The last one week has been infested with next generation console news. According to reports Sony will be revealing the PlayStation 4 during a special event on February 20th. Third party game developers and investors are also expected to attend this event. Now we can’t say for sure what they will be revealing but all reports point to a massive PS4 reveal.
One of the top developers, atleast from the technical side, Crytek have been known to push the gaming hardware and technology to it’s limits. There is no doubt that the upcoming Crysis 3 will be pleasant to the eyes but there is a strong underlying technology that is holding these things together.
Crysis 3 Producer Mike Read has outlined his expectations from next generation consoles. Crytek obviously needs more power to begin with.
“I think that whatever they end up delivering there are a lot of things that we want, and as you said more power is originally at the core of what we want. We want to be able to deliver a similar experience graphically to console gamers as much as we do in pushing the PC,” he said.
“Being a producer, I deal with all different people, so I’m sure talking to the Art guy they’ll be like “Yeah, we want more graphics!” talking to the Level Design team, “We want more processing power!” and the Technical guys they want a little bit of everything,” he said to OXCGN.
He is also looking forward to Sony’s Gaikai tech and Nvidia’s streaming technology. “What’s going to be the most interesting thing is the longevity of this next generation, and there are a lot of interesting things happening in the tech and video game industry as well, with Sony’s purchase of Gakai for streaming technologies, Nvidia has started talking about their grid technologies and streaming technologies as well,” he said.
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