Mark Rein, Vice President of Epic Games, has spoken out against the negativity surrounding the PS3. He's also qualified some of his earlier comments on the Wii and mentioned new updates for Gears of War
When asked whether he thinks the PS3 will tank Rein said:
"No, god, no... People, just give them a break for crying out loud. People think it's bad if they can't ship enough, and then they think it's bad if they can ship enough. It's like, which is it? ... They sold more PS3s in North America than Microsoft sold Xbox 360s in its same period of time, and they clearly aren't going to have the shortage problems that Microsoft had."
He went on to praise Sony's downloadable content, saying "There's not a lot of games on there, but the ones that are there are really high quality."
You might consider bashing Sony critics a bit hypocritical if you remember Rein's assertion that the Wii will lead to 'gimmicky' titles. He addresses that, stating:
"I always said, 'Nintendo will make great games.' And, sure enough, Wii Sports is frickin' awesome... I don't know if that controller works for every kind of game, though. I think that's the one clear message of the Wii. That's what they said all along. Rethink what you're making for this thing, and if you do, you'll have some great success."
Since the launch of Microsoft's Vista
is the topic of the hour Rein also shared his feelings on the system:
'It's love/hate. So, I love the feel of Vista, and I love all the cool power tools that are built right in this timeÖ I hate the fact that there's a 32-bit version of it, and I hate the fact that there are versions that can run without Aero Glass.'
He also gave a cheeky mention to more Gears of War
updates, saying: "we've got another one coming out another any day now-I'm not exactly sure when. We have another update in the works with a little surprise in it, and we have more downloadable content."
Is all the negativity surrounding the PS3 getting a bit much? Let SPOnG know in the Forum.Source: GameInformer