Jenova Chen: Sony Has A "More Artistic And Adult Taste"
When it comes to artistic, original games, you can't go wrong checking out the PlayStation Network.
And in general, it seems that many gamers consider the PlayStation platform to cater to a more mature audience when compared to the Xbox platform. That argument could quite literally go on forever, but Thatgamecompany boss Jenova Chen made his opinion abundantly clear during a recent VentureBeat interview.
"Sony has a more artistic and adult-focused taste. They care about how grown-ups feel toward their games."
Chen has been responsible for some of the games that would qualify in his argument, as flOw, Flower, and Journey have all been tremendously well-received and cater towards the more adult, cerebral participant. Chen took his stance one step further by saying that the PSN user "is more likely to be interested in artistic games" when compared to the Xbox and Wii fanbase.
PlayStation Home boss Jack Buser echoed Chen's sentiments:
"Our primary PSN audience is indeed more adult, and many of our best-selling titles appeal to this demographic. Many PlayStation and PSN games have themes that require a user to think and feel about a deep, immersive gameplay experience, and we see that exemplified in the success of titles like Flower, Journey, and Heavy Rain. Titles like these can only be found on PlayStation, and our users enjoy the emotional and thematic sophistication of their games, especially with our digital offerings."
I could say something to back these guys up, but of course, that would be viewed as biased. Needless to say, however, there's a reason why many PlayStation fans often consider their platform of choice to be a step above in terms of maturity.
5/8/2012 8:19:32 PM Ben Dutka