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Submitted by SuburbanHell 520d ago | opinion piece

Current Gen or Next Gen: When should a game be released on both sets of consoles?

Default Prime editor Mike Patuleia takes a look at the upcoming game schedule for the PS3 and XBox 360 and wonders why, with publishers looking to only maximize profits these days, are there are some games only coming out on the current generation? (Batman: Arkham Origins, Battlefield 4, EA, Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, PS4, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

o-Sunny-o  +   520d ago
Last of Us! ^~^
josephayal  +   520d ago
TLOU PS4? your words make me cry
SuburbanHell  +   520d ago
I don't know, o-Sunny-o may be onto something. With the ridiculously great reviews the game is getting, Sony would be wise to put out a next-gen version. Sure everyone will have played the hell out of it by the time the PS4 launches, but with the game being as good as it is, I'm sure many would love to revisit, especially if they had to trade in their PS3 to help afford their PS4.
CoolBeansRus  +   520d ago
answer to article: Developers need money and there is more money in this gen then next gen. Duh. Why would you make it exclusive to next gen when there are millions more still on current gen?
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SuburbanHell  +   520d ago
Point of article wasn't saying shove everything to exclusive to next gen, but why keep it exclusive to current gen when there's more money to be had if a game is released on both generation's consoles.
Larry L  +   520d ago
Luckily, where we are gaming technology wise, even the old hardware (PS3, 360 and WiiU) is adequate enough that developers can now almost always release for both old and new hardware, and both demographics of gamer can experience a full and satisfying "good" game. Most gaming experiences right now and in the next couple/few years will be perfectly doable on both, with the only real drawbacks are lower quality graphics and maybe a slower framerate.....but stiill a fine experience.

Only the future games that will be REALLY showcasing new hardware will you see games just not possible on PS3 and 360 without being cut to pieces. But imo, pretty much gone are the days when a gamer like me will get conned into the PS2 port of GRAW2 for example (*shudders*), expecting it to be the same game just with downgraded graphics and less people online. The PS360 version of CoD Ghost and BF4 for instance, truly will be just downgraded graphics and less people online. They aren't going to be chopped up, useless games that no one would really want to play like GRAW2 on PS2 was.

It's certainly time for next-gen hardware, but that's really only because PS3 and 360 have so little RAM. If they both had like 4Gb, they'd both hardly be maxed out yet even.......at least imo considering how much devs can do with what little is there now.
GodGinrai  +   520d ago
A game should be released on as many platforms that can host it IMO. unless of course its first party.
CaulkSlap  +   520d ago
Personally I hope every major title from 2014 on is only PS4/XBO/PC. PS3/360 will be 7/8 years old when the new consoles come out. Technology has advanced a lot in that time and it would be nice to see the big games fully utilizing it. The problem with releasing on older systems as well is that the basic game design gets limited to that hardware (and 512mb ram). I've been playing PS3/360 games at higher resolution and fidelity on PC for years. It's the core game that needs improving now.
BLAKHOODe  +   520d ago
By Fall 2014 on the biggest AAA releases, by Fall 2015 for all others. The last thing I want to see is developers holding back on what they can do with the PS4 and XboxOne's power, because they want the PS3/360 versions to look and play the same in comparison.
Sayai jin  +   520d ago
Wow! Actual journalism. Talking about something logical instead of a flame article.

This is a good question. I have looked at the list of PS4 and X1 games that will be released on the PS4 and 360 as well. The list seems to gravitate towards the bigger titles of course. My questions is can you play against someone on CoD...one on PS4 and the other on a PS3.
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SuburbanHell  +   520d ago
Thank you. :)

You know, that's an excellent point you bring up, they have not mentioned whether or not PS3/PS4 or 360/XBone players can play together. That would be interesting to see, I would hope we could so that our friends who haven't upgraded yet could still play with us, but given how these networks tend to not play nice with each other there's a sad likelihood that won't be possible.
Sayai jin  +   520d ago
Keep up the good work!
3lectricpancake  +   519d ago
Fallout 4 :)

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