Titanfall vs. InFamous: Second Son – The New Gen Starts Here
It’s crazy to think that both the Xbox One and PS4 have been offering some pretty last-gen experiences thus far, yet have had praised heaped on their launch day offerings. Ryse was beautiful but utterly hollow, and the same could be said for Killzone: Shadowfall. The true next-gen experiences have been waiting–waiting to hit the scene and blow everyone away. And that time is now.
While both Titanfall and InFamous offer completely different experiences in terms of their genre and gameplay, they are both the first killer apps to hit their respective systems in a huge year for videogames. Titanfall has a ridiculous amount of power and thrust behind it, allowing the Xbox One to get some much-appreciated positive attention. It’s essentially carrying the flag for Microsoft’s flagship system–a flag that has been dragged through the mud in the eyes of some, but the negatives seem to be have been forgotten in the dust trail of the Titanfall hype train.
InFamous: Second Son, meanwhile, has been slightly more quiet in its approach to marketing and promotion. While there is some hype for Sony’s superhero title, it’s definitely not on the scale of Titanfall. The lack of hype could work in Second Son‘s favor by not giving players too much expectations of the game. It will undoubtedly be the biggest and most ambitious exclusive on Sony’s PS4, a far cry from the rather safe Killzone: Shadowfall. If Titanfall is bringing positive attention to the Xbox One then Second Son is validating Sony’s confident approach to the Playstation 4.
Both games inspire confidence on their respective systems, giving the owners something to get truly excited for. The only real negative is the flames of war that will be lit. The overzealous will inevitably do battle over which game is superior, which is a shame. The positive side is that both games truly kick off the first year of the new systems, and hopefully this will be the year in which we see true next-gen videogames and experiences. Titanfall and Second Son will undoubtedly entice a number of players to the systems they represen. With two exciting exclusives releasing in the same month, things are starting to get interesting on both Xbox One & PS4.