Halo 3 and Bioshock not "Next-Gen" Games, Frontier Developments Boss Says
Apparently, if you think that Halo 3 and Bioschock are the next leap in video game evolution, think again. But I guess it depends on who you ask.
They’re better looking, but still the same, says David Braben of Frontier Developments.
“I loved the 1930s-1950s atmosphere of BioShock: the lovely Art Deco visuals and the audio that worked especially well,” Braben told Eurogamer in a recent article. “Overall the whole game was beautifully executed, but the gameplay itself was not ‘next-gen’.”
And as for Halo 3?
“I found Halo 3 great fun, too, but also a little disappointing – as although there were a few nice touches and improved graphical fidelity, it hadn’t really moved on much from Halo 2 in terms of the gameplay,” he said in the article.
To him, Outsider is going to be the first of the “next-gen” games, where the game gives the tools to the player to change the outcome of the game, to deliver a complete storyline based on the player’s actions. So, a “choose-your-own-adventure” setting, it seems.
Whether or not Braben is actually right about his claims is up for debate, obviously.