Will Your Gaming Habits Change In The Next Generation?
As time goes on, everyone's habits concerning their favorite hobbies change. It depends on life situations and personal preferences but inevitably, you don't embrace your leisure pastimes the same way forever.
And in the video game industry, it only makes sense that such changes are most likely to happen during a generation transition. That's when most have to sit back and take stock- Am I getting the new hardware immediately? Do I still spend the same amount of time playing as I used to? If not, can I really justify the purchase? Is the industry going in a certain direction that I don't like? These are all legitimate - and likely quite common - questions.
So what do you think? We may not know everything yet concerning the PS4 and Xbox 720 but based on what you've heard so far, and based on your current state of mind concerning your game habits, will those habits change when the new consoles arrive? Sometimes, gamers branch out and try different genres, or maybe they opt for features they never really liked before. For instance, it wasn't until the PS2 generation that I started to expand my gaming tastes; I was mostly a JRPG fanatic throughout the PS1 generation and with a few notable exceptions (Twisted Metals, Jet Motos, Alundra, 3D Baseball, Medal of Honor, etc.) that's pretty much all I played.
But that all changed during the PS2 generation, and I give full credit to games like Grand Theft Auto III and Devil May Cry for luring me out. However, as this new generation draws near, I find myself with more reservations than ever before, many of which revolve around the central theme that I'm sorta being left behind. I don't care about multiplayer and I doubt I ever will, I don't care about social features of any kind or being constantly "connected" to friends and other gamers, and I despise the idea of an all-digital game library. But those are all things that we'll see more of as time goes on, so... Well, whatever. What about you?
4/7/2013 9:57:24 PM Ben Dutka