LucasArts says next gen isn’t so next gen

LucasArts, the video game giant behind such original titles as Star Wars, Star Wars and Star Wars, has called on the industry to deliver some really innovative content for this next generation of gaming because, well, things are basically the same as they were five years ago but with better graphics.

Said LucasaArts Chris Williams: “It’s disappointing to see the number of next generation games out there that are really current generation games with better graphics. We are committed to next-gen gameplay, to experiences that are different. The tent poles of that are doing innovative things with character and with story.”

I agree, Chris, I really do. But one of those tent poles better be the Wiimote, which will be a lightsaber in a year’s time or I’m coming to the Skywalker Ranch to kick some butt.