The jury is out on the next gen consoles, the PS4 and Xbox One, naturally the highest grossing games of all time are already fighting each other for prevalence.
Both of these titles each have their own loyal following of players. They call themselves the FPS purists, and although I may be older than the average BF3 and COD3 player, I wouldn’t argue against that statement – at least not in a one on one PvP deathmatch, moreover if that deathmatch were to take place on a console.
The big question in my mind though is, will these titles deliver enough to sway the average gamers decision either way? Don’t get me wrong, I love a good gunslinging deathmatch as much as the next guy, but when does it become too much of the same? – Are gamers not yearning for a new challenge? A new genre of game? When does it become one to many ‘war simulation’ sequels? – Case in point: There were only 3 (and a half) Crysis titles. That’s the line Crytec drew in the sand from the onset. Where are they now? – Working on something new I’d bet. My pressing question is, are these titles really going to be that new and different?
I have no idea. What I do know is that Battlefield 4 feels a lot like Battlefield 3 to me and after close on 200 hours of BF3 gameplay I am ready to move on. Similarly, after the let down that was Modern Warfare 3, I am not surprised that the CoD franchise is fighting to retain its market share with this new sub-title and admittedly, from what I have seen and read about Ghosts, I am excited. I am still not R400-R600 worth of a game excited though, if that makes any sense?
The point I am trying to make here, is that although these titles both look absolutely retina-stainingly gorgeous, I am not sure it is enough to get me to fork out for a copy of either game. It’s going to come down to the actual gameplay and storytelling to sway me. – I guess we are going to need to wait until E3 this year for more on either of these.
Right now though, all we know is that Battlefield 4 will launch on the 31st of October 2013 on PC and both Next gen consoles, players who pre-order the game will get the full premium pack, dubbed China Rising at no extra cost. Additionally players who pre-order the game via Origin will all receive exclusive access to the Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Closed Beta. – Tempting.
Very little is known at this point about Call of Duty Ghosts….besides the fact that it looks incredible. Check out the epic reveal trailer below, it will definitely wet those tastebuds: