Sony and Microsoft has cut its traditional console cycle in half with the release of the upcoming PS4 Pro and Project Scorpio platforms.
While some are complaining about having to upgrade so soon, these new consoles are exactly what the market wants, says analyst Michael Goodman.
“So much about video games are about the visuals,” said Goodman to The Globe and Mail.
Right now, the standard PS4 and the Xbox One S support HDR, but they can’t deliver video games in 4K. The next editions of the consoles will bring true 4K gaming.
Coalition Founder and director of the upcoming Gears of War 4, Rod Fergusson, believes the same.
“In the past, when a generation [of hardware] finished, you had to say goodbye to your games,” Mr. Fergusson said.
“The industry needed to evolve.”
“Getting locked into an eight-year cycle and then having to throw it all away and start over again is just archaic.”