The industry veteran shares his thoughts on the next generation of gaming consoles.
Star Citizen, if you didn’t know, is redefining what both AAA blockbusters can be as well as the limits of crowd-funding. Having amassed more than $35 million in funding, Cloud Imperium Games and Roberts Space Industries will be offering an experience unlike any seen before. GamingBolt recently had a chance to speak to creator and industry legends Chris Roberts about something other than his upcoming magnum opus – namely his thoughts on the PS4 and Xbox One and how they differ from each other.
“I’m much happier with what they’ve done with the PS4 and Xbox One than what they did in the past. Basically it’s a PC and it’s actually going to make it a better situation for PC gamers. Now a game built on next gen consoles is really just a PC game and so, I’m going to get half these ports for powerful games that are some dynamic technology of seven years that still work on PC.
“But I think it’s good…certainly not as powerful as a really high end gaming rig but for the money, you can’t really beat that value…basically Sony and Microsoft are selling at a cost. But I’m much happier with the newer consoles than the old ones. I’d say the Xbox One is sort of kind of a TV or non-gamey stuff and the PS4 is the better gaming machine.”
Of course, this is clearly in terms of focus, since the Xbox One is looking to cater to both gamers and casual users while the PS4 is aiming for the hardcore gamer. What are your thoughts on the same? Let us know in the comments below.