The Xbox One and the Playstation 4 Could Be Bad for Gaming

BNR: Before you read any further, I'd like you to know that I think that both the PS4 and Xbox One are going to be good consoles- they'll both be region free, and neither will require a 24/7 connection to the Internet. They'll have stronger hardware than the current generation of consoles- and, to be honest, not much else.

What's coming with the new generation of consoles? More processing power, that's certain- more RAM, improved graphics, and, inevitably, neat new games that take advantage of this technology. That's the problem. I think it would be a slap in the face of the hard working developers to say that there's no innovation involved in the next-gen consoles- much thought and design went into making them and their components, but in themselves I don't think that the consoles themselves are particularly innovative. They're pretty much improved versions of the consoles from the last generation- what makes them so special?Sure, they've given developers some extra room to work with, and they'll inevitably take advantage of the hardware to pull off spectacular things- but most of those things will wind up being things that could've been accomplished on the last generation's hardware on a smaller scale. Evolutionary hardware growth encourages evolutionary software development. That, in turn, causes a sort of stagnation- innovation winds up getting slowed down.

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shibster882554d ago

This dude is a noob, of course next gen is just an improvement on the soon closing gen, like everything new just an improvement, but the real improvements will be the games as long as that happens then greatbin my eyes, thats wha5 consoles are there for, this guy has lost it and should stick with a wii u.

XtraTrstrL2554d ago

He's not giving them time, there's tons of stuff going on in the new consoles. The true unified memory and the HSA hUMA APUs allow new ways for the CPU and GPU to communicate with each other. The stuff that can be added to the virtual worlds will increase exponentially, and make the game worlds much more alive.

From way more characters with much better AI, much larger open worlds, filled with detailed and living environments, more believable and larger amounts of particles, the use of Kinect 2 and PS4 Eye for Augmented Reality, and possibly the inclusion of Oculus Rift or similar headset VR support to immerse you even further into the games.

ZodTheRipper2554d ago (Edited 2554d ago )

And a lot of people are forgetting about Indie games. Steam Greenlight already brought a lot of awesome experiences so I can't wait for the self publishing on PSN.

andrewer2554d ago (Edited 2554d ago )

"of course next gen is just an improvement on the soon closing gen"
say that to Nintendo, because they are the ones that are really innovative, not graphix maniacs

fsfsxii2554d ago

An extra screen that is way more expensive than the console itself is really considered innovation.

tracyllrkn2554d ago

Apparently no one cares about that. That's not going to bring PS4/X1 gamers to the Wii U. Nintendo is just stuck in the pass not knowing what consumers want.

TheUltimateGamer2554d ago

The consoles themselves, I agree - they are just amped up versions of the previous consoles. BUT the key thing is all the extra "stuff" that they built into the operating system.

wishingW3L2554d ago

the key thing are the games.

_FantasmA_2554d ago

What's hurting innovation is every game trying to be Call of Duty. And its partly the gamers' fault for buying that crap up year after year and its overpriced map packs. Us gamers have more power than we think, but most are gullible and buy DLC anyway so why would there need to be a change to these policies if they are profitable?

kma2k2554d ago

The ps4 is going to be bad for my bank account thats a given!

Roper3162554d ago

the whole instant video shaing of you game is new as far as I know, along with allowing your friend to come and take over your character in a game if you can't get past a certain part.

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