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Submitted by Shadowrezurected 900d ago | opinion piece

Sony Abandons the Fighting Genre?

Microsoft and Nintendo both have confirmed fighters for next-gen consoles...Sony does not. With no talk of games in development when will we see the 1st fighting game on the Ps4? (Microsoft, Nintendo, PS4, Sony, Wii U, Xbox One)

gamer42  +   901d ago | Well said
Are you serious? Just because they didn't show any at E3 doesn't mean they're abandoning it.
Snookies12  +   901d ago
Yeah, not to mention the creator of Blazblue and Guilty Gear has said that they're working on a PS4 fighter... -_-

Also, as of now, Blazblue Chrono Phantasma has only been slated to come out for PS3.

So no, they have not abandoned the fighting game genre.
jonboi24  +   900d ago
I assume the new Guilty Gear will probably make its way to the PS4, plus there's still TGS and GamesCon.
shoddy  +   900d ago
You all know new Tekken and street frighter is coming.
I look forward to the new playstation all star
ChozenWoan  +   900d ago
Not to mention that Tekken Revolution was released Tuesday as a F2P game.

Some sites need to do their due diligence before they go spouting off dribble.
abzdine  +   900d ago
there will always be people complaining about something..
Remember Tekken Revolution just released on june 11th exclusively on PS3, so what do you call that? and there has been a rumor about a PS All Star sequel so i'm happy about this. Great time to be Sony PlayStation fan

Greatness awaits
josephayal  +   900d ago
and JoJo's Bizarre
dedicatedtogamers  +   901d ago
Exactly. BlazBlue and Street Fighter 4 (both released 2009, 3 years after the start of last gen) weren't even announced until 2007 or 2008, if I'm remembering it correctly.

In this day and age, you don't necessarily herald in the new generation by showing off fighting games. That's just how it is.
Akuma2K  +   900d ago
Your right about the timeframe, also capcom said in so many words that we won't see Streetfighter 5 for a couple years or something like that after PS4 launches (this was mentioned i think a week or two after the PS4 reveal back in february).
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pimpschitz  +   900d ago
They just didn't have anything to show off. I'm glad they didn't, (well it would've been competition to . . .) Killer Instinct (FTP). Know what they did to Killer Instinct? One of my favorite games and long waited returning titles? They made it to where you play as Jago starting, and you have to buy the characters. They made Killer Instinct a gimmick, saying "we listened to you, heres the game, but we didn't really want to do it . . . so we're making it free." Bullshit.
doctorstrange  +   900d ago
Fireseed  +   900d ago
You do know that you can buy the full version with all the characters right? And that the version that you're describing is the demo. If you wanna play online as Sabrewulf and Sabrewulf alone, save yourself 60$ and just buy him. Personally I think the FTP model would suit fighting games very well. Being a long time LoL player, I'd love to see some of my favorite fighting games get new characters every week. Not sure why people are all up in arms over FTP, either they're looking for pathetic ways to excuse their hatred of something. Or they haven't seen the benefits of a FTP game.
SignifiedSix91  +   900d ago
What do yo mean? The demo features only jago and may buy characters if you wish to have the full game. They'll have a full release.
pimpschitz  +   900d ago
I don't mind FTP. and I agree about fighting games being FTP. I just think that Killer Instinct is so much more than that. I want the game, I want to smell the disk. THAT is a game to me. Downloading is cool, and in another time in another future digital games will be the only way we get games. I just didn't want to hear that news about Killer Instinct because I love that game dude.
Tody_ZA  +   900d ago
What a strange, silly and sensationalist article.

1) Sony cannot abandon a genre. That's factually impossible, considering all it takes is the next Street Fighter or Tekken or anything to put a fighter on the PS4.

2) Aside from Killer Instinct, I don't really recall fighting games being shown at E3. It most likely means that no fighting game is ready yet. Means wait for GamesCom or later announcements.

3) The Blazblue and Guilty Gear creator is developing a PS4 fighter.

4) E3 doesn't reveal ALL games that are being developed on the consoles.

