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Why Criticize Polyphony For Delays & Not Ubisoft?

After reading news of the untimely delay for Gran Turismo 5, not long did Ubisoft announce that they are delaying Splinter Cell: Conviction. GT5's scheduled release is postponed a month in Japan, while Conviction is setback a few itself. Both titles are highly anticipated sequels to great franchises. But there is a discrepancy to the reception of these bits of news across the internet. There seems to be more animosity towards GT5's development than SC:C. Why is that?

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tdrules3257d ago

Because GT5 has more hype behind it.
did Conviction have a 20 quid demo nearly two years ago?

TruEve3257d ago

Hype is certainly a popular factor that everyone can generate. But if a game has a great amount of hype, does that justify harsher criticisms? I don't think it should, especially depending on the form of hype accumulated. A game is designed and developed to be what it will be regardless of what people on the internet think about it. Hype doesn't design and develop games, nor should it determine the quality of them (the actual product should). Though honestly, we can say it effects it from time to time. What defines hype anyway?

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I think there are two forms: *hype generated by the developers and *hype generated by the consumers. The latter being the most common. GT5's hype is mostly generated by fans of the franchise. Due to its historical success and attached popularity. Of course you have all developers saying nice things about their games: "we want to make it the best we can possibly make it". Hell, even Ubisoft says "we want it [Conviction] to be awesome". There are rare exceptions to this common rule though (see Peter Molyneux).

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Now, I reckon you're referring to GT5: Prologue's existence as a reason to criticize the delay of GT5 itself. I think the opposite. Prologues (and their prices) are nothing new to the series. GT5:P was released to whet the appetite of fans, while making a quick buck. And to those fans, it was worth it for what it was meant to do. Gamers who were willing to pay actually got a chance to preview (hence Prologue) the full installment. Whether we think the price is justified is another thing.

TruEve3257d ago

There are a number of games that retain the same fate as these two. I decided to talk about these becasue they are freshly relevant to current events and people's thoughts.