In an interview with GameSpot, Randy Pitchford revealed that he believes the leap from Xbox One to Xbox Series X and PS4 to PS5 is the “biggest leap I have ever seen in the history of console generations.”
Pitchford claims that the leap from 2013 to 2020 is a generational jump that’ll be bigger than the leap from 2D consoles to 3D consoles in the mid-to-late 90s.
“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,” Pitchford explained.
However, the Gearbox CEO also explained that this jump will not be evident in the first year-or-so, much like every generation. (You wouldn’t have seen games looking like Ghost of Tsushima back in 2013.)
“[Next-gen is] going to change the way we think about every bit of our experiences. However, it’s going to be hard to see that in the initial launch titles because a lot of the launch titles are games that were endeavored upon before. Frankly, there are a lot of ports, and games that have already [available] on existing platforms that are being reimagined with these new platforms,” said Randy Pitchford.
For next-gen, Gearbox will be freely updating last year’s Borderlands 3 to take advantage of next-gen technology with higher framerates, higher resolution, four-player splitscreen and more.