Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic, has issued a public reminder to both Sony and Microsoft to give developers more processing power in their next-gen consoles for them to truly be accepted by gamers and developers alike.
All eyes are on this year’s E3 conference where, although both Sony and Microsoft have denied reports that they will be unveiling their next generation consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft 720 respectively, the gaming community is still clinging onto
the hope that they get to hear something about the next-gen during the event.
However, one developer known for being a major influence on the development of next-gen consoles, Tim Sweeney, has taken to the public to remind the console developers what the gamers and those who make the games want.
He began by pointing out that the main selling point of a console was the fact that they provided what other platforms could not, a “high-end gaming experience.”
Sweeny elaborated, "When you look for the best graphics available in the whole game industry today, you look at Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and those games are the best out there, bar none.”
He also believed that the next generation of consoles could help take that unique aspect to the next level if they had more power than the current generation.
Sweeney explained that developers would always ask for obscene amounts of power, however, he acknowledged the fact that the amount of power needed to be balanced with the affordability of the console for the consumer. He said, “What we want is as many teraflops
as is economically possible to deliver to consumers.”
In the end Sweeney gave one last hint as to the developers as to what they should be looking to build in terms of the next generation of gaming consoles and also gave the reason as to why they should do it.
“You need awesome games that provide a level of graphical fidelity that people have just not seen or even imagined previously," he said.
It is now up to the console developers to heed the demands of one of the most renowned and well respected developers in the industry today.