Yesterday Sony held its 97th General Shareholder Meeting at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo and Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House was asked to report on the games available on PS4 and on the future software plans.
Interesting to hear about a possible continuation of Knack. Hopefully the sequel evolves on ideas from the first in a better package for all.
yeah the ideas were good. I liked the game, mind you, but I'm told I'm easily amused :P Yet, there definitely were some problems in the implementation.
I enjoyed it and possibly more than most. The combat was deceptive in its depth. I would have preferred a different voice actor. And on a separate note the free companion app was addctive.
i love knack and i can only be happy and excited when i hear this.
I'd love a new jumping flash. It might not be beloved but it certainly is old...and fun.
I played Knack, enjoyed the game and beat it. Once you got into the higher levels the game was actually very challenging
Knack is clearly, for me, an underated game. I 've been throught it and it is challenging and fun... So nice to hear there gonna be some sequels.
nice to see some Knack love, a most enjoyable game for me
Ryder in Knack is Regggie from inFamous Second Son :)
I'm thinking Crash Bandicoot. I'd wish they would make new games off other SCE PS1 master-pieces too.
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Well, Knack were sold around 1 mil. copies, so probably further sequel are reasonable. Knack is a solid platformer, little tiring, but solid and has long SP campaign. Anyway, i really want Wipeout and Rollcage back on track. I really miss Studio Liverpool ( Psygnosis ).
FYI there is a Shadow of the Beast remake
yea i want an updated xenon megablast along with an up to date remix of the soundtrack. awesome
how about some Destruction Derby greatness?
@hardcorehippiex.. Xenon Megablast was made by The Bitmap Bros. it's awesome soundtrack was by Bomb the Bass. True, an update could be awesome.. but if we've doing updates I wouldn't mind seeing SWIV https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Knack was/is a garbage game, 5/10 at best, it sold mill cause there is no games to be play on ps4. Once the install base gets bigger for ps4 it will go through what resistance went through and decline sales each iteration. Resistance one sold good cause there were no games to play on ps3 at the time
@above Resistance 1 sold good because it is an awesome game with a great two player offline cooperative campaign and fun multiplayer.
Omg someone actually remembers rollcage??? I thought it was a lost forgotten game by everyone :/
Image Knack with a Metroidvania kind of structure. But giving the player freedom to explore element combinations and letting them be creative about puzzle solving. I want to be able to grow massive when I dictate, by collecting items, not because the game demands it. Knack has enormous potential and Sony really needs to set it free. Imagine a game which is a cross between Lego Marvel, Arkham City, Katamari and Doodle God. Do it Sony!
Given how the first game is considered not to be finished, its nice that they're giving it another chance. Hopefully wont repeat that mistake.
Knack is one of the worst games ever why would anyone want that to be a franchise is beyond me. @badz149 sure there is more games are far worse but still that doesn't change the fact that knack is piece of shit.
Worst game ever? You clearly haven't played a lot of games then.
I can't agree, Knack was a great launch title for PS4, it was lots of fun, challenging on the right settings & it was one of the only platform games available between PS4 & XBox One at launch. The franchise has a lot of potential & that game was a great base to start from.
Says the troll with two bubbles.
people talking bad about it are those who never touched it just like you... people love to hate for i dont know what reason. Knack is great, and i hope they focus more on some nice couch co-op in the next one cause i would definitely buy it eyes closed. OT: i would love me some Crash by Sanzaru Games, they nailed Sly: Thieves in Time!
I loved knack and continue to do so even the companion app is fun, My son also loves knack and is currently on his 4th play thru to try to get the remaining gems for the rarer knack forms. So no knack was not crap at all.
Dark never gave it a chance. I can tell.
Because Knack was a great game. The fact that it had no Nudity, Blood or Profanity seems to lead some people to think that it is a kids game but, this old man found the story to be very engaging and the characters to be likable. I would really like to get more of this story.
Time to sell my ps4.
You have to own one in the first place.Which you dont ;)
Knack was okay, I would have to see some real changes to consider a sequel. I think it would have been cool if You could have more control over Knacks size. For example, make the game more open with a free camera, make Knack's size part of the platforming, ex Knack can't access this area unless he reaches this size, the area may not be necessary, and the size you get to might be related to skill or time spent collecting.
ok andrew house, you replaced uncle jack at E3(you got the most on stage time), if you can bring back Crash than i like you more lol please bring back crash also how about buying shenmue from sega
Ughhh Shenmue. The holy grail.
