Thread: LttP: Next-Gen (So, pretty much everyone)

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It’s late, I’m exhausted, and I’m not sure I should be committing to this. Lol. We’ll see how it goes.

I’m not new to next-gen entirely, but having just got this awesomeness...

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...and noticing a number of other people getting next-gen systems, like @Nicktendo and, I believe, @JORMBO , I thought this might be a fun topic.

With a few days in, my Xbox experience has been a ton of fun, if not revolutionary. As expected. I think we all understand that generations mean evolutionary transitions now, with the revolutions coming later. That said, this, like PS5, plays some beautiful games. I’ve yet to have a single game that didn’t really, really impress me in some manner or scene, and they all look so polished, sharp, and fluid. Next gen is sort of getting a ‘look’ already, and I love it.

It’s really wonderful to be gaming in this era, and knowing it’s only going to get better? That’s the best part.

That said, it’s the more unique things about this Xbox that interest me.

The hardware design is with ease, in my opinion, the best of the new generation. The combination of a giant monolith for your living room, but a design that blends in, is brilliant. The size does enough talking about what the system is, and how powerful it is — no need to add tons of flourishes that make it stick out even more. It just looks understatedly cool and awesome.

GamePass is still fantastic. I once again bought a new console, played a ton of new games for it, and didn’t spend a dime.

The controller’s cut to latency over One X, is surprising, and makes several games feel brand new in their responsiveness and directness. It’s also been refined and polished, and while I need to hold opinion on that, it seems to feel great, right down to even rumble (traditional) feeling tighter and better? The screenshot button is ridiculously late, but appreciated all the same. The home button is surprisingly bad, lol. On the whole though, Microsoft tends to make an excellent controller, and have since Controller S.

I can probably skip the rest of the stuff you either know about, or that was also awesome on One X.

All said, I’m having a wonderful time playing. It feels good to finally get it. The Medium and Call of the Sea are two pretty underrated indie/smaller developer exclusives, Dirt 5 (waited for GamePass) is fun, and the One X transplants in Gears and Forza Horizon, are gorgeously upgraded here, especially the former, which looks about as next-gen as anything I’ve seen on the system.

I’m really happy with our first three next-gen systems (waiting on you Nintendo), and looking forward to the future. What’s your experience been, D-Pad?
 
I think the Xbox problem is it appears to be the same just better/faster than the Xbox One on the home dashboard thing. And it plays 100% the same games... just faster and higher resolution.

So for anyone that has or had an Xbox One, the Series feels like more of what the mid gen refresh should have felt.
 
I think the Xbox problem is it appears to be the same just better/faster than the Xbox One on the home dashboard thing. And it plays 100% the same games... just faster and higher resolution.

So for anyone that has or had an Xbox One, the Series feels like more of what the mid gen refresh should have felt.
Yeah tbh I've seen no compelling reason to get the new XBox or PS5, and the XBox's confusing branding does nobody any good. I'm happy with my Switch, my PC and my MiSTer box. There's very little innovation in gameplay going on really and very little of what I want to play makes any great demands of hardware.
 
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I think the Xbox problem is it appears to be the same just better/faster than the Xbox One on the home dashboard thing. And it plays 100% the same games... just faster and higher resolution.

So for anyone that has or had an Xbox One, the Series feels like more of what the mid gen refresh should have felt.
Still early for all that. When developers stop making cross-gen games, the PS5 and XSX will shine.
 
I got mine both on release day. I’ve had some opposite and similiar opinions. I like that the hardware is really quiet in both. XB has done some impressive things on the OS side. I like how my games auto upgrade to the best version. Saves carry over instantly from the cloud. Quick resume is nice. The hard drive was easy to upgrade and I like having 2TB of games loaded on the system. Both consoles have lightning fast loading times.

At first I thought MS made a big mistake keeping the existing UI. As Musky said, it makes it feel like a smaller refresh then a new generation. After using the PS5 more I think MS made the right choice. The PS5 UI is missing basic features from the PS4 UI and feels like a step back.

