CD Projekt RED on Rivalry Within the Games Industry: It’s Not About “Who Can Make a Better Ghetto”
CD Projekt’s CEO, Marcin Iwinski, has lauded Microsoft for its recent announcement regarding cross-network play, stating that the company has come a long way from what it was a decade ago. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Iwinski also appreciated Sony’s response, and said that it’s all about openness in the industry now as opposed to locking things down.
Let’s cut Microsoft some slack, and see if they will follow up in terms of what they are preaching about openness. In my opinion, it’s the only way to go for them, and the announcement about cross-play? Fuckin’ yeah. Cross-play with other networks? That’s not the Microsoft of ten years ago. No way.
And Sony is very fast coming back and saying, ‘Yes, yes, with us it’s okay.’ And that’s great. It’s not the battle of who can make a better ghetto any more, but who is better for the gamer. That’s what we’re after. It’s about opening up and competing on who has the better offer.
CD Projekt RED is one of many studios, including Rocket League‘s Psyonix, who have spoken out in favor of cross-network play. When exactly we’ll see a game that PlayStation and Xbox players will be able to play together is something only time will tell, however.