“In this area, Steam is still number one.”
At this point, it is pretty evident that a new Xbox and a new PlayStation are coming. They may still be a few years away, but the successors to the PS4 and Xbox One are inevitably coming, and they will join the party with the Nintendo Switch.
But what can we even expect from the upcoming consoles? What’s left to do? According to Business & Product Development Director Reinhard Pollice, who is working on the upcoming Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered, online flexibility is still something both new consoles could stand to work on.
“I think those pieces of hardware will be again more powerful but that’s rather a standard thing,” he said. “I really hope the way communities and online experiences can be served to the player make a big step forward and as a content provider there is more flexibility with regards to doing releases and updates. Here Steam is still the clear number one.”
I can’t disagree with him- Sony, and especially Microsoft, have made massive strides in these departments over the last few years, but there are still many significant ways in which they lag behind the openness afforded by something like Steam on PC. Whether or not Xbox and especially PlayStation are willing to open up, as Pollice seems to want, however, is something that remains to be seen.
Stay tuned for our full interview with Reinhard in the coming days.