Overall I’ve enjoyed both systems, but they need to start delivering some real next gen experiences soon. To me there is no *need* to get a new console yet, it’s more of a luxury at this time. It’s been six months and between the two of them Demon Souls is the only game that feels like a true next gen experience. It sounds like you’ve been more impressed on the software front then I have Arc. To me next gen hasn’t really hit yet since outside of one game the software hasn’t been next gen. Patched games are nice but haven’t really had that generational leap type of punch.

I am happy with both boxes though and am waiting for their potential to be truly unlocked. The whole “cross gen” phase is still weird to me since I’ve been gaming since Atari. It took the previous gen around a year or two before the software really start to “wow” me. Prior to that we always felt a big leap on day one with all the games.
 
I considered getting both but I'm happy with my PC. Much more expensive up front but maybe cheaper in the long run. I buy a lot of games but rarely for more than £20.

It also helps that you can barely buy one at RRP.
 
I got mine both on release day. I’ve had some opposite and similiar opinions. I like that the hardware is really quiet in both. XB has done some impressive things on the OS side. I like how my games auto upgrade to the best version. Saves carry over instantly from the cloud. Quick resume is nice. The hard drive was easy to upgrade and I like having 2TB of games loaded on the system. Both consoles have lightning fast loading times.

At first I thought MS made a big mistake keeping the existing UI. As Musky said, it makes it feel like a smaller refresh then a new generation. After using the PS5 more I think MS made the right choice. The PS5 UI is missing basic features from the PS4 UI and feels like a step back.

Overall I’ve enjoyed both systems, but they need to start delivering some real next gen experiences soon. To me there is no *need* to get a new console yet, it’s more of a luxury at this time. It’s been six months and between the two of them Demon Souls is the only game that feels like a true next gen experience. It sounds like you’ve been more impressed on the software front then I have Arc. To me next gen hasn’t really hit yet since outside of one game the software hasn’t been next gen. Patched games are nice but haven’t really had that generational leap type of punch.

I am happy with both boxes though and am waiting for their potential to be truly unlocked. The whole “cross gen” phase is still weird to me since I’ve been gaming since Atari. It took the previous gen around a year or two before the software really start to “wow” me. Prior to that we always felt a big leap on day one with all the games.

I keep seeing people talk true next-gen, but for some of us last-gen games at 60fps/4k would be enough. Playing a 4K/60 version of God of War, for instance, is worth the price of admission, but I say this as a PC gamer who's used to paying a lot for what might not seem like a generational leap.
 
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I think the Xbox problem is it appears to be the same just better/faster than the Xbox One on the home dashboard thing. And it plays 100% the same games... just faster and higher resolution.

So for anyone that has or had an Xbox One, the Series feels like more of what the mid gen refresh should have felt.
The menus are something I’m not a fan of. I have to admit that @JORMBO has a point about refining what works (a constant theme here), but I feel that when you buy new hardware, both the physical design and menus should make a big, bold statement. ‘This is different. Next-gen is here.’

Booting into the same menu felt remarkably like buying a new phone, tablet, or PC. Given that it’s Microsoft, that’s probably intentional, but I feel consoles are set apart from the rest of tech, with a focus on fun and surprise.

I disagree on games. I can only offer you a handful of exceptions, but The Medium and Call of the Sea are exclusive and very fun. Higher resolution and faster also doesn’t do justice to how nice some of these games look, with core elements tapping into next-gen.

Grats bro, I thought you were a hardcore Nintendie though?
I think like a lot of things, memes turn into the truth, lol.

I’ve always been really open to every console. I like having fun, and I never saw much sense in arbitrarily locking that off, based on loyalty.
 
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The menus are something I’m not a fan of. I have to admit that @JORMBO has a point about refining what works (a constant theme here), but I feel that when you buy new hardware, both the physical design and menus should make a big, bold statement. ‘This is different. Next-gen is here.’

