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Avalanche Studios Head Talks Xbox One Reveal, Console Impressions

Posted on May 30, 2013 AT 12:08pm

Talking to Videogamer, Avalanche Studios’ founder Christofer Sundberg commented on the Xbox One reveal and his company’s impressions of the console.

“I personally understand the focus on TV and cross-media entertainment at the reveal,” Sundberg told Videogamer. “If Microsoft had presented the Xbox One as the ‘ultimate gaming console’ they’d [have] quickly lost the attention from mainstream media.”

Sundberg also informed Videogamer that Avalanche—best known or their work on the Just Cause series—has been “working with the Xbox One for quite some time.”

“Our impressions from first sight until the recent public reveal have been positive,” Sundberg added. “It’s an impressive piece of hardware, and powerful hardware will obviously help our games look fantastic.”

Sundberg chalks up gamer disappointment with the Xbox One so far to a “lack of focus on games during the reveal, rather than in the console.” The studio head expressed his hope that Microsoft will change their tunes by having a big game lineup at this year’s E3.

In the meanwhile, take solace that an independent, privately he’d developer who produces games for both Sony and Microsoft has positive things to say about the Xbox One, so the absence of focus on games is simply bad messaging on Microsoft’s part—not the result of emphasized focus on non-gaming media.

Of course, it could also simply be enthusiasm for anything new.

Source: Videogamer

Chris Holzworth, News Editor
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