The PlayStation 4 may be experiencing some change in the type of content it receives, and one analyst believes the system and its gamers will have to get use to the fact that they will not see as many exclusive titles for the PS4.
According to a report from GamingBolt on Wednesday, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter talked about how the current financial climate in the gaming industry is going to make exclusive third party titles very difficult to accomplish on the PS4.
"Sony has always received full support from third parties making multiplatform games, and I expect this to continue.
"They have had less support from third parties with exclusive content, and have had to buy the developers to keep games exclusive.
"I expect to see fewer exclusives next generation, as the economics don’t really make sense, and expect to see more multiplatform games from studios like Insomniac, who historically have made Sony exclusives," Pachter said.
Pachter then discussed how he believes the Sony acquisition of Gaikai will be utilized more so gamers can purchase old PS3 and PS2 games.
"My view is that Gaikai lets the PS4 become backwards compatible by allowing users to stream old games.
"It isn't clear whether they will allow people to play their old games, or whether it will require the games to be purchased again, but I think that is the intention," Pachter said.