Yesterday, we told you why Playboy's Miss October, Pamela Horton, just isn't interested in playing shooters online. Short version- Too many idiots .
But we talked about other topics as well, and that included the onset of the new generation of gaming hardware. When I asked her what she wanted to see from the upcoming consoles, she said she quite simply wants something new. In other words, new IPs and not necessarily a slew of seemingly endless sequels.
"As much as I love a lot of the shooters and Assassin's Creed and all those games, I'm really looking for something new. It seems like no one is really trying new titles these days, so I'm hoping the new systems give way to some new games that can become the next big thing.
People are all looking at the Wii U and going, 'oh, I want a new Mario,' and they're looking at the PS4 and going, 'oh, I want a new God of War,' or 'what's the next shooter going to be?' I just want games nobody has ever seen before. It's almost like they've run out of ideas, but I have a feeling there will be new games [on the new consoles] that I'll really want to try. I have high hopes."
Sounds pretty sharp to me. We all love the heavy-hitting sequels, especially when they're Game of the Year-quality. But the industry will always require fresh blood, so new IPs are absolutely essential to continued health. As I reminded Pamela, huge franchises like Assassin's Creed and Uncharted were brand new at the start of this generation, so what she's asking for seems like a possibility and a darn good idea.
Catch the full interview with Ms. Horton in a few days.