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Sony Exec Defends PS4 Games Line-up for 2015 And 2016, 'Games Are Going To Be Better And Bigger'

2015 seems to be an interesting year for both Sony and Microsoft. Microsoft has an amazing line up games later this year which includes the likes of Forza Motorsport 5, Halo 5 Guardians and many more.

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DarkOcelet1207d ago

Why would they even defend their line up for 2016 when they have...

Ratchet&Clank
Uncharted 4
Gran Turismo 7
The Last Guardian
Horizon
Street Fighter V
Possibly God Of War 4 or Quantic Dreams game and Deep Down could be released in 2016.

Sony has nothing to worry about. Also people keep forgetting that JRPG has its audience and there is Persona V coming this year and thats really big.

Chug1207d ago

It seems to me the only people worried about the PS4's lineup are all of the extreme Xbox fanboys. It just doesn't make any sense.

Abash1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

The Japanese developer support makes the PS4's holiday 2015 line-up very strong.

Persona 5
Tales of Zestiria
Dragon Quest Heroes
Disgaea 5
Earth Defense Force 4.1
Sword Art Online: Lost Song

The PS4's games library is going to get a lot more awesome with all the big releases over the next few months

DragonKing811207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

And their still forgetting that the PS4 has sold way more console's. It's not even close anymore. Not even a competition and I really did not expect that because Microsoft did so well last gen. This is coming from a PC gamer. I just bought a PS4 and I love it especially Bloodborne

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uptownsoul1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

@DarkOcelet

That 2016 line-up is only made better since you didn't even touch on Morpheus & that should bring 3-4 additional 2016 games!!!

Why o why1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

It would definitely be interesting if those questioning sonys lineup had anything to ask ms during the 8 months of nothingness.. Can someone please link me to that article as I must of missed it.

Seems indies have been relegated to ios and android level games yet some of the best games lauded by some fans last gen were in fact indies. The hypocrisy is there for all to see.

Despite that I'd want more options from Sony on top of the options already on route. What would annoy me more would be if I had to wait for the majority of a year to see any options at all. So from last gen it's switched from multiplats being the thing and articles questioning the importance of exclusives to hand picked unbalanced critiques of holiday months. . I'm finding it hard to keep up with the shifting parameters.

GribbleGrunger1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

Let's not forget games like Everyone's Gone to the Rapture, Galax-Z, Volume and Rocket League. You know, we really must avoid falling into the trap of ignoring them just because a certain demographic wants people to forget they exist.

Automatic791207d ago

I play on both, However with that being said PS4 fans need to stop being so defensive and stop assuming its only Xbox fanboys who are worried. I have friends who have picked up PS4 first and have recently picked up an Xbox One and some who are planning on picking it up in the next few months and all agree that PS4 has nothing worth picking up that they haven't played. So enough with the assumption that its only Xbox Fanboys. Most of you are going to disagree with what I am saying and let it be known that I am not knocking ps4 lineup. If the Xbox One was the console not receiving big blockbusters you would all be saying the same things. As for the list comparisons there are great games on both consoles but one has the bigger titles coming sooner and the other is just keeping us waiting a little longer.

Kingthrash3601207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

@whyowhy
Well said...it's something I've been saying too.
For some reason this is a major oversight from xbox fans. But articles are so nit picky and overblown that it's hard to tell. I bought an xbox and didn't realize until after I bought it that nothing big was coming for the system until august. The only good thing on xbox that has came out so far this yeae is ori and that's a low budget game. (Great game btw)
What's more is all I see is articles that are about updates and i see people say..xbox is getting better every month. .or the BC (which comes out at the end of the year) is such a huge deal in articles but in reality xboxone is the last current gen console to have BC. I agree that if you own a game it's free is a great thing but that was day one for the wiiu...without downloading anything. Smh to me it just seems like ms is getting too many minor wins to cover up the major losses....because getting nothing for 8 months...is a sin. Just like it was for the wiiu. Another thing is the last big AAA exclusive from xbox was MCC..a remake and 8 months later a gears remake...literally xbox 360 games remade so it's not something new and it's ridiculous. The last new AAA exclusive game was sunset overdrive which came out in October 2014. ..the next new AAA ip will come in 2016...thats like a year and a half of nothing new...Sony has 3 this year alone.
So to me it's just funny now how these articles ignore this...but instead make articles like "xbox one won the week of e3 in sales". .(lost the month)...or
"Xbox has a great games lineup this year" (hasn't released a game all year other than ori)
or
"Xbox has free dvr" (must buy tuner and external hard drive)
This year alone is full of things like this and so many gamers ...mostly xbox only guys in particular, eat this stuff up like rockyroad. Instead of demanding better..smh

