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Zelda Breath of the Wild, Duke Nukem Forever (how fitting), Kingdom Hearts III, Tokyo Mirage Sessions... yeah, I agree. Big games with hype-build should eb announced around a year before release, smaller games should get way shorter announcement periods.



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Idm it. I think in a business POV it shows that they are still supporting the console.



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Miyamotoo said:
AlfredoTurkey said:
Considering Nintendo announced Metroid Prime 4 last year and then this year, didn't even mention it... I vote yes.

That not even comparable with something like Cyber Punk, game was announced 5 years ago and game will not be out before 2020. MP4 was announced last year and probably it will be out next or year after next.

Nintendo announced a lot of games last year and they didn't showed us anything about these this year (Core pokemon rpg, mp4, bayonetta 3, yoshi, pikmin(?), new no more heroes game, etc.)

I know this situation is not as bad as cyber punk's. On the other hand 12+ month without any new footage is far from perfect as well. 



Sometimes, yes. However, games take much longer to develop than they did even 10 years ago. These companies are trying to appease share holders, core gamers, and the casual audience. Each group wants, needs, or cares about when, how, and where these games are announced in very different ways.

Personally, I think a good mix of at this moment, at the end of the year, by the end of next year, and we are working on it, but have no release window, is just fine. As long as the titles arrives, it doesn't bother me. I just hate when something is announced and never comes to fruition. That should never happen. Agent, Scalebound, 8 Days, just to name a few.



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Agreed - personally I think this trend makes less sense than ever because of the sheer number of games that are released these days. There's more than enough to keep track of in a six to twelve month period, let alone over 2 - 5 years.



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If they only announced games that were going to be released in the next 12 months, then you would realize just how few games are coming out soon.



Yes. One year ahead of release should be the max.



twintail said:
MasterThief said:

the fact that we got 0 games in two E3s in a row from Sony is pathetic. all we got is the same games across like 3 different conferences

its miserable. 

in 2017 they announced Bravo Team, Hidden Agenda, Horizon expansion, Inpatient, Shadow of the Colossus PS4. This year it was Déraciné and some Playlink titles. Nioh 2 sorta if they are still publishers for outside of Japan like the first game.

0 games in not fact. its fiction.

Anyhow there is a new San Diego studio from Sony (or at least an expansion - either way there will be a new game from them) and of course Manchester Studio was established in 2015 so they have a game that should be ready soonish.

he is singing that tune for a while now he conveniently choose to forget Ghost of Tshushima and concrete genie announced last year



Nozz-A-La said:
Miyamotoo said:

That not even comparable with something like Cyber Punk, game was announced 5 years ago and game will not be out before 2020. MP4 was announced last year and probably it will be out next or year after next.

Nintendo announced a lot of games last year and they didn't showed us anything about these this year (Core pokemon rpg, mp4, bayonetta 3, yoshi, pikmin(?), new no more heroes game, etc.)

I know this situation is not as bad as cyber punk's. On the other hand 12+ month without any new footage is far from perfect as well. 

They showed new Pokemon game, MP4 was announced only one year ago, same goes for Yoshi, Bayonetta 3 was announced in December (so 6-7 months ago), Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is showed only 2 months ago, Pikmin never was announced officially.

So comparing 12 months with 60 months is not serious at all. :)



next gen ahead, dont expect anything but filler until then, that then can be ported and charged for again, or just download/ or pop in your disc and play, depending on system.