The price of memory will prevent the new consoles have the same impact of past generations, according to Crytek
Although nothing is official, it is expected that next year both Microsoft and Sony (especially the first) premiere their next generation consoles, and lived successors to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. And the company is very interested in the technology side is Crytek, who apparently has seen what is cooking behind the scenes and know what to expect when talking about power.
CryTek CEO, Cevat Yerli, told Videogamer that new Consoles “will not have the same impact as the previous generation had” at the time of going on sale. And this is due solely to a hardware issue and costs, as the price of processors and memory, according to Yerli-going upward.
“When the current consoles were launched, they were a step ahead of the PC. But this was at the same rate. And now, with the new consoles on the horizon, it is simply impossible that these have the same impact on the market and uncheck what is the PC. This is because the cost of CPU and memory, which are much more expensive than in the past. “
For Yerli the subject of memory is not a minor. In his view, both the Xbox 360 (512 MB unified memory) and PlayStation 3 (512 MB divided into two pools of 256 MB, one for video and one for general purpose) are unbalanced in this regard. And you think that if Microsoft or Sony could put the two new machines an acceptable amount of memory would be the dream come true of developers: “Memory is the most expensive, but it would be great if there was a way that this is cheaper and so quadruple the amount. “
Currently, in preparing Crytek Crysis third of which will arrive next year for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, and as the game Yerli is a preview of the new generation. This server and could get their hands on that game a while back (PC) and gives the impression that Crytek will work well on track.
Link: Rising cost of memory and processors will impact next-gen specs – Crytek (Videogamer)Tags: Consoles, CryTek, next-gen, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360