Booting into the same menu felt remarkably like buying a new phone, tablet, or PC. Given that it’s Microsoft, that’s probably intentional, but I feel consoles are set apart from the rest of tech, with a focus on fun and surprise.

I disagree on games. I can only offer you a handful of exceptions, but The Medium and Call of the Sea are exclusive and very fun. Higher resolution and faster also doesn’t do justice to how nice some of these games look, with core elements tapping into next-gen.


I think like a lot of things, memes turn into the truth, lol.

I’ve always been really open to every console. I like having fun, and I never saw much sense in arbitrarily locking that off, based on loyalty.
I used to be a big Nintendo person I didn't realize they were sort of growing up with me. So the problems arose when the Wii came out and they made it clear they were done growing up and we're going to go as far back as possible to as young as possible. Since then they've lost me to Microsoft and Sony. I might get a switch pro when it comes out but this is the first Nintendo console I've held out on for so long. To be fair it seems to have a better library than the Wii u or the Wii but those two systems eroded my loyalty.
 
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Semi-update and more thoughts: I really love that the rumble triggers seem to be seeing real use this time. Xbox One’s most under-appreciated and underused feature. I guess Sony’s focus on their own thing with the triggers, threw more devs into it.

The controller in general just feels great — whoever decided to coat the triggers in that rubber, almost racing style material, with a little pattern for grip, is a genius. It feels so premium and good to use.

Also spent a giant chunk of time last night playing Gears 5. I was saving this one for the a Series X, and it seems to have paid off. I can’t get over how phenomenal this game looks. The One X version looked pretty fantastic to start with, but there’s something more here in the sum of all the added subtle details. This is one of the games that I think begins to approach my expectations for next-gen.
 
Usually the "start" of "next gen" hasn't really impressed me, mainly because I don't think I'm the core demographic for most launch game releases. The start this time around was better for me. While it was a multi-gen launch, had a ton of fun with Immortals. Stylistically, it may not have been for everyone, but draw distances were amazing, load times fast, and made me a bit excited for things to come. (and Horizon Forbidden West can't come soon enough).

I am a bit disappointed in JPN game announcements though...hoping for the best there.
 
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One thing I’m a little less than impressed with, after all the hype, is the load times on the new systems.

Granted, 40 to 60 second load times down to about 10 is extremely welcome... but that’s still a lengthy load. It’s still the game pausing and you being unable to play. It’s just that now, it isn’t absolutely terrible.

There are a few exceptions. We all know about Souls, Spiderman, and NBA 2K21, and those are wonderful. Literal cartridge level load times. Forza Horizon also has quick travel times that will have you in disbelief. But in general, I want to see a lot more games actually really using all the loading stuff, and being that instant, because it’s amazing.
 
One thing I’m a little less than impressed with, after all the hype, is the load times on the new systems.

Granted, 40 to 60 second load times down to about 10 is extremely welcome... but that’s still a lengthy load. It’s still the game pausing and you being unable to play. It’s just that now, it isn’t absolutely terrible.

I assume you’ve never waited for a game on a tape to load.
 
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So the problems arose when the Wii came out and they made it clear they were done growing up and we're going to go as far back as possible to as young as possible.
How? The Wii was, if anything, making a huge jump in that regard and offered games specifically for older adults with low prior video game exposure such as Wii Sports & Wii Fit. They even presented Mario in Mario Kart and nsmb more sterile to appeal to older people more.
 
Honestly, I love how "disappointing" these 2 nextgen-console currently are :p Hear me out:

Originally, I wanted to build a PC for nextgen-gaming. I built it last March, but only choose a cheap 150 Euro placeholder gpu, waiting for NVidia's 3000series to launch. Well, that launch went as well as everyone knows and I didn't buy one. I also didn't need to, though, because the one game I had planned to get it for mostly, Cyberpunk 2077, turned out to be perfectly playable with just the RX 580 I got as a placeholder! 1080p with most settings on high, perfect. Spent over 150 hours with the game, goty, me happy.

