Sony's flat E3 conference shows signs of a mid-generation lull

Like Gatsby, Shawn Layden does not like to talk more than he has to.

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kevnb2596d ago (Edited 2596d ago )

huh? I mean sure they spoiled the upcoming lineup at previous events already, but there is plenty coming out.

Cupid_Viper_32596d ago

I guess this is part of the deal for getting exclusive access to reveal XBox Scorpio a few months earlier, Eurogamer?? Nicely done!

Mid Gen lull:
Gravity Rush 2 -- January 20
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue -- January 24
Yakuza 0 -- January 24
Nioh -- February 7
Ys Origin -- February 21 (also on PSVita)
Horizon Zero Dawn -- February 28
Nier: Automata -- March 7
Dangonronpa 1-2 Reload -- March 14
Everything -- March 21
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix -- March 28
MLB The Show 17 -- March 28
Drawn To Death -- April 4
PaRappa the Rapper -- April 4
Persona 5 -- April 4 (also on PS3)
Full Throttle Remastered -- April 18 (aslo on PC)
Dragon Quest Heros II -- April 25
What Remained of Edith Finch -- April 25 (also on PC)
Wipeout Omega Collection -- June 6
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood -- June 20 (also on PC)
Nex Machina -- June 20 (Also on PC)
Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls -- June 27
Elite: Dangerous -- June 27 (finally coming to PS4)
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy -- June 30

Cupid_Viper_32596d ago

The list above for the PS4 only goes up to this month (June) as there were simply way too many games for me to bother with.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard -- January 24
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin -- February 21
StarBlood Arena -- April 11
Farpoint -- May 16
Star Trek: Bridge Crew -- May 30
Special Delivery -- June 6
Tiny Trax -- Coming in July
ROM: Extraction
Gran Turismo Sport
Theseus (From E3)
The Persistence (From E3)
DOOM VFR (From E3)
The Elders Scroll V: SKYRIM VR (From E3)
Star Child (From E3)
The Inpatient (From E3)
Bravo Team (From E3)
Moss (From E3)
No Heroes Allowed VR
Legion Commander
Superhot VR

I have listed over 23 PS4 games will have already been released by the end of June. Another 22 PSVR games that will release by the end of this year. I could go on and on but I won't, but that's already more games than Microsoft's ENTIRE E3 conference from Sunday. Please, let that sink in...

What I'm wondering is this: If Sony is having a supposed "mid-generation lull", then WTF do you have to say about Microsoft and this ENTIRE generation??????

VersusDMC2596d ago

What are these people talking about? This year was a crazy year with persona 5, horizon, Nier, Nioh and still more coming. Next year is God of war, spiderman, days gone, Detroit and more. 2019 will be last of us 2, death stranding, FFVII remake and MORE!!!

brokenbracket2596d ago

Hmmm... I thought Sony did fine. They didn't try to over reach, and they didn't try anything out of the box. They've got some solid exclusives coming, especially Spider-Man and God of War. Sure Xbox had a crap ton of games, but how many of them are actually gonna sell well?

Hardiman2596d ago

I wouldn't say lull because they held off showing new things because we know Sucker Punch is working on a new title as is From Software. I had a feeling they would play it safe because after Sunday they could. If Microsoft would've had an amazing conference I'd imagine Sony would have been more aggressive. It's smart business 101. With that said I do wish they would've at least teased what Sucker Punch is working on but seeing how Spiderman, GOW, Detroit, Days Gone are coming along was fantastic as was the announcement of the Shadow of the Colossus remake. Also there are quite a few games coming out this fall and holiday as was shown during the Sony pre show which I think a lot of people missed.

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Far Cry Has Become A Shadow Of Its Former Self

Following a series of repetitive games, a formulaic approach, and a disappointing last entry, the Far Cry series has been run into the ground.

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JEECE9h ago

The trouble with most criticisms of this franchise is that they insist Far Cry 3 was the best game, but the things they claim to hate about the franchise are all the elements that 3 introduced.

Deeeeznuuuts9h ago

Couldn't agree with you more! I've always thought that, my personal favourite is two, the whole atmosphere, mystery, adrenaline, my vehicle steaming up because I've crashed too many times trying to escape and then getting in a shootout, having to pull a bullet out my arm while fire rages and bullets fly, can't beat it

JEECE9h ago

Yep, 2 is my favorite by far as well, and one of my favorite singleplayer games of all time. It was probably one of the last games Ubisoft made before they started homogenizing their franchises to be open world collect-a-thons with unnecessary RPG mechanics tacked on. I enjoyed 3 for what it was, but it was clearly an attempt to make the franchise appeal to a mass audience (which, in fairness, was successful).

LucasRuinedChildhood6h ago

That's not the issue. If Far Cry 3 never existed and they just made another 5 or 6 games that were increasingly generic copies of Far Cry 2 instead, would that make FC2 the real problem?

No. It's the lack of creativity and effort that followed that's the real issue.

And there are things that are genuinely different about FC3. Simple example - the story was easily the best. Best main villain by far too but it also has strong themes and wasn't afraid to explore controversial topics. The sequels are much blander.

Comparing the fun and creativity of Blood Dragon to the DLC in the sequels ... also says a lot about how Ubisoft fell off.

-Foxtrot3h ago

Yeah like even Far Cry 4 was decent, not as great as FC3 but they still gave us an interesting story, setting and villain. Pagan Min's random calls to Ajay were pretty funny.

They just got lazier and lazier, pumping them out while making it a little more streamlined each time. I mean Jesus, they gave us a silent protagonist with FC5 which really hurt the main story and are obsessed with pleasing everyone by trying to do two characters, male and female rather than just settling on one to tell the best story they can.

wesnytsfs8h ago

Ubisoft gets a lot of hate for their content filling of maps. Personally I enjoy the mechanic when i play an open world game I like revealing hte entire map and doing all the side mission stuff before i go into main missions. Far Cry and the RPG AC maps where a joy to play.

RaidenBlack6h ago

Far Cry 2 was soo unique ... it was ahead of its time and is often misunderstood (thank you Clint Hocking, can't wait for his next game Assassins Creed Hexe)
(yes, FC2 was a departure from from FC1, so in strictest sense, Crysis 1 & 3 are the truer successors)

JEECE6h ago

Yep. Unfortunately there has been so little since then that has scratched the same itch. Really the closest thing has been BOTW, which uses a lot of similar systems (though ironically FC2 came out before Ubisoft put the Assassin's Creed towers in Far Cry, while BOTW had Ubi towers). Obviously it isn't a shooter though. I keep hoping that that some indie dev will put an FC2-esque game out on Steam, but so far I've been left wanting.

Sircolby456h ago

I actually enjoyed Far Cry 5 and New Dawn. Far Cry 6 was a joke. It was a step backwards in every way. That was probably the worst Far Cry I have ever played.