GS News - New Star Wars Game; Is The PS4/Xbox One Power Gap Closing?

Xbox co-creator explains the console power divide, Mario Kart dev praises Wii U, and a new Star Wars game is happening! But guess who’s working on it?

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chscabrera189
chscabrera189

I loved KOTOR I think I was better prepared but I feel like ever developer out there just takes advantage of the Star Wars name I want something to look forward too

crimsonbrute
crimsonbrute moderator moderator

The Star Wars game that needs a sequel is for Republic Commando. Excellent game with a short single player campaign.

ObxChillin
ObxChillin

I want to see a new Battlefront and a new KOTOR.  They dont need to make another SW MMO for a while the last one came out not too long ago.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

I want nintendo to port Rogue Squadron 1,2,3 (2 most precisely) to VC for Wii U so I can enjoy my most favorite and some of the best SW games ever made again...

donutking7
donutking7

A true KOTOR sequel, not that MMO bullcrap

evildead6789
evildead6789

visceral games, those made dead space


now that got my attention

poksmote
poksmote

the gap between xbox and ps4 are not closing because as you say developers are getting used to the xbone they are also getting used to the ps4

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

I've never been the biggest fan of Star Wars, partly due to the fact the newer three were coming out when I was young and the general consensus is that they suck compared to the older three. And now I've seen them I totally agree but the damage was already done unfortunately.

That game though does look very awesome!

deuely
deuely

WTF ever happened to Star Wars 1313? Did I miss something? Cancelled?

bdiddytampa
bdiddytampa

DICE's Battlefront makes my peepee goooooo, dadoing doing doing

marcuzgungeze10
marcuzgungeze10

PS4 vs Xbone debate is old and worn out. Wii U is getting ready to steer right into households this year. Nintendo could have positioned themselves in a great place. Right in the middle between cheaper streaming/gaming boxes like FireTV/iTV etc. and the higher end PS4/X1/PC. A $200 or sub-$200 Nintendo console with HD Mario Kart and Smash, with the ability to stream all services on the TV and controller. Gamers and consumers will have a tough choice this holiday. Zelda/Metroid at e3 2014! 

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

EA has exclusive rights over the Star Wars license for the next ten years?  Well that seems fitting, seeing how they're gaming's Evil Empire. (cue the imperial march track)

Jah_Glow
Jah_Glow

EA really can't fail with Battlefront. Why? The older ones were terribly put together, despite being so fun to play. Or maybe the bad production values assisted in the fun? ;) Cannot WAIT for more Star Wars love.

Merseyak
Merseyak

i love that crap they are working to make the xbox run games better and what do you think there doing with the ps4 lool it will never catch up its technically incapable i played an xbox one the outher day dead rising 3 i could only manage 10 mins the jaggies where so bad you can keep it

Vojtass
Vojtass

Is there any way to switch off permanently irritating autoplay feature? I hate it very much.

soiled_waffle
soiled_waffle

I love to see a star wars game with multiplayer just like Battlefield. Fly a x-wing and hop in an imperial walker or just run to your destination

hadwell
hadwell

I want to see an updated X-wing Vs. Tie-Fighter that completely ignores the fact that episodes 1-3 exist.

samt9892
samt9892

Star Wars RTS in the vein of sins of a solar empire / supreme commander, utilising the new nitrous engine for some epic space / possibly land conflicts would be so good. Unfortunately I doubt EA will make something that isn't console friendly...

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Meh I was getting an Xbox One anyway. I've preferred Xbox since the original. Resolution or no it is unlikely I'll be going Playstation this generation. They don't do anything for me anymore. Like their console is so unimaginative. I get literally no excitement when I look at one. Whether you like the Xbox One or not at least they did have a go at making something different. They did at least give us HDMI pass-through and a potentially awesome Kinect 2.0 when it finally gets to attention. The PS4 is basically Playstation's second attempt at the PS3 that wasn't shit.

1080p or not it doesn't change that fact.

spilly42
spilly42

@poksmote  It also depends on SDKs, so the companies also have an influence on how fast devs get better at using their consoles. 

_Roo_
_Roo_

@deuely It was cancelled right after Disney bought Lucas Arts.

McGregor
McGregor

@deuely  I believe it has been cancelled. It may still be on a back-burner somewhere, but during the Disney buyout, it got shut down...At least I remember reading something like that...I could be wrong.

ricobravo
ricobravo

I agree!

I own an X1...I will be purchasing a Wii U next. My purchase of a P4 will come next year when an Uncharted 4 bundle is announced at E3 2015.

pc_friendly
pc_friendly

@marcuzgungeze10  - Although you consider the PS4 vs. XBox One debate worn out (it is six months old...right?). If I'm going to spend $200 on a console, I'd much rather save a bit more money and purchase a "real" console that is MUCH more powerful than one that is basically just a last gen console. Heck, I'd rather purchase a PS3 for $200 than a Wii U at this point. I can pick up a Chrome Cast for $35 and have similar features to the FireTV in regards to gaming and get streaming/apps from five different devices already on my network.


