“A lot of the big players have been too focused on guns for quite a long time.”
In a recent interview with OXM, Lasse Jacob Middlebo Outzen, the lead artist over at the Microsoft subsidiary, Press Play, confirmed that the small development company behind such games as Max and the Curse of Brotherhood have a bevy of brand new IPs on the way.
According to Press Play’s PR statement, the company has “full control of its projects,” which is a dream come true to the creative types like Outzrn. This creative control apparently comes without the supervision of Microsoft, which is surprising. But hey, they said it. Why would they lie?
Outzen spoke to the prevelance of indie gaming, and the dawn of a new era that isn’t just focused on violent shooters:
“I think it’s changing, actually. I think the whole indie scene has done quite a lot to move the industry away from that. I think a lot of the big players are realising that as well.
“I don’t think it’s necessary any more, and I think a lot of gamers are attracted to gamers like this. A lot of the big players have been too focused on guns for quite a long time.”