The Entire Gaming World Benefits From Next-Gen Consoles
Game developers are having to create games with serious limitations because of the horsepower-limited consoles on the market today, as they're still using an AMD Jaguar CPU of some sort, which is over 10 years old. Imagine your CPU from 10 years ago with a Radeon RX 470 inside, and then upgrade to a new GeForce RTX 2080 and Ryzen 7 2700X overnight.
The entire game development baseline is going to go up to never-before-seen levels because the next generation of games being built for 2020-2025 and beyond will be made for consoles that are actually capable of gaming at 4K 60FPS. This means the entire PC audience will receive better games that properly utilize all of the untapped power in our rigs, and offer gamers an enticing path to upgrade because there'll actually be a freaking reason to.
You can spend $5000 building a next-gen rig to play games that consoles play, but just at a higher detail, resolution and frame rate. But most of the time the textures are built for consoles, with PCs as an afterthought. So sure, your game is rendering at 4K but the environments and close up detail should be much higher given the power inside some of the technology we have access to: 8C/16T processors being the norm, with up to a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. This makes even the Xbox One X look weak in comparison, yet the games don't scale from $400 to $5000. Games don't look 10x better, but you're spending 10x the money on running it sharper and smoother.
Imagine a world where the entire gaming industry gets pulled up a few notches, almost to the point to where the Xbox 360 and PS3 release window, where PC gamers got shafted as more and more game developers shifted to making multi-platform games. This meant that after Crysis, the enthusiast PC gaming industry kinda died. It is slowly coming back with crazy 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync monitors and even more insane GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards, both from NVIDIA, but it needs a full injection of adrenaline.
8K 120FPS on a console? Yeah, I don't think so. But to see and hear developers are building assets up to that means we should expect a serious tug towards something higher than the mediocre bar we have now. Give me a reboot of Crysis with near CG level graphics, no matter the hardware required. There is a market for this, and that in itself will drag game developers up and we'll see more games fully utilize all hardware grunt on offer.
Bring it on.
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