Sony: We're More Committed To New IP Than Other Publishers

Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House has spoken out to boast that his company is more committed to creating new intellectual properties than others, though he did not name any names.

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1437d ago (Edited 1437d ago )

That's what I like. Taking chances and trying something new that could turn out to be something amazing.

NatureOfLogic1437d ago ShowReplies(12)
superbhoy1437d ago (Edited 1437d ago )

little big planet, the last of us, journey... the list goes on

they were never afraid to try something new

dcj05241437d ago

They were concerned about LBP but decided to take the chance.

DigitalRaptor1437d ago (Edited 1437d ago )

Agreed, there are so many random original ideas from within Sony or supported by them.

Stuff so off-the-wall and creative, you wouldn't expect it from anyone else.

GameSpawn1437d ago


And it paid off. User content creation was nothing new, but LittleBigPlanet brought it to the forefront, especially for consoles. Brings a whole new meaning to the term "sandbox" game.

Let's face it, games like Spark wouldn't probably exist if LittleBigPlanet was never made nor blew up in popularity like it did. LittleBigPlanet proved a couple things -- new formulas can work and it terms of its formula it REALLY works.

Inception1437d ago

Yes, sony doesn't scare to take risk for new IP. But, i hope more PS gamer WILL SUPPORT and BUY The Puppeteer and Tearaway. Both are amazing games but right now they're selling like crap.

We need more games like Puppeteer and Tearaway and less of CoD.

MightyNoX1437d ago (Edited 1437d ago )

@Inception: I approve. Bubble, good sir.

kayoss1436d ago (Edited 1436d ago )

Beyond two souls, Heavy Rain, Tearaway, Puppetteer, Flowers, Rain, Shadow of colossus, Ico, Resogun etc..

abzdine1436d ago

don't forget the risks they take with things like Wonderbook, and also bringing back classics like Sly.

cell9891436d ago

Don't forget Ni No Khuni

mikeslemonade1436d ago

Sony is for gamers. While Nintendo and Microsoft rehash the same games to make money first and cheaper overhead.

DOMination-1436d ago

What has ms rehashed other than halo and maybe forza? Gears is epic not ms and I literally can't think of anything else so that's two ips.

Ratchet (sony owned despite third party developer)
LBP (+lbp karting)
Syphon Filter
Twisted Metal

Sony make some amazing games new ip or not but don't give me that crap about how they are for the gamers and are the kings of new ip when the list above is a small amount off the top of my head of ip with at least 4 games (many have more)

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rainslacker1437d ago

MS did that way back in the day too. They got Halo out of it. Sometimes taking risks pays off big time.

Sony is so diverse, they can afford to have one of their big staples fail and still come out ahead, because they don't put all their eggs in one basket, and they always push new IP's to try and find the next big thing.

curtis921437d ago

MS signed bungie after Halo was already being made. Not really taking a chance when you can already see how the game is shaping up as opposed to backing a CONCEPT of a game.

Volkama1437d ago

@Curtis Halo was being made as an RTS game for the Mac when MS snapped them up...

On-topic, everyone is out to establish new IPs at the moment. Look at Ubisoft's ambition for Watchdogs/Crew/Division.

New console release is just a great time to do it because there isn't a huge market for the sequels to capitalise on, so the investment in the platform is more worthwhile than the 'safe' IP.

The validity in Sony's claim is that they will keep supporting new IPs when the consoles are getting old and tired. It'll mean more in 4 or 5 years time.

Gremdude1436d ago

Halo was on Mac. And it was not an RTS. It was Halo Combat evolved.

Rainstorm811436d ago

I thought Halo was being developed for PS2 and they ended up getting bought up by MS.

Oni released on PS2 by Bungie and Halo was supposed to come afterwards

Volkama1436d ago (Edited 1436d ago )

Halo RTS:

It's only a wiki, but it's enough to show I'm not making up stories out of nothing :)

@Gremdude it wasn't 'Halo: Combat Evolved' before MS purchased Bungie. It was just Halo until MS insisted on the name change, and Bungie were not happy about it at the time.

Useless knowledge, but sometimes I have trouble choosing what not to remember!

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just-joe1437d ago

Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!

miyamoto1437d ago

New exclusive 1st party IPs saved the PS3.

FANTA11801436d ago

great article, yet they bring nothing to the table ...

they sold everyone a game console ... and no games.

they showed zero games at vgx

while ms rocked out w games.

but hey i guess an article for sony new ip's will suffice..... said noone ever.

avengers19781436d ago

If by rocked out you mean showing a few games everyone knew about, and zero gameplay then yes MS rocked out

Silly Mammo1436d ago

Keep telling yourself that. One day you might actually start to believe it.

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ziggurcat1436d ago

Hate to break it to you, but there aren't any more games available right now on xbone than there are on PS4.

Go back to your bridge.

BABYLEG1436d ago

^^^I just bought peggle and halo Spartan ass. Is coming as well.

but I get what you're saying.. You're just selective

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3-4-51436d ago

Each new IP is potential for a possible new series or Franchise to be born.

Square Enix Finally got it with Bravely Default, and others I think are catching on to what we the gamers, have been saying for years.

The Dev's are finally able to get it through the people's heads at the top of these companies that we need more new IP's.

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Majin-vegeta1437d ago

TLOU is a great example.They took a risk and it paid off.Hell a lot of people say it's their Game Of The Generation.

