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Goatseye said:
Has there ever been a game that demoed what a next gen console is capable of, on launch window?
And for a full admission price?
Except Halo:CE. Everything else I can think of are useless tech demos.

Series X got Bright Memory: Infinite on launch day, which is the most impressive looking game that will be released this year. It has some crazy physics and Ray Tracing implementation. Gears 5 is supposed to receive an impressive update as well.

My memory isn't as good,  but the ps3 got resistance and motorstorm, ps4 had  killzone, ps5 has demon souls and spiderman, god fall doesn't seem appealing to me,  though what I have seen of demon souls looks like it could be done on current gen.



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Goatseye said:
Has there ever been a game that demoed what a next gen console is capable of, on launch window?
And for a full admission price?
Except Halo:CE. Everything else I can think of are useless tech demos.

Series X got Bright Memory: Infinite on launch day, which is the most impressive looking game that will be released this year. It has some crazy physics and Ray Tracing implementation. Gears 5 is supposed to receive an impressive update as well.

No. Bright Memory: Infinite will launch in 2021. XSX|S will got Bright Memory:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bright_Memory

I think the most impressive looking game this year on next gens will be Demon's Souls remake.



That’s right. I thought Bright Memory: Infinite would’ve been ready by launch day but Demon’s Soul takes the cake deservedly!



Looking back on the Xbone launch and early days of PS4, the software was very lacking. My first Xbone game was Dead Rising 3, and it was entertaining, but it didn't really push any envelopes. The most next gen thing about it was the amount of zombies on screen at once, that blew away the previous gen. But compare it to something like Day's Gone, which is also open world, looks better, and also has a ton of zombies on screen. Games advance so much during a generation, imho it's pointless to expect to be blown away at launch. I got an Xbone because Titanfall was around the corner, and it sure didn't look special graphically. I wanted it because it looked amazing from a gameplay perspective (and it was, GOTG).

But at launch, Xbone had:

Forza 5, at 79 meta. I got this a year later and it was clear it was a rushed launch title.
Ryse, at 60 meta. This was my third Xbone game. It was a perfect launch title. Short, but showed off amazing graphics. Nothing spectacular, just a solid title.
Ass Creed, 83 meta on the PS4 version. Seems like a solid third party title. I never played it.
Battlefield 4, at 81 meta. I played this down the line. It was decent.
CoD Ghosts, at 78 meta. Doodoo game.
NBA/FIFA - good sports titles that I was not into.
Madden/NBA Live - doodoo sports titles that I was into.
Need for Speed - a solid port of the previous gens NFS title.
Zoo Tycoon - didn't even bother.
Peggle 2 - GOTG behind Titanfall


XSX/S is scheduled to launch with, or coming right after launch:

Gears Tactics (81 meta on PC)
Tetris Effect Connected (89 meta on PS4)
Ass Creed Valhalla (should be better than Black Flag)
CoD Black Ops (should be better than Ghosts)
Dirt 5 (should be better than FM5 and NFS)
DMC5 HD (89 meta for the original game)
Bright Memory (90% on Steam)
Watch Dogs Legion
Madden
NBA 2K
Yasnoozea Like a Dragon
Crossfire X
12 Minutes
The Medium
The Ascent
Scorn
Shredders
Outriders
Puyo Tetris 2


Among many others. Plus free upgrades to existing games like Gears 5 and Horizon 4 among others. Regardless of whether you want to emphasize whether games push next gen or not, it's pretty obvious the launch lineup exceeds what we saw at the start of this gen from either console. The third party lineup alone is way better. And I didn't even mention Cyberpunk.



This is the bias talking, but I think it’s fact that most launch lineups never really had a killer app. Launch lineups are multiplats, cross gen with some exclusive content sprinkled in. Xbox has Gears Tactics, The Medium, Crossfire X which stand out to me. With everything else it’s lineup is fine. It sucks as a fan but from a business point of view having games like Halo Infinite and Flight SIM (console) delayed into 2021 is a blessing. When launch momentum dies its these games that will keep it going.

I also believe cross gen and backwards compatibility matters mostly in the first year. After that people move on and settle in. In this regard Xbox is more then prepared. God knows I still have several Xbox One games to finish after the gen starts.



Xbox: Best hardware, Game Pass best value, best BC, more 1st party genres and multiplayer titles. 

 

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LudicrousSpeed said:

Looking back on the Xbone launch and early days of PS4, the software was very lacking. My first Xbone game was Dead Rising 3, and it was entertaining, but it didn't really push any envelopes. The most next gen thing about it was the amount of zombies on screen at once, that blew away the previous gen. But compare it to something like Day's Gone, which is also open world, looks better, and also has a ton of zombies on screen. Games advance so much during a generation, imho it's pointless to expect to be blown away at launch. I got an Xbone because Titanfall was around the corner, and it sure didn't look special graphically. I wanted it because it looked amazing from a gameplay perspective (and it was, GOTG).

