I think the real quantum leap will be the content in the games they develop for these things. The technology behind it will have a smaller role to play. Just my thoughts on the matter after seeing what they created in Gravity Rush, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and Smash Bros. for the N64, just to name a few.
People keep quoting this 'quantum leap' bull$#!t...honestly please go look up on the interwebs what the meaning of quantum leap is...sigh.
No S#@t Sherlock.
The PS3 is running on Geforce 7 series GPU from 2006 and the 360 is running on a GPU from 2005 (1000 series we are in the 7000's now if your keeping score.) They could put in 5 year old tech and it would be a huge leap forward from what they have now.
Ha, nothing more than cheap (free) self-marketing! Next-gen consoles will have upgraded horsepower, true, that's a given, but it has been clearly stated by Sony that graphics will not be the focus, but rather the focus is shifting towards social integration and experience. I'd honestly be surprised if the next gen consoles will even embrace GTX460 tech standards (which is still a nice upgrade)
Cannot wait to see PS4! They will make a massive jump with amazing groundbreaking tech like usual with PSX, PS2, PS3
even sony said they cant(do a significantly huge leap), so unless this guy forces em, it just wont happen.So if you listen to the console makers instead of the -always-utterly-wrong guys like him you will know it wont happen.
watch this funny video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=074Rz0wNXno
i remember back then that they were equal in graphics terms.. and then Pc games have been becoming more accessible and just took over.... from the trend that is going on now... PC games will always look better... but as far as reaching to everyone and getting mass appeal and getting games to everyone hands... the consoles will be better at doing that...
my super PC says hi.....
they can "leap" all they want, the fact that the PC market actually has competition means that it will always be better and more innovative than the monopolized console markets. That is fact and I'm not trying to be mean, cause honestly I don't care as long as i get nice games :P
maybe when consoles get some competition they will make a new console every year instead of every decade.
the next console gen will be as good as my now old 2008 PC (which I only use for net search now)
I'll believe it when I see it. 8K has been around for 2 years, I don't see how 4k is a "quantum" leap forward
That awkward moment when you know that a "quantum leap" is the minimum distance a particle can travel...
(if I recall correctly)
So let's ALL hope that those consoles won't just be a quantum leap...
though you have perceive the internet is like the telephone was in its early days and look where we are now with mobiles. A type 0 civilization begin-inning a new era in communication and freedom from secrecy, this as the article clearly recognizes is now progressing as wireless technology improves (4 g on the way) and we all have phones that will soon be able to whip our arse for us, the social "network" will increase more than it already is. With mustafa crap beating my lap time and my ps4 notifying me isn't a bad thing, but lets not forget the system we play on, and why. Enhancing a game with sociability may increase gaming but with next gen systems i really hope that isn't the main focus. HAHA i used to go to the arcade for social gaming and the best games now with the technology i can do it in my front room with my virtual girlfriend :)
@SuperDutchy Some people think that a quantum leap is a particularly large leap. This is incorrect. In fact, in quantum physics, where the expression came from, a quantum leap is usually a very tiny leap indeed, often smaller than the diameter of the nucleus of an atom.
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@SuperDutchy @wgerardi Quantum in English amount; particular quantity; part, portion; large quantity; basic unit of radiant energy (Physics) so it can mean both things i suppose, in physics and lating relating to the smallest possible and in figure of speech relating to a major leap ... i dont think this next gen thing will be all that spectacular. You probably have gfx cards for pcs which already surpass whatever will be in the xbox 720 or ps4. As for content ... i wouldnt hold my breath, if you get five games a year worth 9 out of 10 its been a real good year. Unless you're into the hypesht like ubisoft creed or prototype and all that cinematic action stuff where you actually dont play, you just impress yourself with cutscenes. I think we will be expecting more of the same with the occasional leap of genius (like dark souls, did i mention dark souls yet? only hopefully next time without the flaws and zillion possible exploits)
@SuperDutchyNoun1.quantum leap - a sudden large increase or advance
@omnimodis78 nicely put !! Im personally getting a little sick of "social experiences" i don't give a rats whos beating my times on nfs, or whats been built on LBP. I WANT my next gen machine to be a pc from now, that way i spend arguably the same and just need to upgrade my graphics card(S) every couple of years yeah ?? If im going to pay 500 quid and lets be honest you will for the new next gen machines, i expect better graphical power and detail along with incredible frame rates as with every pther "quantum leap" in the market.
@juboner You moron they're running on PC...
@juboner The new Unreal Tech is unbelievable. In real time, the engine is running models that would take Maya hours to render. It's phenomenal. I can't wait for everyone to see what's coming soon.
they didnt say they couldnt, the said they wouldnt release a new console until there was a significant leap
@clarkwerk It would seem more and more people are becoming illiterate these days...
@vadagar1 we're not all as rich as you are.
@vadagar1 Not to mention whatever GPU's they end up using will already be year old tech by the time the consoles hit the street.
@vadagar1 I also have to say, a console released every year is not only a terrible idea, but a bad point your trying to make. Maybe an Upgradeable Console which in the past has done very poorly. The concept behind cloud gaming is the unfortunate solution to keeping user cost down while keeping up with technological advancement, But unfortunately that also has some major limitations. But to say they should release a console every year or every few years... or like your trying to imply every decade... terrible choices. oh by the way they don't release one every decade.
@vadagar1 And why would anyone want a new console every year? That would be completely impractical.
Personally, as I suspect is the case with the majority of console-only gamers, I'm quite happy with the way my games look. It's whether or not the games perform well, are enjoyable to play and give value for money that concerns me more than visuals.
@vadagar1 I'm pretty sure all the R&D and start up costs that go into building a console and getting the pricing to a point that it is profitable enough to make it a worthwhile investment might put a bit of a gap in development time as well as keep the option to own those rights to only the extremely rich.
@shadowriku3 Not to joe public it hasnt. And what exactly does resolution have to do with the price of shit?
@solid_snake1461 i don't like you.
@Kaeniar This has always been something I wanted to correct people/marketers on. Yeah, this and "should of" - it's "should have" but meh people with their crappy English skills and total lack of understanding about quantum mechanics... Then again, maybe "quantum leap" is exactly what he really meant, knowing full well what this "upgrade" really will look like.
@Kaeniar Actually this is from dictionary.com:
quantum leap or quantum jump — Noun a sudden highly significant advance; breakthrough
@Fowsed like the way they used to!
In physics, a quantum leap or jump is the change of an electron from one energy state to another within an atom. It is discontinuous; electrons jump from one energy level to another instantaneously, with no intervening or intermediary condition. The phenomenon contradicts classical theories, which expect energy levels to be continuous. Quantum leaps are the sole cause of the emission of electromagnetic radiation, including light, which occurs in the form of quantized units called photons.
Ironically, when laymen use the term colloquially, they use it to describe large jumps in progress, when in reality a quantum leap is a very small change of state.
@billlabowski of course i know that thats a given i dont have to say it in comment, next consoles will have similar graphics
@nocturnalkisses "A quantum leap is a change of state in a very small system, meaning a very small change in reality. The other way round, every change of state is a quantum leap, there is nothing smaller.