Sony raised some eyebrows when it was revealed that their first party lineup at E3 2015 may be a little "sparse". In a new opinion piece, Skewewd and Reviewed look at what Sony may have in mind and say fans should not be worried by this comment.
They shouldn't . Just because they don't have first party exclusive games doesn't mean they don't have second or third party games....like Rime Everybody's gone to the rapture No mans sky Persona 5 Disaga 5 Hell blade Tearaway SFV GOW and uncharted remasters Are all exclusive ps4 games...and Sony usually has a surprise game which can be... The last guardian The new ip from the kills one devs The new ip from sucker punch A GOW 4 from ssm ....complete with a beta key if you buy GOW3 lol These are my surprise wishes and are all possible...plus the usual load of interesting indies in sure Sony will have a great conference ....as will ms and Nintendo . A plethora of first party games aren't needed, Unless we are talking Nintendo. First party doesn't mean exclusive just means it's made by a company. Sony said First party game a spares....not exclusive games.
Star Ocean 5. Trails of Cold Steel. Tales of Whatever. Dunno why people care so much about Sony's first party offerings. Third party has always been their strength.
Going to get a PS4 when Persona 5, Tales of Bestiria, Star Ocean 5 and Final Fantasy XV are all released!
Strictly first and second party stuff: So I have already played and enjoyed The Order 1886, Bloodborne and Helldivers. I'm looking forward to GOW Remaster, Tearaway Unfolded, Until Dawn, No Man's sky, Rime, Everybody's gone to the Rapture, The Nathan Drake Collection, Persona 5, Shadow of the Beast and a few more.
3rd party is the key to a platforms success. the more 3rd party support you can drum up, the stronger and more diverse the selection will be. 360 survived solely on 3rd party support last gen. It had some excellent 1st and 2nd party games but the lions share was all 3rd party. And it didnt seem to matter if they were exclusive or not. sony has had a longstanding tradition of having great 3rd party support. It drove the PS1 all it's life, it drove the PS2 to new heights, it helped drive the Ps3 to gain back some lost footing and it is driving the PS4. don't shun 3rd party games because they arent exclusive, play them as they were meant to be played. Games are games and they all deserve a chance to entertain you.
To answer tis title, Nope because even if it didn't have a crazy line up this year it's still goin to sell and be a successful year I'm sure. People act like the only thing that matters is exclusives when it doesn't there are many people that are going to buy the next 3rd party non exclusive on PS4 only also some on X1 but rigt now more have PS4s and people like playin with friends if you have PS4 and all your friends have X1s your going to buy X1 chances. There are more PS4s out there right now. I'm not downing X1 at all i'm just saying PS4 may be slowing but worried just because the 1st parties are "sparse" is ridiculous. EVEN IF the E3 is lame or lackluster this year PS4 will still have a great year in the shadow of potentially a better year yea,but a good one none the less. This title is chiff
@Kingthrash360 Most of those games you mentioned aren't exclusive. ... But I'm sure Sony will have a few surprises for E3.
2 partially exclusive games out of the 8 he/she mentioned are not equivalent to that of 'most'.
@Genuine-User Persona 5, No mans sky, Hellblade, Tearaway, SFV are not exclusive. GOW/Uncharted remasters are not exclusive. That's more then 2 games. Some may be timed exclusive... In all honesty, It's not exclusives that's helping PS4 sales. It's mostly multiplatform games that help sell the PS4.
@lelo2play Persona 5, Tearaway, GOW & Uncharted Collection are Playstation exclusive. Hellblade and Street Fighter V are partially exclusive. No Man's Sky has only been confirmed for the PS4 so far.
Ok I should have said this year....smh mabad. But in actuality most of them I mentioned are exclusives...and all are exclusives for this year....kinda like tomb raider for Xbox. I guess my main point was first party games are the minority at any e3 for any system...except for Nintendo. Sony haveing a small amout to first party titles shouldn't be a concern. There are plenty of Sony exclusives for e3. ...."for e3" being the key word here. This article is about Sony e3 concerns for the lack of first party titles...so at e3 all the games I mentioned are exclusives...cept the partials like hell blade and sf5 that genuine above correctly pointed out.
Yea I think there's a confusion about the term 'first party' and of course gaming media and fanboy warriors like spinning things up for trolling.
