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Blame yourselves.
I see Metroid Prime 4 being brought up as an example.

Take a look at that game. Nintendo could have said, we are working on a new Metroid game in an interview like they have said before, but that doesn't appease anyone. No one believes them until they show a title screen.

If Bethesda had their conference and showed off Elder Scrolls blades like they did and didn't show ES6, but later said in an interview that they were working on it, would anyone believe them? No. They would look at and see most recent games are Oline MMO and a phone game. There is no reason to not believe they haven't abandoned the core single player game.

So it's to shut up us gamers. And yet as soon as they announce it, we continue to not shut up.

I mean hell, I feel Ben Affleck wants to quit being batman solely so that people quit asking him about batman every single time they ever see him. He could be interviewing for another movie and half the question will be about batman.



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Beth only announced TES6 because the fans cry every year for an TES6 announcement. Cyberpunk 2077 was indeed too early. I don't see it coming before 2020.



You cant satisfy everyone. Personally, I watch these conferences to see what games the future has in store for me as a PS4 owner. If a new game Is announced at Microsoft's conference but is also available on PS4, then I'd conaider myself a winner.

Sony announced Monster Hunter World and Shadow of the Colossus (both would be critically acclaimed) less thana year prior to release yet that wasnt enough to please most core gamers.

Ideally, I'd rather games being announced (not revealed) 6-18 months in advance, but I wouldn't throw a tantrum if they take much longer as long as the end product is good and there are plenty of other games around to keep me busy.



It doesn't matter to me if a game is revealed years before it's released. It's not like I'm waking up every day and crossing an X through another day on the calendar as I wait in anticipation for a big title. I will admit it used to be a bit of a thing for me, but it's gotten easier to wait as I've gotten older. Waiting 3 years for the Ultra 64/N64 kinda sucked for example.



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

Resident Evil 2 remake was announce in summer 2015: https://www.facebook.com/residentevil/posts/1018107531543467



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People are stupid and can't manage their expectations. You often see developers show tech demo and game play trailer behind close door because the general public aren't informed enough to make proper evaluation of what the final product will turn out to be. But, I would say that large majority would rather know that a game is in development. All the buzz at E3 is created from the unknown. A great game is a great game and it doesn't matter when it is announce.

The biggest problem is that you have bad games that create buzz and excitement and are hyped to be better then what it eventually delivers. It is a balance acts that can have good marketing benefits if done right. It's hard to manage expectation, the best example is No man's sky, they made many promises and were too ambitious when compare to what they manage to delivers.



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I think they are, look at games like Crackdown, Shenmue 3, Final Fantasy 7 remake (next gen?) and Kingdom Hearts 3 and The last of us 2 and many others.
When they got announced I was extremely hyped, now I am just thinking, release the game already, and the hype I once felt is pretty much gone.

Personally I think when you announce a game release it in 12 months or don't announce it, one year of waiting is more then enough.




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

Resident Evil 2 remake was announce in summer 2015: https://www.facebook.com/residentevil/posts/1018107531543467

True but they didn’t need keep feeding us trailers all these years with no release date. Sure we knew it was coming at some point, but it was radio silence ever since that announcement. 

Kingdom hearts has had numerous trailers and ffvii r had I think two and some screenshots but still nothing since. 

Crackdown 3 has also had a few trailers over the years but still not out. 

So resident evil is a bit different. We just saw the first two beautiful trailers and a few Gameplay videos during e3 and now it’s already out in January. 



I think that games are sometime showed off really early not for us gamers but for satisfying the shareholders.



Mystro-Sama said:
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?

 

Chazore said:
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.

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From Dinasty Warriors like to Dark Souls like. It's the same project, mind you.



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