Star Citizen Dev: Next-Gen Consoles Won’t Be As Big As Last-Gen
Star Citizen developer Chris Roberts believes that the next generation of consoles won’t have the impact that the current generation has had.
Speaking with NowGamer, Roberts explained that today’s high-end PCs are already much more powerful than the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720. He said:
“I think consoles will be there and they’ll do decent business but I don’t think that the next generation of consoles will be as big as the last generation. Essentially, I can build a high-end PC now that’s much more powerful than the new consoles that will be announced this year.”
PC components continue to grow more affordable, as well as the price to stream content to a living room TV, Roberts explained.
“So they’re going to be on an even footing with everyone else, whether it’s Steam Box or whatever, and then what’s the best platform. Is it a closed platform, which is controlled and curated like Microsoft, Apple and Sony, or is it an open platform that isn’t controlled? There are good and bad things about both sides but that’s basically the PC platform.”
As for Star Citizen, Roberts has no plans to bring it to console, even though the next generation should be able to run the game. He cites the fact that these console aren’t open platforms as the reason, with all the red tape surrounding updates being a major obstacle.
via GI International