Bryan from High Score Reviews looks at the past year in gaming and predicts when we will get the current gen games we deserve.
Probably when the next generation arrives. Say 6+ years or so.
I think we have already had some Next Gen experiences. I think people are reaching a little here.
Not many next gen games out yet. Since most games coming out even now are out on the PS3 and Xbox 360, the 2 of those have stayed more than their welcome. If anything they are responsible for holding the industry back worse than any generation before this. Heck even the next gen games will need to keep all 3 playforms in view when releasing PC, PS4, Xbone. Xbone is so underpowered its going to be a drag on the industry from the get go. Its barely 2x as powerful as the last gen. While PS4 is a little more powerful its going to be held back by the tablet CPUs. In general dont expect much of a jump this gen, new consoles are under powered and will be holding the industry back for another decade.
Agree buddy, unfortunately kids today and early 20's are spoilt moaning dicks, been gaming since the beginning and have enjoyed all my computers, consoles over the years and having some great experiences already this gen, god forbid what the youth of today would have done without Internet gaming and cassette loading.
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We get the first real next gen games when the developers stop creating cross-gen games.
Your name reminded me of playing gta3 for ps2 while listening to Korn Issues on repeat while wearing Jnco jeans, lol
@lipton101, sounds like you had an awesome childhood :D
No, they'll say that one's not good enough either.
my earliest best guesses (based on what we know is coming: bloodborne, the order; and witcher3 are all in February and all could bring a "real next-gen experience". later in the year uncharted4 and halo5 could also be something special. of course, sony santa monica hasn't announced their game yet. nor has the next elder scrolls been revealed yet - so lots of exciting stuff to come.
i believe "next gen" is also about gameplay and new ways to play. I therefore believe that Zelda Wii U will set the bar high too.
you mean next fallout, not elder scrolls. tho with this pace bethesda may as well do the next elder scrolls game for the next-next gen consoles in 2020
second son pretty much blew me away with the lighting etc alot of games are already the true next gen experience because last gen they was all sub 720p for a start. the standout games for me are they games that are only on new gen. im not sure what people want a game to do to be classed as "true next gen" but we need some next gen writers like NDog have.
Who cares about next Gen i am happy with what we have, so many amazing games coming out this year, From sandbox games like archeage, to Call of Duty , on to Bayonetta 2 and Super Smash, i am loving my gaming experiences, i have never had so many good games, all calling for me at the same time to play,
February next year, that's when we'll see experiences reach a higher point. That is if you don't count Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis system this year. Namely games like Witcher 3. :)
Most people associate next-gen with photo realism which is very difficult to achieve. I am honestly fine with what we have at the moment. Most people would also associate next-gen with graphics, but truthfully its not the graphics that people should be worried about as this will come (as optimization increases). What I want in terms of next-gen is more intelligent AI, polish and better stories.
If you watched any of the videos explaining systems in Witcher 3, then you'll most likely have what you seek plus a story ending for Geralt on a high note. I certainly don't know how i'm going to tackle the consequences yet, but it'll be interesting for sure.
GTA V is the only real next gen experience!
LOL. If by next gen you mean the same basic game we played in 2003.
When this arrives http://31.media.tumblr.com/...
Naughty Dogs engine really does look superb.Can't wait to see some gameplay,but I'm pretty sure this will be the game that will blow everything graphically out of the water.I hope the gameplay and story are on par with the way it looks.Can't wait.
When Bethesda releases a Fallout or Elder Scrolls game
Yes then we'll see what next gen bugs truly look like. jk (sort of) I know I'll buy the next ES title on day one. Not so sure about Fallout, since I didn't enjoy last gen's Fallouts as much as many seemed to.
When UC4,The order 1886 and Star Citizen arrives.
When it comes to gameplay advances, I think I've already experienced it with Drivatars in Forza5 and Forza Horizon 2. Nothing like this has never been done before, and I'm excited about the prospects of using that technology in other genres. I don't really see any other games on the horizon that are doing more than pushing the graphics envelope. If better graphics is all this gen amounts to, I'd b pretty disappointed.
Agreed. Turning the difficulty onto unbeatable with Forza 5 on nurburgring for example is truly intense. Before that i'd never experienced anything like it before. Its a next gen experience in terms of racing. Physics. Sense of speed. Sound. Oversteer. Understeer. Snap. Everything about it is next gen.
I think people are chasing rainbows with new gen, personnaly I believe innovation has already arrived and its seems to have missed people, Shadow of Mordors Nemisis is like nothing I have experienced before in a game.
That nemesis system, pure gold. We will probably be seeing this type of thing being used in a lot of the open world games now.
"...predicts when we will get the current gen games we deserve." that sentence is the damn problem right there... whining and crying, expecting a million dollar experience for $60... the new hipster thing to do is complain that no game reaches their "standards"... Killzone blew us away with its graphics, not to mention a solid multiplay for people migrating away from CoD. Infamous SS's action, gameplay and graphics were superb. (not to mention its excellent use of DLC)Ryse had excellent graphics and a story that was comparable in length to GoW... I've never seen so many characters on screen as with DR3! Forza Horizon was a step up from last gen, and so was CoD AW compared to Ghosts... TLoU showed us that a last-gen experience can STILL be breathtaking visually AND character development wise, and Dragon Age Inquisition makes DA1 and DA2 look truely last-gen games... Destiny has shown millions of people every day what a truely addicting experience is. Bloodbourne, the order 1886, and the MCC all seem set to break records, with good reason. Personally i think this gen is off to a GREAT start, some people need to get off their couches and learn what programming is really about... i think maybe they'd quit being so over harsh if they realised how much WORK goes into making their unattainable next-get experiences...
