We’ve been in this current console generation for so long that I’ve almost forgotten what it’s like to anticipate the release of a new system — the way I eagerly latch on to any news about release dates, original IPs, sequels and features. Something about it takes me back to when I was a kid, playing a Nintendo 64 for the first time in a mom-and-pop (or really just an old nerdy dude) video game shop, marveling at the flying cap and my first glimpse at 3D done the way it was always meant to be. I felt like an extension of the controller. Like I could do anything in Mario’s shoes.
Fast forward to today. While my wonder might not be the same, that in-my-gut excitement is still palpable, and it’s hard not to get a bit over eager when looking at that November window. Even though launches traditionally are abysmal periods of gaming for everyone involved, I simply can’t wait to unbox a new system and see it on my entertainment center. And as the generation rolls on, I know that I’ll populate my shelf with more games, new favorites, new disappointments and experiences that I didn’t think were possible in a video game. It happens every generation, and I expect this next one to be no different.
So, with the dawn of a new generation of consoles among us, I wanted to take the opportunity to give you guys a good old GamerSushi Asks: what are your next generation plans? Are you going to throw your lot in with Microsoft’s vision for the Xbox One? Are you going to see what PlayStation 4 has planned for gamers? Are you going to stick with or upgrade to a new PC? Two out of the three?
Right now, my next generation plans include a PlayStation 4 and an upgraded PC with some extra money that I know I’ll be getting around the end of the year. I figure between the two of those things, I’ll be covered for awhile in the next generation — and I’ll eventually be grabbing an Xbox One as well. While I’m not excited about Sony’s launch lineup, I’m overall more in line with what Sony wants to do with the machine, and would like to give Microsoft to grow into their ambitions. And in the meantime, I’ll keep enjoying games on my PC that aren’t console exclusive.
So what about you guys? What are your next generation plans? Go!