Bigger PS4 leap needed to release potential
It seems that specific games designers are pushing for next generation consoles like the PS4 to be more powerful as a requirement to release more potential, and with this the Xbox 720 is also in the frame. With detailed recommendations coming from developers like Epic Games, they are giving the console designers an idea of what is going to be commercially possible.
Epic Games seem to know what the specs of next-gen consoles of Sony and Microsoft are, and this conclusion has come from this being the reason behind them wanting them to be more powerful. With this in mind, we are interested in the relationship between the console makers and Epic Games as a recent article on Gaming Bolt documents this news. Tim Sweeney from Epic talks about a quantum leap being a requirement with the next consoles, and his involvement in ensuring there is a big leap over the current consoles.
Gears of War Design Director Cliff Bleszinski spoke to Wired about their responsibilities and that their engine team is working hard to move things forward for the next generation, and says that they “need to damn near render Avatar in real time, because he wants it and gamers want it – even if they don’t know they want it.” To get an understanding of what is being suggested an article on Wired writes about the imagination engine and why the next generation games will rock your world, along with an insight into the world of Sweeney and his vision of the future of gaming.
The unreal engine 4 is set to represent the next ten years in this area and Microsoft and Sony will need to look at how much power will be required for their new consoles, as this streamline game development will assist with what can take years at the moment down to a matter of 12 months or less. With cause to believe that Epic have seen the specs of proposed new consoles and opted for more power, there may be a few concerns as to whether the next generation hardware is going to be relatively underpowered compared to the ever-evolving gaming industry.
Do you feel Sweeney’s quest for more power is exaggerated, or does this sound as if he has plenty of exciting plans for the future of gaming?