PlayStation 4, Xbox 720 not seen curing ‘sick market for old-school gaming’

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It’s not only financial analysts who are bearish on the prospects of new gaming consoles from Microsoft (MSFT) and Sony (SNE) — gaming industry pioneers aren’t too optimistic either. In an interview with Gamespot, Bioware cofounder Dr. Greg Zeschuk said that neither the next Xbox nor the PlayStation 4 are likely to fix the “sick market for old-school gaming” that the industry has found itself trapped in recently. Zeschuk, who cofounded the company responsible for the popular Mass Effect and Dragon Age series, went onto say “that unless Microsoft or Sony pull something magically out of a hat, it’s pretty much the same old, same old repackaged,” and that the new consoles will have a minimal impact on the retail market for high-end games.

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