EuroGamer - Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony won't have the next generation of console hardware all to themselves, reckons THQ boss Brian Farrell.
Will be interesting to see what Apple will do. Rumor has it they are working on an integrated tv of some sort. Anyway, next gen is practically here. With all the competition, MS and Sony will launch sooner rather than later. CAN'T WAIT!
Will Apple know how to run things in the games industry with a console. I can see them having a console which will be over priced, kind of like the PS3 when that first came out and then after two/three years they'll announce a new version...just like they do with the iPhone/iPad EDIT: I'm not really comparing, I'm just speculating since that's what Apple are like and the fact they have never done a console before. <sheesh>
How can you compare a console cycle with iphone/ipad cycles? They are two totally different segments and I am sure apple understands this. Thats not to say apple will go head to head with sony/ms. I see apple more as a nintendo competitor.
MrSpace is right. Apple does this with almost all their products, iPhone, iPad, Macbooks, and if they could they would do it with the Tower. I like their products, but they're overpriced and remolded with better features every year to the point where I find myself never really wanting to buy them. I don't want to buy something I no is going to be getting an upgrade the same time next year.
I will eat my hat before I buy an Apple gaming console, period. Their hardware is horribly unreliable (you think the 360 was bad) and they'd bring a "new generation" every year or 2. Let Nintendo stick to the casuals, they have it down pat, though the Ipad and Iphone are ok quick gaming solutions, it's not like they develop these games, so please, stay out.
oh god please not apple. "and hear we announce the IPLAY. gaming done right" with controllers that are capacitive touch screens and it will cost you just 999$. magic!
Fcck Apple...Who ever takes the IPAD or IPHONE as a gaimng handheld seriously has a problem and needs a brain opreation.
Wow u have a problem man. What the f is up with all you that think ur superior and ur only a gamer if u play x y or z? I thought a gamer was somebody who loves games so much they play anything good reguardless of platfom. The ipad has some sick azz games and fyi half the games you dont consider games are ports from psp and ds lol. So its not a real game on ipad but it is on psn? You need to compare iphone games to handheld games, they are just as good in graphics and gameplay. If apple made a console it would prob be darn good imo, they have tons of casual stuff thats popular and they could create some awesome franchises. They wouldnt do it unless they were ready to face off with ms and sony, it wouldnt be just 1 dollar apps n a tv.
@TheDivine Well you thought wrong. Your not a gamer unless you have a 360, PS3, or a pimped out PC. And don't even get me started on a "hardcore gamer". ;)
Google and Apple? Sega, Atari next ? I think a combo deal between one or two of these guys with Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft is more likely. Google + Sony, Apple + Nintendo, and Microsoft + Microsoft. Right?
For next gen, I would like to see the Windows 8/Xbox Live rumor to be true. Then Microsoft slowly move the Xbox console into a PC state. If Windows 8 can play 360 games, who's to say that their next gen just won't be software that you install to your computer. I would like to see Microsoft merge it's PC and Xbox gaming.
"will focus on new ways for developers and publishers to interact with gamers" Can't we just get back to being simple where it's about gamers and amazing games instead of worrying about online, graphics and especialy interacting with people. Give me a better console, more games and a standard controler and we'll be good to go.
yeah! let just not innovate and advance! who need high tech graphics while you can make it simple. who need online gaming and all those bullshit?? right?
This gen is already too crowded
DREAMCAST 2 sega make it happen please :(
wish away, but it won't happen sadly. SEGA imploded and is still making up for it. Moment of silence for my favorite console makers........................ .........
I enjoyed Sega's consoles, but they don't have enough franchises to support their own console. Their best selling game this gen was Mario and Sonic at the Olympics..... I think Sega needs to focus more on getting all their developers on the same level as Platinum games. Those guys rock, the rest of Sega not so much. And stop making all those movie games, and bring out a real Golden Axe, Panzer Dragoon, Crazy Taxi, Shenmue, etc...
I really don't want the next gen to be to croweded. IMO all that does is divide the gaming community even more. Plus more fanboys. If you think this gen was filled with fanboys and gamers not getting along...just imagine if more companies came next gen.
I completely agree. I think things are already over crowded as it is. You have PS3, 360, Wii, DS, and PSP, and now 3DS, and Wii U on the way soon. It's too much to keep up with, and adding another player into the mix will do nothing but destroy a company most likely the new player. I think two console would be ideal. Now who that console is that should fail I'll leave up in the air, don't want my personal opinion offending anyone. 2 consoles and 2 handhelds would be perfect for me.
The graphics better improve... significantly. I don't care about this interaction with the gamer and developer nonsense. Actually how about both. Improved visuals and the other casual stuff that THQ is going on about. That would make me happy.
60 FPS/1080p need to be STANDARD on all games (even the crappy ones.).. enough with that other nonsense.
Thq should have just said... We hope google and apple enter the market so that we have a better shot at survival, since we can make short pointless games on their platform. Why don't you just make games for apple now? It's ok we have plenty devs that still want to make real games we won't miss you. maybe I'll throw you a dollar if you can make a GOOD short pointless game.
I call bullshit from an asswhole
That be a big game changer if those companies come in, with apple they have a strong following of people, while google they have much more resources.
I think Apple is already in gaming by taking on the casual market with its iPhone/iPad. I don't see them making any console moves, they won't even make a cost effective Mac platform for gaming that all Mac owners have been asking for, for years now. Google is doing the social gaming route by taking on Facebook. I don't see Google becoming a hardware maker anytime soon.
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