EA is apparently impressed with what they've seen from next-gen consoles, as the company recently called the PS5 (opens in new tab) and Xbox Series X (opens in new tab) "substantially" more powerful than current-gen consoles.
"The power of the new consoles is gonna be substantially greater than existing consoles," said EA CFO Blake Jorgensen during an investor call (via IGN (opens in new tab)). "We can do a lot more [with PS5 and Xbox Series X]. Things we’re doing will blow people’s minds."
Jorgensen was talking about EA's plans for next-gen hardware when he made the comments and hyped future "innovation" from EA and other video game companies. Apparently, games will continue to evolve and entirely new genres will be born.
Sony and Microsoft's respective next-gen consoles are both set to arrive Holiday 2020, setting up a potentially difficult situation for gamers looking for the latest and greatest hardware. Both consoles are expected to support 8K resolution, ray-tracing, and backwards-compatibility, but there are some finer points to make about each offering.
Namely, the games. We know the Xbox Series X will launch with Halo Infinite (opens in new tab) and Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 (opens in new tab), while the PS5 is getting the gorgeous ARPG Godfall at launch. Hopefully we'll learn a bit more about how the consoles compare, as PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan recently (opens in new tab) said that the best PS5 features have yet to be revealed.
While next-gen is all the rage, the current generation of hardware still has a lot to offer with the most exciting upcoming games of 2020 (opens in new tab).