Former PlayStation president sees exclusivity as industry's 'Achilles heel', urges companies to 'widen that funnel'

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Former Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) president Shawn Layden addressed the challenges facing the modern game industry in a new interview, calling console exclusives the “Achilles Heel” of the video game landscape.

Speaking with VentureBeat, Leyden said: “When you're costing over $200 million for a game, exclusivity is your weakness. It's reduced your addressable market. Especially when you're doing live- Services are in the world of gaming or free-to-play. Another way to open another platform funnel is, [and] To involve more people. In the free-to-play world as we know it, 95% of them will never spend a dime.