|Twisted Pixel: Microsoft buying us "makes sense for both companies"|
|Posted: 06.11.2011 16:12 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 0|
Microsoft developer Twisted Pixel, which is best known for the 'Splosion Man games and the Kinect title The Gunstringer. The future plans for the partnership have not been detailed yet, but the developer is confident that the acquisition "makes sense" to both companies.
In an interview, Twisted Pixel chief creative officer Josh Bear stated, "We obviously have a great deal of love for downloadable XBLA releases, but I think what you will see from us in the future are just great games regardless of the distribution method.
“Maybe they will be XBLA, maybe they will be retail. I think it will just come down to the idea and what we want to do with it. Microsoft has been great about letting us fit in where we need to, which I think was shown with The Gunstringer which was originally XBLA, but turned into a retail title later in development.”
Twisted Pixel's successful experiment with Kinect, The Gunstringer, has no bearing on whether they'll continue to develop for the device. While they enjoyed working on Kinect, it isn't necessarily in their immediate future.
“Working with Kinect on The Gunstringer was a fun ride, and we are glad that it turned out as well as it did, especially with a short time frame and never having worked with the hardware before,” Bear related, “As for future titles for Kinect, I think it will depend on the idea. If we have concepts that can only be done on the Kinect platform, or will be that much more fun without a controller, then I am sure we would jump at it.
“What we don’t want to do is make something for Kinect just to make it, it has to make sense for the game. I think Microsoft understands that as well and wants to make sure Kinect experiences are vastly different than what you could do with a controller.”
Bear promised that Twisted Pixel would let the public know what their next project is "in the coming months."