Next-Generation Gaming Uncovered, Ready for PS4, Xbox 720, and Wii U

"With the current generation of videogame consoles (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii) passing their 5/6 year mark and Nintendo’s Wii U announced during E3 2011 back in June, it will be no surprise to see Microsoft and Sony release their next-generation consoles within the next 2-3 years. Because of this, gamers around the world have began speculating what these companies will have in store for them when they are ready to release their next consoles."

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Nick2120042494d ago

I am looking forward to checking this out at CES next month!

Kevin ButIer2493d ago

Well if we take ps vita as a first clue of what the ps4 is going to be... im already excited

MAiKU2493d ago

Am i the only one here that thinks this tech is pre-Ghost in the Shell era?

Getowned2493d ago

"it will be no surprise to see Microsoft and Sony release their next-generation consoles within the next 2-3 years"

I think everyones been saying that for 2-3 years lmao

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DeadlyFire2494d ago

Month? I thought it was less than 14 days away.

Wikkid6662494d ago

He said next month... not a month away.

It's Dec 23rd. Next month is in 9 days

tmanmushroom2494d ago

I'm interested in seeing what they have in store, and what the Wii U has in store.

NukaCola2493d ago

Word around the campfire is the Wii U is just a repeat of E3, but I hope not. I want to see this thing in action, I am intrigued, but not overly blown away yet. The tablet controller still looks uncomfortable and I fear the launch will be mostly year old ports. I will watch though. I am hoping for some really amazing things.

xtremexx2494d ago

i want to see what happens

Matrix2k2494d ago

Only the wii u will be there .

negroguy2494d ago

I'm guessing Sony might add in an online fee next gen. Xbox Live is doing well with it and this way sony would be able to invest a lot more into PSN. I'm thinking Sony will allow people to play PSN for free but if they want extra features such as x-chat and cloud storage there will be a fee.

Max Power2494d ago (Edited 2494d ago )

I'll think they'll stick with what they have now, free psn and a premium PS+. Cross game chat will be free such as with the PS Vita with a free amount of cloud storage, but PS+ will offer more cloud storage.

blumatt2494d ago (Edited 2494d ago )

Yeah, I'd bet Sony will stick with Free PSN. That's a huge selling point for a lot of people. Plus, Sony's games seem to get superior dedicated servers without them having to charge us a fee to play our games online. I think PS+ is genius and much more consumer-friendly. We actually receive CONTENT for our hard-earned $50. We get tons of games and discounts of games. Plus, we get cloud storage and automatic downloads. I think the PS4 will allow us to use cross game/system chat, a universal party system, and in-game music for free. The only paid option will again be PS+.

I just hope the PS4 uses the Cell architecture again so that we'll have FULL backward compatibility with all of our PSN/PS3 content and games. We've all purchased a lot of DLC and games and I for one want to be able to re-download all of it again on the PS4 and be able to use it still. I also hope the PS4 supports use of the DualShock 3 still so we don't have to go out and re-buy all new controllers. Remember, the PS2 supported PS1 controllers, so it makes sense. Two generations of compatible controllers works well.

ZippyZapper2494d ago

PS3 has PSN+ that will be standard for PS4. Welcome to pay service, it's better anyway.

hazardman2494d ago (Edited 2494d ago )

@ blumatt Why do we have to wait til PS4 for cross game/system chat and universal party? These features should be included already if your paying for Plus. Just Admit it PSNPlus is a watered down version of Live Gold.

Nitrowolf22494d ago (Edited 2494d ago )


Because PS3 isn't capable of doing it. People think that Because PS Vita can do it so could the PS3, but that is not the case. It has to do with Ram,which Vita has a lot more of. It was never a feature that Sony had actually planned for before hand, which for the next console will for sure have it.

This was all confirmed by Sony

MariaHelFutura2494d ago (Edited 2494d ago )

I dont have PS+ or XBLG.

PS+ - gives you games, themes, avatars and extended demos (game trials).
XBLG - allows you access to your internet connection.

gamingdroid2494d ago (Edited 2494d ago )


It's not only "not enough RAM", but the fact that Sony didn't have the foresight to include a default way of doing VOIP despite MS being in the market first for some time.

Thus, each developer likely has their own technology in use and they are likely incompatible with each other. So you won't be able to have cross game chat practically for sure in the future. ... and this hasn't changed with the latest iteration of games either.

BF3 wouldn't for instance have all those VOIP issues, if they used a time tried and tested implementation.


Your internet connection cannot connect to Xbox Live without MS permission.

Therefore you are paying for access to the Xbox Live platform which provides among other things server to matchmake and co-ordinate chat and etc.

Blogz4Fanboyz2494d ago

all the disagrees for people saying that sony will charge for on-line.. tut tut

what, dont you lot think that sony and nintendo look at xbox lives subs revenue with envious eyes???

it is not a question of if sony and nintendo will charge for on-line play, but a question of when!!

behind closed doors, i am certain both are investing heavily in their on-line services for next gen..... both of which will be subscription based

Blogz4Fanboyz2493d ago

lol @ disarees. how many people have cod elite??? you dont think they will pay for psn??

they will and sony know it....

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hazardman2494d ago

Their already doing that with Plus! Plus is not worth the money when compared to what Xbox Live has to offer, IMO!!

Nitrowolf22494d ago (Edited 2494d ago )

I think next gen they will make it more worth it just becuase the next console will most likely be built to multitask and have enough resource.

I don't want to get my hopes up, but I wouldn't mind if they went if the standard 4GB of Ram that's in most computers today (size). BTW I know it's all old tech and such, but when people say next gen they mean next gen of console not the next leap in tech.

I think both Sony and MS are planning for more feature so more Ram they'll prob.pack

At this point all PS+ really have over live is the free games and huge discounts.

gamingdroid2494d ago

I can't speak for PSN+, because I don't play those free games they offer and most of them I can't keep when my subscription ends i.e. it is more of a rental service.

However, Xbox Live although costly, I have found them to provide me with a lot of extra features on Xbox Live that I use and love. The revamp of the dashboard, the xross game chat, party system, beacons are all fantastic!

I find I use all the media apps a lot too now which is unfortunate because I have a huge backlog of games to play.

What sucks is that, the subscription isn't console based and therefore you if you have additional family members there is an additional fee for each account. A family membership is $100 for up to 4-5 people. That's a lot of people, but still costly.

In contrast I got my annual membership for around $30-35 on sale. I wish they would do something similar for family plans....

So bottom line, I don't mind paying, but I wish it was a lot cheaper at around $20-30. That is much more reasonable.

gedapeleda2493d ago

So you're saying that it's worth the money becouse of stuff you can do for free on PC.Bill looks at everyone with XBLG and thinks RETARDS.

hazardman2493d ago (Edited 2493d ago )

So are you saying Sony looks at PSN+ users as RETARDS as well, seeing as you can game online for free! I must be a double retard cause I have both. My opinion is due to years of hands on with both services. All we ever talk about is how PSN is free to play online, but the premium service doesn't change much besides getting cloud and a couple free games and discounts. To me its not worth it but I still pay! I'm a GAMER, so if I have to pay for my internet, xbox live,psn+ to do it, I'm gonna do it. I dont think $40-$60 yr. is gonna really hurt your pockets!

kreate2493d ago

'i dont think $40-$60 yr. is gonna really hurt your pockets!'

how do u know it doesnt hurt ppl's pockets?

the fact that money is being spent out of that pocket means it is already hurting one's pocket.

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