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Xbox One and PS4 will turn open-world games into living-world games

BY STEVE RUYGROK: The Xbox One and PS4 are not only changing the way people see games, but the two systems are also changing the way we imagine what genres like an open-world game can be.

While these thoughts are nothing new to those who have seen the conference, this provides a preview into what developers are going to be able to do with open-world games.

The Xbox One and PS4 may not bring the biggest leap we've ever seen from a visual standpoint, but they sure are going to change, and are changing, the way consumers and developers look at what an open-world game can be.

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WrAiTh Sp3cTr31563d ago

Maybe the Xb1 but idk about PS4.

RuleNumber51563d ago

Haven't most signs been pointing toward both consoles being about the same from a capability standpoint? I could see both being able to do this, albeit in different forms.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31563d ago

Xb1 has 300,000 servers for devs to utilize just for what the article is talking about. Xb1 was built around that but I haven't heard of such a thing for PS4. I haven't heard of much of any of PS4's features actually.

RuleNumber51563d ago

Yeah no that's a good point. Hopefully we'll get to hear something from Sony at Gamescom. Seems like they are preparing themselves for some semi-big reveals/news. Hope info on that will come sometime soon.

KillrateOmega1562d ago (Edited 1562d ago )

To be fair, Sony does have Gaikai, an established player in the cloud market.

Gaikai is mainly being used for game storage and streaming, but Yoshida himself has already came out and said that they are capable of cloud computing.
http://www.polygon.com/2013...

Hopefully, Sony will speak more on the matter come Gamescom. The concept of living worlds is very exciting :)

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KillrateOmega1561d ago

Yeah, this is one area where even I have to admit that MS has the lead.

Gaikai may not be at same capacity as MS Azure, but at least it's better than nothing.

iiwii1561d ago

I do hope Sony will tell a bit more about their cloud gaming and how developers can use it. We have been given a few bits of info. The only developer I have heard mention it was the guys at Evolution Studios (Drive Club) in the interview at E3. They said they were building out their backend server on Sony's could that would push out updates to the game and keep you socially connected.. etc.

One of them said Drive Club will not be static and will be evolving from the server, so it sounds like they can do it. I don't know if it will take more effort, but as long as they can do it i'm okay. The main thing for me is to finally get some dedicated servers back for multiplayer. P2P sucks. Sony will probably always be behind MS in servers, just due to coming in late, but I think they can bring it up enough to satisfy most gamers.

Lunarassassin1562d ago

I have know idea how you can come to that conclusion. For one the ps4s hardware is already better and 2 only people with the internet always on will get a better experience than other xbox gamers.
That's without even mentioning the fact that the servers could easily just be to improve multiplayer games, microsoft hasn't said how well or how much the cloud actually does in anything, they're just hoping people will believe them.

joefrost001562d ago

Listen let me try to explain this to you
It doesn't matter if the ps4 is stronger in this case cause the xbox was made to do this in its Infrastructure so im pretty sure even if sony has the better hardward.in it this is something the xbox does better
Im sure sony will have it to just like im sure MS will be streaming games
They will be serviceable but not as good as the system that is made to do it

Lunarassassin1562d ago

That wasn't my point. My point was that as of yet microsoft can't prove anything. I'm not saying that the cloud won't do anything, just that as of yet there is no proof to show that it will affect individual gameplay experiences.