freshslicepizza1207d ago

the landscape has changed, sony has gone full steam ahead with its indie support which is also the bulk of the free games on playstation plus. sony also lost a lot of money last generation with the ps3 and closed a few studios. big aaa games cost a lot of money to make and if they fail to generate sales (lair, haze, twisted metal, socom, starhawk...) it can hit hard financially.

what hasn't changed is the culture of the fans who seem to work around the clock in supporting them. as seen by the relentless comments in regards to their line-up for the second half of 2015. sony is in the business of putting positive spins on things because they are in the business to sell, not sure why the fans feel the need to.

Kingthrash3601207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

Sony is in the business of putting positive spins...when they are releasing 3 new ips this year? It's sony putting spins on things?
So cloud gaming and dx12 isn't a spin? Backwards compatability isn't over blown? No games for 3/4 of the year but releasing updates every month and parading it around like look new features. ..no games but new features. . isn't a positive spin form ms? We sold more the week of E3...though we lost the month isn't a spin??????? Smh...does anyone see why gamers are frustrated!? This is why ps4 still doesn't need to drop it's price and is selling more than xbox..at the end of the day ps4 has more games and consistently have new ones announced...man open you eyes gamers want games...period. I don't want to wait until august and September for games to come i want them all year...smh. where is the spin in that? MS has tons more money....where are the games...Sony is taking way more risks and it getting all the reward. Xbox has taken no risks yet. It's holiday lineup is full of old games..sequals. no risk in that. Halo is a very successful franchise so is tomb raider and forza....where is the risk in that?
Smh such a weird blind comment.
I don't see sony fans spinning anything. It's ms fans who are doing it instead of letting it be known that they need more from a company that has that big a budget. I want more for my xbox.. i want more for my ps4 and i definitely want more for my wiiu...out of the 3 consoles this gen xbox has the most money and spent the least on new games....even the wiiu has a new ip this year...yeah Nintendo. ..the people who remake nothing but the same games has a 1 new AAA ip and that's 1 more than ms. Smh where's the spin in that. It's fact.

freshslicepizza1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

@Kingthrash360
"Sony is in the business of putting positive spins...when they are releasing 3 new ips this year?"

this is about now until the end of 2015 which is why e3 is in july. it is an event to show what's coming. in sony's case they think it means what's coming in the next year and the year after that.

"So cloud gaming and dx12 isn't a spin?"

not if it helps. how is explaining the benefits a spin?

"Backwards compatability isn't over blown?"

overbl;own for whom? it is the number one requested feature. what is the number one requested feature from sony fans on the playstation forums?

"No games for 3/4 of the year but releasing updates every month and parading it around like look new features. ..no games but new features. . isn't a positive spin form ms?"

who said the xbox one is any better? this is about now until the rest of 2015. that's where the xbox one is at an advantage. until now it was the ps4. try and keep up.

"We sold more the week of E3...though we lost the month isn't a spin??????? Smh...does anyone see why gamers are frustrated!? This is why ps4 still doesn't need to drop it's price and is selling more than xbox"

this sounds like someone who works for sony. why do you as a consumer defend sony for not dropping the price on a product that cost less to make? you don;'t believe on passing on savings to the consumer?

"at the end of the day ps4 has more games and consistently have new ones announced...man open you eyes gamers want games...period."

this is about the media's perception of notable games that people will actually buy a system for.

"I don't want to wait until august and September for games to come i want them all year...smh."

well in that case you in a for a lean second half.

"where is the spin in that? MS has tons more money....where are the games..."

they are coming, didn't you get the memo?

"Sony is taking way more risks and it getting all the reward."

how? by making a souls game and re-branding it under a new name? by getting a well known developer to make eye candy and think that alone can generate sales? by partnering with activision for call of duty?

"Xbox has taken no risks yet."

screamride isn't a risk? ori and the blind forest is not a risk? investing in emulation for free isn't a risk?

