David Jaffe isn’t interested in next gen consoles, and for him, the reason is simple; it causes the game development budgets to increase. He revealed this in an interview with Edge and said that he “couldn’t care less about it.”
I think Jaffe is overreacting a little here. The next gen consoles will definitely be made with developers’ feedback in mind, and we probably won’t see anything like the PS3 ever again.
Of course, this is all just speculation and anything can happen – but I do sympathize with developers.
“I’m no longer that excited about next-gen technology; it means budgets go up,” he explained.
“It sucks. The biggest thing I want is what you get from the PSP and the 3DS – it’s always on, there’s a sleep mode and I can just hit a button and I’m right back where I was and I don’t have to go through all the boot-up shit.”
“I started at Sony Imagesoft doing Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis games, and I went through that to PS1, then PS2, PS3, Vita… You go through the cycle enough and you realise today’s ‘Oh my fucking God’ is tomorrow’s ‘Ehh, whatever’.
“Ultimately, this is all going to be yesterday’s news and it’s about the experience, the game. Unless we’re talking about holodecks, or AI that’s so amazing it can actually write a compelling story around you procedurally based on your choices, I’m not interested.”
Maybe he has seen the specs already and is horrified, but that’s unlikely. He recently left Eat Sleep Play and mentioned that he wanted to create casual games.
Twisted Metal sold a very impressive 221k last month in the US, and the EU release will happen this friday. It was delayed in the EU due to censorship reasons. Stay tuned for our review soon.
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