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Submitted by Chupa-Chupa 888d ago | opinion piece

We Could’ve Waited A Few Years For PS4 and Xbox One

TQ author writes: With next generation gaming consoles only months away from release, there have been many great games shown to help consumers understand and visualize next-gen gaming for both the PS4 and Xbox One. Gameplay is typically the most important thing to gamers, however, nothing really says next-gen better than amazing looking graphics. It has happened a few times in gaming, that OMG effect that leaves people with their jaws dropped. Unfortunately this upcoming generation is not on of those times… yet. (Next-Gen, PS4, Xbox One)

Prcko  +   888d ago
yeah,let's w8 till 2020 -.-
no,this was alrdy 2 long
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camel_toad  +   888d ago
Yeh its obvious from games like The Last of Us that graphically speaking the only thing holding back developers is the current hardware.

The ps3 and xbox have been sucked dry. Time to move on.
bullymangLer  +   888d ago
games arent just bout grafix, plus Resi 1 remake for gamecube LOOKS more skill than Last of Us < fact

We can most certainly wait longer for ps4 xbone like we supposed to.

Nintendo with out of the blue wiiU reveal are the ones to blame for these rushed machines . cool huh
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Donnieboi  +   888d ago
@BullyMangler; The RE 1 remake used pre-rendered CG backgrounds and lighting techniques to look that good. Plus, by freeing up the hardware's power by using pre-rendered backgrounds, it allowed them to push the polygonal prowess of the Gamecube to make extremely high-poly-count 3d models for the few things that even WERE actually 3d (characters, zombies, a couple of items, etc)

So THAT is why it looked so good (even by today's HD standards). It's all smoke and mirrors man. That doesn't mean that current or next gen isn't more powerful than the ps2, NGC, and Xbox (original) generations.
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Eidolon  +   887d ago
Why can't we go back to those days, though? Why does everything have to be so graphical and rendered in real-time if it already looks amazing.... FF7-9, RE1-3, Parasite Eve....etc.. omg, they all used pre-rendered backgrounds, and they looked so good back in the day(and there were better looking games at that time), and are STILL awesome to play, the dated graphics don't phase most true gamers...
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dedicatedtogamers  +   888d ago
The problem is that Sony is the only one supporting the older consoles. You can't keep a generation going if most of the key players aren't making games for their consoles anymore.

Nintendo stopped supporting the Wii after SkyWard Sword and Kirby Return to Dreamland. Microsoft slowed - but didn't stop - core support for 360 in 2010 when they shifted focus to Kinect. The last "core" 360 game was GoW:Judgement several months ago...nothing since then.

EDIT @ below

WoT is a port. How is that support? Titanfall's port on 360 is being handled by a different team. And Project Spark is on the 360? News to me. Apparently you don't understand the concept of what supporting your console means. Third-party game support is exactly the opposite of "supporting your own console".
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No_Limit  +   888d ago
"The problem is that Sony is the only one supporting the older consoles."

What are you talking about? The World of Tank, Titanfall, Project Spark, every third party game support imaginable and introducing a new slim model, I call that support. I just got State of Decay a few days ago as well.
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Foliage  +   888d ago
The 360 had gotten to a "State of Decay" years ago.
bullymangLer  +   888d ago
(Donnie boi)

yyep, capcom was being creative

. it still takes UNIQUE skills to do what they did with Resi 1 remake . .lots of skill <

is not just some lazy trick this game . .those aren't just pictures, them pre-rendered's are actually alive, they move, they breathe.

. . . theres even parts in that game that arent pre-rendered that look ps3, like the snake boss, the in game water, the sharks from tank = marvelous. no tricks just skills .

even you said . " by freeing up the hardware's power by using pre-rendered backgrounds, it allowed them to push the polygonal prowess of the Gamecube to make extremely high-poly-count 3d models" = genius skillz
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B-radical  +   888d ago
We already waited a few years for them! screw this article
Bigpappy  +   888d ago
Yea. I play very little now because Game don't emerge me enough anymore. The all fell dated because of the limitations. I need my games to fell more advanced that what I played 6 years ago. I was ready for an upgrade about 2 yrs ago. Let get going. People who want to stay with current gen do not have to upgrade. Those consoles will be well supported if they don't.
CrimsonStar  +   888d ago
I agree , About two years ago I started to get the next gen itch really bad.
shivvy24  +   888d ago
yea, i think it was after uncharted 3 that i felt that
USMC_POLICE  +   888d ago
I see we can't spell
3-4-5  +   887d ago
If people expect it to be like going from SNES to N64 every single time then they will be disappointed.