In regards to the topic, The power gap is not being closed. There will always be a significant gap between the PS4 and XBox One except for games that don't push the consoles to their limits. There is simply no logic that can explain away the raw power difference or graphical specs of the systems, and obvious memory comparison. You can squint, stretch, or do what you want to make them look more comparable but they simply aren't. 

freeko
freeko

@Jah_Glow Oh, yes they can fail. The track record for ea is to buy up a successful franchise and then take all the fun out of the game and then release yearly sequels that the sheep just buy because it has star wars in the name.


I mean lets be serious for a minute here, what was the last good star wars game? Tie Fighter? That game is now 20 years old. KOTOR 1&2? Ok, I can allow that answer though it does not tie into the movies at all and is basically nothing more than "Ok, lets make an rpg and throw in lightsabers." There was no connection to any of the movie canon with those rpgs.


None of these games had anything to do with ea, and they were better off for it. The KOTOR mmo is hard to gauge its success as it failed as a pay to play, but is seemingly doing well enough as a free to play to stay alive. I truly only forsee a failure for the star wars franchise as ea will not make any good games. They will try to sell the name with as little effort or gameplay as possible.

dani_i89
dani_i89

@Jah_Glow  The Battlefront games are some the most over-rated games ever made (right next to GTA). The games had very weak 3rd person mechanics. Felt like I was playing a watered down Max Payne without the slo-mo and with other people.

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

@Merseyak My son and I have both clocked many hours on DR3. Haven't seen any of the crap you are talking about but, hey, if it makes you feel better, I'll admit DR3 looks much better on PS4 - Oh wait...

hina_ken
hina_ken

@Merseyak  Might not have been as pretty, which I doubt, but at least it was fun, creative, and not a simple cut and paste like other PS4 games have been!


Playstation is putting everything into VR, hope you have another $250-300 to spend so you can feel like you still have the best.


You PS4 owners are just like the guys who run around claiming they have either a huge, or the biggest member, when sadly they have the smallest!


It is as entertaining as it is sad to watch!

Cozm1kaos
Cozm1kaos

@Merseyak The jaggies? lol first of all, there is no its next gen, not previous gens and even in previous gen there were no jaggies. Why you talking like xbox its completely shit? which you know this not to be true. I understand we all have a preference in a gaming console but man... this is a try fan boy comment. Jaggies <--lol what the hell does that even mean.

blitzinD
blitzinD

@Dannystaples14


"They don't do anything for me anymore. Like their console is so unimaginative. I get literally no excitement when I look at one. "



You do know you're supposed to turn it on and play a game with it right?

five5x
five5x

@Dannystaples14 @Dannystaples14You're such a typical fanboy. The Ps3 could do more and had better graphics when it came to exclusives. The 360 could barely do anything besides play games and yet Ms fanbots talked about how cross platform games looked better on the 360. It was always about graphics, graphics and more graphics. Now that the Ps4 has more horsepower, and the One is less powerful, but you can talk to it, all of a sudden the fight isn't about graphics. Now it's "our system is the true next gen cause you can do more with it and the Ps4 is just about graphics". Your system can barely put out a 1080p game which was something that was last generation. Your system isn't next gen, it's last gen with the ability to talk to it and watch tv through it. Oh, wow, how amazing. Like it or not, you guys got gyped, but you don't want to admit to the fact that your system worried more about ruling the living than ruling gaming. This is all about games and graphics, not the ability to yell at the One to turn on over and over again. Oh how next gen. You have the ability to talk to your system and use a camera.

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

@Dannystaples14  are you trying to say the Sony didn't try making something new? really? 


moving from Cell to a Amd processor, using gddr5 for memory, radion card that can handle 4k movies, blu ray that's 6x faster...blu tooth for iphones and ipads...umm extra processor for the background tasks


yea Sony dropped the ball with the ps4...because you say it's Fact doesn't make it so, bellend

trotz75
trotz75

PlayStation can't win with some people it seems, the original ps3 gave us blu ray and the ability to burn cds and then b able to transfer the music onto memory cards via the sd slots, it would play just about anything and was backwards compatible aswell, but this made it to expensive and people moaned!! Now u moan the ps4 is to simplistic!! Just what is it u want them to do?????

ricobravo
ricobravo

I agree. Most of the multiplat games will look identical. It is what the first party developers do with their conoles that will make the difference legit when it comes to raw power.

marcuzgungeze10
marcuzgungeze10

@pc_friendly  I agree with contemplating all options. It is old when that is all that is newsworthy. Everyone by now should understand the spec difference, so no reason to keep harping on it. PS4 more powerful and easier to develop for 'period' but it is not to say the Xbone is far behind, but just runs a nose slower to the finish line. 


That being said. I was merely stating people that want a gaming system, but don't want to spend a lot this year. You have a great option in the Wii U. Anyone considering a streaming box should consider dropping a $100 more or so for a Wii U, because it does everything and you have Nintendo's back and forward catalog of great games. i just believe the Wii U has carved a terrific place for themselves in the market. A quality streaming player with amazing games, but also a great second option for PS4/X1 owners or people waiting for a bigger price drop. 


