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phantom0 said:
lol a dude bro shooter with typical cover shooter mechanic. SUCH RISK


Such unearned arrogance. If you don't think AAA new ips are risky, then I'd say you need to take a look at the dozens (over a 100 now?) studios that have closed since the start last generation.



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I know he uses the Last of Us as an example, but the whole setting/style and story of the Last of Us made it less of a risk imho, just because it was set in a reality/real world. I see the Order being more risky as its a fantasy story.. I think as long as its a good game it should be ok, but if its middling then it could struggle.



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Ready At Dawn has always made great games that also usually push the hardware to its limits, and I expect nothing less from this. I'm sure it will sell well as its one of PS4's most hyped exclusives. Also its premise of Victorian-era London, werewolves and vampire infestation is very interesting and this game might be revolutionary.



phantom0 said:
lol a dude bro shooter with typical cover shooter mechanic. SUCH RISK

I think the atmostphere plus the lack of multiplayer which makes said dudebro shooters popular is the risky part.



Lol at these kids thinking making a AAA shooter guarantees you success. Not to mention the fact that this shooter has no multiplayer. ..it is a HUGE risk, especially releasing it on a console with such a low userbase



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I thought this was a first party Sony owned studio and IP?
With that said, wouldn't Sony be the ones incurring risk, not the developer?




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Slade6alpha said:
I thought this was a first party Sony owned studio and IP?
With that said, wouldn't Sony be the ones incurring risk, not the developer?

It's not. Also I don't see how that would change anything, the article only says that the game's a financial risk.



Madword said:
I know he uses the Last of Us as an example, but the whole setting/style and story of the Last of Us made it less of a risk imho, just because it was set in a reality/real world. I see the Order being more risky as its a fantasy story.. I think as long as its a good game it should be ok, but if its middling then it could struggle.

These are Ready At Dawn's previous games:

1. Daxter (PSP): Metascore 85, Sales over 3.6m

2. God Of War: Chains Of Olympus (PSP): Metascore 91 (highest of all time on PSP), Sales 3.2m (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-06-05-god-of-war-series-has-sold-over-21-million-copies)

3. Okami (Wii port): Metascore 90

4. God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta (PSP): Metascore 86, Sales 1.2m (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-06-05-god-of-war-series-has-sold-over-21-million-copies)

5. God Of War: Origins Collection (PS3): Metascore 84, Sales 700k (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-06-05-god-of-war-series-has-sold-over-21-million-copies)

Ready At Dawn was formed in 2003 by former Naughty Dog employees.