Are Numbered Sequels A Thing Of The Past For SCE Worldwide Studios?

Have you noticed that recent sequels from SCE Worldwide Studios haven't been numbered? Is it deliberate, or just a coincidence?

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Wizziokid1822d ago

TBH it's just a name, numbers only really point out where the game is in the series. You don't need them.

Retard1822d ago

Makes you think how high the number would be for Nintendo's line up. Mario XXVIII!

Misaka_x_Touma1822d ago

SMB1-3, World, 64, Sunshine, Galaxy 1-2, 3D Land and World from EAD Main Team.

darthv721822d ago

numbers dont just translate to the games but also the systems.

sony, so far, is the only company to number their systems as 'technically' they would be considered sequels as well.

roadkillers1822d ago

Sometimes I try to get into a new series, but get confused because they are not numbered... Then again numbered sequels confuse me, I thought Final Fantasy X-2 was 12.

kazuma9991822d ago (Edited 1822d ago )

Ghost 2 in the making so im guessing no? lol and btw does anyone know how to re-adjust the vita screen to remote play? downloaded warframe and it readjusted so that now when I play Battlefield 4 the screen is cut off :(

XboxFun1822d ago

It's just like movies, numbers after a title (especially after 2) almost seems to initiate a collective *sigh* among people as if they're saying "wha...another one?".

Not putting a number after the title doesn't seem to get that same reaction even though most people still call the movie or video game by it's sequel'd number

Captain Qwark 91822d ago

im the opposite lol i get annoyed with a lack of numbers and then having to remember the order if i go back. im not retarded, leaving the number out isnt going to make me magically forget about the other 15 before it, id much prefer to not have to google the chronological order

that said, im also not the same type of person to go "oh another" or "they just had one last year, blah, blah, blah"

if you get tired of a series, stop playing or watching. simple as that, sadly those are the idiots who they think they need to hide the numbers from

MilkMan1822d ago

Please be so, please be so, please be so, please be so, please b......

McScroggz1822d ago

I think it's really smart. For Killzone: Shadow Fall and inFamous: Second Son, the fact that they aren't sequels is a comfort to those who haven't played the previous entries in those series. Having a number implies a certain amount of information necessary to fully understand and enjoy the experience - right or wrong this IS the perception. But now, with Killzone and inFamous a gamer sees a subtitle and doesn't feel daunted by ignorance of the series or an obligation to go back and play the other games.

To fans of Killzone and inFamous, it doesn't matter whether or not there is a number or not - they are getting the game. But there are lots of people who will get the game that may otherwise not have because it doesn't have a number.

Hicken1822d ago

Well, in the case of those two franchises, the new entries also break away from the previous in terms of story: the main characters, in particular, are completely different. Theoretically speaking, Killzone 3 and inFamous 3 can always still be made, going back to the original casts of the two franchises, respectively.

God of War is the same, though different, in that it was a prequel, and thus having it be the next in line numerically would make less sense.

KwietStorm1822d ago

But they both follow the same canon, and they're very much connected to the same storyline. Its just the stories have evolved, so what does a number matter? It's not a reboot, but it's just not following the same characters from the previous games.

Hicken1822d ago

On the inFamous front, I don't think it's the same world, though I hope you don't quote me on that. That said, it's a far enough departure from the previous entries that it could warrant a new subtitle rather than a number, which leaves space for Cole's story to continue with a numbered tale some time down the road.

As for Killzone, I didn't finish 3, so I don't know for certain, but there's likely still the possibility that Rico and crew could have yet more adventures. After all, it's been quite some time since KZ3 than Shadow Fall takes place. More than enough time for another two or three stories. Granted, that may never happen, but it IS possible.

It's entirely possible that the games really did just eschew the next number while still being the next game. But when I look at both franchises and see just how far each departs- as far as characters are concerned- from all its predecessors, it hints to me that the next numbered entry could still be made. It'd be different if the preceding games had different protagonists in each entry, but knowing that they didn't makes these feel almost like spinoff titles.

EBTpickle1822d ago

Well, I always thought of the "2nd Son" moniker as a symbol of a second (new) protagonist. Since it's the third installment in the series.

Hicken1822d ago

The Second Sons were also a group of ne'er do wells in the original games.

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