timed exclusive

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timed exclusive (plural timed exclusives)

  1. (video games) A release of a game on one platform, with releases on other platforms to occur only at a later date.
    • 2008 July, “Xbox 360 Continues JRPG Dominance”, in GameAxis Unwired, page 8:
      This will make two JRPGs that have been produced for the Xbox 360, with Eternal Sonata already out and largely believed to be a timed exclusive, though no release dates have been announced for a PS3 version.
    • 2014, Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2015, →ISBN, page 191:
      Rise of the Tomb Raider will also be a timed exclusive on Xbox One.
    • 2016, Mike Diver, Indie Games: The Complete Introduction to Indie Gaming, →ISBN:
      That Dragon, Cancer was funded for multiplatform release, having initially been announced through Kickstarter as a timed exclusive for the Android-based Ouya.