Why is Sony struggling to produce first-party IPs that stick?
Sony doesn't seem to handcuff studios to IP's. Uncharted being wildly successful last gen and them allowing ND to make TLOU while that was going on is a big statement, that worked out great. Suckerpunch is not making Infamous, Guerrilla is making Horizon, MM is making Dreams. They allow their studios to spread their wings.
Lol, that headline.
I think Techradar is desperate for clicks.
I love this line in the article : "...it was starting to become painfully obvious that Sony might be losing confidence in the idea of new IP." -- ROFLOL!!!!
I mean really? Is it really "painfully obvious" that Sony's losing confidence in the idea new IPs???????
Good or Bad/Like or Dislike PS4's new IP this gen, they've had PLENTY of them this gen (The Order, DriveClub, Bloodborne, Until Dawn, Knack, Nioh, etc)
& PLENTY more to come (Horizon, HellBlade, Detroit, Days Gone, Dreams, etc)
Sorry, this article & its premise is RIDICULOUS
I saw the headline and thought it was GamingBolt.
And just one thing on the title: "PlayStation is desperate for Horizon Zero Dawn to cure its sequilitis"
"cure its sequilitis"... Really??? Can anybody actually say that PlayStation relies on its sequels more than any other gaming company???
In other words, there are a couple of gaming companies I can think of, in need of this "cure" for sequilitis far more than PlayStation
Haters gonna hate.
The article talks about Playstation's 'sequilitis' and then mentions Horizon:ZD has to compete against Nintento Switch.... lol I say. Nintendo has chronic sequilitis.
Right? This is obvious clickbait, why even legitimize this nonsense by submitting the article and giving them clicks?
Agree with you Heavy. The title is made up nonsense.
Yeah, I think Techradar is way off the mark on this one. All publishers make sequels to popular games, but Sony has always done well at releasing a good amount of new IPs each generation.
if you want a few ips with a million sequels get a xbox or nintendo. halo 60 and mario kart 7000 will need people like you to strive..
@dumahim, nah, GamingBolt would be "developer of PeePee Force 5000 says PlayStation is desperate".
Sure,i mean objectivity is not interesting these days.They should make content based on scrolling.lol
Like really dude, like you said with uncharted and the last of us, not to mention killzone stuck, gran turismo stuck, infamous stuck, little big Planet stuck, God of War stuck.
What is this jackass talking about? Is it because they don't milk their studios ips to death like the competition and instead give them the option to move on I'd they so choose.
Naughty dog: uncharted to the last of us
Guerilla:killzone to horizon
Media molecule: little big planet to dreams
Sucker punch:infamous to the rumoured new ip
While others are staying their course like
Sony San Diego
Sony Santa monica
And some bounce all around like
Sony studio japan
Sony bend and more...
Clickbait till death huh?
Yo, yall should not entertain these people, I dont know why you all bother when its obvious. I've been on N4G for 5+ years, left gamespot and IGN when gaming news started getting weird. I do not entertain it. Here for the comments ftw.
*hugs random nintendo fan & playstatiion hater, see this is my pal, not the people who write these bs articles*
lol! if PlayStation is desperate for new ip. than i can't even dare to think how Nintendo and MS are doing, the 2 are most likely in a Asylum whit severe problems...
What kind of garbage is this?
Xbox is on their 10th Halo franchise game/ remaster in 11 years, 5th Dead Rising, 5th Gears, 9th Forza game, 3rd Crackdown and 2nd State of Decay and Sony is the one with sequelitis?! Lol.
I have to shake my head at the premise of this article. It acts like Sony doesn't have more IP's that have resonated and stuck than both of their major competition combined. It has it's share of games that never catch on, or stay within the niche, because that's they kind of games they are, but Sony has tons of highly popular IP's that exist, and they are always trying to find that next big thing.
There is no real way to predict what will be popular. A company could pour tends of millions into marketing, and nothing will come of it for the long term. Other games can barely have any money spent on it, and become instantly popular.
It's just the way it is, and I'd say that Sony already has The Order which has a nice cult following despite it's problems, Until Dawn has a nice little following, DriveClub which could be big if Sony pushed it more, Horizon is looming to be huge, Gravity Rush which has become popular with the remaster and the recently released sequel, All their current popular IP's, the regular games from QD, which aren't a single IP, but generally respected as a whole, Knack is now going to be an ongoing IP(not unlike the platformers of old), Days gone could hit it big in the zombie field, etc.
Sure, Sony has the sequels, but they have plenty of successful games this gen so far. Not all of them caught fire in the way that things like say Uncharted or Gears did last gen, but it's unrealistic to expect them to.
This article is so far off base it's just laughable.
Dumb tittle, Dumb article. Do just a little research, PS4 introduces more new IP than any other console manufacturer even Nintendo, Microsoft being the worst. They all may not do well in sales but they are there.
yeah Infamous didn´t stick, Last of Us and so much more loool clickbait at is finest, ain´t clicking that bs son, you are a terrible journalist.
Lol prepare for crappy articles like this.Now that Horizon is on the Horizon for release
I smell what you did there ;-)
Don't be a sucker and click... No!... Don't do it. Don't even help them generate 5 cents in advertising. What kind of nonsense is this?
PlayStation fans know better about Sony and its studios.
just the article's title is enough for me not to click
especially the description.... anyone who clicks is ignorant and/or cannot think for themselves!
