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Miyamotoo said:
Nozz-A-La said:

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. :)

They showed a new Pokemon game, not the new CORE pokemon game, like he said. They only mentioned the CORE pokemon game is releasing next year. So expect a Pokemon Direct in either February or like right before E3. Yay.



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I like it if games are announced very early in the development cycle because of the leaks. As later you are revealing it as more likely it will get leaked like in nintendos case. FF7 was announced very early but no one can tell me that this game wont sell like hot cakes.



What is some of your guy's problem with having more information?
You'd really rather be ignorant, and speculate about/vote for games in surveys that are actually already in development (seen this for many games that were actually secretly in development like Majora's Mask 3D), than live with the knowledge over a longer period of time? It's so difficult that you'd willingly chose ignorance?
This is why we can't have nice things.

I'm happy Capcom told me about RE Make 2 in 2015. Because I know they heard the fans wishes. Even if it ended up being canceled, at least I knew they gave it a shot. And that's all I can really ask of them.

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UltimateGamer1982 said:
Be like. resident evil 2 remake. Announce, show release date and and then release 7 months later.

Don’t be like. Ffvii r. Kingdom hearts 3. And announce 4-5 years in advance. Sometimes even announced before active development even starts.

Actually Resident Evil 2 Remake was announced in 2015, and then not a single screenshot or word for almost 3 years.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcW6W-xVl-8

But yes, be like them.
Even though I would have preferred some more information, at least I knew that Capcom had heard the fans wishes for a remake of what was my favorite Resident Evil game before 4, and I could stop wasting mental and physical energy speculating and hoping that Capcom would consider it, or mention it to them in surveys, etc.
Even if they ended up cancelling it, at least I'd know that they gave it a shot, and that's all you can really do.

I don't understand why some people can't stand waiting for games to the point where they'd willingly chose to be in the dark for years unnecessarily, rather than to have more information. It seems like a very obvious choice from the perspective of fans, and especially people like us who post on forums like these for the sake of sharing/acquiring more information, but nothing about people's priorities is obvious.
I'd much rather be informed than ignorant about a game's development from Day 1, any day of the week.

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Because it sells consoles? It happens with new consoles aswell, before they release their is an E3 with promises and games that will come but we don't know when so we see people rushing to get consoles (and occassionally bitch a lot first year because their are not that many games).

For some games I forgive them, announcing Samus returns without announcing MP4 would make people mad at Nintendo. Bethesda every year has to answer why ESVI is not announced and they have stated many years that the vision they have with ESVI is not possible with the tech that is out today.

E3 is also for investors, stock from nintendo went down after their conference. If they announced some games that will not be available for years it probably would went up.






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We should make a thread listing the games that took more time between announcement and release. It'd be fun.

Nioh, for example, was kind of announced in 2004. Came out in 2017. At least they kept their word.



My Total Sales prediction for PS4 by the end of 2021: 110m+

When PS4 will hit 100m consoles sold: Before Christmas 2019

There were three ravens sat on a tree / They were as blacke as they might be / The one of them said to his mate, Where shall we our breakfast take?


I've got mixed feelings about too early announcements, though. I guess we should have both, announcements of those that will come out soon and a bit of those that never comes out just to keep us hyped a bit. It's part of the show.



My Total Sales prediction for PS4 by the end of 2021: 110m+

When PS4 will hit 100m consoles sold: Before Christmas 2019

There were three ravens sat on a tree / They were as blacke as they might be / The one of them said to his mate, Where shall we our breakfast take?


0D0 said:
We should make a thread listing the games that took more time between announcement and release. It'd be fun.

Nioh, for example, was kind of announced in 2004. Came out in 2017. At least they kept their word.

Really? Where was Nioh announced in 2004?



0D0 said:
We should make a thread listing the games that took more time between announcement and release. It'd be fun.

Nioh, for example, was kind of announced in 2004. Came out in 2017. At least they kept their word.

Stacraft Ghost was announced in the early 00's, yet we never got it, but we did get something close to it 2 years ago with Nova Covert ops. Not exactly the same game as Ghosts, but it takes ideas from it. 

 

Just giving an example of something that existed years ago, but gave way to something similar. Just wanting to say that if someone was announced back then and changed drastically, that doesn't exactly make it the same IP in the current timeframe. 

 

This means that if Nioh was truly announced back in 04, it would have to be quite literally the same in design. If anything has changed since 04, then that means it is not exactly the same as what was announced years ago.



                                       

Hiku said:

What is some of your guy's problem with having more information?
You'd really rather be ignorant, and speculate about/vote for games in surveys that are actually already in development (seen this for many games that were actually secretly in development like Majora's Mask 3D), than live with the knowledge over a longer period of time? It's so difficult that you'd willingly chose ignorance?
This is why we can't have nice things.

I'm happy Capcom told me about RE Make 2 in 2015. Because I know they heard the fans wishes. Even if it ended up being canceled, at least I knew they gave it a shot. And that's all I can really ask of them.

Personally, I didn't mind that Kingdom Hearts III was announced too early, at that time (back in 2013, before the game was announced) I REALLY wanted confirmation that a new home console KH game was in development, even though I knew I would have to wait years and years to play it.