Inafune: Technology Has Become Too Big A Focus In Games
So many want better and better technology. But some, like former Capcom boss Keiji Inafune, believes we've actually gone too far.
In speaking to Play Magazine (as cited by NowGamer) about Inafune's latest title, Soul Sacrifice for the PlayStation Vita, Inafune expressed his indifference toward more technological advances.
"In the 25 years of gaming history that I have witnessed, there have been many technological revolutions and evolutions in the creation of games. However, recently the specs and technology have become too advanced, and I feel that the element of surprise is lost.
When thinking about the next level of creativity, I thought that I could implement emotion in to the game system, such as 'emotional conflict', 'doubts' and 'the suffering of having to make the ultimate decisions' therefore taking a challenge with Soul Sacrifice that no-one has taken before."
You know, this isn't the first time we've heard a similar set of statements. Quantic Dream boss David Cage believes we need to put emotion and innovation ahead of power; Inafune seems to also want "emotional conflict" rather than prettier pictures. And to some extent, one can't help but to agree with both these guys.
11/29/2012 11:28:11 AM Ben Dutka