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this point out that devs are just sick of coding game for console with not even 1.5G of ram on it ... they prepare for the inevitable.
    
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Why? PCs are already superior to the next-gen consoles.
    
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post #13 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by wh-ATI;12770626 
Why? PCs are already superior to the next-gen consoles.

Do you understand how consoles operate? If new machines came out using the same HW in either of our PC's, We would need a PC much more powerful to play the same games. It happens every gen. Consoles are not all that similar to PC's. They are highly tweaked pieces of HW with very highly tweaked SW with little to no overhead. Consoles HW can not be directly compared to PC HW
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I don't know about you guys butz... I see job openings rolleyes.gif

Too bad it is in Canada, too much syrup for my blood tongue.gif
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And after they open this new studio for "next-gen" consoles, what are they gonna do?

Scratch their balls and daydream about better graphics?

New consoles are at least 3 years away. Being realistic, maybe more than that.

Both Sony and MS have said that the current consoles are roughly mid-lifecycle.

So expect to see DX9 stick around at least another 4 to 5 years.
Edited by PanicProne - 3/17/11 at 4:03pm
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I guess Square has a time machine?
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post #17 of 25
With all the studios hiring next gen console programmers, maybe the new Xbox and PS4 are closer than we think.
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To everyone who want to argue that PCs have already outspecced any forthcoming next-gen consoles, remember, this is Squenix we're talking about; their vein of games would most likely need more number-crunching power than graphical capabilities. That is, unless they're giving up on Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and etc. and letting Eidos churn out some more DX11 Batman or Tomb Raider titles or something like that.

Come to think of it, maybe time will come that Square Enix will finally decide to drop their RPG roots and do its best to join the ranks of EA and Activision for mainstream gaming or something.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PanicProne;12771040 
And after they open this new studio for "next-gen" consoles, what are they gonna do?

Scratch their balls and daydream about better graphics?

New consoles are at least 3 years away. Being realistic, maybe more than that.

Both Sony and MS have said that the current consoles are roughly mid-lifecycle.

So expect to see DX9 stick around at least another 4 to 5 years.

They plan on opening in 2012, the next Gens are due out around 2015-16 I think? It makes perfect sense actually. That gives them 3-4 years for development time to have the games out on release of the new consoles. That is a very typical time frame for developing a game I would think. Just because the consoles won't be out until that late doesn't mean the games won't be in the works before then. They must have some games ready for the console release.
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and usually prototypes release early to programmers. or probably just the firmware and can be emulated on a similarly spec'd PC.
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