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Submitted by Broll 468d ago | opinion piece

GTA V Might Just Prove that We Don’t Need Next-Gen Right Now

CCC Says: "We are on the brink of the next generation of gaming. The hype surrounding the PS4 and Xbox One is palpable, and you can hardly get on the Internet without some sort of contact with “the future of gaming.” But, while progress is an expectation in any technological industry, a move forward is typically only born of necessity due to hardware bottlenecks and limitations. Look, I’m just as excited as the next guy about the dawn of next-gen, but I can’t help but ask–Is it necessary?" (Grand Theft Auto V, PS4, Xbox One)

psych  +   468d ago
Sure, we don't need next-gen right now. We just need games companies to gamble $265 million dollars on a single game.

Admittedly GTA V isn't really a gamble, but smaller IP's would be.
vishmarx  +   468d ago
anyone who believes we truly begin with nex gen before fall 14 is deluding himself.
both ps4/xb1 have a pretty weak lineup so far.
also ,its no secret how most hardware/sofware faults occur in the first year
jmc8888  +   468d ago
Depends on what you mean.

Next-gen console starts in a couple of months. In terms of getting a full slate of games out that aren't rushed, true that won't be until next year.

But in terms of raw graphics, PC had 'next gen' many years ago.

So it all depends on what qualifiers you use.
kingPoS  +   468d ago
My PS3 is ready!
jmc8888  +   468d ago
GTAV looks like it has great motion capture. Not to be surprised. It by far looks like the best aspect of their graphics.

But the actual graphics in the commercials are seriously lacking.

Plus if you notice, they don't look like 1024x600 resolution either.

So I would say, for old consoles, if it looked like in the commercials, it would be good for last generation graphics.

But it's pretty obvious we're being sold a bill of goods with them showing something running off a PC, and parading that around as 360/PS3 versions.

I'd buy a PS4 version, so I'll just wait for a PC version.

It's going to be real interesting to see the reviews of the actual gameplay on PS3/360. Everything seems too good to be true for what those consoles can do.
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   468d ago
You do realise the resolution for standard TV is nowhere near the resolution of the game right? So no wonder it looks bad on commercials.

I think it looks impressive when you take into account its been made on current gen tech.
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xBigxBossx  +   468d ago
No. We NEED next gen!
Vip3r  +   468d ago
Release GTA5 on next gen consoles when re-write the article.
raresteak  +   468d ago
Of course we do.

No other game company transcends the laws of the industry's generations quite like Rockstar do and deliver on such an epic scale.
Npugz7  +   468d ago
You can't base next gen off of one game!!!! And not everyone is a grand theft auto fan! Yes I'm sure it's a kick ass game but its not going to stop people wanting true next gen consoles!!
Kurisu  +   468d ago
Agree completely. For me next gen won't start (personally) for me because there are still too many games coming out these last few months on ps3 that don't justify me spending out on next gen just yet. I'll move to ps4 when better deals such as more bundles etc appear mid to late 2014.
creeping judas  +   468d ago
There is always one last great game of a gaming generation as it is ending. I think GTA V will be that game this time around.
LightofDarkness  +   468d ago
Not at all. It's this generation's swansong, a parting gift to show everyone just how far we've come this generation, and give us hope for the future.
georgenancy  +   468d ago
why is everyone forgetting about beyond two souls
Nafon  +   468d ago
but we do...
medman  +   468d ago
Don't need next gen right now... Speak for yourself a$$hole.
vivid83  +   466d ago
we don't need it but its overdue. food water and shelter is what need everything else is a bonus ..... roll on next gen!!!

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