Speaking back in February at Sony’s PS4 reveal, Guerrilla Games’ Michiel Van Der Leeuw has said that “The Sony of today is a different Sony to five years ago,” agreeing that the company was focused on revealing a new Sony, rather than just a new console.
“I remember communication between the regions wasn’t always easy,” he said. “You’d be in conflict with SCEI, and getting conversations started with people who actually made the hardware was not as easy as it is now, with them actively seeking support from Worldwide Studios.”
We reported yesterday that Evolution Studios were instrumental in the development of the PS4 controller. Guerrilla worked hard with Sony on the actual console.
“Nowadays when people from SCEI visit, there’s a bunch of people we know by name, we exchange emails. I’m Facebook friends with hardware engineers. It’s a more collaborative process; there’s lots of people thinking about how to make the best out of all the possibilities we have.”
“I think you’ll find the outcome of this is a much more balanced system,” he added, speaking to Edge magazine this month. “There’s hardly any pitfalls left.”