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Submitted by Lionheart377 1076d ago | opinion piece

Playstation 4 needs new IP, not more of the same

StickSkills said, "When the PlayStation 4 was revealed, it came out banging with the incredible tech talk done by Mark Cerny. As the focus changed to games from both first and third parties, there was something lacking in the department for me. The fact was that most of the titles that were shown, were either A) known about prior to this event or B) sequels to games to showcase the graphical capabilities of the new console.

Only problem is, they aren’t that new anymore." (inFamous: Second Son, Killzone: Shadow Fall, PS4, The Witness)

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ArmGunar  +   1076d ago
Knowing Sony, the PS4 will have a lot of new IPs because Sony invest !

I am not worry about that.
Just_The_Truth  +   1076d ago
Flame bait article.
jimbobwahey  +   1076d ago
Yeah seriously, the event was crammed full of new IPs so I'm not sure what crack the idiot that wrote this article was smoking. Shoddy journalism to say the least.
Ares84HU  +   1076d ago
When I said that I want new IP's on the PS4 instead of the same old, same old, I got a ton of disagrees.

Just saying....
Cupid_Viper_3  +   1076d ago
Haha this article is like the Planet Mars saying that Planet Earth needs more liquid water.

Newsflash Mars... look around, lol.
Enemy  +   1076d ago
How many new IPs did Microsoft bring this gen? Viva Pinata? They don't own Gears of War or Alan Wake.

How many new IPs did Nintendo bring? (lol)

How many did Sony bring? InFamous, LBP (GOTY), The Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, Uncharted (GOTY), Heavy Rain, Motorstorm, Starhawk, Journey (GOTY), Resistance, (I'm probably missing a couple more like Folklore and Heavenly Sword)

New IPs are Sony's game. They're the only publisher of the 3 that takes chances. Knack and Drive Club kicking things off already, with Media Molecule confirming their new project alongside Quantic Dream's.

Get ready for that Quantic Dream acquisition later this year, folks.
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NateCole  +   1076d ago
Sony's strategy every gen is to release new IP's to freshen and broaden their gaming audience.

Popular squeals they release for fan service and known ip's that will push console sales and software business.

This is why after 3 gens Sony own so many IP's that they don't know what to do with them in subsequent generation.

Remember Syphon Filter, Legend of Dagroon and Colony Wars from PS1?. There are so many.

Next gen will be no different.
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_-EDMIX-_  +   1076d ago
"720 needs new IP, not more of the same"...just saying. MS has done so much of this "more of the same" that I'm really questioning why there isn't an article tackling this issue.

MS has like 10 studios working on Kinect games. Look it up.
007Bond  +   1076d ago
Uncharted 4
Gran turismo 6
lost count on god of war sequels/ prequels
killzone 4

beyond two souls will be similar to heavy rain which was BOOORING it did help get to sleep lots of nights.

Ratchet and clank lost count of sequels
sly cooper lost count of sequels

YOU SIR FAIL P$ is a sequel mahine

EDIT: ANOTHER INFAMOUS LOLOL Im sure I missed a couple more.
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T2  +   1076d ago
No sht huh..

First off - if a series is popular why would you just end it ?
"hey that empire strikes back was gold , should we make another movie? " ... " nah some nobody internet troll will say its been done before" ...
Second - they did show new ips so you simply are lying...
Third - they have likely 8 MONTHS to continue working on games to show us.

In short, article fails on every level.
TheDivine  +   1075d ago
Enemy you are totally contradicting yourself. You call out MS for Alan Wake not being owned by MS and then list third party ip's from Sony like Heavy Rain and Infamous (before Sony bought SP). What's the difference? MS funded Alan Wake, Too Human, and many other third party new ip's. They made Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Crackdown, Alan Wake, Too Human, Gunstringer, Kameo, Halo Wars ( not new ip but new genre), Viva Piñata, 99 Nights, all the Kinect games and Xbla games. Those are just new ip's made and ffunded by MS, not 3rd party new ip's. if Folklore is a Sony ip then Ninja Blade, Mass Effect, Metro 2033, L4Dead, Gears, Shadow Complex, Bastion, and the dozens of other games on 360 are Ms titles. Just pointing out how everyone here goes to great length to say MS only has Gears and Halo or in your case Viva Piñata while ignoring the dozens of other titles all the while saying anything on ps3 is a Sony title.

Nintendo has even more tbh. Xenoblade, Last Story, Conduit, Pandoras Tower are just a few of the recent wii ip's. they're more about new genres though than ip's. look at Kid Icarus Uprising. It's an old ip redone into something new. SMT x Fire Emblem may not be new but the game is wholly original and def one of the coolest most random things ever to happen. Il take stuff like that over a new gritty shooter, KZ 6, another Infamous, another Uncharted, another Gears, Halo 5 exc.

