Submitted by kev987 1095d ago | opinion piece

What Does ‘Next-Gen’ Gaming Mean To You?

Kevin from The Reticule says: ‘Next-Gen’ is a term that’s being thrown around quite loosely at the moment. Everything from next-gen consoles, to next-gen graphics and next-gen gaming accessories are hot topics of discussion and speculation right now.

But forget hype, advertisement and what developers are saying. What does next-gen really mean to the gamers of this generation? What advancements and improvements would they like to see in the next instalment of consoles and PC’s to hit the market?

These are the very questions I asked myself, my friends and the writers and followers of The Reticule. (Next-Gen, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

black911  +   1095d ago
Oh_Yeah  +   1095d ago
simple. better graphics, better physics, better hardware & software, more ips
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wastedcells  +   1095d ago
And that Xmas day feeling....
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DivineAssault  +   1095d ago
ive read up on that sony visor & its pretty intense from what was said about it.. blending reality & AR together to make crazy sh*t happen.. i wonder what nx E3 will bring.. if this thing can be used w PS4, i will buy both
R6ex  +   1094d ago
Mate the system with the Oculus Rift ... that's Next Gen!
jb1276  +   1095d ago
I would like next gen to be:

Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! <thank you Ghostbusters>
ChunkyLover53  +   1095d ago
Next gen is just the next console in the line, but I expect full 1080p and 60fps for every game. I'd also like more intelligent A.I. and more people on the screen at once. Less pop in, draw in and distance issues, no texture issues as well.

So basically that is what I'm hoping for.
solar  +   1095d ago
So a PC in 2006. Im still waiting on my 4D with my ps3.

But in all seriousness, yes all that has to be standard. Too many promises from MS and Sony, yet neither can produce 1080p graphics for AAA titles.
BitbyDeath  +   1095d ago
Being able to properly multi-task, internet, movies, music, copying files, games etc
specialguest  +   1095d ago
I hope next-gen gets this up and running correctly from the very start of launch or no later than a month after launch. Hardware upgrades is a given, but it's the stuff you mentioned that needs to be standard by then. The days of clunky navigation should be left behind.
ShaunCameron  +   1095d ago
More of what we gotten this generation just with an even fresher coat of paint.
nevin1  +   1095d ago
I leap over what I currently have.
urwifeminder  +   1095d ago
It means a new war dawning lol.
taquito  +   1095d ago
60 frames
zero jaggies
way higher texture count
real time hdr
no pop-in
no screen tear
real time shadows that don't artifact all over the place

basically pc quality graphics from the last 4-5 years on console would be next gen, and it is what i expect.

will it come to fruition, I certainly hope so, but remain somewhat sceptical.
AO1JMM  +   1095d ago
I'm not wow'd by those things anymore. I want games with full physx and a huge leap in A.I..
glennco  +   1095d ago
AI is a dream. no games ever trick me into believing I am playing another person. what gets me is AI has not really been improved over the last 10 years, yet graphics have tenfold. yearly sporting games like fifa should be like watching a real match by now.
specialguest  +   1095d ago
Oh god... I'm sick of poor AI. One example is the type of AI in a lot of FPS that just pops up, shoots, and hides. Sometimes they'll attempt to flush you out with grenades or flank you in a predictable way. I know this sounds simplistic, but why not assign certain attributes to the enemy, even if those enemies are all low level cloned characters.

For example, have 4 variations of the same cloned character with some being more daring, cautious, tactical, cowardly, or teamwork centric based on the given attributes. I think if these different AI enemies are mixed in the battle, it would give an interesting and different outcome.
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remanutd55  +   1095d ago
It means ps4 to me.
AznGaara  +   1095d ago
Better A.I. and the willingness for developers to do something different.
AO1JMM  +   1095d ago
Simply the next console after the current generation.
Dms2012  +   1095d ago
Why is everyone overlooking some of the simplest things? How about no clipping? Animation that doesn't look silly? Shadows that don't look like utter crap? Sorry but 1080p and 60 fps is just the tip of the iceberg for me.
maniac76  +   1095d ago
Next gen for consoles will be the same as this gen,devs will push the weak hardware to hard and games will have blocky flickering shadows,jaggies everywhere,bad frames rates etc.
danthebios  +   1095d ago
Games would take a longer time to be finished to a final product.look how long FF13 took since its a 1080p game!!!
mananimal  +   1095d ago
Dear Games Industry:

You ask too many darn questions ok, I am a Hardcore gamer, you know what I like , You know I want deep immersive meaningful game experiences whether its shooter games, rpg's, arcade, multi-player, mmo's, platformer's, adventure games, & all the hybrids & combinations of them. I want great graphics, great game play, smart & clever AI etc, just!! do it ok?!

Stop messing around , tryna get in my head, bring me the best games I KNOW your capable of making, I KNOW you have the "Technology to do it", Bring me the games!! & all will be cool.
We the gamers wanna play the best there is, we want great challenges & fun games in ALL CATEGORIES this Next Gen, bring it on man!!! just do it!!

No more talk ok? Bring us Gamers TRUE Next Gen Gaming, nuff said. lol.
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jd666  +   1095d ago
1080p and 60fps as standard, better textures and AI. Basically I expect the E3 Watchdogs gameplay footage at a minimum! BRING IT ON!!

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