Quote:Originally Posted by Mand12
That's is, bluntly, an outright lie.
For a very long time consoles were at the forefront of game development, both technologically and in game design. To minimize that history with these sorts of statements just because you don't like the fact that a modern console is nothing more than a cheap HTPC is deeply misguided.
"For a very long time"? Huh? The PS2 AND Xbox weren't anywhere near as powerful as PC's when they were first sold, ditto for Xbox 360 and PS3, ditto for XBone and PS4. The games were designed w/the limitations of console hardware, which wasn't state-of-the-art.
The XBone is running at < 2.3 GHz and it's IPC is pitiful. The memory footprint for all consoles were always limited (for both CPU and GPU).
STALKER was a game designed specifically for the PC and it showed: vast draw distances, huge maps, advanced AI, tesselation -- none of the consoles could've handled these features at the time.