07-02-2012 08:14 PM #16
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07-02-2012 09:01 PM #18
Assuming it does come to the PS4, I don't see how this is a big win for them. MS will just modify the terms on their exclusive deals such that the developers are only making games for the Xbox console, not Xbox and PC. Wii U is going to hang it's hat entirely on Nintnedo first party software, so this doesn't help them at all in that respect. No idea what you are talking about with Vita connectivity.
Honestly the only advantage I see here is that PS4 owners will potentially have the ability to play some PC exclusives using their console. But they'll still have to deal with lag, no resale value, etc.
The lag argument is bunk, some people might experience it, but like I said on the other thread, they often compensate lag by scaling visual quality (in the stream and the actual hardware sets games to lower settings). No resale value? No one said you have to pay full price for the games. It's also an option. It's a known fact Sony won't go Digi-Delivery-Only with the PS4.
With this you could arguably "rent" a cloud copy of Uncharted 4 through a Sony device (Bravia, Xperia phone, VAIO or Sony tablet) or any Android device licensed to support the service, get home, play the game through your PS4 and if you have to leave, take your Vita with you and play anywhere (granted that'd require a lot more effort from companies other than Sony) or at a wifi hotspot. No need to buy a second copy of a game, no issues regarding control methods or hardware limitations, the only "real" issue would be lag and your connection.
In theory it doesn't have the limitation of distance that Nintendo imposed on the WiiU, the limitation of input methods imposed by Smart Glass' reliance on tablets and smartphones, or the extra cost of buying a second copy of a game to get "cross-platform" play from a Vita.
And there's also other, neat Smart Glass-esque opportunities involved with it. You could use any licensed device to watch game feeds, or play game-related content.Great quotes on the internet:
I hear Galaxy is brilliant, and it probably is. Just can't picture myself sitting down and playing it. That would take time away from watching the Disney Channel and working on my coloring book.Ryan Payton (MGS4 Associate Producer)
07-02-2012 09:01 PM #19
07-02-2012 10:27 PM #20
07-03-2012 03:38 AM #21Member
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Don't get me wrong, I'd absolutely love to play Uncharted on vacation. Knowing that for the remaining 350 days of the year I won't even switch the thing on stops me.
That being said, the Vita could make a fantastic Gaikai device. Every PS3 game you own on your Vita, anytime anywhere. It would be a lot like remote play, only actually useful.
07-03-2012 10:33 AM #22
For me traveling too much it's great to have a real gaming device on the road with me. Something that I can play an Uncharted or Fifa on and have it be so close to a console experience. Throw in the ability to save games on the Vita and continue the game on the PS3 and I'm thrilled (or will be when I get a game I can actually do that with).
So long as sales are high enough to continue games being developed Im happy that Sony made something for people looking for more out of on the road gaming than a $0.99 iPhone game is ever going to deliver.
07-03-2012 10:39 AM #23
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