PlayStation 4 is ‘An Incredible Piece of Kit,’ Says The Crew's Creative Director [VIDEO]
Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections’ upcoming racing title The Crew is set to arrive sometime next year for next generation consoles. With the game now currently under development, the developing team is slowly but surely finding out what the next generation, especially PlayStation 4, has to offer, and is duly impressed.
Creative Director Julian Gerigthy was recently in a video interview with Gamerhub, and talked about how he believes the PS4 has helped the team to develop the game much faster than before.
“We have been fortunate because it’s an incredible piece of kit. The things that we have liked the most is the ease of development, compared to previous generations this is something that is really a big help to us and it allows us to do a lot of things much faster, than what we can do before,” Gerigthy stated.
“And it comes out of the box with lots of features which I think are incredibly cool. Just the pad for example that we use to scroll the world around on the satellite view of map, that is something instinctive because of iPhone and tablets now and that is something that has almost become our part of the grammar in terms of interaction and that is of course we had to use for the interaction with the satellite map,” he added.
Gerigthy also took the opportunity to praise a bit about the PS4’s sharing feature calling it “incredibly relevant” and “useful for audience,” and tagged that the option to play a game and share it instantly as something “that’s really sensational.”
Lastly, saying why he thinks racing games are finding their way more and more into the next generation release slots, Gerigthy stated: “The traditional racing game which is a few cars on the circuit is something’s that’s fairly easy to do. It’s very difficult to do well. Some of the big racing names out there like Gran Turismo are incredibly good quality games, so those aren’t easy to do. But just getting a few cars, some physics on a racing course is not particularly difficult.”
“Where it gets to be a big challenge is when you imagine an open world and different kinds of racing experiences, and that’s what The Crew is trying to do. So we are trying to something that’s little bit different and it’s a little bit more tricky so it’s gonna take us a little bit more time,” he added.
The Crew is currently scheduled for a release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in Q3 2014. Check out the complete video interview below.