TheCrimsonFenix wrote:Yeah sorry but, no dice. Before new consoles are even released they'll be outdated by yet more semi-improved hardware for the PC, which will no doubt be leaving the consoles playing catch up whilst PC fanboys will be boasting about their fancy powered games with little to no soul to them. In other words, back to square 1, clearly labelled 2011. The same genres just with fancier looking visuals. You don't need all this fancy new tech to create an amazing game. Sony and Microsoft do not need to release some overpowered box that juuust about can do what high end PCs can do. Developers actually have to use what they have available to them right now. Not sure about anyone else but I'll be looking more forward to what certain designers and developers are able to do, such as Team Ico, rather than seeing what fancy yawn-fest corridor shooter-esque third or first person shooter, that Epic and ID will no doubt come out with.
If this is seriously going to become yet another generation of graphics whores over substance, I'm out.
Yes mate, you said exactly what i was thinking only with increased eloquence .
It will be interesting to see the sort of games coming out for ps3 (or xbox360 or wii u even) in a couple years time from the people who made LA Noire (especially with the face tech),or heavy rain, or the valve team and obviously my mate Ken levine.
To me it is only about now when we can really see what the current consoles are capable of and a couple more years before we see some real classics that are squeezing every inch of juice out of those consoles.
According to something i read the other day , there are only 22 games on PC that use direct x 11 , which is pretty bonkers if you think about it, whats the point of people buying these games on PC and in actuality no games are exploring what the (£200 to £400 ) graphics card you put in can really do with them.
I am pretty obsessed by game engines and have been for a few years, so im definitely not slagging off the Unreal tech, i think its probably the best choice for most publishers, and this demo does look great (just not the step i want). I think the wise thing for Epic to do would to be concentrating on getting games out using there current engine and build some original IPs , as there are a million storys that can be told using that tech.
I played Limbo the other day, i would think that some clever stick could actually produce a clone of that title working on a ps2 , however i think its only now that someone could of come up with that game after experiencing other titles and their clever use of physics, lighting etc, so hang on don't wish away the current crop of consoles , lets see some thinking , innovation and fun titles.