Epic Games believe that PC will not only be very important to the future of gaming but that they’ve already surpassed the abilities of the current consoles.
“We’re at the stage in the life of the consoles where the PC has shot by them in terms of capabilities.” Epic Games VP Mark Rein told Eurogamer.
“Don’t forget every game that’s ultimately built is built on a PC. PCs are always going to be the tools through which all games get made.” He said.
Of course, Train2Game students on each of the courses will know how important a PC is to building a game, be it for PC, for a smartphone, or any other system.
“With the PC you can simulate the future – you can put enough hardware in a PC to show you what a future console will look like.” Rein added.
The Epic VP also spoke about the highly impressive Samaritan tech demo that Train2Game students saw earlier this year, and how it could push developers to move forward.
“It was kind of our love letter to hardware manufacturers,” Rein explained. “The next-gen, we expect, will look like that. If you fast forward a year or two years that should be a fairly common gamer’s spec.
“We hope the console manufactures look at that and go, jeez, if we aim for that in our next consoles we’ll be competitive with what you’ll be able to do on a PC in a year, year and half from now. A reasonably priced PC – obviously you can do it on an expensive PC already.”
Mark Rein has previously spoken in depth about the Samaritan tech demo, and his comments are available to see here on the Train2Game blog.
So Train2Game, do you think PCs show the future of gaming? Will games look as good as the Samaritan demo in two years?
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