I mean 1st party was the only thing ppl cared about last gen. MS out of the two are were known to make exclusives out of third party or second party. Deadrising, Ryse, TF, SSOD, The upcoming ScaleBound and they constantly got yelled at, and ppl through mud. People adjust there arguments when its no longer in there favor. Now third and 2nd party counts. That'll change come next year however. I think games from all parties are wins tbh.
It's ONE year, Ice. Quit pretending like Sony closed down every single one of their studios. PS gamers still love their first party games and they're still coming.
@AngelicIceDiamond Like what are RAD and FromSoft which brought 2 full PS4 exclusive this year? The difference is the IP is owned by Sony
@King "A plethora of first party games aren't needed, Unless we are talking Nintendo." What? Only Nintendo's games 1st party games matter? So whatever MS shows off doesn't matter? You realize 1st party counts for ALL 3 right? I dunno what you mean.
What I mean is Nintendo literally floats on its first party games....period. What third party Nintendo game out sells its first party?...I'll wait? None. Now look at Sony/ms .... Ms has what halo/gears....ok sells great and is are awesome games... Sony has tlou/GOW also high sellers and awesome. None out sell 3rd party games like cod and gta Nintendo doesn't even get these games. I love Nintendo as much as I love all other consoles but I see what it is. You see what it is. They must have multiple first party games and spin offs...Mario alone has like 6 spin offs lol. Mario kart, ssm, luigi's mansion, Mario party, mario rpg, mario and luigi, dr Mario lol dude, Nintendo floats on first party...ms for example barley has any. First party counts for all and are important for all yes but all Nintendo really has is first party games. Period. That's partally why the wiiu sells so bad ...it's been what 3 years....no metroid ...no Zelda Mario kart and smash took 2 years to release. The best 3rd party games released on the wiiu was beyonetta imo and it released same time as smash....smh So yeah I'm not saying first party doesn't count I'm saying it's all Nintendo has....sadly. I wish it had more so I can play my wiiu more instead of just sitting here looking new.
C'mon, Angelic. It's like you don't WANT to understand. Nintendo needs a plethora because that's all they've got. Neither Sony nor Microsoft NEED this, because they'll get sales from third party exclusives and even multiplats. Not only do I not believe you don't understand the comment, but I CAN'T believe anybody could agree with you. Anyway, as to the article, I'm not concerned. The comments didn't refer to E3 showings, for one. For another, even while being "sparse," they've supplied more exclusives- first party or otherwise- for their console than the nearest competition, and that MIGHT only change for the holidays, as God of War, Persona 5, and quite a few other games are still to come this year. I honestly don't get it. People are having a field day with this comment, jumping all over Sony and anybody who prefers PlayStation; somehow, though, they never think to look at what the other companies are doing in relation, and how they stack up- or don't- in comparison. It's funny how blind some people choose to be.
Lol they have a first party offering this year... The Order, Bloodborne, Until Dawn, Tearaway Unfolded, God of War 3 Remastered, Uncharted:NDC, Rime, Drawn to Death, Shadow of the Beast, The Tomorrow Children and EGTRapture are all first party exclusives launching this year. No Man's Sky launches this year on PS4 along Alienation. For Next Year we have Uncharted 4, Ratchet, Street Fighter 5 and Hellblade, WiLD. There's a plethora of 3rd party exclusives that launched and will launch this year for the platform, Disgaea, Persona, Tales of, Star Ocean, Godzilla, Darksiders 2. They've got plenty of content coming. I'm not complaining the offering is stellar.
Tomorrow Children. Firewatch. BTW Sony has the balls to be open and honest. MS would never say something like this even if it was true.
All they have to do is announce new games that gets release next year!
o look this is new /s
If this year was sparse, what do you call last year?
Sony PS4 doesn't have to come out strong, they'll be fine. They are still the number 1 console globally and regionally. On the other Hand MS xbox one are still recovering from the massive failure of 2013 E3 presentation. MS xbox one E3 presentation this year has to be stronger than last years.
Your statement bothers me, no offense but you sound more like a cheerleader than a gamer. I don't care if Sony is leading, I want games.........and yes MS is still trying to recover from how badly they wounded themselves 2 years ago but their mending it using video games. MS has bought studios, had awesome sales, made exclusive deals, been very social with gamers......its just nice to see them try and bet it all on games. They finally picked up the Sony mentality.......now I just need Sony to stop delaying its games and I would feel wonderful with my PS4 and X1 Also Nintendo..........gimme Zelda and we're square.
