Are The Next-Gen Consoles As Powerful As Gamers Expected?
I've been wanting to ask this question for a while. Now that we're about seven months into the new generation, maybe it's time to ask it.
Obviously, as is the case in any console generation, the games will continue to look better and better with time. However, given the fact that both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were built to be more developer-friendly right off the bat, the assumption is that there isn't as much untapped potential as before. So, maybe we won't see the same drastic jump we saw with past systems.
That aside, though, I wonder what the average gamer's take is concerning the consoles that launched last year. Whenever new game machines come out, we all have certain expectations. And of course, we saw that immediate upgrade in visuals to which we've become accustomed with new consoles. I'm just wondering if that upgrade is what people expected it to be, or if they're looking at the PS4 and Xbox One games and going, "eh, they don't look that much better.
We've seen a few games thus far that highlight the potential of the systems in question, but I'm not sure we've seen any that really push the console. I suppose I'm wondering what happens when developers do manage to push the new machines, and what the result will be... Don't forget that some teams, like CD Projekt Red (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt), claim to be using the full power of these consoles already. Is that disappointing to hear?
What's your take?
6/25/2014 10:11:27 PM Ben Dutka