Originally Posted by japsander
My opinion is that the publisher got their money already from you and the console manufacturer also got their money off you
The platform it is used on makes no difference to the publisher.
Look at the way portal was handled, buy for ps3 and get the steam version too. In my opinion that was done correctly and showed a publisher not be greedy for a change.
The way I would imagined a perfect way to run the games industry is that you buy a license for the game and may use it on all platforms. That would force the hardware manufacturers to actually show pride in their consoles and offer the consumer better service and reliability. It would also make them offer more incentives to buy their particular system instead of relying on a publishers exclusive to win the sale of a console
You make a good point. But, we all know that will not happen. Sony and Microsoft wouldn't agree with it...