Secret Ponchos Developer Explains Why They Are Not Developing Games For The Xbox One

“We would rather focus all that development around PS4 and putting out a strong and respectable game,” says Yousuf Mapara.

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Secret Ponchos is an upcoming online shooter fighting video game for PC and PlayStation 4 which is under development at Switchblade Monkeys. GamingBolt was able to get in touch with Yousuf Mapara who is the Creative Director of Secret Ponchos.

Given that Secret Ponchos is due for the PS4 and PC, and not for the Xbox One, we asked Yousuf about his thoughts on the Xbox One and Microsoft’s ID@Xbox indie development program and whether they would consider developing for the console in the future, perhaps with a new project.

“I think it’s great Microsoft is making big steps towards supporting indie development, it creates more opportunities for all indie developers to have multiple platform options,” Yousuf said to GamingBolt.

Yousuf stated that they wanted to keep focus on a single platform so that they can create the best possible experience. “In terms of our SKU plan for other consoles, we decided earlier on that we want to keep development focused on one single console platform (PS4), so we can have the best chance of creating a high quality experience. It is tempting shipping on multiple platforms because the sales opportunities would increase, but we felt it would risk the quality to spread our development thin trying to support too many things. We would rather focus all that development around PS4 and putting out a strong and respectable game,” he explains.

Secret Ponchos is due sometime later this year. Stay tuned for more news and updates.

This is just a snippet from our interview with Switchblade Monkeys and we have should have more in the coming days.


  • Dennis Crosby

    Never heard of this game any one have a link to some information on it

  • Virdin Barzey

    Would have made sense if it was a AAA game but an idie game? Give me a break. Why not just say you prefer the PS4 and be done with it.

    • ShowanW

      THANK YOU!!!! I agree times infinity…

    • aeris bueller

      He didn’t say anything about PS4 being more powerful, he was talking about being an indie developer who wanted to focus their resources on one console. They probably preferred PS4 or Sony, but it was not wanting to be spread thin across all platforms that made them choose just one.

    • https://twitter.com/XisThatKid Xis That Kid

      not only this but I imagine when they began development MS was still on that BS with not being as indie friendly as much as Sony considering the Pubfund and other Indie plans and fixtures were implanted in Sony’s strategy while the PS3 was in it’s prime while MS continued to restrict and dictate indie devs. This is just for those that didn’t know. If Your MS fan this is fact and learn to deal with MS and their shortcomings while reasonably defending XBoxs superior fields. Sony fans get off the high horse, things arent always going to be like this we’re only 6 months in don’t eat those words.

    • Jason Mounce

      Just another small indie devs moaning, so no biggie…..non-sony gamers still can play it on windows-based PCs

    • NinoBr0wn

      …..

    • ps4lol

      Xbox does not have access to all of MS’s money, they’re given a budget by shareholders and expected to turn a profit. MS isn’t going to throw endless billions into Xbox to please delusional fanboys.

    • Michael Norris

      You have no idea what you are talking about.Just like what Ps4lol said the Xbox department does not have the endless pockets of MS,they have a budget to balance.

    • Virdin Barzey

      Who in the world said anything about more powerful? Last time I checked it was only you. A little advice, stop putting words in people’s statements. Not kool.

      BTW we can read and know what the developer stated about spread too thin. Many of us are not gullible enough to believe that. Its an Indie game that would not even use a 10th of either system resources. Much less require two teams to produce. They are doing a PC version as well. Whatever.

    • aeris bueller

      Don’t see what else would have made no sense being indie rather than AAA from your comment, unless you’re saying that indie teams in all their shapes and sizes all have more resources to go to all platforms, unlike AAA studios? Makes sense to you.

    • Goodacre

      do some research. many indie studios are avoiding Xbone/ID@xbox due to a horrible parity clause that hamstrings them.

      http://www.computerandvideogames.com/462592/xbox-parity-clause-shuns-titan-attacks-the-swapper-and-mousecraft/

    • Virdin Barzey

      Why do I have to do research on something that has nothing to do with my statement? The developer is stating that its too much to develop for both consoles. Its a stupid indie game. Give me a break. If they find MS horrible towards indie games, just say it. I dont care. I dont have an XB1 and I don’t work for MS. They just need to stop with the…….

