Next gen launches are at all times the identical (pic: Microsoft)

A reader suggests not being too adverse over the following gen consoles and argues that every part to this point is in-line with earlier generations.

So right here we’re once more, a few new consoles on the horizon and the inevitable bunch of grown adults squabbling over whose field of plastic and tech is shinier than the others. I’m positive I’m not the one one which has been logging onto GC over current weeks and is completely sick to the tooth of the negativity relating to the console reveals. It truthfully seems like Groundhog Day, however as soon as each 5 or so years. It doesn’t appear to matter what number of instances the fellows at GC remind folks, we nonetheless appear to get the identical arguments repeated repeatedly.

There has not been an enormous graphical leap in consoles because the PlayStation 1 to PlayStation 2. There is simply a lot you are able to do with graphics they usually’re changing into near photorealistic, due to this fact the tinkering must be achieved on efficiency. Also, you’ll not see the better-looking video games that the {hardware} permits till two to 3 years within the console’s life, this has by no means modified and certain by no means will because the builders want time to get the most effective out of the event kits.

This brings us properly to the following level, relating to the launch line-up. Some appear to assume that if the console doesn’t launch with a so-called killer app then it’s doomed to fail. This is utter nonsense, neither the Xbox 360 nor the PlayStation 3 had significantly nice launch line-ups and each went on to promote over 80 million items. Then we’ve got the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Xbox had arguably the higher launch line-up, with the extremely anticipated Titanfall, but has been out-sold by the PlayStation 4 by 2:1 this era. [Titanfall actually launched four months after the Xbox One – GC]

To recommend (as some have) that the following era is a few sort of unmitigated catastrophe is laughable and makes you surprise if that is actually their opinion or their viewpoint is being clouded by model loyalty.

Neither launch line-up is wanting significantly improbable. Yes, the Xbox has Halo Infinite, however that hasn’t hit the heights of Halo 3 since Bungie’s departure and has been on a downward spiral for years. I’ve sufficient video games in my backlog to maintain me completely satisfied for at the very least one other yr and can, as at all times, be a late adopter of the following gen. The sort of folks speeding out to purchase it on day one are possible the identical kind that rush out to get their fingers on the brand new iPhone.

So, to conclude, this console launch isn’t a lot completely different than the others. It is by no means any sort of catastrophe; it is usually no five-star present. I totally count on it should go like most and we’ll begin to see the machines placing out some unimaginable video games within the second to 3rd years. So, sit back, loosen up and benefit from the present.

By reader Insomniac Gamer

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