TSA: "Maybe I’m just too old, but for me the next generation of consoles will be the worst one yet. I don’t want it – and in the next 1200 words or so, I’ll tell you why."
Opinion: To many opinion pieces.
Whenever a article says "I" it really is a waste since gaming is "We". If they don't want it don't buy it and save time by not writing about it to pull people to their side.
Bet he still gets it.
yeh im with u wachdog infact iv reached my last console as well it took mi years bifore i left my p s 2 to go for the p s 3 thats it im done now
Im getting sick of that thumbnail picture every 'Next gen' article uses this one.
Fine, I'll have yours and you can get back to playing Space Invaders. Everyone's happy.
Most of what this article talks about is already happening, next gen has nothing to do with it. That is just the way things are going, regardless of next gen.
I agree with many of the points, but not all... My concerns about next-gen are.... Will lessons have been learned? Are we just going to get 'better' graphics, but with the same old problems such as frame rate, sub-HD resolution, long load times etc. It is a certainty that development costs will rise; they have every generation since gaming began... So are we going to see more studios go bust? Are we going to see less and less risk taking? Are we going to see less releases, and most releases being 'blockbuster' types designed by committee to guarantee sales? I'd prefer to see a small bump in graphical capability, but know that every game would be a rock sold 60fps at 1080p, have almost zero in-game loading time, and have some innovative features.
I agree completly. Especialy load times. Hardly anyone talks about loadtimes, but they have become my pet peeve in the last couple of years. They completly break immersion and im so sick of load screens when you open doors in "sandbox" games like Skyrim or Withcher2.
I also mostly agree with the article, although I wouldn't entirely say that I will be avoiding next gen consoles. I can list several more reasons in addition to what the author has as far as my opinion on the current gen is concerned (ie casual gaming becoming more prominent being the biggest offender), and as a result I've found myself investing more time in PC gaming. But at the sametime, it's hard to turn away from console exclusive gems like Red Dead and Heavy Rain, to name a few. Not to mention, sports titles always seem to perform better on consoles.
Can't disagree more, this guy has some valid points, but new IPs and better hardware will lead to new gameplay. He's too negative & lacks imagination about future possible gameplay.
Improve graphics...solid stable frame rates above 30 fps...use of anti-aliasing...better load times... tessellation comparable to mid to high range PC's today(that's not asking much really) Multi monitor/tv support that is PLAYABLE. If they can do this, bring the "next" gen consoles out... As you noticed, I just described PC gaming today LOL
I'M ready for the next GEN,next GEN Consoles would obliterate PC's if they used high end GPU's, I'm not against PC gaming, but it''s to damn expensive
They wouldn't, because PCs would also have said high end GPUs as Sony and MS essentially use off the shelf GPU's now.
I'm quite content with PS3, Vita and 3DS, whether I invest in another console be it wiiiu or ps4 depends on one thing and that's the games lineup. Although still plenty of titles on current gen I've yet to get round to could last me a good few years.
Then stick with current consoles since you're not forced to buy the next batch of hardware
Those blowing their stacks over this article need to cool down. This is just someone's opinion and you don't have to agree with it. I've been seeing a lot of trends starting this gen that I haven't been too happy with and unless something changes, the future of gaming isn't really looking very rosy. These days I find myself gaming more and more on my retro systems. It used to be that you didn't have to pay through the nose for games, didn't have to deal with online passes or weird DRMs and fresh games with new ideas were coming out all the time. Also when you bought a game, you owned it. Sadly those days are long gone, thanks to corporate greed and the naive that defend it.
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