NegaDeath wrote on May 23, 2012, 19:03: With the skyrocketing costs of game development I doubt many studios are asking for a huge hardware increase either.
Why not? If you are bad at coding and don't want to spend time performance tweaking your shit, you can always just throw hardware at it. Takes five minutes to load each level? Give it another 16 gigs of RAM, another 8 CPUs (although making use of those is most likely more challenging) and 2 more GPUs. Load times non-existent!