Cedric Decelles, technical director of Far Cry 3, is pretty excited over the prospect of next-gen development.
Speaking to Shacknews, Decelles talked about the switch to x86 architecture:
“Compared to previous generations, we can get the most out of them really quickly because it’s a known architecture. We don’t have to learn that much to get good use of it. That’s good because we’ll have better games quicker.”
Decelles believes that development on the next-gen consoles is going to be quicker and easier compared to current gen; all thanks to the familiar architecture.
“We’re starting the master the PS3 just right now. It’s been six or seven years, and I think we’ll be able to master the new consoles, the new hardware, even quicker,” he said.
Aside from “better graphics”, Decelles is excited about “greater worlds, richer worlds, with more diversity because you have more memory… More enemies, more AI, more physics, more complex gameplay, more of everything” on the new consoles.