Avalanche On TLoU: "It's Like God Crawled Into A Console"
We've seen some pretty high praise for Naughty Dog's The Last Of Us, but this one might take the cake.
Avalanche Studios founder and chief creative officer Christofer Sundberg was interviewed by Edge, and he answered industry questions concerning the present and future state of gaming.
When asked to identify what disappoints him about games today, Sundberg replied- "Lack of focus and decisiveness. It's eating the industry alive." He also added that developers should be more concerned with making a top-quality game rather than "business models." Essentially, he says the revenue comes with the success of a great title; you don't throw money at something to make it great. That doesn't always work, although significant resources help.
As for The Last Of Us, here's the quote:
"The most recent game I played was The Last of Us and I haven't finished it yet, but hell yes, I enjoy it. It's like God crawled into a console. Pure art."
That's especially interesting because Avalanche specializes in open-world insanity, as their Just Cause games (and their upcoming Mad Max title) are all about freedom and over-the-top action. Sundberg himself has been accused of attacking linear games and saying they're sort of falling by the wayside. But Naughty Dog impresses everyone, ya know?
11/5/2013 10:29:22 AM Ben Dutka