Before the release of PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X in the market. A debate has taken place regarding the sector in which the potential of new consoles lies in terms of development. Some consider solid-state drives to be the real breakthrough, while others point out that the generational leap is in the CPU. Recently, Ed Boon spoke on what has the next-gen consoles have to do with the significant reduction in loading times.
During a live stream with Geoff Keighley, Ed Boon, co-creator of Mortal Kombat and current head of the franchise, spoke about the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft. In that sense, the creative considered that the decision to use solid-state drives has been wise for both consoles since the impact they have on load times represents new opportunities in terms of development.
In that sense, Ed Boon stated the following: “It’s funny when these new consoles come out and everybody goes “ok what do the graphics look like?” I think people are underestimating the impact that the almost zero loading time is going to have. That’s suddenly going to open doors that weren’t considered possible before and I think we haven’t even scratched the surface of what will eventually be done with those systems.”
Boon also talked about the Unreal Engine 5 demo that was showcased in the last week: “From our perspective, we are also looking at the other games that are coming out and are excited about them. We’re all gamers too, so everybody is kinda like… we’re part of that audience. We’re sitting there seeing… I was riveted watching the PS5 and Unreal Engine 5 demo and going “that can’t be real! Come on! That can’t be real!” We’re all fans of that. To me, the graphics are kinda like a given. Ok the graphics are going to be better, but this new memory of handling memory and loading and stuff like that is going to be huge.”
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