Keita Takahashi: Gaming is getting “dull”

Sunday, 15 August 2010 11:05 GMT By Joe Anderson


Katamari and Noby Noby Boy creator Keita Takahashi is planning on taking a break from games, because he felt the future presented at E3 this year is looking “a bit dull”.

Speaking in an OPM interview, Takahashi said he’s “not thinking about a future in videogames.”

The future’s dark, apparently.

“At E3 I saw people putting on speeches but I thought the future seemed a bit dark. The 3D games didn’t spark my interest. I think motion control’s a bit old now, I don’t think those games are the future. It all seemed a bit dull.”

Instead of concentrating on new technology, it seems Takahashi would be happier going back to the good old days.

“It’d be good if we could go back to the PS2 era,” he said. “Instead of spending lots of effort developing new technology, I think ideas are the most important thing.”

Takahashi said he still loves games, but wants to turn his talent to “lots of different things.”

Good luck to him.