On last week's mailbox Steve Wood e-mailed in to say he's not completely done with the PlayStation 3 and doesn't want Sony to release the PlayStation 4 yet.
Well yeah, especially with unknown devs they have to often put in incredible amounts of money into titles and still end up failing a lot of the time. Look at Kaos Studios, they went with an FPS since that is one of the most popular genres this gen and so they weren't even really sticking their neck out their like some companies do with different and innovative games. It sells 2 million and they still didn't make enough and end up shutting down. It says a lot for the current market (not to mention the current economic market around the world).
I didn't agree or disagree with your comment because I'm split. On the one hand, I agree that the market on the whole isn't easy on new IPs, but on the other hand, I don't think your example is a very good one. 2 problems I have with your example: 1. The FPS genre is crowded as it is. If a studio wants to make a new IP, that's a very competitive genre to break into. 2. 2 million sales is a very respectable number for a new IP. If that wasn't enough sales, then they set their sights way too high, and should have been more reasonable. Most of the games I bought this gen were new IPs, and a few were sequels of those. And it's not because I feel a particular urge to help out new IPs, I just like their originality. And I don't mind if they're more reasonable in their approach because of the risk involved, I still choose the original game over the 15th game in a franchise that hasn't changed its formula since the second iteration. Example: Demon's Souls. It's easy to tell how huge an improvement Dark Souls is over its predecessor, but when you take into account the risks involved with making and releasing Demon's, then you forgive its cruder appearance! Same goes for the majority of the games I bought this gen.
Well in terms of your point two that is my point, it was a brand new IP in a competitive genre but the most popular genre (arguably) this gen, yet 2 million sales and the revenue from it wasn't enough to keep the studio going. If a company can go into a genre with many many fans and sell so much and STILL not make enough money from it what's that to say about small companies that go into less popular genres and new and innovative IPs which not many people will play? The majority of people this gen don't seem to want to step out of their confined, set boundaries, they just want to play the same things as before because they know what to expect, be it recycled FPSs or HD remakes.
Im glad Kaos failed, they should have noticed that they make crap fps games after frontlines.
Not sure if serious. There are plenty of new IP's. The problem is people want to keep buying the same games *cough*cod*cough* and not try anything new.
Even with that element, the amount of new IP's today compared to 10-15 years ago is downright laughable.
There are plenty of new IPs. If you really think about it, most of the games are new IPs
completely agree! There is a huge difference between having new IPs, and new IPs that people buy. The top selling game on all consoles all the time are sequels. This generation there were loads of new IPs. Unfortunately we have spoken against them with our wallets.
There were not loads of new IPs compared to to other generations.
Bioshock? Mass effect? Uncharted? Assasins Creed? Dragon Age? Infamous? Gears of WAR? Left 4 Dead? Dead Space? Lost Planet? Demon Souls? Alan Wake? Binary Domain? Project Rainfall Games? heavy Rain? The Last Guardian? Motorstorm? I can seriously go all night with this! Those were just some of the more popular ones. There have been plenty of new IPs. We gamers have just become a greedy bunch and always ALWAYS want more. Nothing wrong with that but there are enough new IPs for a generation or two.
Agree with the general, there were loads of new IP's people just remember two weeks of their past and never see the new games and then this nostalgia of yester year that makes them think there was a brand new game released every other day. Catherine? El Shaddai? Lost Odyssey? Little Big Planet? MadWorld? Crackdown? Kameo? Dead Island? The Last of Us? Skylanders? Just Dance? Homefront? Frontlines? Shadows of the Damned? The Club? Yes I could go on for a while. People need to join gamefly so they can experience all these different games and then they would know that there are plenty of new IP's out there.
Just read another article like 3 days ago that said Nintendo released something like 75 new IP's just in 2011 alone. Think i have to agree, the problem isn't lack of new IP's its lack of people knowing about them. most people only pay attention to the same old ones they have been playing for the past 10 years. COD/Halo/Gears/FF/GTA etc. Unless it something major that has been heavily advertised on gaming sites and/or hyped up. All the less than triple-A titles just slip through the cracks.
