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The last two console generations were interesting. The technological jump that was between the PS2 and PS3 era of gaming shook up the industry. Japanese devs fell very far behind in tech and prowess. The era of photorealism and open worlds began. To cope with the changing tides developers came up with a way to experiment and gauge consumer direction with the fabled REMASTERS. So many games got recreated for a new age of people, allowing many to re-experience the glory days and for Devs to help litmus test what fans were most into. 

Yet.....in PS4/XB1/Switch era maybe we have relied too much on Remasters. Feels like 1 of 3 games is a remaster or remake now a days. In particular this gen's bevy of remasters took place of the void of traditional backwards compatibility that had been present in Gens prior. 

Going into PS5/Next Box.....that should not be the case. It is very likely both consoles are at minimum BC with the prior gen. And the tech leaps are nowhere near as shocking anymore. Sure, we still have a few more high profile Remasters on the horizon, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Resident Evil 3. But what else is there? We have kinda hit all the biggest gems of yesteryear. Almost every great title of the 90s has made a comeback in last few years. Shadow of the Colossus, Legend of Zelda Orcarina and Majora(albeit they could be ported to Switch), The Last of Us: Remastered, Tomb Raider Def, Sleeping Dogs Def, Darksiders 1-2, Bayonetta, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Devil May Cry 1-4, DMC, GTAV, RE2, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Sly, Jak & Daxter, Ratchet & Clank, Halo Master Chief Collection, Gears of War Def, Final Fantasy X/X-2, FFXII, etc. Outside of doing direct ports of pre-up rez'd remasters is there really anything left? As we hit a form of technological roadblock there is really no need to remaster anything for next gen. What exists now is really good enough and I can't fathom paying for any of them again for minor graphical overhauls when they are likely compatible for the hardware.

As much as I have enjoyed all these remasters.....I kind of hope we are done. It is high time we stop gazing back into the past with nostalgia and created worthy experiences of the future.



      

      

      

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Remasters/remakes will never be done



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

Nah, they'll just start the trend again with the PS5 and Xbox whatever.

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But how can we stop gazing back in the past with nostalgia when you're supposed to be FOREVER cloud????????????????

Haha, just giving ya a hard time. I sort of hope that we at least see ~less~ next gen than we did this gen, which I think we will. Although, I do want to see RE3 and Code Veronica remade, just to tie up loose ends.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
But how can we stop gazing back in the past with nostalgia when you're supposed to be FOREVER cloud????????????????

Haha, just giving ya a hard time. I sort of hope that we at least see ~less~ next gen than we did this gen, which I think we will. Although, I do want to see RE3 and Code Veronica remade, just to tie up loose ends.

Next thing we'll get 4K remaster instead :P



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Mar1217 said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
But how can we stop gazing back in the past with nostalgia when you're supposed to be FOREVER cloud????????????????

Haha, just giving ya a hard time. I sort of hope that we at least see ~less~ next gen than we did this gen, which I think we will. Although, I do want to see RE3 and Code Veronica remade, just to tie up loose ends.

Next thing we'll get 4K remaster instead :P

And 8K enhanced on the mid-gen upgrades.



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

That would conflict with Capcom's ultimate goal of porting RE4 to every electronic device ever made.



Not a chance. Expect every even mildly popular 6th gen game to get the crash, spyro, medievil and RE2 treatment. Full on ground up remakes or close to it. I think the age of remasters may be winding down a tad but the age of remakes has just begun and it's going to be massive business.



 

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Yeah I can totally see publishers passing up on incredibly easy money, kind of like how the movie industry has stopped doing remakes.