Microsoft and Sony are allegedly aiming high for the next generation of consoles with Xbox Lockhart and PS5 gunning for Google Stadia’s 10.7 teraflop GPU.
According to Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, both Sony and Microsoft are on target to beat the power housed in Stadia’s servers. Schreier, a much-trusted source on industry insider knowledge, has said he knows this information “for sure” in a Resetera thread.
“Look, as I’ve been saying since roughly March 2018, next-gen is coming in 2020,” Schrier wrote. “Despite all the rumors about devkits being out, the number of people briefed on next-gen is still very limited. Even with companies like, say, DICE, there’ll be a small team of engineers who now have a rough idea of specs… Not a lot of devs are disclosed on next-gen right now.
“The only thing to know for sure is that both Sony and Microsoft are aiming higher than that 10.7 teraflops number that Google threw out last week.”
With two versions of the next-gen Xbox in the works, Anaconda and Lockhart, there’s no telling if Schreier’s comments are talking about next-gen’s base or “pro” models. As for the PS5, not much has been leaked at all yet. However, judging from Microsoft’s power-push with the Xbox One X’s 6 teraflop GPU, we can expect them to go big once again.
Source: Resetera; Jason Schreier