I just happened to see an article from 2008 and then another one from 2010. In the first one Take Two received $50M from microsoft for keeping gta 4 dlc exclusive to their xbox. Then in the second article, 2 years later it was announced that the EFLC wouldn't be xbox exclusive any more, being launched for ps3 and pc platforms.
So it isn't far fetched to support what Intel said about someone paying a lot of money to keep GTA V exclusive to consoles.
You have maybe already knew about those gta 4 stories back then but "I wasn't around", wasn't much into gaming as I didn't have ps3 xbox3 nor a good gaming pc.
So yeah, exclusives are bad for the gaming world as it limits a lot people from around different preferred main platforms. Why should we agree and care about thinking the way that by having exclusives the devs/company are making more money when they also don't care about releasing the game for as many as possible main platforms.
I don't care much about agreeing with Take Two and other people who say that "ok we understand they need to keep exclusive to make 1 billion money" and then apply that money for other games. These AAA companies will always have enough money or receive enough funding to release a kick ass game. Look at Grand Turismo and Forza, some good entertaining games and a shame being exclusive to sofa players. No offense to sofas.