Microsoft’s Xbox One is headed in the wrong path, the developer behind Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Heavenly Sword and the latest Devil May Cry game has said in an interview with Edge-Online.
Ninja Theory’s design chief Tameem Antoniades was speaking to Edge about the changing landscape of the industry, arguing that developers who only make blockbuster titles should be more open to the change that’s now sweeping the industry: mobile gaming.
The AAA games console model is a little bit broken. To us, success is being able to survive. But every now and then you look around at a conference and realise that there’s no-one left. That’s because of the barriers to entry at the $60 model. The platform holders control the platform and the distribution, the publishers control the marketing and the funding.
So you heard the XBox One announcement? TV, TV, TV. That couldn’t be further from the truth, it’s completely the wrong direction. It does seem like, despite the best intentions of Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, they’ve still got too much momentum to steer.
Microsoft’s console will face its test tomorrow in the U.S. and certain parts of Europe, as it launches post DRM-gate.