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Bethesda start working on a new engine for The Elder Scrolls VI or just use a third party engine.

Media Molecule, Start working towards a point that they can actually release Dreams this gen.

Nintendo, Start making a Mario and Luigi game and a new Strikers game.



Please excuse my (probally) poor grammar

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KrspaceT said:
potato_hamster said:
Ohh man. So many of you guys would put companies into straight nose dive into bankruptcy. This thread is great.

Hey in my defense Nintendo can lose money for half a century and still exist: 

As my idea went...

....I'd comment, but frankly the only major company I think about enough (Nintendo and the overarching companies) I actually like. Yes, even Game Freak. Oh I have things I'd do in office they aren't doing now: I'd probably go hunt down fired, departed, or disgruntled creators of games from other companies and tell them 'I'll pay you to have your own studios, though prove yourself first'. 

For example if I had a studio led by some former Assassins Creed guy, they'd prove themselves with a Sheikah themed game with Assassins Creed flavor. Or if I had a former FIFA person of some renown, I'd have them make a Nintendo franchise sports game. Those go well, then they can make whatever they more individually want to make mixed with successors to the above if wanted (perhaps they want to make a game about Sasquatch armies destroying everything in Alabama or something). 

I would probably do things to expand Game Freak and take them off their current schedule (I'd add a year or two to each generation and have side studios make Pokemon games to keep the generations going), but I am not going to be that weirdo who wants to give their stuff to Bethesda. 

Finally I would probably find a way to buy some studios, and then in a press conference about it I would state quite publicaly 'we are buying this studio so only our fans can play their games going forward'. Honesty is the best policy after all.

...

Opening a few new studios for more games is a recoupable expense: if the most expensive game in Nintendo's history was Breath of Wild that needed just to sell 2 million to break even, it shouldn't be too difficult. An adjustment on Game Freak will probably have more a cost effect long term, but that's probably not enough to make things problematic. 

MY!Nintendo buying From Software, Bungie, Projekt Red, or something to make their games Nintendo only (and publically saying that is the reason) is probably the most cost destructive expense, but that is probably the hardest of these things to do anyway. 

I just... Wow. I don't even know where to start.



potato_hamster said:
Immersiveunreality said:

Yeah it sucks,did grow up with the mgs franchise since my teen years and it was sad to see on what note it ended with the second half of mgsv,that game is partly brilliant and partly disapointing.

I think it was wholly brilliant, just unfortunately unfinished. At least he got to tell how the story would have ended if he had the time.

The second part had that filler going on that was in stark contrast with the first half of the game,suddenly the story was put on hold and many asset's and mission were reused.

I want to say **** Konami but i'm not sure.

Anyway

Ontopic

Konami:

Rework and hire new talents for the next installment of metal gear and invest greatly in it to regain the trust of the playerbase.



Immersiveunreality said:
potato_hamster said:

I think it was wholly brilliant, just unfortunately unfinished. At least he got to tell how the story would have ended if he had the time.

The second part had that filler going on that was in stark contrast with the first half of the game,suddenly the story was put on hold and many asset's and mission were reused.

I want to say **** Konami but i'm not sure.

Anyway

Ontopic

Konami:

Rework and hire new talents for the next installment of metal gear and invest greatly in it to regain the trust of the playerbase.

I'm pretty sure the entire executive team that had any bit of a part of the fall out with Kojima could apologize and commit ritual seppuku on a live stream and it still wouldn't regain the trust of the player base.



Sony: Launch the PS5 bundled with PSVR at $600.
Microsoft: Launch the Xbox4 bundled with Kinect at $600.
Nintendo: Make more Nintendo games.



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Microsoft:
1. Don't even sell Xbox in Japan.
2. Stop assuming hand helds are dead.
3. Produce modular hand held.

Sony:
1. Produce modular hand held.
2. Admit parallel analogs are uncomfortable and redesign controller with offset thumbsticks.
3. Stop utilizing controllers with useless features.

Nintendo:
1. Get real with online.
2. Get real with Labo.
3. Produce modular hand held.

Overall:
MS, Sony and Ninty, feature online community tools to create indie games. Something I've wanted for the longest time.
Customization is grossly underutilized. Mario Maker should serve as a testament to player creativity.

Edit: I should read titles better. Oh well.

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I want to elaborate that I don't think any of these companies are failing... I just wanted to post what they need to do to improve their current standings.

Sony:

1. Do another handheld as a companion device to the PS5. Make it fully backwards compatible with PS1/PS2 Classics, PSP, PSminis, and PSV games. Improved Remote Play with an optional 4G model for Remote Play in the go.

2. Release a set top box series. "PlayStation Sticks" and "PlayStation Boxes" should be fully compatible with major video streaming services (specifically PlayStation Vue). These devices should also be capable of playing at least PS1 Classics titles.

3. Ensure the PS5 is fully backwards compatible. I don't care if it takes an external box that must be purchased separately to play PS3 games- make it happen.

4. Maintain the stream of high quality first party titles. Don't let off the gas.

5. Knock it off with the silly censorship and just include better parental controls.

6. Get that fucking PSnow streaming shit outta here.

Microsoft:

1. Either get exclusives again and stop releasing your games on competing platforms, or go third party and stop wasting time with hardware. I get that you're trying to appease PC gamers, but they're still not gonna use the Windows Store.