I'm sure the Ps4 will have new stuff but business wise franchises sell consoles better than new games unless its something mind blowing like Gears was. I want new ip's because im board of all the same shooters we've had for 7 years now. Much rather have something like Gravity Rush or Ni No Kuni tbh. Il wait till e3 to judge the launch lineup though.
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scofios  +   1076d ago
I wonder if there will be the same articels when halo 5/6/7/8/9/10/...... ,Forza 4/5/6/7/9/10/...., gears 4/5/6/7/8/9/... get anounced for XBOX720.
pandaboy  +   1076d ago
They are justified since those game are big sellers just like GT and Uncharted would be justified on the ps4. Also microsoft has more studios than sony so we can expect many more new IPs from microsoft. Having games that few people care for like killzone and infamous on the ps4 is lame and lacks imagination and originality.
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Tontus  +   1076d ago
@pandaboy Halo and Gears are the only big sellers for Microsoft which is why they rely so heavily on them with the odd Forza/Fable in-between.

Sony doesn't do the same thing, they have God of War which is bigger than Uncharted so I'm not sure why you ignored it, Gran Turismo, Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet which is pretty big and Ratchet & Clank and Resistance have strong fan-bases. Then there's the odd game like Heavenly Sword, Heavy Rain, The Last of Us, Beyond Two Souls etc, which all have done or will do well.

Killzone and Infamous have great sales and large fan-bases, just because you think they're lame doesn't mean they're not relevant and enticing enough for fans to purchase a PS4 to see their favourite franchises revolutionise/evolve.

Even if Microsoft has more studios only 2 (343 + Turn 10 since Epic isn't owned by Microsoft) are on par with Sony's quality first party studios like Sony Santa Monica (2 teams), Naughty Dog (2 teams), Polyphony Digital, Guerrilla Games (2 or 3 teams), Sucker Punch, Media Molecule and Sony Japan, there's even more if I bothered to go on.

Also Sony don't waste efforts to attract casuals who aren't even interested with horrible motion controlled games.
ceballos77mx  +   1076d ago
So MS has 2 shooters and a racer, yeah Sony's got a lack of imagination.
E2M  +   1073d ago
Writer is a complete idiot, it was only 7 years ago when people were criticizing the ps3's launch that there were no titles that people recognized for the ps3, putting out games like killzone are simply for the purpose of giving current owners of a playstation console the incentive to buy the ps4.
classic200  +   1076d ago
OK here we go

Drive club
Deep Down

Ready at dawn working on new IP.
Geurilla games working on new IP with there second team.
Quantic dream new IP working on while working on beyond.
The last guardian is not release so its still a new IP.
Santa monica confirm the works on new IP.

The other studios are working on playstation games so I dont know if they are new or old but so far I got 8 new IPs and that is a lot.

The person who wrote this article is obviously thinking that sony will unveil everything at 1 press conference.
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Etseix  +   1076d ago
the same thing they said about the PS3 at the launch, and PS3 has the most original-exclusives-AAA-games at the moment(overall) .
Wait, and see, just, wait.
Enemy  +   1076d ago
Santa Monica's new IP is rumored to be open world.
wolokowoh  +   1076d ago
Not to mention the stuff Sony isn't working that is a new that was at the press conference like Watch Dogs and Destiny. Even there old IPs are being set in distant future/different environments and are not going to be directly related to the stories of the established IP outside of the game world.
joab777  +   1076d ago
Exactly. But when u do a quick reveal in which u only want to give a certain amount of info, what do u show? U show games ppl are familiar and comfortable with and some 3rd party titles that ppl have seen before. They did show Knack and Capcom showed Deep Down. But Knack hasnt got much praise at all, even being called by some, unimginative with a lack of adorable. Deep Down seems to only raise more questions than it answers...many believing that there is no way it was on a ps4 or in game at all. To me some of it looked in game. Anyway, if they had shown 5 new IPs, everyone would be wondering about their other established IPs and whether these were actually done on a ps4. It woulda raised so many questions and driven ppl crazy. Also, they still have many events and much time before launch. Oh yeah, and drive club. And most ppl called it a glorified Forza, questioning why the didnt show an old IP called Gran Turismo. U just cant win no matter what u do. And sites need hits!!!
CalvinKlein  +   1076d ago
capcom said deep down was a new IP
ceballos77mx  +   1076d ago
That one looks good, but I don't trust capcom.
Veneno  +   1076d ago
I can understand the concern, as The Vita and PSP havent had nearly enough new IPs. But its a totally different story when it comes to Sonys home consoles. Theres too many to keep up with!
morkendo23  +   1075d ago
"ps4 need NEW ip's not more of the same"

I agree same shit for 7 years is enough!!!
mushroomwig  +   1076d ago
Knack, Drive Club, Watch Dogs and The Witness are all new IPs. You may not consider Watch Dogs as a new IP but it is, like it or not. Not to mention that every Sony studio are working on games as well.

