Halo 4 Could Be the Next Installment in the Series
After the incredible success of Halo 3, Microsoft are set to enter the home console gaming ring with their latest release for the Xbox called Halo 4.
Founded in 2001, Halo 3 sold an unprecedented number of over 20 million copies worldwide, making it one of the greatest selling games in video game history. Taking its predecessor’s figure of 14 million consoles sold in the US alone, this gives Halo 3 a very good chance of overtaking Xbox 360’s 11 million sold in the same time frame. สล๊อตเว็บตรงแตกง่าย
Rumour has it that Halo 4 will be released around the holiday season, which is likely to prove accurate as Microsoft are keen for it to be a strong contender in the console war. Their only other contender for consoles is the Nintendo Wii, which recently lost out to the PS3 and Nintendo DS.
If Microsoft can prove its mettle then there is no reason why Sony’s PS3 and Nintendo’s Wii can’t take a chunk out of Microsoft’s gaming console territory.
analogue controls are a new addition to the Halo franchise, bringing gamers back to the way they used to enjoy first person shooters decades ago.
Both the Xbox 360 and PS3 are outfitted with High Definition graphics and Bluetooth wireless controllers, allowing players to enjoy traditional games on consoles ranging from the original Xbox to the PS3.
The Nintendo Wii features WiFi, but doesn’t have as many Ethernet connections as the Xbox 360, so non-gamers will find it an arduous task to connection to friends via the console.
A big talking point regarding the new consoles is the cutting edge processor technology, with both consoles touted to have up to 50 percent more power than the original Xbox.
Of course, graphics are the other prolific area of discussion, and both machines are outfitted with impressive video output. The PS3 has notably better graphics than the Xbox 360, mainly thanks to its built in Blu-ray player.
The Xbox 360 has a reputation for being more difficult to work with, but Microsoft gave the PS3 a beating on this point when news of its release first broke. The PS3 is no slouch in this department either, with reports emerging that the original Xbox’s hardware was found to be less powerful than the PS3’s.
With the Xbox 360 set to ship with the impressive amount of Xbox Live content and the PS3 friendly price tag, frontline gamers will most likely purse the PS3. The Xbox’s killer app, Kinect, is still a ways off, and will only really be realised in the next generation of consoles, but in the meantime, it’s a case of quality over speed, with the Xbox taking a step up on the PS3 in this area.
Most will, no doubt, choose the Xbox due to its easier learning curve for new users, and it’s cross platform appeal, allowing PC and console gamers to enjoy the same experiences. The PS3’s graphics may be let down by some in the graphics department, but the PS3 is still expected to be the world’s best selling gaming console for a long while due to its stupendous amount of content and the ease of use. This accounts for the much lower launch price compared to the Xbox, who’s price drop has been nothing short of spectacular.
When these consoles were first released, the PC gaming community were amazed at the choice of titles available from both platforms, but the lack of PC titles available pre-Wii meant that gamers, at large, were shelling out large amounts of money on a console that didn’t perform as well as PC titles.
To add to the confusion about the standard PC gaming community, Blizzard, who last year brought out World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, which is expected to be one of the best PC games available, have stated that Starcraft 2 will be available to download from the Battle.net section of Blizzard’s website, but will also be available for play on the consoles.
The confusion is now well and truly out of the way, with both consoles and PCs displaying Red discs, but yet no Soul Calibur 4 for PC has been announced. But we’re sure there will be plenty of games coming out between now and the time of launch.
Each console will have exclusive titles for release, with both Nintendo’s Wii and the PlayStation 3’s PlayStation Portable; the games exclusive to each console being the exception. But, when you consider the amount of content both consoles hold, just think about the exclusive titles that each is going to have to wait for.
In recent years the gaming industry has grown by leaps and bounds, with more people subscribing to both platforms and the inclusion of further exclusive titles, it’s no surprise that this is the big emerging market right now.