Let's see what SOny has in store for the PS4 as New IP'S.Let's get some RPG'S in there SOny.

BullyMangler1437d ago

but thats the thing, a new IP does not guarantee new gameplay. take the last of US for example, new IP SAME gameplay. Veteran gamers are not easily impressed.

Just look at the new Mario world for wiiU, same IP, but NEW INVENTIVE CREATIVE never before seen gameplay mechanics.

Sony needs to stop trying to trick noobs by saying "we offer new IP's unlike the competition" . because a veteran gamer knows that new IP does not mean new gameplay.

GarrusVakarian1437d ago (Edited 1437d ago )

New gameplay isn't the only aspect of a new IP. What i want from a new IP is new characters to get attached too, new game worlds/universes to get attached too, a good story to get attached too.

Please don't compare Super Mario with TLOU.....


Paraphrasing Shigeru Miyamoto: new characters do not make a game new. We start with new gameplay ideas and pick the characters that are best suited to the game

Clover9041437d ago

Lol, same gameplay? There has never been a multiplayer experience like it. I'd argue with you, but your trolling has left you with only one bubble.

grassyknoll1437d ago

Sony are committed to new game ideas. Games like Journey, Shadow of the Colossus, Unfinished Swan, Sound Shapes, LBP, Rain etc would never appear on any other console.

Razjin1437d ago

Mario is the worst example to use for being creative.

MrCrimson1437d ago

That's just one aspect of IP. What you are referring to is trademark which is as some of the other people said not the entire story.

SilentNegotiator1437d ago

" take the last of US for example, new IP SAME gameplay"

As usual, you're trying way too hard. In what parallel universe does it have the "SAME" gameplay?

ShinMaster1437d ago

New Super Mario Bros DS, Wii, 3DS and Wii U are like COD games.

TLOU is not the "SAME" gameplay. Different gameplay elements and mechanics, story, plot, characters, theme.

sAVAge_bEaST1437d ago (Edited 1437d ago )


-SIMILAR- a far stretch.

-SAME- , what other ND game emphasized stealth and crafting..? please explain.

FANTA11801436d ago

its apparent that sony likes to play it safe.

its also apparent they like to release games a year after their release date , i have yet to see any new footage of" the last guardian".

maybe on my death bed.

DigitalHope1436d ago

We live in a time of recycling ideas. New gameplay is hard to find these days and we have a tendency to chastise those who try to invent new gameplay through means other than a screen, console, and standard controller.

New IPs bring new stories, characters and adventures while tweaking the gameplay we already love. We don't need crazy new gameplay you'll hate anyways. Just new methods of implementing what we already love.

Loadedklip1436d ago

The people disagreeing with you are fans of watching "movie" games and not real games.

frostypants1436d ago

I've played every console back to the NES. TLoU is unique.

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SnotyTheRocket1437d ago

To be fair, Naughty Dog could've went to the Sony executives with a picture of a Shark and a Dog fighting evil together, and would've gotten a green light.

rainslacker1437d ago

Sony actually asked ND to changed Uncharted into what it was. They originally wanted to do something more fantasy oriented.

However, I believe over the course of the generation, ND has a lot more say so in their games than they used to. But in the end they are still owned and run by Sony.

lonewolfjedi1437d ago

music to my hears but have to see this in action

GarrusVakarian1437d ago (Edited 1437d ago )

We already have seen this action for the past 2 decades almost....where have you been? Sony has always been very committed, invested and supporting of their IP's....they don't just throw money at them like other companies do.

I can guarantee that at the end of this generation the PS4 will have more and better IP's than the competition, just like the PS3 did.

robtion1437d ago

I agree but Sony needs to show us this. At the moment there is barely anything announced outside of The Order:1886, and there's little info on that.

I know things will improve with time but I have a ps4 now. Give me something to get excited about, e3 is too far away.

Spurg1437d ago

loool...we are getting a guarantee from a nobody from N4G board.

Underestimating the competition will make Sony dumb down the amount of exclusives. Of course I will not say it a guarantee like an idiot.

lonewolfjedi1437d ago (Edited 1437d ago )

yes I know and agree with you. im still waiting on the last guardian. sometimes their ip's dont get enough publicity or advertisement like puppeteer great game and tear away which will be one the first games I get for the vita.

what's with all the dislikes? I just think actions speak louder than words

KillrateOmega1437d ago (Edited 1437d ago )

Look out everyone, we got Spurg "My Butt Is In Agony" McBad*** over here calling people nobodies and idiots.

God forbid that someone use certain words in his presence.

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arbitor3651437d ago

this is factual. sony brought out more quality new IPs this gen than anyone else. period.

ltachiUchiha1437d ago

Exactly. Proof in the pudding is why are most indie devs flocking to the ps4 then the one? Its because sony gives devs more freedom with new ip's where microsoft will most likely pass on alot of these new projects if they feel it wont sell. Alan Wake & Lost Odyssey are proof that if new ip's dont sell, dont expect a sequel any time soon compared to gears & halo & forza which had many sequels in the 360 life span.

TheFallenAngel1437d ago

That's why I chose Playstation over any other console. The best games are always on Playstation.

pyramidshead1437d ago

You won't get as much variety anywhere else to be fair.

On my personal gaming variety situation, hoping to get Puppeteer for Christmas. Let's hope I've been a good lil thread poster this year ;).