By S0mewh4tD4m4ged 47 Comments
It’s looking more and more like I will still be playing on current gen systems and PC in the fall. Sony only has 2 exclusive franchises that I even care about which are The Last of Us (which comes out in June) and Uncharted. Microsoft has Gears of War; Judgment will be out in just over 20 days. Third party multiplatform/multi-generation games that have caught my eye so far are Watch Dogs and Star Wars 1313 (which may or may not release on the PS4 or Next Xbox). Most of the games that have my interest so far are games that I can not only play on current gen consoles but also on PC at the same quality as next gen systems.
Sony, I think, did a good job showing that they have a really high end console in the works, but failed miserably in interesting me in any way on the games that were shown. Microsoft will more than likely have a press event between now and the end of April. I feel like they will also be showing a high end gaming console that will lack exclusive games. They will try to sell the system on 3rd party games that have exclusive content or timed DLC similar to what they are currently doing with Call of Duty.
It may be Q1 2014 before the bigger games release for next gen systems. I think Battlefield 4 will be multiplatform/multi-generation but EA will offer some incentive to purchase the game on a next gen system over PC/current gen consoles. Call of Duty will release in November of this year (obviously) and will be a multiplatform/multi-generation game. I don’t see Activision and whatever developer that is making COD this time around doing anything other than graphic enhancements to the next game. It will still be COD, so it will not be a selling point for next gen consoles. The same goes for the Assassin’s Creed series and any other game that releases on an annual basis.
This year still has a lot of great games to play on my PS3, Xbox 360, or PC. Why release next gen consoles without the games to support them???
5 Tomb Raider/SimCity
12 God of War: Ascension
19 Gears of War: Judgment
26 Bioshock Infinite
Lost Planet 3, Metro: Last Light, Dead Island: Riptide, The Last of Us, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Grand Theft Auto V just to name a few...