And that frankly says it all.
Adrian Chmielarz, a former People Can Fly developer, who worked on Bulletstorm, and is now at The Astronauts working on The Vanishing of Ethan Carter had a lot to say about the next generation Microsoft’s console: Xbox One. And indeed, none of it was positive.
The Xbox One has been under fire ever since it’s reveal last week. Microsoft showed off the multimedia capabilities of the console but failed to impress the gaming audience by the lack of software support.
“It’s very hard for me to stay objective here. For example, with all due respect to Mr. Spielberg, a Halo TV series is not the reason for me to buy a $400 (or whatever) box. I got way more excited when I saw Jonathan Blow on the PS4 stage. Not because of his game, but because of the message that Sony was sending this way,” he said to Eurogamer when they spoke to various developers about their impressions of Microsoft’s recently revealed Xbox One.
Sony has since been adopting many other indie developers into its fold, including Curve’s Thomas Was Alone, which recently released for PS3 and Vita.
“It’s fine to start with the non-gaming stuff, then please gamers at E3, but I wish Microsoft was more clear and vocal about it and set the expectations right.
“Because we all wanted to see the future of gaming, and we got almost none of that, and what we got were weak pre-rendered movies that looked worse than some of the games I have on my PC right now, or a dog and fish AI. I have no reason to prefer any console over the other, hell, I want them both to succeed – more platforms for our games, yay! But, to be honest, I don’t think anyone from Sony lost any sleep.”
He does make sense though. During their PS4 reveal back in February, Sony showed off a plethora of exclusives in Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack and inFamous Second Son. The games were missing during Microsoft’s showing and Sony probably has more to gain since they haven’t showed off the console till now.
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