Criterion rolls the eyes a bit, apparently, when it hears people say that the PS3 or Xbox 360 have been maxed out.
"That's proof that you're not the best," the firm's technical director Richard Parr told Eurogamer. "It means you're out of ideas."
"You always find new ways to do things, the constraints lift. Not just with a new console generation but with every game you do," added senior engineer Alex Fry. "Whether it's a sequel or whether it's a new game, you learn to do things differently... better.
"The constraints go away because you learn. While it's nice to say you've maxed something out, there's not really any point."
Good to hear.