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Metro Dev: “We Welcome the New Consoles to Join the “Generation” We’re Already in on PC”

It was a bit of a crazy day today, what with the curtain finally pulled back on the Xbox One (Chandler wants everyone to use the X-Bone shorthand) and a Twitter account for the Call of Duty dog killing it after just a few hours of existing. - PSLS

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TrendyGamers1076d ago

Definitely a PSN deal worth taking advantage of, even if it's just to save a little on a PS+ membership.

sarcastoid1076d ago

That's funny (read:Sad) because the new generation starts with the consoles, whether pc gamers want to believe that or not. The fact is, PC games will only be as impressive as the console version they were (likely) ported from. Yes, there can be higher resolution textures and some DX11 stuff, but at the core, they're current gen games. I say this because I know. I am a PC gamer. (Twist ending!)

AznGaara1076d ago

This is true. Higher resolutions aren't everything. Why is it now, when the next gen of consoles are coming, we get new engines. Look at it: Unreal4, Cryteck3, Frostbite 3, Capcom and Square Enix's new engine. Developers of multiplatform games program for the lowest common denominator. THAT IS FACT. The next gen of gaming starts now.

--Onilink--1076d ago

eh.... no. The only thing that I would agree on is that most PC game developers will not create new engines to fully take advantage of all the tech, until new consoles come out. However, even within those engines, there have always been a HUGE difference in graphical quality.

Not sure how much we will see this gen, but at least thats how it has always been in the past

sarcastoid1076d ago (Edited 1076d ago )

You agreed with the main point I was making, then.

--Onilink--1076d ago

yes, i do agree with that point, but i dont agree that they are current gen games, because most of the time, those new features added to the PC games are what end up defining what the Next Gen will be, kinda like DX11.

Brucis1076d ago

>That's funny (read:Sad) because the new generation starts with the consoles, whether pc gamers want to believe that or not.
That's true.

>The fact is, PC games will only be as impressive as the console version they were (likely) ported from.
That's not. If you took the console version of a game and put it side-by-side with the PC version, the Pc version is almost always better, be it something simple like FPS, to something like resolution and textures, to even physics like in Borderlands 2. Not to mention the fact that PC games aren't just console ports.

>Yes, there can be higher resolution textures and some DX11 stuff, but at the core, they're current gen games.
What exactly, then, is a current or next generation game? The amount of times I've heard people dismiss the Wii U as not next-gen for being not as powerful as its competition is staggering, and yet people say power isn't what determines next-gen when PC comes into play. Which is it, is power the deciding factor or not? Also, please explain what a current-gen and next-gen games are.

>I say this because I know. I am a PC gamer. (Twist ending!)
Which has no relevance. I'm a PC and console gamer, does that magically make me more of an expert than you seeing as how I have experience with both? No.

sarcastoid1076d ago

My main point: developers don't go all out on brand new engines (and even new approaches to current franchises) until new generations start. There are exceptions, of course, but in general this is true. And it's dictated by the launch of next-gen consoles, not ever-evolving PC hardware.

Letros1076d ago

You missed his point, next Gen capable hardware is already in players hands on PC.

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kingduqc1076d ago

By the time of release a mid end gpu will have about 2-3 time the gpu power of the next gen that we will be stuck for the next 7 years...

CaulkSlap1076d ago

At least there's going to be a new lowest common denominator. Right now every multiplat is limited in designed by 8 year old 360/PS3 hardware.

SilentNegotiator1076d ago

Assuming people run out and get the latest mid-end GPUs, or even mostly have mid-end GPUs.

And looking at Steam data, you'll see that's a million lightyears away from the truth.

AznGaara1076d ago

Why is that picture so funny lol.

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