The jumps from earlier gens were more noticeable because the polygons were so noticeable we could count them with our own eyes.

Things are more complex now and it's harder for the average person to notice a difference.

If you look closely, there will be plenty of small things in games this gen that will make you say " F*** yea that was awesome" and it won't be because of some huge douchey michael Bay explosion...

If will be because of some minor detail that you never thought would be included in the game and having it look that realistic.
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Godmars290  +   888d ago
No. We should have waited for the PS3 and 360. That/this console cycle was rushed and broken.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   888d ago
SO TRUE! this is the first generation where i have had or heard of console failures,its was unheard of,then half of the games that came out were unfinished.
B-radical  +   888d ago
I remember when my ps3 fatty died it did last a good 2 years but i still wasnt happy My xbox 360 harddrive screwed up had to buy a new one wasn't happy....I hope with the new architecture there isnt many problems this time round
CrimsonStar  +   888d ago
Never thought about that .I....I... have to lay down .
KillrateOmega  +   888d ago
We Could’ve Waited A Few Years For PS4 and Xbox One

Game devs had already been hitting a plateau with what could be done with current-gen tech. An upgrade would have been and is very much appreciated.
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thedon8982z  +   888d ago
While I am personally ready to upgrade my ps3 to ps4..I do feel like with the ps3 it could have used one more year of being maxed out...I do however relies that because of xbox360 being fully maxed and dying software wise and multiplatform developers wanting new hardware the show must continue(AT-LEAST FOR THE GENERAL HEALTH OF INDUSTRY)!!! SO F&$K IT...LETS ROLL= 4>1!!!!
aviator189  +   888d ago
nope, i'm ready for them. :)
mochachino  +   888d ago
No, the wait has been too long already.
Foxgod  +   888d ago
Heck no, current gen dragged out too long, it went stale.
I am glad a fresh wind is coming soon.
mxrider2199  +   888d ago
you should buy a ps3 sometime you would still have games to play instead of halo 4 anf forza 4 and gow judgement all of which were boring after the month you played them
Hicken  +   888d ago
A PS3 would have kept it fresh for you.
PositiveEmotions  +   888d ago
I waited long enough i want my ps4 already along with an extra controller and ps4eye and knack
AnteCash  +   888d ago
What would xbots play all those years, damn its dry out there on xbox now let alone few years down the road.

Like a cactus in a desert, no one would touch it.
SpinalRemains138  +   888d ago
Few more years?

What would everyone on 360 play for a few more years? Ass Creed and Cod?

The 360 hasn't had a real exclusive in like 3 years, and the thought of waiting another 3 might be the most unintelligent thought I've ever heard.

PS3 still has some exclusives coming out but it too needs an upgrade.

Same rules apply to next Gen as beer and Star Wars.
Always more
hellvaguy  +   888d ago
Some sonyfanbots like you, sure are insecure and just cant help whining whenever possible.

Both systems needed an overdue upgrade and it was time. And it's still 6 months away!
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mxrider2199  +   888d ago
he didnt say they needed an upgrade he said xbots need it especially bc of their lack of games for the past few years has been unacceptable
SpinalRemains138  +   887d ago
When you consider facts whining, you're a douche fanboy.

Prove me wrong rather than insult me.

Name one blockbuster exclusive on 360 that had come along in the last 3 years. Just one.
Bigpappy  +   888d ago
PS fanboy looking to start a fight. Get a good naughty dog game and just go nutt about having exclusives. Enjoy you game fellows. We all saw it got great reviews. Congrats!
Foliage  +   888d ago
Enjoy your..... umm....

I guess you can get a head start watching tv; that looks to be the future for xbox anyway......
SpinalRemains138  +   887d ago
A fight?

