With next year’s release schedule dominated by familiar faces and severely lacking in exciting new IPs, Mark Butler asks whether the mainstream games industry has lost all sense of imagination.
Generally, publishers like to show off their upcoming sequels to generate hype early. I think we'll be able to expect more than a few surprises that haven't been announced yet.
I think Sony got 2012 covered already. PS3: - Starhawk - Twisted Metal - The Last Guardian - Sly cooper 4 - Jax & Daxter Collection * I'm pretty sure this list will grow after the VGA :) PS Vita: - Uncharted: Golden Abyss - WipEout 2048 - Reality Fighters - Little Deviants - ModNation Racers: Road Trip - Everybody’s Golf - Escape Plan - Unit 13 - Hustle Kings - MotorStorm RC - Top Darts * And that's just the first party launch titles!
Dont forget Final Fantasy X HD :D
Also FFXIII-2, Ni No Kuni and FF Type-0 (on the Vita hopefully or at least on PSP).
Dont forget Cross Platform Play Between PC and PS3 with Move support for Counter Strike and Cross Platform Experience for DUST 514 (PS3) and EVE Online (PC)
haven't seen a ps exclusive list in a while. thought people stopped doing that
The person who wrote this article must been taking drugs,blind or just plain stupid........................ ............................... ............................... .........well i guess it is a opinion piece after all.
HALO 4!!!!! HALO 4!!!! HALO 4!!!! DOINNNNN IT!!!!
as a JRPG fan early 2012 will be big for me Last Story Tales of Graces NiNuKuni Devil Survivor 2 FF13-2 FFT0
@new monday :D yay, I can't wait for the Last Story!
Black Ops 2 and Battlefield 3 dlc got me covered
@chazjamie nobody made PS3 exclusive lists anymore cause it's pretty obvious of the fucking ownage Sony dishes out each year. It's like beating a dead horse.
Wow such a stellar list...
LOL @ the 25 disagrees, umad Xbox and Nintendo fanboys? 2012 the most boring year in gaming history? Yeah, if your a Nintendo and/or Xbox gamer than yes I would have to agree. Sony fans are in for another great year of gaming, PS Vita baby!
And everyone here is basically making the relevant point with titles that bring "With next year’s release schedule dominated by familiar faces and severely lacking in exciting new IPs." a truer statement. Where are the exciting NEW IPs to look forward to? Stop throwing out games that have titles that we could have seen years ago. Halo, Jax & Daxter, Sly Cooper, FF(place a roman numeral here), Counter Strike,,, where do these fall into the NEW IPs needed???
- Mass Effect 3 - Ghost Recon: Future Soldier - The Darkness 2 - Far Cry 3 - Bioshock Infinity - Starhawk - Counter Strike: Global Offensive - GTA5 (maybe 2012) - AGENT (Maybe 2012) 2012 is looking better than 2011 IMO.
Those PS3 exclusives you listed, GTA V, Bioshock Infinite, Sorcery and PS Vita are all day 1 must buys for me. Twisted Metal is my most anticipated game of all time. I'm confident 2012 will be the best year so far of my 15 year gaming career. Btw Shanks, you forgot to put Sorcery on your list and isn't LBP a Vita launch title? I hope so because that's the game I'm most looking forward to on Vita.
@SpaceFox and Tales of Graces F xD
I have BF 3 MP and I will have Diablo 3. Don't need any other game not to be bored.
Twisted Metal and StarHawk is all I will need,GTA5 ? don't know when that's coming out but I want it.I'm sure there will be some good multieplat games and maybe more exclusives, Xbox has Halo which will be cool for them.AC3 ? there will be others i'm sure and as long as you have Steam you will be fine or any civilization game they are addicting as hell.easy to learn hard to master.
Blizzard fans have Diablo 3, a WoW expansion and a Starcraft 2 expansion.
Starhawk?LOL!!!!!!!! Reality Fighters - Little Deviants-LOL!!!!! Hustle Kings?LOL!!!!!!! Top Darts?LOL!!!!!!! This list CRAP!!! Only on sony fanboy!
honestly that list is pretty lame I only see 4 titles that appeal to me 6 if you include the vita(which I probably won't be getting)
I am confused by everyones lists... so What new IP's are coming out on home consoles? - not Sequels, HD reboots and cash cows... new IP's?
New IPs... Vita should be your destination. Escape plan, Gravity Rush, Ruin.... You will get ports but the control schemes can create new experiences.
