The Xbox One and the PS4 are nearly upon us and game developers are weighing in their opinions on the specifications and hardware of the systems. Shinji Mikami the godfather of horror and the creator the Resident Evil franchise and the upcoming survival horror title The Evil Within has stated in an interview with the Edge magazine that there is “no real difference” between the consoles and “we only need one console”.

He then continued to say “Why do I have to make two versions of the game” which emphasises his point of the specs being identical. He also continued to talk about when the Xbox One was first announced back in May and how the specs were lower, “when Xbox One was first announced, it had lower specs than PS4, but now they’re almost identical. So either will do”.

This is an interesting statement because his upcoming game The Evil Within is not only coming out on next gen harware, but it is also coming to current gen so he will have to cater for radically different specifications for both systems. Do you agree with Mikami’s statment of next gen’s hardware being identical or do you think one is better than the other let me know in the comments below.

The Evil Within is scheduled for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 some time next year.

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There’s still, obviously elements about both parties hardware that we are unaware of. All we know, presently, is what has been fed to us through media. IF you read the wording from the various interviews with the Xbox system tech and Major Nelson, they have specifically said “you will know more about the system as launch date gets closer.” Even the smallest of details matter, in terms of performance. API, Software Development Kits (A BIG Factor…historically, Sony has sucked at these, until refinement during the middle of the PS3 life cycle, but now their architecture has drastically changed, so, say… Read more »