CEO of Gearbox, Randy Pitchford has some big praise for the upcoming next-gen consoles as he compares the leap in technology to be even bigger than the jump from 2D to 3D.
Speaking to GameSpot in a recent Borderlands 3 retrospective interview, Pitchford, while stating it would be hard to see this with the initial onslaught of launch titles, had this to say concerning the next generation consoles (PS5, Xbox Series):
“I always get so pumped when there’s an ability to take a step forward with new hardware and new technology, and anything that’s going to empower us,” Pitchford said. “I think customers will realize how profound of a difference it is to have the throughput capability that these new platforms bring. It’s just absolutely unreal. The leap there with PS5 and Xbox Series X is the biggest leap I have ever seen in the history of console generations. I’m saying, including the leap from 2D to 3D. It’s going to change the way we think about every bit of our experiences.”
In general, plenty of developers have already spoken highly of both next-gen consoles, with a common excitement being the super fast SSD they both launch with.
And while we have already seen some impressive titles that will be launching within the first year of both platforms, the is no question of the doubt that titles released in a few years from now will be taking better advantage of both consoles. So perhaps Pitchford statement of not being able to see this difference may be true, though only time will tell.
Both the PS5 and Xbox Series consoles are launching this November.