OXM UK: "Prolonging current gen lets devs focus on 'craft' over 'technical challenges', says Randy Pitchford."
Couldn't agree more. I thought PS2/Xbox had mountains of potential that didn't get used.
The reason I don't want this gen to end so soon is because. It the most expensive gen but the worst i have gamed through. Yes there has been some very good games but alot more have them have been shit 2bh with you. Its starting to get better. excuse me if i seem like a sony fanboy while saying this but i don't know whats on the other platform but gears 3 on the xbox and multiplats But Uncharted 3 (The hole series is good) Gears Of War 3 Skyrim The new 'Tomb Raider' Battlefield 3 Need For Speed The Run Resistance 3 Are IMO what this Gen should of been like from the start till now if it even dreamed of being seen as great this gen games have been gimped prices have been pushed up etc I want a nice sexy collection of bluray games to go along side Yakuza 3/4 Uncharted 2 Metal Gear Solid 4 Little Big Planet Motorstorm Pacific Rift ImFamous Modnation MAG Killzone 2 Resistance 2 Ratchet and Clank Series Demon Souls Thought i dont have an xbox no more Gears series Halo 3 Online Only and Forza are must own games and also what this gen is about Yes there are multiplats that will join that list but not many and thats where i have been let down to be honest with you, Deadspace 1&2 Portal 2 is all thats cutting it for me so far
Are you kidding? This gen is MILES better than last gen. Quality wise Production wise Multiplayer Community Xbox Live/PSN XBLA/PSN Store
A lot of games on that list were held back because they're "this gen", if you look at a game like MAG or even Killzone 2 the inability of this gen to deliver on what was promised is rather obvious. Bring on the next gen I say so we can do games like MAG and Killzone 3 with no compromise. I'm tired of the console crutch.
"We're "fortunate" to have long console lifespans" - spoken like a true mediocrity. Of course Gearbox is happy with longer lifespan. Why wouldn't they be. They can rest on their laurels, they don't have to learn anything new, don't have to develop new skills at this point. Any normal developer (or human being for that matter) would welcome next gen as an opportunity to learn something new, develop new skills, and generally set their sights on new horizons. When present gen hardware cap is removed by next gen, developers can discovering new ways of immersing players in games, create new, breathtaking worlds, and take gaming to next level. Just look what BF3 is doing on PC. They pushed graphics and physics to amazing levels and pushed immersion to next level. You think that present gen console hardware can do this? Of course it can't. If it could it would. This gen has given all it had, now it's time for something new. There is no hidden potential, no magical source of strength in present gen. It had a nice run, we witnesses some amazing games, but the last time my WOW! radar detected something, it was in 2009. and was called Uncharted 2. It's time to move on.
I feel that this gen isn't as original as last. The only console games I've played this gen that felt like genuinely unique / original experiences are Mirror's Edge (First person platforming) and Assassin's Creed (Parkour / climbing EVERYWHERE) But last gen had A LOT of games that basically created new genres like Devil May Cry or if it already existed revolutionized and introduced the genre to the main stream such as GTA3 with sand box worlds. Also, many many games go for a realistic look to their graphics and art directions imo are starting to look homogenized because developers are relying less on unique stylized graphics as they strive for realism.
@TheLastGuardian2010 -No i'm not kidding games from last gen seem to have more content depsite the disc now holding more data -More replay value -more of a challenge now they dumb down everything make everything easier so 'casuals' can play. the only thing i like about this gen what actually got me gaming seriously is the graphics i never used to complete games cause i used to get bored not knowing what was going on because i did't like the cutscenes this gen made watch them now i have gone back to old classic games and got into them cause now i know where the meaning of the game is the best games from this gen do not fuck with the best games from last gen make no mistake killzone 3 was rushed out the gates GG even said after MAG is perfect bar the community Also if this gen is so good why all these HD remakes? @TimTebo Playing GOW HD collection atm Greazy91 is my psn id check what games i play apart from the ones i listed ^^^^
Really? Don't fuck with the best games from last gen? I'm not arguing that last gen we got some real good games. To be honest the list can go on and on. But this gen has gave me more memorable experiences that the last gen...for example (and this is just off the top of my head) Sorry but how can you say games like Bioshock Assassins Creed Mass Effect Heavy Rain Red Dead Redemption L.A Noire Portal Uncharted Gears Dead Space etc... Then there's the whole xbla, and psn space We have classics that rival classic ps2 games like Braid Flower Limbo Journey Geometry Wars Outland etc.... Are shitty? What games do you play? When was the last time you even played a ps2 game? I'm sorry but your alone on this. I mean hell just Bioshock alone pushed gaming narrative as we knew it. Games like Red Dead Redemption made me cry (when John dies) for the first time in a video game space. Games like Portal made me think in ways I never thought possible. Heavy Rain changed my defintion of what a game is, and what it could me. Uncharted brought me adventures I never thought possible. L.A Noire made me witness a dead naked corpse, not for shock value, but for the damn narrative (which is saying alot for games).. There have been great achievements this gen, and your seriously blind to them for some reason. And this gen is far from over. We still have soon to be classics like Bioshock Infinite, The Last Guardian, Rage, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Deus Ex: Human Rev., Far Cry 3, GTA V, and on and on and on. We're not done, not for a long shot.
