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Submitted by crock7owu10 128d ago | news

'The Division' dev on buying an Xbox One or PS4: 'I play games, not brands'

One of the biggest games that was unveiled at E3 this past June was Tom Clancy's The Division and an extremely common question that consumers, journalists, developers are throwing around is, will you buy an Xbox One or PS4?

While answers to this can cause some uproar from extreme fans of both consoles, The Division's lead game designer Mathias Karlson gave a smart answer to the Xbox One vs. PS4 question. (PC, PS4, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Xbox One)

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The_Infected  +   128d ago | Well said
Well that's your opinions. I play the cheaper better experience. Which is PS4. I will not pay $100 more for weaker hardware and Kinect which I don't care about at all.
malokevi  +   128d ago | Well said
So, if I am understanding you correctly, you play brands, not games?

Because you prefer one, the thought of gaming on the other fills you with dread and terror?

Are you telling yourself that all Xbox exclusive games aren't worth your time? Are you going to bang off an itemized list of Xbox One exclusives, making snarky off-base comments as you address each one?

Just out of curiosity, is all. Harmless questions, is all.
Insomnia_84  +   128d ago
When it comes to games, everyone knows Sony has an unmatched gang of studios pumping out GOTYS every single year with unique experiences and some even winning technical recognition awards.

When choosing one console, the choice is obvious.
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TheUltimateGamer  +   128d ago | Well said
@Insomnia: You say that as though Sony is the only company making good games. I have both systems and can honestly say I prefer the Xbox One at this point. Maybe that'll change in the future due to quality of titles but I wouldn't be so quick to judge that "the choice is obvious." Both systems have their strong points and make amazing games. This generation of consoles is phenomenal, regardless of your fanboyism.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   128d ago | Well said
"I play the cheaper better experience. Which is PS4."

"So, if I am understanding you correctly, you play brands, not games?"

Nice straw man bro, keep it classy.
@TheUltimateGamer
Notice how you said right now, If we are to compare track records its obvious Sony has the better one when it comes to supporting their home consoles in the long term. Now if you spent 400/500 dollars on a console just for some launch games than by all means, carry on. But if you want to be supplied with great games throughout the life span of the console on a consistent basis than the PS4 is the obvious route. I'm not going to sugarcoat that, it is what it is.
@Article "I dont, play brands I play games" good for you, if that's the case I'm assuming you didn't have a 360 or a Wii for the latter part of their respective lifespan correct?
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darthv72  +   128d ago
My loyalty lies with the hobby in general. i may have preferences when it comes to which system to get a game for but i am an equal opportunity gamer.

i play the games not the systems. the system is just the means to play the games which is unavoidable. if there is a game i want and it is only for 1 platform then guess what.....i get that platform. the trade off is now i have access to many more games on said platform that might not be available on the others as well.

playing the field has been my way to game. It aint cheap being a console gigalo but nobody ever said this was a cheap hobby. Fun and relaxing at times but never cheap.
ForgottenProphecy  +   128d ago
Not many people can afford both consoles, so a choice has to be made. I would expect somebody developing a game for two consoles to own those two consoles.
Eonjay  +   128d ago
@malokevi

If I understand him correctly he is saying that he want games and not Kinect which is a brand of high tech cameras. Why should he pay for it if he only wants games? He isn't the only one who feels that way. Is Kinect free? Do you have to pay for it BEFORE you can get to the games?
zeal0us  +   128d ago
I am Glorious God Gamer, we hold no loyalty to any brand.

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scott182  +   128d ago
I play games at higher resolution...
Sevir  +   128d ago
No He Plays games, on the Brand he deems quality, like everyone else who enjoys the experience they get from their favorite brand! It's not a hard concept! Some people love apple, some love Samsung, some love HTC, Some Love LG, Sony, MS, Nintendo.

Sure the fanboys take it extreme, and they are extremely passionate about their brands. And that's alright

