Just Cause Developer Says 'Intelligence' Points To Next-Gen Consoles In 2014

We'll have plenty of time to scrimp, save and perhaps land a second job to afford the next generation of video game consoles. Avalanche Studios, creators of Just Cause and the forthcoming Renegade Ops, believe 2014 is when we'll get them.

So says David Grijns, the man heading Avalanche's new New York City-based studios. He tells Edge that the developers "have some intelligence to go on that, by early 2014, we're pretty sure there'll be at least one next-generation console on the market." Based on Grijns' wording, that next generation excludes the Wii U, which is expected to be slightly more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PS3.

That release window jibes with information Kotaku has heard, which targeted Sony and Microsoft's next-gen efforts for 2014.

Avalanche's new US studio is working on "large-scale, online-enabled original IP" - so, not that rumoured Mad Max game? - for PC and other still unannounced platforms.

Avalanche "pretty sure" of new hardware in 2014 [Edge]


    2014 is good for me, we don't need a new console anytime soon.

      yeah we do?

      capabilites of consoles are sub par compared to pc now.

        Ah... I remember the good old days of mocking my PC friends with their sub par machines. Back when the console was king.

          You were mocking your friends based on THEIR PC's, PC's have always had and always will have a massive edge over consoles.

            Except most people cant afford $25000+ for "The Beast"...

    When PS3 games still aren't taking advantage of full 1080p and 360 games come on 3 discs, 2014 can't come soon enough.

    Question: Why do they believe this rumour?

    Answer: Just 'cause.

    (See what I did there)

      Good work ruining your somewhat witty joke by explicitly pointing it out.

        um, the deliberate pointing out of the joke WAS the joke

    There's not doubt that MS and SONY are working on new consoles with technology, ideas etc... but I don't think they're doing to announce it in 12 months. That's my thought anyway.

    I reckon they're coming up with ideas and waiting on the Wii U - if its going to be a major success like the Wii, then they will announce it and release it ASAP so as not to lose any market share for a new console and so the 360 and PS3 don't just fall off the face of the earth, but like that would happen anyway!?

    If developers don't have dev kits in their hands now, which this article certainly implies, then 2014 makes perfect sense.
    You would have to have kits with devs today if you wanted a 2013 release before Christmas with any titles to back it up.

    It's probably reasonable.

    If they get announced at e3 next year, thay would be out by Christmas 2013.

    Lets just hope they hire some TALENTED voice actors for their next JC Game.

    If I have to hear about my escapades as a comraid of the repaah's one more time from Bolo San-toe-seeeeeeeeeeeeee, I'm going to blow my brains out.

    2014 sounds about right.

    PCs may be managing better stuff than consoles now, but that always becomes the case. Even if consoles are running out of horsepower, there are still enough ways to make them look prettier for a while and keep them going (such as with the PS2). Hell, I play some older 360 games and still think they look great (PGR4, Banjo Kazooie N&B etc).

    I'm actually still hoping for a single-console future. Well, not quite, but sorta. Games can be played by any console, but allow companies to make their own version of the console. Like DVD players. Games themselves would benefit enormously - there would be better competition (Mario would be up against LBP directly, for instance). Gamers would benefit - no need to own all the consoles for the few exclusives. Developers would benefit - only need to create one version of the game.

    But that's a different topic.

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