Forbes - With the world awaiting the Xbox Reveal at Microsoft’s Bellevue headquarters on May 21, gamers are anticipating a fall launch for the two consoles that will define next generation gaming – Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft next Xbox, currently codenamed Durango. A couple of the top game developers for Sony’s PS4 offer their thoughts on what gamers can expect from next gen gaming.
Guerilla Games has been working on Killzone Shadow Fall, its first PS4 game, with a team of 150 people. Hermen Hulst, managing director & co-founder of the Amsterdam-based studio, said that the team sizes for Killzone 2 and 3 were about 125 people. The increase in manpower was to handle the transition to next gen. The development time for his studio remained just six months longer than current gen at two-and-a-half years. Once ramped up, that window should come down to the current two year development cycle of current consoles.