Despite the front runners in the home console market right now are the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 Pro, and Microsoft’s upcoming console upgrade, Project Scorpio. Despite the eighth generation having much success with no signs of slowing down, eventually this generation will conclude and a successor will come. Perhaps, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox Two is what lies ahead.
When the ninth generation of gaming makes its debut, our expectations are high. But what exactly can we expect from the next consoles in terms of technical performance and graphics?
Recently this question was asked to Climax Studios producer, Jamie Fisher who i Fisher was asked exactly what kind of power can consumers expect from the PlayStation 5?
“I’m not so fussed about what’s in the box, I’m more interested in the games,” Fisher replied. “So my wish for the next hardware iterations is just that keep increasing the power of our gaming hardware, which is something we 100% will continue to do, we’ll eventually reach a level where the visuals of a game are capable of photorealism; whether it’s the next generation or not. But, for me, it’s not something that I’m all that drawn to. I would personally be more drawn to a game with a well-crafted or interesting or cohesive aesthetic over one that looked real.”
Additionally, Fisher weighed in on the 4K-capable consoles, the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One Scorpio, examining both systems from a consumer’s point of view. “I’m not remotely qualified to speak on that from a business standpoint,” he explained. “So long as the time for which a given generation of a given platform is supported makes owning one worthwhile and that said support is good; then I don’t see any major issue.
While it is too early to predict exactly how the ninth generation of consoles will perform. One this is certain, I am very intrigued to see how Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony will up the ante in the future in terms of hardware.