Next-Gen Home Consoles a "Quantum Leap" Over Today's Machines

By Gary Cutlack on at

One developer working on a project for both Microsoft and Sony's future home consoles has gone on the record as being impressed by what he's seeing, claiming the next wave of consoles offer a "quantum leap" over what the Call of Duty boxes of today offer.

The quotes come from Oskari Hakkinen, a senior employee with developer Remedy, which was behind the relatively recent, relatively decent game Alan Wake. Speaking to the German edition of industry site Games Industry, Hakkinen said: "We are working as usual, first with a relatively small team on a next-generation project. One wonders ... Can the new consoles really be that much better than the previous? Rest assured ... it is a quantum leap."

Which is particularly reassuring in the face of continuing tech spec leaks which had us worrying that the next-generation home consoles are being built around £69 graphics cards and might be a little underwhelming. [ via CVG]