Some games just aren't made on hype alone, according to the developer.
Wait, are they trying to say a game that was ready to be shown at E3 wasnt on its way to completion? Obviously the game was not "done or ready" but dont try and hide the fact that the game was being prepared to be shown at E3, and the financial state of Sony forced them to cancel the project. If you think im trolling, think again in the past 2 days they have laid off 50 devs AND closed 20 retail stores. This is just the usual damage control.
What game when shown for the first time is near completion. It was going to be a teaser...nothing more Look at WatchDogs...how long has that been in development, DriveClub, Bioshock Infinite was shown as a tec demo if I recall correctly when Ken Levine showed only the skyhook elements. Black Tusk's game was another one....wasn't even a game, it was apparently a tech demo.
With every news I read I think it was the right decision to cancel this. I can really understand why they didn't want to compete with Destiny, especially if their game isn't on Destinys level quality-wise. Now SSM is probably working on GoW 4 ...and if they really go into another mythology this might as well be the "New IP" everyone is asking for.
@Foxtrot Agreed, it was only getting ready for a teaser reveal which meant it wouldn't be releasing until late 2015 - early 2016 at the soonest which meant this game was going to likely have a big budget being a New open world IP with another 1.5 - 2+ years of development. The most likely thing was budget was deemed to be higher than the potential profit which meant it had to be canned. Again it sucks, but that's business.
My friend at the Sony Store in town is getting laid off in March/April, but he's getting a decent severance check. It is what it is I guess. New Ips are always cool on paper but usually business priorities take precedent. It's not like Sony's financial problems can be ignored, they have to make cuts across the board. Hopefully this will allow them to be more nimble as a company and allow them to focus more on things that actually make them money.
Or they thought it would be a hard sell (very little return) . Sony is a business after all. Also just because something is ready to shown at E3 doesn't mean it is appropriate nor any good. We don't know. The game might not have been very good to carry on
The Playstation brand is very profitable and much more popular than the competing Xbox brand, the only reason Sony would feel any need at all to do this is because the game wasn't looking good... I really doubt any of their restructuring would affect Playstation.
I agree they were working on the game since GOW3 came out which was March 2010 so far about 4 years and if it had another year or so then I can see Sony saying screw it especially if Destiny was coming out first then they would have had a hard time selling ppl this open world space game when they competing with a open world kinda mmo type game made by the company that made one of the best space games in history.
A insider a unknown source said it was to be shown at E3 so now a unknown source is credible LMAO
They had over 220 people working at SSM. I think it's safe to say that the 50 layoffs were the studios least talented developers there. It's only one game. If the game was decent then it wouldn't have been canceled. Their financial state forced them ROFL. Sonys computer entertainment sector is there most profitable and if they can afford to move SSM to a bigger office location and buy the production company that makes Wii U chips then their financial state can't be that bad.
They just purchased that factory of Renesas they don't own the whole company... Renesas is a very large company in general
Sony studios deliver games, while Microslop customers continually offer excuses for why the xbone is falling short of expectations, from performance to sales. Sit down son, you're not relevant here. Neither is dat bone.
You guys are idiots. Plain and simple. Sony is in the business of making money. If they had a game that they thought was great and could sell millions, they'd finish it and sell it. They think the game is garbage so they canned it. I honestly can't fathom why people are pissed off that a game they knew nothing about is cancelled. For all you know it coulda been a sci-fi game with kratos as the main character as an astronaut who needs to shoot meteors like a match 3 game. Just shut the fuck up about it.
Another know-nothing commenting on N4G. If money was really the issue, they would have cancelled projects that were further from completion. You don't cancel a project four years into development because you suddenly realize you don't have the budget for it. GG's project, which is 2.5 years old, would have gone first, as would any that had less dev time. There are a number of reasons to cancel a project of this nature, none of which you seem interested in, what with your misinformed diatribe and all. Also, the closing of the retail stores has been planned for some time now and is part of Sony's restructuring efforts. Nice try though.
@Bonkerz You are just trolling. You are obviously an Xbot, because only Xbot's are stupid enough to think of Sony's "financial state" as anything negative. They closed those stores as part of their restructuring effort, to help streamline the business and come back to profitability, manufacturer retail stores are a bad idea these days, they are selling their products for RRP, when people can go across the road to a different retailer and buy the same Sony product for a discounted price. The Playstation brand is profitable, they cancelled this project because of the difficulties it was having, it is not worth keeping a project in development for years if it isn't working out. Go troll somewhere else, I am tired of reading stupid comments from people who don't care to think more.
Sony cannot afford to take many risks, expect the remaining staff to be hard at work on another God of War game.
Sadly this probably true
But didn't the last GOW game sell pretty badly (compared to its other games). Releasing another GOW so soon seems like a crap business idea. They have more chance with a risk
You'd have to be naive to think we aren't getting GoW regardless, SSM work on multiple projects all the time in some form or another. A GoW is inevitable, and doesn't require focus.
Am I the only one who noticed that everyone who was let go had a connection to God of War 3, Ascension, or both? Why would they law off GOW staff to build another GOW?
lol yeah i saw that too, but I don't think its going to stop them from making another one... kind like I don't see Kevin Levine departing stopping 2K from making another Bioshock.
Kinda sad to know another game cancelled. Would have helped with the small amount of exclusives available.
Sony seems to be doing pretty well on exclusives these days. If you don't like any of them, that's your preference, but they are there.
infamous great... last order? not too interested.... now what else? i cant think of any and another exclusive would have been great. i know more are coming but i havent heard of any lately and thr only news we get is a game being cancelled and big named staff getting sacked/redundant. if you dont feel sad about these news then i dont know.
hopefully they can use some of the assets for another project. It would be a waste considering the quality of work SSM is known for creating.
think cancelled games assets are normally reused. i doubt they will be locked up and never used again.
-1 exclusive for PS4
Black Tusk IP scrapped. - exclusive for X1. Gotta balance it out, bro.
But that game was replaced with Gears of war, which would have been a multiplat game otherwise so. +1 exclusive And before you say God of war, thats expected to come and more than likely already being worked on so no change in exclusives there. These Devs were sacked not assigned to a different project. Balance restored
Don't want another GoW Game .... NEW IP'S .. COME ON SONY !
Always comes down to money..we'll know once those employees effected are elsewhere and can talk..
I have no interest in Destiny so I wouldn't care for this "new ip" I just hope their ip with ND is doing well tho
screw that, more God of War is always good. Go play COD one xbox then if you don't like the AAA franchises Sony puts out. There ARE new IP's coming out dammit, doesn't mean that they need to axe God of War to do that. Ascension wasn't good because of the game director Todd Pappy not knowing how to do a proper and decent God of War game (and putting multiplayer in it? WTF?!). Now Cory Barlog is back (the best GoW game director IMO) hopefully he's working on the next one.
Why are you morons "sad" that a game you knew nothing about is cancelled? It's MIND BOGGLING!!!
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