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AAA Exclusives Get Squishy

This IDC study reviews the AAA console exclusives that are due out in late 2014 and describes how the definition of the “exclusive” experience has gotten fuzzier in recent years and why this fuzziness is likely to deepen in 2015 and beyond.

“Timed exclusives and early access to DLC are becoming the new normal on consoles,” says Lewis Ward, IDC’s research director of Gaming. “New opportunities have emerged for early multiplayer beta access as well, and when this is done right, it can be a boon to both indie studios and console platform providers.”