With Nintendo most likely putting out their console out sometime next year and MS going on the path to the next gen (not sure what Sony is doing, they probably will release around same time too, I guess). You guys ready for new consoles? I know I am. After getting a taste of PC gaming through my laptop (go ahead and laugh) and wanting to now get an actual gaming rig, I also now would like to see new consoles. The age of the current hardware is pretty apparent, at least to me it is.
I've been ready for a proper HD Nintendo console for five years now but I'm not ready to switch out my Xbox and PS3 yet. I'd rather wait for more significant graphical differences between the PC and consoles; I want more out of a new system then just higher res textures and 1080p.
" I've been ready years ago, not satisifed with console graphics, I want a new console already. "I came into pc gaming, only mid-range too, only recently and that's what is making realize how much I want new consoles. If I got in way earlier then I would be even more tired of the current hardware.
I think the rumors of a new Microsoft console, etc. are BS (haven't looked into the Nintendo one too much, so I don't know if there is any concrete proof or not), and no. I think the current generation of consoles is just fine and should last longer than people think. I would personally be a bit ticked off if they released new consoles in a few years.
The graphics on the 360 aren't "shit". There are plenty of fine looking games on there, and just because they don't have things like anti-aliasing, maybe HDR, or some other junk, doesn't mean they look like crap. Just look at Crysis 2 on the 360. Sure it's not as good looking as the PC version (just by a bit), and there is some texture fade-in (which shouldn't matter to people since it's not a big deal), but otherwise it looks great. The graphics don't make a game, they're an important part at times, but gameplay is what matters most, and there are a lot of fun games for the 360, as well as all three consoles. There isn't anything wrong with the graphics for the current consoles.
I was ready like well over a year ago now. The current generation of hardware is so, so outdated I can't believe we're still trying to push forward with it. What I can totally understand however, is the reluctance to upgrade hardware in terms of making development costs way, way higher. Games already cost a fortune to make now, and as hardware gets better development time increases a lot and so does the cost of the software. That's the only sensible reason I can see to dodge new hardware.
"@BadhandsYou obviously don't play many PC games... I played the Crysis 2 demo on the PC and 360, and the difference was staggering. Crysis 2 doesn't even have proper graphics options on the PC -heck, Crysis 1 still looks better IMO - but on console it looks grainy and really lacking sharpness. Especially looking at market leader, Call of Duty, on a 360, it just looks like a PS2 game compared to modern hardware now.The graphics on the 360 aren't "shit". There are plenty of fine looking games on there, and just because they don't have things like anti-aliasing, maybe HDR, or some other junk, doesn't mean they look like crap. Just look at Crysis 2 on the 360. Sure it's not as good looking as the PC version (just by a small bit), and there is some texture fade-in (which shouldn't matter to people since it's not a big deal), but otherwise it looks great. The graphics don't make a game, they're an important part at times, but gameplay is what matters most, and there are a lot of fun games for the 360, as well as all three consoles./end rant"
I'd be happy to adopt a new system if it were an obvious massive improvement on the current systems we have, whilst also offering a good selection of launch titles and future support. However, with all that said, the price would also have a massive influence on my wallet.
Hmm, dev kits go out, that gives us, say, two years til release.
I pick up the console somewhere within a year of its release.
Yeah, I'll be ready in 2-3 years.
(ps: I ignored the nintendo angle because short of a DRASTIC departure they'll remain off my radar)
I'm ready for a new PC and a new system from Nintendo. I could wait another 3-5 years for new XBox or PS hardware. Technology will be more affordable for these things so I won't have to "work more hours" to buy one as Mr. Kutaragi put it a few years ago. Besides, have the current gen HD systems truly reached their max potential?
Not just yet, but I'm getting there.
I'm totally comfortable with my PS3 and 360, but a Nintendo system with a real controller and current gen graphics would be super. With PS3 and 360, there isn't much to improve on besides the graphics, and last time I checked games looked pretty dang good. If they got any better looking they'd probably take even longer and be even more expensive to produce, and does anyone really want that?