Double Fine testing PS4 to see how they can use it, says Schafer

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 11:03 GMT By Dave Cook

Double Fine founder Tim Schafer has confirmed that his team is currently playing around with PS4 to see what it’s capable of, before deciding what the studio will do with it.

Speaking with OPM, Schafer said, “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.

“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 has often criticised the big platform holder machine in the past due to the marketing control, spiralling costs and red tape at hand. However, Sony’s refreshingly open-platform approach has seen many indies heaping immense praise on the company.

On the matter Schafer added, “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 recently released the debut trailer for its Kickstarter-funded adventure game Broken Age. You can watch it here.