To say you play games and not brands is very pretentious and self righteous. It's fine if you're not a fanboy. But this play games not brands is silly!
aiBreeze  +   128d ago
I've always believed that real gamers don't take sides however after what Microsoft have tried to pull initially, I can certainly understand why gamers would feel brand loyalty towards Sony as from announcement up until this day, they've been about games and gamers. I for one, will be cheering for Sony, not because I'm a Sony fanboy but because I respect their vision for the PS4 a lot more than Microsoft's for the Xbox One. Still, as a gamer I'm about the games and I won't let my respect for Sony stop me from buying an Xbox One in the future simply because if I did, I'd almost certainly be missing out on some quality gaming experiences.
Joe913  +   128d ago
Nothing wrong with playing brands at all it is how you act about it that matters to me if you act like your brand is better than everthing else then something is wrong with you and the reason why I say nothing wrong with playing brands is this: I love Uncharted, Infamous, God of War, The Last of Us those are on the Sony brand so if I want to continue playing the next gen of those games I have to go with the Sony brand same thing goes for someone who likes Halo and Gears will stick with Xbox brand nothing wrong with that at all some ppl buy both but I wont spend $900 bucks on game consoles.
Irishguy95  +   128d ago
I'll keep this short, I wholeheartidly expected the XB1 to have worse games than the Ps4. Its just not the case. Both the systems have solid exclusives on the way. IF you buy a Ps4 - You are playing it safe. Sony WILL provide exclusives throughout the whole gen. If you go with microsoft - There is a chance that in 4 years or so, they will stop focusing on the X1. To be perfectly honest, the Xbox 360 was a better console and a better gaming experience than the Ps3, right up until 2010.

Microsoft ****ed themselves over by aiming at the casual audience, however clearly with the X1 - They are aiming at the hardcore, we just don't know how long they will stay this way. I hope they learned their lesson last gen that aiming at casuals does not pay off in the long run. Look at nintendo and the WiiU.

Despite how unwilling Sony fanboys can admit, MS had the best online experience by a long shot last gen. Especially up until 2010. They also had a **** load of games the Ps3 didn't at one point which died off after 2010. They had Bioshock, Mass effect, Halo, gears, etc.
Utalkin2me  +   128d ago
Sorry i support the better company, that more so has the consumer in mind. Be it weaker hardware or better, doesn't really matter. I'm intelligent enough to pick which one has a "reliable" gaming experience and knows what direction they want to go with their platform.
thekhurg  +   128d ago
I don't like Microsoft. I have no Microsoft products in my house and do not intend to have one. So while I'm not a brand loyalist, I am anti-Microsoft. My options are Sony and Nintendo, and Sony is the easy pick.
Irishguy95  +   128d ago
No microsoft products? Lol, good look with your ****y products then/ Windows >>> Every other OS. Gaming on Windows >>> All other gaming.
TheGreatAndPowerful  +   128d ago
Yeah like they're really going to alienate half of their user base by picking a side. :/ If you really want to know which console they prefer all you have to look at is what console they've been using to demo their game on and up till now it's been the PS4. :P
badboy776  +   128d ago
So Last Gen you played the PS3???
inveni0  +   128d ago
I'm yet to see an Xbox exclusive that interests me.

And that includes 360.

This is my opinion, based on the games I play. This dev's remark isn't smart. It implies that people with a preference aren't real gamers. And such an argument is called the "no true Scotsman fallacy".
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ToyboxDX  +   128d ago
I like how this malokevi guy (obvious MS troll from this post history) add so many things into another person's mouth.

He only said he prefers the more powerful system and obviously don't care about other systems. Who are you to say whether XBone games or WiiU games for that matter are worth his time or not??

And he didn't make any snarky remarks on XBone games, you're the only one saying that so just cool down troll.

Just accept the fact that there are people in this world who doesn't like the games MS has to offer (shocking to you, I know).

And for multi-plat games, we already know which system will run them better.
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TrollCraftTales  +   128d ago
He is playing a brand, but wanting a better experience is not fanboyism, fanboyism is when he will ONLY buy Sony products and NEVER buy an Xbox for the simple reason that he likes Sony more. I think he, like me, will react to consoles the same way. If the next Xbox is better than PS5, then I will buy it, but PS4 is FACTUALLY better than Xbox One. The only reason you would buy an Xbox is if you like the games more.
RedDevils  +   128d ago
Not everyone is stupid and rich, if you were to buy a console for the money you had available, then obviously the one that is cheaper and do exactly and even more than the so call more expensive console that offer less or equal
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BattleAxe  +   128d ago
Well, I don't know about you guys, but I play games on brands I prefer. For me, this time around it's either Steam or my slim PS3.
tagan8tr  +   128d ago
@malokevi what if it where movies or food would you buy two microwaves or two blue ray players just to watch all movies let's not stop there two cars to go every where we wanna go. My point is its rediculous that console company's throw money at developers to lock up a game holding gamers hostage people say competition is good I say we are forced to buy two things that do the same thing and its bad for my wallet.
malokevi  +   128d ago
If one car was designed to only drive to Florida, and the other car would only drive to whistler, and I could afford both... yes, I would get two cars.

If one microwave would only heat up pizza, and the other would only heat up Chinese food, and I could afford both... yes, I would get two microwaves.

