|Alienware: Console systems are more PC-like than ever|
|Posted: 27.06.2013 18:17 by||Comments: 13|
Alienware general manager Frank Azor has said what most industry professionals have been thinking in the last few months: the console gaming experience is closer to the PC experience than ever (not counting hybrids such as the Commodore 64 or the Atari 8-bit computers.)
In an interview, Azor stated, "A lot of the innovations and things that are proven on the PC are making their ways onto consoles. The consoles are looking more and more like PCs every day."
Since the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 are now based on x86 architecture, they're adopting computer gaming tropes as well.
"You're installing games now instead of running them off the disc, because that's the right thing to do; you're downloading games digitally, which we've been doing on PC for years; they're integrating certain TV aspects and stuff, well, ten years ago we started experimenting with media center," noted Azor.
Alienware itself has made console-like desktop PCs, such as the X51, which is the same size and shape as a Microsoft console, albeit with far more power and flexibility than a console system.
The next-gen consoles will be hitting stores later this year.