As well as confirming that he's currently under a Non-Disclosure Agreement regarding the upcoming next-gen consoles, Crytek boss Cevat Yerli speculated that it will be "impossible" for next-gen consoles to match the performance and power of high-end PCs.
“Without breaking NDAs that are in place, realistically, from purely a price point perspective, it is impossible," Yerli told Eurogamer. "It’s impossible to package $2000-3000 into a mainstream, let’s say $500 console.
“I’m not saying they are $500 consoles. They may launch a console at $2000, but the consumer pricing is usually much lower than that. So, given consumer pricing, and given the cost of production of a gamer PC and the amount of watt of power it needs, which is like a fridge, it’s impossible.”
Considering how quickly the PC hardware market moves, however, a two-grand computer now could well be much, much less than that by Christmas.