I'm not saying everyone is fortunate enough to have both. I'm not saying you necessarily need both. But for me, as a person who loves videogames, I understand that there are great games on both consoles, and that it is a worthy investment for me.

Its not about Microsoft... it's not about Sony. The consoles are merely a means to an end. It's the developers that end up making the games I love. MS and Sony merely kick in some funds, and wrap it all up in a pretty bow. I refuse to dismiss all games on any console for the sake of brands. That's what the interviewee is saying, and that's what I'm saying.

If 100 dollars extra and a neat piece of hardware is enough to deter you from playing all the great games that will undoubtedly end up on Microsoft's console, then you and I are two wildly different people.
Pwnmachine  +   128d ago
If you are a console gamer, you have to choose one brand, or the other if you can't afford both like so many, even if you are choosing for the games. To choose intelligently you need to look at all aspects of quality/performance not just the game. All I see is him saying his opinion on which one to choose, but at the same time labeling actual facts. You can't get mad when he's basically reading textbook facts. You can only get mad at his opinion about which is better.

#1 - Xbox one does use older and lesser quality hardware.

#2 - PS4 is cheaper, and technically a better choice for your money based on the Technology and price.

#3 - He doesn't care about Kinnect.

I don't play either one, I play PC which literally is just games and not the brand, there's more freedom of choice. I'll be installing Steam O.S Today so I can get rid of anything associated with Microsoft in the near future, as they are complete garbage in the gaming industry for PC Gaming, so my choice would be PS4 regardless, based on my educated "opinion" about Microsoft. Plus I'm not having a Perma-Konnect always on, riddled with loop holes; Microsoft is notorious for going hand in hand with all of it including Edward Snowdan issues and it's all for 100$ more, yay, not worth any game, be smart and support a better business model even though none of them are really for the consumer anyways.
PS4FEVER  +   128d ago
Well now that cliffy b aint doin any more gears exclusives, bungie left halo, Fable ain't good anymore. Mass effect is multiplat..i can't see a reason yet to get a xboxone. With ps4 on the other hand we all know the AAA exclusives will come.
mikeslemonade  +   128d ago
Just because you play brands doesn't mean you don't play games. Plenty of games to play if you own just one system.
miyamoto  +   128d ago
No, dude. Like me, he just prefers the best platform that offers the best of both worlds - Western games and Japan games support.

And it has been proven since the original PlayStation 1st, 2nd, 3rd party developer software support for PlayStation brand is second to none.

On the hardware side Sony is on the cutting edge of the latest and the greatest gaming tech that even M$ adopts

And Sony does not have all the BS that plagues its competition

If Xbox or Nintendo had these qualities we have no problem supporting them
noctis_lumia  +   128d ago
not brands but quality my friend..and that is sony end of story.
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sckipt  +   128d ago
I dont understand how that is playing brands. He simply stated why he played PS4 instead of Xbox One.
swerve121  +   128d ago
I also have both systems. But any 1 who is a gamer knows that the Xbox just has the choices right now. Now don't get me wrong I'm gonna love the JRPG games and first parties that Sony pump out but right now I'm sorry it M$
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PiperMCFierceson  +   128d ago
He just wants a better deal relax . wouldn't you want the cheaper yet stronger console? I would buy both if I could but unfortunately it one or the other so I had to compare and make a wise decision.
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mikeslemonade  +   128d ago
SMH at the people who say they own both and prefer X1. It's because right now there are more exclusives out on X1 but eventually PS4 will have more just based Sony's in-house game development.

A decision to buy PS4 means it's an investment and considering consoles in general are to be supported for 5 years. And already PS4 is showing the "superior" multiplatform games, so that gap is also going to widen. And PS4 is also showing the sales advantage(meaning more guranteed development for PS4), so that gap is gonna widen too.

Xbox fans are always thinking about what is going on right now. Well if you only think about right now you're wasting your money on potentially buying both systems. Which right now there's no reason for most gamers to own both. Not everyone is a hardcore gamer and needs all the systems. Why not just buy a PC if you're gonna spend that much money??
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LordDhampire  +   128d ago
Honestly 90% of the tume you are playing myltiplats anyways, I got a ps4 because it was cheaper, if the xbox was stronger then I would of considered the price differwnce, but kinect doesn't justify the gap, if they were both 400, then exclusives would make the decision for me, but right now mine was based on price
MazzingerZ  +   128d ago
Fair enough answer, I just hope the game plays and looks the best each platform can offer
Skip_Bayless  +   128d ago
People forget that both systems basically require paying for online service which almost for certain is gonna only allow me to own one system for almost the entire generation. Once I'm older and settled down with more money then I can get the X1 to play the exclusives.

