Aeropause compiled a montage of next-generation screenshots and found the overall color tones to be dull; mostly browns and greys. From the article: "Console developers have 16.7 million colors to choose from! Why are they still using predominantly greys and browns? This color scheme even seems to have spread outside of first person shooters and into other genres."

Author Nick encourages game developers striving for realism to "step outside and have a look around" because life's "not that drab." Well if Flickr's favorite color is a bluish grey, maybe it is, Nick. Maybe it is. Though we're with you on using more colors in games to escape this cold, hard world of ours.

[Image: Original montage as compared to our pixelated version]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.