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Quick Quenchers: This Is What John Carmack Wants From Next Gen Consoles

by Ernice Gilbert on August 23rd, 2011, under Hot, industry news, News

“One of the most important things I would say is a unified virtual 64-bit address space, across both the GPU and the CPU. Not a partition space, like the PS3. Also, a full 64-bit space with virtualization on the hardware units – that would be a large improvement. There aren’t any twitchy graphics features that I really want; we want lots of bandwidth, and lots of cores. There’s going to be a heterogeneous environment here, and it’s pretty obvious at this point that we will have some form of CPU cores and GPU cores. We were thinking that it might be like a pure play Intel Larabee or something along that line, which would be interesting, but it seems clear at this point that we will have a combination of general purpose cores and GPU-oriented cores, which are getting flexible enough that you can do most of the things that you would do on a CPU.” – id Software co-founder John Carmack speaking to TomsGuide.

Criterion Hiring For Open World Racer, Game To Launch On PS4, Xbox 720

by Ernice Gilbert on August 5th, 2011, under Development, Hot, News

Criterion’s mostly about racing games, of course, the developer’s been at the forefront of said genre for a good bit. So it comes as no surprise to learn that yet again they’re taking the lead in bringing us a new type of racing experience, one that will boast open-world gameplay. None of this is surprising, what is interesting though, is news the new game will be under development not for PS3 and 360, but rather PS4 and Xbox 720 – maybe even Wii U. Are we closer to next gen than we thought?

Third Rumor Pins Next Xbox Down For A 2012 E3 Unveiling

by Ernice Gilbert on June 28th, 2011, under Hot, Microsoft, Rumor

This is now the third rumor concerning a 2012 release of Microsoft’s new console, this time from BGR, citing “sources inside Microsoft”.

PS4, Xbox 3 To Be 10x More Powerful Than Current Consoles

by Ernice Gilbert on June 16th, 2011, under Hot, News

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.

Rumor Water: Xbox 720 To Be Revealed At E3 2012 With Timesplitters 4

by Ernice Gilbert on June 14th, 2011, under Hot, News

The grapevine is buzzing with Xbox-related news as a report has surfaced which claims Microsoft will unveil its next generation Xbox at E3 2012 and Timesplitters 4, a game being developed by Crytek, will be a launch title, one Crytek hopes will showcase the graphical prowess of the new console.

Is This The First Image Of The New Xbox?

by Ernice Gilbert on May 7th, 2011, under Hot, Rumor, Screen Shots

Yesterday Develop scored one of the biggest leaks this generation, when one of the site’s sources shared details of Microsoft new console with it, revealing that the new Xbox was already on location at one of EA’s studios. Microsoft and EA both declined to comment on the rumor, giving the talk even more credence. But when I woke up this morning going through my normal routine, I checked the email account associated with the site, and what I saw startled me.

A tipster had sent me what’s apparently the first image of Microsoft’s next Xbox. It looks like the real deal, and like an image that was quickly snapped without authorization. Have a look below the break.

Report – New Xbox Already Sent To EA

by Ernice Gilbert on May 6th, 2011, under Hot, Microsoft, News

The next Xbox will be out sooner rather than later, it seems, as a “senior, trusted, well-placed,” source has told Develop that the new hardware’s already on location at one of EA’s studios, and developers are already testing it out.

Insiders Familiar With Sony And MS Say The Firms Are Not Launching New Consoles Before 2014

by Ernice Gilbert on April 20th, 2011, under Hot, Microsoft, News, Sony

Xbox 720 and PS4 won’t arrive anytime soon according to people familiar with the situation, leaving Nintendo open to run wild with Project Cafe.

Crytek’s Been Thinking Of PS4, Xbox 720 And Wii 2 Since Crysis 1

by Ernice Gilbert on April 20th, 2011, under Development, News

The next batch of consoles is just around the corner, believes Crytek boss Cevat Yerli, and speaking in an interview recently, he told the story of how they’ve been preparing for the moment with CryEngine 3.

DICE Ready For PS4, Xbox 720 And Wii 2, Are You?

by Ernice Gilbert on April 14th, 2011, under Development, EA, Hot, News

DICE has sent the hype train for Battlefield 3 into full throttle and there’s no turning back. The developer’s been showing off the game on PC, and has admitted some console gamers might be disappointed when they see how it looks on Xbox 360 and PS3, all while maintaining it might turn out to be the best looking game on console. Still, the studio’s ready for change, with its executive producer Patrick Bach contending that they’re ready for the new rounds of console if they were to show up today or tomorrow.

Gaming Industry’s In A “Depression” Because Of The Lack Of New Consoles, Says Ubisoft

by Ernice Gilbert on April 10th, 2011, under Hot, News, Ubisoft

The gaming industry’s in a “depression” according to Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot, and the only way to alleviate the situation is for the ‘big three’ to release a new batch of consoles.

Last Night, I Dreamt Microsoft Released Its Next Geneneration Xbox

by Ernice Gilbert on March 9th, 2011, under Articles, Hot, Microsoft

It’s not often I dream about video games, nor the hardware they run on. But last night, in a rather surreal moment, I dreamt Microsoft had released its next generation Xbox, leaving the competition, and the gaming masses, stunned.

Here’s how it played out…

Microsoft Hiring For Next Xbox

by Ernice Gilbert on March 7th, 2011, under Hot, Microsoft, News, Xbox 720

Microsoft isn’t just contemplating development of its next Xbox console, the firm is already hiring.

Feature: Epic Shows Off Next Generation Images, Is It Time For New Consoles?

by Ernice Gilbert on March 2nd, 2011, under Article, Hot, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony

Earlier today, DICE released a gameplay trailer of its latest game, Battlefield 3, one that left the gaming masses without speech. It is the best looking game we’ve seen, and surely the most impressive shooter. DICE said Frosbite 2, its latest engine, brings the eighth generation of gaming right here, right now. And now Epic Games has released some new images that’s impressing us all on the same level.

Here’s my question: with such powerful engines being unveiled that are way beyond their time, is it time for the next round of consoles? Or better yet, are you willing to jump in?

New Consoles In 2013? Crytek Says Yes

by Ernice Gilbert on January 25th, 2011, under Crytek, Hot, News

Because of Sony and Microsoft’s move into the motion controls market, analysts have said that we might not see the next set of video game consoles until 2014, but if you were to ask Crytek, the developer would give you a much sooner date than the aforesaid.