Ever since then I keep checking what's coming and ... it doesn't look like my "shitty" gpu will be outdated any time soon. I'm sure Halo Infinite will run nicely, too. With how disappointing FF16's graphics turned out to be, that should be running on my PC as is, too. And so on. Basically: The combination of underwhelming nextgen-announcements AND the dumb focus on 4K means that my "shitty" gpu has zero trouble running all these nextgen-games at 1080p! :D I never planned for that when I built my PC last year, haha.

So now I'm enjoying all the games I want, and with Switch gen2 possibly launching later this year ... feels good, man. <3
 
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How? The Wii was, if anything, making a huge jump in that regard and offered games specifically for older adults with low prior video game exposure such as Wii Sports & Wii Fit. They even presented Mario in Mario Kart and nsmb more sterile to appeal to older people more.

That's not what I meant by growing up, I meant they had more games with gore flying everywhere and guns shooting everything that little kids weren't allowed to buy without a parent doing it at their local Gamestop.
 
First weekend spent with the Series S and it's been good having the Mrs. away :LOL:.

Finished SoR4 twice and have an Arcade Mode run suspended. Tetris Effect Journey Mode done with A ranks on all levels, will tackle Hard mode later on. Banjo-Kazooie 95% complete, missing a few notes and honeycomb pieces before I take down Gruntilda. This game is so fucking good. A pure joy to play and one of the best platformers ever made. Half way through Perfect Dark OG.

Ranked up in Rocket League and played a few competitive matches. Went on a 21-game winning streak, which has never, ever happened to me before. Had to go through casual mode before competitive would unlock. Feels good to play this again and it looks phenomenal on S. Played a couple of games of Fortnite for the first time in about 2 years. It's basically a different game to the Switch version I'd played before. It looks GORGEOUS and runs like butter. Fuckery going on with Epic as I won my first two Battle Royals without breaking a sweat. I'm sure I was playing against bots and not humans...

Started Forza Horizon 4 and having a splendid time. The drifting mechanics are fantastic, been bombing around in a Scooby Impreza and doing a few missions and races here and there. It's quite easy to be honest, so I've had to ramp the difficulty up for a bit of a challenge. Also dived in to a couple of indie games I enjoyed on the Switch - half way through Celeste and started Enter the Gungeon, which took me a good 50 hours to finally beat on the Switch. Hoping I can do it faster this time. Having achievements in these games definitely adds something.

Played a little Madden '21 and CoD: Warzone online with some buddies last night. Warzone looks great, solid shooting mechanics, but I completely suck as World at War was my last CoD experience. Voice chat didn't work on my end though, so had to use Whatsapp. I'll have to figure that out.

Got Gears of War Remastered ready to go this evening. The choice on offer is honestly too much, finding it hard to settle on something to play as you have probably imagined based on the mess above.

300 Euros well spent so far!
 
First weekend spent with the Series S and it's been good having the Mrs. away :LOL:.

Finished SoR4 twice and have an Arcade Mode run suspended. Tetris Effect Journey Mode done with A ranks on all levels, will tackle Hard mode later on. Banjo-Kazooie 95% complete, missing a few notes and honeycomb pieces before I take down Gruntilda. This game is so fucking good. A pure joy to play and one of the best platformers ever made. Half way through Perfect Dark OG.

Ranked up in Rocket League and played a few competitive matches. Went on a 21-game winning streak, which has never, ever happened to me before. Had to go through casual mode before competitive would unlock. Feels good to play this again and it looks phenomenal on S. Played a couple of games of Fortnite for the first time in about 2 years. It's basically a different game to the Switch version I'd played before. It looks GORGEOUS and runs like butter. Fuckery going on with Epic as I won my first two Battle Royals without breaking a sweat. I'm sure I was playing against bots and not humans...

