Originally Posted by skupples
too black & white.
the space will merge into one monster. Home entertainment box with KB+M, and the ability to also stream in games. Only two of those features don't exist now, baked in KBM support, & streaming games.
also... technically... it's the console that died, since the modern consoles are now just laptops in a box, using identical hardware to PCs with special API.
Also, I fully expect MS & Sony to further diversify the line up, so that you've got the $500 box, and the $1000 box. At least, the only way we're gonna get any sorta quality 4K experience outta the next console is if it costs $1,000...
I mean it's been almost a decade since Keplar, PS4, and XB1 came out. The next round of consoles only means more good things for everyone. There's almost zero reason for AMD & NV to release products with massive leaps in performance and progress when there's nothing compelling them to do so. Console updates fix that issue for a short period of time.
I'd love to see what Sony, MS and Nintendo can offer with a heavily subsidized $ 1000 console.
Kinda true though and IMO eventually, phones will be good enough for the majority of gaming.. also remote computing.
Tbh, not sure what else mainstream gaming can offer other than mostly prettier games. It's mostly gonna be a mishmashpolish of already existing mechanics. Maybe better VR integration for the masses? I'll still enjoy them regardless.
I also think that we're currently hitting close to a wall and there are several articles about how tech improvements are getting slower and slower, something about physical limits. That's one of the big reasons why we're not getting "leaps and bounds" yearly anymore from almost all big techs like Intel, NV, AMD, etc. If this keeps up, consoles can have a more lasting power compared to previous gens.
A next gen console with something like 8 zen 2 cores, 24gb ram, SSD/new caching system for consoles will be the biggest reason PC will get bigger games as consoles raises the standards for majority of big game development while bottom mainstream development will be prioritized for mobile (future pubg, fortnite, mc, etc.). For some reason mainstream pc gaming might get stuck in between, falling more niche but who knows. PC gaming is apparently rising in China but I think mobile will still outpace it.
XB1X might seem to already punch way above its weight at $ 399 (frequent sale pricing in 2018). Next gen consoles at $ 499 might demolish majority of PC's attractive mainstream builds as far as graphics settings goes (and with diminishing returns in visuals: check DF video on "is ultra worth it?").
There's already KBM support for consoles but not if that properly works. Wonder if MS pushes this hard next gen. MS seem more willing than ever to integrate Xbox and PC.
For end consumers, plenty to wiggle in since a lot of the wanted features at certain pricepoints are subjective.