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Dj7FairyTail  +   900d ago
Uh Sony PlayStation Allstars. Fighters as in first party.
Blankolf  +   900d ago
LOOOOOOOOOOL And the award for most ridiculous title ever goes to.... Jeff Harris that reminds us the only games a console has are the ones they show at E3, nevermind the fact that they showed 40 of their 140 games in production and also Tekken, let us all forget that ;)
shaft0140  +   900d ago
Exactly. Some of these opinions/headlines are ridiculously absurd and extreme.
Tito08  +   900d ago
This is why I never pay attention to game journalism, this is one stupid and ridiculous article. Tekken, while not exclusive and is owned by Namco, is for the most part the Playstation's flaship fighting game franchise. To put matters more interesting, Sony never had a fighting game until PSA, but they used to publish the first and second Bloody Roar, King Of Fighters 95, Battle Arena Tonshiden, Bushido Blade, and had SF EX as exclusive.

This is why people like this journalist and the one with the low Last Of Us review likes to go on the opposite side so they could get hits and views, sort of like an attention seeker, which to me is very unproffessional on so many levels, whether the general public sees something positive or negative, these so called "jounalists" want to go the opposite way so they can get attention, never do research, they curse, always misinformed,say weird ass words that, they look at gamers as stupid consumers thst fall into anything, all I do is look at the headline, look at the website that posted it, but not gonna read, know their tricks.
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WolfOfDarkness  +   900d ago
Ofcourse The next Street Fighter will be on PS4 .
FullmetalAlchemist  +   901d ago
Sony didn't announce a fighting game? They're DOOMED, DOOMED , DOOMED!
gamer42  +   901d ago
The doom articles have started? Well, that was fast!
Hellsvacancy  +   901d ago
Well, 1 negative article out of 1000 positive articles isnt bad
Blankolf  +   900d ago
I sense a strong sarcasm on this one...
shaft0140  +   900d ago
*Invader Zim
jc48573  +   901d ago
Oh no wonder there was a rumor going around that Sony wanted to revive Bloody Roar, but this time as a publisher I believe. Sony did publish the first two Bloody Roar games. Maybe they are in the talks of buying the IP from Konami? or collaboration?

This is going to be off topic, but I think Infamous can be turned into some kind of multiplayer game......not necessarily a fighting game. Kinda like Phantom Dust maybe. The main character for Second Son reminds me so much of Kyo Kusanagi from King of Fighters.
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fardan85  +   900d ago
I hope to see a new Bloody Roar title..
I had tons of fun with Bloody Roar..
Hufandpuf  +   901d ago
Imagine MVC3 with next gen graphics. Then I think I'd really have a seizure.
wishingW3L  +   900d ago
I want it!
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   901d ago
well sony doesnt have one now but they will eventually,blazblue and a potential all stars sequel is very likely,besides they dont really need one at the moment.
iMaim  +   901d ago
Capcom is probably working on a new engine. MT Framework is outdated.
izumo_lee  +   901d ago
The PS3 is getting a F2P Tekken game, BlazBlue Chronophantasma is headed only for the PS3, the creator of BlazBlue & Guilty Gear have said a PS4 fighter is in the works.

Yeah Sony has abandoned the fighting genre....try again Omnigamer.
Dj7FairyTail  +   900d ago
Sony doesnt own those nor do they decide their existence
wishingW3L  +   900d ago
the only fighter they have ever done is All-Stars....
Hicken  +   900d ago
Microsoft has none but the abomination they've resurrected into Killer Instinct.

And Nintendo has just SSB.

Not like there's a lot of first party fighters out there. Each company has one such IP now.

And it's so damn early into the generation that not even all of the consoles are on the market yet.

Seriously, get the hell out of here.
aaron5829  +   901d ago
hmm... i never buy fighting games... and i dont see why i will buy any for my future ps4... but i guess i'll just borrow fighting games from my friends... *wink*
DJMarty  +   901d ago
Sony never needed to announce any fighting games, as ther are plenty 3rd party in development for PS4, even exclusives.

