Spector: new consoles aren't the answer

Warren Spector, creator of Deus Ex and the upcoming Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two, says that a new round of consoles won't help solve the most common videogame problems.

Spector is a late arrival to the current generation of HD consoles, with the sequel to Wii exclusive Epic Mickey to be his first game for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. In an interview, he tells us he's far from salivating at the prospect of new hardware from Microsoft and Sony.

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gypsygib2389d ago

Make a major title this generation then start talking about what's missing in gaming.

PopRocks3592389d ago

While it wasn't the best game ever made, how was Epic Mickey not a major title?

GraveLord2388d ago

This guy doesn't know console are needed because EVERYONE already has either a PS3, 360 or Wii.

People buy a new iPad every year, I think we can handle a new console every 7-8 years.

MrMister2388d ago

I have to disagree.

I think PS3 and 360 still have another 2 years in them still. The ironic thing is that you say that we can handle a new system every 7-8 years. But 360/Ps3 have only been out 5.5 years (give or take) so by YOUR own logic, they still have 2 years any way.

So by that logic, I guess that we do agree.

DA_SHREDDER2388d ago

A new console isn't the answer, a new Nintendo is though. They better have a good online infrastructure and L3, R3 buttons. If not then upgrading won't be worth it. HD isn't the answer either, i wan't 60 fps games like Mario Kart 7 on the 3DS. I can't believe it's smoother than most games ever created! And true 3D games, not the crap thats out, My tv can handle 3D good cause the movies and even the satellite have sick 3D.

MrMister2388d ago (Edited 2388d ago )

@ Da_Shredder:

I don't think 3d is enough of a game-changer for a console, but I AM worried about the direction Nintendo is heading in too. I think Iwata is heading Nintendo down the wrong path. And IDGAF if the 3ds is selling well now. Mario Land 3d and Resident evil Revelations the only 2 games worth getting. The Wii-U though is especially lame-looking. Big, overpriced I-pad knock-off controller with current-gen (as opposed to next-gen) graphics won't be able to keep 3rd party companies interested for long. And their casual fans wont be impressed with the controller since it does away with motion controls (which is all casuals care about).

What exactly will the Wii-U be doing that is so spectacular? Why is it needed? Nintendo should wait another year and make a real next gen console so that 3rd party companies can make multi-platform games appear on the Wii-U with ease. No company wants to have to re-do the game all over again to accommodate a system that cant keep up with real next gen systems. Plus, they need to bring more motion control options if they also want to keep the core audience of casuals that sold them millions of Wii's in the first place.

I used to love Nintendo, especially during the NES-N64 years, but I think the Wii-U is too little, too late.

SugarSoSweet2388d ago

Yes they're the answer

PS Wii-U will suck with its shitty hardware