Despite the fact that both Sony and Microsoft have yet to acknowledge that we’re on the cusp of the next generation of gaming, Gearbox Studios president Randy Pitchford has decided to tease gamers by declaring that his studio already has a few things in the works for the future.
Speaking to Gamasutra, Pitchford explained:
We’ve got a few things going on right now that we haven’t talked about but that’ll appear later.
I’m always excited by movement forward. Some of that comes from iteration with our software, and some of it comes from iteration with hardware, and some of it comes from invention… each new step kind of gives us new tools and new capabilities that always makes the entertainment better, if we use it right.
The Gearbox boss went on to express his excitement for new hardware, saying we still have a long way to go before we reach gaming’s maximum potential.
More power is always better. There’s always things we can do that we cannot do today that we can do with more power. So, that’s always true.
There are so many steps between now and the holodeck, or between now and The Matrix and any number of those steps could be tested or introduced either as gimmicks or as potentials to new standards in any given hardware attempts.
Gearbox’s upcoming title Borderlands 2 is set to launch next month on September 18th.