With the inspected release of next generation systems from Sony and Microsoft, the PS4 and Xbox 720 respectively, many gamers have been wondering if these new consoles will match the gaming capabilities seen in high-end gaming PCs of today. Speaking of the differences in console gaming and PC gaming, Crytek boss Cevat Yerli insists that it is simply “impossible” for game consoles to match the capability of gaming PCs.
As reported in an article by EuroGamer on Feb. 18, Yerli gives the reason behind this statement is dealing with the cost of these platforms."Without breaking NDAs that are in place, realistically, from purely a price point perspective, it is impossible. It's impossible to package $2000-3000 into a mainstream, let's say $500 console. I'm not saying they are $500 consoles. They may launch a console at $2000, but the consumer pricing is usually much lower than that. So, given consumer pricing, and given the cost of production of a gamer PC and the amount of watt of power it needs, which is like a fridge, it's impossible."
Discussing the performance of the upcoming “Crysis 3,” Yerli confirmed that this title, on a high-end PC, looks better than the first wave of next-generation titles. Gaming consoles does not have the potential to compete with the ever evolving hardware that is found within gaming hardware for the PC platform.
Nevertheless, hopefully we will catch a glimpse of what the next generation of consoles will bring if Sony plans to unveil the PS4 in tomorrow's PlayStation event. For those interested, you can view a few concept photos of the Xbox 720 and PS4 in the slideshow featured above this article.