For most gamers they're only buying one system. Not all gamers are familiar with certain exclusives.

It's even the case for this generation. Most gamers either own the 360 or PS3. None of my friends I know locally own both the 360 and PS3. I'm the only one that owns both and also the Wii.
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dennett316  +   127d ago
I would love to have another viable console that I could buy. But so long as Kinect is in there, as well as a focus on nonsense TV features that I care nothing for and don't even work in my region, then the Xbox One will never be a viable console. It is simply too expensive for what is left once I disregard the crap I don't need. And exclusives wise, it offers nothing as of yet which blows me away.
Halo, Gears and Forza are good games, I know this, they just don't do it for me. Certainly nothing I would buy a console over. The Xbox One needs new IP that doesn't also appear on the PC - so even if I was interested in Titanfall, I could get it elsewhere cheaper.
So far, there's Quantum Break. And while it comes from the guys behind Alan Wake - a game I love - it's still unproven, and has the stigma of the TV show tie in stuff going on. Am I going to miss a chunk of the story by not watching the show, or is the game going to be 90% cut scenes in the form of the show? Not sure, and again, not enough to make up for the shortcomings in MS' hardware and philosophy.

Please don't assume that everyone who doesn't prefer the Xbox One is a drooling fanboy....it just offers nothing I want. Sony offered a console with everything I want - including a better track record of exclusives - at a much cheaper price and without a costly peripheral that adds nothing worthwhile but voice commands to games....something a microphone could easily do. It's really that simple.
Remy_S  +   127d ago
I have no problems with the exclusives Microsoft has, some of them look pretty good, it's Microsoft that I have a beef with. Its because of the policies Microsoft tried to enforce that turned me off of the Xbox brand completely. Also I hope that micro transactions don't become a trend like dlc was in the previous gen. Killer Instinct and Forza 5 are already trying to push this horrible practice as well as Sony's Gran Turismo; I hope nobody buys into and encourages this crap.
tagan8tr  +   127d ago
@malokevi wrong its not an additional 100 dollars its an additional 500 dollars to buy two things that are essentially the same thing and as a pure gamer the extra stuff they do means nothing to me. I press power select game and that's it. I could care less about scrolling through endless UI's, so if that makes us wildly diff then yes we are. Buying multiple things that do the same thing does'nt make you a gamer, not to say you aren't a gamer, it makes you consumer.
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mgeezy313  +   127d ago
I prefer the hardware of the PS4. I'm a gamer. PS4 appeals to gamers much better than Microsoft ever could. Hands down. It's just that simple.
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dasbeer88  +   128d ago
I find this comment very ironic from Massive Entertainment because they were primarily PC developers (ex. Ground Control and World in Conflic).
Nodoze  +   128d ago
Both great titles. Have always been a fan of their work!

The Division looks DIVINE!
AngelicIceDiamond  +   128d ago
@Infected

Well then you lost your way as a gamer. You play brands and knee deep in the corporation BS.

Meanwhile I look forward to the next great exclusive games on these consoles as well as content.

A preference is fine but your way beyond that. You just have a serious case of blind fanboyism.
redwin  +   128d ago
I believe that people that have both systems can more accurately say which is better and even them the opinion still subjective ! I clearly have a preference for on line games and the other for exclusive . If you know what I'm talking about then you, reluctantly or not, agree with me.
Pogmathoin  +   128d ago
To get the best out of gaming, you need multiple systems. Sure Sony have some great first party, but not everything is on Sony. Choose to miss our on amazing games because of blind brand loyalty or experience the best of gaming.
mediate-this  +   128d ago
And not every first party sony game is great.
TheTwelve  +   128d ago
There is so much disrespect between both sides --- those who play everything and those who choose to stick to a console or brand.

Why can't both sides agree to disagree?

I choose to go Sony all the way.

Not to say I haven't played any other consoles...I played Witcher 2 on the 360 and I love Nintendo handhelds.

But I'm 99% Sony.

This is me, this is what I am, and I'm quite enjoying myself.

Thing is, I could afford to own everything. I choose not to.

Now, those who buy everything call me a non-gamer.

It's odd, because we owe it to rivalry and capitalism for how great the industry is today.

Yet those who pick a side are derided.

Why is it surprising for a developer of both consoles to give such an answer?

However, we have every right to choose a side. If we all chose the same side as some of these "buy everything" people wish, there'd be little rivalry, little creativity, and much more expensive games.

You want to buy everything? Good! Don't judge me based on your standards.

