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EA's financial chief discusses next gen tech, "people are going to be pretty excited"
Posted: 13.02.2013 10:55 by Nick Akerman Comments: 6
EA's financial chief officer Blake Jorgensen has discussed the company's transition from current gen to next gen technology. Unsurprisingly for an organisation of this magnitude, the upgrade has been a simple one.

Jorgensen made particular reference to Battlefield's Frostbite engine, and how improving that allows many other titles to receive a speedy upgrade.

"We've always been moving Battlefield well out on the specs because of the huge PC embedded base of that business. And so moving from gen-three to a gen-four is not a huge uptick in cost," he told Gamasutra.

"The other key advantage for us is we've been building those types of titles on Frostbite, which is our proprietary engine. Moving Frostbite up to gen-four was a big task, but once you've done that, you now can do that across multiple titles as long as they're using the Frostbite engine.

"That's been going on over the last year. The early look on some of those products is spectacular. It will be interesting to see how it plays out as it ultimately gets finished."


Jorgensen also suggested that, while nobody outside EA has witnessed the next-gen tech, people should be excited to do so.

"No one's really seen yet… I mean, we have internally, but no one externally has really seen what the look and feel will be like on the new consoles. So I'll reserve judgement other than to say that I think people are going to be pretty excited."

Promising comments from EA's man, but are you guys excited? When the new set of consoles are announced, let's hope we're treated to gameplay footage and not a selection of tech demos.
Source: Gamasutra
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By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Feb 13, 2013
HenoKutus
If you are willing to buy a high end Pc every 4 years to play the new released games at an acceptable level without lagging that is,thats usualy when a new console comes out,its just the same only different controls and the games stay the same across platforms,better to have them both!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 13, 2013
herodotus
If it improves the experience for PC gamers, then that's all I need.

Heno, you need to upgrade every 6 months to keep at the "High End", and then it's really only the GPU. Every 4 years sounds about right for an overhaul of the major components, and that's fitting.
If you can't afford it, and really it's not expensive, then consoles are the only go. If you're a serious gamer though, then you cannot be without an up-to-date PC.
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Feb 17, 2013
HenoKutus
I have a quad core now,and i can play anything on 720p,1080p is already too high and certain games just don't work,i bought Sleeping Dogs on Steam but for same reason i can't play it and Baldurs Gate Enchanced works but there is no sound.A pity really.
Already looked for patches but nothing so far.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 17, 2013
herodotus
Probably something messed up in your OS or the game's *.ini. If you can run it, but there's an issue with sound, display or whatever you'll find that more often than not you're not the first.