By Jason Green
Word on the street is that the next batch of nifty video game consoles, the Playstation 4 and new Xbox, are scheduled to release next year.
Now these are still rumors but a lot of sources are suggesting that these rumors are fact.
The question I’m asking is, if you take a look at the games we have now, do we really need new consoles already?
Epic games, the company behind famous games such as Unreal, and also Gears of War, displayed the Unreal Engine 4 in all of its pretty glory.
It goes without saying that the new graphics look beautiful with its new-fangled “real-time global illumination” and “particle effects”.
Yup, I totally know what I’m talking about.
Still though, it feels like it’s too soon. The above mentioned Unreal 4 engine, in my honest opinion, doesn’t look THAT much different from what we have currently.
2013 seems like a hell of a short while away to bring in the new generation since the current generation has so much life left.
The past generations only lasted 5-6 years simply because we couldn’t expand on the product, but with the PS3 and Xbox 360 we can, through firmware updates and such, and the ever growing online community.
With all that potential power still under the hood of both consoles it seems like bringing in new ones would be too soon. Maybe in about another 4 years, then the time will be right.
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