PlayStation 4: The Best is Yet to Come

The numerous triumphs of the PS4 in recent months are well-documented; what’s interesting is what happens next. An Xbox One price-drop and the removal of Kinect has seen Microsoft make some serious gains, culminating in an E3 presentation that left no one in any doubt the company is making plays for Sony’s audience with a refocused strategy centred on exclusive games and indie titles.

JBSleek3661d ago

I mean..Yea it hasn't even been a year.

Applejack3661d ago

Exactly, can you imagine if someone could only judge the ps3 based on its launch year versus how it is now? Patience is the best remedy.

Maddens Raiders3661d ago (Edited 3661d ago )

My my my.. I never thought 11/11/06 would look so small and far in the rearview mirror on these here interwebz...

Keep it coming Sony.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

starchild3661d ago (Edited 3661d ago )

Think about this: Infamous 1 came out two and a half years after the PS3 launched, while Infamous Second Son came out only a couple months after the PS4 launched. Compare the two games. After playing Infamous SS for a while I went back to the first Infamous and I couldn't believe how bad it looked in comparison. Talk about a quantum leap in graphical fidelity.

It just makes me excited to think how good games are going to look later on this generation if launch titles like Infamous Second Son and Killzone Shadow Fall already look so incredible.

I honestly don't care what some people say about the PS4 being like a mid range PC. While this might be objectively true the actual jump in graphics between PS3 and PS4 is simply massive. Every bit as massive as the leap between PS2 and PS3.

ShadowReaper143661d ago (Edited 3661d ago )

Bro i hope ur kidding... The graphical leap from ps2 to ps3 every bit as massive as the leap from ps3 to ps4!? what are you a moron? the ps3 graphics are so much better than the ps2 graphics. That jump isn't even close to the ps3 to ps4. it literally went from standard definition to high definition. ps3 had 1080p games the ps2 was lucky to have 480i games. Like for real tho think...

KwietStorm_BLM3661d ago


Starchild is wrong, but you don't have to call him a moron. The graphical leap from PS2 to PS3 is clearly much larger than PS3 to PS4, at least thus far.

starchild3661d ago (Edited 3661d ago )

Yeah, if you judge graphics solely on resolution. But that would be ignorant.

Infamous 1 looks closer to a PS2 game than Infamous Second Son looks to Infamous 1. That is to say, Infamous Second Son is a bigger jump over Infamous 1 than Infamous 1 was over PS2 games.

PS2 to PS3 saw a jump from 480p to 720p (many games on PS3 didn't even manage to hit 720p), while PS3 to PS4 offers a jump from 720p to 1080p. So even resolution has seen a significant jump.

Not to mention that many PS2 games ran at 60fps and nearly all were at 480 x 640 resolution. PS3 games, on the other hand, were often sub-HD well below 720p and ran at framerates between 20 and 30fps. Infamous Second Son, for example, has a much better framerate than Infamous 1.

But the graphical techniques being used on PS4 games is what really sets the two generations apart. Infamous Second Son uses physically based rendering which makes materials look much more believable and the lighting and reflections are much more accurate. Not to mention vastly better texture quality, draw distance, geometric complexity, real-time screen space reflections, incredible particle effects, lots more dynamic shadows, better shadow quality, better texture filtering, and on and on.

The anti-aliasing, too, is vastly better in Second Son. The first Infamous had no anti-aliasing, whereas Second Son has some of the best anti-aliasing ever seen in a console game.

If you have an eye for detail it's easy to see that the leap from PS3 to PS4 is just as big, if not bigger, than the leap from PS2 to PS3. This isn't that surprising considering that there was 6 years between PS2 and PS3 and 7 years between PS3 and PS4.

The PS4 is a well designed machine and its unified memory architecture and overall performance easily allow it to offer a quantum leap over its predecessor.

KwietStorm_BLM3660d ago

You should probably actually go play PS2 games if you really believe all this.

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Ezz20133661d ago (Edited 3661d ago )

"PlayStation 4 The Best is Yet to Come"

Really ?! ....WOW, no way
I mean ...i thought PS4 has been waaaaaay to long on the market
it's time for PS5, sony

another Classic IGN article

sprinterboy3661d ago

Article is stating the obvious, woo go journalism lol. On a serious note though imagine what we're be seeing at E3 2020

Applejack3661d ago

Hopefully a new console by then lol

XtraTrstrL3661d ago

The Playstation Now pricing issue isn't just on how high prices were. Also, the setup needs changing, just for the 1st option atleast. Why would it have 7 days, 30 days and 90 days for the last 3 lengths of rental, but the 1st option is only 4 hours? That is stupid, make the 1st option atleast 1 days, if not 2-3 days. 4 hours is dumb as hell, and makes it feel like a ripoff at almost any price. 1-3 days should be the standard for the 1st option.

starchild3661d ago

Agreed. I don't understand the 4 hour option. You can't even beat most games in that amount of time. And if it's just there to provide a kind of demo of the game, it should be a lot cheaper.

aerisbueller3661d ago

I agree completely. 4 hours is just some capcom type bs. It should be competitive with RedBox at least, which I believe was $2 when I used it to rent Last of Us (one of the best rentals ever).

You can't do anything in 4 hours, except lament how poor you are for not being able to afford the longer options.

Bonkerz3661d ago (Edited 3661d ago )

"Greatness awaits", "The best has yet to come", whats up with all this BS PR? How about stuff now or even hell this year? Sony is lucky they have such a big following because Xbox one is turning into a hell of a console. Not much of a reason to own a PS4 until 2015.

PrinceOfAllSaiyans3661d ago (Edited 3661d ago )

How ? The same can apply for the Xbox One. I own both.

starchild3661d ago

Things are going to get much better for both consoles. No need to get upset.

On PS4 I'm looking forward to games like The Last of Us Remastered, Infamous First Light and The Order 1886. Not to mention all the multiplats that I will be playing on PC and PS4.

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Hardiman2292d ago

They sure do and the PS4/Pro and Switch are proof of this!

FallenAngel19842292d ago

I still remember how the misinformed media tried to push a doom and gloom narrative for the future of consoles at the beginning of the decade

Tsar4ever012292d ago

Didn't even notice it earlier but PlayStation already has it's own GAAS as part of it's PSN service model. It's "Free-to-Play" games & "Streaming", ala PSNow as part of it's "Adaptive Monetization ", according to Ex-PlayStation Boss Andrew House.

PhoenixUp2292d ago

Consoles have successfully existed for the past 46 years and they’ll successor exist for the next 46 years.