This new generation of consoles is still waiting to hit its uncanny valley stride, with only a handful of games out now really questioning what we thought was possible visually in-game. We are, however, getting closer and closer to blurring the line between CG and in-game visuals, especially with so many games using in-engine rendering to produce these stellar set pieces. Despite that, it's still going to take a while to eradicate the gap completely.
We heard last week that the Call of Duty franchise was now expanding to a three studio development cycle which is great news for fans as it means this annualised franchise is now getting a three year development cycle which can only mean better quality.
It’s unusual to find a console launch title that scores exceptionally well; usually there are one or two hits and a wealth of middling games, which hardly makes jumping in to a new generation all that exciting. Why is that? Ubisoft has the answer.
There comes a time in every gaming website’s calendar where we must look ahead to the future. To the games that excite us now, but that we have to wait patiently for. With many exciting upcoming releases, this is the short version of Lazygamer’s top ten picks for 2014! Also, we can’t count.
With digital distribution the dominant force in the video game industry, due to its low overhead costs and ease of access, physical collectors editions and disks are likely to be phased out with the onset of next generation consoles and hardware.
GTA V is the current open-world obsession, but that’ll be changing next month with the release of Watch Dogs, the stealthy, hack-centric one-word game from Ubisoft. At least, it will change for PC gamers, because this one is actually coming to their platform of choice. And here’s what you’ll need to play it on Pc, as spotted by the perpetually eagle-eyed NeoGAF.
We were lucky enough to be invited to an after hours party at the Ubisoft booth at Gamescom this year and in between the copious amounts of food and creepy scenes of only the Ubisoft staff dancing I was able to get some hands-on time with a few of their titles.
The next game in the Call of Duty franchise is coming to just about every conceivable platform – including the next generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony. It’s not, however, going to be tailored to meet the specifications of those systems though – it’s going to exceed them.
Remember back when there was supposed to be a media event on April 24 (by Jove, that’s today!) to unveil the next generation Xbox, and then that super secret event was reportedly moved to May? Well, that rumour is now pretty much truth - because Microsoft will be unveiling the new Xbox on May 21.
We all know the PlayStation 4 is being released later this year and I and many other gamers like me are chomping at the bit to replace the aging PlayStation 3 next to my TV with a brand spanking PlayStation 4. But apparently that isn’t what Sony wants us to do.
The next generation of consoles is nearly upon us. Sony’s already played its hand, giving us a glimpse of the future with its PlayStation 4. Microsoft may be set to up the ante when it shows us its next Xbox, possibly as early as next month – kicking off the next round of console wars. Who will “win?”
We’ve already come to the conclusion, based on little more than rumoured specs, that hardware driven backwards compatibility just isn’t going to happen in the next generation of consoles. That’s especially true for the PS4, which looks to be ditching the fabled Cell processor for something a little more traditional. That doesn’t mean it won’t be completely without backwards compatibility though.