I choose to go Sony most of the time and I've no regrets and I end up having a very rich and varied gaming experience.
redwin  +   128d ago
Although I happen to agree with you until : the people that own all system would stagnate the industry. You failed to mention the reasons as to why you choose Sony . I have a reason, and I mention it above!
TheTwelve  +   128d ago
@Redwin

--- I choose Sony because they have always been about gamers and bringing a variety of games. They're not anti-consumer, nor have they tried to do anti-consumer things like Microsoft with their DRM desires.

That's also why I choose Nintendo Handhelds...there have always been many games on Nintendo handhelds of a lot of variety.

It's all about the games for me, and nobody does it better than Sony. Period.

I'm also not terribly fond of FPS/shooter games, which has always knocked out much of the supposedly good games in the Xbox library for me.
mediate-this  +   128d ago
We dont know owe conpetition to capitalism, we have Capitalism to blame for E.A locking up the nfl contract to madden. But i agree with your point about you dont have to buy every console to be a gamer. Alot of people are just crazy with your brand loyalty.
ape007  +   128d ago
they are the exact same for crying out loud, if u say xbox one sucks then ps4 automatically sucks

LoL
3-4-5  +   128d ago
Anybody who won't play a game because of a specific Brand is doing themselves a disservice and increasing their skill at being ignorant.

I used to not buy Sony because I can't stand Dual Shock controller.

DS4 fixed this, now I want a PS3 & PS4. So many games I've missed out on that are PS3 exclusives.

Just open your mind a little bit more.

( Buying a PSP last year open my eyes to all the games and game types I'd been missing out on by never going with Sony.)
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BobBelcher  +   128d ago
and that's your opinion... yay opinions.
EasyOneTwoThree  +   128d ago
Last of us,Uncharted,Beyond Two Souls,Little Big Planet,Ni no kuni,Twisted Metal,God of War,Tales,Pupeeteer,Folklore,I nfamous,Heavy Rain etc

is >

Halo,Gears of war,Alan Wake
avengers1978  +   128d ago
The guy says he's going to buy both.
Eddie20101  +   128d ago
I choose the systems that are good for me as a gamer.

I choose the PS4 because Sony does a better job of providing for the gamer. The PS4 will more than likely have the better looking versions of third party games, it will have more and better first party games and exclusive Indi games. I'm a graphics whore or else I would not be buying a next gen console for games, key word games.

I choose the Wii U for Nintendo games that no other system will get. It also has great community features among other things.

I choose a PC for many reasons, games being one of them.

I don't choose the Xbox One because it's soul existence is for Microsoft to monetize every aspect of your TV media, If they could charge you by the minute they would. Forcing people to buy Kinect, which at most is a gimmick that even most of the industry believe will drag the console down because Microsoft are unable to show that it's worth the hundred dollar value placed on it. No reason for buying a console with media player gimmicks that most people will stop using after the first month.
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BallsEye  +   128d ago
Funny how there is not a single ps4 game showing some kind of superiority of this system over XO, yet you blindly keep on believing that. Ah and just so you know, new Kinect is pretty awesome. Everyone I know turned to be believers after trying it now. 1st kinect was a mess tho.

@Insomnia_84

I wouldn't say Sony has better games. It comes down to prefference. I like Halo, I'd take it over kz or uncharted any day, and I'm sure there are plenty of people who would do exact opposite. Stop assuming what you like is always better.
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Rageanitus  +   127d ago
I just got my PS4 its nice to finally have a nice update in terms of power, but who says cheaper is always is the better experience. I only got two games COD and KZ.

While killzone is nice graphically for some reason I got bored after 2 hours of play. I went back to COD and playing it straight through and enjoying it.

Other than that I don't really see much other games to play on the system since Knack is not inspiring IMO, and the rest of the games can be found on PC and xbox
givemeshelter  +   127d ago
Better experience? Based on what? You do not have a Xbox One to formulate that opinion.
Oh N4G posters...
allgamespc2012  +   127d ago
you play brands kiddo...xbox one may be weaker, but they have a much stronger launch lineup. KI is a system seller, unlike KZ.

Either way, both are lame compared to PC.
mgeezy313  +   127d ago
Couldn't have said it better.
Walker  +   128d ago
But i play games on the which console runs games better, so my choice is the most powerful console on the market or PS4!
darthv72  +   128d ago
And yet it isnt always the power of a system that denotes if a game is fun and entertaining.

some of the most addictive games have been from the least powerful platforms. no fancy graphics or heart thumping sounds but just straight up fun and addictive gameplay.

