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Reader Discussion: Which Games That Are Only On Next-Gen Systems Will You Be Getting First?

by Mike Futter on Oct 28, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Earlier today, we asked you how you plan on playing cross-generation titles. Are you diving in early with Assassin's Creed IV, Battlefield 4, and Call of Duty: Ghosts? Or are you planning on waiting until November 15 or November 22 to get those games on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One?

You had some varied answers, and we'd like to highlight a few. The responses were mixed, though it seems slightly more commenters are holding off for new hardware.

I'm waiting for PS4 to play AC4 and also Lego Marvel Superheroes. I've got Batman Arkham Origins to hold me over until then. I won't be buying any more PS3 games at all except for South Park in December, which will likely be my last PS3 game ever, sadly. - Anthony D'Elia

I don't know when I'll be able to purchase a PS4, so I'll be picking up AC4 for PS3 tomorrow and will probably upgrade to the PS4 version a little later on. I can't wait that long to play it anyway. - Grimmfeather

Nope, not gonna wait for minimally better versions. Current-gen will be where it's at for at least a full-year before next-gen beats it. - Tim Gruver

I am going in on it right now for BF4 then when I get my X1 I will upgrade so I can still have my same weapons/rank and be in the thick of it right off the bat. - General Church

For me personally, I'm starting with BF4 on current gen and upgrading to next gen upon release, just because my stats and such will transfer.  I know the game should look/perform better on the next gen, but the mechanics will be the same.  The only reason I'm starting with this game on the current gen is because it takes so long to progress through BF's multiplayer and because I'm already burnt out on GTA5.  For any other big title releasing, I think I can wait for the next gen. - Joe Whitehead

Following up on that question, we want to focus on those games that are only coming out on the new hardware. Which of those are you planning on picking up early? Are you going for a shooter with Killzone: Shadow Fall? How about zombie slaughter with Dead Rising 3? Let us know what you're planning on putting in your machine.