EA CTO: PS4 and Xbox One a generation ahead of high-end PCs

The PC vs console debate is always a heated one. PC gamers believe that consoles are inferior to PCs in all aspects, and cost a lot more than PC gaming due to expensive games and add-ons/accessories required.

Console owners think PC gaming is messy and expensive due to the need for regular hardware upgrades. And that there isn’t much of a difference in terms of performance.

Executive VP and CTO of Electronic Arts, Rajat Taneja, said in his blog post on Linkedin that the new consoles are “a generation ahead of the highest end PC on the market.”

He specifically praised the hardware design, the operating systems, and live services because they “create one of the most compelling platforms to reimagine game mechanics.”

Another important detail that Taneja mentions is that the capabilities and power of the new consoles and their data transfer speeds will eliminate the need to ration system resources. 

Additionally, the benchmarks of video and audio performance on next-gen consoles are reportedly 8-10 times superior to the current-gen.

What do the PC gamers have to say about this one?