I’ll just say this now, as the week goes on I’m having less and less to talk about however, there is something really important.
The is an overabundance of hate for the Xbox One, in my opinion. Yes, the idea of always having to be connected to the internet seems really draconian, but think about what new technology can now be brought into use.
If a game developer knows that all the games on a console will have access to the internet then they can do more through the cloud and less on the actual system. Different people have been digging at the Xbox for its perceived lack of power compared to the PS4, however this can be made up do to the ability to process from the cloud. Not only does this greatly increase the processing power but it also makes it much easier for the console to evolve. Instead of having to buy a whole new console, Microsoft can upgrade the servers. I think they’re doing this so that we won’t have to buy any new actual hardware for quite some time.
As far as games go, I saw a gameplay demo for Assassin’s Creed 4 today and it gives me more hope for the game. I’ve been feeling burnt out on Assassin’s Creed, but the developers seem to be integrating enough differences to make it fresh. The best part of Assassin’s Creed 3 was the naval combat and it makes me very excited that Ubisoft has made that more important to Assassin’s Creed 4. They’ve also made the transition from naval to land seamless and without loading screens. Also, interesting enough, they gave a few, if slim, words about the story. Someone in Abstergo is looking for… something. My guess is that it’s Minerva who is calling the shots. Oh, and “what happens after AC3 for Desmond.” Assassinations in the afterlife, that I could get behind.
Besides that, I’ve not seen much else that’s been new or interesting. I’ve not been connected to the internet all day though so I wouldn’t be surprised if I had missed stuff. I’m going try to do a better job tomorrow and jump into the chat rooms to wage war against stupidity. Wish me luck.