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The Last Guardian Launching on PS4, Majora's Mask for 3DS, and More Predictions for 2013

GR: With 2012 now behind us, we set our sights on the future and all of the excitement that 2013 will inevitably hold. Last year was a bit lackluster due to two consoles that are starting to show their age. If anything, 2012 was the calm before the storm that will rain down all over 2013.

As such, we here at GameRevolution figured it was a good time to dig out our thinking caps and make a few predictions on what the next twelve months may hold. So without further ado, let's get right into it.

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ftwrthtx1683d ago

I don't think the PS3 has even been pushed to its limits, let alone 'shows its age'.

Merrill1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

Agreed, Far Cry is a blast, but it looks pretty bad in most area's, i.e. screen tearing, bad textures, pop in, etc.

I need a new console for my 50 inch Samsung LED, the PS3 doesn't do it justice.

Kevin ButIer1683d ago

Nowadays... a 7 year old computer clearly shows it's age. Still, The Last of Us is a good example to argue that this is not necessarily a bad thing.

dbjj120881683d ago

I agree. You don't have to look far for the PS3 to show it's age as the frame rate on nearly every game sucks.

da_2pacalypse1683d ago

Have never played the PS3 version, but the xbox version was pretty good looking, considering how big the game was.

On topic, though I don't at all regret buying my ps3, as I've played many exclusives that I love very much, I'll be very upset if the Last Guardian is not launched on the PS3. One of the biggest reason I bought a PS3 to begin with was to play the Last Guardian, please make this true!

AHHHHH who am I kidding... I'll buy a PS4 to play it -_-

chukamachine1683d ago

Openworld games need ram.

PS3 is an old system now. But for games that do not require as much and have a very optimised engine(uncharted) games can look great.

PS3 has 1ppu and 6 usable spu's.

So it's a single core processor, and has spu's that can help in other area's.

If the PS3 had came with a dual core cpu and spu's, all of the games would be 30fps and some 60fps.

I'm looking forward to PS4 now.

Always like looking at new things.

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OhReginald1683d ago

maybe, but EA always say they max out the ps3 with all their games.

I think crysis 3 (at least the console versions) will look the same as crysis 2 just run a lil better since it will be better optimized for consoles.

Raoh1683d ago

LOL you believe that? didn't they say they maxed out current gen with crysis 2?

GG said they were about half maxed with killzone 2, pushing it but not yet done with ps3's power after killzone 3.

blah blah blah blah..

Yeah I'd like new hardware, mainly for the new features but, there are still great games that can be made on current consoles, well, at least on ps3.

Ezz20131683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

didn't they said that with crysis 2 and uncharted 3 ended up beating the hell out of it and won all the gfx awards in 2011 and still till his day have no match on consoles
and crysis 2 is no where near killzone 3 when it come to gfx
even halo 4/gears 3 look better than crysis 2

1upgamer991682d ago

It is funny you posted that link. When I read the comment that PS3 has not been maxed, this article is the one that I was thinking of. Less than 1 percent of current gen left after Crysis 3. I wonder how well it runs with the systems being pushed that hard. I am sure Crytek would not have done it if the systems were capable. Very cool!!!

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NukaCola1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

Crysis 2 on consoles looks pretty good but the best?..not at all. Maxed out my butt. Halo 4 and Killzone 3 both look better than Crysis 2 on their respective consoles. Crysis on PC does look great, but does not max out a console. Last of Us will look better than Crysis 3 on PS3, guaranteed.

EDIT: Wrote Crysis on PC when I meant PS3. PS3 exclusives are always better than Multiplats on PS3. Of course Crysis on PC will look incredible.

j-blaze1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

lol that better be sarcasm

on topic: The Last Guardian should be next gen launch title only if Sony wants to shoot itself in the foot, i'll say this again...
next gen = new console and small install base = no profit, i mean you can't just put something you worked on for 5 or 6 years at risk!

i say late 2013 or early 2014 for VersusXIII and The Last Guardian

alexcosborn1683d ago

The Last Guardian won't be a massive selling game even if it launches on the PS3. Only the hardcore fans will pick it up... the same ones that will be getting a PS4 at launch.

GrandTheftZamboni1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

Not necessarily so: Resistance 1 sold better on new PS3 than R2 and R3 when PS3 had bigger user base. But even if you're right, Sony cannot release a PS4 with no games. Given limited choice of games upon new console release, those games might sell better than on current console with bigger selection of games.

Tontus1683d ago

@GranTheftZamboni Nope, Resistance 1 sold much better than 2 & 3 because it was massively bundled unlike it's sequels. Most of Sony's biggest IP's are massively bundled like the Uncharted series, Gran Turismo series, LittleBigPlanet 1 and Motorstorm 1, the only huge franchise Sony has that has never been mass bundled is God of War.

GribbleGrunger1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

What is this obsession people have got with a game selling in huge amounts? It doesn't matter if TLG doesn't sell millions, it will be Sony saying to their fans: 'Remember that Sony stand for variety and quality and damn the numbers.' That's just the way they swing. When I buy a Sony console, I know I'm going to be rewarded and surprised.