Apparently techradar is desperate for clicks and struggling to produce articles that stick.
it seems like they are learning from the likes of thisgengaming and gamingbolt on how to click bait
Also, Nintendo and Xbox fans will agree because neither of us need this crap.
Stay in the comment section yall, dont go out, its not safe!
More like that your desperate for ppl to click on this BS article. LOL
Sony are not struggling for anything.
"Ratchet & Clank has been trotted out so often its wonderful universe now feels trite and stale"
Dafuq. People love Ratchet and Clank games no matter how many entrees come out.
That flawed logic is like saying the Mario universe is stale because of how often we see games come out in the franchise
LOL EXACTLY! Didn't ratchet and clank ps4 sell more at launch than any other ratchet and clank game period.
Not to mention are we gonna (no hate here but if your bringing up ratchet then these definitely are fair game) talk about halo, Mario, zelda and other first party franchises that have had waaaay more iterations and side games than ratchet.
You'd be hard pressed to find any new AAA IP this gen with a sequel. Titanfall and Watchdogs are the only ones that come to my mind.
Bloodborne,the order,driveclub,knack,untill dawn,nioh are all coming from PlayStation side
All new ips
He said new ips, that have a sequel. None of those have sequels yet. Knack 2 is in development.
???? So have you considered that maybe it's because we're only three years in that you're not seeing sequels to those intellectual properties just yet?
To my understanding we confirm to be getting a sequel to Destiny as well as Knack.
I'm sorry but unless you could see into the future I don't think you know what you're talking about in your prematurely talking about not seeing sequels when some of those properties have only recently released.
So now you're probably not going to see a sequel to The Division in the next 6 months
That doesn't mean one is not happening
"I'm sorry but unless you could see into the future I don't think you know what you're talking about in your prematurely talking about not seeing sequels when some of those properties have only recently released."
What in the flipping frack are you talking about? I never said no new IP's would ever get a sequel this gen. I said very few of them HAVE so far. I never even mentioned any IP's apart from the 2 that DID get sequels. It's been more than three years and not even one of the launch titles has gotten a sequel. Learn to read!
And the reason is how long it takes to make games nowadays. People say that last gen dragged and this gen doesn't seem exciting yet. Well there's your reason. We spend more time waiting on games to be released after announcement than we do playing them. FFXV, The last Gaurdian, Shenmue 3, Deep Down. Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy VII remake... How many other games got announced at or near launch and still aint got a release date yet? Even Nioh, For Honor, Gravity Rush 2 and Horizon got announced years ago and they're just now releasing this month.
@shar- that's nice.....🙃
From the article.
'Once the sadness passed and, looking for something – anything – to look forward to, I posited the question: so where would Sony look to next, now that Nathan ‘Cash Cow’ Drake was finally strolling into the sunset?
It was a question that felt incredibly pertinent'
haha I gave up reading there ... I mean come on.. 'incredibly pertinent' writer XD
What about Mario "cash cow" bros or master "cash cow" chief
Not to mention look at all the new exclusives that Sony are dropping that he's conviently overlooking.
I don't think Sony/Playstation belong in the same sentence as desperate, they could literally go the entire year without releasing a single first party game and would still have the most game releases out of all the consoles, the PS brand is as strong as it's ever been.
Tech Radar should be running Sony. They clearly understand .
They should make their own console... With all that knowledge they have thy can knock Sony off the top spot../s
Its called giving devs freedom.
Can the author go and kill himself for being this stupid, thanks.
Hey I don't agree with this article at all but I reported this comment for inappropriate. Not cool man.
Sony has a lot of strong IPs like GoW, GT, LBP to name a few of many.
I think so too but not literally. he can go kill his author self and do something else
haven't read the article. But I can say that seeing a new IP is like a breath of fresh air amongst all these sequels we normally get.
Also...cannot wait to play this. Been a fan of GG since the original Killzone, and own all their games.
Struggling to produce first party IPs that stick ?
God of war
Jak and Daxter
Last of us
I don't understand , is this journalist high or something ?
"Haters gonna hate,ballers gonna ball" -R. Kelly
WTF is this article??? It's so badly wrong in many ways.
Sony has some key series that get sequels but they dont believe in milking them to death as much as other companies do.
Haha gota love clickbaits
What? No it doesn't! This isn't nintendo.
How to get clicks 101.
I'm sure they could have allowed GG to endlessly churn out Killzone games. But not regurgitating the same few IPS over and over is one reason Sony is beating MS
PlayStation and desperate do not belong in the same sentence. Come on now!
And remaster disease.
Well, to be fair, all the consoles have a mass of sequels releasing soon, the Switch especially. Nintendo and MS are the biggest abusers of sequels (although they're mostly consistently well-received), but MS is at least coming out with new IPs as well. Sony's the one who's putting out a bunch of new IPs this year, so this article is reaching if they think Sony's the one to accuse of "sequilitis".
"Why is Sony struggling to produce first-party IPs that stick? " gtfo with that BS! techradar is now gamingbolt to me. you are a disgrace!
edit: for those who dont know (somehow) yes I did not click, I will not disservice the great men & women of n4g.
Detroit Become Human
The Last Guardian
Nier Automata (console exclusive)
New Spider-man game
Horizon: Zero Dawn
You're right... only sequels on the PS4!
If playstation is struggling, I'd like to see the article about Microsoft 's 1st party games.
How many new IP's has MS and Nintendo made that have stuck in the last 10 years?
Technically none. All their current staple were made more than 10 years ago. They've had new IP's in that time, but none that actually stuck. Maybe Kinect Sports.
You can't be serious