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With the next generation fast approaching and only brief glimmers of what sports gaming could look like on the new consoles, what do you think stands to benefit more from the additional power and resources of the new consoles: gameplay or presentation?

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# 1 dubbs88 @ 04/11/13 11:43 AM
I would like to say game play or modes, but it will be the presentation and graphics unfortunately
 
# 2 SHAKYR @ 04/11/13 11:48 AM
It's always graphics. Graphics should have had it's own choice because presentation lacks in many sports games.
 
# 3 BezO @ 04/11/13 12:16 PM
I voted gameplay, but I think it depends on the developer. I think games like The Show and 2K Basketball will truly start to blur the lines. I'd throw FIFA in there too.

Madden? Graphics.
 
# 4 The_Wise_One @ 04/11/13 12:46 PM
I voted gameplay because graphics can only get so much better and the modes are pretty solid as is.
 
# 5 quehouston @ 04/11/13 01:21 PM
Its gonna be graphics as stated above, but I wouldnt rule out content. Bigger memory on the next-gen systems means they'll be able to but more into the game. I'm hoping that developers take full advantage of this and make deeper sports games.
 
# 6 Dazraz @ 04/11/13 02:01 PM
As always, the most noticeable difference will be in terms of graphics. Features such as gameplay & depth are down to the investment & time a developer is willing to put into these areas as much as the strength of the technology at hand. You only have to look at games such as NBA 2K13 to see what is possible on current gen & see how other sports titles fall well short of its quality to underline this point.
 
# 7 ffaacc03 @ 04/11/13 02:08 PM
It would mostly be graphics, presentation and content ...

If we part from rumors and confirmed info, the processing power and ram capabilities of new consoles should allow for exponential improvements on the things I cited above, also considering that on PS3, very few games (extremely scarce, if any) have managed to use 75% of the available blue ray discs space, so there is more than enough room for placing content on them.

This would in turn make us appreciate even more those devs/franchises that not only thrive within those things but that also happen to improve on both, gameplay and online offerings ... couple that with the shrinking trend of the videogame market and how the economy is and you get few "byes" from customers if you fail to meet expectations ... the burden will be even more heavily placed on innovation/quality than ever before, hopefully, for the sake of amount of videogame options, they understand this and dont underappreciate gameplay.
 
# 8 DirtyJerz32 @ 04/11/13 02:13 PM
Gameplay is the key. Look at Madden/NBA 2K, NHL on the PS3 and 360. The graphics got better with age, but the gameplay is really the same.

Presentation is all well and good, but if the gameplay is horrid, the game is crap.
 
# 9 huntt26 @ 04/11/13 02:16 PM
All will improve, but the biggest improvement will be graphics and presentation.
 
# 10 Sportzfan0290 @ 04/11/13 02:32 PM
I will say graphics and Presentation as well. I agree with Jerseysuave MLB The Show holy god all might they have really out done theirselves. The most important thing is to get a College Hoops game back. It's funny if you look at NBA 2k7 to NBA 2k13 and College Hoops 2K8 to NCAA EA's 2010 the graphics don't even compare. The sports video gaming world will soon come to life. Maybe the next enhancement is allowing you to put your whole self into the game like how Tiger Woods has done it. Never know also FIFA is another great example of Graphics. My thoughts.
 
# 11 eaterofworlds888 @ 04/11/13 04:27 PM
I'm not sure the graphics can get much better, I mean I'm sure they will but not by a lot. I expect maybe more features and smoother gameplay. Better presentation maybe, I believe we've about reached our limit on graphics
 
# 12 AntiBandwagoner @ 04/11/13 05:02 PM
Gameplay I wish, but we all know it will be the graphics and presentation focused on.
 
# 13 DaReapa @ 04/11/13 06:58 PM
To answer the question, graphics will undoubtedly see the most improvement. But what I would HOPE to see the most improvement in would be gameplay first and maybe presentation second. IMO, out of the choices given, graphics should be the least concern since it's pretty much a given when it comes to next gen gaming.
 
# 14 The_Balm @ 04/11/13 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by eaterofworlds888
I'm not sure the graphics can get much better, I mean I'm sure they will but not by a lot. I expect maybe more features and smoother gameplay. Better presentation maybe, I believe we've about reached our limit on graphics
Why do you think that? We are not even close to having photorealistic graphics and there's no reason to stop improving, sure it gets exponentially harder, but there still will be some very major improvements. Just having everything render be at 1080p will be a HUGE improvement!
 
# 15 Yubbed @ 04/11/13 08:57 PM
game play by far!
 
# 16 stillfeelme @ 04/11/13 09:03 PM
Graphics will see the most improvement. Gameplay will take the most time to fully maximize in games like Madden and NBA 2K. As the more details you put in the gameplay the more you have to test to be sure it doesn't get implemented wrong.

If I had to seperate the games

Madden would see the most improvement in gameplay, movement and the sidelines

NBA 2K would see the most improvement in arena lighting, player models and crowds, shoes etc and then gameplay and signatures

MLB the show would see the biggest improvement in graphics.
 
# 17 jaymoe83 @ 04/12/13 12:46 AM
Gran Turismo and MLB
 
# 18 NvME @ 04/12/13 02:19 AM
I don't think people care more about presentation & graphics more than they do game play, but the poll is asking which particular part of the future installments of sports games stands to see the most improvement, and it's a widespread belief (if the past is any indication) that graphics generally make the biggest noticeable leap on next gen consoles. Particularly in the sports genre. I'm pretty sure everyone would prefer a leap in the quality of gameplay, but that's not what the poll is asking.
 
# 19 PVarck31 @ 04/12/13 02:23 AM
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Originally Posted by NvME
I don't think people care more about presentation & graphics more than they do game play, but the poll is asking which particular part of the future installments of sports games stands to see the most improvement, and it's a widespread belief (if the past is any indication) that graphics generally make the biggest noticeable leap on next gen consoles. Particularly in the sports genre. I'm pretty sure everyone would prefer a leap in the quality of gameplay, but that's not what the poll is asking.
Oh man, I totally read that wrong. You are right. It's late.

Thanks for pointing that out.
 
# 20 dophin26 @ 04/12/13 03:41 PM
The best gameplay is from the older games. The only thing the newer gen games top the older ones in is the graphics. The Show may be the exception (from what I've heard), but I haven't ever had the opportunity to play it.
 

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