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Playstation 4 will be all about motion controls, slightly better gfx.
Wii u will be ps3 with wii controls and a drawing pad.
Xbox 720 will be incorporated into windows somehow and combine gaming platform with PC

my speculation, xbox theory is exaggerated.

2015 I wouldn't mind PC becoming main gaming platform, think of all the developers going to PC with commerical titles modable and the GFX pc gaming would be booming and it would get expensive fast
it is the windows 8 thing was just about running the xbox market place on pc. in witch case game would need to be ported to run on pc.
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post #12 of 21
one thing he doesn't realize is that console games have such a limited scope of multiplayer volume. 24 player games are not the future.
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Didn't Activision say something along the lines of "the xbox 360 looks good enough" and "we wish it would stay around longer" also?

Atari is such a relic, I can't take them seriously any more with their crap which they call their games. But it's going to take a lot to get the average Joe to loosen his grips on his 360, unless it red rings.

What would be great is if Sony gave it up this time around and just developed games, Nintendo continued to play with Mario, Zelda and poop out their proprietary consoles and Microsoft just distributed Windows 8 and the USB controllers for other manufactures, system builders, the customer or small PC hardware businesses to build the console. Large titles would be developed for the PC, developers would have one unified standard, PC hardware would flourish and AMD would probably be in seventh heaven with their price/performance ratio.
Edited by pengs - 10/12/11 at 8:25am
post #14 of 21
Photorealism? Something is terribly wrong with this person.
post #15 of 21
I am certain of one thing. There will certainly be atleast one more Generation of traditional Consoles. After that though, anybody's guess.
     
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post #16 of 21
Cloud gaming is not the future either and it never will be. The latency will never be good enough. Heck, we can barely get good enough input lag on LCD monitors.
post #17 of 21
Can everybody keep quiet and wait for E3 2012. I think we'll know where these companies stand come E3 next year.

I will say though that 2012 is going to be a very interesting year for gaming...
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this is from the company who made test drive unlimitted 1 and 2, one of the worse crap ports ever for pc
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post #19 of 21
Atari flopped... That pretty much makes anything he predicts null and void.
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Look we're all crazy biased here. The question is whether or not current systems are good enough for the average joe. Not being an average joe it's hard for any of us to reach an unclouded opinion on this.

Maybe current gen is "good enough" for your average consumer. However, I definitely think that most of your AAA studios would disagree. Epic's already noted that with the amazing and beautiful improvements they've made on the Unreal Engine that a new more powerful hardware solution is a must. Maybe in 10-20 years they'll have something powerful enough to be "good enough" for most everyone, but we're definitely not there yet.

Also, probably the biggest limiting factor, especially for digital artists is time. There comes a limit to just how fast artists can churn out the assets for a game. The higher the bar of quality, the more time it takes. Even with current gen art most studios are strained to their financial limits trying to produce a AAA title. So the tools we use to create the models & textures for games, and the general skill level of most employed artists will have to improve if more realistic looking games are going to viable for most companies.

Just my thoughts.
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