Alan Wake Dev Says Next Gen Consoles Are Awesome
It will be some time before we lowly consumers get our hands on the next generation of consoles. Unless Nintendo surprises everyone and releases Wii U this holiday season, we’re probably not going to see anything in stores until next summer at the earliest (Wii U) and the holiday season (PS4 and Xbox 720). Ho hum, I’ll guess we’ll have to pass the time with Playstation Plus and maybe dust of our Wiiahahahahah. Sorry, not that.
However, video game developers already have their access to the new hardware via developer kits. (The Xbox 720 kit, for instance, is pretty much confirmed to be in developer’s hands.) So how are developers liking the new consoles? If Remedy’s Head of Franchise Development, Oskari Hakkinen, is any indicator, they are liking them a lot. As he put it, the new consoles are a ‘quantum leap’ ahead of the old:
“We are working as usual, first with a relatively small team on a next-generation project. One wonders, yes always is: Can the new consoles really be that much better than the previous Rest assured: it’s you, it is a quantum leap.”
Good to know. Of course, this may all be moot if certain developers’ fondest wishes come true and the whol world abandons physical media, if not consoles outright. Stay tuned, I guess.