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Xbox One. PS4. What effect will the poster children of E3 2013 have on the future of PC Gaming? Will new hardware architecture mean more high-profile PC ports or—dare we say it—PC-led titles that are ported for consoles afterwards?

Are Microsoft’s touted 15 exclusive launch titles going to be anything we’d even want in the first place? Will the pull of the indie scene be enough to turn gamers away from hardware manufacturers that shun them?

We chew on this, and feed you our analysis like a mother bird to her chicks.





http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/06/09/e3-2013-what-the-next-gen-consoles-mean-for-the-pc/
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Does the new console architecture mean that Console ports will be more optimized for PC and have lower system requirements?
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Does the new console architecture mean that Console ports will be more optimized for PC and have lower system requirements?
No, that will never happen until DirectX is on all consoles. Even with all the platforms using x86, they are still highly modified and different from one another (at least PS4 and Xbox One.)

Even with all that, developers still won't bat an eye to PC. To them, we're a bunch of pirating thieves. And thanks to the console makers "giving the developers the option" to kill off 3rd party sales and pretty much make it to where consoles are impossible to pirate... the PC platform will still be unappealing to spend a lot of time on.

Basically, I have a feeling ported games are going to take a leap in PC hardware usage without much return in graphics quality. Consoles still run at 720p. Don't forget that.
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The gaming PC is not going anywhere. I for one am glad these new consoles are coming out; it means developers will finally utilize the hardware in our boxes! thumb.gif
    
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Not news...Editorials are NOT news.
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