When Sony announced the PlayStation 5, one of the most intriguing titles announced alongside the machine was Project Athia. Published by Square Enix, the game was positioned as a PlayStation 5 exclusive. Though we still don't know much about the game itself, we do know that when it does release, the game will remain exclusive to PS5 for at least 2 years.
In a video showcasing “new and upcoming” PlayStation games, Sony highlighted Project Athia as one of its premiere titles. Alongside the teaser was the addendum that the game will not be available on other consoles “until 24 months after release date” – though it will come to PC.
While timed-exclusive games are nothing new, (in fact PlayStation has poached a number of Bethesda games for timed-exclusivity) the period for which the game will remain exclusive is longer than most. Typically, when a game is timed-exclusive, it will remain so for between 6 months to a year. It is therefore interesting to see the game remain exclusive for an entire 24 months.
In an industry where new games are releasing daily, a 2 year wait is certainly a long time. Of course, no matter how long it takes, it is good to see that the game will eventually make its way onto other consoles, ensuring that even if it is late, other fans will get the chance to play the game eventually.
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