With growing PC gaming technology will the PS4 become obsolete in the next few years?
With PC gaming technology improving every year, it is obvious that many gaming enthusiasts out there believe that next generation consoles will become obsolete in a matter of years and developers will once again start complaining about the technical restrictions and limitations of consoles.
At the moment, game developers have been extremely positive with the memory budget and unified architecture of the PlayStation 4. Several developers have revealed to us that the PS4 is comparable to a high end PC and have praised the amount of memory that Sony included in its next generation console. However Nvidia believes that with the growing PC tech, consoles will never be able to compete with PC at a graphical level. This is indeed true if we look at the current generation trend. Will this be a concern when the PlayStation 4 comes out? Not at the moment, according to Sony UK’s Fergal Gara.
“It doesn’t look like a concern at the moment. You always have to keep your eyes open to see where potential threats might come from. The only thing we know for sure is that the initial demand, and the initial weeks and months of PlayStation 4 is almost guaranteed to be exceptionally strong. That’s based on pre-order numbers that we’re delighted with. They’re the best we’ve ever seen, so that gives us huge confidence,” he said in an interview with VG247.
He further claimed that the PlayStation 4 is a special device with custom configuration.
“Let’s not forget that PlayStation 4 is a dedicated, specialist device that has become architecturally involved with the PC environment, but it’s configured in a way to deliver a rich experience above all others. It’s designed to deliver gameplay at the best possible level, which wasn’t compromised in terms of the decisions we’ve made,” he added.
Do you agree with Gara’s claim? Do you think that the PS4 will stand the test of time and will not become obsolete. PS4 system architect Mark Cerny and famed developers like Greg Kasavin certainly think so. What about you?
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