Originally Posted by b.walker36
I don't think microsoft's first party devs are as good as sony's to be honest. Santa Monica sets the bar IMO. God of War on ps4 to me was an incredible feat. Besides being a great game it looked amazing, gave the feel of no loading even when fast traveling (even though the doors were a loading screen). I think naughty dog or santa monica will set the bar for this generation.
Currently, I agree but it could just be mere exposure effect with how nice and frequent their GDCs are. They kinda feel next level but maybe because Microsoft Studios are being distracted by multi-player development thus being a jack of all trades in the era move other bigger fps, tps mp games. Sony's instead focusing on animations, cinematics, more realistic visuals.
I personally rank Guerrilla and ND about Santa Monica but it's probably not much.
Very impressed with Bend's graphics with Days Gone with Unreal Engine and it's their first big project. I was hoping Sony would give [email protected]
another chance but who knows. Maybe next gen?
I just keep coming back to Uncharted 4 animations and AI partner interaction videos and I think they're top notch. I think Ubi AC/For Honor and Square's Final Fantasy are pretty high up there too.
Sony's really solidified their niche with movie games and is only going to be a stronger force in the future as the entire human race will soon be capable of basic gaming and movie games, easily consumable, one and done, like a movie and can be palate cleansers from all the competitive multi-player scene.
I think MS just needs to be given time to buy more studios or publish more games. Or not. They've got everything else almost locked down.