The graphics of Sony’s PS3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 are set to be superseded by new graphic cards being developed for smartphones and tablets according to graphics company Nvidia.Nvidia best known for their graphics processors and claim gaming console graphics has peaked.
They said recently that mobile video game graphics are about to surpass those seen on dedicated video game consoles next year.
A chart released by Nvidia shows the expected advancements in computer and video game graphics through to 2014.
AnandTech said mobile tech such as “Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 and Crytek’s CryENGINE 3 allowed the graphics on smartphones to look increasingly impressive, as games like Infinity Blade and even the cartoonish Fibble Flick demonstrate.”
Sony’s latest handheld gaming system, the PS Vita, already possesses graphics that rivals home consoles, and demonstrates what’s possible even in smaller-form hardware.
But as the gap between the graphics on mobile phones and home platforms continues to lessen, console makers like Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft are likely to feel increased pressure to compete with smartphones.
But even if mobile phone game graphics do transcend those seen on traditional gaming consoles, smartphones will likely fall behind once again when the next generation of consoles is released.
Rumours peg the Xbox 360’s successor will be released in 2014 or 2015, and the Xbox 720 could even feature an innovative new implementation of dual AMD CPUs.