We have another article that thinks Sony should have released all the news at one event, how about actually waiting for E3? Tokyo Game Show? PAX? GDC? There are multiple events through the year.
doctorstrange  +   1076d ago
Guerrilla Games have announced that they've been working on a new IP for 2+years, Sony Santa Monica has been hiring for a new IP for 2+years, Quantic Dream only does new IPs, The Last of Us is a new IP (for PS3, but still shows focus). Destiny is a new IP.
Minato-Namikaze  +   1076d ago
I think Sony has come out with more new Ips's this gen than any other company. I see no reason why that wont continue. They have 3 or 4 new IP's coming THIS YEAR on PS3 no less. Some people just like to hate
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1076d ago
***"We have another article that thinks Sony should have released all the news at one event, how about actually waiting for E3? Tokyo Game Show? PAX? GDC? There are multiple events through the year. "***

You know how common sense works and how a lot of people don't like to use it.
DOMination-  +   1075d ago
Out of curiousity... Why do you say people wouldn't consider watchdogs to be a new IP?
gamer234  +   1076d ago
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PoSTedUP  +   1076d ago
yeah they do, something that screams "sales!!" the games are good, but they are not getting the attention they deserve for some reason.
eagle21  +   1076d ago
Everyone pretty much knows NEW IP's is how Sony rolls.
PS4isKing_82  +   1076d ago
"Xbox needs new ips, not more of the same"
g4me_he4d  +   1076d ago
Ah I thought it was a typo lol.
bobtheimpaler  +   1076d ago
These criticisms are just flame bait. Just look at the first party history of all current first party games and Sony isn't the one you should be concerned about for bringing out new IPs.
Brucis  +   1076d ago
But plenty of new IPs were shown at the conference, not to mention we don't know what they've got for E3. Besides, there's nothing wrong with keeping a franchise going so long as things change and show effort. A major reason why CoD is hated is because they are still using the same basic engine from 2007 with only minor upgrades and little effort put in, asides from BO2 which actually changed up how the campaign and class system worked. And even then it's mostly the same aside form those two things.
younglj01  +   1076d ago
Wow this is getting sicking....

Edit:What if M$ had an Xbox meeting on Feb 20. and release the same quality games would these articles be on
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NateCole  +   1076d ago
This laser sight scrutiny of Sony is unhealthy.

You never see MS or Nintendo get this much.

This gen we have seen

Folklore,Uncharted, Infamous, Battle Royale, Heavenly Sword, Little Big Planet, Motorstorm, Warhawk/Starhawk, Demon Souls, Last of Us, Heavy Rain, Afrika, EOJ, Lair just of the top of my head.

Compare this to Nin and MS?. How many new exclusive IP's have both of them released this gen?. I can only count with just one hand.

So should Sony just forget about their exclusive ip's that they spend millions of dollars to develop?. What about the fans that follow these ip's. Should Sony not support them with new iteration's?.

Sorry but this article is stupid.

You can bet your bottom that Sony are developing new IP's for next gen just like they did with the PS1,PS2 and PS3 gens.
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Irishguy95  +   1076d ago
That's because you're on N4G. Chock full of PS fanboys. Which react to Articles like this and gets sites alot of hits.
MRMagoo123  +   1076d ago
jeez that makes sense the site is full of sony fanboys ...that go out of their way to find all the badly written poorly thought out flamebait sony hating articles just so they can argue with them ???? I guess what they say about the Irish is true huh the inventors of the inflatable dart board.
OmniSlashPT  +   1076d ago
So, Knack, Driverclub, WatchDogs, Destiny, deep down and The Witness were all new IPs...while the only sequels were Killzone, inFamous and Diablo III.

People are trying so hard to trash Sony that it's becoming borderline retarted.

