#9315544, By Leolian Next generation of consoles come in

  • Leolian 23 Jan 2013 17:00:12 1,083 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Does the Steambox essentially self-obsolete then as newer games are released on Steam that it can't handle?
    No more than consoles do, except they call it 'generations'.
    Have to disagree. Consoles are locked in step with the generational advances, you're guaranteed that games will continue to be made for that console (assuming initial sales are a success etc) because the games are made solely for the console. But games for tyhe Steambox are also amde for the PC.

    To clarify, imagine a Steambox released just before the jump to hardware acceleration. Within a couple of years everyone had stuck a Voodoo card in their machines and all the games being developed used 3DFX. The Steambox would be essentially dead.
    Also, consoles are specifically programmed for so that every drop of potential can be squeezed out of (very) ageing hardware. This doesn't happen for pcs.
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