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Could 2012 Be The Most Boring Year in Gaming History?

With next year’s release schedule dominated by familiar faces and severely lacking in exciting new IPs, Mark Butler asks whether the mainstream games industry has lost all sense of imagination.

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notimetobeidle4574d ago

Generally, publishers like to show off their upcoming sequels to generate hype early. I think we'll be able to expect more than a few surprises that haven't been announced yet.

Shanks4574d ago (Edited 4574d ago )

I think Sony got 2012 covered already.

PS3:
- Starhawk
- Twisted Metal
- The Last Guardian
- Sly cooper 4
- Jax & Daxter Collection

* I'm pretty sure this list will grow after the VGA :)

PS Vita:
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss
- WipEout 2048
- Reality Fighters
- Little Deviants
- ModNation Racers: Road Trip
- Everybody’s Golf
- Escape Plan
- Unit 13
- Hustle Kings
- MotorStorm RC
- Top Darts

* And that's just the first party launch titles!

SpaceFox4574d ago

Dont forget Final Fantasy X HD :D

Ddouble4574d ago (Edited 4574d ago )

Also FFXIII-2, Ni No Kuni and FF Type-0 (on the Vita hopefully or at least on PSP).

Raoh4574d ago

Dont forget

Cross Platform Play Between PC and PS3 with Move support for Counter Strike

and

Cross Platform Experience for DUST 514 (PS3) and EVE Online (PC)

chazjamie4574d ago

haven't seen a ps exclusive list in a while. thought people stopped doing that

zeal0us4574d ago

The person who wrote this article must been taking drugs,blind or just plain stupid........................ ............................... ............................... .........well i guess it is a opinion piece after all.

da_2pacalypse4574d ago

HALO 4!!!!! HALO 4!!!! HALO 4!!!! DOINNNNN IT!!!!

NewMonday4574d ago

as a JRPG fan early 2012 will be big for me

Last Story
Tales of Graces
NiNuKuni
Devil Survivor 2
FF13-2
FFT0

guitar_nerd_234574d ago

@new monday

:D yay, I can't wait for the Last Story!

stormskiier4574d ago

Black Ops 2 and Battlefield 3 dlc got me covered

TripleAAARating4574d ago

@chazjamie
nobody made PS3 exclusive lists anymore cause it's pretty obvious of the fucking ownage Sony dishes out each year. It's like beating a dead horse.

frostyhat1234574d ago

Wow such a stellar list...

dcortz20274574d ago (Edited 4574d ago )

LOL @ the 25 disagrees, umad Xbox and Nintendo fanboys? 2012 the most boring year in gaming history? Yeah, if your a Nintendo and/or Xbox gamer than yes I would have to agree. Sony fans are in for another great year of gaming, PS Vita baby!

Legion4574d ago

And everyone here is basically making the relevant point with titles that bring "With next year’s release schedule dominated by familiar faces and severely lacking in exciting new IPs." a truer statement. Where are the exciting NEW IPs to look forward to? Stop throwing out games that have titles that we could have seen years ago. Halo, Jax & Daxter, Sly Cooper, FF(place a roman numeral here), Counter Strike,,, where do these fall into the NEW IPs needed???

BattleAxe4574d ago (Edited 4574d ago )

- Mass Effect 3
- Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
- The Darkness 2
- Far Cry 3
- Bioshock Infinity
- Starhawk
- Counter Strike: Global Offensive
- GTA5 (maybe 2012)
- AGENT (Maybe 2012)

2012 is looking better than 2011 IMO.

TheLastGuardian4574d ago

Those PS3 exclusives you listed, GTA V, Bioshock Infinite, Sorcery and PS Vita are all day 1 must buys for me. Twisted Metal is my most anticipated game of all time. I'm confident 2012 will be the best year so far of my 15 year gaming career.

Btw Shanks, you forgot to put Sorcery on your list and isn't LBP a Vita launch title? I hope so because that's the game I'm most looking forward to on Vita.

AsunaYuukiTheFlash4574d ago

@SpaceFox and Tales of Graces F xD

RumbleFish4574d ago

I have BF 3 MP and I will have Diablo 3. Don't need any other game not to be bored.

Getowned4574d ago (Edited 4574d ago )

Twisted Metal and StarHawk is all I will need,GTA5 ? don't know when that's coming out but I want it.I'm sure there will be some good multieplat games and maybe more exclusives, Xbox has Halo which will be cool for them.AC3 ? there will be others i'm sure and as long as you have Steam you will be fine or any civilization game they are addicting as hell.easy to learn hard to master.

Perjoss4574d ago

Blizzard fans have Diablo 3, a WoW expansion and a Starcraft 2 expansion.

Yangus4574d ago

Starhawk?LOL!!!!!!!!
Reality Fighters
- Little Deviants-LOL!!!!!
Hustle Kings?LOL!!!!!!!
Top Darts?LOL!!!!!!!
This list CRAP!!!
Only on sony fanboy!

Darkfocus4574d ago

honestly that list is pretty lame I only see 4 titles that appeal to me 6 if you include the vita(which I probably won't be getting)

Kurt Russell4574d ago

I am confused by everyones lists... so What new IP's are coming out on home consoles?

- not Sequels, HD reboots and cash cows... new IP's?

pain777pas4574d ago

New IPs... Vita should be your destination. Escape plan, Gravity Rush, Ruin.... You will get ports but the control schemes can create new experiences.

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Misterhbk4574d ago

All the games I currently have on preorder that release in 2012

Final Fantasy XIII-2
Tales of Graces F
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Jak and Daxter HD Collection
Sly 4

Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Gravity Rush
ModNation Racers: Road Trip
Ruin
Little Big Planet Vita

All of that is on schedule to be released before June of 2012. I think 2012 is going to be a pretty good year for me. Add in Final Fantasy X HD and I'm really set for the entire year before it's even begun.

mcstorm4574d ago

Is the mod nations game a psv game of ps3? But i think it will be another big year for all 3 nintrndo with wiiu amd 3ds sony with ps3 amd psv and ms with the 360 windows 8 and windows phone 8. Gameing is bigger than ever now and i dont see it ever stopping.

ATi_Elite4574d ago (Edited 4574d ago )

Hell Phuck NO!

1. STALKER 2
2. Planetside 2
3. Arma III
4. Guild Wars 2
5. Firefall
6. The Secret World
7. TERA
8.