Tag Archives: Next Generation
Sony Worldwide Studios’ vice president Michael Denny has shed a little light on the PS4′s pricing plans. A subscription service is very likely to happen.
Gears of War creator and resident dude bro Cliff Bleszinski has stated that an ‘always on’ future is inevitable, and “edge cases” should not be considered over the masses. More details past the link.
Microsoft has had a lot of negative press stemming from the recent tweets from an employee defending an always online connection. To reports of people defending the DRM Microsoft is rumored to be including in the Xbox 720. Rich isn’t a fan of the always online Xbox 720, his thoughts below.
Oh boy, Microsoft is on a slippery slop when it comes to next gen. As you’ve heard, there are rumors the MS might require a always on internet connection in order to play games on the Xbox 720. It was just a rumor before, but now a Microsoft creative director has come out and defended always on connection, which had led many to believe the rumors are true.
You know what’s funny? The thought of Unreal Engine 4 running on Wii U. It’s a funny statement, at least according to Epic’s technical director, Mark Rein. Here is what he said when he was asked if Unreal Engine 4 would be appearing on Wii U.
The PS4 added two titles to it’s launch window today, as Blacklight Retribution and Primal Carnage are both coming to Sony’s new system. This will bring a free-to-play game, and episodic gaming to the PS4.
Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag promotion and marketing is in full swing. Check out the trailer here, along with some pics of all the useless junk you can buy along with the game.
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is the next generation, open world RPG by CD Projekt RED. The developer plans on supporting the title through the year 2016 with large expansion packs.
EA has launched a brand new Battlefield 4 website teasing a March 27th reveal at GDC. On the website you interaction with a tank, and as more people sign into the service, more information is revealed. Check it out yourself here.
What’s up Playeressence faithful! We got another new episode of the Playeressence Vidcast with Furious Francis. In the show, Francis discusses, Fire Emblem Awakening, The Witness on PS4, NPD sales, Japanese Vita sales, and why the Xbox 720 only needs Skype to win the next generation. Get the vidcast below.
The PS4 build is completely different than the PS3 architecture. Sony own first party developers asked Sony to make it more like a PC. However, Sony’s Worldwide Studios VP Michael Denny has claimed the PS4 is still a console at heart despite it’s PC makeup and multimedia features.
No More Heroes and Killer 7 creator Suda 51 has stated that he is horny for new consoles like the PS4.
By Furious Francis
The world’s greatest gaming analyst, Michael Patcher, conducted a presentation at the SXSW Interactive 2013. In his Powerpoint presentation, he had a lot of interesting things to say about the PS4, Wii U, and Xbox 720. The highlight being that the PS4′s huge RAM will likely lead to innovation. And, the Xbox 720 will be the next generation console victor.
Playeressenece’s Furious Francis discusses God of War Ascension Co-op, Lost Planet 3, Wii U OS updates, Crysis 3′s horrible framerates, and Graphics vs Gameplay.
Thief 4 has been reveled in the latest issue of GameInformer, but the game will simply be called “Thief”
Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag has received an official trailer courtesy of Ubisoft. In this game, you play as Connor, the star of Assassin’s Creed 3, grandpa. Check out the official trailers below.
The PS4 is going to be a very capable machine. It can live steam, trim/clip video, appear on smartphones, and much more. Check out these official hi-res screenshots of the PS4′s UI and system features.
Activision is concerned about the cost it will take to develop next generation software, as well as retail pricing on boxed games. New business models are needed to establish profits over the next few years.
EA will be implementing Dead Space 3 style of microtransactions into all of their games next generation according to EA’s financial officer Blake Jorgensen.
Killzone Shadow Fall has a new teaser trailer that sets up the plot for the next generation shooter. The game takes place 30 years after the ending of Killzone 3, where Helghast survivors rise again. Check it out below.
The PS4 is coming bundled with a dual camera bar that tracks the new DualShock 4 controller for the PS4, but it is not a Move Controller according to Sony’s vice president of Europe, Michael Denny. Denny went to further explain the features of the controller and what it can do.
Sony has already stated the PS4 will play used games, but the firm is still “mindful” of the “issues” the publishers and developers have when discussing used games.
Watch Dogs has been announced for a host of systems including the PS4 as a launch title. Ubisoft has stated that the PS4 version will push the bar graphically, over the other versions.
A new rumor has it the web discussing Microsoft new system. The Xbox 720 is rumored to be unveiled on April 26th. CVG’s Rob Crossley outed this on Twitter.
According to Bioware’s art and animation director Neil Thompson, The PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 won’t have as big of a graphical leap as previous generations because of the cost.
Kotaku got the scoop on some additional details for Ubisoft’s open world thriller, Watch Dogs. Check out an excerpt of the interview discussing Watch Dogs below.
By Furious Francis, the true Jounin
I’ll start off by saying I’m a Nintendo fan, I like jumping on goomba’s heads, fighting huge monsters, and catching them all. I’m not huge on shooters to be honest. Sony showing off the insane graphics of Killzone wasn’t the reason why I’m disappointed with Nintendo. Even the Infamous reveal didn’t make me mad at Nintendo. What made me disappointed with Nintendo, is the lack of foresight in the next generation race. Sony is packing a lot of graphical heat, that’s for sure. But there also innovating with the functionality of the PS4. Being able to watch other players games in spectator mode while having voice chat is freaking awesome! Meanwhile, Nintendo can’t even let me play Nintendo Land online. Below I will address why Sony knocked it out of the park, the Wii U’s future, and how Nintendo can learn a thing or two from Sony.
Diablo 3 is heading to the PS4 and PS3 this year. Blizzard discussed many elements of the game such as custom controls and co-op.
The PS4 might support firmware updates that download in the background. Meaning they will be seamless, and you will not notice there happening. SCEE president Shuhei Yoshida has stated this.