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Submitted by bfrye26 948d ago | opinion piece

So Is Open World The New FPS?

E3 is now nearly a month in the past, and as the dust settles, we look forward to a quiet summer with a monstrously expensive autumn looming on the horizon. There are going to be a lot of games hitting players over the next year, but one thing I noticed at E3 was that there was one feature in particular that seems to be all the rage. Lots of games that weren’t are now going open world. (Dead Rising 3, Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, E3, Next-Gen, PS3, PS4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox 360)

ShugaCane  +   949d ago
I see what you mean, even though I think that's really not relevant. This generation has seen an incredible number of FPS, most of them being the same, with no real identity. Open-world is not a genre, it's more like a feature. Dead Rising and MGS and The Witcher are completely different games. It's for everyone's taste. It's as if you said "So is Next-Gen graphics the new FPS ?" People won't complain about that, because there is no reason to. Too many FPS is bad (in my opinion), many Open-world games in many different genres is great !
Transporter47  +   948d ago
Yeah true, the only difference that i also believe you can't make Open World games as fast as FPS per say CoD, so this shouldn't be a problem for next gen : )
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JLT-Sandwitch  +   948d ago
As soon as I saw the headline thats what I thought. Its like saying Skyrim and gta are the same genre. Open world adds more freedom to any game so I can't see a bad side to this
DaCajun  +   948d ago
The bad side usually is if devs don't make use of it to the full potential. For instance not making it worth exploring all the nooks and crannies to find new, unique, or hidden USEFUL objects or playing perks, not just hidden worthless idols and such just to have something there that has no bearing on your missions. Nothing worse than checking everything out and finding out that it's was time wasted when in the overall aspect of the game. More freedom is great but to do it just because everyone else is and not populate it sufficiently is just a waste of effort that could have been used elsewhere to make the games more engrossing.

I love the open world concept but I've been let down by a few with boringly beautiful scenery that added nothing to my virtual adventure and overall missions of the game. Just long boring treks of wasted time.
BABYLEG  +   948d ago
I think it is. But now we're going to get a lot of "so called" open world games
showtimefolks  +   948d ago
expect almost every game to have some sort of open world type feature

every gen needs some sort of slogan and this gen its open world mixed in with single player which is mixed in with an online community

like destiny and the new game from UBI
insertnamehurr  +   948d ago
Even killzone sf is an open world game which i like it.
TechnicianTed  +   948d ago
No it's not.
NatureOfLogic  +   948d ago
Open world = More is better :)

FPS = More of the same :(
MidnytRain  +   948d ago
"Open world = More is better"

With some other things to consider of course...
plaZeHD  +   948d ago
Hope it is.
Open world needs to be a lot more popular.
Starbucks_Fan  +   948d ago
We will be getting many more of these next gen because of how powerful PS4 and Xbox One are.
bullymangLer  +   948d ago
theWB27  +   948d ago
A proper open world game is great. These machines should provide some enormous worlds. Enormous..
evilhasitsway  +   948d ago
don't get me started on FPS's that's basically all this gen has been good to see a bunch of open world games and its like KarmicDemon said its a feature not a genre.
evilhasitsway  +   948d ago
I would love to see a real open world of the world that's actually living go in every building buy stuff just like you would in real life go very detailed with it. be sick.
dcj0524  +   948d ago
I've wanted that since I played grand theft auto 3
josephayal  +   948d ago
Open world 50+hours
fps 4hours
cellur111  +   948d ago
After playing far cry 3, I sure hope it is.
shibster88  +   948d ago
To be honest I love my fps and im very excited about bf4 and im sure alot of yousre buying it, its a game changer for the fps genre in my eyes may not be open world but its alot bigger than fps games before it.
mkotechno  +   948d ago
So 1080p is the new FPS?
dcj0524  +   948d ago
Even bf4 is open world. Large single player maps with multiple ways to complete objectives. In multiplayer massive maps to do what ever you want. Thats why I get mad when people call battlefield a generic fps. Its anything but.
CrimsonStar  +   948d ago
Sure why not. Open world is great when done properly .
WeskerChildReborned  +   948d ago
Well i welcome it more than FPS but yeah, i noticed the amount of open world games for next gen, pretty excited.
greedybear88  +   948d ago
I am a fan of open world as long as it is done well. MGS5 looks incredible and I'm glad they've gone open world. Watch Dogs and GTA 5 also look great.
greedybear88  +   948d ago
It would be amazing if Naughty Dog did an open world Uncharted or open world Last Of Us.
webeblazing  +   948d ago
no i think mmos going to be the new fps for consoles even tho there are fpsmmos but consoles are going to see a lot of mmo especially since how social they are. i can see more f2p mmos making it to consoles to.
310dodo  +   948d ago
I sure hope so!

love Open World games.
MidnytRain  +   948d ago
Many people loved FPSs until there were a hundred of them every year...

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