GenericNameHere1683d ago

@Tontus
Are you trying to imply that the only reason Sony's biggest exclusives sell well is because they are games bundled with PS3s? Got it. That means the Halo, Gears of War, Fable, Forza, and every other series or games Microsoft bundles with it's Xbox 360s has sold LESS than 1 Mil then. Thanks! Why haven't you complained this to every sales tracker yet??

/s

GenericNameHere1683d ago

Some of the PS2's greatest games came out early in its life cycle.
Final Fantasy X, Devil May Cry, ICO, Silent Hill 2, Gran Turismo 3, Grand Theft Auto III, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3, SSX, and Metal Gear Solid 2 (yes, I took this list straight from GameRadar, and it was a list of best PS2 games from 2000-2001). I don't know how much each sold in their first year, but these are QUALITY games, and they're launch window titles! I have no reason to doubt that if The Last Guardian or FFvXIII does come out for the PS4, and they're launch window titles, that Sony wouldn't sell consoles. I think having a small fanbase is not the problem, but the launch price. This too I have no doubt Sony will learn from. I don't think they'll risk another $600 console. If they can do $300-400, plus awesome launch games, there's no reason to doubt the PS4 will have a successful launch year.

P_Bomb1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

@Tontus
Bundles do absolutely *nothing* for the already established install base that makes up the majority of a game's sales.

Think about this logically. It's much cheaper to buy a $30-$50 game than to spend $300 on a new console bundle every time a new game comes out. I didn't buy a new console every time a new Uncharted came out, lol. Drake's Fortune had no bundle in '07 anyways, hence why I had to buy the Motorstorm bundle and bought Drake's Fortune seperately.

This year's bundles have been all about AC3, BlackOps2, Halo4 and whatever 1-2 year old greatest hits BestBuy/FutureShop throw together for themselves. To insinuate bundles are the only reason PS3 exclusives sell is ridiculous. Especially considering the XBox360 bundle I bought in 2011 came bundled with Halo3/Fable3/Gears2/HaloWars/A lanWake and a 250GB HD http://www.joystiq.com/2011... .

insomnium21683d ago

@ tontus

Resistance 1 sold better than 2 and 3 because a) it is the best game in the series and b) there were not that many games to choose from in the beginning of this gen.

The very same thing happened to the first Motorstorm. R2 and R3 had competition --> R1 did not. So yeah there you have it. Not because of bundles.

And as P Bomb said the x360 has been bundled with 2 or 3 or even up to 4 and 5 games for YEARS. Does that mean that that's the only reason they've sold as they have. If you are a x360 supporter (or fanboy) this argument about bundles will SERIOUSLY bite you in the ass if you throw it around.

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Jag-T10001683d ago

It doesn't matter. If your competitor releases a new system, you have to release one too.

wishingW3L1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

PS3 is limited by its memory so even if devs could squeeze the Cell a bit more nothing can be done if there's no memory left. Sony has already shrinked the OS's memory foot-print all they can and is still bigger than the Xbox's OS but that's just how it is. =/

fermcr1683d ago

At this point, The Last Guardian looks like it's vaporware.

ElectricKaibutsu1683d ago

That was the game that was going to be my reason for buying a PS3. I ended up having to find other reasons but it took me awhile. I'll be picking up a PS4 either way but I hope it will be released eventually. I can't believe it missed this whole generation...

bunfighterii1683d ago

While games still look great on PS3 (and 360) they're saddled by their lack of memory. I love my PS3, and I agree there's a lot of life left yet in the system, but a PS4 would be a day one purchase for me!

isyourhouseonfire1683d ago

You're joking right? The PS3 was dead on arrival thanks to the X360. It's been time to move on from BOTH consoles for a few years now.

Ezz20131683d ago

"The PS3 was dead on arrival thanks to the X360"
WTF ?!

spartanlemur1683d ago

They were both dead on arrival as the PC was far better than both, and has only been eclipsing them further ever since. I do love PS3-Xbox360 fanboyism - it's like arguing whether a Ford Fiesta is better than a Toyota Prius.

saint_seya1682d ago

looooooool u have no clue at all of what ure talking about.. ure not a fanboy... ure a troll boy..

spartanlemur1683d ago

The PS3 is a weak piece of trash from almost a decade ago. Mine sits on my desk gathering dust while I use my state of the art PC for modern games. Trust me when I say that the PS3 has been pushed as far as possible by games such as Farcry 3.

forevercloud30001683d ago

When your PC can legally play games like Uncharted, Heavy Rain, Valkyria Chronicles, MGS4, etc....then you can talk about how awesome PC is.

PC elitism is moot. Everyone's PC is different. My current RIG could not handle any current gen games for sure. I can't afford to upgrade it, less I would have to sacrifice the funds for all the exclusive games I get via console. Fact of the matter is, the biggest games in the industry always perform better on Console, they are far more convenient and cost efficient. No one is going to upgrade their PC every year just so they can play one game.

Bordel_19001683d ago

After I bought a new gaming PC last year I realized how antiquated and slow the consoles are (X360 and PS3). Low-res textures, low resolution, extremely bad frame-rates (most games struggle to maintain even 30 fps.), low quality rendering, slow load times, very limited functionality, and the list goes on, etc.

The good thing about PS3 is that it has some very good exclusives, and it's cheaper than a good gaming PC, this is what saves it.