Speaking with Edge Online about details surrounding the Xbox 720, Jonathan Blow, the developer behind “The Witness,” has revealed that the system is “not strictly about games.” As reported by IGN on March 8, this is what initially led Blow to release “The Witness” on the PS4 first.
“To me[,] they talk about a console that is not strictly about games. It’s trying to be the [center] of the living room device, which is fine and maybe it’s the right thing for Microsoft to do, business-wise. I don’t know; I actually don’t think it is, but they’ve certainly thought about it more than me!”
Blow then goes on to discuss his previous relationships in working with Microsoft. “I’ve had a bad time working with Microsoft in the past. Maybe not super bad, but a moderately bad time in terms of business relationships. Other developers who are friends of mine have had a horrible time, so the idea of signing up again with Microsoft isn’t something I’d have ruled out, but there’s a certain amount of dread I have about doing that again.”
While official details still remain extremely scarce regarding Microsoft's Xbox 720, the video game industry is still awaiting to see what Microsoft brings to the table with their next generation console. For those interested, you can view a few concept photos of this system in the slideshow featured above this article.