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Heavy Rain’s Creator Is Not Looking Forward To The Next Generation

While Epic Games unveiled a look at their new Unreal Engine 4 yesterday, the next generation is already getting dumped by a major dev. Heavy Rain was a huge hit for the PS3 and Quantic Dream is on everyone’s radar thanks to the “Kara” tech demo. Now, Kara is meant to be used and played on current systems and technology. David Cage, the CEO and head developer for Quantic Dream, says that he has ideas that are fine for our systems now. He isn’t nearly done with the PS3. Kotaku quoted him from an interview saying:

But to be honest, I’m not that interested in technology or the next generation of consoles. If we could continue with PlayStation 3 for another five years it would be fine with me. I think the main challenges are on the creative side than on the technical side.

Are there technical things I can’t do on PS3? Honestly, no. The limitation is much more about the ideas we have. When you look at the past, you realised that the technology evolved must faster than the concepts we rely on.

This is interesting because Kara was absolutely amazing looking. If that tech demo can really work and work well on the PS3, then we haven’t even seen the hay days of the current gen yet. If the new consoles come out soon, then we’ll see Kara and Unreal Engine 4 dominating games side-by-side. There will be less reason to buy into the next gen right away, I believe.

What do you think? Should the next gen be delayed a bit while things like Kara can hold up the PS3?



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