Techland: Xbox One & PS4 will reach "maximum performance much sooner"

Examiner: "Bethesda Softworks thinks that it will take at least six years to hit the maximum optimization of the Xbox One and PS4 after they release. But today, in an exclusive interview with Game On, Techland COO Pawel Zawodny commented with his thoughts on the matter."

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EXVirtual1680d ago (Edited 1680d ago )

Well, I guess that's the point of having an x86 architecture. Now what worries me is that publishers will tap out the systems in 3-5 years and say: 'We can't make innovative games, due to limitations. Rich of RTU has this concern too, but it's really just an excuse for publishers to put out the same crap over and over again. Obviously not all, but some.

I definitely don't think this gen is gonna last 10 years, I'd say 5-7. I've never seen a piece of hardware that hasn't been replaced or updated in 10 years. That being said, the consoles won't be on max optimization for at least 3 years. PS4 especially.

thrust1680d ago

The x86 architecture use to have 4gig ram limit years ago has this changed now?

Dark_Overlord1680d ago (Edited 1680d ago )

Rather than hit you with a disagree, I thought you'd prefer an explanation :)

You're referring to the 32bit version of the x86 instruction set, which did indeed have a limit (about 3.5GB I believe), the new consoles use the 64bit version of the x86 instruction set which can address far more memory :)

EDIT - Theoretical limits

16 bit = 65,536 bytes (64 Kilobytes)

32 bit = 4,294,967,295 bytes (4 Gigabytes)

64 bit = 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 (16 Exabytes)

Gaming_Guru1680d ago

Because the console will be maxed out sooner it doesn't mean there will be less innovation. If anything it will push developers for better games since it will be more about the gameplay than anything else equaling the playing field with indie developers to a degree.

redwin1680d ago

In not too far future, with dedicated servers and the cloud, PS4 and the Xbox, won't have to rely on hardwear. The console will just login to the Sony and Microsoft domain and we'll just play. I think I'll come to how fast your connection is and how good us your display.

Jeedai Infidel1680d ago (Edited 1680d ago )

@EXVirtual That's what the Wii is for, after 3 years if they can't look any better, then pull the Wii out and play it for two weeks then go back to Ps4/Xbox1 and viola, graphics look great again.

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user74029311680d ago

im excited to see what they roll out on ps4 in late 2014 (tech wise) imagine a terminator 2 game developed by naughty dog, using frostbite 3.

Spinal1680d ago (Edited 1680d ago )

Lool that just sounds terrible.

A game about running from the T1000 using vehicles an shooting back at the machine that's chasing u? Lool terrible.

Movie games suck for a reason. An vice versa movies based on a game. Street fighter I'm looking at you.

TRD4L1fe1680d ago

thank God you're not a game designer or developer

OpieWinston1680d ago


Terminator? Awesome

Naughty Dog? Not really experienced in that style of action gameplay that Terminator fans would demand. Not to mention Arnold Terminator fans.

Frostbite 3? Dice made all iterations of Frostbite, and it's licensed out to EA owned studios.

All in all, you clearly shouldn't have a say in anything gaming related.

beerzombie1680d ago

Even as an Xbox fan that's what I want to play and why I think the cameras and cloud in both systems are great for gamming.

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gaelic_laoch1680d ago

Looks like the Xbone has already been maxed out in comparison to the PS4 unless that is the CLOUD can float to the rescue!

thrust1680d ago

Do you have a link to show the Xbox one maxed out?

thrust1680d ago (Edited 1680d ago )

Is ryse running on the ps4 now?

Bf4 are the same on both consoles, unless you have the same game you have no argument.

P.s that was not a link.

PFFT1680d ago

You sir gaelic are a fool.
But whatever helps you sleep better at night.

TRD4L1fe1680d ago

honestly how BIG of a difference is 1080p to 900p, and im sure not all games on the ps4 is going to run 1080p

Nekroo911680d ago

actually its really makes a difference in small things like vegetation. looks way more clear

eplusr1680d ago (Edited 1680d ago )


If you aren't getting one why do you even care? I first joined n4g to actually read articles and constructive comments and soon realized that the site is filled with extremes on both ends of the spectrum.

Can't we all just get along tech is tech no need for folks in both camps to keep justifying their purchases with the mine is better than yours nonsense.

I get it one is more powerful than the other frankly I could care less because as a gamer I'm looking forward to the best both worlds have to offer. And at the end of the day the only thing that really matters are the games you'd do well to remember that.

Skynetone1680d ago

xbone looks like its tapped out already, killer instinct 720p, ryse 900p, Dead Rising 3 has a dynamic resolution, the only game hitting 1080p is forza, its looking like it really was meant to a tv box

HappyTrigger1680d ago

I guess we're forgetting that the 360 launched with a bunch of sub-HD titles which looked like Xbox 1 titles rendered in higher resolution. Fast forward 8 years later and now we're getting beasts like GTA V.

Did you also forget that The Order 1886 isn't rendering at full 1080p? But really at 1920x800 with a 2.40:1 aspect ratio? Maxed out?

Come on people, these consoles haven't released yet. Give the developers some time to completely understand the architecture.

TRD4L1fe1680d ago

it only makes sense to wait for the consoles to release and wait 2-3 yrs before claiming what half these fanboys claim

Skips1680d ago (Edited 1680d ago )

"Did you also forget that The Order 1886 isn't rendering at full 1080p?"

A game that has absolutely no gameplay shown yet, no release date, and is not even close to being finished, and not to mention it's coming from PSP devs. -_- How is that in any way comparable to a launch title made by Crytek? Or hell, even Respawn?

Let me guess, you got that from a few screenshots? lol

Just sayin...

HappyTrigger1680d ago (Edited 1680d ago )


I may have gotten a little ahead of myself on that one with the The Order 1866 but the cinematics are definitely being rendered at 1920x800 (with black bars to compensate for them). Not sure about the actual gameplay though.

But my point still stands when I say that we should wait for the developers to get a grip of the new architecture. Launch titles are always going to have some sacrifices because most of the time they rush them to the market in time for the launch of the console.

OpieWinston1680d ago

Killer Instinct 3 started development in February...Double Helix showed 3 playable characters at E3. And have done an amazing job working on the game.

Ryse: Son of Rome is running on Cryengine 4th generation edition, which means it's the first game using this engine and Crytek still haven't finished the game.

It looks like it's meant to be a tv box? I seriously hate fanboys like you. Just basing everything on your blind outlook.

Call me a "Xbox One fanboy" if you want, I've been a longtime fan of Nintendo/Playstation (until PS3 launched) and don't have any regrets.

One day I'll pick up a PS4, and it won't be for the specs of console.

How stupid does that sound? Someone buying a console for specs... Just buy a nice gaming desktop FFS.

Vames1680d ago

Fanboys like you don't think, that's why the comment system is such a mess. Dead Rising 3 is an open world game, which means it won't run at 1080p. There's so much more going in Ryse compared to Deep Down, I mean, look at the fucking gameplay? Ryse has more enemies on screen along with friendlies tearing at each other, Deep Down is basically Dark Souls for next gen.

beerzombie1680d ago

So true next gen is not all about how a game looks. even though it helps for emersion its Ai and the other tech under the hood the will determine great games.

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