One of the most anticipated games to come to the next-generation gaming consoles is Final Fantasy XV. However, this time around, Final Fantasy will not be an exclusive title for the PlayStation 4. Square Enix, the game developers for Final Fantasy, announced at their E3 press conference that the next installment in the Final Fantasy series would indeed be coming to both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.
This game has been in the works for some time now, and upon the announcement of the next-generation platforms, they delayed the game even further to accommodate the capabilities of the Xbox one and PS4. The game was originally announced in 2006 as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, but was revamped when news of the next generation consoles surfaced. Sadly, for those hoping that the new Final Fantasy would be a launch title, it will not be on the shelves until sometime in 2014.
Final Fantasy is not the only thing being revamped in anticipation of the next-generation platforms. Along with the new designs and hardware, the PlayStation 4 controller and the Xbox One controller will be redesigned to match the sleek and modern styles of their respective consoles.
The PS4 controller, unlike the Xbox One controller, will be equipped with a touch pad. The start and select buttons on the PlayStation 4 controller will now be located on the back side of the newly implemented touch pad. They will no longer go by the designation of start and select either. Instead, they will now be designated as a share and options button. The share button will allow gamers to upload numerous aspects of their gaming progress on to different modes of social media, whereas the options button will probably more closely resemble the start button we have all come to know.
The Xbox One controller, unlike the PS4 controller, will look more-or-less the same as the previous generations model. The most noticeable difference is the location of the home button, which is now located in the top-center of the controller. Most of the changes to the Xbox controller are aesthetic and tactile. For instance, the D-pad is now less obtrusive and more precise, the analogue sticks are designed for better control, the left and right bumpers have been enlarged, and the battery pack is now less bulky than before.
Regardless of any biased opinions on the matter, both consoles have shown that they take the matter of usability seriously. And besides, the battle between next-gen consoles will be decided soon enough.