Ken Levine 'not aching for next-gen consoles', 'there's lots of juice left'

Gears, Uncharted and Batman "don't look old"

BioShock creator Ken Levine says he's "not aching" for the next-generation of consoles, because current titles "don't look old to me".

Speaking to our colleagues at Access in the video interview below, the Irrational man argued there's still "a tonne of juice left" to push gameplay innovation on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

"It's clear there's still a fair bit of juice left in these machines," he said. "You look at Arkham City, Uncharted and Gears of War and you're starting to see that these games don't look old to me. They look very current.

"I was playing Batman the other day and he's flying over this huge city, the snow is landing on the wings of his cape and you can see it hitting and melting... they still retain the power to visually amaze me.

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"From a gameplay standpoint absolutely there's a tonne of juice left [in current consoles]. There are lots of things to explore. That doesn't mean it's not challenging to build on what you've done - obviously Infinite is a very large step up in terms of technology from BioShock 1."

For more BioShock Infinite goodness, check out these stunning screenshots released at GamesCom and June's Skyline gameplay trailer.