With the supposed announcement of the PS4 just mere hours away, Crysis 3 developer and Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli wanted to remind people that these next gen consoles will not be able to compete with high end PCs. Yerli started off by saying that because of the way technology evolves, it is not possible for whatever console is released in 2013 to be able to compete with a PCs horsepower.
Yerli went on to say that a $2000-$3000 PC can beat whatever console is released this year; mostly because the power needed to sustain that kind of high end performance would be too much for any console to handle. So in other words, Yerli believes consoles will be outdated power wise the minute they ship.
He finished by saying that both Sony and Microsoft are looking to improve the way that deliver fixes to online and live games. He said both companies need to improve their infrastructure to help make it easier for companies to deliver fixes for games because Yerli believes games have become a service.
I think Yerli misses the point when it comes to high end PCs, of course they are going to be more powerful than the next generation of consoles. But how many people out there are going to want to build a $3000 PC gaming rig to play a total of two or three games that actually maximize its full potential?
Source: Game Industry International