All the games I currently have on preorder that release in 2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Tales of Graces F Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Jak and Daxter HD Collection Sly 4 Uncharted: Golden Abyss Gravity Rush ModNation Racers: Road Trip Ruin Little Big Planet Vita All of that is on schedule to be released before June of 2012. I think 2012 is going to be a pretty good year for me. Add in Final Fantasy X HD and I'm really set for the entire year before it's even begun.
Is the mod nations game a psv game of ps3? But i think it will be another big year for all 3 nintrndo with wiiu amd 3ds sony with ps3 amd psv and ms with the 360 windows 8 and windows phone 8. Gameing is bigger than ever now and i dont see it ever stopping.
Hell Phuck NO! 1. STALKER 2 2. Planetside 2 3. Arma III 4. Guild Wars 2 5. Firefall 6. The Secret World 7. TERA 8. Starcraft Heart of the Swarm 9. Diablo III 10.The World of Darkness 11. Hawken 12. Blacklight Retribution and this is just the first 5 months of 2012! I'm so excited for 2012 i just can't contain myself!!!! 2012 = Me so BROKE!
'1. STALKER 2' Indeed, I can't wait. One of the best series made in the last few years.
I don't normally do this but I have to inject this... Wargame: European Escalation and whatever David Cage has in store.
@DaReaper: David Cage is making a game for 2012!?
Dude half of those games will either be delayed or won't be playable until several patches later. Blacklight is F2P and looks kind of generic and PlanetSide 2 and World of Darkness don't have an official release date. Also if Stalker 2 is supposed to be in 2012 how come they haven't said anything about it? We don't hear nothing about that game. That's not to mention half the games on that list were also supposed to be released in 2011...so yeah, I'm not holding my breath for those.
@ ainsz Not long ago, I can recall Cage mentioning about his next PS3 project in development, so admittedly, 2012's just a bit of wishful thinking on my part.
1. if you were a true PC gamer and not some troll you would know everything on my list is coming out in 2012 except maybe 1 title and the reason why. 2. some games were slated for 2011 but were pushed back to 2012 for proper BETA's. Those games were TERA and Firefall. all others were release when finished status and NEVER GIVEN A RELEASE DATE BY THE PUBS/DEVS but only RUMORED to be 2011 releases "Diablo III and Guild Wars 2" are those rumors. 3. the patch issue is a NON ISSUE and just TROLL fodder. Any REAL PC Gamer knows patches are common and a NON Issues. Someone bringing up "several patches later" is just TROLLING!! your playing MW3 or BF3 or Skyrim aren't you and they need patches right? STOP TROLLING! 4. Blacklight Retribution is pretty dam fun and I'm enjoying the Beta. Not bad for F2P. I suggest you get a key and download the beta before commenting. again I'm in the BETA and the game is fun especially for FREE! And you didn't even know the Beta had started but you know it all right.....wrong! 5. Planetside 2 is 2012 but World of Darkness may be THE ONLY game on the list to get pushed back cause CCP is concentrating on Eve Online right now and rightfully so. Let me inform you some more. Eve is the foundation of CCP and Eve gamers are unhappy with Eve so CCP has slowed down on WOD to concentrate on Eve and Dust 514 (most likely Dust 514 PC) but yeah WOD may get pushed. 6. STALKER 2, if you were a true fan of the series you would be talking and asking direct questions to the Devs on their facebook page like all us other STALKER fans do. They update it constantly! Oh and they had a contest to design a mission in the game but i guess you missed that too. "Aug 16, 2010 – GSC Game World Announces S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2" theres your announcement!! Google it!! 7. IMO i think your trolling cause any real fan of these games knows exactly whats going on and that patch crap is just that CRAP!
Looking forward to: Diablo III Bioshock:Infinite(PC) Tomb Raider PC) Counter Strike GO PC) Also the SC II expansion.
Diablo 3 baby!
Hell yeah. Can't wait to get S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 for PS3. Diablo III as well once it hits PS3.
Stalker 2 is coming out next year?!?! That game alone makes me excited for 2012!
