“Meh”: American McGee uninspired by PS4 announcement

By Dave Cook
25 March 2013 13:10 GMT

Alice: Madness Returns developer American McGee has shared his thoughts on Sony’s PS4 announcement. Turns out he’s not a massive fan.

Speaking with Forbes, McGee was asked for his opinion on Sony’s reveal, to which he said, “I was hoping for innovation in control input. Didn’t see anything meaningful, so ‘meh.'”

He added, “It’s nice that they’re moving towards what looks like more developer-friendly hardware and indie friendly distribution. Remains to be seen if the appearance matches reality. Overall, I think this generation of consoles will struggle painfully against the momentum of mobile/online games we’re seeing globally.”

Asked what his view on next-gen consoles are in general he said, “At present it just looks like another distribution channel with not much to differentiate from other outlets – aside from sheer horsepower.”

What do you think? Will PS4 and Xbox 720 deliver nicer visuals and not much more, or is there scope to really change the home console landscape going into next-gen? Let us know below.

Thanks GI.biz.

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