PS5 and Xbox Scarlett are the upcoming next-generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Both consoles are using similar hardware and PlatinumGames Head Producer Atsushi Inaba thinks that people should not be impressed. He claims that both the consoles are similar and it is hard to get excited about either one.
Atsushi Inaba mentioned that the graphics are going to be better and the consoles are going to be much faster but they are not super innovative. The following is what he had to say in this regard:
It’s OK, and by that I mean, I’m sure that things will move faster, graphics will be better and maybe it will be easier with less wait times… that’s good for the consumer. But it’s more of the same, quite frankly, compared to previous generations. It’s nothing that’s disruptive or super innovative, if you ask me.
He mentioned that hardware in the past used to be custom. Stuff that you could not get on PC but if you look at the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett, Sony and Microsoft are taking things that already exist. This statement does have some merit to it. AMD Ryzen is available for PC and Navi has already been announced.
He mentioned that the Switch is using the Tegra chips, which is nothing new and that the upcoming consoles are using parts that are available for PC. Atsushi Inaba went on to say that it is hard to get excited about something that already exists and has just been repurposed. I think that Inaba does have a point. The gap between PC and console is getting thinner and some people might look at that in a position fashion.
PlatinumGames is a major developer and might have already had some hands-on time with the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett so the developer knows more than any of us at this point.
This is not the first time that we are hearing some negative comments about the upcoming consoles. Take-Two CEO recently talked about backwards compatibility and mentioned that it does not matter.
Let us know what you think about this statement and whether or not you are excited about the next generation of consoles.