With the current console generation coming to a close, many fans are eagerly anticipating the next versions of their consoles. Both Sony and Xbox haven’t shown us much regarding their upcoming hardware expect for a few details. In fact, the only real information has come from a few developers who have been given developer kits to work on games for the systems. According to Ubisoft, next-gen consoles are a “major leap” from what we are currently used to.
This comes from Ubisoft’s Executive Director for EMEA territories Alain Corre who recently gave an interview to the Telegraph. He commented how many expect the next generation of consoles to be the last of home consoles, saying, “What we do know is that the next generation of consoles which have been announced are a really major leap from the current generation, and for us creators, it is fantastic because we have always been very excited in trying to capture the cutting edge of what technology can offer.”
He continued by saying that the upcoming devices are very appealing to both developers and players. “Developers want to surprise all the time – and technology allows us to go into the unknown territories and to bring something fresh. Like in Watch Dogs for example. And if the manufactures of this world can go on innovating and pushing the boundaries of technologies, then we will be able to create better games and convince more fans and the industry will go on growing.”
He also spoke about the improvements of the next consoles and how they will improve games. “There are plenty of other new elements to improve the quality of gaming. Microsoft spoke about SSD and the fact they want to reduce the loading times, which we like very much because we’re players too. It’s a very important topic and it’s a revolution. On the graphics side, it’s still improving because you will see a difference from 4k to 8k.”
Corre suggests that there may currently be a lack in innovation but the refinement in technology will help in radically improving games, which will in turn appeal to gamers. “PlayStation and Xbox don’t have to reinvent the wheel, they just need to provide a nice template for developers to work with. We may not get innovation in the way we play games, but surely we will see games themselves evolve.”
With these comments, it seems that the next-generation will be a huge step in the evolution of games. It seems that developers can’t wait to create games for the next generation due to refinements in technology. We can’t wait for the next-generation to release either.
What do you think of about these comments on the PS5 and Xbox Project Scarlett?