There's a constant slew of delays this generation but it's partly because of this wild mania surrounding release dates for new games. Calm down, everyone.
I'm still rocking The Last of US multiplayer with some of mu friends. That should keep me busy until Naughty Doge's next masterpiece :)
it feels like we either have delays or games that get released when promised but with issues like connection problems online or games needing major patches. a good solution is to simply have realistic release dates and not really mention them until a few months before.
Well at least I can play Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One while my PS4 collects dust
I'll be playing TR on my PC, where it will actually run 60fps ;)
I agree, Announcing a game two or three years before release is ridiculous. They should wait to announce it 6-9 months before release. That's enough time to get people hyped and short enough to prevent a backlash. Bloodborne did it right, most other games don't.
6-9 months won't be enough though. The game needs multiple showings at events as well as media events with journalists so that devs can get feedback. 12+ months is perfect because you've got E3 and can have the odd 1 or two hands on. But 6 months you don't have enough times. There's a lot of other stuff at play too investors etc...
if they do 9 months, you could hit E3 and the fall conferences. They could always show the game under NDA to interested parties before announcing it.
so then everygame released at the same time of year..... nope
you announce at the video game awards, then you have games con,tgs,gdc,e3 then release you shouldn't announce a game if it is more then a year out ..
If you announce a game more then a year out, this is what you get. UC4, The Order, Driveclub, etc. It's more frustrating then disappointing. We're told to calm down, but we didn't force ND to give a late 2015 release for UC4. Devs just need to stop announcing releases unless they are sure they can hit it. Pubs need to stop rushing devs as well. Between delays and broken games, this current gen has been quite lacking.
Stop showing games off literally years before release Square Enix how long have you been working on FFXV again? or Team Ico with The Last Guardian
These AAA games can be delayed all they want. Polish them to a t is what I say! I'll pass the time with great indie titles and smaller games. I'm loving OlliOlli2 as of right now!
Don't give out release dates. Win.
With the endless expectations of so called gamers now days, what do people expect? Games have to be damn near perfect or get slaughtered by the media or gamers. Now days its almost like a game has to please every gamer. That's an impossible feat. Now days a game has to be a 9 to be considered good. I feel sorry for developers who put endless hours making these games and then all the comment section programmers, engineers, and artists sh!t all over what they produced. Then everyone follows the hate bandwagon instead of even trying the product themselves to form their OWN opinion. I don't personally hype games to oblivion because that just sets it up for disappointment. Same goes for movies. To me giving any game a 4 means its not even playable yet how many times have we seen those scores this generation. It's sad. Oh well, I might be way off base but hey that's why the are different games out there and if you don't like something then try something else. Gamers say they want new experiences but they really don't. They want(insert game) be like that other game just with different characters. Yeah, wouldn't it be great to be a developer in today's world of the never satisfied entitled gamers. Not saying everyone is like this but there are a sh!t ton of gamers that are...Wow had to release some built up anger....hahaha. Happy gaming
I find the best thing to do is to not care when games come out and not cry about games that get delayed.
How about giving us demo again? I would gladly wait a year for Uncharted if they let me play that demo in its current form. I didnt mind the huge wait for Metal Gear Solid 2, because I had a demo (which I had to buy a game to get). And if Im being copletely honest, I probably played that demo for more hours that I did the actual game. Same goes for Devil May Cry, because I played those demos over and over again to make the wait more bearable.
Simple solution. Chronologically freeze yourself like Cartman. Works perfectly, just remember to mark your position in the snow a tad better, also, never trust butters.
Hope we get another whole summer beta for multiplayer
I think all us gamers should look for a new hobby as the gaming industry has hit rock bottom in the last couple of years
How to stop it? Stop wanting AAA games or the publishers should keep quiet on when the game will be released. AAA development has changed, it's longer to make a game, harder and more expensive. Delays are almost inevitable nowadays.
i'm perfectly fine with delaying any game since it usually means (the operative word here is, "usually") a more polished product.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.