Avalanche Studios Defends Xbox One, Praises Microsoft on Reveal
CCO Christofer Sundberg sees potential with new machine.
An unlikely individual came out recently in defense of the Xbox One reveal, which Microsoft is still reeling from due to the amount of criticism heaped on it, and that is Avalanche Studios’ founder and CCO Christofer Sundberg.
Speaking to EDGE, he stated that, “Microsoft has said that it wants to make the Xbox One an entertainment center. If it was dubbed the ultimate gaming machine at this point, Microsoft would lose the attention of general media.
“This way, they are grabbing mainstream attention first and can focus entirely on gamers at E3. After that they’ll have both in their grasp. The Xbox is and has always been a gaming platform, and I don’t see that changing with the Xbox One.”
He also praised the new connected features of the device including the implementation of the Cloud, along with Kinect. “I have dreamt of making an open-world/sandbox game for kids for many years and in that case I can see a strong support for the Kinect enhancing the experience, while I have a hard time making a perfect fit with some of our games in development at the moment.”
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