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Submitted by s8anicslayer 757d ago | opinion piece

Opinion – Kill Current-Gen

GI - "Both Sony and Microsoft have made it clear that, naming semantics aside, the impending dawn of next-gen gaming won't be the end of current-gen gaming. A lot of consumers were relieved to hear it, but I'll be counting down the days to when I can roll my current-gen systems up in an old carpet and chuck them off a bridge (in compliance with EPA guidelines, naturally). Like a decrepit king who has abdicated the throne to a younger, more competent successor, our current-gen consoles should be quietly and quickly snuffed out for the larger good of the kingdom." (Culture, PS3, Xbox 360)

Starbucks_Fan  +   757d ago
I'd like to see the PS3 last a few more years. It still has plenty of juice left.
guitarded77  +   756d ago
Yeah, Gran Turismo 6 will be huge for me. I'm getting PS4 at launch, but my PS3 isn't going away any time soon.

I'd like to see MS increase support for the 360 with 1st party titles. I expect CoD and the yearly 3rd party to be there for another year, but with only Fable HD the notable 1st party game in the cooker, I'm not as sure about long therm continued support. I just hope they don't pull a Nintendo and kill it off.

Either way, PS3 and 360 will get the bulk of their future games from 3rd party.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   756d ago
"I'd like to see MS increase support for the 360 with 1st party titles."

I have a really hard time seeing that happening. They'll support multiplats, arcade titles and possibly even F2P titles but full fledged AAA 1st party games will more than like end up on X1.

Or possibly even cross overs like Titan Fall.
snipab8t  +   756d ago
um titanfall
BattleAxe  +   756d ago
Destiny will probably be one of the last games I buy on PS3, but I intend to spend alot of time with that game.

I hope Sony manages to release at least a couple more good first party games for PS3 or PS3/PS4, over the next couple of years.

Yearly releases of Call of Duty, Battlefield, Assassin's Creed, and EA Sports titles should keep the system going for at least 3 more years.
Playstationologist  +   756d ago
Destiny will be a waste on current gen. The game will be a masterpiece on ps4.
BattleAxe  +   756d ago
I think it's a bit premature to be saying that the game will be a waste on current gen. There have been tons of awesome games on PS3, so why would that change now? When PS3 came along, I was still playing PS2 games that were really great, and I'm sure the same will happen with this transition.
thehitman  +   756d ago
I think Destiny will have much more features on ps4 due to better network structure of the ps4 over the ps3 @ battle. It will probably be still fun but it definitely wont be what the full experience should be like on the ps3. To add it wont look anywhere near it should as well on the ps3 compared to ps4. All destiny footage was ps4 footage.
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dcj0524  +   756d ago
Battlefield releases every 2 years though. And
Jaqen_Hghar  +   756d ago
Keep the multplats coming but exclusive support should pretty much stop. They've already done MUCH better than the other 2 by supporting their console for SEVEN SOLID years with first launches capped off by GoW: Ascension, LoU, Puppeteer, Beyond, Ratchet, and GT6 which is much better than Nintendo who basically had only Skyward Sword in the last couple years before WiiU came out and MS who basically had Gears Judgement and Halo 4 in the last couple years of 360.
Chrischi1988  +   756d ago
This article is dumb. The guy really says, that games like Killzone or Dead Rising are not able to run on current gen. The thing is, they are not developed for current gen, but nobody can tell me, that with lowered graphics and all, that it would not run, hell, on the original Wii ran CoD Modern Warefare 3. Of course not with that resolution and all, but nobody can tell me, that the gameplay of Killzone wouldnt be possible on a PS3, if developed for^^

