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Xbox 720 ‘Not about games’, says Braid developer

| March 11, 2013

Xbox 720 'Not about games', says Braid developer News  Xbox 720 The Witness PS4

Jonathan Blow recently announced that his next game will be heading to the PlayStation 4 before it arrives anywhere else. PS4 owners will get first crack at The Witness, and Blow recently elaborated on why he’s decided to go with Sony this time around, instead of Microsoft to launch his next game.

Blow explains that Microsoft has a different agenda with the Xbox 720 than the plans we saw from Sony with the PlayStation 4.

“They talk about a console that is not strictly about games. It’s trying to be the center 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.”

While it seems that Blow is skeptical of the Xbox 720, it could stem from the bad experiences that he described when working with the console-maker on Braid for the Xbox 360. “Who knows, maybe it’ll turn out to be just as bad at the end! But I don’t think so,” Blow said about the PS4.

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  • Jason

    I just read this last week lol, He mad bro! The Witness does look pretty SWEET though!

  • Allen

    I wish xbox would just reveal it already. I’m eager to know official specs and let all the speculation end.

  • strong

    It better be about games. The 360 was the unquestionable go to console for game from 2005 to 2009, it had all the best exclusives, all the multi plats due to it’s simple yet effective architecture it had won the online market with features like party chat and a year head start of people and experience, it had a cheaper entry level price tag. Now with the PS4 all of those advantages are gone except maybe the price, Microsoft could easily mess up I want to see Project Gotham, Ryse, Forza 4, Perfect dark, as well as BF4 or COD 147 and other popular multi plats, maybe a few tech demos etc, I want them to either sell me on improvements of Kinect 2.0 or do what Sony did and briefly touched on it. I want specs, controller, console, and price as well as price of online, is that to much to ask ;)…….. OK maybe some of that can wait till E3

    • Truth Be Told

      That’s the whole reason I was buying game consoles for years, to play GAMES, not this other stuff that’s added on.
      Why do I get the feeling they’re trying to turn games consoles into supercomputers.

    • Allen

      I like what you are saying but can’t agree with 360 being a “go to” console. More like you were left with no other choice console and then were screwed over for 5 years with 55% hardware failures while you watched Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3 have entertainment apps, internet browser, wifi and exclusives that weren’t showing up on PC (especially in the early years of 360, all exclusives were ported to PC).

      Microsoft, I don’t know. I bet Kinect 2.0 comes out with some type of controller or something other than the current tech the Kinect has. I would hope that they focus again on core exclusives and release more than 1 or 2 a year.

      • strong

        I expect nothing more :) lets agree to disagree

        • Allen

          Agreed.

          • mrhertz

            i dont agree nor disagree, much by the contrary…

      • rico

        your article is completely senseless, i think you are dumb. xbox sucks, it’s all about ps3

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