The months following a console launch are often a defining period in the life cycle of a console, and there's one thing that every platform owner dreads – the game drought. Nintendo's Wii U suffered from a lack of quality software in the months following its release, as did the PlayStation 3 before it. Luckily, things don't look so bleak for Sony and Microsoft's new platforms, with a wealth of new titles hitting current (last?) and next (current?) gen systems alike.
With the next-gen launch season out of the way, it's time to look forward to what 2014 holds for the new systems. Microsoft produced some solid exclusives at launch in the form of Dead Rising 3
and Forza Motorsport 5
, and will be looking to continue that success as the system's first year progresses. Read on as we take a look at the most promising next-gen titles coming to Xbox One in 2014.
If you're looking to snag a new game console this holiday season – whether for yourself, a child, or a child at heart – you have more choices than ever. How do you decide among some of the biggest and best consoles you can buy today? Join Gizmag, as we break down the features and specs of the flagship gaming consoles of the 2013 shopping season.
The wait for Microsoft's next-gen console finally ended on Friday with the system's global launch. We already know that more than one million Xbox One's were sold in its first 24 hours on sale, but the question remains – is the new console worth the price of entry?
With the launches of Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One now a matter of mere days away, excitement and hype levels have entered the stratosphere. On paper, the PlayStation 4 has arguably looked the more capable games console, with Xbox One tailored more as an all-in media hub. But with the first cross-format games emerging, some are concerned that the performance gap may be bigger than foretold. Why? And can the gap be closed?
The Xbox One
is fast approaching its Nov. 22 release date, and Microsoft is pulling out all the stops to convince gamers to make the switch to the next generation of console gaming. As part of its promotion, the company is hosting several special events around the world and inviting anyone to get a taste of the new console's lineup firsthand. Gizmag caught up with the Xbox One Tour in Dallas, Texas where some of the most hyped-up, exclusive titles for the console were available to try out, such as Dead Rising 3
, Killer Instinct
, and Ryse: Son of Rome
Killzone Shadow Fall
developer Guerrilla has released a short gameplay clip from the multiplayer segment of the upcoming PlayStation 4
launch title. Unlike previous looks at the game's impressive visuals, which were made widely available through sites such as YouTube, the new clip is only available as a download.
While scouring the floors of Eurogamer Expo the other week, Gizmag couldn't pass up an opportunity to get hands-on with a PlayStation 4 running a demo of Assassin's Creed 4
, which, despite being the fifth Assassin's Creed
sequel (don't ask), turned out to be one of the most intriguing games on show at the event. No, really.
We've known for a while that the PlayStation 4
will release on November 15 in the US. But what about the Xbox One? Up until today, we only had vague references to "November." Well, Microsoft finally spilled the beans on the Xbox One's
release date, along with some details about the console's processor and production status.
When you think of the Xbox, you probably picture things like Halo
, and Call of Duty
. But with the upcoming Xbox One
, Microsoft is trying to expand beyond just gaming, and become your go-to living room companion
. And what's a bigger mainstay of weekend couch-surfing than sports? Gizmag recently sat down with Microsoft to chat about some deals the company inked to help bring your home sports entertainment into the 21st century.