"…as a developer who is watching the online gaming realm with particular interest, Jones also has plenty of love to express for Microsoft’s online service, which Crackdown will utilize in a few ways. “I think [Xbox Live] is absolutely brilliant,” he opined. “It’s really the defining thing for Microsoft. … One of the reasons we got the investment is so that we could try some new things in the Live space—using the Marketplace, downloadable stuff. It’s just great for all the stuff you can do—the big games, the very small ones. There’s just potential for other things as well.”
On PS3 and Wii
So what’s with Realtime Worlds and all this Xbox 360 development? Does Jones have something against the PlayStation 3 and Wii? Nah.
“I’ve only seen [the PS3 and Wii] at shows,” he explained. “I find it as hard as anyone else to get a hold of one, especially in Europe. … It’s a shame that I haven’t had a chance to spend much time on them yet.”
He continued, “We’ve been really focused. We’re only doing two projects at a time, so we’re focused on APB on PC and Crackdown on 360. We really haven’t had a chance to look at [other] dev kits.”