Blade Interactive, developer of World Snooker Championship, believes that expensive next-generation consoles must provide a significant "qualitative difference" - and this is precisely what they aim to deliver with new title Hydrophobia.
"What people want - and I don't care whether it's a new console or a new handset - they want a reason and an endorsement of why they have bought that technology," says Blade's joint managing director Peter Jones, speaking to GamesIndustry.biz.
"They want to feel the reason why they have spent over GBP 400 on a PlayStation 3 or almost GBP 300 on a Xbox 360. They don't just want another first-person shooter. They want to have a qualitative difference.