IGN named the game I’m working on as the best sports title shown at E3 this month. While it’s nice, it’s only one website’s opinion, albeit it’s a pretty well-read one. If you looked at Gametrailer’s “best of” lists, they named Madden 08 the sports game of the show. According to IGN though, we beat out not only Madden 08 but another game called Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground. It’s nice to get recognition but the real big prize is how the finished game does in the reviews. No one remembers E3 awards, it’s the game that we put on the shelves that counts. To put into perspective again, one game I worked on was given the title of best mobile RPG at E3. Shadow-Born never saw the light of day.
One final note, the Xbox 360 demo for skate went out the door this week. It’ll be a few weeks of certification, then if all goes well, it should be available for download in mid-August.