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.