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Rein: "I call bullshit" on Xbox One and PS4 being 'generation ahead' of PC
Posted: 28.05.2013 14:03 by Simon Priest Comments: 5
Epic Games' Mark Rein is calling a steaming pile of bull business on EA chief technology officer Rajat Teneja's words that Xbox One and PS4 are "a generation ahead of the highest end PC" now available.

Rein states: "No they're not." The Epic boss, who just bossed epically, conceded that they're "'architecturally' more advanced" but not where it counts: performance. PC still has bigger nuts... and bolts.

The system architectures in the two new consoles are significantly closer to the PC in design, which has developers tickled pink with delight.

Last week EA's Rajat Teneja said of the newly revealed consoles: "These architectures are a generation ahead of the highest end PC on the market and their unique design of the hardware, the underlying operating system and the live service layer create one of the most compelling platforms to reimagine game mechanics."

Mark Rein takes exception with these words, tweeting the following:

"RT @developonline: EA: Xbox One and PS4 a generation ahead of PC http://www.develop-online.net/news/44289/EA-Xbox-One-and-PS4-a-generation-ahead-of-PC … <-no they’re not. I call bullshit on this one."

He added later: "The article said 'highest-end PCs currently available' which isn't even close to true, it's miles away from true. They are "architecturally" more advanced but performance levels aren't as good. Maybe that's what he meant?"

"It said “highest-end PCs currently available” - that leaves no room for interpretation - it is simply BS."

Both Xbox One and PS4 are packing 8GB of RAM which excites development studios, although the speed at which Xbox One's RAM will chug along is unknown - PS4 has GDDR5. The lesson here is don't call a sports car a jet fighter.
Source: CVG

Comments

By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on May 28, 2013
SirRoderick
I would love to see one of those machines compete with an Origin machine. I mean what do you expect if you compare a 500 dollar machine to a 3000 dollar machine? This is like saying the new Ford Focus is a generation ahead of the fastest available Ferrari, complete and utter nonsense.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on May 28, 2013
danfreeman
The day home consoles become more powerful than PC`s is the day they stop being called home consoles because in order to do that they would have to cost immensely,one of the few advantages of consoles over pc is their affordability,take that away and you have a pc that can only play games so it`s still worse than pc.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on May 28, 2013
nocutius
It doesn't take a genius to see trough that kind of PR but when a boss of Epic Games calls it BS it should shut up even the most devoted of the fanboys.
By Paceydre (SI Member) on May 28, 2013
Paceydre
I like it when Mark Rein makes these comments.