PlayStation 5 has been rumored to be coming out in 2020 and we have been getting a couple of leaks during these past couple of weeks. The PS4 is coming to the end of its life cycle and it is just a matter of time before we get the next generation PlayStation 5, as well as the next Xbox. While there is nothing concrete that we have regarding the specifications of these upcoming consoles, we can speculate what you can expect to see from what developers need.
David Rodriguez, CEO of Catness Game Studios and Programmer of HIVE: Altenum Wars talked about the PlayStation 5 and he said that he expects the upcoming generation of products to be the same in terms of features but they will be more powerful. If that is indeed the case, then we could be looking at higher graphical fidelity as well as higher FPS.
Consoles have been limited to 30 FPS, for the most part. The PS4 Pro and Xbox One X offer some enhancements in games, with better quality visuals or higher FPS. Note that you do not get both, there is a tradeoff between the two. That is why the PC platform is above all and you can get 4K 60 FPS in almost any game provided that you have the hardware. According to Rodriguez:
“I’m not sure, actually. I don’t expect big changes but more computational capacity to get more realistic graphics in very huge scenarios. I would love to see huge sandbox games with an accurate scale to the real cities and villages and the space between them,”
He further talked about it being a must for upcoming consoles to hit 4K 60 FPS in games. 4K displays used to be very expensive indeed, but that is changing. The prices are dropping and they are becoming affordable with each passing day. Keeping in mind that these upcoming consoles are still a few years away, 4K should enter into the mainstream by then. He further went on to say:
“I think this will be a must for the next-gen. We are trying to achieve that with our game on PS4 Pro. So if we can do that now, this will be an essential requirement for the bigger game studios on the next-gen.”
Having that said, it will be very impressive to see consoles hitting 4K 60 FPS. That would bring them on par with PC if the graphics remain the same. For more information regarding the matter stay tuned to SegmentNext.
Let us know what you think about the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox being powerful enough to support 4K 60 FPS and whether or not this is something that you are interested in.