With Project Cafe just two weeks away from a reveal and Microsoft hiring for the next Xbox, it seems like we’re well on our way to the next generation of consoles.
But not everyone thinks that’s such a great thing, as Irrational Games boss Ken Levine has revealed. VideoGamer asked the dev if he thought now was the time for a new generation, to which he replied: “No … I think about the PS2. It started with Fantavision and The Bouncer, and it ended with San Andreas and God of War. That’s the same piece of kit [running] those games. If you told that to anyone on the planet who didn’t know better, that it was running on the same piece of kit, they’d tell you that you were an absolute f$$king liar!
“There’s a lot of juice in there to find, you just have to find it,” he continued. “I’d hate to be the guy making my first game for the Xbox 360 or PS3 right now, because the experience of working on it for years really helps us.”
Levine and co are currently working on BioShock Infinite.
“I wish I could say I was enough of a visionary to think about that. I need to make this game, and I need to make it awesome,” he said. “These are the consoles I’m making it on, so I’m just going to make it the best game on these consoles that I can make it.”
Infinite is out in 2012, long before the next gen consoles get here.