Started Forza Horizon 4 and having a splendid time. The drifting mechanics are fantastic, been bombing around in a Scooby Impreza and doing a few missions and races here and there. It's quite easy to be honest, so I've had to ramp the difficulty up for a bit of a challenge. Also dived in to a couple of indie games I enjoyed on the Switch - half way through Celeste and started Enter the Gungeon, which took me a good 50 hours to finally beat on the Switch. Hoping I can do it faster this time. Having achievements in these games definitely adds something.

Played a little Madden '21 and CoD: Warzone online with some buddies last night. Warzone looks great, solid shooting mechanics, but I completely suck as World at War was my last CoD experience. Voice chat didn't work on my end though, so had to use Whatsapp. I'll have to figure that out.

Got Gears of War Remastered ready to go this evening. The choice on offer is honestly too much, finding it hard to settle on something to play as you have probably imagined based on the mess above.

300 Euros well spent so far!
Enjoy the greatest service ever! There're rumours that even Ubisoft games will join
 
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I assume you’ve never waited for a game on a tape to load.
Having started on N64 and SNES and Genesis, yes. To me, loading is this weird thing introduced like a virus with the PS1 and the Saturn, that has no place in gaming. I accept that after a while there was just no other way, but to me, games should be immediate fun.

First weekend spent with the Series S and it's been good having the Mrs. away :LOL:.

Finished SoR4 twice and have an Arcade Mode run suspended. Tetris Effect Journey Mode done with A ranks on all levels, will tackle Hard mode later on. Banjo-Kazooie 95% complete, missing a few notes and honeycomb pieces before I take down Gruntilda. This game is so fucking good. A pure joy to play and one of the best platformers ever made. Half way through Perfect Dark OG.

Ranked up in Rocket League and played a few competitive matches. Went on a 21-game winning streak, which has never, ever happened to me before. Had to go through casual mode before competitive would unlock. Feels good to play this again and it looks phenomenal on S. Played a couple of games of Fortnite for the first time in about 2 years. It's basically a different game to the Switch version I'd played before. It looks GORGEOUS and runs like butter. Fuckery going on with Epic as I won my first two Battle Royals without breaking a sweat. I'm sure I was playing against bots and not humans...

Started Forza Horizon 4 and having a splendid time. The drifting mechanics are fantastic, been bombing around in a Scooby Impreza and doing a few missions and races here and there. It's quite easy to be honest, so I've had to ramp the difficulty up for a bit of a challenge. Also dived in to a couple of indie games I enjoyed on the Switch - half way through Celeste and started Enter the Gungeon, which took me a good 50 hours to finally beat on the Switch. Hoping I can do it faster this time. Having achievements in these games definitely adds something.

Played a little Madden '21 and CoD: Warzone online with some buddies last night. Warzone looks great, solid shooting mechanics, but I completely suck as World at War was my last CoD experience. Voice chat didn't work on my end though, so had to use Whatsapp. I'll have to figure that out.

Got Gears of War Remastered ready to go this evening. The choice on offer is honestly too much, finding it hard to settle on something to play as you have probably imagined based on the mess above.

300 Euros well spent so far!
You are like the use case for this thing. The person that doesn’t want to spend $500, but just wants to have a bunch of fun with Xbox games and features, and have things look pretty great to boot. It’s really fun to read impressions from your perspective.

I’ve kind of been wanting one for my 1080p TV. While helpful, it isn’t strictly necessary — I kind of just want to explore such a unique, cool console. Also, that design is pretty cute, and like how consoles used to be, which really appeals to me.
 
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That's not what I meant by growing up, I meant they had more games with gore flying everywhere and guns shooting everything that little kids weren't allowed to buy without a parent doing it at their local Gamestop.
Oh so you meant making games for teen boys, sorry!
 
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Granted, 40 to 60 second load times down to about 10 is extremely welcome... but that’s still a lengthy load.

