Last year the world was promised the ‘Next Generation’ of gaming in all it’s glory. Yes it was glorious; console launches were extravagant and had the crowds comparable to Woodstock. The brand new console smell, the excited jitters and speechless awe as you booted up for the first time. There truly is no better feeling than learing the ropes of what’s going to be your base of operations for the foreseeable future.
After the routine account log-in, time zone settings and internet access, the only logical thing to do next was play a game on your gaming console right? Sure why not? No matter what new console you indulged in you were guaranteed the option of a few console specific exclusives and a few multi-platform and cross-generation games that were all released within a small time period. A perfectly acceptable launch method in gaming.
‘Next Gen’ is certainly here and can now be referred to as the current generation in theory. Unfortunately for gamers who were expecting the arrival of the glories promised, ‘Next Gen’ has quickly become ‘Port Gen’. A flurry of previous generation games have been ported over to the new and improved generation of consoles.