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Avalanche expects 'at least one' next-gen console out by 2014

20 June 2011

Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios reckons Microsoft or Sony will have a new console on the market by 2014.

"We obviously talk to everybody, and everybody talks to us. We have some intelligence to go on that, by early 2014, we're pretty sure there'll be at least one next-generation console on the market,” studio manager David Grijns told EDGE.

Grijns comments shouldn’t really come as a surprise, seeing as how Avalanche recently set up a new studio in New York to focus on next-generation game development. In fact, the company is currently has an ‘unannounced AAA title’ in the pipeline for next-gen platforms.

"Anyone who says they know what the market is going to look like three years from now is just blowing smoke," he continued. "Whatever happens, we feel very confident that we'll be ready for it."

The comments echo those of id Software’s John Carmack, who said last week that he expects new platforms to arrive in just a couple of years, and suggested PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 will be roughly ‘ten times’ more powerful that current-gen hardware.

Despite this, Sony’s Jack Tretton recently indicated that a next-generation PlayStation platform wouldn’t be arriving any time soon.


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