PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale is a ‘Gateway’ to Hardcore Fighting Games, says Killian
PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale has finally been released and Seth Killian of Sony, sees the game as introduction to more hardcore fighting games like Street Fighter and Tekken.
In a interview with Eurogamer, Killian fielded questions in response to PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale appearing at the next Evo Fighting Tournament. Killian stated that there will be a “Ten or fifteen percent chance” of the game being there. He also added, “I’m cynical about the audience, even though those are my people.”
Killian also stated that,
“I hope it is for two reasons. One, because the game is interesting enough and fresh enough to deserve a place there. But that’s also not how games are decided at Evo. The decision is also based on which games players want to play. So, it’s got to find popular support in terms of the players.”
“And two, this game is going to attract an audience that would not play a traditional fighter, or who would be either intimidated or just not interested. Maybe they start out as a fanboy of Ratchet & Clank or something and that’s the only reason they pick up All-Stars.
“But then they discover there’s all this stuff under the hood and they get into this game. That will hopefully lead them to fighters. It could be a great injection of new blood into the fighting game scene, which is critical to its continued success.”
PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale is the type of game Killian left Capcom for though. He wants to get more people into the genre. The challenge of finding more gamers out there, to play fighting games, is a challenge Killian is up too stating:
“It opens the door with a simple control scheme. That’s critical to get new people into the door. I would love it if people who played All-Stars played Street Fighter and Marvel. You need a gateway drug.”
PlayStation All Stars Battle Royal has scored some good reviews and some lukewarm ones. Check out our review round up here.
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