Blow's misgivings on the next Xbox made PS4 the best choice for The Witness
Jonathan Blow, creator of Braid has given his reasons behind choosing to release his next game, The Witness on the PS4 as a timed exclusive.
In a new interview Blow, expresses some misgivings about the technical specifications of the new Xbox and the direction that Microsoft have taken with the new machine by aiming more as a complete entertainment platform at the centre of the living room experience.
He explained, "I've had a bad time working with Microsoft in the past. Maybe not super bad, but a moderately bad time in terms of business relationships. Other developers who are friends of mine have had a horrible time, so the idea of signing up again with Microsoft isn't something I'd have ruled out, but there's a certain amount of dread I have about doing that again. I don't have that with Sony. Who knows, maybe it'll turn out to be just as bad at the end! But I don't think so. The people we're talking to on a daily basis there are just really good people, and we're happy to work with them. We'll see how it goes."
"To me they talk about a console that is not strictly about games,"he went on. "It's trying to be the centre of the living room device, which is fine and maybe it's the right thing for Microsoft to do, business-wise. I don't know; I actually don't think it is, but they've certainly thought about it more than me! As a place to put the best, highest performing version of our game on, it doesn't seem as good a choice."
Thanks Edge Online.