I sound like a cheerleader, you should hear yourself. you didn't really reply why you didn't like my comment. Just because you don't care about sale number doesn't mean it's a huge part on how you measure console success. BTW I've been on the xbox 360 since gears 1, and moved on to PS4 this generation. First Sony console product for me ever. I'm all about the best console for me, maybe next generation MS can entice me to buy their console, so far that hasn't been the case.
You may change your tune regarding Sonys delays if they were pushing out broken titles. First party titles are the ones with the most potential to inspire awe, and as such they need to be given sufficient time. Granted marketing these days suck because they are putting concrete titles on games w/ nebulous time frames, but that's the case w/ every dev & console really. Better for Sony to allow their studios the opportunity to fine tune their titles than for them to push games out in order to bolster a completely pointless "holiday season". A game is as good released in February as it is released in November. Would I love to have Uc4 as soon as possible? Absolutely, I want it yesterday, but most importantly I want it to blow my mind on its first day of release, not 6 months later after the initial impression is already ruined.
I find it more sad people are concerned about it. There more to life than a Playstation. Just wait til it arrives if be sooner or later.
People seem to forget that sparse also means spread out.
With large gaps in between.
In that case that would mean Xbox has a very sparse line up this year
Agree, to a point.
They also don't realize that the term is relative. Is it sparse in comparison to the competition or is it sparse in comparison to Sonys history? A sparse year for Sony is still typically head & shoulders above any other console out there really, the statistics don't lie. Weird how the media & gamers can be so gullible claiming a drought when games are spaced out rather than shoved in all at once in the end of the year. It's like consoles get put up in the attic with the mothballs year round & only come out in time for the holidaze.
That is also a very good point. Sparse is a word that must be used for comparison to something else. You cannot simply state something is sparse and never see something else like it.
I thought everyone stored their consoles with their Christmas decorations. Am I the only one?
I could not care less about when games ship. I care about playing quality games. Would you rather have 12 - 90+ rated games ship in November or get 4 - 90+ games spread across quarters of the year? The whole concept spreading out somehow makes things better is really stupid. Give me 12 - 90+ games in November and if I want to spread playing them out I will buy one a month for the next year.
The mistake here is that your assuming that Microsoft will release 12 90+ rated games at the end of the year. Here's the truth. It won't happen. If you want to play 90+ rated games you will have to buy them all year round. Heck we already had Bloodborne and The Witcher 3 both are 90+ rated games and both came out in the first half of the year. Shortly afterwards we have Batman which is also another potential 90+ rated game. Then we have the second half of the year which can provide us with even more 90+ rated games to play.
@MasterCornholio When did I say Microsoft or Sony in my comment? I was asking a question would you rather have 12 or 4 90+ games each year and just choose when you buy them. Neither MS nor Sony have even release 4 90+ games in one year yet. Never mind 12. The question was an exaggeration to prove a point that gamers like great games. It does not matter if they are released all at once or scattered evenly throughout the year.
This "Year" alone we are at; The Order BloodBorne Mlb 15 "sparse" Holidays are always filled with games anyway! I am buying Mad Max on Sep 1st, Then Mighty No.9 on the 15th and probably Destiny Expansion on that day too. You know Tearaway Unfolded is coming out in November-lock I'm not buying this "sparse" BS sounds like FUD to me, where is it coming from?
Teearaway is September 18.
Damn that IS sparse. /s Really?! Great, my September is congested as all hell. +Bubble for correcting me.
He got guts i thought it was brave for him to come out and say that before E3. Some online said he had a Don Mattrick moment (opinions) Sony will not have brand new big triple AAA first party exclusive for the rest of 2015. We know they line up is indies, remasters and third party deals. Beyond that Sony will show some games coming out for 2016/ 2017-18 at E3, they likely be in early development. [email protected] Sony delayed the Order 1886, Driveclub, and Uncharted 4 i don't rule anything out, bye.
i highly doubt they will be showing games coming out in 2018. That's quite the crystal ball you have.
You had to get real specific in order to count Sony out didn't you? Only first party exclusives count? What exactly do you mean by brand new? Sony has a ton of games coming out that you will never see on Xbox.
O so that's why you have one bubble. Makes sense.
