As game designers continue to leave large studios, is this a sign that the current game machines have run their course?

This article titled “Are game developers tired of this console generation?” was written by Keith Stuart, for on Thursday 4th October 2012 09.08 UTC

Cliff Bleszinski is leaving Epic Games. For many, this is like being told that the lead singer is leaving their favourite band – sure, he's only part of a team, but he's the frontman, and has been for over a decade. He is Gears of War.

And his reasoning is beginning to sound very familiar. In a blog post on the company website he states:

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