EA Boss: I Don’t Understand What You Would Do With a PlayStation 4

CVG spoke with EA Labels Big Man Frank Gibeau, and he said some things that amused me but do make some sense when I’m not taking them out of context for a funny headline.

Bro was all like, man, our current consoles are already 1080p, and they’re online; what new stuff could you add? He did acknowledge, of course, that you could make games more attractive, but he was concerned that doing so would be expensive. Smart man.

Here’s the gist of his point: “I think that [the age of] big, abrupt change in consoles where we all pile in on top of each other and everything changes overnight is just gone.”

That is probably true, and the fact that tech has noticeably improved within this generation is telling; where would the big leap come? It’s not like there are PC games so advanced they can’t be run on consoles right now. You know. Hell, the big new thing right now is tesselation, and I can’t tell a lick of difference between when I have it turned on and when I have it turned off in a PC game. Just sayin’.

So, yeah, no big rush for new consoles.

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9 Comments on EA Boss: I Don’t Understand What You Would Do With a PlayStation 4


On August 30, 2011 at 8:45 am

I think(and HOPE) that in PS4, we will be playing games in the SAME quality as on PC(not like Crysis 2), with the latest Direct X. Or even games created for PS4(Not converted from XBOX[like black ops]). We will be able to play games from the previous model(PS1/2/3[not like PS3]).
The point is, MAKE A CONSOLE that will play games in FULL HD and with great graphics. All Assassin’s Creed games that I own for PS3, it their box, it is writen that they play on 1080p, and when it opens on PS3 it says 720p.
Just make a console able to reach the top of Video Games Technology.
I’m bored of watching my friend playing Crysis 2 at a top quality and when I am back at home I play it on my PS3 with such a bad quality.

To sum up, I hope that PS4 will be equal of the latest generation PCs.


On August 30, 2011 at 9:42 am

@ Kiriakos

by then the PC will have passed the consoles up again.Where do you think the consoles get their specs to begin with you stick.


On August 30, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Upgrade your PC for $600 and you’ll be set at least for good 5 years.

No Next Gen Console till 2013 at Earliest.

The global economy is still very weak. Sony and Microsoft would be crazy to launch another console and expect ppl to pay at least $400-$500 for a gaming machine. They can try and release it but I don’t think it will sell well because a lot of ppl will just hold on to the current gen console for 1-2 years and buy the PS4 when the price drops. So Sony and Microsoft might as well wait 1-2 years when ppl are more ready and receptive for a new console.

The next console should have 3-5 monitor support and full keyboard and mouse support. I really want those 2 features. yeah yeah improve graphics, physics, AI, etc but 3-5 monitors and K&M will really affect gameplay and experience more than anything else in my opinion.


On August 30, 2011 at 3:06 pm

consoles are for tvs im sorry how many people do you know that would connect multiple tv’s up to a console one things stopping its called room
600 buck uprgade try more than that pc hardware has gone down but top of the line is expensive especially for future proofing
multi moniter support is mainly used by simulation buffs and k&m support isnt really going to happen they tried that before its uncomfartablehence the controller graphics can mailing be improved by increased memory on the console cause 256 is so long ago its no funny these consoles are stuck in 2005

Oompa Loompa

On August 30, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Look at the difference between the graphics in BF3 on console and PC.

It is time for new consoles.

Yes I know graphics aren’t everything but consoles are WAY behind when it comes to the power they can push out.


On August 30, 2011 at 6:13 pm

@ bob.

I have my ps3 hooked up to 1080P 32″ Samsung TV. It doubles as a computer monitor and TV. I’d gladly hook up 2 more if I could.

$600: $220 2500K, $130 Asus P8P67, $60 8G 1600Mhz Ram, $190 HD6870. All real quotes from
I’ll reuse my case, 2T HD, 600Watt PS, DVD writer, Wins7 etc.
So there $600 give me almost a new computer playing any game at highest setting for good 5 years.

SOme ppl may not like K&M support but I’m sure a lot do. Just give us the choice. SOme games are better played with controller and a lot with K&M.

@Oompa Loompa. I like your name. I want it. How much you want for it. lol
Right now the graphics are definitely better on PC but it doesn’t really blow my mind away. I think the consoles are good enough in comparison but I surely think in 2012 we’ll start to see the gap growing and consoles going to look really dated compared to PC. They’ll probably announce next gen console by end of 2012 or beg 2013.


On August 30, 2011 at 11:36 pm

I blame consoles for holding back gaming technology, ever since games started going multi platform revolutionary ideas have slowed down in the graphics department. Even now the only game on the market that truly looks amazing is The witcher 2, which seemed to take a lot if not all you see in those amazing UDK examples and put it all into a fantastic game.

Research and development will always cost a fortune but once you have a a development kit that uses the latest things it comes down to development and artist which is no different then now, So it only costs a lot of money like that guy said only if you start pushing unrealistic deadlines. get a good competent team together and free range of time, that’s how blizzard became successful, they don’t release games untell there ready and that’s it, when its ready. make good products and you’ll be rewarded, rush development and you’ll be paying for it later on.


On August 31, 2011 at 3:57 am

The rise and dominance of consoles are PC’s fault.

I used to be a PC gamer and loved it. But the constant incompatibility issues with both hardware and software drove me crazy. When I was younger and more time I had fun tinkering with my PC but now I’m older and don’t really want to tinker to get a game to work. I just want to plug and play. That’s what the console offered. That’s the biggest reason why I switched. Its not fun tinkering anymore, its a hassle and headache.

I want to play a game, buy it, come home and install it and it doesn’t work. I have to spend an 30-40 mins to make it work. After a few of these you just get fed up and switch. Especially when the console were just as comparable and so much cheaper.

Ron Whitaker

On August 31, 2011 at 5:14 am

Keep in mind that even if a new console is announced, the necessary lag between starting production and release means that a new console is going to still lag behind the PC in technology. It will still close the gap some, but not completely.