6 Secret Next Gen Announcements Being Shown At E3

For Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft and EA it was one last shove for the current generation. For Nintendo, it was a slightly botched attempt at pushing towards the next one. Peppered throughout every presentation, though, were telltale signs of the future, hidden in fresh new tech and blindingly pretty games. Here we uncover six, hiding in plain sight.

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Pandemic2301d ago

Out of those six, I found Watch Dogs to be the most next-gen looking title.

Hufandpuf2301d ago

I thought the star wars game was the best looking IMO. Watch dogs does look very good though.

LightofDarkness2301d ago (Edited 2301d ago )

Graphically, 1313 is the most impressive gameplay we've seen. Watchdogs is still extremely impressive, particularly so when you factor in that it's supposedly an open-world/sandbox style game.

In terms of most impressive real-time graphics shown, that easily goes to the Final Fantasy demo. That was pretty incredible, actually. It's hard to believe that something so amazing is possible on hardware that's available right now.

@ TCG:

Enjoy :)

TCG_Returns2301d ago

FFvs demo? Never herd of any demo being shown

I must search for this..

Nimblest-Assassin2301d ago

Both Watch Dogs and 1313, were run on a high end pc with Nvidia.

Im excited for watch dogs... but iffy on 1313... the last star wars game force unleashed 2, got my hopes up so high... but were then crushed brutally by a lame 4 hour story, and zero replay.

The fact I only saw around a minute of footage for 1313 doesn't help either. Game is not on my radar... but once again Im cautiously optimistic after being burned by TFU2

GillHarrison2301d ago

In response to LightofDarkness, While Final Fantasy does look absolutely incredible, let's first see the game running with physics simulation, AI tasking, and view-distance variables (gameplay) before we jump to conclusions. Though it does show that a DirectX 11 PC can run cut-scenes that look as incredible as we saw in real time.

Blasphemy2301d ago

Star Wars 1313 is confirmed UE3 game, knowing this is what LightofDarkness said so hard to believe?


@LightofDarkness link

I was completelly unaware of this tech demo and I loved the concept.

Looks like FF meets fictional real world. Mana vs Ak47? Summon vs Biowepon Hyena? Simply loved it!

Wouldn't in anyway call such game Final Fantasy per se, but the concept is great, would be totally happy to give my money to SquareEnix once again.

Spydiggity2300d ago

I still don't understand how, as a gamer (i assume), you can still be fooled by cut scenes. makes no sense. "real-time" doesn't mean that's how the game looks in action. it just means the cut scene was created with the same tools.

i can guarantee the game won't look like that.

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FrigidDARKNESS2301d ago

Watch Dogs demo was running on a hi end PC that's why it looked so next gen.

PersonMan2301d ago

If you're talking about Watch Dogs, it was NOT being played on a PS3. For one, that was an xbox 360 controller. For 2, it was plugged into a very high end PC.

Only an idiot would believe that it was done on a console. Look at all the dynamic lights, the reflections, the high resolution textures, the water effects, the rain, the animations, the smooth framerate and not one single hint of screen tear.

WeskerChildReborned2301d ago

My bad, i got confused with a different game.

pwnmaster30002301d ago

I heard reports it was a ps3 controller

STONEY42301d ago (Edited 2301d ago )

The demo was confirmed by several sources to be running on PC.

Eurogamer also said that the press release stated platforms at PC, PS3, and 360.

aCasualGamer2301d ago


I agree, there is no way in hell that presentation was running on PS3/360. The cloth movement on his clothes alone is impossible on current console hardware. Would have been a great conclusion to this gen but i don't believe we'll see that kind of fidelity and attention to detail on current consoles... Apart from Last of Us and Beyond Two Souls.

I just wish more new IP's would've been announced.

modesign2301d ago


GT5 on ps3, watchdogs can sure as hell handle the ps3's technology, i dont know how the 360 will be able to handle it with 3 core and a dvd9,(alot of disks, you will need to switch discs between districts).

to the changes in clothing and texture, Uncharted had interactive clothing, dirt, dust, water, grass, snow, etc. so yeah theres alot of games that have elemental changes in clothing.

tokugawa2301d ago

modesign ... rofl

the ps3 is a good console, but watch dogs looking like that will definately not be on the ps3. if it comes at all to this gens consoles, it will be looking alot worse than that.

i just hope ubi hold this off and use it as a launch title



I heard the same, but it appears the controller had colored buttons, so it not likely. In anyway, both PS3 and 360 controllers (not to mention almost any other controller) can be used in PC and, considering the visual quality and past development/presentation of almost all multiplatform games, I'm pretty sure it's running on PC.