I still have hopes for Crash Bandicoot...even though he wasn't at E3 I really think it was pointless adding that hint in the PS4 launch trailer if they haven't got the rights
Maybe gamescom announcement. Cross fingers.
Andrew House: Ladies and gentlemen... Mark Cerny! *crash bandicoot insanity beach music plays* Mark: You guys have been waiting for this.. There you go. Screen shows: Sony Computer Entertainment America presents.... A Naughty Dog Studio production... CRAAAASH REMASTERED! I have so much hope for this. :( @guyman Didn't they make the HD Collection of J&D a few years ago and ported it last year to the Vita? Why wouldn't they make a Remastered version of Crash Bandicoot?
Naughty dog will never develop a crash remake. Perhaps Japan studio would
They wouldn't devote their most talented studio to a Crash remastering, if they even get the rights from Activision. They'd have someone like Sumo or a smaller studio do it.
Remind me who remastered J&D for PS3 and PS Vita? And who is currently remastering TLOU? Why would you think Crash is something too lame for a big developer to remaster? Even though ND is a highly respected developer, they'd still earn much more respect from those who are waiting for the revival of the original PS mascot. :)
Let Crash be remade by another team, ND needs to make that realistic Jak and Daxter!
Crash Bandicoot remastering would be a great idea for PS Vita. I don't think Activision even owns the franchise anymore, since they removed him from their website. Apparently his trademark is in the Bank of America. http://pastebin.com/rRrPhH7...
You should really read your own links before you post. The link just proves that activision still owns the franchise. You just disproved your own theory...
It does take 2-3 years to make a game so it could be at E3 next year for a 2016 release.
@RexDD You obviously didn't read the whole thing. It clearly states that Activision gave all their trademarks to Bank of America for some extra credit on their account but they still get to use the IP and trademarks, so long as they keep making their bank payments. If Activision messes up, then Bank of America will take all of the trademarks and IP and would probably sell them off to whoever the highest bidder would be.
@RexDD My point is Activision didn't pay for the IP of Crash. http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/b...
@RexDD Sorry that link doesn't work. Go on this one http://www.uspto.gov/ and then click on trademarks, then search and click on basic word mark. Then in the search term, type in Crash Bandicoot.
Can you imagine all of Sony's great platformers on the PS4?Crash,J&D,R&C and now Knack??Man so much goodness.
Yeah...I agree, would be amazing to see them all show up on PS4! Man I love gaming!
In a perfect world, they would have used some of those franchises to bolster the Vita early on so they could then transition between console and handheld iterations. Sadly, it's too late for that to happen.
Every Playstation console needs them (home & handheld), there's nothing wrong with bringing back franchises people love. I was so happy when Andrew House said that Ratchet & Clank will be coming to PS4 in the 1st half of next year. Sly Cooper has to be on the way sometime in 2016 also with the movie release happening for that game that year. I think J&D and R&C are the platformers that most gamers want.
you forgot medievil, who wouldnt want that ?
Greatness! Thank you Sony.
Awaits! meaning you gonna wait longer
Good things come to those who wait.
Since this is in Japan, I hope that they were talking about Legend of Dragoon, or Wild Arms. We've missed a generation, or two, with each, which is shameful.
Agree.Just dig up the old LOD 2 files and go from there.
I wanna play as Lloyd... anyone?? Dart was cool, but Lloyd was OG status
Or Ape Escape 4, or even Jak reboot by Japan Studio perhaps
sorry but that IP died
Andrew House is my hero
I wish Sony wouldn't share their plans publicly . Microsoft and Nintendo have been stealing their ideas for years.
What idea could anyone possibly "steal" here?
Yeah just like MK is a copy of LBP Kart and Smash Bros. is a copy of PS All-stars/s
Works the other way around too. I for one, think that Yoshi's Wooly World is inspired of LBP. As I always say, if you're gonna copy something, at least copy something good.
Mortal Kombat a copy of LBP?
Really Sony E3 this year what was that lol Sony and Microsoft are as bad as each other, they are clueless sometimes.
you r right ...specially nintendo sabotages anything Sony does and comes from Japan, they just see their games and throw money, publishing help and other crap strategies stealing the games for their inferior machine