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Cross-X said:
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A Bad Clown said:

I'd say Halo, now that there's a new studio I expect a lot more in the series.

Yup, they still have to do Halo Party and Halo Kart.

Don't forget Halo Smah Bros :D



Jokes aside, I think Uncharted could go big time next gen meaning like 6-7 Mil for PS4 game.


Uncharted is almost in that league already. It has a very good shot at hitting 5 million and it might even hit 4 million by the end of the year. I don't think 6 million is possible but I can see it getting close. And I think Uncharted 3 could hit 6 million, especially if the movie is a success.



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Activision will want to sell Crash Bandicoot.

Sony buy him.

Naughty Dog and Media Molecule revive him.

Goes from selling about 1 Million, to selling 6-7 Million!

 

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It's all dependent on what happens next gen (motion control? online still big?) and which franchise innovates and offers something new to the fans whilst gaining interest from others.

Looking at the examples you gave:

FFVI to VII: 3D graphics, FMVsequences, cinematic appeal to garner wider and mainstream interest

GTA 1/2 to GTA3: Took the basic gameplay and put it into a fully realised 3D environment. Driver 2 may have gotten there first, but GTA did it well and the previous notoriety and gameplay of the series helped boost it's sales.

CoD to Modern Warfare: The names say it all. Call of Duty was already gaining popularity as a good online game and top launch title for 360, but people were getting tired of the WW2 setting. Upgrading to the modern setting and weapons, but keeping the core and fun gameplay intact is why it has become so popular. Now, anything with Call of Duty in the name will sell even if it's a big steaming turd.

For next gen? It's very difficult to say. Possibly Crysis, but I'm not sure how well Crytek can innovate, and FPS' may not be so popular next gen. I hope Deus Ex does it, but I don't see it appealing to such a broad audience. Assassins Creed is already pretty big, so I'm not sure if it'll be able to top this gen. Uncharted is possible, but how can ND top Uncharted 2? Maybe Dragon Age depending on how Dragon Age 2 turns out. If Bethesda manage to release a bug free and polished version of Fallout or an Elder Scrolls and incorporate some community/multiplayer elements, I could see them becomming fairly big.



Earth Defense Force. Shit will blow up bigger than a mothership next gen.



I think the Uncharted, Assasin's Creed, and Little Big Planet franchises can be HUGE next gen.  I know AC is already huge, but i think it can do better.  But LBP will take the cake. :)  God knows what we'll be able to do in an LBP of next gen.

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Frieza said:
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Frieza said:

I thought maybe Uncharted could do it, but all these games that made the series a break out FF7, GTA3, COD4 were all immensly better than their previous game and Uncharted would have a hard time doing that. 


I really don't think FF VII was better than FF VI.


Well the general consensus is that FF7 is one the best games ever made so its definitley above FF6 in the mainstream eyes.

Both games frequently end up on "best games EVAR" lists. FF7 made the big jump because it ended the trend of subpar JRPG graphics.



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Assassins Creed is the biggest new franchise this generation (HD) so that cant be a possibility. Uncharted is already one of the most popular and well recieved PS3 exlusives too.

I doubt itd be Crysis because i just doubt itd be a FPS at all, itd be something fresh and new like how FF7 was something completley different from the usual platforming games US was used to, same reason why Pokemon struck gold GBA games were simple 2D platformers or Tetris Pokemon had more depth that games even now. 

COD4 i guess you could say there was already Halo but still.

"It's all dependent on what happens next gen (motion control? online still big?) and which franchise innovates and offers something new to the fans whilst gaining interest from others."

Mostly this, Online didnt get all that popular until 2006/2007, COD4 came out and pretty much perfected Online early on and got everybody while the online craze was starting. If for next gen theres something else that can be as innovative as Online and a good game comes out making the best out of it then thatll be the one to break out. 

"P.S:  I wanna see the revival of Final Fantasy.  Can't we go back to the good old days?"

Id love that but it seems Final Fantasy is on its way out, ever since FFX the games have never been all that great.



IamAwsome said:
Frieza said:

See Iamawesome got the right idea.

Red Steel and No more Heroes are actually very good possibilities, by the time of PS4 and Xbox 3 they may have new advanced motion sensors, if it comes out early and if they can make it so its by far the most fun game to play with motion controllers like how Call of Duty 4 became the most fun to play online stomping the competition then it could easily be a break out hit.

Imagine an Online game of Death Match where you and 15 other people ran around with swords fighting one another with incredibly accurate movements, so it was like fighting a friend with a plastic sword in real life, it would require real skill to play.

Then how much fun would that be, itd be like a real life Star Wars who wouldnt buy that, if there were guns itd be like a real life Paintball. Everyone likes fighting but nobody likes getting hurt itd be away of beating people up without ending up in pain.

And then if it was to also have a really good story mode and got great reviews just like how Call of Duty 4 did then that could become the next biggest thing.

I dont see anybody topping Iamawesomes possibility. 

 

A Red Steel 3 online game with PS Move/WM support and real sword movements would kick some serious ass!! Ubisoft better use that idea.

No More Heroes with Playstation Move/WM support would be good too. It could move like red steel 2. The one downside about that franchise are the odd jobs.

Dead Rising will take off as long as Capcom supports it.

As for Resistance, I doubt that franchise will take off because well, I never liked that game, and because they are starting to milk the franchise a little too much.



Milk the franchise? There have only been two Resistance games on the PS3 since launch! Also with more proof that they aren't milking it.. they could have released R3 this year (they release every two years), but they are holding it back to give it more development time. So I have no idea how they are milking it.



AdventWolf said:
IamAwsome said:
Frieza said:

See Iamawesome got the right idea.

Red Steel and No more Heroes are actually very good possibilities, by the time of PS4 and Xbox 3 they may have new advanced motion sensors, if it comes out early and if they can make it so its by far the most fun game to play with motion controllers like how Call of Duty 4 became the most fun to play online stomping the competition then it could easily be a break out hit.

Imagine an Online game of Death Match where you and 15 other people ran around with swords fighting one another with incredibly accurate movements, so it was like fighting a friend with a plastic sword in real life, it would require real skill to play.

Then how much fun would that be, itd be like a real life Star Wars who wouldnt buy that, if there were guns itd be like a real life Paintball. Everyone likes fighting but nobody likes getting hurt itd be away of beating people up without ending up in pain.

And then if it was to also have a really good story mode and got great reviews just like how Call of Duty 4 did then that could become the next biggest thing.

I dont see anybody topping Iamawesomes possibility. 

 

A Red Steel 3 online game with PS Move/WM support and real sword movements would kick some serious ass!! Ubisoft better use that idea.

No More Heroes with Playstation Move/WM support would be good too. It could move like red steel 2. The one downside about that franchise are the odd jobs.

Dead Rising will take off as long as Capcom supports it.

As for Resistance, I doubt that franchise will take off because well, I never liked that game, and because they are starting to milk the franchise a little too much.



Milk the franchise? There have only been two Resistance games on the PS3 since launch! Also with more proof that they aren't milking it.. they could have released R3 this year (they release every two years), but they are holding it back to give it more development time. So I have no idea how they are milking it.

3 games. There was a PSP title as well. However, I agree "milking" the franshise is a bit of an over-exageration.