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Next-gen must deliver "qualitative difference" - Blade

Blade Interactive, developer of World Snooker Championship, believes that expensive next-generation consoles must provide a significant "qualitative difference" - and this is precisely what they aim to deliver with new title Hydrophobia.

"What people want - and I don't care whether it's a new console or a new handset - they want a reason and an endorsement of why they have bought that technology," says Blade's joint managing director Peter Jones, speaking to GamesIndustry.biz.

"They want to feel the reason why they have spent over GBP 400 on a PlayStation 3 or almost GBP 300 on a Xbox 360. They don't just want another first-person shooter. They want to have a qualitative difference. (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

gta_cb  +   2675d ago
true, and i feel as though i have got a worth while system (XBox 360) and i enjoy playing it every day.

as for the PS3... well you prob seen some of my other comments but here we go again, i will buy one in the future when i can afford it. but atm i can honestly say, i dont mind just having the 360 cos its a great system
MikeGdaGod  +   2674d ago
difference in last-gen and current-gen consoles................
i didn't see much of a difference until Dead Rising and Gears on 360. Motorstorm and Virtua Fighter are great examples of what is to come from the ps3.
THAMMER1  +   2674d ago
For real you see no difference. WTF
Are just saying that or do you really not see a differece. Gears is still the best looking console game out to date. So I guess your just being a hater. Dead Rising looks better than anything from last gen. We need to stop this BS.
MikeGdaGod  +   2674d ago
no...
i'm saying the games that came out before Dead Rising didn't seem very next-gen to me at the time. i love Dead Rising and Gears. i'm just saying if you talk about next-gen looking games, those are the two i look to on 360. nothing else really impressed me. Oblivion would've, but i didn't buy it for 360. you misunderstood
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gooner  +   2674d ago
ur such a fanboy hammer you dident even read what he said properly lol
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THAMMER1  +   2674d ago
Yeah I did missunderstand you.
My bad. You were reffering directly to the article.

falcontri you need to speak for your self.
TheMART  +   2674d ago
You didn't see next gen untill Dead Rising/Gears?

Did you have your eyes shut?

FNR3 I have them on both systems XBOX and 360. The 360 version is next gen. No doubt about it. Couldn't have been done on last gen like that!

Oblivion indeed. Next gen.

COD2, you can say whatever you want, PC port or not. I've not seen them this sharp and this good on my old consoles.

'Real' next gen in my opinion started with GRAW 1. And I think many will feel the same about that one.

PGR3? With the TV channel stuff and the total graphics? Next gen to me dude.

THere is much, much more then the two you mentioned, before that the summer of 2006 even.

@ Scottie (below)

Ofcourse, everyone has it's own opinion as do you.

But if you say GRAW 1 isn't next gen and GRAW 2 is, I don't know how you view them.

I mean, visually, GRAW 2 excells in explosions. But the other graphics in GRAW 1 had the same kind of stunning effect. It couldn't be your game, but about the whole gaming world said that next gen started with GRAW 1 not just me...

But well, enjoy zombie slashing and locust sawing though ofcourse
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MikeGdaGod  +   2674d ago
Mart...
i said TO ME. those games you mentioned are alright, but not something i really got hyped about.

TO ME, Dead Rising was the first game i was like, WOW, look at that! that can't be done on a last-gen console. everything else was alright but it didn't take the idea outta my head that the ps3 would soon out do the 360, in terms of overall satisfaction i get outta the systems.

i admit to being bias towards the 360 when it first came out, but i still bought one because i think it deserves a shot. now that i've had it for a while, i can honestly say it hasn't impressed me the way it has you. not trying to down it, alot of people would agree that the true next gen looking games are just arriving. GRAW1 was alright, GRAW2 is f*cking crazy. see what i mean?
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kewlkat007  +   2674d ago
I guess One
can make a case for every aspect of a game, whether they feel like it's Next-Gen or not.

