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Dishonored Proves Gambling on Original IP Can Still Pay Off

1up - Listen to what many industry executives have to say, and you'd be led to believe original intellectual property doesn't sell well late in a console cycle. The time to introduce a new IP supposedly comes when new consoles are launched; once those systems have been around for years, that's when the focus shifts to existing properties. This is something that has never made a lot of sense to many people, and the performance of Dishonored isn't about to do anything to convince those people that executives have it right.

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dedicatedtogamers1391d ago

I think it goes beyond the fact that Dishonored is unique, or it has an interesting setting, or that the stealth genre isn't very crowded, etc.

I think it has to do with the simple fact that Dishonored is an incredibly well-made game. The amount of polish and depth and freedom is insane. It's the game that Deus Ex and Bioshock SHOULD have been. Now that gamers have been turned on to this sub-genre of first-person games (via Bioshock and DE), I think a ton of gamers are trying this game and realizing just how well-done it is.

CaitSith1391d ago

If publishers/developers didn't gamble on original IPs then we wouldn't get Uncharted, Gears of War, Final Fantasy, Elder Scrolls, Fallout, God of War, Metal Gear Solid, Mass Effect, Marvel Vs. Capcom, E.T., Lego games, LoL, Diablo, WoW, Call of Duty, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Killzone, Dead Space, Resident Evil, Too Human, Haze, Assassin's Creed, InFamous, Devil May Cry, Heavenly Sword, Bioshock, Ratchet & Clank, LittleBigPlanet, Sly, Halo, Fat Princess...................... ............................... ...........

=DDDDD!!