    • aeris bueller

      A stupid indie game? You have no idea what you’re talking about. An indie team may or may not have the resources to make a larger game, and they may or may not have the resources to make their smaller or larger game for 1, 2, 3, or 4 platforms. Your statement doesn’t even make sense. This isn’t even going into how every studio starts off as an indie studio, and how xbox fanboy indie hate is the dregs of even fanboyish bs.

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      “its a stupid indie game” you realize that at one point or another almost all developers start out as independent devs, maybe give them a break and be thankful people are making gaming experiences for us to enjoy.

    • angh

      They are indie developers so have very limited budget and resources, and you want them to spend even more bucks on developing multi-platform game?
      And yes, probably they, as many other indies, prefer ps4 – for the reason.

    • NinoBr0wn

      If you comprehended what he said, it is *because* they are an indie studio, that they cannot spread themselves too thin across too many platforms. A so called AAA studio wouldn’t have this problem.

    • ps4lol

      Indie teams are very small.

  • ShowanW

    Really tired of these Indies… Wish they would just be quiet…

    • jnemesh

      Yeah, because gamers are SOOOO tired of actual INNOVATION in games. No one really plays indies like Minecraft, Journey, PixelJunk, etc…all we want are more tired franchises that are milked to death like Gears of War and Halo!

    • ShowanW

      Here’s the difference… You don’t here the GOOD Indies constantly just talking. Nope… They’re working… I don’t here The Behemoth running off at the mouth… I just all Indies to just be quiet. A year ago Indies were doing a great job without running off at the mouth.

      And now it’s “Say anything, for 15minutes of fame time”

    • jnemesh

      the level of butthurt from MS fanbois is astounding. Don’t worry, you will see “AAA” devs say the same thing after a few more months of fading Xbox 1(80) sales.

    • Guest

      180 is half of 360… that’s math!!

    • ShowanW

      I own a PS4, X1, 360, PS3, and an ok gaming pc…
      So any avenue of *buthurt* is avoided here….

      You know why AAA developers don’t say much… Because money is money…. So there ya go….

      If you are making the game in 1 console then so be it. Just make the game for the 1 console and then promote it….

      I don’t care about your trying to get your 15minutes….

    • Guest

      lol had to

    • Shakeslikecrazy

      Game doesn’t look that intruiging to be honest, but most indie games don’t, so I see it as a good thing.
      Let trash games start on the PS4 and come to the Xbox One with a better version with more content later on if it’s any good.

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      You mean like how Titanfall was on xbone and sucked but Titanfall 2 will be on PS4 as well and be much better on Sony’s platform, kind of like that? You make a good point thanks for that. BTW I bet if this indie game was coming exclusively to xbone you’d find it very intriguing, the world must be so hard to see through your Microsoft fanboy blinder goggles.

    • OC Guy

      explain how Titanfall sucks on the X1? Let me guess your answer is going to involve resolution…. yawn.

    • ps4lol

      PS4 has the superior version of all console AAA multiplats, The Order, Driveclub, MLB 14: The Show, Deep Down, Uncharted 4, TLOU Remake, more dev support including indies, free to play games and MMOs like FFXIV and Warframe, and unannounced 1st party games (Gran Turismo, God of War, Media Molecule, Quantic Dream, etc.) Titanfall 2 and future 3rd party games will almost certainly be on PS4. Sony has a large number of 1st party studios and they’re all working on PS4 games, many of which are yet to be announced.

      Recently Sony has filed trademarks or had leaks for no less than 6 games. Entwined, Kill Strain, Blood Borne, Dark Chronicles, Project Beast and Guns Up. Expect a big E3 reveal of new games.

      Both PS4 and Xbox will have good exclusive games.

    • Goodacre

      so a game news site asks them questions and you want them to not talk? never mention their games? yup, you can fuc& off. if you don’t like indie games there’s a console for you: Xbone

    • Virdin Barzey

      Don’t listen to these clowns. Most don’t mind idie games but some of us did not pay $400 for a console to play only indie games. Only an idiot does that. Why not put all that indie crap on my Vita (some are) since it doesnt take the power of PS4 to run those games.

      We’ve gone from PC snobs, to fanboys, to indie idiots now. E3 can’t get here quick enough so we can get the real games and talking about NEW franchises that we have been getting each generation before the rehash.

