Xbox One v PlayStation 4: all you need to know
Xbox One v PlayStation 4: all you need to know - Telegraph
Blu-Ray/DVD optical drive
Digital video recording
8GB DDR3 RAM
8 core custom CPU
853MHz AMD Radeon GPU
500GB non-removable hard drive
HDMI input allowing you to run your digital TV box (or any HDMI device)through the Xbox One
USB external storage allowed
External power supply
Revision of the Xbox 360's controller. No motion sensing, but featurestriggers that provide haptic
feedback rumble while playing.
Kinect 2.0 Microsoft's update to their Kinect motion sensing camera will beincluded with every Xbox
One console sold. Can translate gestures intocontrol for both games and menus. Purportedly has
received a major upgradein fidelity for gesture recognition, including tracking individual
digits.Despite earlier policy, the Kinect camera will not have to be plugged intothe Xbox One for the
console to function.
Always-on? Previous policy that required the Xbox One to connect to theinternet every 24 hours to
work has been abolished. Xbox One owners will nolonger need to 'check in' but will need to
download a day one patch for themachine to operate.
Used games? Previous policy meant that following a one time install toyour console, your game discs
could not be traded, sold or loaned. Thispolicy has also been reversed, meaning you can trade and
rent games asnormal.
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Forza Motorsport 5 Turn 10s racing simulation hopes to be a majorsystem seller to petrolheads.
Move to next-gen brings even higher qualityvisuals as well as a plethora of online capabilities.
Dead Rising 3 The latest entry into Capcom's innovative zombie seriesis exclusive to Xbox One.
Ryse Take the role of a high-ranking Roman commander in Crytek's meatyhack 'n slash. Something
of a wildcard.
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Halo (343 Industries) The next Halo game has already been teased byMicrosoft, with the sci-fi
shooter remaining the Xbox brand's most preciousproperty. Expect a late 2014 release to drive Xbox
One sales for nextChristmas.
Quantum Break (Remedy Entertainment) Featuring heavily at E3, QuantumBreak is a sci-fi mystery
thriller from the developers of Alan Wake. Hasdisplayed some of the most technically impressive
visuals of the next-gen sofar. Will also launch alongside a companion TV show that can be
influencedby actions in game. Scheduled for next year.
Gears of War (Epic Games) No sniff of a new Gears of War yet, but thebolshy third-person shooter
remains one of Microsoft's most popularfranchises.
Project Spark Microsoft's rival to LittleBigPlanet, Project Spark is adazzlingly comprehensive free-t-play video game creation tool. Also out ontablets, PC and Xbox 360, with the versions being
compatible with eachother.
Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment) While Titanfall will also be releasedon PC and Respawn have not
ruled out a future PlayStation 4 release, thatthe ferocious FPS is console-exclusive to Xbox One at
launch is a big deal.Titanfall has thus far been the next-gen game that everyone is talkingabout, with
high-speed infantry warfare blending with gigantic mech action.Out next year.
Other notable upcoming exclusives D4, new game from Black Tusk
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PlayStation 3 Released in March 2006, the PlayStation 3 initiallystruggled with a lacklustre launch
lineup and an enormous price tag. Ralliedstrongly as it provided some fantastic exclusives and a
unique focus onart-house games. The success of this has informed the PlayStation 4'sphilosophy,
which has focussed on games and ease of development. PlayStation3 has also reportedly sold over
80 million units to date.
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Blu-Ray/DVD Optical Drive
Digital Video Recording
8GB DDR5 RAM
8 core single-chip x86 AMD "Jaguar" CPU
AMD Radeon graphics core next engine GPU
500GB removable hard drive
Internal power supply
DualShock 4 A revision, not a revolution, as the basic shape remainstrue to its PlayStation heritage.
Much improved sticks and triggers arecomplemented by a front mounted touch panel and motionsensing gyroscopes.
PS4 Camera Sold separately, the PS4 camera isn't as powerful as Kinect,nor as central to Sony's
plans for the PlayStation 4, rather offered as anoptional extra. Motion sensing has been shown off by
experimental game suiteThe PlayRoom. Can also take simple pictures to display on user profiles
suchas on online racer DriveClub.
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Killzone Shadow Fall Sony's sci-fi FPS has seen a burst of colour andand widening of its linear
blasting to make a beautiful --if familiar--sandbox shooter.
Knack A Pixar-esque platform adventure that looks to broaden the nextgeneration's appeal beyond
the shooting and driving crowd.
Resogun Visually stunning shooter that is set to lead the showcase ofSony's indie wares.
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Naughty Dog The makers of Uncharted and The Last of Us are arguably thehottest studio in game
development right now. We have no idea what theirplans are --Uncharted 4? The return of Jak &
Daxter? A brand newtitle?-- but whatever they do next will likely be a system seller.
Quantic Dream The French development house behind Heavy Rain and Beyondalways produce
something fascinating and off the beaten track. Several businesses who were linked to the bank filed
for bankruptcy, begun lay offs. Lehman it self laid-off 1,200 of its personnel, while still in the first
phases of its decline. This crisis can also be often called the sub-prime mortgage crisis of Usa.
Ideally, we're all ready for it when that time comes. Todd Norman is a contributor to and writer at
firstcredit.net. You have to make an excellent attempt to make money in order to satisfy his
necessary needs.Will bringreal diversity, whatever their next project may be.
Media Molecule Guildford-based Media Molecule have built a reputationon the wonderfully
charming and brilliantly creative LittleBigPlanet, whichallowed players to build their own levels. It's
exciting to think what theycan create in the next-generation.
God of War (Sony Santa Monica) Sony's fast and furious mythologicalbrawler has traditionally been
a showcase of their hardware, expect the nextone to show the PS4's graphical grunt to epic
Infamous Second Son Sucker Punch's superhero adventure series hasperhaps not reached its
potential. Will the PS4 bring out the best of itsopen-world action? Out next year.
DriveClub Initially planned for launch this delayed driving simulationbrings together fizzy racing
with social integration.
Other notable upcoming exclusives The Order 1866, Octodad: DadliestCatch, Contrast
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Call of Duty Ghosts, FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag,Need for Speed Rivals,
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