Next-gen-Storyline
Next-gen-Visuals
Next-gen-Physics
Next-gen-Audio/Soundtrack

Is there a game out right now that demonstrates everything Considered Next-Gen, that I just posted? Probably not...but do some of the games out right now demonstrate some of the Next-Gen qualities, "Fa Shizzle Dizzle".

I think the term "NEXT-GEN COMPLETE" should apply if a game demonstrates all the Qualities above.

Then again Fanboys will always skew what Next-Gen is suppose to be like so, it's better to listen to a developer.

A good QUESTION:
If a game is taking advantage of the Next-Gen Hardware that was not capable on Old-Gen hardware then why should it not be Next-Gen? Well Technically speaking, should Ports count aswell?

Example:
Ninja Gaiden-XBOX VS Ninja Gaiden on PS3.
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THAMMER1  +   2674d ago
falcontri read this before you call any any othr member of this site a fan boy.
http://www.n4g.com/up/6116/...
Says you  +   2674d ago
For any body that has a brain the reason why Gears of War
Looked that great is because of Unreal Engine 3 not even the XBox 360 could do those graphics all by itself since people are dumb enough to compare that to Resistance Fall of Man. when Resistance Fall of Man is a FPS and Gears of War is a 3rd person shooter and of course Gears of War is using stream text.
ChickeyCantor  +   2674d ago
@kwelkat007
"Next-gen-Storyline" ;
WTF hahaah dude you made me laugh.
there is no such thing as nex-gen story line, stop being an idiot!
Close_Second  +   2674d ago
Sorry, but GOW is barely Next Gen...
...Before you start, I own an Xbox 360 and have played Gears of War but I don't think it really provides a great example of next gen. Ok, the visuals are sharp, however next gen to me is not just about high res texture maps and higher polygon counts. What would make GOW a true next gen title to me?

- Real time lighting showing the transition from night to day and day to night.

- Better water effects. When you walk through water in GOW the water does not react to you being in it.

- Multiple paths through a level. It would have been great to have to make your way to an objective and make your own way there and not be confined to taking only one path. GOW felt like a rail gun shooter where you had to make an occasional choice between path A or B.

- Random attack waves. I can't wait until you play through a level and the attack waves change. No matter how many times you play a level in GOW you encounter the same enemies at exactly the same points.

- Better damage modeling. With all your team mates and enemy firing off rounds left, right and center. I'd expect to see a lot more environmental damage from all the gunfire.

- Better AI. Whilst playing GOW I never felt as though the objective of the enemy was to wipe me off the face of the earth. They had no game plan. If I stuck my head up they would shoot...yawn. If they saw me ducking behind cover then they should blow it up! There was nothing about the AI in this game that really seemed next gen to me. Again, when the enemy saw me using gas tanks to generate light, why did they not remove the gas tanks? Could they not have tunneled up underneath a tank and removed it from the playing field?

- A longer game. 8-10 hours just does not cut it in my opinion.

GOW may look great and may be fun but to me it is far from being what I consider a true display of next gen. I did not pay $700 (NZD) on an Xbox 360 to play games that are just HD versions of previous generation games. That is, GOW offers little over a game like Resident Evil 4. In fact, RE4 in my opinion provides a more immersive experience.
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Extra Guy  +   2674d ago
I see your point and from a logical view it is totally valid. But from a technical point of view GoW is next gen simply because it couldn't be done the way it was on a last gen platform.
Close_Second  +   2674d ago
From a logical...
...point of view you may also correct. However, when Microsoft and Sony started marketing their latest toys some 2 years ago they promised sold a hell of a lot more than a next gen that would deliver the same but with some extra bells and whistles.

Titles like GOW may show a glimmer of "next gen" however, I for one still expect more...which I know we'll eventually see.
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Odiah  +   2674d ago
Shouldn't next gen....
be called current gen now?
ChickeyCantor  +   2673d ago
that question is wondering inside my head for weeks!

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