I know the knee-jerk thing to do is to compare Microsoft and Sony, but to me the better question would be "In light of Forza's Massive Success, Let's revisit EA's decision to shut down the Burnout franchise"
Burnout, imo, remains the best arcade racer ever made. Hell, EA just abandoned the franchise after Burnout Paradise and Playground Games thankfully brought that open world formula to Forza. Criterion exists now only to do mop-up duty on games like Battlefield. Just a joke that it has been 13 years since we had a new Burnout.
Agreed, but we don't really now what EA has them doing in terms of the new Need For Speed stuff, EA in the past has expressed not jumping on the open world thing (which I'm fucking shocked they didn't as EA supports current trends, but EA last gen also tried so many new things compared to old EA which I feel many don't give them the credit for)
That being said, I think you'll see some big open world thing from them as they want some open world crime type game ala GTA/Mafia/Watchdogs, I also believe they want that Crew/Horizon money too as to why they bought Code Masters, so I feel its likely they indeed want that next Need For Speed to be some open world thing. As for Burnout, I'd rather it stay what it is vs chase Horizon , but either could do the open world thing as Paradise did exist.
Also the team will move back on Need For Speed after BF2042, it was simply to assist the launch, not to only do Battlefield or something.
The thing about Evolution's closure and that you forgot to mention is that most of their games around that time were flops...and not just because Sony didn't market them very well. They also didn't review well.
Motorstorm 1 did well for them, but the rest of their games...I can see why Sony shut them down. I think the delays on Driveclub and the issues at launch was more like the straw that broke the camels back type thing.
but where are these games? Their September showing was pretty bad. They wasted 30 of the 40 minutes showing third party trash
Games take time to make and Sony has already expressed no longer wanting to reveal games deep in advance. If its 2022 or 2023 it seems Sony is open to showing it, other then that they want to spread announcements to gain more coverage vs trying to force several reveals at once. That worked well for PS5 as a fucking controller was trending on Google for fuck sakes, they know how to generate hype.
As for the showing, they need to support their 3rd party partners during a time like Covid where even their studios are effected, so when many games are pushed back, they still need to market reasons to buy a PS5 on top of marketing those 3rd party games so get help too. That is not wasted and that isn't fucking "trash" simply because you personally hate the games, stop fucking adding in your personal shit to any of this, it hurts your point greatly. You can't be out here trying to have anyone take your view seriously and then showing this deep fucking bias against a team, publisher, 3rd party vs 1st party etc. When you have something like Call Of Duty move 30 million units and majority units sold are on Playstation, they need to fucking market that, that helps them as a BUSINESS, if you want someone to take what you are saying in terms of business seriously, don't add in some personal emotional shit man, I don't even play Call Of Duty and I understand the value of those deals and why they'd market 3rd party games during that press event.
btw, I don't even fucking like COD, I'm a Battlefield fan, but this is about BUSINESS, its no about what I like or what you like sir, separate that and more will listen. How can I even believe your view point if its just based on some bias of what you hate?
we need to blame them for making Wreckfest instead of hiring the ex-Evo studios devs to make a new Motorstorm for launch
Nah bud, with how much Driveclub was delayed, we know not of internally all the shit that studio was causing during that development. They closed that studio for a logical reason. Writing some fanfiction shit like "should have had ex-Xenosaga devs to make new Xenosaga IP for launchz" when you know not of how that shit was going to play out. You might WANT Motorstorm for personal reasons, you need to factor WHY that studio was closed down and consider what you want and even what Sony wants, isn't what that studio can do anymore in that time frame with a respectable budget. What ever happened to that studio, it sounds justified that Sony wouldn't be out here spending money on a studio that has massive issues internally and we've seen Sony keep studios on life support for generations, but all good games must come to an end. They are still a business. Wreckfest likely also didn't cost what Driveclub cost and they likely didn't have all the issues that Evolution probably had.
Paying for Deathloop is ridiculous too. Pay your internal studios more so they can get games out faster.
Well its not an either or. If the game must be delayed and they need more time, it makes sense to give them that time while also still having 3rd party deals for marketing and timed stuff.
ie...BOTH. So throwing more money at it doesn't mean the issues will work out faster bud. Keep in mind they are growing their studios btw
Several studios have expanded on top of them forming a new studio in San Diego, so they are doing both bud.
Herman's gone shopping for these multiplayer studios, and it's just the wrong way to go about doing that. Ex-Bungie devs, Ex-CoD devs, Ex-Star Wars devs. Those investments should be made within first party studios.
Again....they are doing both.
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Stop making such fake narratives man. You are saying shit like "should be made" when they are currently doing that and have already made several statements about continuing to invest.
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I dont know. It feels like they were twiddling their thumbs until the Zenimax acquisition and only then went into buying frenzy
Nah bud, they stated they were in talks to aquire years before that deal happened and even that deal with Zenimax itself was YEARS in the making, you are not talking about something that just happens in a day or something.
Be like "it feels like" yea I don't fucking go on feels with this shit, I go on FACTS of objectively what has been stated officially by the company and then go off that. Your "feels" is also based on literally nothing but that, "feels", this is a factual thing that can be looked up sir, I'll leave you to feel what ever you want, but I'll provide you with factual information so we can actually talk about the facts of this matter vs feels. That is why you even post a lot of this weird stuff where you ask for this instead of that or should be doing this etc while not knowing they are doing both, have been doing both, are not either ors etc. If you are just going based on "feels" vs facts, of course you might make such odd statements
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So I greatly question how anyone can take what you say seriously if you didn't know this... yet I should factor how you "feel" vs facts though? Really now...
Sony Bend spent 2 years between 2019 and 2021 on pitching Days Gone 2 and Uncharted spinoffs with nothing to show. Even Kojima who makes games ever 3 years has pretty much wasted the last two years because sony didnt greenlight a game for him immediately.
Sony Bend is working on a new IP, something that would cost MORE MONEY then a sequel and not having anything to "show" simply means Sony doesn't want to reveal titles too early and wants to spread out their marketing. You don't know what Sony and Kojima have worked out as they don't need to work shit out "immediately" and I'm a massive Kojima fan, but this isn't about fandom, feels, etc, this is about business.
They have their reasons for why they are not revealing all things in 1 day sir. I'd trust what they are doing over whole feels thing anyday.