Remedy Entertainment, the Finnish developer behind Max Payne and Alan Wake, has declared that next-generation consoles are “a quantum leap” over PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Like many studios, Remedy has already begun working on a title for next-gen hardware, and assures gamers that the technology afforded by new consoles is far beyond the capabilities of current-gen machines.
“One wonders all the time,” said Oskari Hakkinen, head of franchise development, during an interview with GamesIndustry Germany. “Can the new consoles really be that much better than the previous? Rest assured: they are, it is a quantum leap.”
Hakkinen confirmed that Remedy has already put to work “a relatively small team on a next-generation project.”
It remains unknown what format the company’s new game is being developed for, though around 20 people are believed to be working on the project.
Sony and Microsoft have yet to officially reveal their new consoles, though it is believed both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 will be unveiled at E3 2013 and hit shelves in early 2014 at the latest.