We're talking all things PS4 as we break down Sony's big press event to talk about "next-gen" gaming and the Future of PlayStation. Plus, Bungie's Destiny is fulfilled, The Last of Us gets delayed, Nintendo Latches on to Luigi, and Rayman Legends Challenges Wii Owners to wait. All of that and more on this edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast!
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- With the highly-anticipated reveal of the PlayStation 4 a thing of the past, Team EBC endures the dual shock of a post-presentation to discuss Sony’s biggest reveals and what we thought of the event in general. Does Sony’s vision for the PS4 feel truly “next-gen”? What about the games shown during the show? We evaluate Sony’s evening as we discuss the Future of PlayStation! BATTLECRIES: TG: GamePro TV DK: Tomb Raider Retrospective: Part One BRENT: God of War Ascension - Rise of the WarriorMEMBER: FoxCyrus
Now guys, don't get me wrong, I share your love for some of the old franchises. There is nothing wrong with going back to existing properties and bringing an air of nostalgia to a market over-saturated with current conventions - as we already discussed extensively a few weeks ago.
That being said, I don't believe that overly revamping classic franchises will give next-gen gaming it's real due. Let me ask you this: Will the new Star Wars-sequels advance the medium film in any way? No, most definitely not. Will it maybe remind us of what once was great and could be rediscovered again? Yes, at best it will. But personally, I'm much more excited for properties that actually challenge what is possible and what we are used to. Not just from a sheer technical standpoint, as you already mentioned, but rather concerning ways in which we define and experience what gaming is. Seeing seemingly dynamic ludo-narratives like in The Last of Us, envisioning what the interconnected, multi-layered online worlds of Watch Dogs could accomplish, and mixing all of that with the supposed capabilities of next-gen technologies, like the Oculus Rift, haptic gloves, virtual interfaces etc. - that is what makes me excited for the upcoming generation of video gaming. It is not about reinventing things that are already here, although that's important too, but if anything about progressing towards possibilities that we could not even imagine right now.