With the next generation of gaming coming into exsistence in just over a month and a half now I find myself not purchasing games for the 360, I've even held off on GTA hoping for something spectacular on the Xbox One/PS4. After researching certain things about next gen releases there seems to be justification in my holdout as some of the next gen games will run on completely different engines than the current gen models. It seemed obvious after I read it but I thought that the games would be fairly similar? Now I have to conitinue my holdout until November to see if my concerns are correct of just another conufusing piece in the transfer of generations.
My second thought is about the ongoing debate of the processing power of the next generation consoles. I've read a couple articles about it and some things really stuck out to me.
1. The PS4 has undisputed processing power which could possibly double the Xbox One.
2. That processing power is great but if the software developers don't use it, the extra juice in the PS4 will become irrelevant.
3. I've also heard that the Xbox One will have something of a turbo charger for its processor which will boost it up closer to the PS4. If this is true then I have two issues, will the turbo charger cook the processor like it does to so many car engines or will the processor have the guts to handle that extra boost.
4. And of course if theres no turbo charger at all, will the Xbox One handle the multi platform games that were developed for PS4 first.
All in all I believe that the consoles will be about as similar as they are now, sure PS3 has more power in its black monolith but if the 360 can run a Gears Of War without issue then what does all that extra power really matter.
I'm leaning to the Xbox One this year because gaming is really about the games not all that computer interior junk, if Micorsoft has better gaming partnerships (Spoiler: they do) then why would I buy a console which put out 3-4 really good exclusives with its last go.