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Submitted by TimmyShire 480d ago | news

Next-Gen Graphics Will 'Blow You Away'

NowGamer: "We've already seen a glimpse of what next-gen is capable of with Sony's PS4 reveal, and with Microsoft's Xbox 720 due to get announced later this month we should have an abundance of shiny, pretty graphics to get excited about.

But despite that Ubisoft's CEO Yannis Mallat believes that the next-gen consoles will 'blow us away' with its visuals. Yet, despite that, that's not the important part to take away from next-gen consoles." (PS4, Xbox One)

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Godmars290  +   480d ago
What about gameplay?
Prcko  +   480d ago | Funny
sorry,you will get that next next gen
Army_of_Darkness  +   480d ago
...Because developers are too incompetent too even consider improved gameplay alongside amazing graphics for next Gen right??? gezz..
Title should have said "Next-Gen Graphics and gameplay Will 'Blow You Away'" but I'm sure someone will still have something to complain about if it's not on the title of the article lol!
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piroh  +   480d ago
@Prcko

why? games with good gameplay exist since PS1 (GT1,GT2,Spyro,Jak,Crash,Tekke n3 etc.)
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aCasualGamer  +   480d ago
To be fair, you gotta grab the Dualshock 4 and play the game for yourself, that's the only way you'll find out if the gameplay feels nextgen or not. Even the slightest changes in gameplay animation will make the difference from current gen to next gen.

Again, we gotta play the games first.
Saigon  +   480d ago
I think the remarks that he is making is based on everyone's prediction that the Next Generation of Consoles graphics will be sub-par leap in comparison to the previous Gen graphics. I can honestly state that was something I believe also but I think E3 will change my perspective. I expected this generation to allow the devs to apply more physics and AI implementation in the games, which to me would also improve the game play.
bullymangLer  +   480d ago
(Godmars290)

leave the gameplay to the kings of gaming ...
TimmyShire  +   480d ago
Well that's kind of his point I think. Graphics will be easy, but other stuff - like social - will be the most important part of next-gen.
MaideninBlack  +   480d ago
Was about to ask that very question. So far, next gen games look like current gen games just with spiffier graphics.

Where's the leap in terms of gameplay?
Minato-Namikaze  +   480d ago
Wasnt that also true at the start of this gen? Games didnt look too much better and late gen ps2/xbox titles looked a little better than some 360 titles early on.
Godmars290  +   480d ago
@Minato-Namikaze:
Actually some games looked like they were going to introduce new gameplay elements only to be canceled. Things like Killing Day or the three separate projects Namco promised early on.

I can't be the only person to have noticed the gear change that happened with game development when the current gen was announced. Who feels that it was rushed into.
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kneon  +   480d ago
Better graphics can lead to improvements in gameplay.

For example if the graphics are good enough then we don't need all the hand holding devs do to help us find stuff. If you can clearly see that key/map/book/ammo etc on the floor then there would be no need to make it glow, flash etc. like we see in almost every game that requires you to pick up objects.

We wouldn't need red or green tags above enemy and friendly players if you can clearly distinguish one from another just by looking at them.
mediate-this  +   480d ago
we should judge games on being a package, good graphics, good story good gameplay. they should all be worked on for the immersion of a game.

especially in this day and age.
theaceh  +   480d ago
I believe Wall Street and the US mortgage crisis is to blame for the lack of gameplay innovation in games this gen. Perhaps developers were afraid to take risks in times of global economic uncertainty. Lets just hope we have a better economic environment next Gen.
3-4-5  +   480d ago
Exactly....Hopefully the industry "get's" it now... and realize we want great gmaeplay + great graphics....like it used to be.

A cool/good art style trumps realistic graphics any day. Mix those 2 together + solid gameplay and you have the makings of a good game.
Godmars290  +   480d ago
No. Given that everything is leaning towards real-world like physics and graphics, on graphic engines which only do such, then I doubt that the industry "get's it".

