Turn 10’s Dan Greenawalt, of the upcoming Forza Motorsport 4, recently commented to GamersMint about the need, or lack of necessity for a new Xbox console at this stage of the 360’s lifespan.
Asked about whether or not Forza 4 will be the last version of the game on the Xbox 360, Greenawalt said, “There’s no reason it has to be. There’s more than one way to skin a cat. A lot of how we get our improvements, such as the graphics, was not with more hardware. It’s actually through a knowledge of the hardware. It’s actually easier to be on a platform after it’s been several years out, because we can borrow from Epic, Rare, Lionhead, 343, and we give back to them.”
In reference to the use of more RAM, which would come from a new console, Greenawalt said that although it’s helpful, it’s just as important to find ways to get more out of current hardware.
“Hardware can always help, but only after you’ve had some time to trick the hardware. The reason we’re able to do what we do is not by using the hardware the way it was supposed to be used. That’s what happens on every version. Every game that looks great, the way it does it is by getting the hardware, learning every nook and cranny of it and tricking it into doing things more efficiently.”
Do you agree or disagree? Do we really need a new Xbox right now?