"It's holiday lineup is full of old games..sequals. no risk in that. Halo is a very successful franchise so is tomb raider and forza....where is the risk in that?"

the same risk in porting over a vita game (tearaway) because the vita sells poorly, same with an uncharted collection. fable legends is also a risky move since it's free to play.

Spotie1207d ago

@moldy: Nothing you said was related to anything except you trying to troll and deflect.

So Sony lost some money last gen. So? What's that gotta do with their output now? How is it that they're so broke according to you Xbox supporters, yet they "moneyhat" all these games and make expensive third party deals? You believed Phil or whoever when they said market share didn't make 3rd party deals cheaper, so Sony shouldn't be able to do that, right?

If they're so broke, how do they keep funding and building new IPs? Why would they back No Man's Sky, or bother throwing support behind Shenmue?

You want people to believe they can't afford to do these things, yet they STILL do. They STILL greenlit Horizon, they STILL funded Dreams. They STILL developed Until Dawn.

Sony fans are defending the lineup? You bet your ass they are. There's a lot of good games in that lineup. Just because you and other Xbox lovers have a dozen ways of disregarding games (not AAA, not first party, etc.). It gets annoying when you and others keep talking about how the games don't count, how they're not big enough, how not everybody's into "small indie" titles.

Well not everybody's into Forza, or Halo. Not everybody's into Gears. Not everybody's into Tomb Raider(which isn't exclusive, anyway). Some people are, but not everybody.

Just like some people are into Until Dawn, or Persona, or Disgaea, or Uncharted, or No Man's Sky, or SOMA... you get the picture, right?

No, of course not. Somehow, all this common sense will go right past you, as it's done for who knows how long.

Kingthrash3601207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

@moldy
lol your comment is...a....spin.
No we are talking from now until the end of 2015....for xbox sake. Like 3 months of a 12 month year are the only thing that matters. Lol
Ok well sony still has a new AAA ip releasing. ..and Ms has its first big...aging franchises coming. Lol why are we talking the only about the last 3 months? Because xbox is finally releasing it's games...so is sony with uncharted, until dawn and tearaway. To name a few. Lol..truth be told the biggest games will be on both systems...lol fallout will destroy tomb raider cod will destroy halo....period. lol but I know let just keep it the last 3 months and only exclusives right...Sony has 3 xbox has 3...but true xbox has the bigger titles so.. xbox won right. And please miss me with oh but BC will bring 100s more right..because psnow (while more expensive) already does thos and has been doing this all year...smh but hey a win is a win for ms right...no matter how many thing we gotta ignore to get a win.

MysticStrummer1207d ago

"It seems to me the only people worried about the PS4's lineup are all of the extreme Xbox fanboys"

False concern is a favorite tactic for that crowd. It's seen daily here.

A realistic gamer can only be so concerned when a comparison of the two platforms shows more games and higher rated games are found on PS4. That a Sony exec felt the need to defend their clearly more in demand product's lineup is amazing.

BattleAxe1207d ago

After reading all of these posts, I can declare a winner....Moldybread wins by a landslide. Most of you people don't have a clue.

freshslicepizza1207d ago

it's very interesting reading some of these comments. the media is asking sony, not xbox fans, about sony's lean line-up for the rest of 2015.

what's even more interesting is how anyone who questions sony is automatically an xbox fan. that just goes to show why the main source of hostility on forums stems from those two parties and it is crystal clear they like it that way.

now to be fair sony has always been a slow burn on new hardware. a lot of that stems from sony supporting older hardware into the late years more so than both microsoft and nintendo. what also hindered sony last generation getting games out quickly was the ps3 architecture. what is noticeable is sony is stepping back a bit on the aaa production.

OB1Biker1207d ago

You can trust the Internet and selected gaming sites to be 'worried'. Most gamers are only worried for they wallet and time to play all the games released in the same time frame.

Cohagen4201207d ago

Lol pretty much, they're just complaining for the sake of complaining. I've enjoyed Bloodborne, MLB 15: The Show, Rocket League, 3rd party games, missed out on games like Everybody goes to the Rapture, N+++, Galak-Z, and I'am probably going to enjoy Until Dawn. But yea no games right..

NeoGamer2321207d ago

Just like when there is a article about X1 games lineup it is filled with Sony fanboys trying to say that only Sony has good games.

