The rumors and speculation surrounding the release of the next generation of games consoles from Sony and Microsoft won’t go away. Most gamers don’t want to see any new hardware for at least two years, as many feel the current models still have a lot to offer. Today we have news that Gears of War 3 developer Epic, knows when the Xbox720/PS4 are coming.
With the focus mainly on the Xbox 360 that is now in its sixth year, and currently no new model on the horizon. The Telegraph are reporting that Epic’s Cliff Bleszinksi was recently talking about the launch of Gears of War 3, and was asked if he knew anything about any new consoles in the pipeline.
He said that if the developer brings out any new titles for the Xbox 360, they will “be able to squeeze more water from that stone”. This was in response to being asked if the company felt restricted by the Xbox 360. But he did add “there is a huge amount of room for improvement in graphics”, and feels the next generation of console will allow for “Avatar-quality”.
When asked how far out we are from seeing the next generation of consoles he replied “Who knows. I could tell you.” “But I’d violate an NDA.” He may have just been joking, but may truthfully know what Microsoft and even Sony are planning. It is obvious tough that he would seriously upset either company if he revealed secret information that may have been shared with the developer.
We probably won’t see any new hardware from either company before 2013 at the earliest, and the current models continue to be updated and tweaked. Sony and Microsoft will undoubtedly be working on new consoles, and have probably have been for a while. Both companies are likely to be in no rush to bring them out yet as current models continue to sell well.
When do you think the next generation of consoles will be with us?