With the advent of the next-gen consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, many video games will benefit its great features like SSD, fast load times, haptic feedback, higher resolutions and more. Many studios and publishers gain such benefits including the indie game developers.
A few indie studios and publishers reveal what kind of possibilities they expect to explore with the next-gen consoles.
TinyBuild CEO Alex Nichiporchik hopes that the SSD of the next-gen console systems will do more than make graphics more impressive. He is more excited with the fast processing that has been enabled with the SSD.
“You will be able to do a lot more things with memory, a lot more innovative gameplay and game structures,” Nichiporchik said. “I’m personally excited about AI and physics, and what we can do there. Graphics have been good enough for years now — this ‘game feel’ part of next-gen is something we’ll get used to really fast.”
Daedalic’s Publishing Director Jonas Husges wants crossplay to be more standardized as the generation progresses. Popular titles like Fortnite has started this trend, but he hopes that indie games will be the ones to greatly benefit this time around.
“Splitting up their user base is especially challenging for smaller teams and using the same servers on all platforms would benefit gamers too,” he says. “We are already seeing a couple of first steps in that direction but it is still far from being the norm. Whether this will change in the new generation remains to be seen.”
In this new generation of consoles, indie games are slowly getting there. With the many advancements in technology, they can take advantage of its features and in turn make their desired plans a reality since they are not that limited anymore to the previous generation.