    • hoodium

      Hope Sony’s E3 this year won’t be all about the indies again.
      It would backfire on them.Because of the lack of AAA games on PS4 a lot of ppl are seeing indie announcements more and more as a slap in the face.

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      Hope Microsoft’s E3 this year wont be all about tv tv tv tv sports sports and kinect. It would sink them even further into the ground then they already are. Because of a lack of any real good games at all on xbone and the removal of Kinect as standard a lot of people are seeing everything Microsoft does as a slap in the face.

    • ps4lol

      PS4 has the superior version of all console AAA multiplats, The Order, Driveclub, MLB 14: The Show, Deep Down, Uncharted 4, TLOU Remake, more dev support including indies, free to play games and MMOs like FFXIV and Warframe, and unannounced 1st party games (Gran Turismo, God of War, Media Molecule, Quantic Dream, etc.) Titanfall 2 and future 3rd party games will almost certainly be on PS4. Sony has a large number of 1st party studios and they’re all working on PS4 games, many of which are yet to be announced.

      Recently Sony has filed trademarks or had leaks for no less than 6 games. Entwined, Kill Strain, Blood Borne, Dark Chronicles, Project Beast and Guns Up. Expect a big E3 reveal of new games.

    • hoodium

      Have fun playing indies that could have run on a PS2 while waiting for the real games u listed.
      (And multiplats are superior on PC anyways, the only excuse to play them on PS4 instead is if u can’t afford a gaming pc beside the consoles…) I can’t hear indie indie indie anymore, that’s not what i own a PS4 for.

    • ps4lol

      PS4 has the superior version of all console AAA multiplats, more dev support including indies, a large number of first party studios, free to play games and MMOs like FFXIV and Warframe, and unannounced 1st party games (Gran Turismo, God of War, Media Molecule, Quantic Dream, etc.) Titanfall 2 and future 3rd party games will almost certainly be on PS4.

      PS4 games not on Xbox One: Killzone, inFamous Second Son, Dynasty Warriors 8, Final Fantasy XIV, Warframe, DC Universe, Yakuza Isshin and other Japanese games, MLB 14 The Show, Bound by Flame, Injustice Gods Among Us, Knack, Natural Doctrine, Transistor, Planetside 2, Dragon Ball Z, MotoGP, Deep Down, Driveclub, The Last of Us, The Witness, The Order, and a ton of indies including Resogun and Transistor

      Recently Sony has filed trademarks or had leaks for no less than 6 games. Entwined, Kill Strain, Blood Borne, Dark Chronicles, Project Beast and Guns Up. Expect a big E3 reveal of new games.

      Don’t worry, PS4 will keep selling like hotcakes on superior multiplats alone. Marketing deals and bundles with Watch Dogs and Destiny (the two biggest AAA multiplats of the year) will help.

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      Yeah shame on them for giving us games to play right?

    • Guest

      No, shame on YOU for being such a gullible PAUPER.

    • chrisredfield31

      aaaand here we go. LOL! The funny thing is, XB1 is now 399.99, same as PS4, and you called PS owners paupers because they play on the cheaper console. Now they’re both the same price, and you’re still calling people paupers. LMAO! What now? PS4 and Xbox One are same price, but PS4 is more powerful. So what do I call you? Stupid? For playing on the weaker console when both are the same price? LOL!

    • ps4lol

      Time for your meds, crazy.

  • OC Guy

    Never heard of these guys, never heard of this game before today, could care less when it comes right down to it. Sounds brutal I know, but it is the truth.

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      Bet if it was an xbone exclusive you’d care a lot, you should care as the game actually looks like it might be pretty cool.

    • OC Guy

      Nope… I literally do not care about this game. Just not my type of game from what I’ve seen of it so far. I like the idea of indies and I am glad indies are starting to get more notice, but I have played too many that have been sub-par. If this game turns out to be good, more power to it and the developers. Just not for me no matter which system it is on.

  • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

    No explanation necessary.

  • Melissa Rossetti

    Xbox one is terrible

    • DLConspiracy//

      So is your opinion.

    • Melissa Rossetti

      si

    • jnemesh

      actually, it’s backed up by facts. Scientifically repeatable facts. All you have to do is measure the resolution and frame rate of any multiplatform game released both on the PS4 and the Xbox One. Let me know what you find.

