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Next-Gen 'Won't Be As Big As The Last Generation' Says Star Citizen Dev

NowGamer: Star Citizen and ex-Wing Commander developer Chris Roberts believes the next-gen PS4 and Xbox 720 won't be as big as the PS3 and Xbox 360. (Chris Roberts, Next-Gen, PS4, Star Citizen, Wii U, Xbox One)

NastyLeftHook0  +   1032d ago
it will be big if the developers can fully utilize those powerful machines.
Xof  +   1032d ago
Most devs don't "fully utilize" any hardware.

Which is why I'm not at all eager for the new generation. I'd rather see more polished mechanics in games, than games that rely on new tech to sell.
Montrealien  +   1032d ago
Some of you guys say fully utulize like that means that the games that are made with a next gen consoles will be 1 million steps ahead of what we have now.

Fact of the matter is that we have only begun to see what we can do with this medium and we will look at this next gen like it was the stone age in 15 years.

I just want good game that utilise the hardware well and that push this amazing industry forward. Innovation > Story telling > Graphics.
LOGICWINS  +   1032d ago
^^Get a Vita. Its innovating more than any dedicated gaming console at the moment.
NameRemoved0017  +   1032d ago
Vita is less powerful than new phones already.
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aceitman  +   1032d ago
Not if naughty dog and guerrilla games has to do with it , they will show the leap.
Ezz2013  +   1032d ago
sony santa monica ?! Quantum dream ?! sucker punch ?! media molecule ?! 343 ?!
Npugz7  +   1032d ago
It will be bigger!!
bullymangLer  +   1032d ago
Nintendo is laughing at what fan-boys have yet to realize .
well maybe not laughing, but haaa!
Tei777  +   1032d ago
The leap between the ps2 to ps3/360 was f-ing huge!!! It doesn't need to be as big for it to still be huge leap over what we currently have.
Montrealien  +   1032d ago
the only reason it seemed as huge as it was is because of the higher resolution available on the televisions.
Gildarts  +   1032d ago
Says the guy who never made a console game.
Montrealien  +   1032d ago
Chris Roberts? oh right, the guy that made Wing commander 3 and 4 on PC and PS1.

Are you, and the 17+ people who agree with you suggesting that a guy that has been in the industry since the 80s, who lived the ultimate highs to the ultimate lows of it, can't have a worthy opinion on the matter?
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Gildarts  +   1032d ago
Wow so he did make a Console game.. 18 years ago..
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Qrphe  +   1032d ago
Why would Sony or Microsoft even bother on releasing systems that are barely more powerful than the PS360?
If the PS360 already can do most of the stuff the Wii U does, why release something barely more powerful than the Wii U?

We WILL see a leap, and it'll blow us away (that'll be part of their selling points, it always is).
NameRemoved0017  +   1032d ago
There is no next generation. There going to do a side grade and make their consoles tablets and you console gamers will be stuck with the same graphics for 7 more years. You should sell your consoles before its to late.
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kwyjibo  +   1032d ago
The most important part the article is this quote -

“I don’t think the console manufacturers are going to have the same advantage, before they were willing to lose millions of dollars on the hardware and making it up on the backend and Sony can’t afford to do that and I don’t think Microsoft is going to support it that much either.”

For the 360 and the PS3, Microsoft and Sony put a hell of a lot of investment into the hardware. It cost Sony in particular, a lot of time and money.

That's why there was a leap between this gen and the previous. But the rumored specs for the next gen is just a mid-range AMD PC, not impressive.
Roccetarius  +   1032d ago
The only thing i can see happening next gen, is that we pay to pay for the games we play. That's the way it's going with all this Season Pass, Online pass and DLC shit.
josephayal  +   1032d ago
He is a big fan of Back to the Future
_LarZen_  +   1032d ago
45-60fps'ish with real anti aliasing and native 720p/1080p and im content.
RTheRebel  +   1032d ago
1080 30FPS
next gen wont be a massive leap
but still excited about next gen playstation
NameRemoved0017  +   1032d ago
Most features after the xbox 360/ps3 gen require a much much more powerful machine to run like real 1080p requires almost 2x the gpu power by itself. If there are next gen consoles I wouldn't expect better than a mid end pc. The future is going to be mobile devices that have console docks not console.
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Ricdog  +   1032d ago
I think developers should wait until there is a big enough leap in the system before releasing a new one. It can't be graphics, the next gen consoles can't handle that much better graphics. My proof:

Its unlikely that the ps4/720 will have more power than the pc used above, so the graphics can't be better than that.

BOTTOM LINE: when the big leap is revealed, I hope its porn!!!
Sgt_Slaughter  +   1032d ago
I don't think either company is going to want to spent the kind of money it took to make this generation possible. Yes, there will be a leap, but it's not going to be like the big boom we saw from PS2/Xbox-to-PS3/Xbox 360...

Microsoft isn't into the gaming industry like they were back in 2003-2006, meaning the money is going to go to their Windows 8 tablets and phones mainly.

What ever happens in the next 9 months or so, the whole gaming industry is going to take a huge turn, and I for one am welcoming it...

Unless things go to hell fast with more restrictions on content, (Day 1 DLC, disk-locked DLC, and cutting up 20% of a game for more profit), and more cutting corners to release more games that are semi-broken, which happened way too many times this gen.
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mochachino  +   1032d ago
Well it depends on who you include in the numbers, I bet core gamers won't shrink but a lot of the Wii buyers probably moved on to playing games on their phones and pads so that's probably 50 million less console buyers.

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