A minute down to 10 seconds is a drastic improvement and not what I would consider lengthy at all.

I haven't played anything yet that has made me wait more than 10 seconds, it's been amazing. I don't usually have time to take a drink comfortably before a thing is fully loaded.
 
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A minute down to 10 seconds is a drastic improvement and not what I would consider lengthy at all.

I haven't played anything yet that has made me wait more than 10 seconds, it's been amazing. I don't usually have time to take a drink comfortably before a thing is fully loaded.
I am just really critical on that. To me, any lengthy pull away from a game is bad. Even 10 seconds.

I do agree it’s a really nice improvement, but where it gets really impressive are the 2-3 second ones. I really hope that’s our future. Quick Traveling almost immediately after pressing the button in Forza is jaw dropping.
 
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I am just really critical on that. To me, any lengthy pull away from a game is bad. Even 10 seconds.

I do agree it’s a really nice improvement, but where it gets really impressive are the 2-3 second ones. I really hope that’s our future. Quick Traveling almost immediately after pressing the button in Forza is jaw dropping.

Yeah it'd be nice but honestly if it can stay around 10 seconds you won't hear me complaining, I got pretty used to excruciatingly long load times the past 3 or 4 gens.
 
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In love with my PS5, although i wish the OS did more. Maybe in time of course.

down the road i want to get me an X too.
 
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I am just really critical on that. To me, any lengthy pull away from a game is bad. Even 10 seconds.

I do agree it’s a really nice improvement, but where it gets really impressive are the 2-3 second ones. I really hope that’s our future. Quick Traveling almost immediately after pressing the button in Forza is jaw dropping.
I think 2-3 seconds will become more of the norm once games are developed strictly for the newer consoles.
 
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As far as immersion goes you want even 2-3 seconds to be a disguised load. We had slow walking down hallways last gen, masking 2-3 seconds should be very easy.
 
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Anybody using their new XBox as an emulation station? That's the thing that intrigues me the most at the moment. I haven't been able to find an answer yet but I was wondering if reliable PS3 emulation was going to be possible on the series X and possibly the S?

My understanding is that PS2 emulation is about the same on both systems, which is cool but I haven't heard anything about PS3 emulation besides some hopeful commentary back when these systems first launched.

Basically I'm thinking about picking up a Series S as an emulation station since they're relatively easy to find but if PS3 emulation is possible and if it's possible only on the more powerful system for whatever reason, then I'll hold out for that one.

I imagine PS3 emulation is going to be a more pressing issue once their store goes offline.
 
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One thing I’m a little less than impressed with, after all the hype, is the load times on the new systems.

Granted, 40 to 60 second load times down to about 10 is extremely welcome... but that’s still a lengthy load. It’s still the game pausing and you being unable to play. It’s just that now, it isn’t absolutely terrible.

There are a few exceptions. We all know about Souls, Spiderman, and NBA 2K21, and those are wonderful. Literal cartridge level load times. Forza Horizon also has quick travel times that will have you in disbelief. But in general, I want to see a lot more games actually really using all the loading stuff, and being that instant, because it’s amazing.
This comes with serious limitation (at least so far), because HW accelerated decompressor, only works with certain compression algos, which are proprietary (MS BCPack) or maybe Open Source, however large engine devs make their own proprietary algos, which prevent from using, those with HW acceleration. So yeah it's going to be fun this gen.

You obviously can go a create your own game, with your own engine a have loadings at the blink of an eye, however the comfort and software support of (eg) Unreal Engine, outweighs that your user has to wait 10 sec. It's probably going to improve when new version of big engines came out.
 
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I'm going to purposefully hold off for about 3 years. At the moment, there's nothing on Next Gen that appeals to me really.
I did this with the PS4 and only jumped in once they released the PS4 Pro. By that stage I had a gigantic library of games that I was able to buy on day 1. It was like the worlds best Christmas.
So I'll just follow along and bookmark games for now and look forward to jumping in eventually when stock is actually very easily available.
 
