End of the Generation or What the hell developers?

So there are numerous rumors about the release of a new Xbox and PlayStation being released in 2012. I think it’s a year too soon, but hey I’m sure they know what they are doing. I hope.

I just am let down constantly by developers in this generation. Why are games being released that run sub 720p? Red Faction Armageddon and Trenched are two of the most recent examples.

Muddy visuals and poor rendering hamper these games significantly. They don’t look good, and they should. Will the next generation suffer from this as well? 720p isn’t to much to ask. If I wanted sub HD games I'll play my Wii.

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Posted by l4wd0g

So there are numerous rumors about the release of a new Xbox and PlayStation being released in 2012. I think it’s a year too soon, but hey I’m sure they know what they are doing. I hope.

I just am let down constantly by developers in this generation. Why are games being released that run sub 720p? Red Faction Armageddon and Trenched are two of the most recent examples.

Muddy visuals and poor rendering hamper these games significantly. They don’t look good, and they should. Will the next generation suffer from this as well? 720p isn’t to much to ask. If I wanted sub HD games I'll play my Wii.

Posted by IBurningStar

Look, they gotta' get 'em out in 2012. That is their last chance to make money before the world ends!

Edited by l4wd0g

@IBurningStar said:

Look, they gotta' get 'em out in 2012. That is their last chance to make money before the world ends!

should I laugh or cry? It would be a shame if they launched at they still didn't fully support 720p

Posted by Dany

I think their is too much at stake now for them to announce at may/june and sell in November. If anything they will announce in 2012 for a release in 2013 but even then, im skeptical

Edited by Hockeymask27
@l4wd0g: Am I having  a stroke or did you write 1212 above? On the topic It's a weird generation when it comes to evolution. Look at a first gen ps2/xbox game and one near the end and there is a major difference. This generation not so much.
Posted by Akrid

When it comes to developers, there are those who care about rock solid 60fps and those who just want to make your 360/PS3 melt in to a pile of goo.  Armageddon probably pushed it a little too far and had to pay with some pixels. Can't say the same for Trenched though, but that's typical of Double Fine.

Posted by TooWalrus

@Hockeymask27 said:

@l4wd0g: Am I having a stroke or did you write 1212 above? On the topic It's a weird generation when it comes to evolution. Look at a first gen ps2/xbox game and one near the end and there is a major difference. This generation not so much.

You haven't played Kameo, Amped 3, or Condemned recently, have you?

Posted by Zrais

I don't think we will see Sony or MS release a new console before Holiday 2013.

Posted by Claude

What rumors?

Edited by Mike512
@l4wd0g said:

rumors about the release of a new Xbox and PlayStation being released in 1212. I think it’s a year too soon

I think it's about 800 years too soon.
 
As for the next-gen, I think with a lot of the big games coming out early next year, it appears to me that this year and early next year developers will be ending their work on this current gen and moving on to the next gen which I think will begin in Fall 2013. I don't believe those rumors for a second that PS4 will be out in 2012. There's no way they'd be a year away from launch and we'd have no info at all yet.
Posted by sreya92

^this

Posted by FateOfNever

Besides the 1212 slip up...  I don't believe that they'll release in 2012.  It's not enough announce time to launch time space.  Now, if you want to say that they're going to announce in 2012 and release in 2013 or 2014, ok, maybe, sure, I could see that. 

Posted by l4wd0g

I really hope that it's not a 2012 release. Here is the news story I received my information from.Here is the next Xbox story.This is after both EA and Crytek denied haven development kits.

It's safe to assume that it'll be at least a year after 3rd parties receive a development kit that the systems will be released. L

My bet is that there is a new Xbox in 2012 releasing with Halo 4. PlayStation is in a lot of trouble (PSN Hack, retailers relationships over the PSPGO) and I could see them holding off.

@FateOfNever

@Mike512

@Claude

@Zrais

@Hockeymask27

@Dany

Posted by Cold_Wolven

I'm still under the belief that an announcement most likely from Microsoft will be made at E3 2012 for a 2013 release which to me is sensible as that gives the 360 8 years which is impressive and the Kinect at least 2 years to make profit without any new hardware to undermine sales.

Edited by Tsoglani

I was under the impression that Microsoft recently announced the 360 to be the main platform til 2013? Or did I dream that somewhere?
 
I don't see Sony releasing the next-gen systems until at least 2014: I read somewhere that Sony won't be implementing a new console til at least 2015; granted, i read that on another forum, so it would be nice to confirm. 
 
Developers are just figuring out how to code properly for Blu-Ray and the PS3, so I don't see Sony rushing into a next-gen war any time in the very near future.

