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What are you really expecting from Nex Gen? Well that video below is were I hope we are going..
Because it looks like Graphics on the Next Gen Consoles are going to be a significant jump from current Gen game play. Just look at the FINAL FANTASY REALTIME TECH DEMO for proof.
( http://youtu.be/UVX0OUO9ptU )
It also seems the new systems are going to have more Animation.. In-fact animation is going to be a big part of the bump up in next gen.
Crytek said, "I think that whatever they end up delivering there are a lot of things that we want, and as you said more power is originally at the core of what we want. We want to be able to deliver a similar experience graphically to console gamers as much as we do in pushing the PC"
-remember these guys have indeed already played around with the dev kits' and given their opinion's on the possible spec's. What's good what's bad...
It's very clear Sony has spoke with a ton of developers and is just getting closer and closer to the PC experience, this could be a good goal for these new systems... (which seems to be what the next Xbox is going to do, that would indeed be a huge jump from what we have now)
-But Sony has said, "They would not do a new console unless it was a significant jump from the current gen console" (the PS3)
I think Sony is very confident in their tech, why else would they decide to hold an event far ahead of E3.. on Feb 20th (Like in Poker, you only show your hand when your pretty sure no one else can top you)
My guess would be because PS4 is really amazing and considering how long it takes for these systems to be made - It won't matter if they show their hand first because it will still be too hard for the competition to catch up. -(just look at what happened to Sony last gen -Some people forget but Xbox 360 actually came out a year ahead of PS3 and Sony still had problems trying to beat 360 specs)
-Serious mistakes were made - PS3 was originally suppose to have dual HDMI ports..(was going to be a big part of 2 player gaming) Didn't happen the cost would be too high, they also missed the boat on the speed of the Blu-ray's drive thru-put. Forcing games to have to do huge installs, since reading from the Blu-ray would be too slow.. Another huge miss-step.
-But that was Last Gen, those mistakes will indeed not be present in the PS4, as in life just like people do, big companies tend to learn from their mistakes... Here's hoping that the PS4 has indeed made the best of their time and are prepared to really surprise the gaming market this time around.
So What are you expecting from Nex Gen?