PS4 will make dynamic stories in games better, says Last Of Us creator

Talking to GamesIndustry.biz, Last Of Us creator Neil Druckmann has commented on how the PS4 will improve story content in games.

Druckmann is quoted as saying "Some of the stuff we tried to do with The Last of Us--technology will definitely go a long way." He continued "we were running out of memory as far as how many animations Ellie can carry, or how much dialog we could stream at one time. And that’s where going to the PS4 in the future could really help us in the dynamic area of the game where the story is responding to the player’s input on a moment-to-moment basis."

Druckmann then spoke about female characters in games, stating "We’re on this cusp of at the very least seeing strong, non-sexualized female protagonists starring in games. You’re going to see a lot more of those, and a lot more that are commercially successful."

On the topic of narrative criticism in the industry he commented "I hope criticism of games and game narratives is becoming more sophisticated. I think before you would have had a hard time talking about tropes and how women are represented in games, or how characters of color are represented in games. But now I'm kind of excited by the discussion and the kind of criticism games are getting."

Would you like the power of the PS4 to bring better stories to new games or would you rather see it used elsewhere? Let us know in the comments.

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Richard Archer is an Assistant Editor for PSU, when he's not being a full-time gamer, comic book nut, and Doctor Who fan.
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