@jspsc123 thats the whole point, none of these games "sucked"... go play an actual bad game and come back. go play The Fighter Within, or Terminator: Salvation, or almost any game based on a movie... those suck. every game i listed was a good game, and its people with your attitude that suck, not a beautiful game with a competent multiplayer like killzone, which is still getting good support from the dev. this who community needs to get its head outta its collective butt...
More power for better looking and functional games , or the power to actually realize a few gameplay ideas , is next gen enough for me . Not to mention some actually revolutionnary current console options and features Seems like most of the press have been famished for some quickly identified gimmick that would somehow define the generation and "next gen gaming" ... like they did with pointless devices (when left on their own and not exploited) like wiimote , kinect , move and wiiu gamepad ... rather than gaming being stuck in any weird place
Hmm? Sorry if I am not paying attention to the article. I have been driving upside down, underwater while dodging blue shells with a horn.
Gameplay wise, we've already received some next-gen experiences as others have already mentioned. Performance wise? Probably not until next gen in 4-5 years. We have some great looking games now, but unfortunately we are still getting 30fps and sub 1080p in a lot of titles. Throw in frame rate drops and screen tearing and it begins to feel like the current systems were a "half gen" upgrade at best.
when devs stop making crossgen games.
@ sprinterboy Error read side B
In terms of graphics - The Order 1886 + Uncharted 4 In terms of size and innovation - No Man's Sky In terms of open worlds - Partially achieved with Infamous Second Son and possibly AC Unity. Next Read Dead game, next fallout + Elder Scrolls game
When we stop getting cross-gen games. It's starting to happen but slowly. The best of the current gen will be the respective console's exclusive titles.
I would say the only contenders are uncharted 4 and battlefront 3! These are the only ones that defines a generation leap and stands out. I am a bit dissapointed actually on the power of these consoles...and developers (yes, I am looking at you ubisoft with obvious downgrades on unity and watch dogs) that calls their games next gen when in fact they are not far away from being old gen. Little more crowds, and tiny more higher resolution textures in unity isnt next gen. The only thing I like tech wise in unity is the 1:1 scale on the buildings and monuments :) Calling something next gen without deserving it is lazy!
Depends on your expectations...mine is already satisfied aplenty, but still asking for more...Bloodborne, The Order UC4 amongst others come to mind :)
Im pretty satisfied so far with this gen. With the exception of a couple games. I have an x1 and ps4 so im all set. This month is going to be a fantastic month in gaming. I think people are far to spoiled now a days but thats my opinion which im sure only a few would agree with
It BS not to think we are next gen now, games on X1 n ps4 looks way better then 360, PS3... How can you even say we are not but yet gamers getting high Reviews for the way they look??? Take PC gaming that's where I would say we don't see next gen, with the cost of video cards at $500 CPU $1000.00 we should have life like games!!!!!!!
2015 will show what next gen is truly made of
Microtransactions has put me off from buying the game but I have to say Assasins Creed Unity looks Next Gen at least graphics wise
"...when we will get the current gen games we deserve" Why do you deserve them? Weird comment.
I'd say if you bought a new console then you deserve games that make use of it's power, whether that means graphics, AI, enemies on screen, or whatever.
Next gen will officially begin with Uncharted 4. That game will set the standard for what we expect from devs in the future.
Have you seen GTA 5 for next gen? That's pretty next gen to me. Wait 2 more years and you'll see most games coming out that are what you'd expect out of next gen.
P.T is absolutely "next-gen." Hands down.
It'll start with Halo 5. Case closed
Shadow fall. that came out a year ago. wingsuit between collapsing buildings, OWL abilities and movement, good physics. Gorgeus to look at immersive gameplay. This gen is more atmospheric as lighting is not so much a limiting factor in any way, physics is greater, we can have more animated and better animated reactions and objects. This gen is better than you may think, but not so much a massive leap as ps2-ps3. There is room for a lot of sweet improvements to how we render and animate games in the next couple years. The new hardware is compatible with new more advanced and efficient techniques we didn't have or even that is yet to be invented or used. PS4 has a lot more memory and smarter architecture. It has a comfortable workspace whereas last gen systems you must make things as simple as possible and pick and choose things you want to do and cram it in. Not so much on the Ps4. Ps4's actual leap on paper... is about 10 times and IMO not impressive. Ps3's Cell is 40 times more powerful than the cpu in the ps2 and it packed a fairly good GPU with it. The next generation might be the last to have a significant leap in computing power as things look now. ofc depending on WHEN they come and what they cost to make. Eventually something radical may happen like proper, cost effective superconductors. But who knows when? 3 years from now? 10? 80? With superconductors that would work in regular temperatures we would be able to clock shit up to dwindling speeds and it would translate into as good as ZERO heat developement, we would have just stupidly immense processing power, not to mention they would barely use any power and cellphone batteries would last for months or years even.
Already have as far as my tastes go, so I am fine wit it..
When ps5 or Xbox 2 comes out. Then everything will run at 60 frames.
The real question is when will we stop moaning and complaining about every single fing thing and just play games.
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