Experience Points: Getting Ready For Next-Gen
With the current generation life cycle coming to a close, we will soon be entering the stage of next-gen consoles with the PS4 and Xbox One fighting it out for our hard earned cash. I’ve already made my decision about which platform I’ll be heading to first for my next-gen fix and have pre-ordered a PS4.
The only thing left to do is to get ready for all the next-gen goodness, and once again deal with the backlog I have. Specifically I have the quite the backlog on my current-gen consoles. Most noteworthy is my PS3 game collection which I’m trying to get through at a solid pace before I move on to the PS4. Most of my PS3 game collection consists of PS3 exclusives that I bought the console, at a later point, for.
Essentially the issue with getting through a whole host of PS3 exclusives is varying the games you play so that your gaming experience doesn’t become stagnate in any sort of way, or that you become bored because you’ve played three first-person shooters in a row. I find that this type of approach does help quite a bit. I am making steady progress through all of my PS3 exclusives and soon will be able to move on. I will still be keeping my PS3 on hand for any multiplatform titles I may have for the console and only when I’ve fully shifted to next-gen will I consider selling my PS3. However, that may only be a year or two down the line from now as it stands.
At the moment, I’m content with my PS3 and the move to next-gen, with the PS4, will be gradual. I don’t want to abandon my PS3 outright. That would be a stupid move on my part as there could be some great games coming out in the next few months for the platform. Also, people buying the PS3 at the end of its life cycle is still very much a reality, and an indication of the console’s immense popularity. So moving on to next-gen may not be the best move for some gamers, especially at the price point for next-gen offerings. It may not be worth it.
For myself, it is definitely worth the move. I’m looking forward to having proper post-processing with the move to next-gen and finally having some games run at 60 fps. These are all standards for PC games and now with next-gen consoles finally meeting the gap in some ways, it is an exciting time to be a gamer. Games releasing for both the PS4 and Xbox One look fantastic and are shaping up to be some diverse offerings that will make the move to next-gen even more enticing for the undecided.
Both the PS4 and Xbox One appeal to me. But I chose to get the PS4 on launch as opposed to the Xbox One which will only arrive on South African shores next year. the only real reason I would purchase the Xbox One is to get the next Halo game. I will be purchasing Titanfall for PC and the latest Dead Rising doesn’t truly appeal to me. So I am pretty satisfied with my decision at present. I can’t wait to get my hands on the PS4 and play some next-gen games.