Great job addressing the facts.
hellvaguy  +   887d ago
The "facts" which are opinions presented as "facts", really aren't facts at all. There is a difference.
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GodGinrai  +   888d ago
heeeell fuckin no! I been waiting three years for these consoles. Im ready to replace my PS360 AND throw a wiiU in the mix.
hellvaguy  +   888d ago
I can see why some people like WiiU for some games on it, but it's about to become even less significant because next-gen devs are going to be even less likely to make games for it since they didn't go with a x86 cpu like pc's, ps4, and xbone.
GodGinrai  +   887d ago
I dont care what other devs make for the WiiU. I got xbox and playstation for that. I want a WiiU for nintendo games. They got some good exlusive third party games coming too:
BitbyDeath  +   888d ago
I like the 7 year cycle, although this one blew out a bit.
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fastNslowww  +   888d ago
@the guy who wote the article. GO FUCK YOURSELF!

Jaqen_Hghar  +   888d ago
A man feels we waited the right amount of time. This gen is hitting it's plateau this year with LoU (incredible maybe best of gen) and GTA5 being just 2 of an awesome year of games on PS3 and its great franchises have had their trilogies. Also PS3 finally passed 360 so the next gen can start (while PS3 catches Wii)
KwietStorm  +   888d ago
Uh we did wait a few years already, 7 and 8 to be exact. I've been gaming since Intellivision, and I can't remember a time when so many bloggers were so hesitant to move on. These consoles are old. Yes, there may be some great games coming out in this great calendar year of gaming, but I'm overdue for some new experiences. The new consoles can do SO much more, while at the same time, not impeding you from enjoying current games. I haven't been this excited for a new generation in quite a while, and Dreamcast was the last system I bought at release. It's actually kind of annoying seeing people say we don't need new consoles. Well at what point is it supposed to happen? It's already been longer than average.
hellvaguy  +   888d ago
Longer than average? Try the longest gap in the history of all consoles.
grimmweisse  +   888d ago
In terms with what experienced developers can do with limited hardware yes, but with so much potential with updated hardware I would mostly say no it can't wait much longer.

An overly long cycle in console gaming holds back PC gaming, so now having the PS4 and Xbox One running more in line with PC architecture can only be a good thing as we should be seeing a much better fidelity in titles, and not too many shoddy ports.
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worldwidegaming  +   888d ago
Still waiting for Avatar graphics in my games in real time. Until then next generation is fine with me. I just hope the games match the hardware.
I totally agree with grimmweisse. No more holding back to keep console owners happy! If you have the cash you will enjoy the best, for everyone else there is Next gen! Its going to be a "Win,Win" for everyone.
shivvy24  +   888d ago
no , it was this generation that came out too early !
airgangstarr  +   888d ago
i cant wait till november this guy wants to wait another couple years theyve hit a graphics wall maybe its jus not possible to look much better anymore which with me is fine make the gameplay better an stop with the sequels when ur gettin past the 5th installment of a game why not make a new game
310dodo  +   888d ago
This Gen went stale.

Next $65 game I buy and play will be Watch Dogs day 1 on PS4.

Literally playing SNES and gameboy advance emulators til PS4 launch.
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hellvaguy  +   887d ago
Theres tons of great digital games and steam your missing out on.
Shad0wRunner  +   888d ago
The funny thing is...

Before Gen 8 was even announced, I remember everyone saying "I dont want new tech. PS3 and 360 are still in their prime. Look at the great games like Uncharted and Halo. This gen still has a lot of life in it and can go another 3-5 years. It's too early for new hardware. Im happy with my PS3 and 360 and Wii. Next gen consoles can wait..."

Now everyone is singing a totally different tune, huh? LOL
310dodo  +   887d ago
i gotta say this is true
gazgriff2k12  +   887d ago
umm if we waited another year we could of had DDR4 and GDDR6 in the next gen consoles maybe?
greedybear88  +   887d ago
I need PS4 now :)
MarkM  +   887d ago
Am sorry I can't agree with you, see I have this problem where am the type of person that like to have his thing update every so often. I've waited 8 & 7 years patiently I need my new updated stuff now, this year at the latest.
sephiroth420  +   887d ago
i cant agree either, i couldnt have waited much longer, my ps3 is on its way out, i think the disc drive is abit fucked, and i refuse to buy another ps3, so it looks like a 2013 early 2014 purchase of a new console for me xD why would we want to wait? even phones are getting better than the ps3 and 360 consoles well specs wise anyway.
GABRIEL1030  +   887d ago
LOL, 8 years aren't enough ?
Steadyhndz  +   887d ago
It's articles like this one that have made me less active on N4G.

All the writers for these websites are just making articles that aren't based on their actual opinion. They just think of an article title that will make people click on it for the views and possible ad revenue they'll make off of it.

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