Think PS3 and Xbox 360 boasts much prowess? That’s child’s play compared to what the PS4 and Xbox 2 will harbor. They won’t be one or two times more powerful – id Software boss John Carmack contends the new consoles will be 10x mightier than the current machines.
That’s what the RAGE developer boss told Eurogamer just recently, adding that said consoles will be here “soon”, “in the next couple of years”.
“It’ll be another ten times as powerful as this [PS3, Xbox 360]. I’d be surprised if that doesn’t last over a decade before people wind up saying, well, we’ve really tapped out everything you could possibly do on there,” he said.
But with the new consoles comes a tougher challenge for developers, Carmack added, how do you make visuals for your particular game stand out?
“The better games get the harder you have to go to give a delta people care about. That’s going to be a challenge for the next-generation of consoles, to show what pack-in title is going to look so much more awesome than what you get on the current ones that people want to go spend $300 on a new console.
They’ll be able to do it on the next generation, but it’s going to be much harder.”
And we can’t wait.