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Why don't game companies create more new IPs?

When it comes to the world of AAA games, totally new intellectual properties seem rarer than ever these days Generally, new IPs are a risky venture, and because of that, some companies steer clear of them for years (or even decades) at a time.

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Kingthrash360272d ago

Sony does
This gen they've made
Until dawn
Horizon
Nioh
Bloodborne
the order
Knack
Drive club
Hell blade
Days gone
Dreams
Wild
DQ warriors
DQ builders
The last guardian. .(tho I was supposed to be last gen like ryse, it's still a new ip this gen)
Detroit

I may be missing some and this excludes indies
Nintendo and MS are lacking buy sony has been busy with new stuff

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Erik7357272d ago (Edited 272d ago )

Like lets say Sony owned Smash bros, you would of seen them release SEVERAL sequels with little improvements all on one console cycle.Look at Nintendo, one per console with substantial improvements.Sony doesn't treat their IPs as good as Nintendo does. Let's look at Killzone Shadow Fall, the last killzone game arguably one of the worst in the series....great send off right? Can you find a example of Nintendo doing this to their IP? Nope cause they dont run things into the ground.

You don't need to create new IPs often when your IPs are actually good and no company, including Sony, would want to make more new IPs over having good IPs...trust me on that

Kingthrash360272d ago

I fail to see how that's on topic....

darthv72272d ago

Metroid Other M...?

Metroid Prime 3, Trilogy and other M all released on the Wii. They skipped the WiiU and will be coming out with Prime 4 for the Switch.

Kingthrash360272d ago

How else should I have stated it?
It's sony's console that these games are on, I mean by that logic MS has released 0 new AAA games.
Sunset overdrive -insomniac
Quantum break -remedy
Ori, cuphead,below all indies made by other devs....hell even halo and gears were new ips made by other devs..(bungie,epic)
Crackdown by sumo, forza horizon series is made by playground games....cancelled scalebound was by platinum..I was willing to ignore how MS has 0 AAA new ips..less than the switch (arms ) but here yall go acting like I'm trolling....how else was I to word it?
Smh I'll wait for all the disagrees but no solid answer.

darthv72272d ago

You could have stated it as a culmination of new IP's, not specifically limited to a single platform. Like the topic is about.

Like this:
Until dawn
Horizon
Nioh
Sunset overdrive
Bloodborne
the order
Knack
Ori
Drive club
Hell blade
Quantum Break
Days gone
Dreams
Wild
No Mans Sky
DQ warriors
DQ builders
Arms
Cuphead

Basically listing new IP's of all sorts and platforms. Your initial list was not wrong, just limited. the topic at hand is making new IP's and there have been plenty this gen. If the topic was about who has put more effort in supporting new IP's then by all means it would be Sony. No argument there.

freshslicepizza272d ago (Edited 272d ago )

Why don't people list all the new IP's on the PC, or are we all still just focused on the battle between the consoles?

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Pandamobile272d ago

Mostly because new IPs are extremely expensive and risky propositions.

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moegooner88272d ago (Edited 272d ago )

So far this gen, Sony has funded plenty of new IPs. Ubisoft as well. Others, yeah not so much.

Erik7357272d ago (Edited 272d ago )

They keep on funding IPs and hoping they get something that sticks with consumers

moegooner88272d ago (Edited 272d ago )

Given that Sony had three major GOTY winning IPs last gen; LBP, Uncharted, and TLOU. They released or are releasing sequels for all these ones, while funding new ones, such as Bloodborne, Until Dawn and HZD, all of which ended up being well received. Winning formula, and defo resonating with consumers.

MVGeneral272d ago

Meanwhile Nintendo rehashes the same ips over and over. And all these kids jump on it because they have no sense of taste. "Can't teach an old dog new tricks."

TheOttomatic91271d ago

Because it's risky your never guaranteed a success with a new IP as opposed to a sequel. That being said it would be cool if devs and publishers took more chances and give us new and unique games.