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What Gamers Want Most in a Next-Gen Console

There has been a lot of talk about next-gen consoles since the announcement of the Wii U. Nintendo started off the next-gen craze with their latest console that released mid-November. Because attention has been brought to their new hardware gamers around the world started spreading all sorts of different rumors about both Microsoft and Sony’s next-gen consoles. Although nothing has been completely confirmed by either of gaming’s other superpowers, there have been a ton of rumors and so called leaks about a next-gen Xbox or PlayStation console.

Even though there has been no solid confirmation of either company releasing another console, one can guess that the idea has been tossed around and presumably works. With that being said, within the rumors a lot of pointless features have been mentioned or even wished upon by fans; which made gamers reflect on what they were hopping for in any next-gen console. After going through a world of rumors and request among fans that are anticipating an official announcement of a next-gen console from either Sony or Microsoft it is more than apparent what the fans want most from these companies.

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TheSuperior 1294d ago

Games are what i want to see, i couldnt care less about apps and stuff. Gaming with a controller is the only thing i am going to be using daily.

Hatsune-Miku1294d ago

I want a very powerful console that can replace everything on my entertainment center and a lot of quality games

millzy1021294d ago

get a pc then its the only way your going to get true power no console has or will compare to pc in terms of power.

Blackdeath_6631294d ago

i agree with @millzy102 you made a similar comment on a similar article. if you want power then you are wasting your time waiting for next gen a decent pc will handle all you pc related stuff,all your gaming,all your media and entertainment much better than any console and is available right now and has been available for years. if you are buying a console for power then i think you are buying it for the wrong reason

BlackWolf1294d ago

Get a powerful PC then.

R6ex1293d ago

With all the power of the PC, some things cannot be replaced.

Console Exclusives (Ninja Gaiden & Uncharted)?

Games that don't support gamepads (like Mass Effect)?

Septic1293d ago

I want something different beyond the obvious "MORE POWAH!". Yes, I want more power from consoles but I really want to see some advancements in the way we play our games.

The vast majority on here are very quick to dismiss things like motion controls, and that is understandable considering how little an impact it made on 'core' gaming experiences but I really do think that kind of tech laid the foundation for what can come next.

Another thing that is in dire need of advancement is Artificial Intelligence. It is disappointing how little progress has been made in this department. The Last of Us promises to change that and I really hope ND pull it off because poor A.I is what shattered the illusion of many amazing game worlds in games such as Mass Effect and Oblivion/Skyrim etc.

Hatsune-Miku1293d ago (Edited 1293d ago )

"I want something different beyond the obvious "MORE POWAH!". Yes, I want more power from consoles but I really want to see some advancements in the way we play our games.

The vast majority on here are very quick to dismiss things like motion controls, and that is understandable considering how little an impact it made on 'core' gaming experiences but I really do think that kind of tech laid the foundation for what can come next.

Another thing that is in dire need of advancement is Artificial Intelligence. It is disappointing how little progress has been made in this department. The Last of Us promises to change that and I really hope ND pull it off because poor A.I is what shattered the illusion of many amazing game worlds in games such as Mass Effect and Oblivion/Skyrim etc."

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More power is needed and a lot of it to have advance ai in games. The reason why games haven't had smart ai is because they were never powerful enough.

Motion controls should be a secondary controller but not the main controller like DS3 which isn't broken but the best input device atm for playing video games . Gamers don't need advancements as much as improving upon the way we already play games. Things like the Wii u pad aren't advancements to play games where you need silly things on the controller which requires the player to look away from the screen. Hot keys and translucent maps are fine on the main screen and if someone needs to do more complicated things like look through a hundred choices of weapons or what's in their inventory then pausing the game to do so should suffice.

A very powerful console is needed for massive improvement in games. We need improvements in graphics so we can be immerse in a more realistic world or cell-shaded one. It doesn't matter the art style but being able to see and decipher things quickly is key. Better animations, sound, ai, physics, lighting and others need to be better to increase immersion in gaming and more power is needed.

