It's Time To Let The Past Gen Go

Richard Drummond of Gaming Tech United writes:

"With the announcement of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Syndicate, we also got news that the AAA developer is dropping development for games on the previous platforms. This means from now on they are focusing their efforts solely on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. There has been some outcry from this announcement, but why? Let's take a look at why it's time to say goodbye to the past generation of consoles."

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GamingChip791009d ago

I kind of agree with your point here. Although I don't think it's too bad, the 360 and PS3 are holding some games back. Hopefully in the next 2-3 years we'll see them phased out.

NinjaRichParty1009d ago

Haha yeah. I'm not saying it's BAD up for the industry, but I think some games would be a little sharper if we didn't have to worry about the previous gen.

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Magicite1009d ago

Im still playing my PS3 a lot and probably gonna sell it only next year. Its hard to part with all great exclusives Ive got.

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pwnsause_returns1008d ago

Keep it, who knows if you might want to go back and play some games you can play current -gen?

gangsta_red1009d ago

There are still some JRPG's that are specifically coming out on the PS3 but other than that...yea no reason to hold on.

phoenixwing1009d ago

It's the JRPG's that I care about and that's why it's good I have a ps3. Still waiting on tales of vespiria to hit the states.

NinjaRichParty1009d ago

I guess I'm talking more to the developers and people complaining of current gen exclusive games. Like I say in the piece, there's nothing wrong with still playing on the last gen systems.

gangsta_red1009d ago

Loved Vesperia, I was also waiting for the other version that had the Pirate girl in it. A shame it never came to the states. Maybe a re-mastered version is in order.

phoenixwing1007d ago (Edited 1007d ago )

Sorry I meant to say Zestiria not vespiria, i've already played vespiria xD
Vespiria was a great game though.

rainslacker1008d ago

My reason for holding on is that I have a few hundred PS3 games in my back log.:)

Otherwise I agree, outside of some of the stragglers that have yet to be released, I don't see any reason for AAA games to have resources spent on last gen systems. By the end of next year, these systems will be the budget consoles for people who only occasionally play games, and they will have plenty of games from last gen to pick up on the cheap.

There is merit to supporting last gen with some titles like sports games, or games that are easily ported for the large install base that exists, but AAA development is a different story.

In the mean time, I'll keep buying the JRPG's so long as they keep getting localized....NISA...I'm speaking to you.:)

FinalFantasyFanatic1008d ago

I keep all my old consoles (still have a working N64 and PS2, although the PS1 seems to have dies of old age). I'll probably still play the PS3 for a couple of years after I get a PS4 like I did with the PS2/PS3.

That and the lack of backwards compatibility makes holding onto them even more important (that and having built up a large library of games over the years).

Once the PS4 library has built up a bit more and a slim version come out, then I'll purchase one. I won't complain if developers start dropping support for older gen consoles though.

Jyndal1009d ago

When backwards compatibility is fully implemented into the current generation of consoles, THEN I'll let go.

NinjaRichParty1009d ago

I'm not really speaking to the consumer, I'm more focusing on the developers and those complaining of new, current gen exclusive games. :)

ShaunCameron1009d ago (Edited 1009d ago )

Should have kept your PS3 and 360.

Insomnia_841009d ago

A lot of last gen games that I still want to play. I have a huge back catalog of games I haven't played thanks to PS+.

This kid was forced to leave last gen behind though lol...

Spikeantestor1009d ago

*reads the headline.*

"But..but..I LOVE my Dreamcast!"

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