This is nice and all, but how often do you hear a developer complain about the companies supporting their work? People generally don't want to bite the hand that feeds them. I don't generally hear people complaining about Microsoft or Nintendo micromanaging them.
Regardless, it obviously is good of any company to let the people working for them, or working on their behalf, have the freedom to do a good job.
Last time a developer spoke about MS he said and I quote: “Those shits at MS… are they fucking with me…?”That was Kamiya over a year before Scalebound got cancelled.
While you're right that devs don't often come out and say negative things about their publishers, it's also a fact that don't go out of their way to praise how much freedom and support they're getting either. This seems to happen with Sony time and agin though. Kojima has said it several times. Naughty Dog has said it. Guerrilla Games has said it. And it's not just words we can see it in the games being made.
Hell even the heads of studios Sony has closed have had this same sentiment:
Sony First Party Studios Are Masters of Their Own Destiny, Says Former Sony Dev: https://gamingbolt.com/sony-first-party-studios-are-masters-of-their-own-destiny-says-former-sony-dev
Even the studios Sony shut down agree that they were supported in every way possible and their downfall was their own doing. That's not something I've seen regarding any other publisher.