Sherlock Holmes series developer Frogwares has suggested that the PS5 and Xbox Series X will not offer a massive boost in quality during the initial launch period, echoing a similar situation with the PS4 and Xbox One.
Frogwares: Next-Gen Won’t See Major Jump In Quality
Speaking with WCCFTech, Sergey Oganesyan, Frogwares’ communication manager, said that game makers are going to aim for cross-gem releases at first, which means there won’t be a ‘mind-blowing jump’ in terms of quality.
Looking at what happened when the current-gen was first introduced, we probably shouldn’t expect an absolutely mind-blowing jump in terms of game quality being the standard, because cross-gen titles will be a thing for some time. I just don’t think developers can momentarily drop their support of an enormous fanbase that has grown during the current-gen life cycle unless they have the financial incentive of the console makers to make up for the potential missed out sales.
But we should all definitely look forward to things like better textures, better framerate, better lighting, better loading time, bigger maps, more detailed environment, etc., which is a lot, and the improvements will be more than noticeable.
We already have absolutely gorgeous games like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Horizon Zero Dawn, and I can’t even begin to imagine how good these games would look on the next-gen hardware.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X are due for release in holiday 2020.