According to Evolution studio’s Paul Rustchynsky, rumors about next-gen consoles shouldn’t distract gamers from the present; in a recent interview with the Official Playstation Magazine, he claims that “the PS3 has a lot of legs left in it yet.”
He goes on to say, “There’s a huge range of exclusives still coming out for the PS3… I’m not thinking about upgrading to whatever’s next… As proved with the PS2 I don’t think the technological barriers are pushed quite until the past minute [sic]. I think The Last Of Us, when they announced that trailer was all in engine, I think people were wowed by that and rightly so. Those guys are incredibly talented.” He goes on to mention that there are several exciting works in progress we don’t yet know about, dangling a very enticing carrot in front of our greedy noses.
Bringing the discussion back to the PS2 was a also clever maneuver, as many of the titles which pushed the system to its limits, both technologically and creatively, were released in the final years of that particular console generation. Shadow of the Colossus, Okami, Metal Gear Solid 3 and God of War 2 were all released within two years of the PS3’s release (God of War was even released after the new console), and if the pattern holds true, we’ve got a lot to look forward to before the PS4 comes around.
To read the rest of the interview with Rustchynsky, check out the article on OPM’s website.