its good because it doesn't matter if the PS4 pushes more gfx capabilities than the X1 if you like the games on the X1 youll choose the X1 if you like the games on the PS4 youll choose the PS4 its simple but you cant define either console on gfx capabilities. Personally I think the X1 is next gen just because its the next gen entertainment system trying to integrate itself into your home not only game wise but software wise, for example facebook twitter Skype all through the kinects interface , ps4 owners may scoff but how many of those people will be commenting through facebook, twitter, streams of there thoughts etc, the ps4 WILL be able to do these things although no where near as well cus the ps eye is an addon/an after thought and not designed to be fundamentally part of the system. Anyway check this out:_
about 5:45 in the video shows off a system with asteroids in it and about 7:03ish shows a ship flying through the same environment so its not pre-rendered. Every part of the ship is able to be shot off from the armour plating to the gun sections. I really do think Star Citizen is the NEXT GEN of gaming and its only on PC and we are not oblivious to the power needed to run a smooth game at max settings I can see us spending £500-1000 on xfire/sli systems just for the gfx cards to run it and it wouldn't have made $35 million in backers to achieve this if we all thought it was trash.
Will this come to consoles maybe in 10 years... on current hardware I think we'd laugh in your face unless it happened but that would mean some serious disadvantages to the current model to support the already age old platforms of x1 and ps4. not to have a go but to run that level of fidelity the x1+ps4 would not be able to achieve at all and would hinder the PC yet again. Chris Roberts the founder already aid this game is to push the PC platform and im sorry to say but consoles are already left behind.
May seem like a bash to the consoles but a major game release in 2015 will annihilate the consoles sure youll need serious hardware to push it and "casual" gaming consoles cant handle it but this will be the first game in years that actually pushes the limits on PC hardware and shows what a game can do without a console in mind or crappy PC ports. going stop here im a bit drunk not flaming its just my opinion on where gaming should be heading. Next section of consoles (if they arrive) will push 4k cus that's where the hardware is going already so itll be budget ready within 8 years, ya got 290's/290x with 4GB ran ready to push 4k gaming in 8 years it will be norm
Oh by the way the game is still in alpha so things can change but it can only get better!