Gameplay Today explains why Randy Pitchford is wrong in regards to gamers being ready for Xbox 720 and PS4 and that the industry needs the evolution of hardware to continue making better games.
The first-gen of software on new hardware always sucks. I get why Pitchford would be scared. It's hard.
New Nintendo - 2012 New Xbox - 2012/2013 New Playstation - 2013 EDIT: Rabid it would be foolish of MS and Sony to wait out of the next-gen for two whole years. Both of them will release their new consoles before 2014.
Lol. New Nintendo - 2012 New Xbox - Late 2013/ early 2014 New Playstation - 2014
You know MS will be next after Nintendo to announce something. Sony still plans on PS3 to last 10 yrs.
I sure am!
Sony based their 10 year plan for the PS3 on the success of the PS2. They didn't expect such fierce competition this generation. They DOMINATED last gen like no one had ever done before. How could they have foreseen the Wii being number 1 after the GameCube and Xbox 360 doing so well despite the RROD. The "10-year" plan for PS3 is no more.
I've already switched focus from consoles to PC as the visuals are so much better. My multiplats are always PC first.
Whats up with 10 year plan? Why are people surprised? PS2 lasted 10 years, just because they release a new console doesn't mean the old one dies straight away. Some could argue PS2 is still alive, it hit 150 million units only 4 months ago, must be people still buying them.
wiis3 The next gen doesn't truely start until microsoft and sony enter it, they can wait as long as they want
"The "10-year" plan for PS3 is no more." Some people just don't get it what ever world you think you live in you need medication if you dont understand that the so called "10 year" plan is how long they plan on supporting the PS3 as they did with the PS1 ans PS2 Sony doesn't abandon there consoles to force the consumer to buy new or you can't play new they give you the option to buy it when you can. Nintendo will be out 1st thats a no brainer Sony going on there 5th year with the PS3 and showing no stopping of massive amounts of exclusives shows you might not see anything till next year M$ who knows! there spending more time with Kinect and making there system more about casual, communication and media than about hardcore games 2-3 exclusives a year wont cut it for gamers they want more maybe this is a sign the next xbox is closer than you think and may be something M$ needs to show at this years E3.
10 year plan does not effect next gen release date
in the coming years they're going to be here; i'd say about 3 years
Why is this site so quick to criticize a guy who just gave his opinion? They say that the industry needs the evolution of hardware, thats right. But right now, the evolution isn't that great. We saw the Samaritan trailer of Epic Games. It is near CGI quality, youcan get those graphics only with 3 580GTX cards in SLI mode. Now who in their right mind thinks PS4/xbox 720 could show such graphics when on PC you need 3 graphics cards who cost 400 bucks each??! We want a PS4 when it is ready and able to show graphics like the Samaritan trailer, to do that new cards need to be released wich can show graphics like the Samaritan trailer.
the new unreal engine 3 is next gen graphics and thats probably how the ps4 and new xbox graphics may look like hopefully.
Gaming may be ready for it but peoples wallets aren't. People will not want to spend hundreds on a new console, which will also probably mean a rise in game prices, at a time when they are getting great games on their current consoles
I totally agree, I would love to see new hardware but my budget won't allow it.
yeah we are so ready. Higher development costs.........yay companies are just getting to make multiple games a year now, 6 years later costs have been so bad risk loss and failure to make anythign original will just get worse I love it how a non gamer will tell a developer there 2 cents and how them not being able to make multiple games a gen and anythign different than a shooter is wonderful you ever wonder why borderlands is the 1 game in its series? after people are clamering for a sequel? Its because they cant. not because they dont want to
Agreed, the market has not grown enough to justify another dev cost hike. Games on new consoles would have a tough time distinguishing themselves from current gen titles, other than by framerate and resolution, and thus people will have much less reason to upgrade.
Gaming is at its peak
Get those new consoles out asap.....so that I can wait 3 years for a handful of decent games. @Stealth- inclined to agree
I think 6 years in consoles life is more then enough.
I'm not ready. I'd be happy to wait another 3-4 years. My xbox 360 slim and ps3 60gb are still going strong.
there few good games this gen on cosole less than 50. So yes we need new gen(too increace good games number) that have better graphics(please read the whole comment). I mean for real this gen have big levels graphics from ps2 level to Killzone 3 level on ps3. So just what we need that next gen will have a real level that make grahpics not a point it just a thing we already have even in anime games and make gameplay and story it the points that compnies work on hardly and make them worry same as ps2 days. We need next gen if it will deliver real games not a replay of this gen. So pleeeeease micro make a good console and don't put a 25 disc that will limit the next gen just like how did you limit this gen by dvd.
2013 release of ps4 , that's all i care...
Please stop with this crap!
Why come out with a new console when prices are pretty high? I guess we might start to save up on cash! And we might want to start 2 wait in line already for the new consoles.(LoL)
I'm not financially ready for a new wave of consoles. XD
Why the hell are people disagreeing that you cannot afford a new console? They did the same to me.
1080p @120fps with 3D and improved motion controls and updated BR with 8GB of memory. Of course we are ready...
Soooo what he's saying is that he's ready for $700 consoles? Again? If my memory serves me correctly, that didn't go over too well with most gamers/consumers and the very reason sony's dumbass is in last place which serves them right. I'm not saying the PS3 isn't a nice piece of hardware, I'm saying most gamers don't want to spend $700 on a GAMING CONSOLE. Anyone that's ready for new tech should just switch to PC gaming...
Has everyone forgotten the recession? Developer redundancies? And closures? "Hey new consoles are coming out. We want to make new games but as the costs have increased so much we are sacking all but 6 of you and getting the sandwich lady who pops in on Tuesday to do all our story for us. Also we will be paying you with chocolate coin wrappers and making a text based adventure otherwise it would take us 10 years to make an actual game". Or something like that. Graphics are fine at the moment. No need to improve until there is a massive step forward.
Gaming may be ready but no-one's wallet is. Not looking forward to a $700-$800 console. I'll stick with what I have for now thank you very much.
quicker they release, the quicker it becomes affordable.
same here not ready for 800.00 console
I would happily buy an $800. console because I can afford it. I can not afford or do I like PC gaming. I want next gen sooner than later.
I want a new console. I have a good job, no kids, lots of money.
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