Neoseeker : News : Current generation has been "way too long", says Square Enix
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Bale Fire Jul 10, 12
Square Enix are practically running on troll logic here.

Really, what kind of developer "waits for the next generation"? If you're working on the same platform, chances are you can re-use assets, code and just generally everything you learned while making earlier games. If you just wait, chances are you'll lose every advantage you would have had if you'd made the game right away.

BTW, I wouldn't exactly be looking at Square Enix as a role model on developing videogames anyway. FF XIII and FF XIV have both been huge financial disasters for them.
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CAGarber Jul 10, 12
Why rush it, square, for you to make mediocre games that look better? and this is coming from a life long FF/DQ fan, they've been releasing less than stellar games all to often lately in my opinion.
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J Jul 10, 12
I Am not looking forward to paying 300 bucks every year because a xbox360 lite comes out or some s*** like that + i heard really s**** things about the next gen so please for the love of god let this gen continue as long as its not hurting the gamers. And its not hurting the gamers now.
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lKasHl Jul 10, 12
quote J
I Am not looking forward to paying 300 bucks every year because a xbox360 lite comes out or some s*** like that + i heard really s**** things about the next gen so please for the love of god let this gen continue as long as its not hurting the gamers. And its not hurting the gamers now.
Try being a PC gamer and saying that. The "current gen" is long overdue for a replacement, the graphical fidelity of consoles was impressive about 5 years ago and in need of replacement at least 2 years ago, most games on the 360 run at 720p (below most HD TV's max resolution) because the 360 is incapable of rendering at a decent fps @ 1080p with a decent amount of polygons let alone shading and physics. Thats not to mention the abhorrent aliasing on anything the consoles output.

Taking into consideration Moore's Law, I'd say a console upgrade every 4 or at most 5 years is more than justified for the progression of both games and technology.
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Tommy Vercetti Jul 10, 12
This gen has been great imo I don't want it to end. But like most gamers I wanna see better grapgics already!
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oni_hero Jul 10, 12
So SE wants the generation to end so they can slightly upgrade the graphics to their ruined franchises and probably start half assing it even more? Nah I'ma pass.
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Naked Snak3 Jul 10, 12
If consoles were to roll out every few years I will most definitely stick to my pc. No way will I pay 400-500 dollars for a rushed next gen machine that has devs scrambling to shit out mediocre games
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Abyss Raider Jul 10, 12
quote Naked Snak3
If consoles were to roll out every few years I will most definitely stick to my pc. No way will I pay 400-500 dollars for a rushed next gen machine that has devs scrambling to shit out mediocre games
Agreed, if they ever rush the gens, PC will be the way to go. It's a lot less expensive to upgrade components of a pc here and there than go blow your money on a completely new system every couple years or so.

Also, I don't understand why graphics have to be the main reason that we need our next gen systems. There's so many things in video games that matter more than graphics. Why does it matter how pretty a game is if its gameplay is horrible because everyone was so stuck on making it look good?
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rpg Jul 10, 12
I don't think I would like a shorter life-span for any game system, especially if it's just for the graphics and the usual novelties.
like back/front touch screen, motion controller, and throw your controller at wall to bounce back button. (coming soon)
Meh, not that it matters much for me anymore, since the *majority* of the games I played on this new gen has boring/bad storyline. (cries in corner)
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RabidChinaGirl Jul 10, 12
quote Abyss Raider
Also, I don't understand why graphics have to be the main reason that we need our next gen systems.
Well, it is Square Enix we're talking about here. What else do they have going for (most of) their games these days?
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kratoscar2011 Jul 10, 12
It seems they still think that we just play games just because its looks pretty?
They havent learned theyre lesson yet.
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Nightmare Samurai Jul 10, 12
So basically, Square Enix doesn't like taking the safe way and wants to gamble with the next gen, assuming that we'll just jump onto those systems like lemmings.
Everyone has a 360/PS3 right now. Make a damn game and worry about the next gen later, maybe half a year after it's released.
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StuMan Jul 10, 12
Graphics may not be the most important thing to a game, but these days when so many games are cookie cutter copies of each other and unique games are seemingly becoming rarer, I think better graphic fidelity can (but not always) increase the gaming experience. Gameplay is always the most important part of a game, but I think graphics can also play a vital part. As an avid PC & console gamer I think it's time for a new generation of consoles. Also more & more console titles are being locked at 30fps which I know isn't a big deal to a lot of people, but there are just some games that it doesn't feel right (like BF3, it's so much better at 60fps). Bring it on, I say. That's just my 2 cents anyway.
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