No one buys a Nintendo console for 3rd-party games, but people could really be enticed, when buying a streaming player, if one of those could play Nintendo's 1st party IPs. New and Old

Jah_Glow
Jah_Glow

@freeko @Jah_GlowI was going to type up a long response but when you said that KOTOR was "nothing more" than an RPG with lightsabers I realized it would have been a waste of time.

Jah_Glow
Jah_Glow

@dani_i89 @Jah_GlowTo each their own. I agree that GTA is overrated but I enjoyed Battlefront. It was fun, but nothing mind-blowing. Just a game.

RevLux
RevLux

@hina_ken Why do you fanboys love talking about each other's junk? That was a rhetorical question btw...

trotz75
trotz75

And if Microsoft were doing VR it would suddenly b a good thing, jealousy is an ugly trait!! And actually we r like those guys who say we have a huge member, and turn out to have a 12 inch cock

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

You don't know what jaggies are? Do you even game?

rogibasa
rogibasa

Look who is talking about "fanboy"? The fact is when the PS3 came with the Bluray every Sony fanboy said : "The 360 is lost and PS3 will win and after that Toshiba drop making HD-DVD players and the Sony fanboys said -we win the war and Microsoft is done" but the real thing was NOTHING happened and the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live keep getting better and better and then you... wait... get hacked your accounts because... wait... free and cheap online service ? Honestly PS3 had better than 360 THAT was right but even with that it wasn't superior to the 360 in gaming or digital content.

I seen all this bullshit with the Xbox One and the PS4 and it is the same history like the 360 vs. PS3 and honestly you SONY fanboys have a better gaming console why you are not happy ? Why you dont play your games and try to be happy with your PS3/PS4 ? Why you try to embarrass yourselfs with all this bullshit and try to be happy for once?

The real thing is Sony is not making money on any electronic/hardware sector, if you don't believe me look around and go to stores and ask what brand TV's, cellphones, bluray, home theaters, audio players, PC's, etc, are selling more and believe me Sony is losing market. The only thing they are putting their efforts and salvation is the PS4 now, so you Sony fanboys go and get some Sony products because in that way we will have someone to compete and have more good things on the other consoles !!!

housemizzrym
housemizzrym

@five5x @Dannystaples14 For me I enjoy playing games online with friends which is why I purchased a X1 first. Xbox live is superior to PSN and Sony is improving in this area but will need to get better for me to choose PSN over Xbox live for multi-player games. Sony has a great system and I will be picking one up for H-Hour, GoW and TLOU2.

dani_i89
dani_i89

I just found it so painfully average. Just a game that should reach the bargain bin in a month. Basic at best 3rd person mechanics with a star wars paint job

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

@trotz75 Apparently MS is doing their own version of VR. They've applied for over 1000 patents and bought some glasses tech as well. I have no interest in it. It sounds like its going to be stupid expensive and probably go the way of 3D TV. A very short, expensive gimmick. It has nothing to do with which console maker is producing it, I just don't think it will catch on. People don't want to wear relatively small 3D glasses. I can't see them wearing a large Scuba Mask type gizmo on their face.

hina_ken
hina_ken

@mjonk2pc  DUDE!  Just stop there before you make yourself look even stupider!


LOL @ defending jaggies.

RevLux
RevLux

@housemizzrym @five5x@Dannystaples14 Actually the PS4 does a great job with local and online multiplayer. I found it much better than my XB1 in this regard at launch. Though once the patch came out that fixed chat the XB1 and PS4 work pretty much equally as well with online multiplayer imo. I still feel that PS+ is an overall better value as things currently stand.


Microsoft really needs to hurry up and make the XB1 games with gold announcement that they said will come out sometime this year. I'm hopeful it will be better than the majority of the 360's free games. Yes, I'm aware you can keep the 360's free games "forever" but 90% of them cost less than $5 at Game Stop making the point moot when compared to the PS+ offerings.


Regardless, the XB1 and PS4 are both great systems and most of the pros and cons of each are simply a matter of personal preference.

kyelo
kyelo

@housemizzrym @five5x @Dannystaples14  I still don't buy this argument. When you play a game online you get the same game, same tech, same tactics, same insults, same game modes etc etc XBLive and PSN are for gaming in my view at which they are equal. Please explain why you think 1 is better than the other?

RevLux
RevLux

@youre_a_sheep @prodigy_69@Dannystaples14 I haven't had a single issue with blu-ray movies on either my XB1 or PS4. So now everyone you've heard from hasn't complained that the PS4 does a poor job playing blu-ray movies. You're welcome.

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

@youre_a_sheep

to be honest It’s a games machine first and foremost, I think it's something to do with a video de-interlacing issue that ps3 didn't have, so I hope that will be patched (if possible) 

I can only speak for myself and I haven't really noticed any major issues.. :)