Fun is subjective when it comes to different people but it is universal when it comes to everyone. Everyone enjoys things that are fun.
zebramocha  +   128d ago
@ darth which one? As I recall people liked resi 4 on the gc because it was fun and after the ps2 version came out looked better,you really can't use the ps1-2 as an example because they both were released befor any nintendo console excluding the ps3.
Kemistri  +   128d ago
I'm inclined to agree.

Hardware can only take you so far. It always boils down to the studios that actually develop the titles. This is the key point everyone keeps missing.

Take Nintendo for instance. They generally have what is concerned to be "under-powered" systems, especially when it comes to competing with the consoles put together by Microsoft and Sony. Yet the games they are able to produce still have some of THE BEST art directions and addictive game play of pretty much EVERY generation.

Titanfall is another example. Everyone is going on and on about how it's using a dated Source engine and that it doesn't "look" next-gen. But really, does that matter? I'm in it for the fun GAME PLAY. I think that's literally the only reason why the COD games are so popular as well. Fun overall game play, on yes indeed, a dated graphics engine regardless of the platform.

Another example would be essentially most Crytek games. The engine produces gorgeous visuals, at the cost of overall game play. Which generally struggles to hold my attention for more than half the games produced. I have tried all the Crysis games and the recent Ryse.

At the end of the day, I still look forward to being blown away by visuals and game play. Which is why I hold such studios in such high regard such as Naughty Dog, 343 (yes halo 4 was fun and looked great), Bungie, etc. The studios make the consoles, not the other way around.
riverstars86  +   128d ago
I have PS4 for single player games and Xbox One for online games.

I'll take dedicated servers over better graphics any day of the week.
crock7owu10  +   128d ago
Couldn't have said it better. It's about the games.
EasilyTheBest  +   128d ago
I choose the X1 as it has more features than the competition.
Sorry..
Insomnia_84  +   128d ago
We are talking about games here.
MELMAN26  +   128d ago
It also has more and better new next gen games.

At the moment the xb1 is offering a better gaming experience...which is kind of ironic.
aiBreeze  +   128d ago
^^^ It has better games now maybe but if the last three years is anything to go by, I know where I'd be putting my money if I could only choose one system. The old saying fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me comes to mind.
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KingDadXVI  +   128d ago
For the PS4 You have: Killzone, Knack, Drive Club, Infamous, Daylight, The Order, Outlast, and Uncharted.

For the Xbox One you have: TitanFall, Dead Rising 3, Ryse Son of Rome, Forza 5, Quantum Break, Halo 5, D4, Fable Legends, Project Spark, Sunset Overdrive, LocoCycle, Killer Instinct, and Max the Curse of Brotherhood.

IMO there is a much better selection of games available now or in 2014 for the Xbox One which is why I got that console first. I will probably get a PS4 next holiday.

Currently PS4 does not have any exclusives that are at the level of TitanFall, Quantum Break, or Halo 5. We will probably have to wait until 2015 for them.

The games really determined which console I bought first.
TH3BR3W  +   128d ago
@KingDadXVI I'm sorry to say but if a game is coming out for PC as well that does not make it an exclusive. Yes I am talking about titanfall. The rest of those for the moment, yes they are exclusives. Titanfall is not an Xbone exclusive.

BTW Halo doesn't have the same appeal anymore. It's the dead horse of last generations 'Exclusives'. It's Xbox division's way of trying to capitalize on the mouth breathers who still buy that just like they still buy the carbon copied COD games.

Killzone is not safe from that same zone either. It's a dead horse as well. Don't think I am fanboying Sony because they are just as bad in capitalizing on games that should have stayed dead. Forza 5 and GT 6 are suck for the reason being they have now graduated to the MicroTransaction era which will lead to nothing but paying full price for half a game.

Out of all the exclusives the only two that caught my interest (this is solely my opinion and nothing else) are Infamous Second Son and Quantum Break. Will I pick up some of the others? Sure if I'm bored with NHL next year and need something to try out. The order I will check out but I feel failure surrounding the game outside of it's graphics. Is Ryse any good? 6/10 across the bored.

Dead rising 3 seemed fun for about an hour than it got old. Knack was ok but it is like beer, you have to drink it for a while to start liking it. Uncharted is just Tomb Raider without tits IMO. The multiplayer is fun but I was 'meh' about the storyline in all of them.

Fable died after 2. Project spark is a meh at best. Sunset Overdrive *rasberried*. Killer Instinct is all right but we all know a new tekken will cure that one.

I'm tired of typing so I'll just close with:

The line up for the next year from both is pretty bland until Destiny comes out. Lucky enough for everyone except PC players it seems we all get to enjoy that one.

