There may come a day when diehard video game fans ditch their consoles completely in favor of PC gaming. Following the unveiling of Sony’s (SNE) PlayStation 4 console, and just ahead of Microsoft’s (MSFT) next Xbox’s debut, the CEO of leading game lab Crytek offered Eurogamer a grim dose of reality: neither of these next-generation consoles can compete with PCs in terms of the technology that powers them.

“We used Moore’s Law. If you predict how hardware evolves at the current speed of evolution, and then take consumer pricing evolution, already two years ago you could see, whatever launches in 2013 or 2014 or 2015, will never beat a PC again,” Crytek boss Cevat Yerli told the site in a recent interview. The executive believes PC video games will “remain the place to be for the best possible visuals.”

And because technology advances so quickly, affordable PCs with far more impressive capabilities than the PS4 and next-gen Xbox will be available to consumers long before any follow-ups Sony and Microsoft may be brewing see the light of day.