2. Regardless of if you start keeping exclusives on Xbox or go third party, you need to start properly utilizing your IPs. Get Rare working on something, reopen some of your good studios that you closed, and tell 343 to take a hike so you can get a competent crew on Halo.

3. Expect to be third place in every generation and gauge your expectations appropriately. Third place is still a profitable position to be in.

4. Get that fucking Games on Demand shit outta here.

Nintendo:

1. Release a "streaming dock" capable of streaming games played to services like Twitch. Be sure to price it competitively against Elgato.

2. Piggybacking off of the first thing, lower the price of the standard dock. The standard dock should only be $50, and the streaming dock should only be $100.

3. Release a Joycown-less, Dockless Switch for $200. Ship it with a basic junk controller. Some people just need to replace the actual system and don't need an entire set of extra peripherals, or even just want a basic entry level into the platform.

All Hardware Manufacturers:

1. Get together and ensure all games are cross play together and with PC. Sony is currently in the spotlight for this, but I'm not so gullible that I'll believe Microsoft proposing a requirement of Xbox Live in some titles isn't part of that problem. This will have to be a three-way thing where everyone plays ball, not where one company bows to another.

2. Do not allow loot boxes that are pay-to-win. If the item you're purchasing will give you an in-game advantage but is also random chance and could be garbage, then it shouldn't be on a home console.

Capcom:

1. Get to work on Monster Hunter World 2, and have massive DLCs ready to start churning out every six months (in addition to teams that add new free content on a monthly basis). Should include at least one monster from all skeletons to set the groundwork for updates. This would include Amphibians (ex.Zamtrios), crustaceans (ex.Ceanataur), leviathans (ex.Lagiacruz), pelagus/apes (ex.Rahjang), insectoids (ex.Scylla), and bears (ex.Arzuros). Swimming should be a thing again but should be made 100% optional (such as options to easily drag monsters out of the water, or not making any water missions necessary to complete.) MHW2 should be a PS5/XBScarlet title. Simultaneous PC release is preferred, but refrain from releasing a broken product.

2. Release more Monster Hunter Stories titles. Stories could serve to expand Monster Hunter lore, as well as hook a different audience with the Pokemon-like gameplay.

3. "Monster Hunter Legacy" for Switch. Classic Monster Hunter gameplay, but with new World monsters added to the mix.

4. Finish remaking classic RE's by remaking RE3.

5. Release new entries in the Mega Man X and Mega Man Legends series. Mega Man Legends would specifically see much more popularity in this age of high-quality third person adventure games.

6. Develop Street Fighter 6 for Switch and port up from there- no one should be left out of SF like SFV did to Nintendo and Xbox.

Square Enix:

1. Stop announcing your games so early.

2. Fix your management. Games shouldn't take 7 years to develop.

3. Elaborate that "episodic" isn't the right word to describe three 30+ hour games.

4. Begin Remastering Final Fantasy titles in the same way you're remastering FFVIII. Start with FFVI and work back from there. Titles like FFVII and FFIX that already have high resolution re-releases should simply receive updates to toggle between models, and every title released should retain the option to flip between OG and refresh. All titles should be made available on PS4, Switch, XB1, and PC.

5. Remaster FFXI for PS4/Switch/XB1. People still play this game, and you should let them know they aren't forgotten.

6. Remaster the FFXIII trilogy for PS4/Switch/XB1. They might not be the best FF titles, but they have a dedicated following.

7. Release FFXIV on XB1 and ensure it is cross play.

8. When 4-7 are done, PS4/Switch/XB1/PC should have access to FF1-FF13. PS4/XB1/PC should additionally have FF14 and FF15.

9. Release Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5+2.8 HD ReMix for PS4/Switch/XB1/PC.

10. Release Kingdom Hearts 3 on PC.

11. Develop a demastered KH3 using the KH2 graphical engine so that the Switch can handle it. This demastered version should be released on Switch as the full game, as well as a free add-on for the PS4/XB1/PC versions.

12. When 9, 10, & 11 are done, PS4/Switch/XB1/PC should have access to all major Kingdom Hearts titles.



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Yeah for me its Nintendo.

1. Make a Hardware that can compete with the others

2. Make some games for older peoples not only so flushy wushy mario searches peach and theese virgin link boy.

3 Create an online sevrice with the funtionalities that are standard now.

and Sony.

1. Can you do something other than SP Storytellers? If i want to watch a good story i watch a film.

2. Invest in Ai so that the next Killzone will be playable and perhaps we get something inovating and not another storyteller.

3. Get GT more Cars

4.get for sure that the ps5 gamepads have a better quality. i never saw a gamepad so often to get broken.

and Microsoft.

1. i know that you want to push gamepass but a halo game never was great on pc so make halo xbox exclusive again xD

2. Give me Age of Empires 4 for pc with all the great stuff and age of empires 2 had only in better graphics etc.

3. and create the strongest nextgen hardware.

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Jigsawx1 said:

Yeah for me its Nintendo.

1. Make a Hardware that can compete with the others

2. Make some games for older peoples not only so flushy wushy mario searches peach and theese virgin link boy.

3 Create an online sevrice with the funtionalities that are standard now.

...The way you put 2 makes m think you aren't that old yourself. 



The Democratic Nintendo fan....is that a paradox? I'm fond of one of the more conservative companies in the industry, but I vote Liberally and view myself that way 90% of the time?

Sorry but my 1st language is not english....