EA Boss Believes Next-Gen is Next-Year

John Riccitiello expects Microsoft and Sony to out their next-gen hardware in 2013.

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SandWitch3141d ago

Me too.

Because Wii U is more like a current gen

MurDocINC3141d ago

Maybe for consoles, pc is already next gen.

Hufandpuf3141d ago

PC is current gen, consoles have been last gen for a couple years.

SandWitch3141d ago (Edited 3141d ago )

PC maybe is a next-gen for the hardware, yet it fails to deliver better looking games.

TheRealTedCruz3141d ago


Battlefield 3
Crysis and updated Crysis 2
Witcher 2

Those are just examples of games available on all platforms, though the more technically impressive versions are on pc.

There are many, many games that display the difference in tech between pc and the, let's face it, poor tech of the consoles.

And this is coming from someone who games almost purely on console.

Let's not pretend here.

starchild3141d ago

GynGa, you have to be joking. I like gaming on my consoles in addition to my PC, but your statement is simply not true.

The games I play on my PC look significantly better than my console games. It's dramatic sometimes how much better the PC versions will look.

For example, Tomb Raider Underworld on the 360 and PS3 didn't impress me very much when I played the demos, but it is utterly transformed on the PC. Running in 1080p and 60fps without the screen tearing and with high quality texture filtering and anti-aliasing the game becomes something very beautiful.

On the consoles it is a decent looking game, but on PC it amazingly looks better than Uncharted overall. The upcoming Tomb Raider reboot is only going to push that further.

And that's not even getting in to high end games like The Witcher 2, Crysis 2, Metro 2033, etc.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney3141d ago

Planetside 2 only has 2000 players while MAG has 256!! Yeah! /s

Unexpecta3141d ago

It doesn't make sense when people compare PC's to consoles. Yes PC's are the best machines out there providing next gen graphics and other capabilities but consoles have their own different and separate place in the market place. If you're a PC gamer, then good for you, play your PC games and don't get into the business of console gamers. I don't mind playing games with 'dated' graphics on consoles compared to PC's, since the eye candy satisfies me.

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krazykombatant3141d ago

Says you and the hundred of other sony/x360 fanboys in this website. You all forget that all it takes is HD Nintendo games and it trumps all other games.

SandWitch3141d ago (Edited 3141d ago )

How do you know that I'm not a PC fanboy

JBSleek3141d ago (Edited 3141d ago )

When I see comments like this I literally just feel sad when you consider Wii-U current generation for the hardware that hasn't been released.

And not only that those who call Wii-U next generation are the same ones who don't consider:
- High Capacity disk format
- Robust Online Capabilities
- New Controller input
- 720p/1080p games
- Modern GPU
- A generational leap from Wii

As worthy next gerneration compentents because it doesn't push the amount of pixels you want, yet are the first ones who claim when the console generation gets old that it is games that seperate the consoles from PC not graphics.

krazykombatant3141d ago

I know your not PC master race, because you would have stated that fact right from the get go and put down every single console below the might that is your gaming rig. You didn't you just put down the wiiU.

None of us know the specs and it would be foolish to think that MS and SONY will automatically put in more better hardware than ninty will. Stop speculation and wait till the end of the year and then wait till the other 2 come out, then rage all you want... Unless your a humble PC elitist..... If you are then you'll take the piss out on everything cuz you can.

ChunkyLover533141d ago

Next generation has NOTHING to do with power of a platform. It has to do with the release of a new console altogether.

The 3DS isn't as powerful as the Vita, but its still Nintendo's next generation handheld.

Ignorance is bliss I guess.

On topic, I think a "Duh" is in order. I watched this past E3, it was boring, no surprises and very little that screams new and exciting. Sony and Microsoft are biding time until next generation.

I mean Usher and Wonderbook? These two idiotic things would have never been at E3 had we had the console cycles we were used to.

WeskerChildReborned3141d ago

Here we go, more Wii U hate -.-

yabhero3141d ago

He says WiiU is next gen in the article...

samtheseed3140d ago (Edited 3140d ago )

EA: "Wii U is not a transitional platform, it is a true next generation system."

Adding to this to this debate, EA’s Cam Weber has claimed that the Wii U is truly a next generation console. In an interview with Game Informer, when asked whether the Wii U was a next generation console he said:
Absolutely. It’s a [new] platform with a new controller input, so we’ll do everything we can to deliver an experience that will take advantage of the hardware for that consumer.

quantae063140d ago (Edited 3140d ago )

This title is mis-leading because EA has already said that Wii U is next gen a number of times.

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Them_Bones3141d ago

He has the kinda face you'd want to cheese grate.

Reverent3141d ago (Edited 3141d ago )

Pssh, like anyone would allow that to touch their cheese grater. That would be such a gross mess to have to clean out of there.

Relientk773141d ago

Pretty much everyone thinks that Sony and Microsoft will release their new consoles in 2013

Them_Bones3141d ago

2 years ago I would say they still have dead space and bad company.
And well... yeah..

demetreHG3141d ago

There isn't any next-gen console next year and Ea can kiss my a..... with this load of BS !!

Late 2014-2015 will be the year you see anything , these articles are getting more stupid and too the people actually believe him dream on !!!

Them_Bones3141d ago

I agree with you.
I just can't see them coming out next year seeing as how we have been told absolutely nothing about them yet and we are already in the Q3 of 2012.

yabhero3141d ago

Whether fanboys like yourself want to believe it, next gen starts this Fall. As for NextBox and PS4, Sony and MS are stretching it out as far as possible with the dated hardware of PS3/360 but seeing one in late 2013 wouldn't be surprising and all will be out by 2014. You must think Sony and MS are stupid if they will leave WiiU as the most powerful console for 2 years , while getting exclusives that look better... I like Sony and Nintendo. Giving WiiU two years gives it a 25 million user base advantage and means even if PS4 and Xbox8 are much more powerful, even though they won't be, developers will still go with WiiU as the developing console thus holding ps4 and NextBox ports back. You don't want the WiiU to have the upper hand do you?

shammgod3141d ago (Edited 3141d ago )

You might as well be speaking another language with that bull**** *** comment!

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