Tag: Next-gen consoles

Next-Gen consoles “catering to an older audience” says EEDAR

EEDAR, the leading provider of video game research and analysis, say the new generation of consoles are catering to a slightly older audience, and therefore offer a better opportunity to monetize content. Speaking with GamesIndustry, EEDAR president Geoffrey Zatkin noted that if you compare the games available at launch between the last generation and new consoles [Xbox One and Playstation…

Next-gen hurting even AAA current-gen titles

Retail experts have told MCV that with the launch of the next-gen condoles around the corner, current-gen games are selling significantly less in numbers, even AAA titles. The source article explains that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has sold a whopping 60 per cent fewer units than Assassin’s Creed III. Even the mega Battlefield 4 has been significantly effected, selling…

Gaming News Wrap [25 Oct 2013]

Good morning and welcome to the weekend. Almost. The DualShock 4 controller has dropped pressure sensitive face buttons for digital buttons. The pressure sensitive analogue buttons were found on the DualShock 3 and allowed game designers to assign multiple functions to a button depending on the pressure applied by the player. These were rarely used by designers. [More on VentureBeat] The…

There’s “no real difference” between Xbox One and Playstation 4 specs says renowned game dev

Resident Evil creator, Shinji Mikami has told Edge magazine that he believes there is “no real difference” between the specifications of next-generation consoles, reports The Sixth Axis. “When Xbox One was first announced, it had lower specs than PS4, but now they’re almost identical. “So either will do,” he stated. The Sixth Axis points out that Mikami is speaking in…

Rockstar says “GTA V for PS4 Tweet” was a mistake

  The Official Sony UK Twitter account recently suggested that Grand Theft Auto V was headed to the Playstation 4, but Rockstar is now debunking the suggestion. The Sony Tweet was direct­ed at a fan who was enthu­si­as­tic about GTA,­ say­ing “GTA V is going to be amaz­ing, espe­cial­ly on the PS4!” A Rock­star Games spokesper­son has confirmed to GameSpot…

Battlefield tech dev says Call of Duty graphics “won’t cut it” on next generation

Geomerics specialize in creating lighting technology for the video game industry. The company’s main product, Enlighten, was incorporated into the Frostbite 2 engine used by DICE in Battlefield 3. In a recent interview with Hip Hop Gamer [as cited by Examiner] Geomeric CEO, Chris Doran spoke of the graphical pri­or­i­ties between Call of Duty and the Bat­tle­field series, by their…