Submitted by bggriffiths 288d ago | opinion piece

Cancel Christmas: 'Next-Gen' begins next Spring

Dealspwn writes: Ah, the "silly season." Every year we tend to see major publishers cramming their wares into the late September to mid-November release windows to try and steal a slice of the Christmas cake, turning the holiday into a glutted feeding frenzy of hype and exclusives that often buries deserving niche software and exerts a ridiculous strain on our bank balances.

So it was, so it is and so it will always be... but not this year. Though we've still got plenty of games to look forward to this holiday season, February 2015 is actually set to be sillier still, as yet another game finds itself releasing in what's set to be an utterly outrageous month of new-gen releases. (Batman: Arkham Knight, Evolve, PC, PS3, PS4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

FarEastOrient  +   289d ago
No need to "cancel Christmas" there are several games for the rest of the year. The question should be, can your wallet handle the winter after the Christmas rush.
Abash  +   289d ago
Fall has a lot of big games, and Winter next year has The Order: 1886, Dying Light, The Witcher 3, and Evolve.

Quite a lot of big releases until the Spring so I dont understand how the article write can say "Next-Gen" begins then....
windblowsagain  +   288d ago
Think Evolve has been pushed to 2015.
Vitalogy  +   288d ago
And here I thought 'next gen' have been around since November 2013, guess I was wrong. /s
C-H-E-F  +   288d ago
This author...How about you hold your CLICKBATE though...PLENTY of games coming out sept-november actually starting when the Walking Dead come out.
anticlimax  +   288d ago
Destiny, The Walking dead, Fifa, Football manager, Forza, Shadow of Mordor, Alien: Isolation, Driveclub, Borderlands, The Evil Within, AC: Unity, Call Of Duty, The Crew, Civilisation: Beyond Earth, Far Cry 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, New Tomb Raider.

Did I miss any? Best cancel Christmas, because if you do even half of these you'll be gaming straight through december.
deadchucky  +   288d ago
Yeah it can with 1000$ just for games
OrangePowerz  +   288d ago
Jep more than enough games with Destiny, The Evil Within, AC Unity and Rogue, LBP 3, DriveClub, Forza Horizon 2, Project Cars, The Crew, Halo MCC, Advanced Warefare, Sunset Overdrive and plenty more.
ZombieKiller  +   288d ago
Most of my games are coming out/been delayed until 2015, but I'm actually happy about that as I can take a small break....or at least my wallet can. My plan for this year is
Far Cry 4

Next year is a different story.

Arkham Knight
tgunzz  +   288d ago
Shoot, christmas started for me when I picked up all 3 consoles... Whats occupying my stocking is titan fall, mario kart 8, ryse, infamous ss, killer instict, tlou, ksr, dr3, wolfenstein, watchdogs, super mario 3d, and forza 5... And I am looking to add more very soon... I love great gaming!
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SaveFerris  +   288d ago
'Next-gen'? Which company is launching a new console?
Strangelover  +   288d ago
Valve - Steam Machines
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Vitalogy  +   288d ago
They can't seen to drop the 'next gen' expression from their headlines, probably think it'll give them more clicks.
theshredded  +   288d ago
they mean real next gen.The consoles are missing basic features.What game was a real next gen game that was worth upgrading from ps3/x360?none with Resogun being the only exception out of all games
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FullmetalRoyale  +   288d ago
All of them that I purchased were worth the upgrade. It's a bit of a douchey thing to do to ask a question, then answer it yourself. You clearly are here to tell everybody the one way to interpret reality. You're way. The way in which nothing is ever good enough for anyone, and everything should be more, and free!
Artista  +   288d ago
all 8 gen consoles have been released. Games are games, regardless of the hardware generation.
daBUSHwhaka  +   288d ago
The author can cancel Christmas all he wants.Me on the other hand will be playing Sunset Overdrive,Forza Horizon 2,Halo,Assassins Creed,Shodow of Mordor,Far Cry and heh maybe even Call of Duty.And maybe Santa sacks will chuck in something else.
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matt139  +   288d ago
Wow, someone actually disliked your comment. Stupid fanboys.
Roccetarius  +   288d ago
Not much is screaming current generation from the games releasing this year, so we won't see that before next year in February. It's the same old story with annual titles, and maybe a few niche titles.

