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Next-Gen Games in the Works

This year’s E3 show portends to be one of the most fascinating in recent years. Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo will all be revealing details about their next generation gaming consoles, though Microsoft has already shown most of its hand on MTV. The Xbox 360, PS3, and Revolution will all have state of the art processors provided by IBM, and advanced graphics by ATI (Xbox 360 and Revolution) and nVIDIA (PS3). They will all support HDTV.

But what’s all this hardware without software? It’s all about the games, after all. And software developers are starting to announce their next-gen titles.

EA currently has 25 next-gen console games in development. Among them are a Tiger Woods golf game, FIFA 06, Madden NFL 06, NBA LIVE 06, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and The Godfather. Don Mattrick, EA president of worldwide studios, says:

“These games are so rich in terms of graphic fidelity, levels of detail in relation to characters and environments, audio, gameplay innovation and overall entertainment value that they will draw in new consumers and give even the most seasoned gamers something to cheer about. The creativity and technology combined with the talent of EA’s development teams will create a new era in videogame design. This next generation of games will hoist interactive entertainment to an unprecedented position on the entertainment ladder.”

SEGA announced that Full Auto and Condemned: Criminal Origins would be available for the Xbox 360. As well, THQ has announced support for the Xbox 360 and Ghost Recon 3 is coming out for the Xbox 360 as well.

Link: BYTESECTORPre-E3: EA Jumps on the Next Gen Bandwagon
Link: BYTESECTORPre-E3: Full Auto for Xbox 360
Link: BYTESECTORPre-E3: THQ’s E3 lineup
Link: BYTESECTORPre-E3: Ghost Recon 3 for Xbox 360