Frankly, both consoles are bringing the games! Great for consumers!

Ashlen1207d ago

It's hilarious... all you idiots argue about the same thing literally every day.

You know who wins every day... Gamingbolt who just has these troll articles on daily rotation.

Gamingbolt taking you suckers to the bank daily since 2014.

ShinMaster1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

"NO NO NO! Let ME tell YOU all why shouldn't be excited for those games that I claim don't interest me for various inconsistent trivial reasons. Japanese games, what? I'm moving the goalpost, again".

- Xbox fanboys.

bouzebbal1207d ago

dem fanboys can't get enough.

GribbleGrunger1207d ago

God ... 2016 is going to be another year of PS4 owners making people look stupid with lists of games. When will it stop? I honestly do think some people prefer suffering to playing games.

APexGamer451207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

@moldybread

"stepping back a bit on the aaa production."
Except points you have brought up are incorrect.

What AAA studios closing are you talking about?
Sony acquired MM and Sucker Punch.

They also now have multiple teams in each studios working multiple games in parallel.Sony dropped few PSN game non AAA studios or consolidated few.

That pretty much debunks your whole point.

EDIT

Then again, no one talks about MS losing Bungie, Bioware, and Epic games last gen.

Those are some major blows. Even with those studios MS had HALF the exclusives at 80 to 100 metascore range. Sounds pretty desperate argument to me.

Not to mention, MS's only exclusive(not purchased) are Forza and Kinect game.

Sounds like they stepped their AAA production a bit. and decided to buy some. Remember last gen X360 drought?

r2oB1207d ago

@ Moldybread

Not only have Microsoft convinced Xbox fanatics that releasing their games 2 months out of the year of preferable, but they also now have convinced them that the focus of E3 is for games coming out within years end. If 2015 E3 should focus on 2015 releases, when should games coming out within the first 7 months of 2016 be showcased? During 2016 E3?

AndrewLB1207d ago

@ApexGamer

Microsoft lost Bioware? Are you high or something? Bioware is owned by Electronic Arts and have been since they sold their soul to them prior to Mass Effect 2's release.

freshslicepizza1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

@GribbleGrunger

are you suggesting sony will once again not put too much emphasis on the busiest time of the year for hardware with their own exclusives?

@APexGamer45

the ps3 seemed to have more aaa $60 games in its first 2 years than the ps4. even though the ps3 was more difficult to work on and microsoft never lost bioware, they had a timed exclusive deal with them for mass effect. same with epic and gears of war which microsoft now owns the ip. they never owned the ip before. meanwhile developers like insomniac have decided to make an xbox one game. imagine that.

@r2oB

microsoft is slowly learning and next year games like quantum break and scalebound are set for the first half of 2016.

it's amazing how those who call microsoft out for lack of ip investments, too much emphasis on kinect, overpriced system and bundling all their games in a 3 month span don't come out of the woodwork and say keep up the good work. it's like they want to criticize the product even though they never had any intentions of getting it even if they corrected what they don't like about it.

XisThatKid1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

Race not a Sprint I can say, but will the kiddies listen?

_-EDMIX-_1207d ago

Agreed. Many have this strange assumption that most only play exclusives.

No numbers support that theory...not even slightly.

MOST play multiplatform games, simple. This fall its packed, never mind Until Dawn, never mind Uncharted Collection, bruh Fallout 4, Star Wars, Rainbow Six, Hitman etc on top of Witcher 3, Batman, Dying Light and other IPs just run the whole year. No damn reason to complain about exclusives as if they are the only games that matter.

The reality is...facts don't support that argument, most software sold this year and all years will be by 3rd parties, mind you...that is even individually on platforms.

Sony doesn't care as they are banking on PS4s right now, they have the latest best bundles and pack ins this fall, they have Destiny, Star Wars and COD marking for PS4....

Better topic would just how much PS4 is going to wreck both consoles this fall. If Exclusives sold consoles....Wii U would be number 1.

If price sold consoles...Wii U would be number 1.

If BC sold consoles....Wii U would be number 1.

The reality is...those things don't sell consoles as much as some might think.

kenshiro1001206d ago

Pretty much.

And then you have articles downplaying the lineup on top of that.

Maddens Raiders1206d ago

How in the hell does that moldy guy have so many damn bubbles? All he does is spout rubbish. I swear the bubble system has been a disaster around here since 2007, but who the hell am I?