Thank you for mentioning ARMA III I've been choosing the pc for a lot of my multiplatform games lately (thank you steam) and I am so Hyped for arma 3, there are so many good pc exclusives I am trying to make a dent in my backlog so i can get into arma 2. When I see games like arma, I can start to understand why pc gamers laugh at us console gamers sometimes, not that I agree, but I can start to understand http://youtu.be/Th3fjxyedMY
Pretty boring for Xbox only players..... You know where most of the money is going into now KINECT
Well every year as gamers we ask whether this present year was the best ever and every year the next one tops it off in my opinion Darksiders 2 Bioshock Darkness 2 Max Payne 3 Halo 4 Alan wake 2 Witcher 2 xbox360 and hopefully later in 2012 for ps3 Mass effect 3 Jak Dexter hd collection Starhawk Twisted metal Sly 4 Last guardian FF X hd FF 13-2 Dust 514-eve online Guild wars 2 planetside w Stalker 2 SSX AC And that's not counting 2 games Borderlands 2 which is 2012-2013 And GTA 5 which I think will be fall 2012 Also few more games will be announced at VGA Than GDC will see few more game announcements E3 2012 will show a lot What's scary is we don't know what MS and Sony has in store yet. So short answer no If I get to play Borderlands 2 and as addictive as the last one was this should be much better Mass effect 3 Darkness 2 Last guardian Jak Dexter hd collection sly 4 And to top it all off GTA 5 than for me it will be better than 2011. Also don't forget EA wil release their next medal of honor and activision will release next COD If gta 5 comes out imagine the ads compaign and the budgets for gta 5 and COD and EA's budget for medal of honor So enjoy take the next few months to enjoy the games of 2011 only to get ready for awesome games in 2012
All games worth looking forward to... but again you see the theme of your list as being... already did that, played that same old rehash of the same franchises. Where are the new ips? Something to get us really excited. That is more of what is trying to be asked here. More of the same is just status quo and not the inventive new Ip that we are needing to allow our imagination to venture out into another direction. We will be far from bored... but we do see that we are really settling down in our ways and expecting the same old characters to run across our screen each year.
Legion: New IP does not mean better ideas or inventions or even good game. Seriously man it's people like you who call all these games old and been the done that but when a new IP launches you go to the store and still buy what you know you will like for sure more than the new IP. Haze Alan wake Too human Lair AC is a new IP yet when it succeeded UBI never made any changes and guess what people still buy it If new IP is a good thing why didn't rage sell well? Or brink since it was a ok game but it had fresh ideas? Everyone always talks about new IP's thing is we still buy sequels because we know what we getting into since we already played the 1st. And most important NEW IP costs a lot more to make than establishing that IP with advertisement and even that there is no guarantee it will bring back those funds. People rather buy a sequel like COD than a game like Alan wake or even something else. There is a reason HD remakes are the thing now because it's easy and sure money. Epic is launching a new ip Sony will be launching 3-4 new Ips within next 2-3 years. GG games after KZ3 sucker punch and this game at VGA So make sure when those launch you buy otherwise we will only get sequels There were so many 3s in games during fall 2011
Everybody seems to have forgotten the most important. Final Fantasy Versus XIII
No one forgot it, we just stopped anticipating the announcement of a release date. I doubt it will be out in 2012. Afterall, there's still FFXIII-3, 4, and 5 before Versus comes out.
it will be out in the year 3000
2012 probably will be worse than 2011, due to the new console hype and that.
Hmm lets see TM,TLG,StarHawk,Sly cooper:Thieves in time,Bioshock umm no looks like im all set for next year.
Mass effect 3, GTA V, Halo 4, Last Guardian, Twisted Metal, SSX, Jax Daxter HD, PS VITA! etc etc also don't forget.
^^ add the new Command and Conquer, Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2, and Torchlight 2 to that list. 2012 looks nice to me.
Bioshock infinite? Oh and Prototype 2. I really liked the first one.
WiiU, Darkness 2, Darksiders 2, luigis mansion 2 and Kid Icarus Uprising as well
If Half Life 3 gets confirmed for next year I will explode.
Don't forget about Black Ops 2 ;).
Truth is truth, afterall.
Don't forget teh Max Payne 3. Alan from hangover 2 is the main character :o
Hehe i didnt know they turned max payne into Alan.
hahahahahahaha bubbles for lulz
Ummm no. Also Kingdoms of Amalur.
Exactly this game and ME3 in the first 3 months along with some skyrim dlc and maybe soul calibur V the start is looking good. Then hopefully soon after that guild wars 2 an somewhere in there Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, max payne 3 and bioshock infinite with final fantasy type o.
Could fmvmagazine be the most pointless and irrelevant website in gaming history?
Could this article be in the top ten of stupid articles from 2011?
One word NO
What a joke.
i'll be happy with my SSX.
you and me both man.... SSX, ME3, and armored core. im all set
Fanboy aside if you only own a 360 this article makes sense.
I thought you were putting your fanboy aside?