PS4 Game Delays Due To The Increased Ambition Of Devs
Okay, so there have been a few game delays. But it's not because designers are having trouble with the PlayStation 4.
The Order: 1886 has been delayed until 2015 and Driveclub had to be pushed a few times as well. What's the deal? We thought the PS4 was supposed to be easier for game makers to grasp.
Well, according to Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, these game delays are a result of the developers' amped-up ambition and vision. In speaking to PlayStation LifeStyle at E3, Yoshida addressed the recent delays:
"So I apologize for some of the games we pushed back, but when people ask me “We’ve been saying the PS4 is very easy to develop for, why are teams taking time?” The reason is, it’s very easy to develop games on the PS4, except that PS4 can do so much, that a team’s ambition is much higher. What they are trying to achieve, they are challenging, y’know, something new. More realistic graphics, social connectivity, or seamless integration of single-player and multiplayer. And they are encountering new kinds of challenges, so they have to take more time than they anticipated."
We don't doubt that the PS4 is easier to develop for, and it's great that developers are being allowed to stretch their wings. However, nobody likes delays, right? That goes double when we're talking about hugely anticipated exclusives for a new piece of hardware, so here's hoping the trend doesn't continue.
6/12/2014 10:22:18 PM Ben Dutka