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MasterCornholio1207d ago

Seems like a pretty solid lineup to me.

:)

DarkOcelet1207d ago

7 people disagree that it is a solid lineup.

If that is not a really impressive lineup then i dont know what is.

MasterCornholio1207d ago

@Ocelot

LOL

Like they mean anything.

I like the lineup alot.

MysticStrummer1207d ago

"Seems like a pretty solid lineup to me."

At the end of this year, after the flurry of XB1 releases and fanboy propaganda saying PS4 has no games to play, PS4 will still have a commanding lead. The first months of the new year will see whatever gains XB1 made vanish in the wind. Same thing happened last year. Same thing happened the year before. Hell the same thing happened all through last generation. Barring some change in how the two companies do business, we'll be having this same conversation again in about 12 months. I'm not sure if it's funny or sad at this point.

DLConspiracy1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

@Mystic

Strangely enough xbox will be having quite a few titles in the early part of the year. More than they have had. Look at the spring line up for April releases. Just pointing it out.

Also to be clear fanboy propaganda is on both sides and all year long I have seen a lot of people saying there isn't anything on xbox just like you are seeing for ps4 now. Not to mention this entire gen people have done nothing but belittle anyone who likes xbox. Nobody should act like a victim though. If both sides would shut up we wouldn't have to deal with it.

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butchertroll1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

Don't forget japanese games for holiday 2015 beside Persona V, Uncharted Collection, Tearaway Unfolded and Tomorrow Children. I just counted RETAIL games.

You know, japanese games do not count...for some reason. LOL!

EDIT : Abash named a few more

DarkOcelet1207d ago

Disgaea V,Persona V and Tales Of Zesteria are on my must have list.

The only thing stopping me from playing all those awesomeness is Time...

With Fallout 4 and MGSV on the horizon, its gonna be hard to play all of them.

pinkcrocodile751206d ago

Agreed, Japanese games should be counted.

Personally I can't stand Japanese themes, mainly due to their revisionist theory of WW2 (This is where they deny the attrocities they inflicted in the pacific) being taught in schools. Germany owned their past and worked through it with honesty. Japan never has and never will.

WowSoChill1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

Whats Sony's big Game for this Holiday? Uncharted Collection? kinda weak for the best selling next gen console

edit: @below those are not heavy hitters, we will see though

JamesBroski1207d ago

Persona 5, Until Dawn, Tearaway, No Man's Sky.
But I agree, they're not shooters, so they're irrelevant. /s

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uptownsoul1207d ago

For the 2015 year as a whole, both consoles will have a similar number of exclusive games (just at different times of the year).

DragonKnight1207d ago

Here's a question for you.

Why is Xbox's biggest game at any time always a shooter?

etownone1207d ago

I own both... And the only ps4 exclusive I'm interested in is Until Dawn. But.. Gotta wait on review first. Not gonna blow my $ like I did on The Order.

But, good thing my other console has too many AAA exclusives coming out this soon.

JamesBroski1207d ago

People were praising No Man's Sky since the beginning, but now, just because it comes out on PS4 first, it's laughable? WowSoChill asked for big titles, and No Man's Sky grew a lot in popularity.

WowSoChill1207d ago

@DragonKnight, Xbox has Tomb Raider, Forza & Fable this Year, all non shooter Games and all this Year, some pretty big Games for 2015!

3 Big Games this Year and i cant name any 3 big Games for Sony this Year, just an observation is all nothing to get upset about lol

uptownsoul1207d ago

@etownone

If the only thing that interests you on the PS4 this whole year is Until Dawn, what have you been playing for the past 7-8 months?

TwoForce1207d ago

Do you really think everybody love shooting game ? Not everyone. It's depend. You xbox fanboy are the worst. Calling yourself the best of all, and force people down to their throat to buy your product. I bought Xbox One to buy game i like. Halo 5, QB and Recore are coming out 2015 and 2016. I unsubscribed BrokengameZHD it's not because he's a fanboy. Because he's so goddamn elitist, that's why I distrust him. I will buy indie and AAA games whatever i like. That's my opinion. Your opinion are just so annoying to everyone and you are using a opinion a fact. That's disgusting !

uptownsoul1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

@WowSoChill

You "cant name any 3 big Games for Sony this Year"...You do know the highest rated AAA game so far in 2015 is a Sony exclusive, right? Now you may not like the game, and thats fine.

