In recent news it had been announced that Uncharted 4 will be shown at E3 2014. With that being said, Uncharted 4 is unnecessary for the success of the PS4 and could actually potentially be harmful to the gaming industry and our future.
"the game might hold the PS4 back some due to gamers searching for a new experience" these same gamers are waiting for COD 9, AC5, BF5, ME4, FC4, Fifa 50, GTA6 You could say kinda the same thing with new IPs, "The Order looks great but it may put off some gamers because it's a new game/experience" This is a dumb opinion piece
This is the problem with Innovation. People would rather throw their money to a established franchise than a new and fresh IP
This is silly, established franchises are made because gamers have an appetite for either following the story arc and or experiencing the continuation of great gameplay that franchise provides. They aren't holding dev's back from creating new IP's, generally dev's become attached to a well made-well received game and thus they have a vision of how the game should evolve and GAMERS WANT TO EXPERIENCE IT= win-win situaion. So UNLESS that dev is being forced to continue making games within the same franchise I don't see the problem, also although devs should focus on one game at a time, they can do both= make sequels and new IP's.
Used to be a time when there was no problem with new IP, but its simply because the costs involved and established IP's are a safer bet. Seems like its gone like hollywood with sequels.....
The day that an Uncharted game becomes "harmful for the game industry" is the day when I'll stop gaming
This is a very weak opinion in my opinion. While I understand what the author is saying, I think it is poor to make a statement like that. I look at it like this, when the PS3 came out, or should I say when I was able to obtain the system, the one thing that drew me towards the system was Ratchet and Clank. I wanted to see the R&C world within the next most powerful console at that time. The series is one reason why I choose PS3 over 360. With this generation Infamous was my main reason why I purchased the PS4. U4 in my opinion is just the icing on the cake. But my point is that releasing these games at this point in time allows more gamers to jump on board sooner than later. Honestly this is a great strategy. MS used it last generation with H3 and it was a success. So this in turn is a great strategy by Sony.
@xinarutouzumaki It sure is funny how quickly people forget that successful Ip's such as Uncharted started as new Ip's not all that long ago. And the success of Uncharted leads to successful new unique Ip's like The Last of Us. Because without the Uncharted, there would be no TLOU. Go away guy. You're completely lost.
The bit that got me was..... '....unnecessary for the success of the PS4 and could actually potentially be harmful to the gaming industry and our future'. Melodramatic or what?? LOL
It will look so good that MS and Nintendo will instantly quit the industry, thereby leaving Sony with no console competition. We all know that competition is good, so that will signal the end of console gaming as we know it. A new dark age will ensue, and the movie Idiocracy will seem more and more like prophecy as the years crawl by. President Kutcher will call for calm, but the masses won't hear his plea, distracted as they are by the sex scandal involving Secretary of State Cyrus and Vice President Gaga.
mmm The Order, ME4 and GTA6. yes, please. also a new Red Dead Redemption. looking forward to that.
What is even more concerning are these infantile attempts at game journalism. Shoddy writing and absurd deductions all around. Definitely The Order. And Uncharted 4. And Uncharted 5. And Uncharted 6. And what I am already calling Red Dead Revenge.
I want a next gen red dead so BAD. I Need IT!!!!
Oops sorry, that would technically be red dead 3 so it would be harmful to the future of mankind!! /S Story quality - wtf
i kind of understand where the article is going, gamers need to stop being afraid of playing new games. you hear this term all the time, new ip doesn't sell well.not sure why other gamers hesitate to buy new games and new ip. for me i buy just about any game new ip or old ip and only new.
You see.. this is the shit I.cant stand with gaming media Why no one is telling microsoft to make new ips instead of milking gears and halo and fable but has soon has a uncharted or a god of war or a killzone oh.we need new ips. Halo coming out its great no one is saying rest the series but hads soon has its ps, we need new ips
I hate to bring up the buzzword...but...shifting the goalposts.
I think the logic behind this whole opinion piece is concerning. Can't wait for E3 to come around so everyone will just be quite about this topic.
*This is a New Gen. If you snooze, you lose. * Everybody has a chance to succeed now, it's a fresh slate so I appreciate what Dev's have done in the past, but I'm more concerned with what we get to play from here on out. * If Uncharted doesn't do well, somebody will be right there to snatch up those sales, and new customers/fans.
its always funny how people complain about COD every year yet a lot of them have no problem buying a new AC every year. How much has AC evolved? its still the same gameplay/missions etc, these so called people who want new experiences and want new IP's are the ones buying the damn sequels. When sleeping dogs launched it was a new IP launching on consoles with huge install bases yet sold few 100k in first month publishers will not take risks if all people want are sequels. That's where Indies come into play, that's where actual risk taking is going on and that's where gaming will evolve. AAA games cost too much and publishers are scared to change too much in fear that it will turn off many long time fans. also just because 4 people from ND leave out of a team of 250 doesn't mean anything. Its ND so unless they make a bad game or even an average games till than shut up and wait for UC4 because being concerned we have seen no gameplay or anything yet people are concerned because 4 people from development side left didn't a new team at ND just deliver quite possibly the best game of last Generation?(the Last of US) NEXT TIME WHEN YOU ARE BUYING A SEQUEL LOOK ON THE SHELF OR ONLINE AND SEE IF A NEW IP HAS COME OUT. BUT GUESS WHAT YOU WILL NOT PUT YOUR HARD EARNED $60 ON A NEW IP BECAUSE ITS NOT YOUR CUP OF TEA yet you will complain about sequels nifonge Thank you i agree 100%, how come these huge system sellers all of the sudden hurt the consoles?
