Quantic Dream’s co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere spoke with GameSpot recently at the Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend past. Fondaumiere said that the studio is seeing a “big difference” with the PlayStation 4 over the PlayStation 3 during tests for its currently in-development PS4 game.
“We are already seeing in the first PS4 tests that we’re doing a big difference,” he said.
He continued to explain what Quantic Dream’s goal is concerning new technology. As it allegedly has always been, Quantic’s goal is to “capture the realistic and authentic performances as possible”. He added that this approach will put across believable characters in the end product.
During the PlayStation 4’s February reveal, Quantic’s founder David Cage revealed, what I like to call, “The Old Man” tech demo. The demo itself was running on Quantic’s brand new next-gen engine, which was stated at the time to be ready to develope next-gen titles.
It’s also the first photorealistic demonstration in recent memory that – to me – didn’t fall into Uncanny Valley territory. Fondaumiere confirmed that the demo was a “first glimpse” of what the PlayStation 4’s technology is alegedly capable of rendering.
Quantic Dream’s eye for the future does seem quite ambitious, but Fondaumiere admits that the PlayStation 4 has limitations.
“There are limitations on the PlayStation 3 and there will be limitations on PlayStation 4,” he said. “With the PlayStation 4, it’s something that really is more like the PC of next year or two years.”
It certainly sounds promising to hear that the hardware of the PS4 will powerful, enough to make an apparent immediate difference between the PS3. I mean, of course it would: the PS4 is (or near enough) 7.5x greater than the PS3 in terms of its graphical power, according to my calculations.
Will it be the PC of 2014/2015, however? Possibly, but not for very long I think. That’s just me having a slight PC bias, though. My thoughts may change once the console is finally released and I’m able to try one out. Here’s hoping it turns out how it’s been hyped up to be!
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