But to say you "cant name any" big Games for Sony this year???...Hmm, seems like a bit of selective thinking to me.

nucky641207d ago

and what has been the x1 "big game" for january2015 thru September? the first 9 months of the year - nothing.
there is more months in a year than oct - dec.
look at next year - the spring has uncharted4; doom4; dark souls3 and mafia3 - are you suggesting these games aren't "heavy hitters" because they aren't holiday games?

someOnecalled1207d ago

No man's sky is releasing same time on pc not exclusive or even timed. Sfv also. But y'all can reach like y'all always do and state console exclusives like every platform isn't separate.

majedx91207d ago

Whats Sony's big Game for this Holiday? -_- see this list
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz...

DragonKnight1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

@WowSoChill: I said biggest game. You think ROTR, Fable, and another Forza game are the biggest games for Xbox? If so then that's some low standards for "biggest."

BTW, ROTR is multiplat so it's not Xbox's biggest game, and since when was an F2P game a console's "biggest game?"

Rookie_Monster1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

@Wowsochill,

I kind of agreed with you there as I have no exclusive PS4 game I am actually looking forward to for the rest of this year. Sorry, games like Persona 5 and Tomorrow's Children just ain't for me. Different stroke for different folks I guess.

But 2016 is looking bonkers thought with Uncharted 4, SFV and Horizon all are currently on my must-have list.

Gamer4life131207d ago

Uncharted collection, persona 5, dragon quest heroes, tales of zestiria, and I'm sure others I probably forgot about. Plus who do you think a person that is getting a next gen console for the first time now and Christmas is going to have a lot of exclusives games to play it's Sony by far not MS. If I were to list all exclusives by Sony it would be far more exclusives for Sony then ms.

jb2271207d ago

Strange how it was absolutely viable to call the Halo MCC, SSOD & Forza enough to make for a heavy hitting lineup for the XBO last year, but it's universally considered that the Uncharted Collection, Until Dawn & Tearway Unfolded (among a couple others) are not enough to say the same for Sonys 2015. Tastes are absolutely subjective, so it's just annoying to hear over & over how my tastes are somehow invalid & somehow literally "wrong". I personally don't care about the competition between the 2 platforms in regards to releases, I just enjoy what I enjoy....just because Halo sells very well doesn't mean that it's somehow definitively "better" than Uncharted or even Tearaway. I'm glad that people get to play franchises they enjoy like Halo, wish others could be glad that Sony gamers are allowed games that they enjoy as well without trying to turn it into some kind of competition.

FlexLuger1207d ago

@DragonKnight

"Here's a question for you.

Why is Xbox's biggest game at any time always a shooter?"

The same reason KZ: shadow fall was sony's big launch game.

The same reason sony spent millions for extensive year long DLC for a game made by a former MS studio that only makes FPS games, as their big system seller last year...

The same reason sony spent millions on timed DLC and marketing for another FPS closely associated with xbox ( oh..Hi COD..)...Im starting to see a running theme here..but it gets better...

The exact same reason why DLC for one of last years biggest shooters(Which they bought timed DLC for) is going to get more marketing push than, tearaway, UC: trilogy HD remix, God of war remix, perona 5 and dissaguy 5 and any other JRPG that johnny casual cant even pronounce (thats a whole lotta remix and sequel)

Sony have taken some serious notes from MS playbook. The fact that you try to STILL in this day and age paint xbox as the shooter box clearly shows that you are probably not thinking on the same page as sony.

I guess Metacritic and quirky exclusive indies dont have much reach outside of core gamers like the ones who visit N4G and other sites. Remember when everybody was banging on about octodad but bought COD and destiny instead and forgot about it along with everybody else?

DragonKnight1207d ago

@FlexLuger: "The same reason KZ: shadow fall was sony's big launch game."

I thought Xbox One was going on 2 years old now. Why are you talking about launch games?

"The same reason sony spent millions for extensive year long DLC for a game made by a former MS studio that only makes FPS games, as their big system seller last year..."

To get a leg up on Microsoft.

