E3 2012: Xbox 720 and PS4

According to third-party sources, E3 2012 will feature the successors to both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Add to that the Wii U, and this marks the first time in E3′s 17-year history that three new, competing consoles will be so directly comparable.

While we’ve heard rumors of the next-gen Xbox’s appearance at E3 2012 for months now, it’s news of the PS4 — or whatever Sony decides to call it — that comes as a surprise. Execs at the PlayStation firm have made it clear to third-parties that “they will not be left behind this time,” referencing the PS3′s later launch relative to its Microsoft competitor.

Which console are you looking forward to the most? Personally, I just want to see the technology evolve so that developers can keep pushing the boundaries of the cutting-edge.

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13 Comments on E3 2012: Xbox 720 and PS4

zerghumper

On January 6, 2012 at 3:14 pm

As a PC gamer, I’m really glad the console market is finally pushing forward again. It’s been what 7+ years since the last generation of consoles? This has really been holding developers back as they try to make games cross-platform so they can run adequately on console and PC. So while PC gaming hardware has gone leaps and bounds ahead of its console brethren, the games have remained relatively stagnant software wise. Just look how many games release still using DX9, even Crysis 2 which many thought would be the next major leap forward used DX9 for its graphics, and only later released a patch for DX11 for those playing on PC (and DX12 is right around the corner!).

This isn’t to bash on consoles, but come on, seven years is a very, very long time in the world of technology. I just hope that the new consoles push the limits on what can be done with gaming hardware. It will be amazing to see how games look in the next few years, and personally I can’t wait!

Redmagpie

On January 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm

To be fair though most console gamers wouldn’t want their equipment to be redundant in TOO short of a time unless of course the big 3 release expandable consoles that can be easily upgraded as years pass akin to the N64′s expansion pack… then maybe the gap wouldn’t become a chasm as quick

Luther

On January 6, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I can see consoles dieing out in the future say 30 years from now or in less time.

I can imagine the pc taking over thanks to all the wireless technology being used in tv’s, before you know it we’ll all have 3d tv’s that don’t require glasses with built in high performance wireless setups, having that in place it will just be a matter of streaming your pc games to the tv and enjoying them with your preferred wireless controller with no lag of course.

If I’m still alive to see that day then well it’ll be a great day indeed.

Earnest

On January 7, 2012 at 9:37 am

Consoles will be dead in far less than 30 years. Technically, we are at a place where the differences in hardware available to manufacturers is smaller than the difference in the personalities of the companies behind the hardware. With the next generation of consoles, unless there is some breathtaking leap forward with one company’s technology, the hardware isn’t going to make THAT much of a difference to your gaming experience.

Robert

On January 7, 2012 at 4:58 pm

consoles will never be dead the reason is because 1, with consoles you can pretty much take them anywhere without trouble but with a pc its a huge hassle and 2 most people perfer a controller over a keyboard and mouse, i am a console and pc gamer and i prefer consoles so i cant wait for the next console, another reason is consoles are cheaper, with PC’s you have to upgrade each time a new game is released but with a console you get to enjoy games for along time before a upgrade is even needed

Sean

On January 7, 2012 at 10:19 pm

i dont think that the massive companies like microsoft and especially nintendo will give up comsoles. handhelds? they will never die. you could say what you want about phones being gaming systems, but, you aint gonna give your 4-15 year old a $600 phone.
secondly, consoles are cheaper than pc’s. do you think the software developers will upgrade your system to run their new game 2-3 years after you got your pc? For free? i doubt that.
thirdly, cloud storage is as far as it will go for consoles. the ability to buy games from steam will come eventually to consoles, but, the experience of owning your own console, and being a nintendo or xbox fanboy will never die. try telling ford to switch to GM?

lmfao

On January 8, 2012 at 8:07 am

@Robert

You aren’t a PC gamer if you like consoles.

If you were a PC gamer you’d realize that you don’t have to “upgrade” every time a game comes out.

You would also realize that most upgrades are very cheap now.

MrChaosTheory

On January 9, 2012 at 6:53 am

With Moore’s Law, a consistent trend in the progression of technology has been noted for decades. The decline in this consistent progression was predicted to be 2015 over 10 years ago, two years ago it was updated to 2013.
This is likely around the release of the new consoles, combined with the mass streamlining of computing. While PC gaming remains rather bulky and expensive relatively. How can anyone predict a decline in console gaming and a increase in PC gaming.
I can see both staying at an even level comparatively from now, failing that my money would be on the demise of PC gaming. Presuming gaming as a genre doesn’t move on a different path all-together. Which isn’t unlikely as integration of multiple devices has and is taking place, so we could see home media hubs or as we are seeing things like OnLive.

lol

On January 9, 2012 at 9:58 am

How about a Dreamcast 2?

SEGA SHOULD RETURN!

On January 9, 2012 at 9:59 am

We want a DREAMCAST 2

We want a DREAMCAST 2

We want a DREAMCAST 2

We want a DREAMCAST 2

We want a DREAMCAST 2

We want a DREAMCAST 2

Swaglili

On January 17, 2012 at 7:17 am

wow!

Swaglili

On January 17, 2012 at 7:17 am

Damn… My friend just showed me the recently leaked information of the Playstation 4 and Xbox

720 and I must say, I was completely amazed. I didn’t think this info would be released for quite

a while, but it’s managed to find its way onto the Internet, luckily!

If you guys want to check out the PS4 and Xbox 720 for yourselves, here’s the site I saw them on:

http://xbox720ps4leak.com.nu/

Shawndell Rivers

On April 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Sega Fans Like My Self Also Whats To See Dreamcast 2.