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Pitchford 'really excited' about PS4

Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford says he "always loves more power" for a new console, also excited by platforms he can't yet talk about.


BOSTON--Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford is "really excited" about the PlayStation 4. Speaking during a panel at PAX East, the industry veteran not only stated his optimism for the new platform, but also praised Sony for inviting developers to the table when it came to designing the console itself.

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"I'm really excited about it. I always love more power," Pitchford said of the PlayStation 4. "Since Sony's announced the PlayStation 4, I can probably at least say that it was really exciting for them to invite us to the process. That was new for Sony from our seat anyway."

Gearbox Software is one of the hundreds of developers working on PS4 titles.

"They really invited us into the process and I can say definitively that they listened to what we had to say and made the platform better because they listened to the developers," he added.

Regarding "other," not-yet-announced platforms, Pitchford said he's excited, though he's not yet allowed to share any details.

"I'm excited about some other things, too, that I can't talk about yet [laughs]," Pitchford said.

Microsoft is rumored to announce the Xbox 720 during a one-off media event in April. The PS4 is due out sometime this holiday season.

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