Future cames consoles and features

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by brettarider, Dec 10, 2008.

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  1. I was having a think today in the way to work about what I'd like to see in the next gen games consoles,

    1, Twin DVD readers allowing 2 people to play 2 separate games on different
    2, Multi/Co-up player no more 1/2 screens the ability to feed 2 screens
    playing the same games
    3, As per one but wireless allowing you to play games anywhere in the house
    with the console in 1 location linked by a wireless transmitter like you get
    for sky etc/Blue tooth.
    4, Upgradable Graphics cards/memory.

    So what other features would you add and call the console? I'd just call it Arrse. Great slogan I'm not going out tonight I'm playing with my arrse
  2. MegaARRSE? The ARRSE-Wee? ARRSE Entertainment System (that one sounds a bit dodgy!)?
  3. Multiple monitor support is already available on PC's, but i can't see this coming over to consoles. Modern TV's are so big you don't need two of them to see what you're doing in multiplayer. I remember me and my mates meeting up with our PS1's and 14 inch portable TV's and having doom death matches, but with the internet we can do that now without the hassle of actually having to move our stuff to another house!

    Given that graphics are so good (adding yet more detail would probably be imperceptible to the eye) I think future consoles will be more like the wii, based on movements (IR monitoring players actions) and be more immersive, perhaps head up displays and the like.

    But then VR has been on the way forever...

    My 2p.
  4. Agreed.

    I don't see any major changes in the way things are done from a hardware perspective (i.e. 1 console, 1 drive, 1 game) more an improvement in the human interface department with mocap, voice activation etc.

    I think the Wii is the formula for the future where interaction with consoles / pc's is more human.
  5. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    Agreed. Standard joypads are probably going to start dying off, and advances in human/computer interfaces will skyrocket.

    The idea of having more wireless capability in communication (be it to your LAN for Internet access or whatever). I'd like to see a wireless SCART adaptor that allows you to play multiplayer on different screens, that way you could keep them in separate rooms. Massive TVs may be sufficient for split-screen in terms of size, but being able to see everything your mate's doing is a bit daft. When I was a Goldeneye ninja, many moons ago, I would only ever spend maybe 20% of the time watching my own screen - even in a 4-player match. One person in each room, running off the same console, would be a masterstroke.

    Two drives playing two games on one PC is a bit pointless - buy two consoles! The added price per unit wouldn't be necessary for the majority of users and sales would drop accordingly. For the small minority that DID want the functionality, two separate machines wouldn't be much difference in price. Remember that it's not just two disc drives that you need - you'd need additional memory and processing power to handle it all.
  6. One of my mates told me about his dream game console for the future; The Virtual Reality Interactive Porn Suit.

    It'll kick all the other consoles into touch!
  7. :lol:
  8. I don't forsee second hand sales of said item being particularly good though :wink:
  9. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    Oh I'm sure there are some markets for it!
  10. Second hand sales? If you had one, you'd never want to sell it!
  11. Not so much a system but a something that will allow all systems to play in the same online environment.
  12. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    Easily doable, but not profitable and, depending on the game, probably not fair enough to be fun.

    PS3 COD4 players would get nailed by XBoxers, and PC gamers would spank them all.
  13. Do you think? I'm not so sure.

    Think of all the cooperation needed between Sony / MS / and just about everyone who builds pc's! They would all have to operate and build software to a bloody stringent set of specs and you're always gonna get PC buffs saying (and IMHO rightly so) build it to my specs as my machines are far superior to anything you console boys are gonna build! Your only as strong as your weakest link and consoles are that.

    If Sony and MS are going to try and compete with PC hardware then console prices are going to go through the roof. I just cant see it being financially viable to have a cross platform environment but am standing by to be put wrong.

  14. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    'Agreed. Standard joypads are probably going to start dying off, and advances in human/computer interfaces will skyrocket'

    like this, you mean?

  15. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    Yeah I am sure. Technically, it's a piece of piss. Online gaming is all done over the Internet, regardless of how restrictive XBox Live is. COD4 is COD4 regardless of platform. The differences in code are very low-level (to save them writing three separate games each time) and wouldn't get in the way.

    Will it happen? I doubt it. Because it wouldn't be profitable, as I said. companies won't do it - there's no drive to get their heads together. I reckon games developers could do it off their own back, but there's no call for it so why bother?

    A PC/Unix-based game server could handle PS3 and XBox players with only minor modifications, I'm entirely convinced.