Console horsepower - it's been the primary force driving the industry forward ever since the business started taking shape back in the days of Atari. With each console cycle, developers would get significantly more powerful machines to work with to aid them in realizing their creative visions, while gamers reap the benefits of prettier visuals. For this generation, we're already six years past the launch of Xbox 360, and it's clear that the machines are getting close to their limits. But how much more is left, and do game makers really need new consoles to advance the industry?
IndustryGamers put these questions to some of the leading developers in the field. Here's what they had to say.