Posted by Joru
@Mike512 said:
@l4wd0g said:

rumors about the release of a new Xbox and PlayStation being released in 1212. I think it’s a year too soon

I think it's about 800 years too soon.  As for the next-gen, I think with a lot of the big games coming out early next year, it appears to me that this year and early next year developers will be ending their work on this current gen and moving on to the next gen which I think will begin in Fall 2013. I don't believe those rumors for a second that PS4 will be out in 2012. There's no way they'd be a year away from launch and we'd have no info at all yet.
This is how I expect it to go. And for the OP, games are running in sub-720p because the hardware is too weak. Games on the PC are running at more than 1080p just fine.
Posted by darkwingduck

50 bucks says no next gen console 'till 2014 (except for the wiiu, yo). 
 there is literally nothing that would make me want to buy a new console. 
the only improvements i can think of right now for xbox are: - better graphics, and blu-ray 
as for the playstation : - slightly better graphics, and a slightly better online platform 
 
i dont think there is going to be a graphical leap, in the near future, huge enough to validade buying a new console. 

Posted by Rolyatkcinmai

@l4wd0g said:

So there are numerous rumors about the release of a new Xbox and PlayStation being released in 1212.

Ahh, 1212. The year Bran Castle was erected, the children's crusade, Frederick II was made King of Germany, and the Playstation 4 was released.

Posted by l4wd0g

@Cold_Wolven said:

I'm still under the belief that an announcement most likely from Microsoft will be made at E3 2012 for a 2013 release which to me is sensible as that gives the 360 8 years which is impressive and the Kinect at least 2 years to make profit without any new hardware to undermine sales.

I hope so.

Edited by FireBurger
@Hockeymask27 said:

@l4wd0g: Am I having  a stroke or did you write 1212 above? On the topic It's a weird generation when it comes to evolution. Look at a first gen ps2/xbox game and one near the end and there is a major difference. This generation not so much.






Granted BFMC was ported from last gen and the BF3 shot is probably PC, but still. You get the point...
Posted by MonkeyKing1969

I do not think Sony or MS will release a new console until 2014. Foxcom can other manufactures can say all they want, developers can needle all they want, but the fiscal calculation doesn’t add up to new consoles coming out soon. The worldwide economy is still weak, so next year is the worst time to put out a new console that would have to cost $350 to $400. The only thing that would have pushed them would have been a Wii U that was filled with disruptive technology. The Wii U is the least disruptive technology we saw at last e3, it is status quo tech.

Posted by amir90

I hope not, I just bought a ps3 :o

Posted by l4wd0g

@FireBurger said:

@Hockeymask27 said:

@l4wd0g: Am I having a stroke or did you write 1212 above? On the topic It's a weird generation when it comes to evolution. Look at a first gen ps2/xbox game and one near the end and there is a major difference. This generation not so much.






Granted BFMC was ported from last gen and the BF3 shot is probably PC, but still. You get the point...

What about

Red Faction Armageddon

Not 720p. Muddy textures and the like.

Edited by Jams

@l4wd0g said:

So there are numerous rumors about the release of a new Xbox and PlayStation being released in 2012. I think it’s a year too soon, but hey I’m sure they know what they are doing. I hope.

I just am let down constantly by developers in this generation. Why are games being released that run sub 720p? Red Faction Armageddon and Trenched are two of the most recent examples.

Muddy visuals and poor rendering hamper these games significantly. They don’t look good, and they should. Will the next generation suffer from this as well? 720p isn’t to much to ask. If I wanted sub HD games I'll play my Wii.

You're playing on the wrong system newbie.

That's you there. On the bottom left.
Edited by FireBurger
@l4wd0g: I wasn't saying there aren't still shitty looking games. I was just arguing against what HockeyMask27 said. There is a large difference (as much as last-gen's) between launch-era games and end-era games. Those current screenshots would not have been possible 6 years ago. 
 
Also, Trenched is a $15 downloadable game.
Posted by WinterSnowblind
@Claude said:

What rumors?

There's been a lot of rumours in the past few days of Sony prepping for a PS4 launch next year and just a few weeks ago there was talk about Crytek making a new Timesplitters game for a new Xbox aimed for release next year too.  Obviously they were all denied, but it's pretty clear that we're at least seeing the build up to new systems from these two..  No later than 2013, I would think.
Posted by l4wd0g

@FireBurger said:

@l4wd0g: I wasn't saying there aren't still shitty looking games. I was just arguing against what HockeyMask27 said. There is a large difference (as much as last-gen's) between launch-era games and end-era games. Those current screenshots would not have been possible 6 years ago. Also, Trenched is a $15 downloadable game.

I know. I'm just saying there are 360 games that look like an Xbox games.

Trenched was a lot of fun, but it was janky (visuals control options) in a lot of ways. I guess I was disappointed in Trenched because it was $15, and it still didn't run at 720p unlike several other XBLA releases.