"With that being said, Uncharted 4 is unnecessary for the success of the PS4 and could actually potentially be harmful to the gaming industry and our future." I'm sorry...could some one tell me if I've just had a stroke? This sentiment is making no sense to me whatsoever. I think I need to go lie down.
I mean, it is nice to see additional installments to popular franchise but if they do not reinvent themselves or change then they are hindering the gaming community.
This could be said about all prequels/sequels, but seriously, how could Uncharted 5 hurt the PS4? How could a Halo 5 hurt the Xbox1? Yes, gaming this generation needs some innovation outside of presentation and graphic upgrades, but every console needs it's "staple" franchise to push sales. While I'm not personally expecting "revolutinary" gameplay from either Uncharted or Halo, I can't fathom the idea that the experience playing them won't make me happy or dampen my excitement for the future.
Revolutionary changes for existing franchises are frankly suicide and a disservice to the fans. People get sequels for the same familiar experience in a nicer package with improvements and a new story unless things are fundamentally broken. I totally expect disagrees, but those will come from people that would be the first to complain that stuff has been changed compared to the games before. I complained a lot when EA announced that new "Mirror's Edge" for exactly changing stuff from the previous one.
Exactly THIS!!! Sequels are made simply because there is a demand for them. The market, which is us, will eventually tell the devs when enough is enough. Just as it will determine the ultimate success of a new IP. Consoles really need BOTH to survive and thrive. They need fresh, new IP as well as the tried and true experiences that gamers can trust to be great. As long as there is a good balance between bringing new IP and sequels, I see no problem.
None of these sequels are anything but a good thing but I think the only risk is if a company is only known for re-release of same few franchises as in Ms - the halo gears forza console... This is not necessarily true but a risk nonetheless..
Sorry but no..
Bring it, Uncharted 4 will look Realistic. I think the bar will be raised for past what people think is possible on PS4.
Sounds like desperation for site hits.
Is that a satire article?
I honestly hope so.
Hmm. This article is acting as though Sony walked on stage at last years E3, grabbed the mic and said "PS4....Uncharted 4," and dropped the mic. There are tons of other games going to be published. Stupid post is stupid.
well received franchise help move unit,and at this early stage they are very important.
i'm glad they are getting uncharted out of the way, pretty early on.
Could be harmful to the gaming industry? You're delusional. You claim that Xbox One shouldn't rely on Halo but MS IS relying on Halo, they always have and it's worked. Sony isn't relying on Uncharted 4 for the Ps4. Ps4 has already smashed out expectations at launch and again when Infamous SS came out. I have no where heard an expectation for Uncharted 4 to be the expectation for the Ps4, it's a game THAT GAMERS WANT. Uncharted is loved by a lot of people. While I'd much rather have had Naughty Dog leave Uncharted on the Ps3 and start a new franchise like they did with the Ps1/2, I already have 60 bucks set aside for the new Uncharted the minute the teaser was shown. Just like Halo, Uncharted is a reliable title that people know they can buy and never have to worry about it's quality. You want games that are holding back the industry please look at Call of Duty, Titanfall (being basically Call of Duty but much easier), cell phone focus, and free 2 play
Yes we want "new experiences" but we also want Uncharted PS4.
I Don't think that there will be an announcement. If anything, they would have shown the teaser trailer this e3 if they didn't show it late last year. Late last year, they didn't need to show the trailer and i think, by doing so, they have lost their opportunity for a proper e3 show. They probably don't have any gameplay they can show and they are kicking themselves for not saving the teaser for june.
Harmful to the industry and our future? The author is such a drama queen.
Yea, what a terrible article! lol
I'm sorry but no. I love Uncharted, and would love to play another one!
Article was way too pessimistic. Writer lives and breaths in the bizzaro world.
this is a bit melodramatic don't you think?
This article sucks and that chik that wrote it is a dumbass..
Dumb article, possibly the worst I've read here in a long time.
Highly unlikely. Seriously, take all of this news and just tuck it away. Uncharted 4 will be just fine. This is still Naughty Dog here. Minkoff is still there, Straley and Druckman are still there and an entire two team group of developers that produced three Game of the Year games. Not to mention, they're always hiring on new talent, which they're apparently very good and thorough about. This doesn't concern me at all. Naughty Dog and Uncharted will be fine. The company had skyrocketed when Wells and Ballestra straight took control of the studio, and they have Sony in their corner to help them along. Seriously. Put all this bull cap and speculation to bed and forget about it. I have full confidence in an entire team of developers, and not just a few individuals. There's no "I" in team.
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