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New Tony Hawk title is Xbox 360 exclusive in UK

Reinvention of franchise to be exclusive to Microsoft console this Christmas

Activision has revealed that Tony Hawk: RIDE will be exclusive to the Xbox 360 in the UK.

The game was revealed late last week for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii, but Microsoft has seemingly grabbed the highly-anticipated title for itself in the region.

"Further to Monday's announcement regarding Tony Hawk: RIDE, Activision UK is pleased to announce that this title will be launched later this year in the UK, as an Xbox 360 platform exclusive," said the company.

The game is a reinvention of one of Activision's biggest franchises, and will ship complete with a skateboard peripheral when it's released later this year.

The exclusivity deal will be a seen as a blow to Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii during the busy Christmas period, although Activision has not detailed whether the title will be released on other formats at a later date.

The title is due to be demoed at E3 in June.

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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.11 years ago
So is this what we're coming too? Gobbling up region specific timed exclusivity? First Ghostbusters and now Tony Hawk: Ride.

As if the debt you two giants are standing is isn't deep enough, now you're going to write checks just for stuff like this? How can you possibly get a bigger return on this investment versus just leaving it alone?

Be glad you have other corporate divisions because economically both of you suck at the video game business.
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Antony Cain Lecturer, Teesside University11 years ago
Nintendo could make a balance board title and release it around the same time, taking advantage of the fact that a lot of people will already have one and prefer not to fork out for extra hardware. It could end up working in Nintendo's favour.

Sucks for PS3 owners I guess
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Alex Wright-Manning Head of Recruitment, Splash Damage Ltd11 years ago
This seems like a tit-for-tat move following on from the Ghostbusters debacle. Both Microsoft and Sony have a history of their own exclusives, so it's not too unsurprising, but just in one territory? Bizarre.
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Ronan Price Assistant editor, Irish Independent11 years ago
Panicked email from Acti's PR has retracted the exclusivity. Cock-up, apparently. It's 360, PS3 and Wii for sure.
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