“This machine is not so strong as you think.”
Depending on who you were, Hazelight’s A Way Out was either a bizarre concept unlike publisher Electronic Arts or an intriguing new experience. Either way, it made an impact and people were talking about it.
Speaking to Engadget, creator Josef Fares, who also made Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, was vocal about one particular aspect of gaming technology: The PlayStation 4. While a PS4 was running the game in front of him, Fares said, “You want the honest truth? This machine is not so strong as you think.
“This is like a five-year-old PC. If consoles were as powerful as PCs are today, you would see all different games. Most of the work developers put out there is to make them work on consoles.”
Given that the PS4 has been out since late 2013 and was considered fairly dated upon arrival, this makes sense. Of course, given that the Xbox One X is the most powerful console ever built and still has its CPU as a bottleneck, it will be interesting to see where console tech goes in the coming years.
Meanwhile, A Way Out arrives in 2018 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.