We wish they were open platforms too.
Paradox Interactive boss Fredrik Wester has revealed that he wants to make games for next-gen consoles but there’s a catch. They should be open and resemble PCs since that’s what they are proficient at.
“If I had a wish list, I’d wish for Microsoft and Sony to be more open, too, to make it easier for all types of companies to publish all types of material online,” he told Gamasutra.
“I want to make games for upcoming consoles; I am stretching out my hand saying I want to do this, and if they have a platform that suits us, it’ll be fantastic.”
He is an advocate of open platforms and reminisced of the past where iOS and Steam were open and anyone could publish anything.
“Previously, iOS was pretty open, there wasn’t that much competition and anyone would publish for that platform. Same with Windows, because Steam was really open,” he said.
“Now, it’s really tough for indies to get in there. They use Greenlight to ‘screen’ what is likely to be a success. Five years ago the PC market was in a total decline, and the console manufacturers totally missed out on the digital download challenge, because they were worried about retailers. Now they have a chance to make up for that.”
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