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Submitted by TiberusX87 143d ago | opinion piece

Why This Generation Is Going To Be Different

William at GameCloud writes: "I genuinely believe that players will be the driving force of this generation. Unlike before, we now have the ability to become involved, and to help shape the games industry for the better. There is no other entertainment medium that allows this sort of interaction, and it is also why I believe, in time, this generation of gaming has the potential to become the most creative and innovative yet. There will always be a natural desire for outstanding graphics, but I also believe there is a lot more room for other types of experiences, as well. The indie scene has clearly demonstrated this over the past couple of years, and I think the “AAA” industry will have no choice but to adapt to this changing landscape. Thanks to each of you, I expect that the best games could still be ahead of us." (Industry)

Army_of_Darkness  +   143d ago
It will mainly be different due to the fact that the ps4 is leading in sales, which means that MS no longer has the upper hand with forced 3rd party parity.
But in my opinion, what will really shine(just like last gen) will be Sony's first party studio games. They are gonna visually make ps4 games equivalent to a high end pc game. The order, uncharted 4 and God of war as obvious examples.
Irishguy95  +   143d ago
"They are gonna visually make ps4 games equivalent to a high end pc game"

Like last gen right

Come on, the systems are already at their limits. Ps3 and X360 were outdone in 2007 if even. They're releasing as 'mid end' PC's and already they have trouble with FPS and 1080p. What you're getting now iwth the Ps4 and X1 is 2012 'high end' hardware. Which is fine for a console to be perfectly honest. Tech improves at somewhat of a ridiculously fast rate. PC's are getting cheaper too which doesn't help the consoles, I just bought a PC for 570 that wipes the floor with the two consoles. Surprised me how cheap it had actually become. Exclusive content, as Danny says, is really the only reason to own a console. Which again, is fine, because they have alot of exclusive content and I will buy them for it, as I nromally do. The one who has the most options is the 'winner' of the 'console wars'. Meaning the one who has all consoles and a PC
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danny818  +   143d ago
^^^ very true. What will define sales will be exclusive content. To me both systems offer the same stuff. Cloud gaming etc. but the games just like last gen will define which sustem will be better
josephayal  +   142d ago
Infamous SS looks better than anything i have saw on PC
Ashunderfire86  +   143d ago
Naw that is not the real reason this generation is going to be different. Well for starters both PS4 and X1 have x86 architecture similar to PC, plus virtual reality is going to be the major change for this generation. Both systems have 8 gigs of Ram compared to the previous 512MB last generation. Games are looking as good as cgi trailers(If you were to see these graphics back then when PS1 and PS2 yester generation, they would called cgi trailers). We have come this far in technology and it won't stop here.
Vegamyster  +   143d ago
While the Order looks visually impressive the gameplay that we've seen from it shows linear corridors and it runs at 30 fps + it has those black bars, the PS4 will not be able to compete with PC games designed to make use of the hardware which is to be expected.

http://media.pcgamer.com/fi...

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/c3Yu...
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Ashunderfire86  +   142d ago
Dude that is an early footage of The Order 1886, so don't judge and just run with it. They said that the game will have exploration and open areas. Something like The Last Of Us. They put black bars for a reason man. They want it to look like a movie. Its a design choice. No PC game today looks like that graphically on default(default without modders helping so they don't count).
Vegamyster  +   142d ago
@Ashunderfire86

Early footage? The game has been in development for 4 years, also i already know why the black bars are there.

"No PC game today looks like that graphically on default(default without modders helping so they don't count)."

You haven't seen any PC games that look better then the PS4's then you clearly haven't looked.

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

http://img59.imageshack.us/...

http://www.thebuzzmedia.com...

http://images.eurogamer.net...

http://www.abload.de/img/fa...

Btw why wouldn't modded games count? It's one of the pros of gaming on the PC.
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Relientk77  +   143d ago
Hopefully more JRPGs and platformers
DCfan  +   142d ago
As much i want that to happen, sadly, it won't, for the JRPG part.
chrissx  +   143d ago
Ps4 exclusives will define the new gen because they will fully utilize Ps4s superior beast engine
xJumpManx  +   142d ago
I think last generation set the tone with brand allegiance. Sure you still have those friends you know in person but at this point you made connections with gamers you met online thru either PSN or Live. The reputation as well as the achievement or trophy system you gained last generation carries over to this generation as well. I find these things to be more important to me when deciding what will be my primary console than the slight graphical differences.
trenso1  +   142d ago
i just don't want to have an over saturation of FPS it seems like there is a few open world games and MMOs which is good because i think that will push the limit of these consoles more than a linear genre like an FPS could.
Arturo84  +   142d ago
I genuinely believe that players will be the driving force of this generation."

yeah that's what they say every year generation whenever someone asks of the future of gaming and guess what as gamers we are just getting shafted more and more getting lesser quality items for the same or higher price and because seemingly a large percentage of gamers are basically addicts they still put down whatever they need for their fix just look at the people who pay for COD every year instead of showing some willpower and saying no with your wallet so actual change can happen or atleast so fairer prices are developed for every platform and not just pc
xx4xx  +   142d ago
I imagine that nobody commenting on here actually read the article.

The author discussed how gamers expectations can help shape the industry and in the end deliver what gamers ask for.

Unfortunately, like so many discussions on this site, the comments devolve into a stupid fan boy pissing match where nobody wins.

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