If you’re thinking of a massive boost in graphics and visual effects … you might be a little disappointed. But mind you, this is all rumor of course.
Taken from CNN …
- The PS5 and Xbox Series X will be with us by the end of the year.
- While previous generations have meant an increase in graphical fidelity, gamers have been warned not to expect that this time.
- Graphics shouldn’t be as important as visual design and mechanical improvements.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X are going to be with us soon. That means a whole new bunch of games and an increase in how good our games look. At least, that’s usually what it means.
While we’re sure to get a whole bunch of new games, a developer has warned to expect less of an update to the graphics. As we approach photo-realism, it seems more and more likely that consoles are going to hit a graphical brick wall.
Back in the early days of gaming, graphical improvements were massive. The jump from the PS1 to the PS2 was staggering – possibly even more so from the PS2 to the PS3. This is true across the board for game consoles.
The graphical jump from the seventh generation consoles (Xbox 360, PS3, etc) to the eight generation consoles was much smaller. Sure, games looked better, but it was nothing compared to the leaps we saw before.
Part of the reason for this is that the PS4 and Xbox One have near photorealistic graphics and textures. There really isn’t much room to move when it comes to graphical power.
While the PS5 and Xbox Series X might not look better graphically, that doesn’t mean things, in general, won’t improve.