Helldivers 2's Success Shows Why Sony Should Prioritize Smaller Games Over AAA Titles

Is the wait between big AAA releases getting too long? Releasing smaller mid-budget titles may be the key to keep fans happy.

isarai12d ago

No. A variety is always best

Lightning7712d ago

Sony's going back to what made the PS2 and PS3 so great. Variety of games and releases. I'm glad they're going back to that.

Becuzisaid12d ago

Are they? As far as I'm house games being developed things are pretty sparse right now.

VersusDMC12d ago

Why would in house games be the only ones that matter? Stellar blade, rise of the ronin and helldivers 2 are published by playstation. FF7Rebirth and Granblue Fantasy relink are console exclusives.

So 5 exclusives so far in 2024.

shinoff218312d ago

Id say ps1 ps2, tbh the variety lacked on ps3. Well I mean if we're talking first party yeas Sony was good with it but not alot of developers took chances.

jznrpg12d ago

You can’t go off one of one success and say that’s the way! That’s why we have a gaas problem. It’s stupid.

TwoPicklesGood12d ago

No, just no. It’s one game and it got lucky. Smaller titles have a place but not more so than big AAA games.

TOTSUKO12d ago

Making a fun enjoyable game and keeping its community engaged is lucky? There’s probably some half truths to that. You can say that to a majority of Sonys AAA titles get lucky. How many of us bought a Sony exclusive just because it’s a Sony exclusive on top of million dollars of heavy marketing that goes with AAA.

Huey_My_D_Long11d ago

I buy them for the quality not the fact that's its Sony exclusive. Not every exclusive is a banger but most are quite good to great with a couple of duds

StormSnooper11d ago (Edited 11d ago )

Agree with everything you said except the “lucky” part. They made a game that was going to be great as long as they could retain what made the original fun. They did it. I actually called it.

anast12d ago

5 or 6 major block busters a year with some smaller games mixed in.

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The best PS5 exclusives 2024

With so many PS5 exclusives to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming to pick which one to play. This is especially true for a new PlayStation gamer who has yet to experience the wonder of PlayStation-exclusive storytelling. So, here's KnowTechie's take on the best PS5 exclusives in 2024 and beyond

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Hereandthere3h ago

PlayStation is killing it with the exclusives this year. Exclusive wise, what has xbox released this year?

VersusDMC2h ago

They won't complain about Microsoft not releasing games here but put all their effort into saying that only first party counts. Games like Rebirth and Grandblue Relink don't count. Games published by Sony like Helldivers 2, Stellar Blade and Rise of the Ronin don't count because Sony don't own the studios.

It's some narrative building so for when Hellblade 2 come out they can say, seemingly without shame, that Microsoft is actually releasing first party games this year. And claim victory.🙃

Chevalier2h ago

Weird 1st party games didn't matter when Xbox had so little, but, now they're important again? Guess Ark 3, Stalker 2 don't count any more?

KyRo2h ago(Edited 2h ago)

ARK 3 doesn't exist and it's just a timed exclusive. It's also a game that a majority of the ARK player base doesn't want as it's a massive deviation from what people like about the original game

Abnor_Mal2h ago(Edited 2h ago)

Honestly to me it doesn’t matter what they say, they are just finally getting a chance to say all the things PS fan(boy)s were saying to them for the past few years. Let them get that, they deserve a “win” for a change.

The new narrative is that suddenly first party games matter again when awhile ago they didn’t, but that was because they were struggling with the same three games with the occasional fourth or fifth. That games should be everywhere on all platforms since that’s whats happening to theirs. The consoles don’t matter just the ability to play anywhere. Whatever Xbox is doing Sony will soon follow.

They’re not moving the goalpost anymore, but rather just moving the whole damn stadium.

jwillj2k42h ago

Only a incel would care about who published what and who owns who.

If it’s not on the other consoles it’s an exclusive.

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Cacabunga2h ago

Killing what? Where are the 1st party games??
Stellar Blade and FF7 is what I’m seeing this year.. so shallow!!!!

andy852h ago

Doesn't really matter as long as they're great games. Baffles me why people put an emphasis on 1st party. They're still games you can't play anywhere else this year

RonnySins2h ago(Edited 2h ago)

Killing it my a$$! The 1st party is still MIA and no... Remakes and remasters don't count.

andy852h ago

I mean they literally do count. Imagine saying FF7 Rebirth doesn't count 😂

Tody_ZA46m ago(Edited 45m ago)

@Andy85 Don't forget the remakes for Demon's Souls and Shadow of the Colossus, two of the best PlayStation games around!

And beyond PlayStation, what about Resident Evil 2 and 4? RonnySins wins the award for dumbest opinion!

raWfodog1h ago

Of course I love the games I’ve played from PS but I don’t believe we need to limit it to ‘exclusive’ to acknowledge that Xbox will be releasing some good games this year also. In that same vein, I believe that Xbox diehards shouldn’t limit their acknowledgment of good PS games to 1st party. There are plenty of good games to go around for everybody.

Tacoboto25m ago

This is a Playstation article about Playstation games and your comment is about Xbox. Can't you just celebrate what PS has without dragging this into console war BS?