The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are still enjoying the fine flushes of youth, but it seems some people are already thinking about the future generation of consoles.
Criterion’s former technology director Paul Ross recently spoke to EDGE magazine, where he discussed his thoughts on what he believes the next generation of consoles will do. Essentially, he seems to think depth and detail will be key, with more believable worlds coming to the fore.
[I was] sitting here thinking, OK, what does a PlayStation 5 game look like? What does an Xbox Two game look like? And how can we start to build for that future now? With PS4 we’ve seen some fidelity put into the worlds, but PS5’s going to be about more dynamic worlds, far more interactive worlds that are more believable in the way they behave.
Ross left Criterion in 2014 to co-found Three Fields Entertainment – their debut game Dangerous Golf is a physics based title that hopes to “push the boundaries of a physics-based game”.
Of course, neither Sony or Microsoft have announced any plans for future consoles just yet, though you can safely assume they do have ideas at this point.
Meanwhile, Nintendo are gearing up to announce their new console, the NX, some time before the end of the year – although nobody really counts those guys anymore these days.