Bethesda Already Has Private Information About Next Xbox And PS5
In a new interview with Yahoo, Bethesda’s marketing boss Pete Hines has revealed that the publisher has already been informed about Sony and Microsoft’s plans for their next-generation consoles.
Of course, Hines could not reveal that information in public, but the fact itself that he already has knowledge about what the platform holders are building means we’re not too distant from those information to become public on their own.
“I am curious to see what it looks like and how it’s different. I’m privy to some stuff which obviously I can’t really talk about, but there is also a lot that I’m not sure on what it’s going to look like. And more importantly how big a shift we can expect,” he said.
“I feel like there was a shift from Xbox and PS2 to Xbox 360 and PS3 that was pretty demonstrable. Because we went from the old way to HD and the HD thing was so dramatic. It was night and day. Then you went to Xbox One and PS4 and it wasn’t like ‘woah’.”
“The graphics folks that are super into it can certainly tell, but to the average consumer, they were like ok it still looks good. How much of that will change, I don’t know,” he added.
“The rest of it doesn’t matter to me because I’m not drawing art or coding or designing. What really matters is what the developers think. What do they need and what are the kind of power and features they are looking for.”
According to rumors, Microsoft has plans to ship a new family of Xbox consoles in a couple years, with one super-powered hardware and another cloud-based which would have only a computational base at gamers’ home, relying all the rest on streaming.
Sony is reportedly working on a brand new console, even though it has not made this fact public, differently from the Redmond platform holder which talked about that at the last E3.