Rumors and speculation for the 8th generation
Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:37 AM
So I figured we might as well have a thread dedicated to all the rumors and such that have been coming out about them and a place to talk and share our opinions on them.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:48 AM
But I can see with all those bumps in the road that there is a very good possibility for gaming to go the next step higher. Although I'm not really sold on the Wii U, though. Just my opinion again, it looks like a spare controller on steroids, but again, too soon to tell for sure. XD
Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:49 AM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:57 AM
Anyways, time for a rumor for discussion. This one is about the next X-Box. It is rumored the device will require a constant internet connection, have a Blu-Ray type disk drive, have 2 GPUs, come out Christmas 2013, and come built in with a next gen version of Kinect.
Edited by NiGHTS, 04 April 2012 - 10:57 AM.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:01 AM
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:07 AM
Well I like the idea of having a kinect built in... but a constant internet connection. I hope this doesn't force people to have to have a gold membership and this crap better have wifi built in so you don't have to freaking go out and spend $60-$100 for an adapter. Though I already have one so no worries for me.
Well newer model 360s do have built in WiFi so I doubt that will be a problem. But yeah having a constant internet connection to work does sound like something that could be a bit problematic. I remember earlier this gen one time when PSN was down for a while some PS3 games were not able to work because they needed a PSN connection to work even in single player.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:09 AM
I'm actually really curious to see what Microsoft and Sony bring to the future within the next few years. Yeah Nintendo is getting a massive upgrade, but something tells me that they'll still be behind by the time Sony and Microsoft release their consoles.
I have a feeling Nintendo will be behind too, not just in hardware capabilities but what software and online they'll offer.
I heard the PS4 will truly offer a 4D experience this time around, that way it can travel back in time and make the PS3 not suck as much.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:10 AM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:29 AM
Apparently the system is codenamed Orbis, will launch sometime in late 2013 (Sony is hoping before the next X-Box), will apparently not make use of the Cell Processor the PS3 used hence won't be backwards compatible with the PS3, and the one that is getting everyone talking is that the system will have anti used game measures built in where games will be tied to PSN accounts.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:33 AM
I hope that isn't true.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:42 AM
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:47 AM
If this is the case, the wiiU might be the only system I get next generation. I seriously hope this is not what the gaming world is coming to.
Also another thing I thought about too. Of what benefit is it to the console company that we buy all new games? Unless it's a first party game where they own the rights or if it's a system exclusive I don't see how the company would benefit at all. They don't make profits off of new games by third party developers so what should they care if we buy used games?
Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:59 AM
They have done lots of things that have pissed off gamers like activation codes and such for online play, or not allowing you to delete the previous save data off of a cart. Over the years many of them have tried various things to cut down on used game sales.
3rd party developers are just getting greedy if you ask me, in no other entertainment medium do you see creators so hell bent of taking down used sales as with games over recent years. You don't see movie studios complaining about FYE selling used movies. But yeah I do hope that these rumors are just rumors since if something like that got implamented I know many gamers would be pissed off about it.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:11 AM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:25 AM
Anyways, another subject this gets me thinking about is digital distrabution. We saw quite a bit of it this gen with downloadable games for all 3 systems. I get the feeling this is going to just get bigger next gen. Thankfully none have said they will go digital only yet, still that is one thing I do worry about. While I have a pretty decent internet connection and would not have too much a problem downloading games, having just digital as the only way to get games worries me, especially after the whole PSN hack thing.
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