As good as GT5 looks, it doesn't have to deal with multiple NPCs, heavy car traffic, all those multiple animation and AI... It's a racing game, GT5's engine may excel on car physics and graphics, maybe even pilot AI, but it doesn't mean it could handle such a diversified and open game with that visuals.

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure both PS3 and 360 can handle Watch Dogs, just not at those graphical setting.


Sure the graphical quality may point at next-gen for consoles, but it wouldn't be the first time we see some trailer with really high settings that don't represent the final game... So I wouldn't assume it's next-gen material based on graphics alone.

More importantly, it seens that Ubi have been working on this game for some time now, I don't think any third party dev have next gen development kits just yet.

And even if they are aiming for next gen (that we won't see any earlier than late 2013), there's no reason to ignore the big user base of current gen consoles and risk it all on next gen early adopters and PC gamers when you can cover all bases.

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TheBigShamona2301d ago

The watch dogs demo was running on a ps3 the whole time lmao why do people say It's so next gen? Watch the demo again and youll see the controller.

MysticStrummer2301d ago

It wasn't running on a console at all, and that wasn't a PS3 controller. It was running on a high end PC, and a 360 controller was used.

Campy da Camper2301d ago

Er, it was on a pc using nvida and the controller was just that, a controller. I love my ps3 but if u think it is capable if that much dynamic lighting, rain physics and no pop in your ps3 has triple the cell power mine does.

TheBigShamona2300d ago

nvm its a black 360 plugged into PC oh well =/ i still think next gen can do ALOT better then this

lzim2300d ago

Unless I'm confusing the game Guillemot said it was running on PC.

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Rubberlegs2301d ago (Edited 2301d ago )

Even though its coming to current gen console Far Cry 3 was another game running on the PC and it looked great. The engine that Far Cry 3 runs on is a modified version of the CryEngine 3. Most of Ubisoft's stage demos were being played off of a PC.

They are using a controller for the demos because they aren't going to bust out a keyboard and mouse.

BlackKnight2301d ago (Edited 2301d ago )

Actually Farcry 3 is running on Dunia Engine 2. Not Cryengine 3. Crytek only did Farcry 1. Farcry 2 had an Ubisoft engine made for Farcry 2 called Dunia which is a heavily modifed Cryengine 1 (Not even cryengine 2, which was used for the PC version of Crysis 1 and other PC games).

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milohighclub2301d ago

6 secret next gen games.....everyone of them were shown and one isn't even a game. Lol.

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Fyflin2301d ago

Interesting. I personally wouldn't have included Wonder Book, if anything that tech has been tried before.

Definitely interested in getting a glimpse of next gen with Watch Dogs and 1313. At least when next gen kicks off the games will look incredible out of the gate, the tech and game engines are already here waiting on hardware.

v0rt3x2301d ago

I doubt 1313 is actually next gen - I worked on Star Wars Force Unleashed 2 - and the first level looked similar from a graphic point of view.

It could easily be PS3 / X360.

sjaakiejj2301d ago

Lol I think you should watch that level again. It's miles ahead of what Force Unleashed 2 did.

modesign2301d ago

yeah, i worked on star wars force unleashed 2 also. *wink**wink*

KUV19772301d ago

It's kind of impossible that you two worked on TFUII since I created it completely by myself. I guess if I had got a second guy on board for development it could have been better, but well.. next time..

andibandit2300d ago


I worked on Star Wars Force Unleashed 2 too, and i remember firing you day 1.

v0rt3x2300d ago

Say what you will. It's funny no one has done their research and is automatically assuming I'm making this up. Anyway - do some research on the TFU2 engine and you'll see that when it first got released to the public everyone was hyped about how photorealistic it looked. The engine's capability later got drowned in the discussion of how bad the actual game was. But all I'm saying is that 1313 can well be running on current gen.

xchamp2300d ago

Hes not lying, he actually worked on Force Unleashed 2 as a QA Game Tester...