Speaking to Official Xbox Magazine UK, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli made another strong statement about the viability of next generation consoles’ so-called “power”. “We have been saying CryEngine 3 is next-gen ready for years now. The reason I’m saying that is – and this is before we knew the specs, because three years ago nobody knew – it’s impossible to go too far beyond what we say today is next gen because it would cost too much.”
“It would be prohibitively expensive to launch a next-gen console beyond what we say is next gen. It would potentially be a death knell for at least one company.”
:If you take in the cost of making a console, the parts of it, and say, ‘okay, that has to be better than the best PC experience at that time plus two years later’. And you want a package – a $200, $300, $400 package. It’s just physically and financially impossible to go higher, so you have to bring it down again, and our guesstimates have been quite right.”
This pretty much mirrors NVidia’s general opinion as well. For now, it seems PCs will reign in terms of processing power.