Still, it's sad to see that they bloat the holidays with games, instead of releasing in earlier months.
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BillmadeAGate  +   288d ago
They kinda filled February up too.. I mean you got evolve then next week Dying Light week after that The Order 1886 then The Witcher 3..

that's like $240 if u want them all .
BillmadeAGate  +   288d ago
Shadow of Mordor, Assassin's Creed Unity, & The Crew.. that's enough next-gen to hold me over till February.
Slosh  +   288d ago
My next gen begins on the 27th December 2014 with halo 5 beta
spacedelete  +   288d ago
i don't understand how people like the troll that posted this article think its only next gen that doesn't have much games. Wii U just about gets 3 exclusives a year, Vita and 3DS western 3rd party support is dead and PS3 and 360 have the same games as next gen just very inferior and anything else is just weird JRPG games and sports games. this is a whole industry problem not just next gen. next gen is being targeted because thats were the mainstream is.
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nevin1  +   288d ago
"PS3 and 360 have the same games as next gen just very inferior "

lol, I doubt the PS4/Xone version blows away the 360/PS3 version.

lets face it, PS4/Xone currently sucks now. You people are just in denial.
DanteVFenris666  +   288d ago
PS3 and 360 do too. All support has dropped. Name me one exclusive that's comming out for either. All the good stuff is comming to next gen. PS3 only gets lbp3
bjshepp  +   288d ago
"Ps3 and 360 do too." All support has dropped." Name me one exclusive that's coming out for either."

Persona 5

Escape from Dead Island

Assassin's Creed Rogue

That's not even counting all the cross gen games coming out this year. If anything, last gen is getting more support than next gen right now. Literally the only next Gen exclusive coming out this year is Unity and Sunset Overdrive. Everything else has been delayed.

Accept it and move on.
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spacedelete  +   288d ago
why would you buy the last gen version ? if you buy a game for Xone and PS4 you can play it for years to come. buy it on last gen thats wasted money as it could get damaged or you decide to sell last gen off. Xbox one sucks no one can deny that but PS4 has alot of potential. if you can't afford next gen then thats your problem. PS4 isn't even that expensive. trade in last gen console and some games and it will be cheaper. if you were smart you would have done this before next gen released.
Immorals  +   288d ago
Horizon 2,destiny and mcc will keep me busy until the cows come home!
theshredded  +   288d ago
this year sucks so much that I might not buy any game for my current gen console unless there's some pretty great deals.
I'll probably end up with Far Cry 4 and The Evil Within in the end.Wii U had much better exclusive games than both this year I have to admit
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ps4fanboy  +   288d ago
No need to cancel I'm having a early Christmas and present , driveclub is out in October.
That+ force feedback steering wheel , sixty five inch Panasonic plasma , going to be a great early Christmas!
Macdaddy71  +   288d ago
I bet money that most the Feb games will be pushed to a later date!!!
mananimal  +   288d ago

I couldn't agree more 😆
Sitdown  +   288d ago
Yelp.....because we all know Christmas is about video games. :-/
modesign  +   288d ago
and this will be the reason why COD will sell like hotcakes, its coming out when there are no other alternatives apart from assasins creed and indie titles, everyone will flock to COD because they wont have good exclusives to turn too.
FanboyKilla  +   287d ago
wont have a good exclusive to turn to? lol you must be sony only. i have sunset and forza for xone oh yeah ori. smash brothers, bayonetta 2, hyrule warriors for wii u. and for my ps4 uhhhhhhh, ummmmm, wait a minute ill find it. oh drive club. thats kind of cheating though, for i will only play what they give for free with that one. im sure forza horizon 2 will handle my fix for racing this fall.

all in all, looks good for me.
DevilishSix  +   288d ago
The non cross gen titles (PS4 and X1 only) have all been delayed accept for AC Unity. Witcher 3, Evolve, The Order, Batman all were looking strong usng power of new consoles and are delayed. So xmas is much less exciting this year, but good thing is February and MArch should be rocking. My guess is half those February titles will push to MArch just to not compete for sales.
mcarsehat  +   288d ago
Assassin's Creed Unity: and Sunset Overdrive, LittleBigPlanet and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare???? They're pretty next gen...

Oh ok, you don't own both so cancel everyone's Christmas because you're sulking. ok.
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LAWSON72  +   288d ago
I got so many things to buy this holiday. Who needs these supposedly true next gen games when I have all these.

Tales of Xillia 2
Pokemon Ruby/ Sapphire
Bayonetta 2
Halo MCC

This will be a great holidays, I look forward to buying a Wii U as well. I think everybody has something to look forward to. My 3DS, Xbone, PS3 and hopefully a Wii U will have plenty to hold me over until the heavy hitters like Arkham Knight and Witcher 3.

These are just the games I want to get by the end of year. There are many other big titles coming out.
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SpiralTear  +   288d ago
Too many multi-platform and cross-gen games this year. That shouldn't happen during the holiday season after two major console launches.

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