But at launch, Xbone had:

Forza 5, at 79 meta. I got this a year later and it was clear it was a rushed launch title.
Ryse, at 60 meta. This was my third Xbone game. It was a perfect launch title. Short, but showed off amazing graphics. Nothing spectacular, just a solid title.
Ass Creed, 83 meta on the PS4 version. Seems like a solid third party title. I never played it.
Battlefield 4, at 81 meta. I played this down the line. It was decent.
CoD Ghosts, at 78 meta. Doodoo game.
NBA/FIFA - good sports titles that I was not into.
Madden/NBA Live - doodoo sports titles that I was into.
Need for Speed - a solid port of the previous gens NFS title.
Zoo Tycoon - didn't even bother.
Peggle 2 - GOTG behind Titanfall


XSX/S is scheduled to launch with, or coming right after launch:

Gears Tactics (81 meta on PC)
Tetris Effect Connected (89 meta on PS4)
Ass Creed Valhalla (should be better than Black Flag)
CoD Black Ops (should be better than Ghosts)
Dirt 5 (should be better than FM5 and NFS)
DMC5 HD (89 meta for the original game)
Bright Memory (90% on Steam)
Watch Dogs Legion
Madden
NBA 2K
Yasnoozea Like a Dragon
Crossfire X
12 Minutes
The Medium
The Ascent
Scorn
Shredders
Outriders
Puyo Tetris 2


Among many others. Plus free upgrades to existing games like Gears 5 and Horizon 4 among others. Regardless of whether you want to emphasize whether games push next gen or not, it's pretty obvious the launch lineup exceeds what we saw at the start of this gen from either console. The third party lineup alone is way better. And I didn't even mention Cyberpunk.

Is there any series x game that is console exclusive?  I can't see why they'd release a console this november.



KratosLives said:
LudicrousSpeed said:

Looking back on the Xbone launch and early days of PS4, the software was very lacking. My first Xbone game was Dead Rising 3, and it was entertaining, but it didn't really push any envelopes. The most next gen thing about it was the amount of zombies on screen at once, that blew away the previous gen. But compare it to something like Day's Gone, which is also open world, looks better, and also has a ton of zombies on screen. Games advance so much during a generation, imho it's pointless to expect to be blown away at launch. I got an Xbone because Titanfall was around the corner, and it sure didn't look special graphically. I wanted it because it looked amazing from a gameplay perspective (and it was, GOTG).

But at launch, Xbone had:

Forza 5, at 79 meta. I got this a year later and it was clear it was a rushed launch title.
Ryse, at 60 meta. This was my third Xbone game. It was a perfect launch title. Short, but showed off amazing graphics. Nothing spectacular, just a solid title.
Ass Creed, 83 meta on the PS4 version. Seems like a solid third party title. I never played it.
Battlefield 4, at 81 meta. I played this down the line. It was decent.
CoD Ghosts, at 78 meta. Doodoo game.
NBA/FIFA - good sports titles that I was not into.
Madden/NBA Live - doodoo sports titles that I was into.
Need for Speed - a solid port of the previous gens NFS title.
Zoo Tycoon - didn't even bother.
Peggle 2 - GOTG behind Titanfall


XSX/S is scheduled to launch with, or coming right after launch:

Gears Tactics (81 meta on PC)
Tetris Effect Connected (89 meta on PS4)
Ass Creed Valhalla (should be better than Black Flag)
CoD Black Ops (should be better than Ghosts)
Dirt 5 (should be better than FM5 and NFS)
DMC5 HD (89 meta for the original game)
Bright Memory (90% on Steam)
Watch Dogs Legion
Madden
NBA 2K
Yasnoozea Like a Dragon
Crossfire X
12 Minutes
The Medium
The Ascent
Scorn
Shredders
Outriders
Puyo Tetris 2


Among many others. Plus free upgrades to existing games like Gears 5 and Horizon 4 among others. Regardless of whether you want to emphasize whether games push next gen or not, it's pretty obvious the launch lineup exceeds what we saw at the start of this gen from either console. The third party lineup alone is way better. And I didn't even mention Cyberpunk.

Is there any series x game that is console exclusive?  I can't see why they'd release a console this november.

The first game I listed is console exclusive. So is Crossfire, The Medium, Scorn, The Ascent, and others.



I mean, for me, its there being a new 1st party game you can't get on an old console as well. I guess Demon's Souls doesn't even fit that as its a remake, but at least its from the ground up. Is Sackboy on PS4, too? Not sure.

I don't see anything in the Xbox library, but I'm not sure on some of those smaller games. I'm not trying to be fanboyish, but it just seems like usually there's a few games at launch. Even if its Perfect Dark: Zero or Ryse, they were at least new and shiny. Something to be excited about. I bought but never played Gears 5, so I guess I could do that. Never bought the game from Remedy either and wouldn't mind playing it. But feel like I'm reaching for a reason to buy, which I promised myself I wouldn't do. :)



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epicurean said:
I mean, for me, its there being a new 1st party game you can't get on an old console as well. I guess Demon's Souls doesn't even fit that as its a remake, but at least its from the ground up. Is Sackboy on PS4, too? Not sure.

Yes, Sackboy's Big Adventure is PS4/PS5.  Destruction All-Stars (which looks promising) is PS5.



coolbeans said:
epicurean said:
I mean, for me, its there being a new 1st party game you can't get on an old console as well. I guess Demon's Souls doesn't even fit that as its a remake, but at least its from the ground up. Is Sackboy on PS4, too? Not sure.

Yes, Sackboy's Big Adventure is PS4/PS5.  Destruction All-Stars (which looks promising) is PS5.

Gotcha. I already have a PS5 preordered as I loved Demon's Souls. Just can't justify getting an Xbox too when there's no new big exclusive on it. Hopefully once it starts getting some of its bigger titles out I can pick one up.



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