Much to my own surprise, I rather liked Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. I’d written the whole series off as bunk after the frankly pitiful Assassin’s Creed III. I played it on the PlayStation 4 where it ran rather nicely, and was beautiful to boot. What it wasn’t was particularly “next gen,” but that stands to reason. As a new –gen, cross generational launch title it was never going to be the ultimate showcase. Unity is different.
Call of Duty is no longer a game developed in a two-year cycle by two development teams. Nope, it’s now a three year, three team game – and this year’s game will be handled by Sledgehammer Games. Call of Duty 2014 will be developed primarily for the new systems, making it the first real “next gen” entry in the series. And it’ll apparently be quite the looker.
Current-gen consoles will most likely see big new releases wind down on those platforms in 2014, but they’re going to go out with one hell of a bang. One such game bring in the final hoorah is Dark Souls 2, which is strictly current-gen material. But that doesn’t mean that the software built for that game is stuck forever on older hardware.
There are many SPERTS games out there, but very few of them happen to be about golf, a sport which I have never ever played, minus that time a rogue golf club hit me in the head when I walked past a club. New-gen tech means that it’s time for some new-gen golfing, in a game that for once doesn’t have Tiger Woods making endorsement cash off of it. Here’s what you can expect to see, in Golf Club.
AMD’s chips power all of the new consoles. Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One and even Nintendo’s Wii U use processors supplied by AMD. Rival chipmaker Nvidia’s said on numerous occasions that it’s glad it’s not supplying the chips for the consoles. It’s always seemed like sour grapes. they could get sourer, as AMD’s revealed that the new consoles have given their bottom line a boost.
For many people, Nintendo’s Wii U is just not next-gen enough. Some (wrongly) believe it can’t even compare to the Ps3 and Xbox 360. If Nintendo wants to stay in the game, they need a system that can compete with the PS4 and Xbox One. They’re most likely busy with Research and Development on new systems right now. These are probably not the specs for those systems.
One of my favourite games of the last couple of years, that I may have spent too many damn hours inside of, has to be The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It was massive, awesome and beautiful. And now it looks like it may be headed towards new-gen consoles.
So you’ve got a shiny new-gen console, or you’ve busted the bank on a graphics card that has Borg technology inside of of it. Which game are you going to use to show off that fancy hardware? Most likely Battlefield 4, as the Frostbite 3 engine might be one of the most stunning pieces of tech on the market today. And it’s an engine that’ll be taking full advantage of new hardware in the years to come.
It may have gotten a ton of flak from purists, but honestly, Hitman: Absolution was a damn fine game overall. That was in 2012, and since then, Agent 47 has kept a discreet and low profile. So low in fact, that the next game in that series may have been cancelled. With extreme prejudice
Today, the PlayStation 4 is available in South Africa, just a few short weeks after the rest of the world. As you’ve all already seen reviews on the system, and know what you’re in for, we’ll give you our brief impressions of the system from our perspective.
Funny. Rayman Legends started its life as a Wii U exclusive, but soon found its way to every other capable gaming system. That’s a good thing, because it’s a beautiful, majestic game that more people should play. And now, more people will. Ubisoft’s announced that it’ll be getting a next-gen upgrade.
All eyes are focused on the new generation of consoles and what those systems can bring to videogames. Don’t rule out the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 though, because there’s still plenty that can be done with them, according to tech guru John Carmack.
In an interview with GT planet, CEO of Polyphony Digital Kazunori Yamauchi stated they aren’t in a rush to release Gran Turismo on PS4, even in light of GT6’s poor sales on the PS3.