EA’s Peter Moore might not have been too hot on the Nintendo NX – he sounded positive, but non committal, all said and done – but he seems all on board with the PS4 NEO and the Xbox One Scorpio, the upcoming mid life refreshes for both consoles that will also bump up their specs by a bit.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Moore expressed enthusiasm for the concept, noting that it would be good for the industry in the long run. “We’ve been very public about how supportive we are for Sony and Microsoft’s plans for Neo and Scorpio,” Moore said. “From my experience of having to launch two platforms and planning for a long life cycle – first parties have so much to cater for now. Getting ready for 4K, getting ready for VR, this kind of mid-cycle refresh is great for the industry, great for publishers like ourselves, great for developers to get some more tools, more power. I’m nowhere near any of that in my new job, but that’s what I’m seeing.”
Ultimately, I am inclined to agree with Moore here- the PS4 NEO and the Xbox One Scorpio are going to be good for the industry in the long run, as it is freed from the restrictions of having to adhere to a discrete generation based cycle.