How many disks was Final Fantasy 13 with non 1080p video? No Final Fantasy 13 verses or 14, the agency. Rockstar had to limit GTA. A new limitation that'll have an impact.
MGS4 was 25gb.
GT5 is 20gb.
FF13 was 33gb, was it reduced to 3 disks or 4 with only 720 video?
Regarding SSDs; assuming they reach £1 per GB by June 2011, I reckon we will see affordable 1TB SSDs mid to late 2014. If my maths are correct, a 1TB SSD should cost around £300 which is still too pricey to include as standard in a console. I could see them using a 300GB/320GB SSD perhaps, but not a 1TB SSD (Moore's Law does have limits). Microsoft in particular also loves to gouge customers on overpriced accessories (until quite recently they were charging over £100 for a 120GB HDD!) so I see no reason why they would be that generous. I really hope Microsoft and Nintendo follow Sony's lead and allow you to fit your own drives - you can use whatever HDD/SSD you want then.
I agree that the next generation of consoles will be the last generation to use optical discs. Broadband speeds and bandwidth caps need to increase first before we can completely eliminate discs however. Also, given the resistance from retailers like Game/GameStation over Steam, they are going to do everything they can to prevent console manufacturers from going the download-only route. If most people buy or rent their music, movies and games online there will be nothing left for them to sell (other than perhaps T-shirts).Quote:
I'm not so sure. Again 5 years being an eternity in IT and all that. If they do have optical drives then they'd be the last generation that do, certainly be cheap enough to implement by then.
too many issues with it (namely latency, bandwidth, graphics quality, inconsistent framerates, limited selection of games, no way to use mods etc.). There is no doubt this will improve over time, but it's not really a viable option at the moment with the average speed of broadband being around 3-4Mbps and FPSs requiring split-second accuracy. There's also the fact that you lose the games you "buy" if you stop using the service.
So itll be the iStation? (im patenting that name right now! haha) massive apple logo on it and a all in one entertainment system (nothing will be just a console anymore) and phone features such as texts and voip via a headset/controller
In some ways Sony could be a good purchase for Apple. In others it seems a bad fit. I think if they bought Sony it'd be for some IP's and they'd be splitting and reselling lots of the company.
The whole music industry and PS4 would be right up Apple street. Also movie distrubution, could give AppleTV a major boost. But movie making, general electronics - TV's, blu ray players, etc. Sony is one mighty big beast - Apple, although cash rich, is not such a big beast. Apple are three products - iTunes, iPhone, iMac - everything else revolves around that.
Truth is no one will know until they big three start seriously announcing their plans (a couple of years away - at least). I for one would be surprised given recent advances in online gaming if there isn't a huge push in that direction - even if it is not the sole games media for the device.
23% of all US households don't even have Internet access so it's probably a bit too early to release an Internet only console.
So, the likelihood is - if you have a console, you'll have the net.
That is simply a decision by the studios. There's no technical reason not.Quote:
Unlike on the PC, you can't download games like Call of Duty: Black Ops on consoles can you?
I have both xbox and ps3 and use the xbox more. downloads are much faster and don't need installing at the end and games like gta have always needed to load the next section on ps3 sometimes with a longish wait, the xbox loads the other level/area while playing and you don't have to stop.