@kneon:
Sorry, I have no idea what you're talking about when all we've gotten this gen is more and more hand holding.
starchild  +   480d ago
Oh be quiet. You guys are such negative nancies. Gaming is better than ever. I have played more amazing games this generation, both indie and high budget blockbusters, than in any previous generation. And I suspect next generation will be even better still.
3-4-5  +   480d ago
which is why i said hopefully....Hope must remain.
GraveLord  +   480d ago
It really depends on the developer.
s8anicslayer  +   480d ago
Read the entire post before you comment on the story from just reading the title..Gameplay will remain a priority for dev's who care and won't be priority for dev's who don't care just like any other gen!
Godz Kastro  +   480d ago
Did anyone read the article... Stop posting without reading. The title is deceiving. Game play is what they are talking about. Geez, so many drones on this site. All the agrees without reading article. N4G strikes again...
Godmars290  +   480d ago
I did read it. And I still think that the emphasis will be on graphics, not gameplay.

If this generation of gamers - that's *gamers* not games - have repeatedly set their expectations high and been disappointed only to turn right back around to accept and defend the now lower standard.
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psoomah  +   480d ago
>Godz - TOTALLY agree.
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DivineAssault  +   480d ago
gameplay will be great too.. If the gameplay was pretty good on PS3, PS4 will definitely run games fantastically
Cyfyxtfg  +   480d ago
in the beginning its all about graphics then gameplay. they have to hook us
_LarZen_  +   480d ago
Try Minecraft...
gedden7  +   480d ago
took the words right from my mouth
SilentNegotiator  +   480d ago
You're right! We don't have any gameplay!
/s
Godmars290  +   480d ago
On average graphics has been more of a focus this gen than gameplay.

And by that I mean that when graphics had been bad gameplay has been horrid. And when graphics have been good gameplay has still been horrid. And again that's on average.
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SilentNegotiator  +   480d ago
"On average graphics has been more of a focus this gen than gameplay"

I must disagree. Online games have exploded this gen and made way for many, many new gameplay elements and modes. Games like Skyrim and Fallout 3/Vegas have pushed open world games. Games like Dark Souls tried our patience and looked faaabulouuuuus! doing it.

Graphics did NOT get in the way of gameplay.
Godmars290  +   480d ago
You're not even trying to comprehend the issue. That console gaming wasn't the similar to PC gaming or that most if not all the problems started up when once took over the other. You think player modding something like Skyrim and Fallout 3 moths after the games came out is same - exactly the same - as day-one releases.
Doctor_Freeman  +   480d ago
I agree 100%, there's some games that already look amazing but are boring as heck.

Gameplay>graphics

Not graphics>gameplay
Utalkin2me  +   480d ago
Such as? Which games?
Utalkin2me  +   480d ago
@Godmars290

"What about gameplay?"

How about you read the article and the other people that agreed with you, lol.
dantesparda  +   480d ago
Hm, i see the Wii defense force is in full force in this thread. "What about gameplay"? yeah, cuz Wii u and Wii are the pinnacle of gameplay and have all the good gameplay, while the graphically superior PS3 and 360 have so so, sucky gameplay. This argument is so pathetic. And we all know how much better Wii U's gameplay is over the current gen and quite possibly the next gen to. And graphics dont matter according the Wii fanboys, so why even come out with a graphically superior consoles? People need to shut up with the gameplay comment, most games nowadays play fine!
showtimefolks  +   480d ago
This time around since both companies are using off the shelf products so development should be easer and in 2-3 years games will be stunning when most developers will hav sufficient time to know the system inside out

Graphics matter I could careless what anyone says, graphics matter maybe not as much as the gameplay but I'd you have the best gameplay in a ugly world to play in it wouldn't be much fun, in a way gameplay/graphics go hand in hand

Can't wait to see what we will see at E3, here is my wish list of what I would like to see:

1-Want to see what valve is working on
2-Want to see want some other teams inside RockStar are working on maybe a new Midnight club? Bully 2 anyone? GTA HD collection? Table tennis 2 lol?
3-want to see just cause 3 and please please this time don't mess up the story, the story in JC2 sucked I mean have some sort of structure where it makes sense
4-cyber punk 2078
5-witcher 3. Also I would like to see witcher 1-2 on ps3 or ps4 along with witcher 1 on Xbox 360 or next Xbox
6-EA said few months back that they were holding a lot of new about new IP's and were waiting to show them on newer consoles so come on EA, we ready
7- Crash HD collection I know activision owns the rights now but I am hopeful one day we will at the very least get a HD collection of

