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Inafune: 'Better Graphics Should Not Be Focus Of Next-Gen'

NowGamer: Games industry legend Keiji Inafune says that 'making games look a lot better than the previous gen' should not be the focus, as developers should be looking to make new kinds of games.

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TheLyonKing1134d ago

it's a boost but i think everyone knows it more about the finer things like more people online or more in game characters or more actions etc. Its about the added horsepower that couldn't be done before rather than graphics.

morganfell1134d ago

True but the a problem is publishers rely on advancements that can be put on a poster in a Gamestop window.

Don't misunderstand me, I do not believe there is an excuse not to have cutting edge graphics in a game. In amny case graphics are a major part of gameplay, aprticularly when rendering environments. But that winds up being the area that recieves the most focus but it isn't what holds a gamer to a title over time.

I am currently going back through The Last of Us on Survivor mode. The game is drop dead gorgeous. But what gets me to hit Reload Encounter to fight a group of Hunters isn't eye candy, its the AI. Can't put that on a poster.

Next gen is also about changing or adding to how we interface with the game world and with one another. You can add how the game world interfaces with our normal lives.

It's more than what happens in the game but it is also what happens around the game.

The PS4 share and the take control aspect along with True Name share are just a few innovations to which I am looking forward.

adorie1134d ago

They need to focus on these three things that seemed watered down this gen. Gameplay, A.I, Physics. a bonus would be music, because I haven't really heard many memorable gaming soundtracks this "gen".

Saints941134d ago

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MariaHelFutura1134d ago

This gets said every generation. The natural progression of videogames relies on both graphics and gameplay.

Polysix1134d ago

Definitely. With graphics improving (more specifically ALL the tech improving including ram/cpu for AI and bigger worlds) we'd be stuck with the status quo.

We we always wanted better tech and better graphics, it's not 'bad' to want that, it's not dirty wanting games to look less like cartoons considering how serious some of their stories are now getting.

InTheLab1134d ago

There is nothing wrong with the advancement of technology. I don't understand why these devs/producers can't make create new games while pushing the tech.

I don't pay $400 to $500 hundred for a new console that will never reach it's full potential...

PsychOff1134d ago (Edited 1134d ago )

Of course to an extent that is true but if that was the actual case we would all still be playing 8 bit Atari like games.

NihonjinChick1134d ago (Edited 1134d ago )

But more than graphics improved.

Compare the Atari to the NES. NES games looked better, by they also had better content and gameplay.

That's what he is saying. More than graphics need to improve next gen.

Polysix1134d ago (Edited 1134d ago )

"More than graphics need to improve next gen."

Yes, but we all knew this anyway, we didn't need him to tell us. If only graphics improve that's not gamers saying they ONLY want good graphics that's developers not thinking outside the box.

This article should have been an internal memo among developers - it's nothing we don't already know/want.

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