Platinum Games Studio Head: Next Generation is 'More of the Same' - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2019 / 1,988 Views
Platinum Games studio head Atsushi Inaba has stated the next generation consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Project Scarlett, are more of the same when compared to previous generations.
"It’s OK. And by that I mean, I’m sure that things will move faster, graphics will be better and maybe it will be easier with less wait times… that’s good for the consumer," Inaba told VideoGamesChronicle. "But it’s more of the same, quite frankly, compared to previous generations. It’s nothing that’s disruptive or super innovative, if you ask me."
"Game hardware used to be about custom chips that you couldn’t do on PCs. Now you look at it and they’re just grabbing stuff that already exists. The Switch, for example, is a Tegra which already existed and the other consoles are using very similar chips and graphics cards to what you see on PCs, but maybe slightly updated. None of it seems unique to that hardware anymore."
"It’s hard to get excited about stuff that kind of already exists, but has been repurposed to a certain degree," he added. "That’s why for me, things like cloud platforms represent innovation and something very, very different – they’re platforms that excite me and where I feel there is a lot more innovation happening."
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