"The exact same reason why DLC for one of last years biggest shooters(Which they bought timed DLC for) is going to get more marketing push than, tearaway, UC: trilogy HD remix, God of war remix, perona 5 and dissaguy 5 and any other JRPG that johnny casual cant even pronounce (thats a whole lotta remix and sequel) "

A) Yeah, you're privy to Sony's marketing plans. Ok bud. B) Why would Sony push remastered games over a new game? Your reasoning is terrible.

"Sony have taken some serious notes from MS playbook. The fact that you try to STILL in this day and age paint xbox as the shooter box clearly shows that you are probably not thinking on the same page as sony."

And yet Sony's biggest game this holiday season ISN'T a shooter, and in fact their biggest games are NEVER shooters, but year after year MS' biggest game is ALWAYS a shooter. In fact they cycle between 2 shooters all the time. Halo, Gears, Halo, Gears, Halo, Gears. Wow, dat variety.

"I guess Metacritic and quirky exclusive indies dont have much reach outside of core gamers like the ones who visit N4G and other sites. Remember when everybody was banging on about octodad but bought COD and destiny instead and forgot about it along with everybody else?"

So basically, with more irrelevant non-information, you failed to answer the question. So let me rephrase it for you...

What is wrong with Microsoft that they can never have a big game that isn't a shooter? Why must variety be anathema to the brand?

I maintain to this day that the reason any games do well on MS consoles is because MS starves its userbase of variety of content for the entire year and then spams shooter releases around the holidays all while its fanboys can't seem to see that reality and boast that they're finally getting game releases for 2 months out of the year while everyone else gets game releases year round.

freshslicepizza1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

dk,
"I maintain to this day that the reason any games do well on MS consoles is because MS starves its userbase of variety of content for the entire year and then spams shooter releases around the holidays all while its fanboys can't seem to see that reality and boast that they're finally getting game releases for 2 months out of the year while everyone else gets game releases year round."

then why don't YOU do something about it? buy forza, buy tomb raider, buy zoo tycoon, buy fable legends, buy ori and the blind forest, buy d4, buy dance central, buy recore when it comes out, buy scalebound when it comes out, buy killer instinct.

now explain to me how tomb raider, forza 6, fable legends and halo 5 is spamming the userbase with shooters. meanwhile sony partners itself with shooters. call of duty, destiny and now battlefront 2. it's big title coming this year is the uncharted collection, a third person shooter.

did you buy all the non shooter games on the xbox 360 last generation like lost odyssey, blue dragon? 99 nights? project gotham racing? how about amped 3? what about banjoo kazooie or viva pinata or kameo? did you play beautiful katamari? panzer dragoon?

ask yourself, what are you first and foremost. a gamer or a xbox hater? you complain about the lack of variety yet you ignore the titles that are not shooters. want to know why microsoft keeps making halo? the same reason sony still invests in gran turismo. it sells. don't blame microsoft for sony screwing up socom. that used to be a huge ip for sony. and then sony wanted killzone to go against halo.

shooters sell, didn't you know? but if people don't buy games like lost odyssey then they won't make more of those types of games. YOU need to make an attempt to buy the games that aren't shooters before you tell everyone there aren't any.

what you want to do is dismiss the games that aren't shooters like recore and scalebound, that way you can keep on downplaying the system. or are you trying to tell me you are going to buy those games? remember when i asked you if you are a gamer or an xbox hater? now's your chance to prove it.

freshslicepizza1206d ago (Edited 1206d ago )

well excuse me for pointing out there are other games on the xbox platform that aren't shooters that you want o continue to ignore. halo sells, it's why they continue to make it there big holiday game. it literally sold the original xbox on its own. just because you don't like shooters doesn't reflect what the consumers at large want.

that's why i said do something about it. buy the games that aren't shooters like scalebound and recore instead of ignoring them because microsoft won't market them as much. you are basically your own worse enemy because you won't buy those games that are present on the xbox platform, let alone even talk about them. put your money where your mouth is, support the non-shooter games like killer instinct, ori and the blind forest, forza and other titles that are there.

talk all you want but the answers are right in front of you if you actually paid attention.

yes it's true the playstation has more games like jrpg's because the playstation simply does better in japan and always has been over and above the xbox. microsoft tried to money hat games that were jrpg's but did you buy them? of course not, you're were too busy telling everyone that the xbox is just a shooter box most likely.

nintendo does as well but you ignore them too. you also ignore the thousands of games on the pc that aren't shooters. you are simply content with sticking to the playstation and there really is nothing wrong with that but don't be ignorant by ignoring that the other consoles also have games not found on the playstation that aren't shooters.

