Editorial: Will the next-gen launch be a disaster?

Sean Knight isn't sold on the idea that the next-gen consoles are ready for launch. Read on to find out why.

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wishingW3L1618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )

and here we go with the second stage after the hype articles: The Doom & Gloom.

TomShoe1618d ago

LOL! Keep trying Knight.

SeanDKnight1618d ago

It's not meant to be an opinion centered around Doom & Gloom but one of caution given the performance of the current generation with the 360 and PS3.

The PS4 and XB1 are much more powerful and complex that involved Sony and Microsoft racing to the finish line as it were.

OrangePowerz1618d ago

It launched and it wasn`t a disaster.

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juggulator1618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )

The PS4 is definitely ready. I've been uploading and sharing screenshots and video of KZ:Shadowfall all day. It's an absolutely amazing game console.

ruefrak1618d ago

Microsoft and Sony both made the same decision: start production when the hardware was ready because the software can always be updated. The result is that while a day one patch will be required, at least you'll have a console on day one. The alternative would mean hardware shortages across the board and nobody would have gotten one at launch.
Personally I'm more than fine with having to download a patch at launch than having the consoles in short supply that I'd never get one.

SeanDKnight1618d ago

Not so in the case of the XB1. Did you forget Microsoft's original plan was that it was to be an always-on device? The patch for it is a result of Microsoft doing a complete turnaround on the original concept.

mydyingparadiselost1618d ago

Actually there already is a patch for the Xone, the MoonlightSwami guy downloaded one and it was NOT the day one DRM patch. All the new systems, including the WiiU, rely on patches for their hardware just like the generation we're leaving. It's unfortunate the industry has gotten to a point of having to release hardware and even games that will refuse to funtion properly without after release patching but for now it is what it is.

Battlefieldlover1618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )

Mine worked fine. I'm downloading the plus stuff now even though it says psn is undergoing maintenance. I played shadow fall first and it didn't sound "like a jet engine". I had a extra rubber circle thing that came from a tv I no longer have and fit perfectly and discreetly under the "wobble" corner. I'm happy as hell the ps store is quick and I got better connection speeds in the test them I ever did with my ps3. This wasn't a disaster in the least and I hope mass panic and trolls die down soon. I don't want to have to read the same things when xbox one launches. Electronics fail my friends and if you buy either console at the minimum you have a year to get a new one, let's try and be adults here.

SOD_Delta1618d ago

Yeah. Mine was DOA, but at least I'll be getting another unit from Sony in 1-3 weeks. It sucks though I was excited to play it.

Battlefieldlover1618d ago

Ohh I know man. Genuinely sorry bro. I wish things had a zero percent failure rate... Maybe then there would be no wars....haha probably not :)

kewlkat0071618d ago

Let's just say the review s haven't been that great now and the console problems software or hardware has not helped..

If your ps4 is 'A' okay then you'll be having a grand of weekend but those that purchased online that have issues are out of luck this weekend.

To make things worst, just like when the hottest phones come out and yours is defective, you have to wait for more shipments to get replacements. ..or wait for repairs from manufacturers.

I'll be praying next week for my xbox one. Xbox owners sure know the feeling.

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