Katsuhiro Harada, producer on Namco Bandai’s venerable Tekken franchise, has suggested that platform holders Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo should combine their efforts to create one single, unified console.
Chatting with news.com.au, Harada-san reckons a single platform would help to drive innovative and creativity within the games industry going forward.
“For a long time, the game industry has been able to control the way people play games.There was a platform that people used solely for their gaming needs, and the industry had control of the trends and such that occurred.”
He went on to observe that the rise of social platforms has meant that, “people are able to not be tied down by consoles. I think it would be interesting if Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo got together just to make one console. It makes me very happy to think about all the possibilities that could occur because of that.”
Namco is busy putting the finishing touches on Tekken Tag Tournament 2, which is scheduled to ship on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in September 2012.