PS5 & Xbox Scarlett Are “More of the Same”, PlatinumGames Head Producer Says; It’s “Hard to Get Excited”

Jun 19, 2019
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PlatinumGames head producer Atsushi Inaba has said not to be that impressed by both the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett.

While some developers have already expressed to be impressed by the next-gen hardware, this doesn’t seem to apply to PlatinumGames’ head producer.

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Speaking to website Video Games Chronicle at this year’s E3 event, Inaba has stated that, compared to previous generations, are not that disruptive or innovative and are basically more of the same.

“It’s OK”, he said when asked about Sony’s and Microsoft’s next-gen plans. “And by that I mean, I’m sure that things will move faster, graphics will be better and maybe it will be easier with less wait times… that’s good for the consumer.”

“But it’s more of the same, quite frankly, compared to previous generations. It’s nothing that’s disruptive or super innovative, if you ask me.”

He continued, “game hardware used to be about custom chips that you couldn’t do on PCs. Now you look at it and they’re just grabbing stuff that already exists.”

“The Switch, for example, is a Tegra which already existed and the other consoles are using very similar chips and graphics cards to what you see on PCs, but maybe slightly updated. None of it seems unique to that hardware anymore.”

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“It’s hard to get excited about stuff that kind of already exists, but has been repurposed to a certain degree,” he said.

What are your thoughts on this? Will the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett innovate? Would you rather opt for a PC this generation? Hit the comments down below.

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