THE BUZZ: According to DICE the PC version of Battlefield 3 gives gamers an indication of what to expect from the next generation of consoles. Patrick Bach, Executive Producer at DICE has said that “if anyone would build a new console today, that would be the result.”
“At least. Probably more, because it’s classic PC technology. We know everything about multi-threading now. We know everything about multi-graphics card solutions now. If someone built a console where the specs are that or more, we have the technology to do something. We could port the game to that console tomorrow,” he added.
Bach mentioned that the next generation is just a case of more horsepower, making use of multiple processors and graphics cards.
“There’s nothing we know about now that the new consoles would do differently, rather do more,” Bach explained. “More processors. Bigger memory pools. Everything we have and more. The big step is to go from single processor to multi-processor. Single graphics card to multi-graphics card. To multi-memory. Do you do multiple memory pools or one memory pool? Since we can handle both consoles now, we control that as well. We have all the streaming systems. We have whatever we might need for the future.”
“I would be surprised if there were something we couldn’t do with the next-generation of consoles,” he concluded.
EGM’s TAKE: The next generation of consoles are still a couple years away sadly and if they are going to catch the PC a massive upgrade will be required.
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