Cage On Next-Gen: We Don't Need Power, We Need Ideas
As if we didn't like this guy enough already.
While many are looking towards the next generation for more power and technological capability, Quantic Dream boss David Cage is taking a more artistic approach to the issue of advancement in video games.
According to Develop, Cage says he'd be fine making games for the PlayStation 3 for the next five years. The PS4? Not entirely necessary.
"To be honest, I’m not that interested in technology or the next generation of consoles. If we could continue with PlayStation 3 for another five years it would be fine with me."
Cage believes that developers should be attempting more creative, unique projects rather than continually embracing technical improvements simply for the sake of better graphics. Right now, he says there isn't much he can't do on Sony's current platform and in truth, the only limitations that exist "are much more about the ideas we have." Added Cage:
"“When you look at the past, you realised that the technology evolved must faster than the concepts we rely on. As an industry we have pretty much have been building the same games for fifty years, despite the platforms changing."
This is in stark contrast to Epic design director Cliff Bleszinski's statement concerning next-generation consoles; he basically said it's crucial that such systems represent a major leap forward in technical capability. ...but then again, Gears of War isn't really similar to Heavy Rain, so one isn't surprised at the contrasting philosophies.
5/18/2012 10:37:46 AM Ben Dutka