    • DLConspiracy//

      Looked it up and all I found was a definition of “bullshit” with a picture of you waving. Weird…. :P Just kidding, but honestly dude. If resolution defines a good game, then PC is the only choice for gaming. I am pretty sure that we can enjoy it with gameplay too.

    • OC Guy

      The amazing thing is the Scientifically repeatable facts also look at actual games and exclusives and with the better exclusives already on X1 and the better exclusives being released on the X1, Science says X1 is superior!!! This isn’t just coming from any old science!… It is coming from the Mayor of science (mayor being the highest held position in all of science) Science be praised!

    • ps4lol

      PS4 has the superior version of all console AAA multiplats, The Order, Driveclub, MLB 14: The Show, Deep Down, Uncharted 4, TLOU Remake, more dev support including indies, free to play games and MMOs like FFXIV and Warframe, and unannounced 1st party games (Gran Turismo, God of War, Media Molecule, Quantic Dream, etc.) Titanfall 2 and future 3rd party games will almost certainly be on PS4. Sony has a large number of 1st party studios and they’re all working on PS4 games, many of which are yet to be announced.

      Recently Sony has filed trademarks or had leaks for no less than 6 games. Entwined, Kill Strain, Blood Borne, Dark Chronicles, Project Beast and Guns Up. Expect a big E3 reveal of new games.

      Both PS4 and Xbox will have good exclusive games.

    • jnemesh

      Actually, take a look at these FACTS, fanboy. X1 does NOT have more exclusives. “Better” is an opinion, and your opinion is yours to have, of course. Personally, I don’t care for Halo (dead when 343 took over) or Gears.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Xbox_One_games

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PlayStation_4_games

      Funny how facts work, isn’t it?

    • DLConspiracy//

      in Response to “Why, really, why on earth would someone buy an XB1 for even $399 when they can get a MORE POWERFUL console for the SAME PRICE that has MORE EXCLUSIVE games?”

      I have a very unique way at determining which games I play on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. They all offer different strengths and weaknesses. It’s not like you are getting the same experience with all of them. You can’t just lump them all together and break it into 2 categories. That’s just not even fair. While it may seem the obvious choice, unless you have both you won’t know the experience you are lacking. If you DO NOT like a more inviting UI and or social atmosphere. Stick with the PS4.

      TBquiteH I seem to have the most social experience on Xbox. Even over PC sometimes. PC takes a long while to get people that you might want to play with, plus PC games can be a bit more serious when it comes to playing with people on them. PS4, unfortunately while a bit stronger (graphically) than XB1 doesn’t offer nearly the most inviting service. It does however offer a boost in the graphics but it’s not as important when you have a better experience elsewhere. XBLive is years ahead of PS in that department. I own all 3 PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

      PS4 – Mostly Single Player Exclusives, Exclusives, Exclusives.

      Xbox One – Multiplayer Games (hands down), Online social interactivity and community, exclusives. Higher quality voice chat party system.

      PC – alphas, betas, indies, best graphics overall, new games not on consoles, more games than both PS4 and XB1 combined. Controller support of PC. Pick your favorite controller.

      All have there ups and downs.

    • jnemesh

      If you had said the Xbox 360 had better multiplayer than the PS3, I would agree with you. I do not agree that multiplayer is better on the XBone than the PS4 however. The 360 had better notification, a party system, and most importantly, cross game chat that PS3 lacked. The PS4 has all of these features and is just as enjoyable to play as the 360 was for multiplayer games. Additionally, all of my friends have dropped MS like a bad habit…so you play with the console your friends have…which is a PS4. Your invalid argument is invalid.

    • DLConspiracy//

      OK… You get offended too easy. I am gonna move on to debate and conversate with adults. Take care.

