One thing every gamer likes is certainly more powerful new consoles than his favorite brand. Or in other cases, they are testing new consoles regardless of their brand. Be it Google, Sony, Microsoft among others. The important thing is that the console is good and provides a good experience. And as we are in the midst of a transition from consoles to brands, rumors always spread easily.
For example, while there are doubts about how well Google Stadia will perform when it’s in the wild, there’s no denying that their stage performance was impressive, and Stadia’s specs are also nothing to scoff at.
The Google Stadia is promising incredible 10.7 teraflops of power, making it more powerful than the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X together. However, it seems that Stadia will be outdone by Sony and Microsoft’s next generation consoles.
According to Kotaku reporter Jason Schreier, known for his intimate knowledge of the gaming industry, both Sony and Microsoft are “looking higher” than the 10.7 teraflops that Google Stadia will offer.
Schreier made that statement in a segment of ResetEra where he has disputed rumors about next-generation development kits and when the next generation consoles will arrive, stating that the next generation will come in 2020, as many analysts have predicted.
“IN OTHER WORDS, DO NOT WAIT VERY IN TERMS OF SUBSTANTIAL LEAK STILL. THE ONLY THING TO KNOW ABOUT CERTAIN IS THAT SO MUCH TO SONY AND MICROSOFT ARE LOOKING FOR MORE THAN THE ’10 .7 TERAFLOPS ‘NUMBER THAT GOOGLE LAUNCHED THE PAST WEEK. (AND, AS IT HAS BEEN REPORTED, MICROSOFT HAS SOME THINGS IN PROGRESS.) ”
With the PS5 and the next Xbox presumably being physical consoles, it’s no wonder they are more powerful than Stadia. However, the incredible leap forward that this represents may surprise some as many predicted a smaller and more incremental increase in power when it came to the transition to the next generation consoles.
But if Schreier’s claim that the PS5 and the next Xbox are pointing to more than 10.7 teraflops is correct, it would mean that these consoles are also more powerful than the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X together.
And since Xbox One X is currently the most powerful home console out there, it’s saying something. Of course, when it comes to video game consoles, a library of quality games outweighs gross energy every time, so the PS5 and the next Xbox will also have to be better for Google in that department.
It is true that Stadia will have first-party exclusivity, but Sony and Microsoft have popular and established IP libraries that can be used without mentioning the internal audience of their gaming products.
With this we can be sure that the next generation of consoles will leave a lot of people open-mouthed and pocket loose to test. Of course, we expect prices will not go up because of this, because not all of us are willing to pay the price for it.