As of this writing the next age of gaming begins on November 15th for Playstation fans and November 22nd for Xbox fans (And before you ask, Wii U does not count) and all ready it seems like the wheels are coming off. Scandals abound for both systems and no matter which way you go you are losing something you were likely looking forward to.
Let’s start with the PS4. Driveclub, the premier racing game for the system was suddenly delayed only a month before launch. Normally this would not be that big of a deal but Sony has been pushing this game as the second coming of racing and they even went so far as to promise it as a free Playstation Plus game day 1, Can you say embarrassing? How could they be that close to launch and not know before it was not going to make it? This whole thing just smacks of incompetence, and I love Sony!
And a couple of days ago my personal deal breaker came along. The PS4 will NOT support suspend/resume at launch. Knowing Sony that could mean never. We all know how they love to strip out features as the systems age, what is to say that they ever go back and add it. Feels shady to me. REAL shady. Not to mention there is a day 1 patch just so the damn thing will do what it’s supposed to. Didn’t we crucify Microsoft for this just a while back?
Speaking of Xbox One, things continue to look bad over Microsofts way. After telling us they would spy on us and keep you from actually using your system and games how they should be at E3 they backed off and said they would be nice. Now Microsoft would NEVER lie or mislead consumers, right? RIGHT??? In addition to being $100 higher than PS4 in the worst economy ever the SpyBox One is having trouble hitting 1080p on several big games. What games you ask? Only Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4, you know the big sellers for any system. It’s also said that Microsoft’s own Killer Instinct is only 720p! Man I can’t wait to upgrade! Oh wait, could it be considered an upgrade if games run at the same resolution as the 360? Sigh.
Oh and looking forward to Forza 5? Hope you have good, uncapped internet as the game is only partially on the disc, you have to download the rest day 1. Yay technology? But at least they will not be any DLC on the disc. What about the power of the magical clouds? If you believe that nonsense, Ouya has unicorn power. For reals.
The original Sonic the Hedgehog on Sega Genesis claimed to have a “blast processor” to make it better than Nintendo. Well it didn’t and it wasn’t. The cloud is todays blast processing, just you wait and see.
And the systems themselves are not the only ones having problems. Ubisoft at the last minute delayed Watch_Dogs, another case of how did you not know this before? Bundels were sold of PS4 with the game and much confusion and screwed up orders ensued. Watch_Dogs must REALLY be fucked up as Ubisoft are some greedy dudes. They’ll ship anything. That does make you wonder what games will be rushed out garbage (With day 1 patches! Hell yeah!).
All this nonsense has done is make me leery of jumping. I will head out on the 15th and if I can find a PS4 whenever I get up I’ll get one but I’m not chasing it, at least until Infamous Second Son if it doesn’t get delayed…