Which Developer Will Impress You Most In The New Generation?
As the new generation looms ever closer, one wonders: Which developer do you expect will impress you most during the PS4/Xbox One era?
There are the usual suspects, of course, but what specific reasons to you have for selecting say, Naughty Dog, or Rockstar, or Irrational Games, or Kojima Productions?
I almost want to say Quantic Dream because they're going to emerge from this generation with two pretty amazing games (Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls). They're both highly progressive in terms of interactive storytelling and entertainment and remember, they're two brand new IPs that have no connection to each other. Quantic boss David Cage is one of my favorite people in the industry, as he clearly understands that if we're to take the next step, we have to rise above the concept that every successful game needs to have guns.
Then again, Rockstar always excels in the open-world aspect of gaming; hell, they're pioneers in that field. And as the industry is clearly heading towards a more open, sandbox, freedom-oriented format, Rockstar is the developer perhaps best positioned to take advantage. Looking at GTAV, can you even imagine what they could do with the new hardware? I mean...holy crap. But at the end of the day, I think I might have to go with Naughty Dog, simply because they also produced two brand new IPs this generation, and both are considered several of the very best video games ever made. Uncharted and The Last Of Us speaks to a ridiculously deep talent pool at that studio, and it'll be really interesting to see what they can do with the PS4. Expect them to push and innovate yet again.
What's your pick?
9/24/2013 9:57:20 PM Ben Dutka