IguanaBee CEO believes that hyper realistic graphics are below story and gameplay on many players' lists.
No Way. They will stay with a real home console. They are breaking records. Portable hybrid is something of Nintendo.
No I don’t want weak hardware and weak screen.
Yep pretty much meanwhile I'd love to have a switch next to my PS4 but between having a portable version and a nicer looking version of a third party game... hmmm I'm a graphic's bitch :(.
Lol. Who would want to emulate having weak hardware so games could be a lot more limited in scope? Can you imagine god of war 4 with graphics, animations and physics like Zelda breathe of the wild. Think about no voice acting in god of war 4 also. Nintendo games are meant for children and the hardwares are geared towards children. A lot of gamers have lives to live away from gaming so gaming on the go isn't of importance to them. Some people who are children or have childish mentality want to play games in school, in the park , at work or wherever but a lot of gamers don't want to game on the go because they have more important things to do. I know some proper adults get upset when people mention that their childish toy is meant for children but a lot of adults don't want to game outdoors. Most gamers want to play games with high production value on a very powerful machine and not a weak hardware like Nintendo consoles with low production value like Zelda, Mario, xenoblade 2 and some others. Not every game needs the budget of a god of war 4 or the last of us 2 but a lot of people don't want a gaming system limited to only run games with last generation technology.
Yeah, we need the best possible graphics. No need to limit the graphics with old tech like amd jaguar the mobile chip. Come to think of it shame sony doesn't go third party for pc. Games could have run 4k/60fps and stable vr a while ago with better specs than anything a trash jaguar could produce. But as is the best alternative for us is to play on pc and rent a few movies so withering technology it is.
Hybrid consoles still aren’t the future for PlayStation and Xbox. Nintendo had no choice but to make a hybrid since their standard stationary console had dwindling relevance whereas PS & XO still find success as stationary consoles
No. Just no. Maybe in 15-20 years.
Yeah, I definitely don't think it's coming soon, but people who don't think it could happen eventually are too stuck in their current way of thinking. Obviously it's hard to predict where technology is going, but in 15-20 years it's very likely the vast majority of people won't even need a dedicated home computer in their home because their phone will be more than powerful enough. You could just take your phone and dock it at a monitor with a keyboard and mouse and then use it like a computer. When you're done you take your phone with you and you can dock it at a different monitor if you wanted. The docking could possibly even be wireless, so you simply have to set your phone by the monitor. Gaming could very well work the same way. All consoles could be handheld because you wouldn't need the power of a dedicated gaming box. If they could cut out input lag you could wireless dock your console to any TV and viola. Again, that's just pure speculation and the development of technology is unpredictable, but hypothetically speaking we should eventually reach a point where having a huge dedicated console sit by your TV is unnecessary.
I see where the ideas are coming from. I think that it’s srill asking a lot out of tech and don’t see how having something with dedicated hardware would be outdone by something else. You mention phones yet the iPhone X is already $1000. How much more expensive would those get? In all honesty, I just don’t see it happening.
Oh yeah, I'm talking decades into the future. Sure a dedicated box will always be more powerful, but there will be a point we're that power is really only necessary for rendering and tasks like that.
Yes!!! by then the cloud will be ready! (sarcasm)
They don't need to be portable. However, I would like a balanced system, rather than a GPU-heavy system. A good GPU with a good CPU will let you do far more than a great GPU with a slow CPU.
I would like to see one of them step off the SoC bus and make a console with a discrete gpu and memory. I'm sure somebody would argue cost, but they could actually do more with less with this type of set-up. They could use last gen tech (like a fx 8370 with a r290x) with 4gb system/8gb video and surpass the xbox and ps4 easily. I think a refresh of this old tech put in a console with low system overhead would be a pretty baddass console @$500.
They can still use dedicated graphics chip along with the integrated graphics on the cpu. higher cost? yes, but consoles are about selling software and services more so than selling hardware with profit from day one. both ps3 and 360 are good examples of this where the cost of the system was actually more than the asking price. I doubdt anyone would go crazy like Sony did with ps3, but something more like 360 that doesnt have massive R&D behind it and uses more or less conventional hardware similar to off the shelf PC parts and tech and cost shouldnt be that big of a deal even if each unit is sold at 100-200 dollar loss initially. A mid to high end ish system with its own quirks and tweaks is not entirely out of question and that is what I hope for with the inevitable PS5. Either way a stationary system will probably always be more capable to run polished big budget games pushing us forward. Larger chips, and wall power allows for far greater cooling for far more capable hardware, heat and energy consumption is less of an issue as you would only feel a slight hit on your powerbill where as a portable unit would be warm, chunky, loud and run empty fast if it were to have the specs to compete with the latest in stationary tech. That is not to say systems like the switch arent great, but I dont think it would be wise of Sony to sacrifice the benefits of a proper home console that they are so good at making games for that having ps4's successor be a portable device. surely they could do a portable device as well along the traditional system type, but the ps4 needs a proper home console successor as no portable can truly compare to what a stationary can be or do.
Nope. If it is, I'll just stick to PC gaming.
