Next-Gen Will Be 'A Substantial Leap Over The Current Generation' Says Epic

Epic Games' Tim Sweeney believes the next generation will offer a substantial leap on current consoles and Unreal Engine 4 could reinvent the industry.

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Dylila1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

i cant wait for next gen consoles. i cant wait for ps4. where are the fanboys of weak systems that love to say that next gen consoles like the ps4 and xbox next wont be a big improvement over this gen.

watch dog, metal gear ground zeros and a few other games shown off already are games meant for consoles namely next gen consoles. those games will be launch games on the ps4 which should show how powerful next gen consoles will be. i cant wait for the 20th feb. one more week.

Jadedz1647d ago

I don't want gaming companies to suffer because of my selfish needs. I enjoy high powered tech, though I'd rather the company who develops the games I like, to be profitable and not to go the way of Atari.

Spinal1647d ago

Well I hope to see Battlefield 4 with 64 players with decent visuals on my future PS4 that's when I'll believe there has been a substantial leap from this gen. My PC is the only thing showing me next gen quality with BF3 on ultra.

I'm realistic so I don't expect much but I want the best for the ps exclusive sequels like the last of us 2 :)

BlindGuardian1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

it seems that someone actually took the time to explain to the guys at Epic that their former line 'A Quantum Leap Over The Current Generation' really meant a very small diference, so they fixed it

I guess is never too late to learn stuff that you should've learn in high school

zebramocha1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

@blind when some one says "quantum leap" they don't of think something small but a transformative leap or progress.

Army_of_Darkness1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

I can't imagine how killzone 4, god of war 4 and uncharted 4 will look on the PS4 if they can pull off very Nice graphics on the PS3!!! :-D

darthv721647d ago

that says physical/retail games are inefficient...??? hmmm

As to their claim of substantial, that could elude to much better programming rather than full on total hardware blowout like many are expecting.

There can be substantial improvements in code that gives the visual impression that something is dramatically better. Even to the point of many thinking it is next gen but still be running on current gen specs.

We have seen many times where that happens over the course of a consoles lifetime. The games generally are significantly better at or near the end of the run than they are at the beginning. Experience and dedication are proof of that.

just compare any early release on the PS1 or PS2 with one near its end to understand.

Dasteru1647d ago


Yes he knows and that is exactly the point he was trying to make. The word is being misused by people who do not understand its meaning. It sounds like it should be big to them so they use it in that manner.

Quantum means minimal.

To say "A Quantum leap" actually means a very small change.

skyrimer1646d ago

Atari is cursed, I've seen atari crash 3 or 4 times by now, someone always picks it up, and it crashes not too long after that

Dude4201646d ago (Edited 1646d ago )

1. quantity or amount: the least quantum of evidence.
2. a particular amount.
3. a share or portion.
4. a large quantity; bulk.

5. Physics.
a. the smallest quantity of radiant energy, equal to Planck's constant times the frequency of the associated radiation.
b.the fundamental unit of a quantized physical magnitude, as angular momentum.

6. sudden and significant: a quantum increase in productivity.

according to the dictionary, it can be used differently, but perhaps 'quantum leap' is only a physics term, which is why it could be confusing.

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LAZL0-Panaflex1647d ago

Two words STEAM BOX.

With or without Xbox infinity or ps4....I will have my next Gen console.

kevnb1647d ago

steam box isnt even a console.

Ritsujun1646d ago

Ha ha ha.
PC > SteamBoobx

LAZL0-Panaflex1646d ago

Look at all the upset fanboys just cuz i like steam,.....losaz.

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Brasi19891647d ago

I think you have some fanboi spittle on your chin...

Tyre1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

Sweeney believes that the current crop of high-end PCs are ‘representative' of what players should expect...exactly as i anticipated. Ur right! @Dylila The fanboys of weak systems are in a state of confusion. Crytek was also right about the PC version of Crysis 3 being representative of the Next Gen Console games! Can't F'ing wait. Can't be more happy to hear this...thx Sweeney!

Eldyraen1647d ago

My favorite thing about the whole Dev vs gamer expectations is apparently a lot of gamers don't think the Developers already have Dev kits or know what to expect. If I'm going to have to pick between a game dev's assumption and that of uninformed fanboys I think I know who I'd listen to.

Naturally games will begin to look better as the generation progresses but at launch its not going to be as large of a difference compared to high end pcs of today. However when compared to today's consoles and PCs the leap is still substantial without taking into account new tech will allow for raising the bar a little but more.

ILive1647d ago

Of course the leap will be substantial. To those who think that the crytek guy meant launch games will not look better than crysis 3 does on consoles are forgetting that current consoles do not suppot dx11, but the next systems do. Expect launch games to look like crysis 3 on pc and not on consoles, which is fine. Next gen is going to be amazing for console only gamers.

stragomccloud1647d ago

Referring to PC. Also, it's their job to boast their own engine. They are more in the business of selling engines then they are in the business of actually making games.

delboy1646d ago

STFU Sweeney, and go finish your engine.
You are way behind cry engine 3,so you have no right to talk about anything.
Finish you engine, then make some games on it, and then do the talking.

showtimefolks1646d ago

if every game can do Full 1080P with 60 FPS than i will consider that a huge leap. what sony and ms have to realize is that ps4 and xbox720 will be in the market for next 6-8 years at the very least. so give us a system that is a little future proof specs wise.

i know that's hard to achieve within a $400-500 price point. the way ps3 and xbox360 delivered later in this gen with amazing looking games i can't wait to see what future holds

show last guardian running and playable on February 20th

show Killzone 4 and make a impression like KZ2 did for ps3 of what PS4 is capable of

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steve30x1646d ago

Its nice to know somebody on N4G has inside knowlege of whats happening.

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Walker1647d ago

The next generation would be a substantial leap if Naughty Dog and other sony's first-party developers make a game .

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Irishguy951646d ago

Sir....That was excellent

j-blaze1646d ago

there are more capable and much better devs than Sony's first party devs like Quantic Dream, Kojima Pro, Platinum, Nintendo, Atlus, Capcom, FromSoftware, CD Projekt RED etc...i personally don't care about Sony's first party "except for Japan Studio"...creativity and good story are what makes games great not graphics

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xBigxBossx1647d ago

About time. As a Someone who owns ps3 and a high end pc... I find it funny when all these devs say next gen won't be a huge leap. The games I play on PC are a huge leap from ps3! Epics right, next gen will be amazing.

DigitalSmoke1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

Higher resolution or AF/AA isnt a GFX leap, its 1 factor in the whole, and easy to tune up, no skills involved.

Animation systems, sophistication of physics linked to game mechenics are excactly the same on PC and these latest Gen consoles.

As a long time PC user/player/builder/overclocke r
Now, show me a game that got developed with the obvious love as Uncharted1/2/3/God of War3/GT5 or Killzone 2/3, then get loud "as a PC gamer"


classic2001647d ago

Its the same as back in the day, a PC can make a current gen game look good but most pc gamers still have not seen next gen in the sense of games dedicated to high end machines. Not even crysis 3 and battlefield 3 full push high end computers. Lots of PC gamers think they are experience true next generation but there are way more stuff that are not pushed properly yet.

Dms20121647d ago

Thank you, finally someone brings up something graphically besides 1080p/60 fps. Animation is where I hope to see vast improvement.