David Jaffe, who is the creator of such video games as God of War and Twisted Metal, has said that he is no longer excited about the hardware changes that will be part of the next wave of home consoles and that the most interesting advances are now linked to handhelds like the PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo 3DS.
Speaking to EDGE, the developer has stated that, “You go through the cycle enough and you realise today’s ‘Oh my [expletive] God’ is tomorrow’s ‘Ehh, whatever’. Ultimately, this is all going to be yesterday’s news and it’s about the experience, the game.
“Unless we’re talking about holodecks, or AI that’s so amazing it can actually write a compelling story around you procedurally based on your choices, I’m not interested.”
The developer says that smaller advancements are more crucial to his own gaming experience, adding, “The biggest thing I want is what you get from the PSP and the 3DS – it’s always on, there’s a sleep mode and I can just hit a button and I’m right back where I was and I don’t have to go through all the boot-up shit.”
has recently launched a reboot of the Twisted Metal concept on the PlayStation 3, which was developed by Eat Sleep Play.
Since then the developer has announced that he was leaving the company in order to pursue new projects.
He apparently plans to open up an entirely new studio in San Diego and is currently working with a number of publishers to tackle some high-profile projects.
We already know that Nintendo is getting ready to launch the new Wii U home console on all major markets before Christmas of this year, with a hardware confirmation coming at E3 2012.
Neither Sony nor Microsoft have confirmed that they are working on new home consoles although rumors regularly pop up about what they might offer in terms of hardware.