Heavy Rain creator not interested in next-gen consoles

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David Cage, the man behind Heavy Rain and studio Quantic Dream, has said that’s he’s not all that interested in next-gen consoles or their technology.

This isn’t exactly what you’d expect to hear from a man who is well-known for pushing the technological limits of consoles. However, he’d be quite happy to keep on pushing those limits, for another five years at least.

“We invest a lot in technologies and tools. We’re a very tools-centric company, with about 40 engineers all working on technology right now,” said Cage.

“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,” he continued.

According to the developer, he’s far more interested in challenging himself creatively rather than technically. Cage is quite happy to work within the confines of current technology, rather than have a lot more power to play with.

“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 realise that the technology evolved [much] faster than the concepts we rely on.”

When pressed about his lack of enthusiasm, Cage made a pretty feeble effort to dial it up a notch, “I suppose it is interesting, in a way. It’s more stuff to play with, I guess.” Inspiring stuff.

Source: CVG

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