Many publishers have said they have a lot of new stuff to show so make an impressions on us and 1st impression is usually the best one so try your best

Here is hoping this year's E3 is the best one ever
Bobby Kotex  +   480d ago
Next gen graphics are here.. on a PC.
bigrob904  +   480d ago
most of the time when there is a boost in graphics there is a boost in gameplay. most people fail to realize this however that gameplay and graphics can go hand in hand. now some things gameplay wise you can do with bad graphics is just that when you up those graphics you actually feel like your character is doing whatever it is that he is doing. no longer is the nife flooting in midair beside you're character's hands but they are holding it. this can be seen in other area's as well.
derseb  +   480d ago
Has there ever been a time where "the next generation of graphics" would not blow us away?
linkenski  +   479d ago
If it's EA, then no. Big companies tend to finance development of games they know are popular in terms of the playstyles they contain. If you want innovative gameplay then stick to indie games. Not saying there aren't exceptions though. Look at Rockstar's GTA IV DLC's and especially Ballad of Gay Tony that had some funny new ideas for mission design. Also Japanese games like Catherine are also interesting takes on how you can separate story and gameplay.
Divine  +   475d ago
first of all why am i on n4g and i dont see a post about the ps4 leak????
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MegaMohsi  +   480d ago
Crysis 3 on PC didn't blow me away and that's pretty "next gen" so we'll see.
extermin8or  +   480d ago
In it's defence it did have to cater to the aging consoles, plus crytek seemed to insist on the 60fps on pc as their main goal to get the great graphics and have the game run at 60+fps on PC. It's a trade off between the flaps and fidelity....
Anyway I can't wait for PS4 Killzone shadow fall and infamous second son both look like great games, watch dogs looks amazing and I'm kinda excited for AC4 :p
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MegaMohsi  +   480d ago
For me next gen wouldn't be just about higher resolutions, textures etc etc. I'd want some great looking/realistic physics, INTELLIGENT enemy/friendly AI and smoother/more realistic animations. I think that's what next gen would mean to me, if I really wanted the first part I can just buy a GTX 680 or 7970 and play games at 1600p but that to me is not next gen. I hope they can deliver!
LocutusEstBorg  +   480d ago
IT doesn't run at 60fps even with $2000 worth of GPUs.
extermin8or  +   480d ago
.... it really ought too... :S I've hear dpeople claiming they can for less than $2k-although I do take what people claim with a handful full of salt lol-but it doesn' look THAT amazing, nor is the AI anything too special and the physics seem pretty much the same as Crysis 2's.... Infact Farcry 3 is more technicaly impressive in my opinion considering the AI, open world, wildlife-and I have that on ps3...
jjb1981  +   480d ago
Waiting patiently for the PC gamers to chime in....
LightofDarkness  +   480d ago
And you can be sure that they will now that you've pre-emptively trolled them. That's like saying "I bet that ball will roll" after you kick it.
coolmast3r  +   480d ago
We're here. What do you want?
chaldo  +   480d ago
don't worry coolmast3r, he's just a jealous hater.
sourav93  +   480d ago
Leave him be. Let's get back to Planetside 2 ;)
Hazmat13  +   480d ago
im sure both NEXbox and PS4 will be great looking games. compare the first PS4 game to last kinda like when everyone said Uncharted drakes fortune was using all the power ps3 has to offer then you see Uncharted 3, another one halo 3 with halo 4. long live gaming!
jagstatboy  +   480d ago
It will be an improvement, but not the graphical leap we saw from PS2 to PS3.
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mydyingparadiselost  +   480d ago
I don't need prettier graphics so much as different games and better gameplay which looks so far to be the same as this gen
wishingW3L  +   480d ago
we haven't seen anything yet. Just first gen games and cross-generation games.
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mamotte  +   480d ago
What if I dont like realist graphics, and actually enjoy more watching Auditorium than, idk, Crysys? Will next gen graphics blow me away?
travelguy2k  +   480d ago
Then Knack will be a great option for you... But thats the point, Sony gives you lots of options.
Theyellowflash30  +   480d ago
Except in the jrpg category
extermin8or  +   480d ago
Awesome graphics and realistic aren't the same thing- cage like graphics describes it better I think as, if you get too realistic you're likely to tumble into the uncanny valley- I honestly don't think games need to look realistic... :p
mercyme   480d ago | Spam
SoulReaper2205  +   480d ago
I'm a serious PC gamer and think the graphics are amazing, but lets just give PS4 a chance and actually play it before calling it a crap console. I cant wait for PS4 as i feel consoles are made more for games than PCS are. plus the fact that PC's are nearly triple the price so of course PC's are better graphics, but are games only good depending on their looks?.
Conzul  +   480d ago
I'd prefer it if art-direction blew me away.
I'd like to see more games with a 20-40% cell-shade and otherwise very detailed. Like Journey, I guess.
TooTall19  +   480d ago
I'm ready to be blown.
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hduce  +   479d ago
There must be a lot of virgins in the house. They can't take a joke.
MasterCornholio  +   480d ago
Hmm Naughty Dog has already destroyed the myth that its impossible to have great gameplay and great graphics.