@TimTebo I own a ps3 nothing else thats why i said excuse for sounding like a fanboy but mentioned series like -uncharted -Portal -Gears -Deadspace Assassins creed is really repetitive good story but i get bored of its gameplay Red Dead, LA noire and Rockstar Games in general are good for the first few hours then you notice your doing the same things just different skins Journey is not even out yet that looks amazing not gonna lie but slow your role it could still be shit lol Geomatry was is good nothing special its good flower is boring outland yet to try i will cause im hearing good things about it I'm sorry man you really like this gen i think its good but still the worst last gen if you gave devs a 25gb disc they would of packed it with content this gen they make a 5-6gb game then release day one dlc =/ if you think thats good then okay but when i look at this gen all i see is consumer abuse and gimped games largely
You hear that Ubisoft?
Ubisoft can't wait to implement their next generation DRM to the new consoles ...
I won't lie, not too keen on a new generation just yet, main (only) reason is I do not want to buy a new console, mine is only 4 years old. . .wait, what? Yikes! Still, I do not want to be stuck in old gen again till I can afford the nextbox.
I want the next gen NOW.. 'cause I'll probably wait a year after its release to make sure nothing is red and yellow except M&M's
In other words, learning to program new hardware is hardware is hard. Thanks for the FYI Gearbox.
im LOVING that this generation is going longer than the previous ones. Id actually like for it to extend a few more years. We are getting some amazing games on both consoles and thats directly related to developers comfort with the hardware. I mean lets be honest, there were some shit games on both consoles for a couple years before both consoles finally got into their groove..
Idunno, the 360 seemed pretty solid the first year. Games like Gears1, Rainbow Six, Oblivion, Dead Rising, FNR3, Burnout, CoD2, and FEAR. IMHO these developers are getting too comfortable with this gen. Game franchises are becoming too stale. Almost all installments after their debuts feel like a step back to me(CoD, BF, ME, Gears, FEAR, Dead Rising, Forza, Burnout. Did I miss any?lol.) I'm not sure if it's the consoles themselves or maybe publishers exploiting their new found market but this gen seems like it's on a steady decline. I buy less and less games every year and the ones I do buy I enjoy less and less. Maybe upcoming titles like BF3, Halo: CA, MW3(maybe, they said it's going to be more like CoD4 but that might be cleaver "hook, line and sinker" advertisement) and Gears3 might change my view on this gen. One can only hope...
Why aren't you playing Bioshock Shadows of the Damned Assassins Creed Portal 2 L.A Noire Crysis 2 Red Dead Redemption Portal 2 alone is something worth remembering when this gen is over
Who said I haven't played any of those? I only mentioned games that came out in the first year of the 360 launch. But thanks for reminding me of a few that gave fallen from grace. Bioshock > Bioshock2 Portal > Portal2(Seemed like they tried too hard with this one.) GTA4 > Red Dead > LA Noire Crysis > Crysis 2(No, I'm not a PC fanboy. C2 was unbelievably disappointing. Almost as bad as Homefront) And the other two aren't my cup of tea.
i play games on a console because it has they have the games i want to play, not because of the power of the system and the best games usually come towards the end of a consoles lifecycle.
@Fanboi Console crutch? Christ your starting to sound like Ubisoft. Sorry, but how about developers start focusing less on there graphic incapability, and instead try new art styles..and learn how to innovate, instead of leaning on that SAME DAMN crutch which technology gives us.
this gen is the forth best gen in my opinion in terms of game quality and memorability 1) ps2 era 2) snes era 3) psx/n64 era 4_) this current one (I put it even this high mostly because the handhelds are so good, the consoles stink)
i want my next gen xbox and ps... this gen is horrible..
"Prolonging current gen lets devs focus on 'craft' over 'technical challenges'" Randy, where was yours team skills in DNF? so many years and what? where is that crafting. True is that - now devs knows Cell - that makes me happy.
Gearbox didn't spend all those years crafting DNF - 3D Realms did. Pitchford's job, as I see it, was to pick up the pieces and jam them together in the shortest time possible.
still - less talking more polishing :) after all i have to agree with those sentence.
A sensible and obvious point of view, I reckon. Like learning anything, once you achieve some level of competence , only then can you push on to the next level and become really creative. OFF TOPIC Btw Randy, where the helll is Borderlands 2 / Borderworlds?
I barely play most games this gen, Its just the same games over and over repackaged with a few hidden gems (Demon Souls being one of them) Im not ready for the next gen yet but I would like to see more diversity so I can pick up my controller again
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