David Jaffe isn't exactly a man lacking in opinions. The latest subject of his ire seems to be our industry's incessant concern with next-generation material. Citing inflated budgets and the cyclical nature of it all, the Eat Sleep Play creator, who'll be leaving said company at the end of this month, says he's seen it all before.
"I couldn't care less about next-gen," said Jaffe, chatting to EDGE. "I started at Sony Imagesoft doing Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis games, and I went through that to PS1, then PS2, PS3, Vita… You go through the cycle enough and you realise today's 'Oh my fucking God' is tomorrow's 'Ehh, whatever'.
"Ultimately, this is all going to be yesterday's news and it's about the experience, the game. Unless we're talking about holodecks, or AI that's so amazing it can actually write a compelling story around you procedurally based on your choices, I'm not interested."
It's not just the repetition of it all, as a content creator, Jaffe is understandably concerned about rising costs too.
"I'm no longer that excited about next-gen technology; it means budgets go up," he continued. "It sucks. The biggest thing I want is what you get from the PSP and the 3DS - it's always on, there's a sleep mode and I can just hit a button and I'm right back where I was and I don't have to go through all the boot-up shit."