Point I will make about the consoles is that we all have our preferences and I will probably be shunned like a leper just based on my opinions/preferences I stated in this comment. At the end of the day you need to let you control your gaming happiness based on what you like and not what everyone else likes. Why do you think indie games are making a huge statement right now?
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Linchpin  +   128d ago
You're right, the XB1 does have more features... expect them to "Flip the switch" back very soon ;)
Majin-vegeta  +   128d ago
I'm sure people here also play games.But when deciding with what console to go with.You gotta put everything into position.Price,games,support for the system,.

Some us just rather spend are money wisely or we can't afford both systems.

-YOBO
infectedaztec  +   128d ago
I had that attitude too and went with an xbox. But being a gamer ill prob buy a cheap ps4 went it has games worth buying. May be a while though, i only considered the ps3 when TLOU cane out. Uncharted and GOW doesn't do it for me. Hope the ps4 has a better choice
Joe913  +   128d ago
This is why this whole thread is stupid the guy was just trying to not sound like a fan boy but most of us buy brands if you got hooked on uncharted, The last of us, God of war, and Infamous and if you want to play the next game in that franchise you are going to go with the Sony brand if you like Gears or Halo then you will go with the Xbox brand yes you can get both consoles but ppl like me do not want to spend $1000 on consoles and even though I think the new kinect features are great Im already invested in Sony franchises and can not justify paying for a Xbox one so far there are only 4 games i want to play on that system in the next year or so unless something pops out of nowhere.
JsonHenry  +   128d ago
Love the PR statement that is obviously full of crap, answers nothing, and the masses will argue over it like the statement was one of substance that was to the point and answered the question.

This guy would make a good politician.
Godmars290  +   128d ago
"And really, ignore graphical quality, even though we strive and promote graphical quality."
MasterCornholio  +   128d ago
Since both consoles will have a similar library of games i chose to go with the PS4 because it will offer the superior experience with multiplats which are the games that i play the most.
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riverstars86  +   128d ago
Single player, yes.

Online, no.

They both have strengths and weaknesses.
76erz24  +   128d ago
I think some people could learn something from this.
kingcasper  +   128d ago
amen brother!! dont care if u support asia or xbox..support gaming first!!
rydamgw  +   128d ago
Hes right. I play games not brands as well but when said brand tries to screww you over again and again i tend to switch to a brand I trust.
christocolus  +   128d ago
What a wonderful comment from a dev.very true...hats off to you my good sir . Some of my friends and i got an xbx one first cos of the games we are looking forward to..others got a ps4 first yet we all still get along so easily.

I happen to be the only one of all my close friends still currently on n4g. Most of the others have since stopped using the site cos they found fanboys very insulting and immature.. some of my friends on ps4 cant wait to play halo5 with me and the ones who love xbx cant wait to play uc4 and the order its always been that way and we get along so easily. Its only on n4g you find gamers so immature and chldish.making so many hateful comments and people killing themselves over a brand...glad i have a circle of very level headed and balanced minded gamer friends outside here who i can actually play games with and also have reasonable conversations and arguments with. I agree fully with this dev...need more guys like him out there and gamers should pls try to get along
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IHassounah  +   128d ago
Best answer EVER !!!
MegaRay  +   128d ago
Nope. If he said WiiU then that would be the best answer ever. Everybody would've facepalmed
Corpser  +   128d ago
Will look on best on pc like all multi plat games
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Convas  +   128d ago
Multiplats on PC, Exclusives on Consoles.

Winning everywhere.
Kayant  +   128d ago
My plan for the near future ;)
Stryfeno2  +   128d ago
Couldn't say it better myself.
zypher  +   128d ago
"I play games, not brands."

Oh, is THAT why you decided the XBox One version of The Division should get exclusive content?
MMEHTA  +   128d ago
It's a bidding, MS paid a certain amount for the content. Same did Sony with watch dog's and other games.
TrueJerseyDevil  +   128d ago
Sony is partnered with Ubisoft that is why they get exclusive content for all of their games
MMEHTA  +   128d ago
@TrueJerseyDevil
Yes though they paid for the content, The partnership could of gone to either MS, Sony or Nintendo but Sony put higher bid. Oh yeah btw MS have partnered with ubisoft for exclusive content on certain games.
creatchee  +   128d ago
Lead game designers don't broker exclusive content deals - publishers do.
Duke19  +   128d ago
"I want to play everything to be honest with you,"

Completely agree - Brand loyalty in this industry is dumb - and totally bypassing a system means you're only limiting yourself.
ELpork  +   128d ago
So this guy is pretty much exactly the opposite of everybody posting on here? I LIKE HIM!
AaronMK  +   128d ago
Of course we play games, not brands.

