The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch
A lot of speculation has gone on as of late regarding the new features that the PS4 and Xbox 720 will bring in when they launch in the near future. So much has been written upon new services and interface methods though, that the inevitable and decisive increase of processing power has been neglected. Here are ten technically awesome game series of this generation that will seriously benefit from the increased power of next generation’s hardware.
God of War
The first two God of War games offered some of the most impressive visuals and set pieces we’d ever seen back in 2005 and 2007 respectively, and the visual leap the series made for the third entry on PS3 was nothing short of jaw dropping. The thought of future God of War games on the PS4 then, is an exciting prospect indeed.
Since it’s initial launch in 2007, the Uncharted series has consistently won awards, if not for its stellar gameplay and narrative, then for its mind-bogglingly impressive visuals. The attention to detail and the silky smooth animations are intense enough on PS3/Vita but, if anyone can maximise the PS4’s hardware, it will be the wizards at Naughty Dog.
Gears of War
Despite its apparent fear of using any colours outside of green, brown and grey, the Gears of War series has always looked the part. The sombre palette and polished sheen have catapulted the series to lofty heights, making it one of the most visually memorable Xbox 360 franchises. It would be great to see just how much the improved hardware of the Xbox 720 will improve the experience further.