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Xbox One And The PlayStation 4: Weirdest. Console. Transition. Ever.

Is it just me or is the current transition to 'next-generation' consoles extremely, extremely weird?

On Kotaku today: news that a new, updated version of The Last of Us, previously a PlayStation 3 exclusive, is en route to the PlayStation 4.

In stores today: an Xbox 360 version of Titanfall. A video game experience that was recently heralded as one of the first 'true' next-generation games. A game that, thanks to some incredible technical wizardry on the part of Bluepoint Games, is near indistinguishable from the supposedly superior Xbox One version.

Officially announced today: a brand new Borderlands game. A 'pre-sequel' currently in development at 2K Australia that isn't appearing on next-generation consoles at all.

In my house today: two next-generation consoles that haven't been turned on once in the last month. An Xbox 360 that I continue to play: Dark Souls II, South Park: The Stick of Truth.

In January the most significant next gen release was a port: an updated version of Tomb Raider. My most played game on the PlayStation 4 so far? Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. A game that was released months earlier on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

This generational transition is weird. I can't remember another one like it.

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ThatOneGuyThere2724d ago

Can. We. Stop. Putting. Periods. After. Every. Word. ?.

Mankey2724d ago

I. Am. Attempting. To. Emphasize. Dramatic. Tension.

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gobluesamg2724d ago

I wish we could get our hands on these spammers and pummel them.

Ratty2724d ago

I wonder who agreed with the spammer...

jhoward5852724d ago (Edited 2724d ago )

You're always telling people off. You literally taking things too seriously. Chill out.

BTW, do all a favor and cut that dam fro of yours. There can only be one don king...we don't need two.

ThatOneGuyThere2724d ago

Dont. Tell. Me. What. TO. Do.

Ratty2724d ago

His hair is a bird. Your argument is invalid.

Volkama2724d ago

Same as every other generation transition really. I'd say if anything this one is more accelerated than usual, probably because the gap was long, price lower, and the technological leap smaller.

MonsterChef2724d ago

I think we are seeing more remastered version of last gen games because of just how easy it is to develop for these consoles they both have similar architectures to PCs which makes the whole process a lot easier then with the ps3 and 360, if a PC version of gta5 comes out I'm sure a ps4 and Xbox one version will too, got to give both companies credit they built solid machines

gobluesamg2724d ago

So....this guy didn't play Second Son. WTF. My PS4 gets plenty of playtime.

SoulMikeY2724d ago

That's exactly what I was thinking. And it is funny that TF was referred to as a "true next-gen" title when it's cross-gen. BF4 is also cross-gen and it looks better. Even MGSV.

denawayne2724d ago

You have to have install base before any real AAA title are released. Could you imagine GTA releasing with less than 10 million people buying it potential customers?

TheEnigma3132724d ago

GTA4 came out at the beginning of last gen.

Sgt_Slaughter2724d ago

2008 is pretty much right before the middle of the last gen.

Applejack2724d ago

The xbox 360 launched in 2005 and ps3 launched in 2006 while that game came out in 2008. I wouldn't really consider that the beginning.

MonsterChef2724d ago

More like the maturing age of the consoles when developers where starting to understand just what they could get out of the ps3 and 360 respectfully , that's also the year mgs 4 came out

zerog2724d ago

Well considering that it would just be a port and not take anywhere near the time and money to do as opposed to making a new game I don't see why they wouldn't. Didn't gta5 sell roughly 16 million copies in its first week on last gen consoles, roughly a game for 10% of 360s and ps3s sold? If that trend continued with the 10+ million new consoles sold that should make at least another million in sales right off the bat and possibly swing more people on the fence into jumping into next gen. I mean come on its gta, the Juggernaut of the gaming industry.

denawayne2723d ago

How did I get disagrees. Silly.

The point is is developers hold onto their ace until at least a couple years after a console launches.

Godmars2902724d ago

The most over hyped yet lackluster console gen yet.

MonsterChef2724d ago

It hasn't been even a year, you wanna talk about bad console starts just look at the ps3 I bought one when they first came out for $700 you know what I had to play for a long period of time resistance and let me tell you the psn in those times was dead quiet good thing I had my 360 to play gears but I say this generation has gotten out to a really good start much better then the ps2s if you are old enough to remember but judging by your statement your prob 14 years old

KwietStorm_BLM2724d ago

It's been half a year. What were you really expecting this far in, to call it the most lackluster? What amazed you last round after 6 months? What about the generation before that?

Godmars2902724d ago

Better than HD remakes of games released within six months on older systems.

SoulMikeY2724d ago

Better than HD remakes...? Nope. Sorry. You really must not be old enough to remember. Come back at 12 months from release and say that shit again. Godmars.

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