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I'm poor as can be so I won't be "next gen" for quite some time if ever.

I have me Switch Lite, which I love. I'm pretty damn impressed it can pump out a game like Metro Redux.

I do have some nice accessories to ho with it such as a beautiful portable stereo speakers and the stsnd with USB ports to plug in controllers.

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I'm going to purposefully hold off for about 3 years. At the moment, there's nothing on Next Gen that appeals to me really.
I did this with the PS4 and only jumped in once they released the PS4 Pro. By that stage I had a gigantic library of games that I was able to buy on day 1. It was like the worlds best Christmas.
So I'll just follow along and bookmark games for now and look forward to jumping in eventually when stock is actually very easily available.
3 years might just be the perfect point in time to jump to nextgen, yeah.

Rockstar currently is still only working on GTA5, GTA6 must be years away. The Elder Scrolls 6 ... I want to say 2023, but Microsoft might give it extra time now that they have that other, new WRPG-franchise, too, forgot its name. V-something? And Ubisoft just completely stopped making ambitious games altogether. Square Enix is trapped in last gen, their next truly impressive game will probably be FF17. Capcom has become super formulaic, despite the high quality of their games nothing feels fresh anymore, and they keep making those small scale-scenario Resident Evil-games. Fuck that shit, give me some gobal scale-Resident Evil with open world-New York full of zombies and fighting Umbrella and, whoops, he's not dead?! Albert Wesker! Bandai Namco is so obsessed of *wanting* to be nextgen when their games actually aren't even above Switch-level mostly. Warner Bros apparently makes some dumb Suicide Squad-game, so nothing cool from them, either. Sony gave up on Ueda, so their next games will probably be either a new God of War, Uncharted or Last of Us 3.

I'm sure there will be impressive games eventually. But, damn, right now both MS and Sony make it easy to ignore their consoles. And when SMT5, BotW2 and Xenoblade 3 release within the ongoing year, I know where I'll be spending my time.
 
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Yeah, i mean, many of us are freaks. We’ll buy first hand and hold onto the storm.

But i will always, always advise people to hold off until the platform has what you look for. Time and again we’ve known that new gen’s don’t drop all their big guns their first few years (there are exceptions, we all know!).
 
It really depends on what kind of person you are, and where you derive your fun from.

If you want tons of next-gen games on Day 1, with that familiar generational jump, wait. If you like getting in early and discovering and talking about brand new tech, and seeing the platform grow before your eyes (and having the best versions of games), jump in now.

I’m definitely the latter. I think this timeframe is just a ton of fun, I love seeing a platform mature, and I always love to play games on the best console.
 
@OutrageousFacts Is that really you? I thought you were lost forever. 2021 is getting better all the time.
Can't hold back the facts ;P Although I will make sure to super-behave here :) Honestly, I always knew Evilore hadn't changed from before the Era-split took place, it was always about him just saving his forum at all costs. Now he showed his megalomaniac side openly again. Glad to have a forum that's neither NeoGAF nor Resetera. Hope this place can become truly a forum for opinions from all (non-hateful) sides. So far it's looking nice and relaxed, though. Anyway, too much offtopic.

What I find interesting about nextgen but also the supposed DLSS-Switch is: All 3 manufactures are kinda switching to an iterational model. Xbox and PS5 are basically "play the same games, but in better res/fremaerate"-machines so far and that will continue for at least another year. Then lastgen will slowly fade out and they'll become "proper" nextgen systems. Same is rumored for the DLSS-Switch: All 1st-party-games will be available for both Switch 1 and DLSS-Switch for at least the next 1-2 years, but then Nintendo will start making DLSS-Switch exclusive games and switch towards nextgen on the same hardware. Iterational nextgen. I like that. It gives longer life to the hardware you bought and leaves you the decision whether you jump right in for the res/framerate raise or wait until the true nextgen software arrives.