Asmodai wrote:I hadn't thought about it until just now, but isnt it odd how the PS4 basically won the E3 by not doing a single special thing? Is that really something we should praise? A console with nothing innovating, no progress aside from its internal hardware and maybe a software overhaul?
I know the saying "Dont fix what isnt broken." but I dont think there will be improvement if there's no risks. Take the Wii for example, that thing might not have been the most powerful console, but it sure as hell was innovating.
Yeah but being innovative doesn't guarantee much, especially for developers. Look at the Wiis output for the last few years, it was the occasional trickle of Nintendo games and shovelware. Where would Sony go next for innovation? They pushed stereoscopic 3D and that didn't really prove to be a big thing, the general public has already shown to be tired of motion controls, the cloud that MS is pushing is still years from being truly great and useful. To most console gamers the best gens where when nothing new was really added at the start of the generation, the Snes and PS2. Those were just general gaming machines that were more powerful than their predecessors and started to flirt with the technology that would be key for the next gen(3D and online respectively). I'm hoping to see the same this gen of it being an out and out boon for gamers that this should be an easier to develop for gen with the trickle of what will be the future tech will be toward the end of the lifecycle.