Epic Games: Next-Gen Console Specs Aren't Going To Cut It
Recently, Epic Games went on record saying the video game industry requires a drastic graphics leap in the next generation of consoles.
During a Wired interview, the developer said the new systems would have to "damn near render 'Avatar' in real time," and "gamers want it even if they don't know they want it." Epic is prepping the fourth iteration of the Unreal Engine and evidently, it's going to require some monster specs on the part of Sony and Microsoft's new machines.
But unfortunately, according to Examiner.com, Epic has gotten a peek at both the PS4 and Xbox 720, and they say neither will "be enough to provide the type of performance that they are building their new engine for." They're also pushing Sony and Microsoft to add more power. Whether or not that will actually happen remains to be seen.
Now, not every developer thinks we need more power. Quantic Dream boss David Cage favors new ideas over more technological capability, and he recently told Develop that we don't need to see new consoles until 2017. ...who do you side with?
5/21/2012 8:39:19 PM Ben Dutka