With the rise of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 a new focus rose in the legions of gamers buying the machines. This new generation of console was meant to be powerful, and provide a gaming experience like none other. The realities of this of course are much different, as the rumoured upgrade to the PlayStation 4 highlights.
The fact is, with each game release the gaming community look to the performance. Do they manage to provide at least 60 frames-per-second? Is the resolution 1080p? This was almost expected from these consoles, but the truth is that many games can’t provide this level of quality at a suitable level. There is also a versatility issue to the types of games on offer.
Then there is the PC, which has the ability to be upgraded, and can play many different gaming styles. Whether you get to explore no deposit casino sites, the latest “casual” game through Facebook, or the latest Triple-A title, the PC can do it. The latest technology in gaming comes to the PC first, while console gamers look on in envy, which is somewhat worrying at a time when gaming is evolving so fast.
A case in point for this is the release of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. Offering supreme performance not only in speed and 4K gaming, it also gives the performance required for Virtual Reality which is another step into gaming future. PlayStation 4 may have the PlayStation VR coming soon, but PC has Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE already in action.
PC gaming is far from perfect though, and it comes with many issues. Just looking at some of the bug-filled released from the likes of Ubisoft and Warner Bros. highlights this issue. There is also the fact that to keep on the cutting edge of PC gaming you need to be willing to upgrade, and to pay a lot of money to get the best. Not all of us can do that, or are willing to do it.
Console gaming will always be strong because of its ease of use, and dependability. The cost of this is the lack of cutting edge technology, and performance. It is true, for pure power the PC may still rule the roost, but the console is far from dead just yet. The future is questionable though, and a solution may need to be found if the console will manage to be a contender for years to come.