microsoft’s XBOX Live buyers for “non-exclusive” titles?