Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw
So, we have the PS4. And the PS4 has a big thing in the middle of the controller that has the function of a track pad but which you can press in like a button. So a track pad on a Mac, then. It's the specter of hardware gimmicks in new consoles again. When you're trying to persuade the users to throw their old consoles and all its games away, sometimes plain old slightly better graphics just doesn't adequately provide that motivation. So the other thing you can do to persuade people to move with the times is pretend that the hardware by which the games are played has had to be massively updated, putting paid to silly notions like backwards compatibility.