2009: The Year of the Sequel, the Demise of New IP

"If 2008 was a year for new IP to thrive, then surely 2009 is the first revolution of the next-generation wheel as it turns into the sequel territory we remember so well from the tail end of the PS2-era." - gameplayer explains why within.

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SlappingOysters3576d ago

Once I buy all the sequels that I am frothing for this year I'll have barely enough money left to eat let alone buy into new franchises!

And when you throw DLC on top... already grabbed the Fallout and Fable 2 stuff this year and Lost and Damned in a few weeks.

Rock Bottom3576d ago (Edited 3576d ago )

Sure there was LBP, Dead Space and... and... nothing else I can remember right now, other than few Xbox live/PSN games, 2008 highlights were Fallout 3, Metal Gear Solid 4, Gears of War 2, Resistance 2, Fable 2 and Far Cry 2, how can anyone call it the year of new IPs?

At least 2009 has Bayonetta <3, Heavy Rain, Infamous and hopefully MAG and Allan Wake.

SlappingOysters3576d ago

Mirror's Edge, plus all the late 2007 titles that sold through 2008.

Nice pointless nitpicking though 8-)

Smacktard3576d ago

SlappingOysters: That's NOTHING compared to previous years, so stop pretending like it it.

I know that none of this "Year of the Sequel" stuff will touch us Wii owners as much, though. I'm excited for Mad World, The Conduit, Muramasa, Little King's Story, Arc Rise Fantasia, Cosmic Walker, Kizuna, etc, etc.

djtek1843576d ago

More like the year of exclusives for PS3 & the year of DLCs for xbox.

SlappingOysters3576d ago

that is a pretty valid point.

I am still expecting MS announcement, but I thought they would have happened by now.

badz1493576d ago

is one of my most anticipated game for this year alongside KZ2 and Uncharted2! Heavy Rain and Bayonetta are also going to be released this year, right? I don't think that it's going to be THAT bad of a year for new IP. I really hope they all can sell well!

SlappingOysters3576d ago

there are good new IP as the article reveals, but will they replicate the success of Assassin's Creed, Uncharted, Mass Effect, Bioshock and co.

I think they will do allright, but not in the same league...

Why dis3576d ago (Edited 3576d ago )

Looking forward to:

Alan Wake
Ferrari project
Dungeon hero
Section 8
1 vs. 100 Live
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
I Am Alive

Graphics Whore3576d ago

Why dis, none of those games except Warhound will debuting in 2009, I still don't believe Vaporwake will be making its debut.

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Foxgod3576d ago

So much new ips from for the 360.
Race pro, Ninja Blade, Velvet assassin, huxley, dungeon hero, saboteur, venetica, section 8, alan wake, APB, dead island, the precursors, project offset, warhound, white gold.

But also multi's like borderlands, dark void, prototype, brutal legend, the witcher, bayonetta, dante's inferno, darksiders, dragon age, elveon, i am alive.

Dont know about you, but 25 + new ip's seems to be more then usual, this article is full of BS.

Also @Graphics whore, move you ass to the open zone, because 95 % of the games he mentioned have been confirmed to be for 2009.

goflyakite3576d ago

Get some proof then Foxgod.
I seriously doubt even half of the games he mentioned will come out this year.

Just keep grasping at straws Fox.

(also Saboteur is multiplat)

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jkhan3576d ago

Nobody Hypes a game that nobody knows about. Hype is based on a couple of things the developers (Like we know anything a proven developer will make, it will be awesome, not in all cases but still) and graphics. If a game looks amazing people will be interested, gameplay comes at the last stage, because one can only judge gameplay when he/she plays himself. People are in the comfort zone if they know they have played a previous version of that game. Far Cry 2 is another example which had nothing to do with Far Cry 1 but just because of the popularity of Far Cry 1 it was sold as a sequel. They could have named it "Operation Driving In An Empty Sandbox".
There are quite a few new IPs coming out in 2009 considering the sales of last year new IP.

bomboclaat_gamer3576d ago

i think far cry 2 was pretty good. it surely wasnt empty

Lord Shuhei Yoshida3576d ago

PS3 new IPs

Heavy Rain



This article has been Killzowned

360 has no IPs

Halo Wars

Halo Chess

Halo Party

Halo Kart AKA Forza 3(4 disc edition)

Alan Fake/Wait

Looks like a good year for gamers.Good luck next time xbot lemmings

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