Volition's told Eurogamer that upcoming action sequel Red Faction: Guerrilla's destructible environments are almost a decade of similar competitive games.
"We're ahead of everybody by five to ten years in terms of destruction," said lead designer James Hague.
Not only that, but the developer is "ruining other games for people with this game," according to Hague.
He added: "There's a lot of games out now that are very, very pretty, they're next-gen, they're beautiful games, but they're set-pieces. Everything was custom-built just to look nice. While other games companies were going toward pretty-but-static, we wanted to go toward fully-dynamic for everything. It's a very different technical direction from where other people are going."
You tell 'em, James. Guerrilla's out in June for HD consoles and PC.