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While both Sony and Microsoft have ruled out moving to a system more akin to those used by Apple and Samsung – producing yearly updates to their biggest products – it appears not everyone agrees.
Brad Wardell, the CEO of Stardock, a company that specialises in graphics and technology innovation, believes that a rolling hardware upgrade system could soon be adopted by both.
Sony’s PS4 Pro Microsoft’s Xbox Scorpio are certainly different ventures from the traditional cycle adopted by both companies in the past.
While we have seen smaller consoles released, this is the first time we have see a mid-generational refresh.
Speaking about the impact of 4K gaming on the PS4 Pro development and how things could change in the future for gamers, Wardell told Gamingbolt: “I think 4K is becoming pretty common now, but I think when they were starting out, I don’t think any of us expected it to take off quite as much as it did.
“On the other hand, there’s still quite a lot of exciting things waiting- HDR is going to be a big deal. So that’s another thing these guys will all want to support via upgrades in their hardware (and by the way, Nitrous Engine supports HDR, I think we’re the only ones who do).
And that it creates a pretty tremendous visual difference. I don’t think that many people have HDR yet, though.
“So give it another year or two… I think, all the guys will end up releasing just a early or bi-yearly upgrades to these things, like the iPhone, and they’ll all going to end up following the iPhone model, where you must have at least this model for it to work.”
There has been much speculation over the future of generational jumps in consoles and how beneficial it could be to tweak how things currently work.