Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski has suggested that he doesn't want next-generation consoles to include support for optical media.

Responding to a question during a Reddit AMA asking what he would like to see from Sony and Microsoft's next consoles, Bleszinski simply replied, "No disc based games".

It has previously been rumoured that next-generation consoles would not include support for optical media.

Earlier this year, MCV reported that the next Xbox would not include a disc drive, instead relying on digital distribution or "interchangeable solid-state card storage".

Epic Games is known to be consulting with Sony and Microsoft on the design of their next-generation consoles.

Talking to VideoGamer.com back in July, Epic's vice president Mark Rein said that the company had "been talking with [Sony & Microsoft] and we've been creating demonstrations to show what we think.

"Samaritan was a demo to show what we think the consoles should... what we would like the next gen consoles to be able to do. And obviously the Elemental demo, same thing. We're certainly showing capability if they give us that kind of power, but so is everybody else."

Microsoft's next-console is also rumoured to include virtual reality functionality thanks to a leaked document detailing 'Project Fortaleza', an augmented reality Kinect Glasses project that uses advanced virtual reality techniques to provide a "revolution in [the] living room".

Bleszinski later dropped hints that the rumours could be true.

"Oculus is GREAT. Once you try it you'll become a believer," Bleszinski said in response to a question about John Carmack's VR hardware.

"Mark my words, VR is coming back in a BIG way."

Neither Microsoft or Sony has yet announced plans for their next-generation consoles.