Importance of Xbox 720/PS4 graphics jump

Product Reviews writes: The debate that never seems to end with console gaming tends to be one of gameplay vs. graphics, and while some of us want both, others feel that gameplay is more important than graphics and vice versa. Enhancements like giving every GTA 5/6 pedestrian unique mentalities would be possible with next-gen hardware, although it’s fair to say with the next-generation we’d expect a big graphics jump, and for us this is more important.

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danswayuk2553d ago

Graphics will help, but I will likely buy both systems and then get games for each depending on the situation.

Titanz2553d ago

Either the majority of 3rd party titles won't be console exclusive, or games will lack depth.

Million dollar sales, won't even break even.

danswayuk2553d ago

Interesting line of thought, is this just opinion or do you have sources to back up this possibility?

Letros2553d ago

Game development has went up by an order of magnitude every generation, (why would the next gen be any different?), while game cost has stagnated around $60 (N64 games were $60-80...). Core video games will only get so popular, and the casual Angry Bird stuff isn't really helping that either. I'd say Titanz makes a valid point.

kneon2553d ago

Development costs will not go up an order of magnitude for next gen, that's just not feasible, nor is there any need for it to be that much more expensive.

The only dev that could see a big increase in costs is Nintendo as it will be a big leap for them if they are targeting the same production quality gamers have come to expect on the other consoles.

MidnytRain2553d ago

Lol, why are you analyzing him?

NYC_Gamer2553d ago

i doubt any 3rd party studio will limit themselves to one platform with the price of the production being higher.and we should all expect major publishers to take less risk..

Half-Mafia2553d ago

They barely take risks now, which makes me scared for the next gen consoles.

death2smoochie2553d ago

One can only imagine what the costs for game development next generation will be? It's exceedingly high as it is now, next generation will be substantially more if you see where development is heading.

Maybe this is the reason some developers, especially the smaller software houses are publicly stating there is no need for new consoles at this time.

Seems it's not a desire for more power for some of these developers, but a desire for those companies not to go Chapter 11 like many have this generation due to rising costs of development.

LeShin2553d ago

People may want state of the art graphics, but let's be real, many do not want to spend a lot of money to have it....or everyone would have top graphical spec PC's in their household, which they don't. (I know I certainly don't)

hintonmj2553d ago

It is getting way too expensive and time consuming to make great games. I want to experience photo-realistic interactive emersion as much as the next guy, but until someone invents a way for developers to impose their will without having to go through meticulous programing, we will be left with beautiful, but short and unimaginative experiences.

Inception2553d ago

Next gen, i don't want dev just focusing too much making graphic more detail / realistic. But i want dev offer a new way of gameplay and storytelling without relying too much into gimmicks like motion control / touch screen.

lzim2552d ago


Have you considered that in some respects PC gaming is severely hampered by just clicking a mouse? and console games the very same by using an imprecise game pad?

Opening up human interface to several standards by default forces game devs to try them all and get used to ones that work best. If only 360 had supported mouse, it might have had more RTS and an OS. Sony would have followed suit. Steam on 360 would have made more sense and more devs would be able to port stuff back and forth.

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