While the world waits for next gen consoles to take centre stage at the end of the year and the war for living room supremacy will once again rage at an unrelenting pace, many PC gamers are or should be rubbing their hands together in anticipation for 2014.
For all the new sleek and shiny black plastic on show with the next gen consoles, underneath beats customised AMD processors and what amounts to a mid-level gaming PC when all is said and done – yes this even includes the Wii U!
Bear in mind that these new consoles aren’t even out yet PC gamers are benefitting from the new shared architecture like never before.
For a long time PC gamers have been treated like second class citizens with many big budget titles bypassing the PC altogether and solely concentrating on the console market but this will no longer be the case.
“In the past, consoles have had very unique architectures compared to the PC,” says David Nalasco, a technical marketing manager with Radeon’s GPU business.
Add that with the time, investment and effort it takes to make a title for a single platform there is no wonder that PC gaming has faced neglect in the past.
But with shared AMD x86 architecture in all formats, these days could be coming to an end.
More promising news is that during the E3 convention earlier this year, when all the new upcoming titles were being announced on Xbox One and PS4 they were also being announced on the PC too.
Patrick Moorhead founder and principal analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy is cited as saying; “I think we’ll see much easier leveraging of work between consoles and PCs,”
It would seem the future of PC gaming is looking bright and the days of dodgy ports could be coming to an end. What do you think? Tell us your thoughts below