It’s no secret that Epic Games have been very hard at work on the next Unreal Engine, simply named Unreal Engine 4 at this point, but they don’t seem to positive where the next generation of consoles are heading in regards to specs. In an interview with Wired Magazine Epic had this to say:
It is up to Epic, and Tim Sweeney in particular, to motivate Sony and Microsoft not to phone in what these next consoles are going to be. It needs to be a quantum leap. They need to damn near render Avatar in real time, because I want it and gamers want it—even if they don’t know they want it.”
Rumours are suggesting that what they’ve seen of next generation does not supply that exciting quantum leap that every new console generation should bring along with it. Then again, the Xbox 360 at first was not a massive jump from the already impressive Xbox when it launched in December 2005. Look at it now.
Source : Examiner