Let's say you haven't taken the next-gen plunge yet, and you're not planning to for a while yet.
Does this mean you'll get a lesser version of the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition ? From a graphical perspective, yes, of course the PS3 and 360 iterations won't look as good as the PS4/Xbox One versions. But from a gameplay standpoint, you needn't worry.
BioWare producer Mark Darrah told GameSpot that the gameplay in Inquisition hasn't been "scaled back" for the older systems:
"I would say we're definitely making this game to take advantage of the hardware that we have. I don't think we've had to make any compromises. Because this is ultimately about you controlling a party. The combats are designed to be controlled in size, and that's really meant that scaling for the lesser platforms has been a manageable exercise. I don't think we're making any gameplay compromises. Graphically, yeah, I think you're gonna see some compromises on the last-gen stuff, but in gameplay, I think we should be able to keep parity."
Some developers aren't big fans of developing a game across multiple generations. Take CD Projekt Red, for instance; they've said in the past that trying to put The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on the PS3/360 would be difficult, and it would definitely compromise the overall experience. But BioWare knows what they're doing, and Inquisition won't be as massively huge as Wild Hunt .
Of course, if you're a big role-playing fan, you'll definitely want the latest and greatest hardware to play these potentially amazing games, right?
Related Game(s): Dragon Age: Inquisition