Say what you want fanboys but the PS4 will have great looking games with great gameplay without a gimmicky controller like the move, kinect or Nintendos version of an ipad.
Yodagamer  +   480d ago
As much as i agree that move/kinect/wii remote can be gimmick i don't see the wii u pad as a gimmick it includes everything the ps3/360 had (except analog triggers). You could say it has a touch panel, but so does the ps4 controller.
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mook1022  +   480d ago
As long as they keep bringing out games that challenge me, graphics will always just be an added bonus. So far games like Demons Souls and Dark Souls have done just that.

:)
Ck1x  +   480d ago
I hate when they over sell stuff like this, because if and when game X doesn't manage to sell a certain amount, then its the over zealous fanbases fault for giving into hype-mania when the game doesn't deliver on their promises!
MilkMan  +   480d ago
Zzzzzz.
Wake me up when they have other games BESIDES shooters and the gameplay is fun as hell.
This is a joke. NEXT-GEN! to play the same 'ol sh!t.

Meanwhile the hottest game right now are rouge-type games with Atari 2600 graphics.
leogets  +   480d ago
so what's difference in gameplay from ps2 to ps3? can't see a leap there. just better visuals, gameplay can only be so much.
MilkMan  +   480d ago
I don't know about everyone else. But I'm 41 (this year). I've seen every kind of shooter under the sun.

I want new and exciting games not the same stuff. They want my money, I want to see some new, fresh, innovative games that remind me of those mid-summer days where I wasted away my afternoons dreaming of all the possibilities.

Not Halo with better graphics, Killzone with better graphics, COD with better graphics, Battlefield with better graphics, Resistance with better graphics, Legendary with better graphics, Homefront with better graphics, Crysis with better graphics, Medal of Honor with better graphics....

I'll stop here.
WeAreLegion  +   480d ago
Then...don't buy those games. There are PLENTY of other games out. In fact, there are more games in more genres releasing now than ever before. What do you have to complain about?
Utalkin2me  +   480d ago
@MilkMan

Are you sure your 41? You act like a 15 year old with your original comment.
Qrphe  +   480d ago
>with Atari 2600 graphics

It's like you don't know what you're talking about.
MuhammadJA  +   480d ago
I'm already blown away by my PC. Let's see how the PS4 will blow me away.
sourav93  +   480d ago
"I'm already blown away by my PC" Get a water-cooling set-up then :P
Software_Lover  +   480d ago
Personally, I feel as if they will not blow me away.

***And no this is not an attack on console gamers****

I've been seeing high end graphics for a long time now.
Ck1x  +   480d ago
The margin of power just isn't there in these next consoles to make such a claim... Just look at the latest video of Shadow of the Eternals for WiiU & PC. As soon as the trailer came out people assumed that it must be running on PC hardware, but the 9min gameplay proved that it is indeed the WiiU build of the game. I only bring this up because it shows future promise for WiiU games and condemed the notion that PS4/720 games will look jaw dropping in comparison. Sure they will end up with more details and polish than future WiiU games, but people can't honestly say that what we've seen so far of PS4 has been jaw dropping! So I wish these developers would spend more time creating great software with innovative gameplay, rather then trying to sell everyone on the next polygons, RAM, bits, bytes and Tflop hype train. Its just getting old and its selling gamers short! Its like saying insert buzzword here and they'll buy it regardless.
Theyellowflash30  +   480d ago
We've already seen Killzone Shadow Fall....and I was not blown away. Now Monolith's new game X...Blew me away with the combination of GAMEPLAY & GRAPHICS.
Ck1x  +   480d ago
Which is why I'm more excited for Infamous SS than anything else on PS4 at the moment. The write up in GI has really sold me on this game but here's hoping that they have even more compelling games by e3!
WeAreLegion  +   480d ago
Game X? Are you being serious? It just looks like a higher resolution Xenoblade Chronicles...which is what it is. Nothing new. Old gameplay and Wii U graphics. That's it. I have a feeling you are slightly biased here.
Theyellowflash30  +   480d ago
Want me to explain all the things X does that other games don't? Or do you want to watch a video on it? Take your pick.

