Crytek said that the SSDs in next-gen consoles will be the real game-changer from the hardware standpoint, opening up lots of possibilities to design games around them.
Can't freaking wait
Sounds good but every console generation you'll hear some developers say within a year or two that a console is lacking in someway.
Nothing wrong with that its totally natural. Devs will always want more resources and power its their job and they are wired like that.
I anticipate what the next complaint will be from developers. The Xbox One X is vastly superior to any console on the market as well as the average PC for gaming. They never efficiently use the resources available to them no matter how many improvements to hardware are available each new generation. To be honest, the hardware gets better, but the games are getting worse as far as the fun factor. Hardware alone can't induce creativity.
insteresting, looking forward to see how tech keeps improving
Next big step will be holography. VR headsets will never take off if you ask me.
Be prepared for the attacks by a certain fan base
They already have. Millions have sold. It’s just the price keeping many from buying them.
Where is holography at in regards to current or future availability? Vr would be the first step.
Surprised this isn't a gamingbolt article
Crytek ain’t indie or unknown enough for them lol
I want them to make a crisis 4, I recently beat crisis 1 on pc and it was awesome, the gameplay is really fun. The graphics aged well too of course, but every fire fight feels unique.
First thing that pops into my head is that with being able to stream/load environments faster a superman game should be very doable now
Please, SSD’s have done nothing to make games better on PC. They speed up load times, but games have not really benefited in a design aspect.
Not the same even slightly. You're talking unlimited variables on pc vs a locked ecosystem of a console that can actually tap the potential of a ssd. It can not be compared to pc.
What are you smoking? Do people in 2019 still think consoles are magical devices? They even use the same x86 architecture as PC
@Harmy ,.. Doubt any PC game was designed with SSD in mind as a secondary low access slower ram,.. So yes this is probably going to change a few things in game design,.. Probably not day one,.. but elevator rides and choke points in games,.. will be less pervasive,. Magic of hiding loading behind some cutscenes will probably change in games in general,..
@harmny People who are technologically impaired typically do.
@harmny &Pyroxfaglover You two sure like to talk all high and mighty to not know how the benefits of a closed/static system works.
That’s down to the developer, not strictly the part.
Yes because the games have to be designed with a very wide range of setups, cant really design around a very specific expectation of hardware when most people dont use SSDs fir their primary storage yet. Whereas in consoles the specs are static and closed, so they can easily design around SSDs
I used to be an SSD skeptic. I thought the praise was overblown, for years I simply ignored them. Then one day, I decided I'd try one out. The first thing I noticed, my aging 7200rpm HDD took about 3 minutes to boot my PC, after installing my shiny new SSD, it took about 15 seconds. Beyond that, it just makes everything you do snappier, everything is quick, even on aging hardware. It's true, it will have almost no effect on your gaming performance, but the massively improved load times are yet another QOL improvement that makes it more than worth the asking price. Which btw, has dropped dramatically over the last few years. I regularly get emails from Newegg about 1tb SSDs on sale for well below $100. If you're on the fence, now's the time to buy.
Yep, they’ll have an understanding of what we have on PC!
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