Epic Games has “seen the specs of [Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4]”, according to a new report, but is “actively lobbying” Sony and Microsoft to create more powerful hardware than it’s currently proposing.
The article, published by Wired, speculates that the next-generation of consoles could be “relatively underpowered”, which, if unveiled at E3 next month, would “be a bad sign for the industry”.
“We’re much more in sync with the console makers than any other developer is,” said Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney while talking the magazine through its new Unreal Engine 4, the next-generation Unreal Engine that was publicly revealed yesterday.
“That means we can give detailed recommendations with a complete understanding of what is going to be commercially possible.”
Could the console manufacturers be planning on launching less-powerful tech than expected? Let’s hope not.
Neither Microsoft or Sony are expected to announce new consoles at next month’s E3, but a successor to the Xbox 360 is rumoured to already be in manufacturing.
It was rumoured earlier in the month that dev kits of the new console were being manufactured at an electronics manufacturing plant.
According to the article, though, we’ll still see something next-gen related at E3.
“In June, UE4 will be revealed to the gaming public,” continues the article. Expect a first look at UE4 in motion, then, in a few weeks’ time.
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