I feel like a good way to overcome price/bland issues is if bigger studios hired smaller ones who have good visions and new ideas and aided them by providing professional teams to develop their IP.
luminous arc, inazuma eleven, tweny, last story are just a slice of the new ips Ive loved
Great and new IPs is what defines a generation. Not every year a improved sequel of a game that once was amazing.
Considering over half my PS3 games are made up of new IP's for this generation then i would say this isn't really an issue.
But most of these IPs I would guess have a lot of commonalities with other games released before.
Probably, but that's a whole other issue. A large number of my games are new IPs as well and, even if they are based on or inspired by other games, it doesn't really degrade the experience or change the fact they are new IPs.
if your an xbox only player then I agree with the statement..... well kinect helps.. Anyone up for kinectimals live ;)
No one will invest in new IPs because barely anyone buys them and as a knock on the publisher/devs won't support them and sequels sell so much more. Shame really. We've had a lot of new IPs its a shame that no one really supports them =/
Limbo was my favourite new ip. Nuff said :)
People keep b******* about having no new IP's, yet don't support the one's that are there. Instead they complain that they aren't as good as the series that are already there. I don't see the problem anyways, if i'm enjoying a game, I don't care if it's COD8, Uncharted 3, Infamous1&2 or Souls.
WTF is this creepy photo ?!
I do not know where it came from, but it is used in Rage Builder Comics on Memebase.com allot.
It's a classic: http://naurunappula.com/z/6...
New IP's this gen that I can think of off the top of my head: Dead Space Portal Dante's Inferno Demon's Souls L.A. Noire Heavy Rain Ninja Blade Mini Ninjas Alan Wake Blue Dragon Lost Odyssey Infinite Undiscovery Last Remnant Nier Lost Planet Little Big Planet Gears of War Resistance Warhawk (c'mon it's nothing like the PSX version) Condemned Fear Venetica Castlevania: Lord of Shadows ( a new way to do CV games) Red Seeds/Deadly Premonition Trenched Costume Quest Stacking Flower Journey Brutal Legend Borderlands Legendary Crackdown Bioshock inFamous [Prototype] Batman Arkham-whatever (I consider this a new IP) Darksiders Warhammer 40K Space Marine Eternal Sonata MAG Kameo:Elements of Power WhiteKnight Story Resonance of Fate Singularity Metro 2033 Dead Island The Saboteur Left 4 Dead Rage Assassin's Creed Just Cause Bulletstorm Vanquish Hunted:The Demon's Forge Rage Blur Dirt Prey Pure Grid Dead Rising Force Unleashed Timeshift Lair Haze Red Dead Redemption Saint's Row Enslaved... Who here bought Enslaved? Okay then. Shut the EFF up about wanting new IP's. YOU DON'T. Instead of buying them 3/4 of the time you tend to gang up and just piss all over them. It's sad.
More than a few of them are not new ips but i admire your effort and it's a pretty good one at that.
You...yes you good sir. I want to hug and kiss you for some of the titles you mentioned above. Regardless of how poorly they sold, negatively received or highly praised we have had a good influx of new IPs this gen. Sod it *hugs* *kisses* P.s. No Uncharted or Mirror's Edge? P.s.s. Also if this is the top of your head. What kind of list would you create if you used your brain. :O
Enchanted Arms Untold Legends Kane & Lynch Heavenly Sword Folklore Valkyrie Chronicles There are hundreds of new IP's on PSN & XBL.
Castlevania is not a new IP. And neither is Red Dead Redemption. Remember Red Dead Revolver (PS2/XBox)? By the way there's.... Bayonetta Majin & The Forsaken Kingdom Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning de Blob No More Heroes Shadows Of The Damned Madworld
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