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Spector: Next Gen Consoles aren’t the answer

Deus Ex and Epic Mickey creator Warren Spector doesn’t think new consoles will solve many common problems faced by game developers.

According to a new report on Edge, Spector believes that many of the current issues with gaming lies in the creative, rather than the technical side.

“If it comes it comes; when it comes, it comes,” Spector says. “I’m not a tech guy, particularly. I’m a design, story, character guy. I think most of the problems we have to solve are creative ones, not technical ones.

“Obviously we make software, so there’s always a technical element to what we do, but I will make games that do whatever I want them to do at the end of the day, and I will use whatever technology [is] available.”

Most have been crying out for the next generation to get here sooner rather than later, but with games currently only just realising the power of consoles, could we be asking for the next generation to arrive to soon? It’s well known that the PS2 only came into its own near the end of its 10 year lifecycle, while there is surely more to come from consoles such as the PS3.

It seems that the next generation is still at least a few years away, so in the meantime, with games such as The Last of Us, Halo 4 and The Last Guardian on the way, maybe we should just look forward to what we already have.

Edited On 02 Apr, 2012

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