Most developers and publishers have entrenched themselves in expectation of a lengthy generation, with many believing we still have another five years of Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 to go. Capcom Europe boss David Reeves, however, is expecting the next generation a little sooner than most.
Reeves things that we’ll see new consoles within “two to three years” and adds that “All the first-parties have got to be working on something,” he said. “The tricky thing is when do you put a stake in the ground on technology? That’s the problem. You can be waiting a few extra months to implement something, but you’ve got to set a date to go with a certain chip at a certain point otherwise you’re going to miss the key milestones.”
While it does look like this generation will be one of the longest, Reeves might not be too far off the mark. Everybody knows the benefits of being “first” of a generation, so it wouldn’t be surprising for one company to try and take advantage of the current “long generation” complacency to get their machine out first. The question is, who will be Han Solo and shoot first?
Who do you reckon will officially usher us into the next generation? Nintendo, Microsoft or Sony?
Capcom: new tech is a stop-gap to next-gen consoles [GI.biz]