Next-gen hardware ten times more powerful than previous generation, claims CFO

EA: Consumers don’t fully appreciate power of PS4 and Xbox One

Consumers don’t fully appreciate the power of the PS4 and Xbox One, says EA’s CFO.

Speaking at the UBS Global Technology Conference, via Seeking Alpha, Blake Jorgensen said the new consoles were ten times more powerful than their predecessors.

He predicted that during the next few years, consumers would gradually get caught up by next-gen excitement as developers begin to harness the hardware’s full potential.

"Over the next couple of years, I think you’ll see a lot of excitement as game developers start to really harness the power of that new processing capacity to be able to build even more deeper, more exciting, more broad games for all different genres," he said.

Jorgensen was also positive about the changes Sony and Microsoft had made with the PS4 and Xbox One compared to the previous generation, and said the hardware was now more aligned, and the close release dates could also help developers.

"One, the Sony and Microsoft were more aligned in time," he said.

"Last time they were disconnected time wise and that makes it easier for a game developer as they’re getting code from both of the hardware makers to their both built on a similar chipset, the AMD chipset which is more off the shelf and our designers are more used to that particularly for the games that are PC based games like a Battlefield. And three, I think they were much more advanced in their life services offerings."

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