Besides all that, the Meeting was just a tease, Sony will bring out the big guns at E3 (Naughty Dog, Quantic Dream, Sony Santa Monica and such).
HammadTheBeast  +   1076d ago
Diablo is also just coming to PS3/4, making it similarly to half of Xbox games, an "exclusive".
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criticalkare  +   1076d ago
So many PS4 articles.......
Enemy  +   1076d ago
Quad 4 lyfe.
lorenzorparks  +   1076d ago
I think sequels are good for launch titles new ip s are good but you want sequels for launch
g4me_he4d  +   1076d ago
Some people need to know when to let things go and give things a chance. Ever since the reveal there have been many articles(not all but majority) that gives a negative impression. I would normally give each article a read but with a title like that I just wont.
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Williamson  +   1076d ago
Defently a troll article. I would be ashamed of myself if I were to write crap like this.
sashimi  +   1076d ago
They need to make rent somehow..and Sony is the most popular target in the western hemisphere.
Thirty3Three  +   1076d ago
... says the Xbox fanboy.
jakmckratos  +   1076d ago
Sony just showed off Knack and Driveclub in one sitting while at the same time had Media Molecule show off what they're working on. Sorry that's not good enough for you. This guy even acknowledges that they announced these two titles too...I really think he's ignorant as to what it takes to even get a new IP off the drawing board and out of the scrap heap. TWO new IPs is quite a bit for one day..think about E3..we're lucky if we get two new unannounced IPs from ALL the companies.

Whereas Halo had Halo 3, Reach, ODST,Halo Anniversary ,Wars, 4 on ONE console lifespan Killzone and Infamous had exactly 2 releases on the PS3..not exactly milking the franchises here especially when you consider they're both fresh starts for the series.

This article is really frivolous. It should really be directed toward Microsoft.
sashimi  +   1076d ago
It sure doesn't sound like these journalist want new things seeing how they're always bashing the only platform holder that continues pumping out new IPs.
ThichQuangDuck  +   1076d ago
LAST GUARDIAN my biggest disappointment of the reveal. wish it was there. Other unique IPs needed as well,but hope they get more indie games
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r21  +   1076d ago
I expect the same articles like these for the nextbox. If not, im calling bias.
CPTN MITCHELL  +   1076d ago
The same was said when the ps3 came out and look at sony now how many new ip they got compare to M$
Man-E-Faces  +   1076d ago
How about people wait until all the launch titles are confirmed instead of typing ignorant fanboy articles, is that so hard to do?
GraveLord  +   1076d ago
-Drive Club

There's 2 new IP right there and more to come at E3.
Inception  +   1076d ago
Lol, where the hell this writer hiding in all this year? This IS sony we're talking about, one of the -if not the best- company that ready to take a big risk for new IP. Just look at Sony new IP's for this recent years: Demon's Souls, LBP, Heavy Rain, inFamous, Resistance, Uncharted, Patapon, Patchwork Heroes, Gravity Rush, The Last Guy, Dead Nation, etc etc. I will have no doubt that sony will produce a lot of new IP's for PS4.

Besides, what's wrong with old IP? If it's good and fans want more than why sony must stop making new games for old IP? It's the same with gamer who wants new Halo, Mario, Zelda, Gears, Metroid, Pikmin, etc etc. That's why Microsoft & Nintendo still making all of those old IP, right?
I myself want new Wild Arms, Dark Cloud, Legend of Dragoon, and Omega Boost for PS4.
smashcrashbash  +   1076d ago
I have been asking this question for years. When did it become Sony and their developers job to make only new IP and stop using their original ones? I mean when I say 'Mario again can't they do anything else?', I get threats to rip my throat out but no one seems to mind another Halo, another Mario, another Gears,another COD another anything else.So what is the rule here now. That Sony MUST make new IPs every time while everyone else gets to milk everything to death.

It has been only the third Infamous and everyone is already complaining. Will you complain if one of Microsoft's next games is Gear of War? Will you ask why don't you make a new IP? I doubt it. People will welcome it with open arms. And yet you spit on Sony for using any franchise they used before.Why can't they cash in on known franchises like everyone else and have to risk introducing new ones while everyone else gets away Scott free with making more of the same.

I mean I want Sony to mix new and old for variety and I am sure they will seeing they already have Drive Club, that game that Media Molecule is working on and Knack plus Killzone and Infamous. But since no one else seem to be interested in abandoning their franchises and moving on why do people insist on giving all the work to Sony? Would you be complaining if they used Crash to make a new game? Go tell the others to make new franchises too.Tell Microsoft you refuse to buy their new system if they put another Gears or Halo on it or tell Nintendo to go stuff Pokemon X and Y.But I bet you won't.
Hicken  +   1076d ago
Prepare for 9 more months of this stupidity, at the least.
bronxsta  +   1076d ago
And remember people want launch titles from franchises that can trusted in terms of quality. A new IP is an untested product

Brand recognition, known series, are what sells systems at launch, alongside new exclusive IPs
Max-Zorin  +   1076d ago
*Buzz Lightyear* You see this Woody? Flaim bait articles, flame bait articles everywhere. Seriously, looking back at the previous systems, it's obvious Sony will invest in new games. But one game I would love for them to bring back is Syphon Filter. I loved that game.
WeAreLegion  +   1076d ago
New IP's don't equal sales. It's as simple as that. They'll make new IP's after launch. They need strong numbers for launch though.
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