Uncharted 4 Announcement is Concerning

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.

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Hellsvacancy1687d ago (Edited 1687d ago )

"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

XiNarutoUzumaki1687d ago

This is the problem with Innovation. People would rather throw their money to a established franchise than a new and fresh IP

4Sh0w1687d ago (Edited 1687d ago )

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.

Pogmathoin1686d ago

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.....

xHeavYx1686d ago

The day that an Uncharted game becomes "harmful for the game industry" is the day when I'll stop gaming

Saigon1686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )

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.

medman1686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )

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.

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candy_mafia1686d ago

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

MysticStrummer1686d ago

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.

joydestroy1686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )

mmm The Order, ME4 and GTA6. yes, please.
also a new Red Dead Redemption. looking forward to that.

morganfell1686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )

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.

mkis0071686d ago

I want a next gen red dead so BAD. I Need IT!!!!

T21686d ago

Oops sorry, that would technically be red dead 3 so it would be harmful to the future of mankind!!
Story quality - wtf

Farsendor11686d ago

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.

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nosferatuzodd1686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )

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

mkis0071686d ago

I hate to bring up the buzzword...but...shifting the goalposts.

Thatguy-3101686d ago

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.

3-4-51686d ago

*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.

showtimefolks1686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )

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)


yet you will complain about sequels


Thank you i agree 100%, how come these huge system sellers all of the sudden hurt the consoles?

medman1686d ago

"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.

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evilkillerk1687d ago

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.

fonger081687d ago

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.

OrangePowerz1686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )

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.

iceman061686d ago

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.

T21686d ago

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..

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