This is a completely different kind of hardware update than any console generation has had in the past. The performance uptick from the Scorpio is way ahead of a simple re-engineered Xbox Slim.
I also don't believe that either MS or Sony will start from scratch and completely redesign their console architecture again. Financially now it is too great a risk for either one of them to move too far away from the current PC-based design.
the entire appeal of consoles is the fact you buy a console you put a disc in and it works, they start blurring those lines they will lose a larger portion of their user base than anything else.
the PS4 is still a multi million unit selling console and still Sony's biggest money maker, it would be suicide for Sony not to force people to buy a new console and in turn sell on the devkits and dev rights to the new system.
Microsoft at the moments is reaping the ill will that came on the back of them trying to go more towards PC with near 100% digital sales and requiring to be online for the software security and locking games to the system, I say they are still suffering as their sales after that aren't even close to the PS4.
yes the systems are doing more yes this generation saw a bigger jump as both firms held back to reduce system costs at launch and at the time 4K was miniscule it's still a relatively niche market. so yeas there is a slightly different upgrade to the last generations, but not if you remember the fact the original version of the 360 didn't even support HDMI.
as I said it is par for the course of the hardware half life refresh.
"it was only FF11 offline."
No it was not.. I played FF11 for 6 years, and played FF12 for 1000's of hours. Neither game had anything to do with each other, they are not even based on the same planets/dimensions. Totally different stories and characters with no relation whatsoever!
You have no idea what you are talking about Belimawr.
I never said they were the same story, changed names and stories doesn't stop it being basically the same game.
it was closer to the style of FF11 than it was anything that came before.
it was only FF11 offline.
At a guess I'd say it's probably a simpler problem working out how to jam more cores onto a die than to get one up to the single-threaded throughput of Intel's.
AMD are operating with a tenth of the R&D budget of Intel, so I still kinda think the CPU and GPU tech they do put out is seriously impressive in that context.
ever since the earliest EULA/TOS you have only ever owned a licence that was non transferable, just until recently it could never be enforced, so nothing has changed other than the security software.
Keep in mind too that even if EULAs are found unenforceable, in the DD market you are not selling products, you are selling services. That is, you are selling to an end-user an authorization to receive a digital product through a game store.
As part of the terms of service, this service you purchase is for your own use only, and cannot be transferred to another person.
There are Steam Gifts, however, that is only for one to gift the service to a friend and not authorized to be re-sold for a profit.
On the contrary, videos is what makes sites like this more money than ad revenue on their site.
I never watch the videos either and would like it if whatever they said in the video also was available to read. That way it would cater to both groups.