Next-gen consoles a ‘quantum leap’ says Remedy

Head of franchise development at Alan Wake house confirms studio at work on future-generation project, says technology is significantly more capable than current gen.


New consoles from Microsoft and Sony have yet to be announced, but that has not kept Remedy Entertainment's head of franchise development Oskari Hakkinen from claiming how powerful they might be. Speaking to the German edition of Gamesindustry International (translated by GameSpot), Hakkinen confirmed his studio is working on a next-generation project, and shrugged off the thought that new hardware will not be a significant improvement over existing technology.

"Right now we're working as always with a relatively small team on a next-generation project," Hakkinen said. "You always ask yourself: Can the new consoles really be that much better than the old ones? Be assured: They are. It is a quantum leap forward."

Hakkinen did not say if he was referring to a Microsoft or Sony system, or reveal any other details about the game it has in development for unannounced technology. In May, Remedy job listings indicated that the Espoo, Finland-based studio was staffing up for a next-generation game.

In April, Remedy CEO Matias Myllyrinne said the studio is not finished with the Alan Wake franchise. He said plans are "in motion" for a new game in the franchise and teased that a future project from the studio would be released digitally.

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"Next-gen consoles a 'quantum leap' says Remedy" was posted by Eddie Makuch on Fri, 24 Aug 2012 05:12:21 -0700
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