    • OC Guy

      You can be a belligerent tool all you want. FACT is X1 does have better exclusives. More? Don’t know. E3 hasn’t passed yet and only a fool would use Wikipedia for facts. What is slated to be released and what is actually available right now are two very different things in case you don’t know. Also, counting indies as system exclusives is a bit desperate don’t you think? 75% of them will suck right off the bat or will be simple, casual games that most will pass up. Regardless, Sales don’t lie. Right now Infamous and Killzone are the only Sony exclusives to sell more than 1 million units that I have heard actual numbers on. X1 has Forza, Dead Rising and Titanfal… On a system that has sold less units.
      Btw, you are calling me out on opinion and then bash on Halo? Got news for you little boy, Halo has out sold anything on the PS3 and will continue to do so with this new gen of systems! Again it doesn’t matter what I say, facts dictate you have no clue as to what you are talking about! Who’s’ the fanboy here? Take a look in the mirror! LOL, you are right, it is funny how facts work! Maybe do more research other than Wikipedia next time!

    • Guest

      So is your ugly face pauper.

    • Melissa Rossetti

      pauper ur mother

  • DLConspiracy//

    Well that’s up to the guy anyway. It looks OK… I can grab it if I want to on PS4, but it didn’t really spark that much interest. No offense to anyone.

    Here is a video of some gameplay.

    PS4’s Spaghetti Western Fighting Game: Secret Pon…: http://youtu.be/hwjrz4d6M5M

    • Zac

      visually, this game is not very demanding. Should be an easy port to X1

  • TraceSkipper

    Nice to hear, now its on radar and when released on my harddrive (ps4).

  • Shawn

    lol another garbage indie game who cares i am sure there will be people who enjoy it though so cheers to them …

    • ps4lol

      PS4 has the superior version of all console AAA multiplats, The Order, Driveclub, MLB 14: The Show, Deep Down, Uncharted 4, TLOU Remake, more dev support including indies, free to play games and MMOs like FFXIV and Warframe, and unannounced 1st party games (Gran Turismo, God of War, Media Molecule, Quantic Dream, etc.) Titanfall 2 and future 3rd party games will almost certainly be on PS4. Sony has a large number of 1st party studios and they’re all working on PS4 games, many of which are yet to be announced.

      Recently Sony has filed trademarks or had leaks for no less than 6 games. Entwined, Kill Strain, Blood Borne, Dark Chronicles, Project Beast and Guns Up. Expect a big E3 reveal of new games.

      Both PS4 and Xbox will have good exclusive games.,

  • illsupra

    That parity clause at work again…

  • Daniel Lawson

    a game on the PC shouldn’t be that difficult to port to the Xbox One… just saying

    • aeris bueller

      That’s only windows 8 games. For the rest it’s just as much work as anything else.

    • Daniel Lawson

      it’s X86 based processor running Windows based system… the code shouldn’t be that much different even when moving from OpenGL to DX11 or even 9…

    • Psionicinversion

      itll be easy because PC and Xbox share x86, common GCN hardware + DirectX thats the main reasons why

    • aeris bueller

      it’s still not a matter of, ok, just click here…click here, annnd…we’re done. It completely depends on the engine they’re using. And there’s a reason that they mentioned Windows 8 specific games could port to XBox One games very easily – it was because it wasn’t very easily before.

  • FayZ_

    weak hardware & the parity clause

  • Mike tiger

    What a joke ps4 sucks

    • think-man

      Boohoo! you sound so salty.

    • ps4lol

      PS4 has the superior version of all console AAA multiplats, The Order, Driveclub, MLB 14: The Show, Deep Down, Uncharted 4, TLOU Remake, more dev support including indies, free to play games and MMOs like FFXIV and Warframe, and unannounced 1st party games (Gran Turismo, God of War, Media Molecule, Quantic Dream, etc.) Titanfall 2 and future 3rd party games will almost certainly be on PS4. Sony has a large number of 1st party studios and they’re all working on PS4 games, many of which are yet to be announced.

      Recently Sony has filed trademarks or had leaks for no less than 6 games. Entwined, Kill Strain, Blood Borne, Dark Chronicles, Project Beast and Guns Up. Expect a big E3 reveal of new games.

      Both PS4 and Xbox will have good exclusive games.

  • FayZ_

    who cares its a terrible game, like all games with ps+

  • Guest

    The PoS4 is truly becomming a garbage dump for games. $0N¥ paupers are getting what they paid for, a low quality garbage collection.

  • PachterStation

    Most gamers couldn’t care less about indie games. Not many AAA games come out these days, across all formats. The One and PS4 have been very poor for new releases since launch.

  • YOUDIEMOFO

    Sweet…… Can’t wait to play it.

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