Grip Games talks PS4, Vita and highs and lows of the indie scene
- Posted October 20th, 2013 at 06:00 EDT by Steven Williamson
(continued from previous page) ...It all comes back to Sony and what they plan to do. I think that the announced VitaTV is a step in the right direction.
PSU: With Xbox One and PlayStation 4 soon going head-to-head in what’s been dubbed “the next-gen console war,” who do you think will come out on top?
The players and the industry. I don’t think that PS4 or XB1 will manage to significantly outperform the other system, but the changes that come with those two machines, from Sony’s and Microsoft’s attitude to indies, to an influx of “fresh air” after being stuck in this generation forever, is going to strengthen the industry and that is a good thing.
PSU: Are you looking forward to the next-generation and how does a new console launch change the mindset and roadmap of the studio? Have you had a chance to work with the PS4 yet? If so, what are your initial impressions?
We are not the kind of studio that pushes the hardware to its limit. We are one of those “artsy” guys. So, our mindset remains more or less the same, just like our roadmap. We are looking forward to the next-generation as a catalyst for further grow. Nothing more and nothing less. I can already reveal that our next game with also be PS4-bound (and probably XB1-bound as well). PS4 is an impressive machine and it is right to look forward to it. On a hardware and development software level, it is light years ahead of anything else we have seen in the console industry.
PSU: What's next for Grip Games?
Reveal of our next game is actually right around the corner. Atomic Ninjas might appear on a few more platforms. We also hope we will be able to return to Atomic Ninjas with a sequel and some single-player content.
For more about Grip Games, check out the official website.