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BioWare: “We need a chance to take advantage” of current hardware

Wednesday, 14th July 2010 21:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk has told VG247 the studio’s not aware of any current plans for new console hardware, and hopes to have more time with current offerings.

Speaking with Joe Anderson at Develop this afternoon, Zeschuk said the new motion controls from Sony and Microsoft prove console makers want to extend the life of current systems, and the “longer we can go” without new hardware “the better”.

“I honestly don’t actually know,” he said, when asked for a ballpark date.

“That’s a huge mystery for me. I would be ecstatic if it was as long as possible,” he said. “The longer the better, because we need a chance to take advantage of this hardware. The first couple of years of this cycle were pretty tough, as [the consoles] were more complex than ever before. Now we’re all starting to get our legs under us.

“I think the fact they’re all doing the new input devices in indicative that they want to extend it.

“I don’t have any idea what the year might be, but my hope is that it’s as long as possible. The longer we can go the better”.

Our full interview with Zeschuk can be found through here.

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6 Comments

  1. cookiejar

    Exactly.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. MushroomStamp

    Starting to get legs?? it’s been FIVE YEARS!!!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Gama_888

    agreed

    for an example of how right this is just look at the first sets of games that came out for the PS2 then look at the ones that came out towards the end of its life cycle. they were much better in terms of graphics and performance wise as a whole.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. NiceFellow

    @2 stack that 5 years against potentially 2 years plus development for a decent HD title and it’s not too hard to see that the first 2 to 3 years may only see a developer’s first, somewhat flawed efforts and that only around the 4 to 5 year mark will the majority be firing on all cylinders.

    Clearly, some will be ahead of the curve, but it makes sense when you think about it.

    The reality is the tech will always leap ahead of the developers and as costs rise decisions will have to be made whether tech is allowed to remain around a lot longer so developers really get to see 3 or even 4 big titles on a single platform or whether they are forced to keep adapting at a fast pace.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Keivz

    Time to update your next gen console archive pic.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. frostquake

    I love how developers have No clue how to deal with New Hardware, and right when the Consoles start dying they get how to program at almost 100% and get the most out, and you usually get a really Gem of a Game that comes out that tends to fall under the Radar…will be interesting to see what comes out towards the end!

    #6 4 years ago

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