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Seems like a waste of resources if you have third parties providing those games.
There was the funding of Street Fighter V (but they probably don't get anything out of that aside from console exclusivity), and there's Drive Club and Gran Turismo, but I'd rather they just focus on improving the games they are good at making.

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Everybody has their niche. Seems like Sony's is compelling story driven third-person action games (Uncharted, Last of Us, God of War, Horizon, Yakuza, Shadow of the Col, The Last Guardian BloodBorne, The Order, Knack, Infamous, Spider-Man, etc).

I did see someone posting Socom, which would add a lot of diversity to their lineup. ,



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Doesn't seem necessary, although it definitely wouldn't hurt either. That said, I'd rather take those single-player experiences. They're much less common than multiplayer games these days.



VAMatt said:
Miyamotoo said:
No they dont need, but I find strange that Sony dont have some its own big multiplayer game.

I find it strange that they never developed a big, traditional FPS, such as a Halo competitor.  

But, as many people have said, they clearly don't "need" to do so.  They're doing well without it.  

They did it was called Killzone 2, it flopped pretty hard for the size of the budget it was made with.



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Qwark said:
VAMatt said:

I find it strange that they never developed a big, traditional FPS, such as a Halo competitor.  

But, as many people have said, they clearly don't "need" to do so.  They're doing well without it.  

They did it was called Killzone 2, it flopped pretty hard for the size of the budget it was made with.

Be honest though..... like 99% would probably rather have a Horizon Zero Dawn 2, than a new Killzone.
Its a good thing Guerrilla Games decided to do something differnt.



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I prefer the direction sony with going with story drivin games. But i'd love them to do another warhawk I loved that game on ps3.



Miyamotoo said:
JRPGfan said:

Do they really need it?

Smash is big, but Street Fighter is akin to that and its done by a 3rd party.
Splatoon is big, but again a single Call of Duty is bigger (and you get 1 each year), again done by 3rd party.

They dont need to, 3rd party probably love that they dont have to compete against sony in this area too.
It might be why its easy for them to get these 3rd on their systems (because 3rd know they ll sell gangbusters)

Basically first thing that I wrote is that they don't need it, so I dont see why you replied to me.

Because you wrote you found it Strange they didnt have a big exclusive multiplayer only game.
Why is it strange if it doesnt make sense for them to do so?

This is one of the reasons MS if not winning the gen, it focus's on multiplayer games (a role 3rd party already fills really well) and its lacking in other genre's.

It makes much more sense for sony not to follow down that route, and instead stick to their strengths (esp when no one else on the market does what they do), those Single player experiances cant be gotten else where, Nintendo & MS dont really do game like them, its a reason to buy a Playstation, while Sony makeing some Online Multiplayer game, probably wouldnt be.

ei. = its not strange, its smart (imo).



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they don't, they tried many times during PS3 and they failed. they don't really need it.

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JRPGfan said:
Miyamotoo said:

Basically first thing that I wrote is that they don't need it, so I dont see why you replied to me.

Because you wrote you found it Strange they didnt have a big exclusive multiplayer only game.
Why is it strange if it doesnt make sense for them to do so?

This is one of the reasons MS if not winning the gen, it focus's on multiplayer games (a role 3rd party already fills really well) and its lacking in other genre's.

It makes much more sense for sony not to follow down that route, and instead stick to their strengths (esp when no one else on the market does what they do), those Single player experiances cant be gotten else where, Nintendo & MS dont really do game like them, its a reason to buy a Playstation, while Sony makeing some Online Multiplayer game, probably wouldnt be.

ei. = its not strange, its smart (imo).

Why wouldnt make sense for them!? They also have plenty of singleplayer games or games from most other genre from 3rd party also, and they still make singleplayer games and games from different genres, but they are lacking some big multiplayer game. Clarly they dont need it, they are doing great even without big multiplayear game, but they would doing fine even without some other single player games they having, I just find strange that they dont have some big multiplayer game.

Biggest reason one why MS is losing this gen from Sony is the initial DRM plans and inferior hardware for higher price point, both Sony and MS didnt had soem big exlusives in its first year or two.



Miyamotoo said:
JRPGfan said:

Because you wrote you found it Strange they didnt have a big exclusive multiplayer only game.
Why is it strange if it doesnt make sense for them to do so?

This is one of the reasons MS if not winning the gen, it focus's on multiplayer games (a role 3rd party already fills really well) and its lacking in other genre's.

It makes much more sense for sony not to follow down that route, and instead stick to their strengths (esp when no one else on the market does what they do), those Single player experiances cant be gotten else where, Nintendo & MS dont really do game like them, its a reason to buy a Playstation, while Sony makeing some Online Multiplayer game, probably wouldnt be.

ei. = its not strange, its smart (imo).

Why wouldnt make sense for them!? They also have plenty of singleplayer games or games from most other genre from 3rd party also, and they still make singleplayer games and games from different genres, but they are lacking some big multiplayer game. Clarly they dont need it, they are doing great even without big multiplayear game, but they would doing fine even without some other single player games they having, I just find strange that they dont have some big multiplayer game.

Biggest reason one why MS is losing this gen from Sony is the initial DRM plans and inferior hardware for higher price point, both Sony and MS didnt had soem big exlusives in its first year or two.

Because Playstation has such good 3rd party support.
Those 3rd party guys more than cover the "online multiplayer" genre, its a genre thats already over crowded.

Thats why... its a waste to do it for them.

 

"They also have plenty of singleplayer games or games from most other genre from 3rd party also, and they still make singleplayer games and games from different genres, but they are lacking some big multiplayer game."

Bull....   and even if a few 3rd party titles are simular and of same quality, those things a few and far between.

While look at the online multiplayer genre.... people are drowning in those titles.

So its 2 differnt situations.



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