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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z developer says better graphics should not be the focus of new consoles

Inafune says developers should focus on new gameplay

The focus of new consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 should not be better graphics but innovative gameplay, according to Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z producer, Keiji Inafune.

Speaking to NowGamer, Inafune — who is best known for his work on the Mega Man and Resident Evil series — said that while he felt pressure to make his games look better during the leap from the PlayStation 2 to PlayStation 3, he doesn't believe that better graphics are as important for the next console generation.

"As a developer, I'm really excited to take on the challenge of making games for [the new] hardware," he said. "When PS3 was announced, when the last generation was announced, there was a lot of looking at how do we make games look nicer? How can we make games look a lot better than the previous generation? I don't really feel that pressure right now. I don't think that should be the focus right now.

"It should be about finding new kinds of games with the features that the hardware offers. That's the real challenge for this generation. It's not just pushing the graphics, but finding new ways to interact with games, finding new kinds of games to create for these platforms."

Inafune's full interview with NowGamer can be read here.

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