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Double Fine experimenting with PS4 following Sony approach

Tim Schafer says platform holder asked his studio what it wanted from the console

Double Fine is experimenting with PS4 after being approached by Sony about making games for the system.

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In line with the developer-centric strategy Sony has adopted for its upcoming console, Double Fine boss Tim Schafer told OPM that the platform holder made contact with his studio to ask what it wanted from the system.

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."

Mark Cerny, the man in charge of building PS4, recently admitted that the hardware design principals that underpinned PS3 caused "some issues" for developers, and Schafer welcomed the platform holder's revised approach with its latest console.

"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," he said. "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".

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