Um, Sony never said "their first party lineup at 2015 E3 is "sparse"" Andrew House stated "the PS4 exclusives lined up for this year are a bit sparse" never mentioned E3 in that statement. Also how often are games announced at E3 and released in the same year? So his statement has pretty much no correlation to the quantity of announcements that can happen at E3.
Yes, we are. In 8 months no exclusives, no new Ip and the console doesnt sell well. Since november of 2014 sony didnt put out any games. I think sony is doomed. People are afraid to buy the console thats why it sells something like 1 million each month Worldwide. At E3 they will not have any game to show or they will show CGI TRAILERS, like other do... The reality is that on Monday or tuesday i think many will be upset and will start with but, but, but we have this, but, but, but, but....
They just pick up the goalpost again....
E3 isn't just about the last 6 months of 2015. E3 is about the future, which includes 2016 and maybe even beyond. Even though House said they have a sparse 2015 lineup, you can't act like they haven't done anything. They clearly dominated the first 6 months... this isn't arguable in any way. Microsoft is trying to blow their load again in the holidays.
Personally it won't bother me too much providing Sony shows that the intent to keep PS4 as the biggest console is there and not just some fancy schmancy statements. If they can pull off a successful reveal for Morpheus and assure everyone that the entry price for it will be consumer friendly (399 euros is not consumer friendly) then that could potentially steal them E3 alone. E3 is about the future of our hobby and VR is definitely one of those potential future prospects I'm extremely excited about. And at the end of the day, from October onwards, we'll be completely flooded with quality games and I'll never be able to make the time to play them all anyway. I still have a few games released last October - December that I have yet been able to find the time to play.
I'm sure Andrew House said run up to Christmas first party game's was a little sparse, not E3 2015.
First of all Mr. House didn't make a public announcement aimed towards the media, he was talking at an investors meeting and it was taken out of context, this wasn't an interview with game informer. 2nd He did not say exclusives he said "1st party games for 2015 were a LITTLE sparse". He said 1st party, not exclusives, they are DIFFERENT. Ppl automatically think no 1st parties means no exclusives, you know how Sony/PS4 has done a solid job of releasing huge AAA exclusives so far this year with Bloodborne and The Order? Neither were 1st parties so wth does it matter as long as they are exclusives on PS4? 3rd Considering most console gamers are primarily console only gamers (most, not all) PS4 also has great console exclusives coming in 2015 that never get mentioned as if they won't exist bc they might be on pc at a later date or launch. SOMA looks amazing coming to PS4 in September and why don't they ever mention No Man's Sky coming this year? Why does it only matter about AAA exclusives coming for holiday 2015? I'd rather get exclusives all year then only 2 months out of the year. Why not mention AAA exclusive Until Dawn coming in August only on PS4. The Uncharted Collection and GoW 3 Remastered are exclusive to PS4, i count 6 AAA exclusives that've released or will release in 2015 on PS4 without counting the only next gen baseball game The Show, Persona 5, and without including possible announcements, this is off the top of my head. I guess other interesting games like Rime, Tomorrow Children, Rapture, Earth Night, Galak-Z, Tearaway Unfolded, abzu, The Witness all coming to PS4 in 2015 and not xbone or Tendo don't count either? How about PERSONA 5? So what if it'll be on PS4 --> and <-- PS3, it won't be on pc or xbox or Tendo. How does the inclusion of P5 on PS3 affect u being able to play on PS4. PS4 has had plenty of compelling exclusive content in 2015 and has plenty on the way in 2015.
I'm so concerned that i'm going to sell my PS4, better yet i'll go on dozens of internet forums and try to convince as many people as possible that the PS4 doesn't have any games even though more than 25 games are scheduled to be released from now until the end of 2015. >_>
No we don't need to be concerned there are plenty of games coming ps4s way.
Hope their conference does lag out from everyone watching.
Only thing that will make me buy a playstation is some one putting a gun to my head .
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We'll have to wait and see what Sony's E3 lineup offers, because I still think it's the same as Ryan Reynolds saying Deadpool was gonna be PG and bam, rated R. A surprise isn't quite the same if people are expecting things, whether it's Last Guardian, a Sony Bend game or Guerilla Games game dropping in late 2015, I think Uncharted 4 gave its spot to something big and great while at the same time getting an easiest release date to make.
No. Nobody should be worried about what all the companies are releasing. They will all be releasing good games.