New TEKKEN is exclusive to PS3
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Obamanationn  +   901d ago
Tecmo is releasing a new Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate , and im sure Tecmo is already preparing for next gen DoA game nothing to worry about here ...
GotHDGame  +   901d ago
Really? Where do the people who write these articles get their ideas? This is in the top 10 stupidest things I have ever heard. Of coarse there will be fighting games on PS4...derrrrr!
Majin-vegeta  +   900d ago
Idk if this is true but i hope it is.
pimpschitz  +   900d ago
That could be cool. I wish that Killer Instinct wasn't exclusive to Xbox. Know what I want to see again? Clay Fighter.
WolfOfDarkness  +   900d ago
I wish that too bro , I loved playing Killer instinct on the Arcades 17 years ago , still playing it from time to time on my PC . My plans is to get both Console , Xbox One will be for IPs like ( killer instinct ) and any worth IP to buy , PS4 will be my Major console and I will get All the games I love ( Cod , BF4 , SF5 ) I am sure i will spent more time on PS4 .

I hated Microsoft for two reasons ( region locked ) and ( less graphical Power than PS4 )
pimpschitz  +   900d ago
It's really a no brainer. It is amazing the amount of people pissed off about MS, I really don't see that changing closer to launch.
P_Bomb  +   900d ago
Didn't a new exclusive Tekken just drop on PSN the other day? Why worry?
Agent_hitman  +   900d ago
I'm pretty sure fighting games like TEKKEN 7 for PS4 is already in development or Street fighter 5 or Mortal Combat.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   900d ago
Sony, buy SNK Playmore and fund them to create more Samurai Shodown, Garou, Last Blade and King Of Fighter games.
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Gore-Content  +   900d ago
This article is for dumb people with IQ equivalent of their shoe size.
grimmweisse  +   900d ago
Don't ask Sony, they don't really do first party fighting games, beside PS All-Stars was received with a lukewarm response.

Ask Capcom, Bandai Namco and Arksys dammit! Some articles are trying to make an issue out of nothing.
windblowsagain  +   900d ago
Have no problem with fighting games, but they need to evolve.

Hopefully with newer consoles, they could do some completely new stuff.
tweet75  +   900d ago
fighting games and first person shooters are tired and should be minimized and new genres and other genres should be explored more in depth
g-nome  +   900d ago
DOA 6 boob physics on ps4 , just imagine.
NBT91  +   900d ago
They literally just launched Tekken Revoloution on PSN.
OrionNoctis  +   900d ago
guess what console will be used in local fighting tournaments next gen due to no online check ins? yea
JeepGamer  +   900d ago
Yes, because the companies that have traditionally made fighting games have suddenly decided to stop for some unknown reason...

There's no way we'll see a Street Fighter, King of Fighters, Tekken, Dead or Alive, or Guilty Gear-esque game on a PS4. Never happen...
Baka-akaB  +   900d ago
Lol the irony of this article's title . One of the two console doesnt support current fighting arcade sticks , guess wich one ? Xbox One
hkgamer  +   900d ago
When did Sony ever develop fighters? Actually apart from smash bros and psalbr, has there ever been a fighter created by a first party?
Also you could argue if smash and psalbr are even fighters in the first place.

side note: have they announced pacman for smash yet?
Hadoukameha  +   900d ago
There is no argument that SSB is a fighting game. It's an EVO favorite, it is considered one by the developes, fans, and journalists. Sorry, no debae, with it winning fighting game awards. It just has it's own style, not just some SF clone.
Hadoukameha  +   900d ago
We technically do not know for a fact that any fighting games are to be released on PS4, and although it is probable eventually, not for a long time.

Sony should have at least referenced some fighting game for the PS4.
mochachino  +   900d ago
You can't really say Xone has a fighter game. It has a fighter demo that allows you access to one character, the rest you must pay for. But you can't really know which character suits you best until you try them all.
fsfsxii  +   900d ago
Can anybody confirm that any PS3 arcade stick would work on the PS4?
mediate-this  +   900d ago
Micro is really screwing them selves with there always on stand when it comes to fgc tourneys, I wonder how it will work.

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