Why do we need new consoles?

When developer Naughty Dog released The Last of Us earlier this year, there was no shortage of people whose jaws dropped at the sight of the quality of its graphics.

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Zichu1628d ago

The Last of Us was a great game and did look amazing, but I'm pretty sure it had frame rate issues in some areas. Again, I can't remember if I had them, but I remember hearing other people had them.

This is why we need new consoles, even though the current consoles can achieve amazing graphics, it still struggles at displaying them at a steady frame rate.

I'm looking forward to the new consoles, being able to see amazing graphics, physics, AI and a steady frame rate.

FamilyGuy1628d ago (Edited 1628d ago )

I think the new console are more than just upgraded graphics, which seems to be the article writers suggestion. They are a fresh start, the extra power allows them to have more features, runs apps faster, implement ideas that aren't possible on current gen consoles.
In Sonys case they made their console easier to develop on as well as deep with "coding [close] to the metal" allowing devs to get even more out of the system than they would from a similarly spec'd PC.
They've also become very indie friendly and the ease of development helps. Self publishing is huge but with it being so easy to code for the PS4 the smaller devs don't have to fear the strange architecture like some might have with the PS3.

On top of all of this we needed new system because the console gaming industry was getting tired. Sales were going down and new consoles breathe life into the whole industry. There were a few games that did great this year but a lot fell flat (sales wise) this year because people have been ready to move on.

Kryptix1628d ago

The question has been asked many times and I think it's something everybody knows the answer to already.

If you have upgraded from one generation to a newer one, then you know the possibilities of what can be brought into a game opens up. For example, making a leap from the 2D era to 3D, how was that possible? With new hardware and it will always be like that. New hardware doesn't just mean a graphical improvement, it means the large leaps from A to B in physics, A.I., amount of objects in one screen, etc. It's always going to be an improvement and most people who have the money will end up upgrading their console at some point. There shouldn't be any questions of "why we don't need new consoles or why we do" because the answer is simple, it's for improvements and we don't want to stay behind. We're a generation of people always eager to try out the latest and best technology out there no matter what.

mkis0071628d ago

New stuff is awesome, that's why.

strickers1628d ago

Why do we want new TV's, phones, cars, computers etc. Improvement.

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Mikelarry1628d ago

Improvement... Pssshh i just get it to show off at the peasants that could not afford the latest gadget muhahahahaha :)

chrissx1628d ago

You took the words right outta my mouth lol

Roccetarius1628d ago

You could also ask the question ''Why do we need to be held back by old hardware?''.

Cueil1628d ago

This!.... why was this generation so effing long anyway?

KwietStorm1628d ago

"Why are we still doing this?"

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