Many were disappointed at the lack of "oomph" found in the new PlayStation 4, although others claim the console is plenty powerful enough.
Electronic Arts is obviously in the latter category, as they're excited about what they'll be able to do with next-gen platforms. Speaking during a Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, And Telecom Conference, EA chief technology officer Rajat Taneja said the new era of consoles will provide us with phenomenal playing conditions .
"The console technology itself is a gigantic leap for our industry. Any which way you look at the specifications, it is step function over what exists today. The new consoles are between 8 and 10 times the power of the current generation."
Taneja said EA is primed and ready to deliver some amazing experiences. Firstly, the more accessible architecture is based on standard PC components and technology and therefore, EA's tools "will very smoothly run on these and make it easier for us to innovate." The entire process will be faster; he said that "what used to take months in the past, will now take days." And technically speaking:
"First, we no longer have to constrain our games or ration graphics or memory or bandwidth. We can let the games really flourish. 1080p, 60 frames per second, character physics on a much broader canvas, color saturation, lighting, particle effects; it will be a level of gameplay experience that is unprecedented, not been imagined before. It's going to create playing conditions for our gamers that are just going to be phenomenal."
Are you encouraged by these words? I'd say they're quite promising.