The gap between console and PC gaming will be pretty close when the new systems launch later this year, but according to an EA exec, the new consoles are a generation ahead of high end PCs. EA executive vice president and chief technical officer Rajat Teneja stated that the next-gen hardware of both Sony and Microsoft is “a significant inflection point in the history of our industry” that will be “as profound as the introduction of smartphones or Facebook to the market.”
There’s no question that PC gaming has been ahead of console gaming for the past four or five years now, but it looks like console gaming will make great strides when next gen finally hits.
“Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have adopted electronics and an integrated systems-on-a -chip (soc) architecture that unleashes magnitudes more compute and graphics power than the current generation of consoles,” says Teneja. “These architectures are a generation ahead of the highest end PC on the market and their unique design of the hardware, the underlying operating system and the live service layer create one of the most compelling platforms to reimagine game mechanics.”
Microsoft announced the Xbox One earlier this week, and although it was met with a mixed bag of emotions, there are still a lot of people who are interested in it.