| The NeXT Generation |
The NeXT Generation product line in LittleBigPlanet 2.
|Initial Release Date||NeXT and NeXT MP3 1.0|
August 21, 2012
|Latest Update||v2.2r2 (NeXT)|
September 7, 2014
|Level (LBP2)||The T-Games NeXT Generation - LBP's Most Advanced Media Players|
|Level (LBP Vita)||The T-Games NeXT Mini - LBPVitas first portable media player!|
The NeXT Generation is the name given to a series of multimedia products created by T-Games in the multiplayer area of the video game LittleBigPlanet 2.
The two original NeXT consoles (NeXT and NeXT MP3, as the NeXT Audio was called at the time) were first introduced approximately 2 weeks before the premiere in late August of 2012. The NeXT Generation was designed by T-Games as 2 consoles only; however as a period of time passed, other products in the series would be introduced and other features would be added-on within updates.
The NeXT Generation was originally planned to launch on Saturday the 11th of August 2012; however, T-Games soon postponed the launch to Tuesday the 14th of August 2012 - due to technical difficulties with the console. Further delays, caused by T-Games adding late additions to the console, meant that the launch of The NeXT Generation was then postponed to Wednesday the 22nd of August 2012. However, due to the development team finalizing the launch console earlier than expected, the T-Games NeXT Generation was finally released on Tuesday the 21st of August 2012 - 10 days after originally intended.
For a list of some of the games released for it, see List of The NeXT Generation games.
- Full article: NeXT
The NeXT was one of the two original consoles in The NeXT Generation line. It was created by Billy Anderson; however the concept for the console was originally by ZeusinTraining (PSN Name).
The NeXT reads NeXT Folders, which can store up to 100 of any assorted files - Music Files, Picture Files, Game Files, Cut-scene Files or 'Other'.
- Full article: NeXT Audio
The NeXT Audio was the second original console in The NeXT Generation line. The NeXT Audio reads the same Folders as the NeXT, however its purpose is to read only the Music Files.
- Full article: NeXT Ubique
The NeXT Ubique was the third console to join the NeXT line.
The Ubique, like the NeXT, reads NeXT Folders. However, the NeXT Ubique also has proprietary Folders that are modified to only be compatible with the unlimited screen size of the NeXT Ubique.
- Full article: NeXT mini
The NeXT mini is the only NeXT console to be in the game LittleBigPlanet PS Vita.
Like it's LittleBigPlanet counter-part, the NeXT mini can read Collections (Folders), with up to 100 pieces of assorted Media (Files), including Music, Picture, Game, Cut-scene and Other.
The T-Games NeXT Generation broke several records for Console Gaming in LittleBigPlanet.
Some of the records include:
|First Console to allow for several run-time states for the same File.||NeXT||Preview Mode & Play Mode|
|First Console with Gaming Abilities to have no screen.||NeXT Ubique|
|First Console with 100% support for another Console in a different line.||NeXT mini||100% Support for MediaTouch|
|First Console with Promotional Skins for other Level Series.||NeXT||Promotional Skin for Evergreen Park was created. Users had to find a token in an Evergreen Park level to be able to unlock the skin.|
|First Console to be actively worked on (and not succeded) for over 1 Year.||NeXT||Created 21st of August 2012, recieved v1.7 update on 21st of August 2013|
|First Console to be actively worked on (and not succeded) for over 2 Years.||NeXT||Created 21st of August 2012, recieved v2.2 and v2.2r2 update on 7th of September 2014|
|First Console to use a modified Engine intended for use for a console of a different line.||NeXT Audio||Runs on a modified version of the Quadratum Musica Engine.|
|First Console to be created via a deal with third-party developers.||NeXT S||Created via a deal with SP_Sour & his 'NeXBOX' before he became a T-Games Member.|
|First Console to have seasonal skins for the same Annual Celebration for 2 different years.||NeXT||Halloween 2012 & 2013 and Christmas 2012 & 2013|
The NeXT Generation has created many Limited Editions Skins and re-furbished the level hub for special occasions. Some examples of celebrations are:
- Halloween 2012 - 3 Limited Edition NeXT Skins were released for 1 week
- Christmas 2013 - 3 Limited Edition NeXT Skins were released for the 12 days of Christmas
- Evergreen Park - A Limited Edition NeXT Skin was released to celebrate the release of Evergreen Park. Users had to find a token in Evergreen Park to be able to unlock the item. It was available for 3 Weeks
- Tremors - The NeXT Hub was themed to look like it was taking place during the events of Tremors in The T-Games Adventure Series as a promotional act.
- Halloween 2013 - 3 Limited Edition NeXT Skins were released for 1 week.
- The NeXT and NeXT Audio were originally planned to be released on the 11th of August 2013, 10 days before the actual release.
- The NeXT was originally intended to be an addition to the GameExpo line.
- The name NeXT was given to the console line as a tribute to Steve Jobs, who created a company called NeXT Computer, Inc and passed away 10 months before the NeXT was released.
- The NeXT Generation was originally going to replace GameExpo Line, however the community were not fond of the idea.
- NeXT updates v1.3 - v1.6 were originally going to be put together to create a NeXT II - however GameEx believed it to be too soon to create a new console, splitting the updates up.
- Some NeXT models are not in possession of the T-Games Archives. This is because GameEx commonly used to delete, wipe and remove anything outdated if the line was still active, to save space within the developers popit. Most of the currently archived models are re-skined limited edition skins that were given away, or are models that were sent in by the community.