Jonathan Blow, the outspoken creator of XBLA hit Braid, has told our friends at Edge that upcoming open-world puzzle game The Witness is unlikely to be released on PS3 or Xbox 360.
The indie developer said porting the game to current consoles would be too much effort given their RAM limitations.
"We like 360 and PS3, but their specifications are over five years old now, and that's a lot in computer years," he said. "The kind of tricks we'd have to perform to get this game working on those platforms are such a lot of work that to port it over at this point is just not worth it for us.
"For this type of game, I do wish the new generation of consoles had come out by now. Even if it only meant a slightly faster graphics processor and a lot more RAM.
"Having more memory would make a huge difference to being able to bring a game like [The Witness] to a console," Blow added. "It makes it much easier."
Last month, Blow criticised the amount of Microsoft red tape indie developers have to fight through to release their games on the publisher's digital platform, suggesting the company makes itself "a pain in the ass".