In an interview with Eurogamer, Yerli said that the PlayStation 4 may be technologically obsolete much faster than its predecessor.
“It’s impossible to package $2000-3000 into a mainstream, let’s say $500 console. I’m not saying they are $500 consoles. They may launch a console at $2000, but the consumer pricing is usually much lower than that,” he said.
“So, given consumer pricing, and given the cost of production of a gamer PC and the amount of watt of power it needs, which is like a fridge, it’s impossible.”
According to Crytek, none of the consoles can match the speed of the PC and this will eventually lead to the fact that the game console, with its 7-year refresh cycle, will be at the tail end of progress.
“We used Moore’s Law. If you predict how hardware evolves at the current speed of evolution, and then take consumer pricing evolution, already two years ago you could see, whatever launches in 2013 or 2014 or 2015, will never beat a PC again,” Yerli told the site.
He expects PC video games to “remain the place to be for the best possible visuals.”
The company did inform that the new console will hit the market ahead of the holiday season this year.
Fergal Gara, Sony’s European gaming MD, spoke with Digital Spy and confirmed that the console will come out well in 2013, but that the output places were still under consideration.
“We will launch it this year. Exactly what regions, what timing, is being worked through. Which regions in 2013 – is it all of them, is it some of them? Is there some degree of phasing? We’ll reveal that in more detail later, but we can’t yet,” he said.
However, Gara did confirm that the console should launch in “at least” one country.
Shuhei Yoshida, the head of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, recently told The Guardian in an interview that the Japanese giant could offer various subscriptions providing access to a whole bunch of features.
According to the U.K.’s Grazia magazine (Via Metro.co.uk), the famous couple will hold the ceremony at their Chateau Miraval estate in the South of France in May.
New details that have emerged suggest that it will be an extravagant ceremony.
“Guests will travel past water fountains and Shetland ponies leaping as they go up the two-mile long drive to the house,” Lucille Michel, the couple’s florist, told the publication.
“When the guests park, they’ll see the family of elephants. Brad hopes it will make them smile. Apparently, the elephants were the children’s idea.””
That will make eight elephants representing each member of the Brangelina clan.
“They want the wedding to take place just before sunset, so that as they say their vows the church will fill with fabulous red, orange and yellow light. The lawns have all got new sprinkler systems in, so they’ll be green and lush for the big day. Brad wants the guests to say, “Wow” the moment they sweep through the gates.”
Apparently, the groom is well involved in the preparation of their wedding.
“Brad flew in two weeks ago and has given a team of eight gardeners very specific clean-up plans, along with planting instructions that he drew up himself … Brad wants what they plant to help local wildlife for generations to come,” the florist said. “He’s spending in the region of £30,000 on flowers and says they’ve decided no cut flowers, just planted wild ones, so that in the future, their great-grandchildren can see where they made a promise to each other.”