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Raymond: "Innovation Not Driven By Teraflops Alone"

Matt Gardner
Jade Raymond, Next-gen, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto

Raymond: "Innovation Not Driven By Teraflops Alone"

Ubisoft Toronto head, Jade Raymond, has pointed towards the indie scene as a hotbed of new concepts as the games industry prepares to make the jump to a new generation of consoles, suggesting that increased power does not necessarily equal innovation.

"As a gamer and developer I’m very excited about the promise of Next Gen," Raymond told MCV. "That being said, innovation is not necessarily driven by teraflops alone. In my opinion, many of the most exciting new concepts lately have been driven out of the indie scene and have come to life on less powerful platforms.

"With Splinter Cell Blacklist, not only do I think that the team is delivering the best stealth experience of this generation, I also think that we are delivering a completely new multiplayer experience. Hopefully unique gameplay is still something that can make a game stand out.”

She's not alone. Luminaries such as John Carmack, Warren Spector, David Jaffe, and Naughty Dog have weighed in on this one. Even we've gotten in on the act ourselves.


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