If you’ve been gaming for the past 7 years, there’s no way you’ll forget the fiasco that was PS3′s launch. It was a disaster. In fact, most gaming journalists who covered the early days of the console reckoned it would fail, as they saw no way Sony could get over the machine’s unbelievably high price tag, the lack of games on the thereon, and Microsoft’s push to secure timed-exclusive from major third-party partners. But Sony survived, and so did PS3, and although we reckon the firm should change or die, it seems as if old habits die hard, because according to game developers who spoke to IGN anonymously because of the sensitivity of the subject, who are now in the process of readying titles for PS4 and Xbox 720 to be released in 2013, Microsoft’s console is once again the easiest machine to developer games for.
The developers also believe that Microsoft’s new console will once again lead the sales battle for the next five years, however they gave the most damning verdict to Nintendo’s Wii U. 63% of developers said the Wii U would be the most challenging platform to create games for:
“We won’t be working on Wii U due to these complexities,” said one developer, while another questioned the ability to port games unique to Wii U to other platforms.
Microsoft, according to this report, is once again choosing the route of making its next Xbox a PC dressed in a pretty box, a move that worked extremely well for Xbox 360, and although we don’t know why it’s more difficult to build games for Sony’s upcoming console, it seems as if the company from the land of the rising sun has once more opted to be different, and although this is not a bad thing, we fear for Sony’s survival, because if it botches PS4′s launch. Game over.