Next-Gen consoles to be backwards Compatible? 3 titles that say NO. writes: "The Gaming industry is currently going through a transition in preparation for the next wave of home consoles. With that being said we should highlight the fact that some of these companies are launching titles in the early months of 2013 to help move the last consoles to store shelves. Or are they? Could these games actually high light the fact that the Next-Gen consoles will not be backwards compatible? You decide as we highlight 3 titles that should be releasing in the later half of 2013."

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aquamala1780d ago (Edited 1780d ago )

wouldn't surprise if the Last of Us would look better than many PS4 launch games!

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TheGamerDood1780d ago


that could be true for small/indie devs but for large developers that have the resources & tech to take advantage of the new hardware you'll see a huge jump in visuals/gameplay. I predict that the hardware Sony will debut this year will be beefier than most are expecting and it has to be if its going to last 5+ years.

Temporary1780d ago

many analysts and devs have already said you wont see a huge jump in visual quality from this gen to the next. I doubt games will look SO MUCH better, the leap from last gen to this gen was pretty huge, but from here on i doubt it'll be as significant.

BitbyDeath1780d ago

Agreed, is hard to imagine how good nextgen is gonna look.

V0LT1780d ago

I wouldn't expect leaps and bounds.

Ezz20131780d ago

first time i agree with you on something
both consoles next gen won't look much different on the launch but 2 or 3 years later
games will start to show the gap
but again it won't be as huge as what people think
it won't be ps2 to ps3 or xbox to xbox360

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KwietStorm1780d ago

Cmon now this love fest has to stop

CrimsonSquall1780d ago

The Last of Us is kind of like GOW 2 releasing when the ps3 came out, epic game that will still sell well way into ps4s launch. On a side note...R*, whatever happened to the most untalked about game of all time, AGENT???

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LightofDarkness1780d ago

I think that largely depends on how much of a difference there is between what we already have and the next gen. With the PS3, for instance, backwards compatibility was a mere novelty or mild curiosity which never amounted to more than me playing one game through seriously and completely (GOW2). I only popped in a game or two on launch to see if it worked. After that, I was only interested in PS3 games. The same went for 360 vs. Xbox games; once you've had a taste of something seemingly far superior, you don't want to immediately return to the same old games. The same was true of the PS2.

The Wii, on the other hand, made a better case for BC. Wii games were not too far ahead of GC games graphically (or mechanically, really), and certainly did not have the scale and polished presentation that we expect from HD gaming. If you were to own a Wii alone, the GC back catalogue would've been quite pleasant to sift through as the differences wouldn't be so noticeable (barring waggle controls).

It's beginning to happen now with some PC games, for me. Console games are looking noticeably less vibrant compared to a modern PC game, to the point where only the most powerful exclusives seem to warrant the interest. I'll certainly be playing Ni No Kuni and The Last of Us, but I can't see myself terribly interested in anything else that's solely on consoles in 2013. Hopefully, next gen console will at least be able to attain this level of fidelity, which should be enough to sway gamers toward the upgrade path without worrying too much about their existing library.

Canary1780d ago

The only reason I can live -at all- with Sony's asinine removal of b/c from the PS3 is because PC emulation is mostly workable now.

But PS3 emulation is a -loooong- way off.

It's not, "this may be an issue...."
And anyone who tries to claim otherwise is either operating off of invalid assumptions or talking out of his or her ass.



Nevers1779d ago

I thought if anything this article would be about HD collections. The assumptions made don't make much sense to me.

AlucardFury1780d ago

This is a pretty flawed assumption. They're releasing early because they might get lost in the shuffle of new consoles.

Nevers1779d ago

"flawed assumption" = right on.

I only commented again to tell you nice avatar, lol. SotN is one of the greatest games I've ever played.

firelogic1780d ago

So games coming out for the ps360 means that the next iterations won't be BC? Yeah makes a whole lot of sense right there.

For the record, I don't care about BC and if it means a cheaper retail price, I'm all for not having BC in it. Play your damned games on the console it was made for.

spacedelete1780d ago

dumb gamer is dumb. many people sell their consoles to fund newer consoles and backwards compatibility is very important especially in a systems launch period. plus old consoles don't last forever.

Your logic is stupid as there are many people buying HD collections and even PS2 classics. hell i bought GTA 3 off the PStore the other day. nostalgia sells you dumarse.

DaPrintz1779d ago

If you're not done playing older games on the system they were made for, why upgrade? If b/c is an option, sure, but if not.....How is he dumb? I'll be upgrading day one, doesn't mean the ps3 is out the door too.

Raoh1780d ago

I expect a lot of games coming out in 2013 to be released for both current and next gen consoles.

Halo series on 360 and 720.
The last of us, uncharted series on ps3 and ps4.

Major third party games the same, no way EA is going to miss out on spreading madden across 360, 720, ps3, ps4, ps vita, wii u etc.

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