Friday, August 29, 2014

For 2K Marine, Console Wars Are “Silly,” Waste Of Creativity

And we here at Games Thirst tend to agree, don’t we troops? Yes yes. I mean, why all the rage, the cussing – the disaster that’s fanboyism?

“There’s a cognitive effect known as ‘confirmation bias’ which leads people to latch unto conclusions that support their preferences and ignore data which doesn’t,” Bioshock 2 creative director, Jordan Thomas told D’toid. “This leads to wild, unreasoning loyalty to a chosen platform, sports team, or brand of soda.”

“From a development perspective, the consoles war are a bit silly; our target is consistency, and it’s always kind of sad to see people throwing their energy into ‘platform partisanship’, because it seems to flood the critical channels and drown out the other creative discuss,” he said.

I can’t stress enough how right the man is. It’s true, what do fanboys get from starting or flaming console wars? Beyond me, okay here, next time send them to the old blog to read about this: Devs get along just fine. Where are the napkins? I loved that old blog! (Sigh).

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  • schme

    i agree with this article completely. Well said 2K marine

  • Ernice Gilbert

    It’s good to see the studio setting an example.

  • dlfootball72

    I love seeing developers saying this and recognizing how exclusitivity is killing gaming and profits. The more devs that stand up and preach unity the better off gaming is. And we need to have unity among consoles and devs and take a look at Naughty Dog although they are exclusive to ps3 they are constantly touring other devs and studios sharing knowledge and gaining even more knowledge and ideas. Let’s hope this is a start for an awesome next gen unity and collaboration.