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Scorn director explains why SSD is not the biggest upgrade of next-gen consoles

Published: 11:55, 15 May 2020
Ebb Software

Superfast SSD is part of both next-gen consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and it's described as the biggest upgrade over the current-gen hardware. However, Scorn game director thinks the CPU is more important.

Scorn was one of the most impressive games we got to see at the Inside Xbox event, which ultimately disappointed many Xbox fans. Scorn's nightmarish and detailed world, inspired by the legendary H.R Giger has been built to use the power of next-gen consoles and will offer 60 FPS gameplay according to the game's director Ljubomir Peklar.

In an interview with mspoweruser , Peklar talked about the game and also mentioned the next-generation consoles. One of the biggest talking points of next-gen is the SSD but interestingly Peklar does not think that super fast drive will be the most important upgrade. Peklar said that it's actually the CPU which is causing most problems in the current-gen development. 

"Everyone is touting the SSD as the next big thing, and yes SSDs will help a lot with loading and moving assets, but the biggest culprit that is creating problems in the current generation is the CPU," Peklar explained. “That’s where the biggest difference compared to current generation will come from.”

Microsoft Xbox Series X artwork showing hardware specs Xbox Series X

Of course, this does not mean that the SSD in PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X is not a big step forward for games, quite the contrary, it is and that's why developers are so excited about it. 

Gallery of screenshots and concept art for Scorn by Ebb Software

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A man with an axe running through a forest in SCUM

In the end, it is all about the complete package and balance of all components and you can bet that both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be big upgrades over their predecessors.

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