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Are The Next-Gen Consoles Arriving Too Soon?

In today’s feature we’re investigating whether the next generation of consoles are coming too soon. Are you someone who wants a PS4?

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hennessey861512d ago

They can't come soon enough, everyone always concentrates on how much the graphics will improve. But you ave to look at all the other improvements we will get, A.I, physics, bigger gaming worlds for us to explore. You only have to play project cars for one minute to see how far ahead PC graphics are compared to consoles.

wishingW3L1511d ago (Edited 1511d ago )

very true. 7 years is way too much time and current gen consoles already feel so dated that you play different games and they all are starting to feel the same. Hallways with enemies, a cover mechanic and tacky online multiplayers. This is how current gen is, or to make things worse, it's all about Call of Duty these days. Not even the mighty Halo can stop it at this point. Oh... And Kinect selling like hot cakes.

Console gaming needs to be rebooted ASAP! It needs to offer a new experience that can only be brought by new consoles.

And where's Final Fantasy Versus anyway? It will miss the boat!

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pixelsword1511d ago

@ wishing:

I don't follow your point; to suggest what you are saying would be to have proof of games on the PC that don't follow this mechanic. I say this because PC development is not bound to the constraints of console development. Seeing that PC games still use the same mechanics you are suggesting are old, I can't say that that's the fault of consoles, unless I was willing to concede that consoles drive the design decisions of game development in terms of ideas now, and not PC games. I am willing to admit that certain console games have influenced PC games, but I still think that for the most part PC games are telling console games to look to the future.

pixelsword1511d ago (Edited 1511d ago )

Racing car games are always way ahead of other games in terms of graphics, so I don't expect a car game to be the prime example of the overall capability of what a "current" console or PC graphics card can do. Right now, there aren't any FPS games or games in other genres on consoles that even come close to the graphics on GT5. And as good and realistic the grpahics of Crysis was, it wasn't a realistic looking as Project Cars is, even though FPS games after Crysis should have shown some sort of improvement in terms of graphics, which brings me to my primary case: exhausting the cores in a chip will determine how long a gen will last.

I think that if the chips in the consoles use technological jumps like the PS3 did the wait will be worth it IF the devkit support is better this time. Exclusive PS3 devs should not be the only ones with access to the best aspects of utilizing the Cell Processor.

The same thing can be said of the 360 as well. If true, Halo4 should have had games looking like that for a long time. As a matter of fact, since the 360 is closer to the PC than the PS3, every exclusive should be much better looking than PS3 games if the power is equal.

Using the cores in a chip if the future of advance game development, and the more people use the tired technique of throwing ram at a problem instead of using the cores it doesn't matter how long a gen will last because the root problem of efficient code will never go away.

givemeshelter1511d ago (Edited 1511d ago )

You cannot compare 1st shooter games to Racing games as racing games have static backgrounds and the level of physics and calculations and size of maps, areas and interaction with the environment is not as in depth as First person games. Do not compare the two genres as they are different and games like GT 5 and the likes have zero interaction with the environment and set camera angles...

pixelsword1510d ago (Edited 1510d ago )

I actually didn't compare the two, I compared the graphical capabilities of the two: there's a difference: If I compared the two other contributing factors would be at play, more than base graphics... like some of the factors you mentioned. Physics aren't graphics bound, for example.

Read between the lines, please. What I say can't be so clever that only one person saw what I was doing.

I mean, spelling everything out only lowers my opinion of people here...

DeadlyFire1511d ago (Edited 1511d ago )

I agree it has been a long road, but as a fan of major tech. Power8, 3D chip stacking, and lots of little technology shifts happen in 2013/2014. We could be hitting a little to early for the latest new tech wave.

Jazz41081511d ago (Edited 1511d ago )

Pss to this article as the great Mr. Bassmaster speaks.

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Cam9771512d ago

Of course! Maybe for Xbox, but PS3 is doing wonderfully right now.

Cam9771511d ago

Haha, you Xbox fanboys are sad - you know what you did.

humbleopinion1511d ago

Yes. 2012 was definitely the PS3 strongest year ever in terms of games.

Cam9771511d ago

Apparently more Xbox fanboys read this article justifying the opinion that Xbox has hit it's stride. Fanboyim is the only reason someone would thumbs-down your (and my) comment because I'm sorry, but what we've stated is an undeniable fact furthermore; 2012 has been amazing for Ps3, 2013 looks amazing with highlights including TLOU,B:TS and GOW:A.

humbleopinion1510d ago (Edited 1510d ago )

Nope, it's actually more about you being a troll about saying the Xbox should be replaced and the PS3 should not as if it's actually doing "wonderfully", all while the X360 enjoyed The Witcher 2, Forza Horizon and Halo 4 this year - and that's not including XBLA.

My earlier comment was obviously sarcastic, since the PS3 had probably the worst year in terms of exclusive releases in 2012. Assuming the PS3 fanboys were intelligent enough to catch this sarcasm (you can never tell with fanboys), it's probably them who actually thumbed-down my comment.

linkratos1511d ago

It's not Xbox fanboys, it's people who realize even the PS3 is getting stale. Almost every game is a sequel, and if it's not it's just a recycled idea with a new coat of paint passed off as a new IP.

pixelsword1510d ago

So....

While I do agree that some people might think even the PS3 could be getting stale, I don't think that will prevent every game being a sequel or having recycled ideas, even at the beginning of next gen.

linkratos1509d ago

Devs don't like introducing new IPs at the end if generations. They would rather save it to sell systems next gen or introduce them to the new user base and lay the foundation for more sequels.

blue_cheese1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

With the ever growing list of sequels, spin offs, and HD releases of some current generation titles, it appears as if developers are winding down on new ip’s. however that may be a broad statement given the fact Sony has been announcing new ip’s for the ps3, so I expect a bi more longevity for the ps3, so I doubt Sony is rushing to push the next playstation console out of the door. With Microsoft on the other hand, it does seem they are probably looking to release a new console in 2013 or 2014. And since Nintendo is about to release their next generation console, it looks like next gen is starting once again. But, no after owning both my Ps3 and Xbox360 since launc it seems about the right time for these companies to start transitioning their core fan base to the next generation. Although with an ever growing list of games form this year and next im not exactly going to be rushing to get these new console unless backwards compatibility is built in form day one because there are still plenty of great games coming out for current gen consoles.

Pandamobile1512d ago

No. They're long overdue.

R6ex1511d ago

I can't wait to get the Wii U, PS4 and Xbox 720 today!!!

Luckily, I have a top-spec PC to tide me over for now.

OneAboveAll1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

No. Sick and tired of this generation. Ready for a console that can handle more players online while looking good at the SAME time. (Keyword there is console not PC, for those smart asses who I know will comment)

fatstarr1511d ago

the days of consoles emulating pcs should come quickly
for example a nexus 7 packs more power than a 360.
there are now full fledged pcs on credit card sized boards that have some processing punch to them.

the new gen should have came ages ago. its been holding back pc gaming for the longest time.

ShaunCameron1511d ago

Actually lower-end PC's been holding back PC's for the longest time. The amount of people who own higher-end PC's fit for gaming are too few and far between for developers to cater to exclusively. And as a result, games scaled down to accommodate the majority. It seems like even the PC crowd care more about efficiency than power.

ShaunCameron1511d ago

Not gonna happen with how bandwidth currently is for a lot of players in certain countries, especially those with rather average at best internet connection.

OneAboveAll1511d ago

Why? Seem's to work fine for PC games. Dedicated servers > P2P.

Second of all there have been plenty of console games this generation that have 32+ players that ran just fine.

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