And don't kid yourself, X looks more than a "HD" Version of Xenoblade.

Related video
kingduqc  +   480d ago
I've been playing on pc at 2560*1440 for 2 year now, not going to be blown away by console for sure.
WeAreLegion  +   480d ago
You seem fun. -_-
brettski  +   480d ago
Hahaha well played!
sourav93  +   480d ago
Upscaled...not native (not saying that next gen consoles will support 2560*1440 natively in games)
kingduqc  +   480d ago
what?
thebigman  +   480d ago
I guarantee you will need to spend more than 2.5x the cost of the consoles in graphics cards to get the same graphical fidelity(as PS4/Next Xbox) @1440p.
sourav93  +   480d ago
Nevermind. I was being stupid. As you were.
Gardenia  +   480d ago
Graphics can be important for games. I cant wait to play GTA 6 or Fallout 4 on the next gen. But whats more important is the gameplay itself. I still enjoy playing games like Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy for the PS1
famoussasjohn  +   480d ago
Less talking, more showing us the amazing graphics/gameplay.
TuxedoMoon  +   480d ago
I don't think the leap from ps3 to ps4 will be that great. I wasn't blown away by the ps4's games. Shadowfall looked pretty, but didn't catch my interest. Dragons dogma/Deep down looked pretty...but that's a capcom game and I don't trust Capcom. Knack and the others didn't "blow me away" graphically at all.

Like the Wii-u, There really isn't anything I've seen with the ps4 that makes me want the system. I'll eventually get one in the future, but that depends on the games they have (I'll most likely get the wii-u before the ps4).
-MD-  +   480d ago
I care absolutely zero about graphics. I'm still playing snes games in 2013.

Dump all your texture money into making your game actually fun.
MidnytRain  +   480d ago
Lighting > textures.
PurpHerbison  +   480d ago
They will blow anyone away that has played consoles only. The problem is that the graphics have already been achieved on PC for awhile now and anybody who has seen those graphics will not be blown away.
sourav93  +   480d ago
*Sigh*...you don't get it...do you?
SonyPS4  +   480d ago
To most console only gamers, graphics matter only on console, while irrelevant on PC. They bash the Wii U for being "last gen" and then turn around and bash the most powerful and flexible gaming platform of all time for "costing 6K every 6 months and worrying about constant upgrades LOLZ!!!1"

Hypocrisy at it's finest, only in the wonderful world of video games!
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gedden7  +   480d ago
You see this is is the problem with gamers getting hyped vs devs thinking tech is the ONLY way to go.

Causuals/Ganers get hyped for graphics, dev think because we get hyped we will run to the store and pay 399-599 for systems. but what history tell us is that, THAT'S wrong! Its all about the games and how we play them. MS and Sony will be just about the same like they were last. Nintendo does their own thing. N is a gaming company so they focus on the games and how we play them but since they don't focus on the graphic and tech as MS and Sony (wasting money) Nintendo gets beat down from the media, teenage gamers, and editors who have media outlets and stock in tech and other companies.

Sony and MS rarely focuses on pure gameplay and mostly tries to push the boundaries of realistic graphics and processing.

I care about games and how I play them NOT just graphics. HELL i feel that games have come such a LOOOONG way from the atari days. Last Gen tech of xbox and ps4 graphics is good enough for me. Do I need graphics to make a game better NOOO! I need "games" to be better!
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ifritAlkhemyst  +   480d ago
The best game I've played all year was Hotline Miami. Nice graphics will only get you so far these days when your game plays like CoD.
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