No I don't want an underpowered hybrid. I want the next gen to be a powerhouse. I game at home is like to keep more power over portability. I would however support the idea of an optional handheld that improves the remote play experience. I like the switch I honestly do but it screams Nintendo and colourful cartoon stylised games like Mario. Not highly detailed 4k HDR games like horizon. It does get some good ports but they suffer in visuals overall like Doom did it is amazing for portable but not great compared to the PS or Xbox
umm but PS4 has hyper graphics , story and gameplay. They actually show this very often.
no the switch is for kids lol
Video games are video games. Playing them on the go and still being able to play on the TV is something some of us find “value” in beyond the pixel count. I’ve been gaming since the 80’s and I find the Switch to be one of the best executed hybrid concepts in gaming so far, and I for one love it. It takes nothing away from my PS4 Pro, but just because it has lower specs doesn’t mean it’s “only for kids”. I think the hardware sales and best selling titles so far speak to that.
its not because of the specs its because adults wouldn't be bringing their console on say a road trip. The adult would be driving and hand their kid a switch and tell them to shut up while driving lol. I'm going to the grocery store to buy some food oh wait I need to bring my swtich so i can ask some people while im shopping if they want to play.
I don’t see Sony or ms following Nintendo. Sony doesn’t have good track record with handheld systems. Only psp was and that it..
no thx if I want a hybird console , then i will buy Nintendo switch playstation is for hardcore gamers. and hardcore gamers will always like traditional powerful home consoles.
Nintendo are the only ones that could pull off a switch. I want traditional consoles from Sony and ms. And I want the ps5 and nextbox to be more of a jump than ps3 to ps4 was.
No, I don't want a Playstation Switch. I want a powerful hardware for home gaming. I never game om the road. Tried that with my phone, PSP, PS Vita...it's just not my thing.
Nintendo Switch isn't even a worthy goal for Xbox 360 and PS3.
I sure hope not. What’s the point of getting people into HD and 4K just to go backwards? The only one having these story and gameplay issues seem to be MS. Maybe they should both be like Sony and do all of the above. I really don’t think they should. I’m being sarcastic. Just saying Sony doesn’t need to and should not be like Nintendo
I wouldn't mind. I would definitely play a whole lot more if they were hybrid. Switch is my most played system just because I'm never home. I buy all major PS4 exclusives and haven't finished any cus I don't have time. It's a shame really been trying to finish horizon since last spring lol
Sorry, portability adds to cost and reduces specs. A Switch without a screen would cost $149 and Nintendo would make a profit. I've got my phone for mobile gaming, and I never game on it.
No, no, no, no and no. Microsoft wouldn't know the first thing to do with the sustem, so you'd end up with a console composed of shovelware and budget titles. As for Sony, the anemic support of the Vita (which, objectively' is a GREAT system) doesn't bode well for how they'd handle a hybrid system like the Switch. Let's face the fact, Nintendo has a well-earned stranglehold on the portable market, rhey simply are the best at it. The reason why the WiiU failed so spectacularly is that Nintendo wanted to make a console and scale it down to have portable features. The Switch is the opposite approach, being a portable with console features. Nintendo is in a unique position in that, even with mediocre console sales, their franchises are such titanic successes and they are so independent of high hardware needs that they can afford to experiment and take risks in their consoles. I meanz hell, look at how they bounced back from the WiiU fiasco with the Switch. They went from a completely failed console to a respectable second place against the other big two, and with objectively worse hardware. But in this case, Nintendo worked smart, not hard. Instead of trying to compete against Sony and Microsoft in the hardcore gaming market again, they, like with the Wii two generations before, instead tapped an undeveloped market and focused on innovation instead of competition. TLDR: Only Nintendo has success in the portable market. Sony and especially MS cannot afford to go that route and should instead focus on their current systems and in development of the next generation of consoles.
Leave it to Trollingbolt to write nonsensical articles like this one, what a terrible website. Don't give them the clicks.
I’m surprised the title doesn’t include “Developer says”.
Sony failed with a portable.. ..they certainly couldn't manage a hybrid machine.
So sony should be a whole gen behind in game standards and specs and throw out a gimmick to sell their console? I surely hope this is a joke
"IguanaBee CEO believes that hyper realistic graphics are below story and gameplay on many players' lists." Hell no! That's Nintendo's next job after the Switch.
@JaguarEvolved Well playing games is a childish mentality and articles have already been written about professions in ER, who work much harder than you who use nintendo switch cuz they are not going to tote around a psx or xbox. The irony of childish game playing people trying to degrade what they see as more childish persons. You Can buy a switch and not buy any childish games. Of course the selection is probably smaller but, even so anyone working hard can do fine with the occasional doom. And I do prefer the style of play you mentioned but, grow up buddy.
Why can't they release systems that do both really well? Quality gameplay and story doesn't mean a game can't also look great. Nintendo's doing well in spite of having weaker hardware because they are doubling down on gameplay and the hybrid aspect helps too. However, the PS4 is still number one and outsells the Switch every month because it has the best of both worlds. A wide variety of games with a wide range of appeal can go hand-in-hand with capable hardware. The XB1 is lagging behind the competition because it's focused on hardware over games, so I think there's an argument to be made that games are more important, but that doesn't mean good hardware can't help.
Hell no! lets let nintendo be nintendo and sony and micro do what they do best
Ps vita 2 yes, ps5 hell no
Vita 2 in 2019, ps5 2020 yes please
huh. No, please Sony, dont even emulate Nintendo. I'm good.
I love how this assumes those are mutually exclusive.
Hell yeah sony do Hybrid system with ps4 Pro grfx i'll by it day 1
The switch is a nintendo type thing, it'll never happen with the others.
I don't believe there ever will be another Xbox since it does so bad actually if you compare to switch and Ps4. I'm not a fan boy of PS4 — I would love to have Xbox as well but there aren't any games I wanna play except Cuphead but I'm not buying a console just for one game.
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