Pitchford On PS4: Sony Really Listened To What We Had To Say
The PlayStation 4 has managed to garner plenty of praise, especially from developers.
And that's not only because Sony's new console offers accessible architecture; it's also because designers know Sony actually listened. Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford definitely appreciates that important effort, as evidenced by his recent PAX East panel talk.
After saying he's "really excited" about the PS4 and that he "always loves more power," Pitchford said that Sony listening to developers was key:
"They really invited us into the process and I can say definitively that they listened to what we had to say and made the platform better because they listened to the developers."
Most will agree that Sony did the right thing, especially because so many game makers complained about the prohibitive PS3 architecture right out of the gate. Undoubtedly, what developers most wanted from Sony this new generation was a system that didn't require years of learning and adaptation. As for the competition, Pitchford said he's not allowed to divulge any details but he's also excited there, too.
Yes, well, 2013 is bound to be an interesting year for everyone in the industry. And of course, gamers as well.
3/24/2013 9:49:41 PM John Shepard