Ex-Epic director and Gears of War lead designer Cliff Bleszinski says that Sony could win the next-gen battle with the PlayStation 4 if they get certain things right.
Specifically, he said that if the PlayStation 4 gets its online connectivity and share feature right, it could win the next gen race.
He commented on the new PlayStation 4 share button, found on the new DualShock 4 controller, saying it will be much easier to share content and live stream gameplay.
He also commented on Sony’s embrace of the indie community by working hard to get indie developers and their games on the PlayStation 4. He said:
“It feels like Sony’s embraced a lot of that [indie] vibe thus far, as far as indie games go and whatnot. I feel like Sony’s really embraced that vibe, and [the] homebrewed and homegrown movement that’s really taken over, and what a cool thing that somebody in his garage made as a mod that is going to go viral tomorrow.”
He added that “whoever embraces that vibe for next gen wins”. Bliszinski is known for his work on Gears of War, which was an Xbox 360 exclusive. He has since left developer Epic and is rumored to be working on a new project.
Read the full interview with Bleszinski at Engadget for more on his thoughts on gaming and the future.