Pc devs need to optimize their games more like devs for console. Pc lacks big exclusives that come on consoles.
I have a pc and only a few games display amazing graphics in high settings. Pc gaming isn't as good as console gaming because of a few negatives. Pc gaming isn't more convenient than console gaming. I only see it worth playing my games in high specs on pc and upgrading to top end cards constantly is expensive. Some people are fine with compromising with lower resolution and frames to run a game but I'm not. There are too many updates on pc for videocards and such that can lead to a game not being able to be played. Too many incompatible issues. I've ran into issues where I can't even play my games on pc because of some internal conflict of software or driver. Pc gaming isnt as uniform as console gaming. Every new generation the consoles are normally as powerful as high end PCs and has games that surpass what has been seen PCs. Over time the pc get better games but the uniformity of everything being compatible on console is more convenient. Plus more exclusives are on console. Pc gaming has its place and fans but I prefer console gaming.

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caseh1294d ago

Agreed, I buy a console to play games. Give me games and related stuff like cross game chat, backwards compatability etc.

The web browser on my ps3 hasnt been used in about 4 years, apps etc just bog it down with needless sh*t that can be used far more effiiciently on a tablet/phone/laptop which EVERYONE owns these days.

vickers5001294d ago

I don't use the browser at all, but I use Netflix on ps3 all the time. Far superior on ps3(in my opinion) than using it on a pc web browser.

I don't see the problem with having a lot more apps though, it's not like you have to use them.

caseh1294d ago

When it comes to GUIs on any device it is possible to have too much sh*t on it. Theres usually a sweet spot for the average user where it is intuitive to use without lacking functionality.

I guess if apps are made available but not strapped onto the interface with every firmware patch thats fine. Look at the backlash Sony got when they added the Singstar icon to the XMB, and thats a game not an app. :)

Tapioca Cold1293d ago

Agree. Don't need bells and whistles. Just give me the hardcore stuff. AWESOME GAMES!

Gaming online should be free.

otherZinc1293d ago

Halo 5
Ghost Recon: Made correctly not like that POS Future Soldier
Gears 4
Mass Effect: with the return of Sheppard
Ninja Gaiden: made by Tomanobu Itagaki
Forza Next
Resident Evil: made correctly
Rainbow Six:Vegas 3
Alan Wake 2: or 3

Gimmemorebubblez1293d ago

Perfect Nextbox line-up.

Now Ps4:
GT6
Agent
Uncharted 4
God of War 4
Killzone 4
Ratchet and Clank 4
Demon Souls 2
Jak 4
The Last Guardian
FF v13
Sly 5
The Last of Us 2

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SheaHoff1294d ago

I would definitely look at the games too. Some added features are, like you said, just bonuses to me. However, I don't like when those extras are forced and gimmicky.

theWB271294d ago

I just want it to begin already...ITS BEEN FAAAAAAAAR TOOOOOO LOOOOONG. Is that too much to ask?

dirthurts1294d ago

I agree. This console cycle died about 2 years ago in my opinion.
Sure that whole recession thing...probably slowed it down but whatever. I see no reason why console cycles can't overlap. Let the consoles live for 6 years, but release a new one every 3.
Budget console, fast console.

Blackdeath_6631294d ago

i don't think it will be profitable to do things that way, trying to support two consoles at once won't work out well and content will be weak as a result. besides i'm in no hurry, quality games are still being released next year. games that are as good as any we are gonna get for the next 2 years even if new consoles were to be released.

dirthurts1294d ago

Having tiers of hardware hasn't hurt app sales on Android Or iOs.
Also, PC games haven't had any problems adapting to many years of hardware being out there.
It's not that the games would have to be any different, just they would look better or worse depending on your hardware configuration. One disk that would run on either.
Simple enough. It works on pc.

theWB271294d ago

Disagrees for wanting the next-gen of consoles to begin...gotta love N4G.

Yangus1294d ago

Many AAA quality exklusive games.

Not only FPS/TPS!

Skips1294d ago (Edited 1294d ago )

AMEN, I know EXACTLY which console I'm going to get first when it comes to quality/quantity/diversity.

dirthurts1294d ago

How do you know what console to get, when you don't even know what the new consoles are?
Much less the game library.

Skips1294d ago (Edited 1294d ago )

Alright fine, judging from how this gen is ending.

I THINK I know exactly which console I'm going to get first when it comes to quality/quantity/diversity.

Happy?

KangarooSam1294d ago

What I want most is less articles like this, more concrete facts, and for everyone to be patient for the next 5-12 months until the consoles are released.

OH, and not seeing thousands of articles bitching about the new consoles/games once they're announced would be great. I've seen enough of that lately with the Vita/Wii U. More so with the Vita.

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