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PS4 being tested by Double Fine Productions

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on 3 April 2013

Tim Schafer, the founder of Double Fine Productions, has confirmed that his team is testing the waters as far as PlayStation 4 goes before committing to anything.

Schafer told OPM that he can’t talk about the any specific details, though confirmed Double Fine was approached directly by Sony in regards to what they wanted to see out of the next-generation console.

“Let me just say we’ve been talking with Sony, can I say that? I don’t know, I think I might get in trouble,” he said.

“This is one of the first times where we’ve been approached by a platform holder like Sony and asked, ‘first, what do you guys want from this new box? We have this new feature, what could you do with it?’. We’ve already got some guys playing with some of the new features to see what we can do with it”.

Schafer had nothing but good things to say about Sony’s relationship with developers going into next-gen.

“Yeah, I mean it’s not that hard to win over developers because all we want is to be treated with just a little bit of reason. Because often you just get told the most unreasonable, crazy things and you’re like ‘really? That’s how you’re going to treat us?’

“Just doing things like letting us patch our games when we want to, put our games on sale and release our games in territories that they should be released in – just doing a few things like that can make a developer very enamoured of you”.

Double Fine has released a number of critically-acclaimed titles over the past few years, including Stacking (2011), Costume Quest (2010) and the Jack Black-fronted music-adventure, Brutal Legend (2009).

What would you like to see the company churn out on PS4? Sound off in the comments section below.