The next PlayStation and Xbox consoles have both officially been announced, but with very few details in regards to specifications at this moment, it’s hard for the average consumer to know which one will be the more powerful console on release, luckily it appears there’s at least one type of source that can tell us, the developers.
Reports from developers are leaning towards the next PlayStation being the more powerful console of the two. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise seeing how Sony has been releasing the more powerful console for a few generations now.
We should bare in mind that dev kits usually possess different hardware specifications to the final consumer based consoles. That said, this isn’t the first time in history that developers have correctly stated that Sony’s console is the more powerful version.
Since its initial announcement, Sony’s next console has garnered up very positive praise from developers working on games for the unreleased system. Toshihiro Nagoshi, the general director of the Yakuza series of games has praised the processing power of the console and informed us that AI and machine learning will play a huge role in the console’s abilities. He had this to say:
”The processing power of PlayStation 5 is incredible, so when we try to think of new gameplay that will utilize its full potential, I’m not really sure which aspects of existing mechanics we should translate.
First there was a time when graphics improved, then there was network features, and now I guess you can say its a return to the “programmable” era? I think artificial intelligence and machine learning will continue to evolve.”
I don’t know about you, but that AI and machine learning looks promising, could we soon be playing games that interact with us?
While it’s still a while way, the next generation of home consoles is really starting to look more and more exciting with every bit of news we hear. Both consoles have had a fair bit of press as of late, so we should hopefully be hearing more soon.