We are only a few weeks away from the actual launch of the next-generation of consoles. We have already seen the previews of the Xbox Series X and everyone praised the features like quick resume and backward compatibility. It is still not sure when PlayStation 5 previews will be available but the November release date is approaching.
At the one-year anniversary of Borderlands 3, the CEO and founder of Gearbox studio Randy Pitchford talked with Gamespot. He seemed very excited about the upcoming console generation. He talked about how the studio copes with the pandemic and work from the home regime. He said it was difficult at the start since game development is a team sport where they meet with their teammates every day and work among themselves to entertain the globe.
He added that there is a silver lining in it working from home culture as well; they were able to climb up to 90% of the previous work performance only after the month. While talking about the next generation upgrade of Borderlands 3 he showed his excitement about the next generation upgrade. He said,
“I think customers will realize how profound of a difference it is to have the throughput capability that these new platforms bring. It’s just absolutely unreal. The leap there with PS5 and Xbox Series X is the biggest leap I have ever seen in the history of console generations. I’m saying, including the leap from 2D to 3D.”
The leap from 2D to 3D was considered to be one of the biggest generational jumps in the gaming industry. Although next-generation is heavily based on SSDs which are available for a long time now, the fact of the matter is SSDs will be considered in development for the first time. We have already seen the trailer of Ratchet and Clank: Rift apart; it was only possible because of the SSD present in PS5.