Polish developer Cd Projekt are wizards, managing to make the most of the hardware afforded them. They did incredible things with the Witcher 2 on Pc, and even made the Xbox 360 version of the game look surprisingly good. Its delicious sequel, The Witcher 3 is coming to PS4 and Xbox One – and its developer reckons the Xbox One is easier to work with.
Star Wars may have found a home at EA, but it’s been awfully quiet over the last couple of months. There’s a galaxy far, far away that is filled with potential for new games, but EA has kept mum so far on their plans. According to one insider though, the next Star Wars game could be going open world on next-gen systems.
Neither of the new consoles has a particularly captivating launch library. The PlayStation 4 ‘s shining star seems to be the twin stick shooter Resogun, while the Xbox One’s exclusive launch titles haven’t been quite as good as people had hoped. Thankfully, it will be getting better.
With all three consoles from all tree major players now available at retail, it’s time to stop calling it “next-gen.” Next gen is here, right now – so it’s the current gen, I guess. and that’s exciting. Maybe.
The next generation of consoles is upon us – and for we early adopters in South Africa, the choice of which to get right now is pretty easy. Only one of them is going to be available in our sunny clime this year. for those who plan on purchasing later once both systems are available, the choice is a bit tougher. What’s the most important factor in making that decision?
If there’s one game that has had me considering the possibility of dumping a next-gen console and buying some new PC hardware instead, it’s the Star Citizen from Chris Roberts. The most crowdfunded game in history has a ton of support so far, but it looks like it’ll be an exclusive on that platform. And that’s because of the uncompromising vision that Roberts has for his new game.
FIFA 14 is hitting next gen tomorrow; at least for the PS4. It’ll be a launch title for the Xbox One when its released in the UK and US later this week. For those who’re already playing the latest version of the beautiful game on their current systems, is there any real reason to upgrade?
This is a question we’ve actually asked before, but it was years ago, and we had a much smaller community then. With the release of a brand new wave of consoles though, the question is once again pertinent.
The PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One will soon both be available, kicking off yet another round of silly (but endlessly entertaining) console wars. According to Pachter, in ten years, it isn’t even going to matter.
One of the more exciting technological advancements in gaming is Rift VR’s Oculus rift, a head-mounted virtual reality kit that allows for genuinely immersive experiences. there were rumours hat the tech might make its way to the PS4, but it doesn’t seem likely; according to Rift’s boss Palmer Luckey, next gen consoles aren’t powerful enough.
Jumping in to the next generation of consoles is expensive. Locally, the PlayStation 4 will be released at a recommended retail price of R6299. We have no idea what the Xbox One is going to cost here when it does get released, but we do know it’s probably going to cost even more. Activision though, believes prices will come down sooner rather than later.
I have a pre-order going for a PlayStation 4 because yes, we have to buy our hardware. I learned this the hard way. I have to admit though, that the launch titles aren’t exactly spectacular. In the same Q&A post that spawned the PS4 information burst earlier, Sony’s confirmed the system’s launch titles. Here’s what you’ll be able to play on your shiny new PS4.
Out of all the studios making games right now, I have a soft spot in my heart for the chaps at CD Projekt RED. They’ve proven that smaller teams and budgets can make great games, and they’re also just so damn nice in real life. That team has been expanded though, for The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077. And they’re tinkering with some next-gen ideas.
Mark Rubin, the Executive Producer of Call of Duty: Ghosts has forgotten how twitter works and has posted up a wall of text using one of those annoying twitlonger things… but I’m glad he did because he had some great news for us.
I’ve spoken a couple of times about my love for 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It’s not a perfect game by any means, but it was a damn masterpiece in several other areas. But that’s not the end of the franchise, as next-gen consoles will be getting a taste of augmentation.