By SUPERhys 17 Comments
This is my second blog post so I'm going to post something which I've been thinking a lot about lately, the next generation of consoles! Okay, so right now we're in the longest void between consoles which I can remember. It's approaching 6 years since this gen started and we haven't even heard a trickle of information about the next generation from Sony or Microsoft. Only the gaming industry's finest know the true intentions of both Microsoft and Sony for the next generation. So all i can do is speculate. Although during watching Cliffy B's interviews on Gears, he's elluded to the fact that the consoles aren't coming out anytime soon. Industry analyst Michael Pachter has also predicted the consoles could come as late as 2014! (although as many of you know, his predictions are very hit-or-miss).
In my opinion, this is freaking awesome! I felt that the potentials of the consoles during last gen (ps2, xbox etc) were not maximized completely. This generation is looking to be completely different. The devs are really pushing the hardware. Just look at Uncharted 3 and Gears 3, these are both running on 5-6 year old hardware units and to be honest, they are not a far cry (no pun intended) from the top notch PC juggernauts. Think about it, if we have another 2 years of this generation, think of the potential developers have to deliver some awesome new games! All that and we don't even have to spend £300 on a new machine.
However I do not know what to expect from the next gen of consoles. Will Microsoft act on the success of Kinect and continue support for that and develop a console for the casual or will it strive to please the hardcore? Same with sony, will they pursue the move, or seek to be that ever-so cheesy slogan of theirs- ''it only does everything''. Time will tell. As for Nintendo, which we have some insight on, will they deliver on their promises to cater for the core games? I freaking hope so. The Wii-U has so much potential and it would be a shame to throw that away.
Overall, this incoming generation is the most shrouded, thought provoking and, to me, the most exciting yet!
Thanks for reading my 2-cents. Please let me know what you guys think about the next-gen!