This again shows me, what people expect when they say next gen, but truth to be told, next gen only means, getting the newest games, with improved graphics over current gen. I mean, what in the physics department of Killzone, is not possible on current gen, if we only talk about the gameplay, not the high graphics of course.
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guitarded77  +   756d ago
It's not just graphics. Even more than graphics, is moving objects. For example, a game like Knack may (notice I say "may") not be able to run on current hardware in it's current form, even with lower rez textures and what not. Knack is made up of so many parts in his largest form that the PS3 may not be able to run the game. I also don't know that Dead Rising 3 would be able to run with so many zombies on screen.
Chrischi1988  +   756d ago
Of course it can, you can always downscale. Really now, it has nothing to do with this. You can see more zombies, with that kind of physics maybe, that is all. Gameplay wise it is always possible and to think it aint, just shows, how deep the companies have affected you on the whole Next Gen thing. Next Gen, is the same as last gen, with better graphics, disagree with it al you want, but it is just that.
Playstationologist  +   756d ago
good riddance to bad rubbish
Vanfernal  +   756d ago
It's probably gonna happen with MS, but not for Sony. Sony has always made good of their promise of supporting their systems. They said that the PS3 would have a 10 year life span and I'm sure they will deliver. Heck! The last PS2 game came out in 2013! I think it's wise to support the people who supported your system throughout the years while they can slowly transition to the current gen. Just pulling the plug will only hurt gamers.
Enigma_2099  +   756d ago
...whatever happened to waiting until you maxxed out the systems? Don't you want to see the PS3 drop down to $99? Aren't you curious to see what devs pull out of their sleeves during the twilight years of the consoles? Are you THAT MUCH of a graphics whore that you want to put them out to pasture already?
rainslacker  +   756d ago
Unfortunately, history rarely favors devs making something that pushes the system further to such a degree after the next gen starts. Most of those devs move onto the next gen, because there is more power to work with.

Not saying some great games haven't come out for the prior gen after new gens release, just that they don't tend to be pushing the envelope that much. Any PS2 game released after the PS3 was out a year was just to satiate the rather sizable install base that existed around the world, and mostly consisted of casual titles and sports games.
Enigma_2099  +   756d ago
And if they would take that extra power and do something truly impressive with it, maybe that would help to justify their stance. But rarely does it go past better graphics, or "oooh, look how many moving objects we can put onscreen."

Granted, not everyone is gonna make the effort. You're right about that. But I have always, and will always see the rush to next gen as an excuse to keep you paying full price for whatever console they're trying to sucker you into buying next.
AceBlazer13  +   756d ago
you that. i'll be enjoying my ps4 and my ps3 with all its coming exclusives. not to mention ps+ on ps4 is gonna be mostly indies the first few years(feel bad getting indies free) the ps3 has another reason to stay. what benefit is there in getting rid of your console ?

Kingdom Hearts 2.5
Jojo's All Star Battle
South Park- Stick of Truth
Dragon Ball Z - Battle of Z
Tales of Xillia 2
Tales of Symphonia
Lightning Returns

just a few reasons why current gen shouldn't die and why you shouldn't get rid of your current gen system, especially ps3 owners.
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Main_Street_Saint  +   756d ago
I'm still enjoying the PS3 and 360 myself. If everyone else wants to migrate to the newer consoles, let them; I'll move on, on my own time.
tigertron  +   756d ago
The sooner developers focus on next-gen games the better.
alexkoepp  +   756d ago
I'll agree with the opinion. As long as current gen stuff is around and making 6 versions of the same game quality is going to suffer. Take all of these cross gen games and not one of them looks as good as Ryse and Killzone... Get rid of PS3 and 360, they have well overstayed their welcome going on as the longest generation, and don't let PS4 and X1 pull the same crap, we need new hardware twice a decade not once...
unjust75  +   756d ago
Sure it's great to get a couple more years with current gen, but the problem is when will I see my new gen games. It seems like every console generation begins with a ton of cross platform games. Unfortunately this isn't fare to the people who just spent hard earned money for a new experience. Most console life cycles are around 5 years, which has aloud for a slightly smooth transition. However this time it has taken 8 years for a new console to hit the market and all they have to show is a handful next gen titles. I think It's a bit much to ask for such exspensive consoles without providing good software to go with it. I feel the last gen consoles should get a lot less attention and focus more on future gen. We deserve it we waited long enough.

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