Tekken Tag 2 Producer Wants Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony To Join Forces
Author: William Usher
published: 2012-08-07 18:33:49
In a recent interview, producer for the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Katsuhiro Harada expressed interest in gaming culture that was fused together from the laborious efforts of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo...getting all three to work together for a console used for good and not evil.
While the “good vs evil” thing seems a little over the top, ultimately Harada believes that gaming needs to get back to the focus of making games for the sake of making good games...sort of. Via a translator, Harada spoke with Herald Sun about the upcoming fighting game title, amongst other things, speaking sort of ambiguously about the state of accessibility and console gaming, saying...
“For a long time, the game industry has been able to control the way people play games,”...“There was a platform that people used solely for their gaming needs, and the industry had control of the trends and such that occurred.”
So ultimately gaming has turned into a multiplatform affair? Well, that's good to know. But unfortunately despite gamers dictating the course of the industry, not many multiple-platform gamers are aware that they actually can change the course of the gaming industry. Sadly, most mobile phone, browser-based and social gamers are casual gamers, and the last thing they're thinking about is that they have some sort of sway on the direction of the industry by “voting with their wallets”. I think for most gamers, having a “say so” on the way the gaming industry evolves is still a metaphysical concept that hasn't quite materialized yet.
Nevertheless, Harada goes on to talk about uniting gamers through one unified gaming console from the big three, saying...
“I think it would be interesting if Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo got together just to make one console,” .... “It makes me very happy to think about all the possibilities that could occur because of that.”
Well keep dreaming Harada San, that won't be happening any time soon this generation or the next generation after that.
Harada goes on to plug Tekken Tag Tournament 2, which is due out this September for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The game has so much content and so many characters, items and customization features for the entry price that it's hard to even compare it to Street Fighter X Tekken, which acts like a budget-priced $19.95 release by comparison.
You can learn more about Tekken Tag Tournament 2 by paying a visit to the game's Official Website. You can also check out the rest of the interview with Katsuhiro Harada over at the Herald Sun.
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