There have been rumors that both Sony and Microsoft are set to release upgraded hardware versions of the existing PS4 and Xbox One consoles.Gamespot had a chance to interview BioWare co-founder, Greg Zeschuk, and he says he’s not a big fan of consoles being upgraded in the middle of a generation.
Gamestop held an investors meeting earlier this week and its report suggests that new consoles will be out in the near future.This is further evidence that Sony and Microsoft could be releasing updated versions of the Xbox One and PS4 consoles.
According to Giant Bomb, the new platform is codenamed Neo, and will offer eight AMD Jaguar CPU cores clocked at 2.This new platform would also incorporate the bandwidth-saving color compression that launched with GCN 1.
No Neo-specific or PS4-specific titles: Older games can be patched for the Neo to offer forward compatibility, new titles must include such support from Day 1.The example Eurogamer gives is that a game that supports two-player split-screen gaming on the PS4 can offer four-player split-screen on Neo.
The announcement follows months after the console celebrated its 10-year anniversary, with Xbox chief Phil Spencer commenting that the Xbox 360 has had "an amazing run".Which is why we have made the decision to stop manufacturing new Xbox 360 consoles.
Over the past year, AMD has often hinted that it would announce a major new semi-custom win in early 2016.Asked point-blank whether AMD had licensed x86 IP to the THATIC joint venture, CEO Lisa Su confirmed that it had.
Several developers have spoken out on the rumored PS4.Some developers don’t like the extra work that is required to make games for the upgraded PS4.
The big question for gaming in 2017 will be whether or not Nintendo Switch ends up being a hit and a flop, with the console looking to improve greatly on the ill-fated Wii U.According to them, the Nintendo Switch will sell 5 million units by the end of 2017, which is a slow start but one that they predict will get the ball rolling in a positive direction.