Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski feels that next-gen consoles have to give developers the ability to craft “face-melting graphics”.
“Face-melting graphics,” he said while speaking with GameSpot at PAX East. “”I really want our next-generation consoles to pass what I call the ‘Mom Test.’ So that if you were to show this console and games to your mom, she would be like, ‘Wow, that clearly looks better than your last console,’ and it’s an essential step that needs to be taken by both Sony and Microsoft.”
“Always-connected consoles that basically require an Internet connection,” he continued, talking about other things he wanted to see. “So that I can just wake up in the morning and say, ‘Oh a new demo has been downloaded on my hard drive, so I can check it out.’ As well as considering streaming gaming from the cloud, which would be very nice.”
“The other things I want to see are gesture-based controls,” he carried on. “”I think Kinect is quite cool, and I’m a big fan of using Kinect to control movies with Netflix. Maybe it will be built-in [to a future generation Xbox], maybe it won’t. We’ll have to see what actually comes out of that.”