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DragonDDark1207d ago

And this list includes lots of genres for different people to enjoy. I don't know why people disagree with this list.

DarkOcelet1207d ago

Exactly!

R&C.... /Action/Platformer
Uncharted 4.... Action/Adventure
Gran Turismo 7.. Racer
The Last Guardian... Adventure/Platformer
Horizon.... Action/RPG
SFV... Fighter

scark921207d ago

Among those that have yet to be annouced that we have no info on :)

DarkOcelet1207d ago

Wow, some people are so fast on the disagree button.

I honestly dont know what the hell are they concerned about. More games is awesome lol.

DeadlyOreo1207d ago

@darkocelot

The disagrees come from Straya, Rookie and that GreatGamer guy and their multiple accounts. They're just salty disagrees that's all.

Rookie_Monster1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

@deadlyOreo,

Dude, what is sup with the name calling and accusations? FYI, the only disagree I gave in this entire thread is to #1.6.2 for personal attacks with these rediculous accusations.

You people need to really chill with getting some disagree and instant reaction as it happens on N4G all the time and it happens way more often than not for the other side too with much more than just a few disagree bunnies.

Here is such example:

N4G: Xbox One Showcases Nine Blockbuster Exclusives Coming This Holiday

AngelicIceDiamond 438d ago |Well said
"And this is only this fall. Next year Quantum Break, Fable Legends, Halo 5 and hopefully Phantom Dust and Crack Down 3 hey maybe a Gears Of War announcement. Xbox be getting BUSY."

#1| Agree(136) | Disagree(106)

AND guess who put in their 2 cent in on the conversation?

DeadlyOreo 438d ago
"What if you don't like Halo games, or you don't consider Crackdown to be a major title (which it never was) like me? I think I'll stick to my PS4, way more interesting games on there."

Agree(16) | Disagre e(6)

LmAO, so I guess you were also one of the guys that also contributed to the 106 disagrees since your answer replied directly at him. COM on dude, Pot meet kettle at its finest. So the name calling with some disagrees on an opinion based post and reply are just silly imo as many folks just don't like niche or smaller titles; thus, the disagreement. Is that not possible? They don't necessarily have to come from the enemy camp. Smh

jb2271207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

@rookie

I think that specific post you pulled most likely got the disagrees because it was listing games that were heavily rumored (QB) or outright confirmed (CD3) not to be coming in 2015, hence they disagreed with the validity of the list, not necessarily the sentiment behind someone just being excited about games they enjoy. That's the main distinction...when someone names some of the "smaller/niche" titles they happen to be looking forward to for the holiday, how can anyone "disagree" with their personal opinions? In most of these cases, people who enjoy these games aren't asking anyone to love them or even play them, just pointing out that they exist and that they are personally looking forward to them, so to "disagree" with that sentiment is kinda petty, regardless of what consoles you play on.

Also, in the grand scheme of things and considering worldwide tastes, a game like Persona 5 is huge in the Asian market and fairly sizable here in the states...on the adverse a racing game like Forza or Driveclub may sell a lot of copies but the racing market is notorious for high sales for the graphical showpiece aspect, yet narrow player pools aside from it's dedicated market. Sales in the US aren't necessarily the end all be all determining factor for a titles general mass market appeal or it's "niche" status. There's a distinction to be made between games that sell gangbusters, get played for a week then forgotten to collect dust for a year and games that only end up in the hands of a smaller section of gamers who spend every waking gaming moment glued to it and the rest of their time discussing it. Niche titles are typically the latter, blockbusters are typically the former.

jb2271207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

@rookie

Also, if sales and not tastes are the determining factor in judging a titles appeal, sales for the Forza series to date rests at 20 million, F5 sold 2 on the XBO & Horizon sold 1. The Dragon Quest series is currently perched at 65 million lifetime sales and counting. Which one is the smaller niche title again?

What about Fable Legends? Since the title is f2p with no potential for traditional sales, does that technically make the game unworthy of being on anyone's radar? The idea of "smaller or niche" titles is absolutely relative and not necessarily as clear cut and quantifiable as people would like to make it out. Not like there is some magic list that holds the secrets to commercial & critical appeal.