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GiveWarAChance wrote:I'll wait for E3 before I make any decisions. I don't really understand all the people that are worked up over the lack of games. It was a console revealing. They showed the console, controller, some games, and all the extra bells and whistles. I think they were aiming it to appeal to the general public. E3 will be the place to please the hardcore gamers. I'm going to guess the Xbox One will see the same third party support as the 360 with probably a couple of money hat exclusives. We are also going to see 15 first party games within the first year, 8 being new IPs. We already know about Assassin Creed 4: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Destiny, Quantum Break, Forza Motorsport 5, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Watch Dogs, Madden NFL 25, NBA Live 14, UFC, and FIFA 14.
Everything they showed except Forza and that Quantum Break game was multi-platform, so big whoop.
All those EA sports games will be on PS4 as well. So will Call of Duty.
Microsoft had timed DLC exclusives with COD this generation as well, so announcing that they will get DLC's first isn't some shocking thing..
They literally had nothing on the gaming end to wow people.
I know this was meant to be more of a hardware announcement, but it didn't hit the right notes to me. It seemed like they're more interested in the media center aspect of the Xbox, and gamers are secondary. And that's fine, but with Nintendo already leaving core gamers behind for casuals, I'd hate to see Microsoft do the same in favor of being able to watch TV and shit. I'm pretty lazy, but I'm not lazy enough to drop $500 on a device just to be able to change channels with my voice or motion gestures.
E3 will be really telling, but right now, just based off the two presentations.. Sony is for me. I like that they're embracing developers (whereas Microsoft seems to be pushing them away, except for the big studios) and they actually showed some really interesting tech demos that apply to gaming, as well as exclusive games in their presentation.
The Xbox One is going to be weaker than the PS4, but the 360 is weaker than the PS3, so that's not really that big of news. Third party games will probably look identical on both systems and first party games will probably look slightly better on the PS4.
I'm not sure how true this really is, the consoles are almost the same. I guess by a very thing margin the PS4 will be a hair more powerful, but it will also have to go through an extra line of code because most games will be written for the Windows Kernel for PC and XBox and then be ported over to PS4. It's no where near the issue it was for the PS3, where it had very different architecture, but may make a difference when we are talking about that 'hair'.
They both have 8GB of RAM, though XBox has partitioned off 5GB for games and nobody knows if Sony has partitioned off any of it's RAM at all. I don't think this will be noticeable right away, but a few years down the road when games start pushing RAM like they have for last few years on current consoles, those partitions may make a difference. The PS4 has DRRM5 and XBox has DRRM3, the five is a bit better and dumping bigger loads (uh heh, he said dumping big loads) of info where the three is a bit better dealing with graphics, plus the XBox chip has another 32mb of RAM on the chip just for graphics.
Another factor that could play a role is the whole "cloud" thing. XBox is talking about games using it during gameplay and going forward using it to make the console more powerful, so it's not just going to be for game saves. They also have a huge load of servers going online for the new launch to support it. I'd really like to know more details on how they plan to make use of the cloud, but that could be a difference in power as well.
I'm really interested to see some benchmark tests (but we probably wont until release or right before). I think games are going to be the big difference maker. Whatever these dozen exclusive XBox titles they have announced better be good and they better make a big splash with them at E3.
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