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Yeah, there is no doubt that this gen has been disappointing for new IP's, especially in the AAA field. Not only are their less new/rebooted IP this gen, they are just not as good as the new/rebooted IP of last gen overall.  Last gen has some amazing new or rebooted AAA series like:

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (reboot)
  • Red Dead Redemption (reboot)
  • LA Noire
  • Uncharted
  • Gears of War
  • Tomb Raider (reboot)
  • Assassin's Creed
  • The Witcher
  • Borderlands
  • Bioshock
  • Rage
  • Mass Effect
  • Dragon Age
  • Fallout (reboot)
  • Saints Row
  • Just Cause
  • Dishonored
  • Wolfenstein (reboot)
  • Forza Horizon
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Rock Band
  • Killzone
  • Infamous

That is a big list, and almost every series I listed there is good to amazing imo. This gen's list of new/rebooted AAA's so far this gen by comparison:

  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (good)
  • Destiny (disappointment)
  • Watch Dogs (started as a disappointment but improved on the sequel)
  • Until Dawn (good)
  • Quantum Break (good, but a sales disappointment)
  • Sunset Overdrive (good, but a sales disappointment)
  • Spider-Man (reboot) (good)
  • Driveclub (good, but a sales disappointment that got the studio shutdown)
  • The Division (disappointment)
  • Overwatch (Good)
  • The Evil Within (decent)
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War (good)
  • Titanfall (started good but sequel was a disappointment) 
  • Dying Light (decent)
  • Mad Max (disappointment)
  • The Order: 1886 (disappointment)
  • Doom (reboot) (good)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront (reboot) (disappointment)
  • The Crew (decent)

Objectively the list just isn't as good, and subjectively for me personally it's even further behind. Thankfully however, there are a few promising looking new AAA IP on the horizon like Cyberpunk and Ghost of Tsushima, though sadly there just aren't enough coming in the last few years of the gen to make it anywhere near as good as gen 7 was for new IP.

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 30 November 2018