Sony’s in it to win Next gen, says Blacklight dev

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Jared Gerritzen, Zombie Studios boss and creative director, is incredibly enthusiastic about his company’s newfound relationship with Sony. Their game, Blacklight Retribution, will be hitting the PlayStation 4, and coms on the heels of Sony being “very, very proactive” about setting up a relationship.

“I think Sony is really in to win this one. I’m good friends with a lot of guys at Microsoft, I’m under their NDA flag, and Microsoft definitely has a different outlook than Sony does,” he told Destructoid.

“Sony, like they say ‘Yeah, PlayStation 3 wasn’t what we wanted it to be in comparison in the arms race.’ So now they’re going hard, man. It’s pretty cool, on all points. I think that it will be really interesting to see what Xbox fires back with. It’ll be an awesome E3. Sony is just like, ‘GO! GO! GO! Let’s make this hardcore! Let’s get all these devs in and let’s make it as good as we can.’”

He believes that Sony’s incredibly pro-active role in courting developers; and it’s something that’s going to help them out in the long run; and his earlier comment nestles will with my own belief that sony’s really focusing on gamers and developers with its new console, while Microsoft, it seems, is focusing on entertainment services and Kinect.

“They could have just been like, ‘Yeah, put it on the PlayStation 4. Cool.’ But they’re sending us kits, they’re sending us everything, they’re pulling us into PR groups, they’re setting up these events for us, and it’s just awesome,” he said.

“Considering the game’s been out, most publishers had been ‘yeah we don’t understand cause the game’s already out so whatever.’ But [Sony’s] been really awesome. ‘Yeah let’s get this, here you can talk to these guys, let’s introduce you.’ It’s been really, really cool.”

Anyone else think this chap’s on speed?

Last Updated: March 27, 2013

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