Lets face it, for the longest time consoles have added more and more features to their latest consoles but the last refresh hasn’t made strides in visuals and raw horse power to match their PC counterparts despite sales figures. In a quote from an anonymous post at Slashdot.com the person writes;
“What has been clear from this year’s Game Developers Conference is that consoles are beginning to show their age. With nothing beyond a possible Nintendo update on the horizon, developers at this year’s GDC have turned their eyes to the PC. The article includes three videos that give a fantastic insight into where PC graphics are headed, including a version of Epic’s Unreal engine, Crytek’s Cryengine 3, and DICE’s Frostbite 2 engine. Considering that these leaps in eye candy are only possible with the current state of PC graphics, we wonder how long consoles will be the target platform for development of blockbuster game”
Though PC gaming has been given the cold shoulder by some of the biggest studios in the business, despite their start up success in the PC Market (Epic Games). GDC did end up discussing more about PC games and it being the future of gaming. With both Crytek and Epic showing off their latest and greatest development kits but does that really say that PC gaming is having its second coming or is it just a heads up for console makers to start their production factories with something way beefier?
It is no surprise that the reigning kings of consoles depended on their visual quality and functionality to win sales figures. But let us not forget that both Xbox, PS3 and even the Wii carry that little graphics chip designed by PC companies like Nvidia and ATI (now AMD). Now with even more advanced graphics heading to PC with visuals that rival cinema studio CG, its no surprise that the development side of gaming is getting a feature boost, but leave it up to Microsoft and Sony to come up with something that might be able to render this on the fly whilst you drool at this video below.