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Submitted by lifesanrpg 1159d ago | opinion piece

What should we expect from the next generation of consoles – Xbox 720

GameZone writes, "When you hear “next generation” as a gamer, you start to picture photo-realistic graphics and movie quality games. In reality, you usually get enhanced console features such as online gaming and improved graphical capabilities like enhanced lighting effects. So while we’re closing in on the end of the Xbox 360’s lifecycle, we can start to picture what the Xbox 720 will look like." (Xbox, Xbox 360)

CustardTrout  +   1159d ago
More lasers.
BrutallyBlunt  +   1159d ago
And 1 million dollars.
ChunkyLover53  +   1159d ago
Looking like this next generation will be the last as far as consoles as we know them are concerned. So I'd expect all of them to offer some sort of "cloud" and that eliminates the need to build expensive new hardware.

Then all the games are digital, eliminates all used game sales and these companies can keep 100% of the profit.

Of course they will still charge us full retail prices, because gaming isn't in a fragile enough state as it is.
BrutallyBlunt  +   1159d ago
I think people fear games costing $60 with no flexibility. If it removes the used game market and cuts back on piracy they should apply that added revenue to game development and new IP's.

I don't expect wonders from the next XBOX as far as a game platform, more of a centerpiece that ties the XBOX online world together. Seems to me Micrsooft is more concerned with getting movie services, music services, (and also games), to all tie together through XBOX Live. Then apply that to a whole bunch of devices through Smartglass. It started with Live fees and then it carried over to DLC. Now i can see a more advanced membership model appearing, and the new $99 hardware approach could be the tell-tale sign of things to come. They locked people into monthly/annual Live fees, and with the new free to play model we see for MMO games this is right up their alley. Imagine XBOX being your next utility bill.
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IRetrouk  +   1159d ago
I want more open ended games with better physics, more interactivity with the world, better A.I. better mocap and then obviously better visuals, also for micro, reliable hardware straight out the gate, I dont want Rrod to happen to me again, it was heartbreaking everysingle time it happened
chasegarcia  +   1159d ago
I expect more Cloud features & Motions controls. Unless we get a big surprise.
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Dms2012  +   1159d ago
It seems so far away even though we are nearly 7 years into this console cycle. Frankly I just want to put next gen on a shelf for now, all the articles are just sort of frustrating because its all speculation. Until then I want to try and appreciate the great games we have now on all platforms.
taquito  +   1159d ago
i expect 1080p @ 60 frames all games

dx11

ZERO jaggies

32v32 multiplayer as the norm, bigger for some

better ai

better physics

bigger maps

better lighting

better shadows

ect......will iget all those features......hmmmmm.....i dont know/// hope so!
JBSleek  +   1159d ago
I would love to have all of that but the reality is that console gamers aren't willing to pay for all those features.

They want cutting edge technology but aren't willing to spend $600+ for it therefore the games will look very good but I wouldn't expect 1080p 60 fps as a standard or 32 v 32 multiplayer outside of a few games.
Mikefizzled  +   1159d ago
@beansie
There is no way in it next gen will have game of Crysis 3 with 32vs32 @1080p with 4x AA on DX11. The cost of that would be insane and would probably crash the games industry. Sounds like you don't understand how expensive a PC that can do that is.
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tehpees3  +   1159d ago
"What should we expect from the next generation of consoles – Xbox 720"

Going off the rumoured specs doing the rounds..... not much.
Dms2012  +   1158d ago
Rumoured specs from 2010, I am sure things have changed quite a bit since then.

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