Heavy Rain creator David Cage has said the games industry needs to "grow up."
The Quantic Dream co-founder believes what the industry needs most now is to take more risks, citing first person shooters as a prime example of the genre that's overpopulated.
"I think we should have more courage in our industry and take more risks, because I think this is what the industry needs now. I mean, how many first person shooters can you make? How many monsters/aliens/zombies can you kill in games? There's a moment where we need to grow up. We need to grow up."
Cage added that that the industry suffers from the "Peter Pan syndrome", but now is the right time to grow.
"I often think that the industry suffers of the Peter Pan syndrome. It's the fact that we don't want to grow up, so we stay kids. But there is a moment where you need to grow up as an industry. And you cannot keep up with the Peter Pan syndrome. You need to grow. And I think this is the right time."
The designer had previously discussed similar comments when he said that the games industry will die without innovation. Meanwhile, his next game Beyond: Two Souls is aiming to deliver meaning over fun. The PlayStation 3 exclusive is due for a release sometime during 2013.