That is a great mindset to have, but unless you are going to purchase every console, you will be picking a brand, and the subjective question of which system one should get still remains.
Convas  +   128d ago
Problem is, I have a LOT of devoted Playstation fans for friends, far more than Xbox fans.

Ironically, we have NEVER, EVER, EVER had any disputes about which console is best or anything of the sort. We all respect each others choices and leave it at that.

Somehow, on the internet, picking a brand also means you have to pick up your sword and shield and take burning death to the "heretics".

There's no balance here, only "my choice is right and yours is wrong" bulls*** that permeates EVERY level of discussion here.
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ltachiUchiha  +   128d ago
So what if I want to buy an xb1 but dont want to fork out $100 more for kinect? Does that make me a bad guy because i rather have options? Because alot of loyal xb1 owners will call me a cheap azz for not wanting to pay that extra $100 for something I dont even care for. I didnt buy a ps4 camera with my ps4 because all I want to do is play the games I want. Thats like sony adding a ps vita into every ps4 box & forcing gamers to spend more money for something they might not even want so im glad sony gave gamers the option.
Nocando  +   128d ago
Kinect is actually an awesome feature and even though I was resistant, I now cannot imagine the Xbox One without it.
marvgarvy408  +   128d ago
I love gaming in general that's why every generation I eventually pick up all systems. All you fanboys are funny arguing about brands. If you call yourself a "gamer" you would buy great games on any console point blank period!
ajax17  +   128d ago
I play games too. Which is why I choose PS4. They clearly have the developer advantage. Anyone who disagrees is oblivious to facts.
Duke19  +   128d ago
Yes the PS4 is going to have an awesome library, but this article has nothing to do with "developer advantages".

To his point, by only choosing a PS4 you are likely missing out on M$ exclusives that you probably would have enjoyed, had they been PS4 exclusives.
hazardman  +   128d ago
Yeah good breakdown, and he's right. Thats why I gotta have both Xbox One and PS4 at some point to many good games to pass up on both sides.
JasonKCK  +   128d ago
Spoken like a true fanboy who plays logo's instead of games.
BABY-JEDI  +   128d ago
I'm trying not to be controversial but I think the guy will be playing the PC version.
aquamala  +   128d ago
even if you own all the platforms, it's obvious the game won't look the same on all, from all the multi plat games so far we know

PC > PS4 > XB1
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e-p-ayeaH  +   128d ago
True gamer words.
edwick  +   128d ago
i know i'd play the xbox one if it was cheaper and had better power. that's not playing brands... that's using common sense.
Dlacy13g  +   128d ago
saying you wouldn't play something because its not cheaper or has less power isn't common sense. That is just being a bit ignorant. There are great games on the WiiU right now... would you not play a game on the WiiU if you had a chance because its not as powerful?

Now if you are talking about "buying" something... that is different. I would also argue I think your statement is more about your personal "preference" vs "common sense". The experiences of the new consoles are different enough that you cant just compare them apple to apple.
edwick  +   128d ago
you really have no concept of the word ignorant, apparently.
Dlacy13g  +   128d ago
Nope pretty sure I know what it means...

1. Lacking education or knowledge.

2. Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge

3. Unaware or uninformed.
Dlacy13g  +   128d ago
You can certainly have your preferences... I don't think there is anything wrong with that at all. That said, I think any "gamer" should be able to look at games not on their platform of choice and give them credit when its due. And certainly nobody should just blanket statement "call it crap" because it came out on something you don't own or play on.
hazardman  +   128d ago
Well its clear theres not alot of people on this site who think that way.
N2NOther  +   127d ago
Unfortunately, not a lot of people on ANY site think this way.
staticdash22  +   128d ago
I choose PS4. Unmatched first party with proven resumes.
That's all there is to it.
TrueJerseyDevil  +   128d ago
Exactly their exclusive games have always been amazing
Belking  +   128d ago
Then you should love rockstar since they have beaten uncharted and TLOU with their games as GOTY. Red Dead and GTAV ring a bell?
staticdash22  +   128d ago
I don't even own GTAV anymore. I traded it towards the PS4 camera. Not really a fan of red dead, but I heard its amazing. So no, I'm not going nuts over rockstar.
creeping judas  +   128d ago
I play games. And I don't feel the need to tell anyone on what console I play those games on, in hopes of getting bubbles from the team. Or get high fives for my more educated choice on a console, from my fellow console game company stakeholders.
I just like to play games. I know it's kinda of a weird concept around here.
In fact I played a lot games last gen, and plan on playing a whole heck of a lot more this gen.
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