With all the recent talk of how the release of the Wii U may prompt Sony and Microsoft to announce their new consoles early, plenty of gamers are now looking towards the next generation of graphics. PC versions of the newest games are starting to pull ahead from their console brethren, and a sense of déjà vu has set in with a lot of first person shooters powered by the same engine and looking very similar. Surely there isn’t much that’s left in the current gen systems to impress and surprise us? L.A. Noire developer’s Team Bondi think differently.
In an interview with PSM3 magazine, Brendan McNamara of Team Bondi was quizzed about the untapped power left in the two current gen machines and said “I wouldn’t profess to be an expert about either one but I’d say from our point of view with the PS3, we think it’s got – with Naughty Dog’s new game – people just get cleverer and cleverer about it. Like what percentage of the raw power are they using up? What you can do on SPUs on PS3 is pretty amazing so we think there’s still a lot of life left in it. We’d certainly still like to do another [game] on it, so…”
He’s absolutely right that games like Uncharted 3 look extremely impressive when tailored for a specific console’s abilities as opposed to the slightly more generic look of multi-format games. Does this comment mean that we should expect a Playstation exclusive for their next product? Am I the only one that would kill to play in an accurate recreation of London for The Getaway 3? Do current gen games still impress you graphically? Let us know below.