Atsushi Inaba, head of Platinum Games, recently revealed that PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have not left him alone.
In an interview with VGC, he was quick to rate that he is not trying to rain on anyone's parade. "I don't want to sound like 'hey, I know all about the new consoles and they are boring." But with the information I have now, I have not seen extremely big surprises, "he said. "When you're just seeing graphical enhancements or just 'faster, bigger' … Obviously it's nice, but it doesn't have the same inventive quality that really surprised me with past consoles."
He referred to the excitement of the Nintendo Switch and its "innovative" design that echoed the Nintendo DS and Game Boy. These offered "new" possibilities for developers, while what he has seen from PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X has not fueled anything. There is still a chance that Microsoft and Sony may have a trick up their sleeve, but Inaba is not overly invested at the moment.
"There is no extreme surprise or unexpected quality that I felt from jumping to previous consoles. Now I look at the ads and I think, 'oh, that's great,' and then the next minute, I think, 'hmmm … what should I do?' watch on Netflix tonight? "he concluded.