Don't Forget, Sony: New Exclusive IPs Are Your Bread And Butter
As we push forward into a new generation and gaming becomes more and more mainstream with every passing day, we'd like to remind Sony of the following facts:
It'll be all too easy to succumb to the allure of the same ol' same ol', specifically for the sake of big sales to casual gamers. But don't forget - we don't think you will forget, but it's just a friendly reminder - that your claim to fame is new, exclusive IPs that are head-and-shoulders above the competition. It's your glossy calling card.
In my opinion, most of the absolute best games of the current generation were PS3 exclusives. All the Uncharted titles (especially the last two), Heavy Rain, God of War III, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Gran Turismo 5, The Last Of Us, Journey, several of the Killzone and Resistance titles, and I'd like to assume Beyond: Two Souls all rank right up there. Obviously, MGS and GT have been around a while, and GoW started late in the PS2 generation. But they're all exclusive, and most were new IPs.
These aren't just great games; these are games that helped drive the industry forward in a variety of ways. If you look at each, you'll see what I mean. I want to see more of this in the new generation, as in the eyes of many veteran gamers, the PlayStation brand thrives - and is even defined by - cutting-edge exclusives. This is the company's bread and butter and despite the annualization, despite the ongoing massive sales for games we've seen many times before, we all hope Sony understands their position. See, we're pretty sure they do; it's just important to let them know that we continue to appreciate it.
9/15/2013 11:10:12 PM Ben Dutka