More open world games are being announced and the power of next gen will be what the genre needs to create experiences that could dominate the market.
Agreed. Nice read. I love open world games. I remember walking out of the sewers of Oblivion and not believing I could really go anywhere and do anything. I spent the first few hours just staring at the sun and moon through blowing tree branches, taking it all in. The next 20 were spent just roaming around and exploring the world. It takes me back to when I was a child and would intentionally walk in a different direction to get lost and try to find my way home. It would allow me to go where Ive never been, see things I never saw before. The thrill of not knowing where I was and finding different paths to my destination was one of my favorite things. These open world games bring that thrill of the unknown back. Better than any linear experience ever could. They allow gamers to do what they want, when they want in a world open for them to go where they want to go. Games like Watchdogs, Second Son, Destiny, The Division... All set to give us the freedom to play the game we want to play, any way we feel like playing it. The power of next gen systems give the developers the ability to simulate our world in more realistic ways, to draw us deeper into the atmosphere and care about its citizens lives. Make us feel for those around us as our actions finally have consequences that carry throughout our experience with the game. I just cant wait to see what developers can do in two or three years, when they start to fully realize the power of these machines and push games further than they ever have before. It is the beauty of gaming and what draws so many in, year after year. The thrill of the unknown and the stories and gameplay that make us more than we thought we ever could be in worlds that mimic our own or those in the corner of our imaginations. Game on, my friends.
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