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I think third parties are kind of footing that bill. And really, that's the beauty of PS -- not its homegrown content but all the third-party-developed content drawn to the platform. PS is the catholic home console ecosystem.

I will say this: I wish Sony hadn't shuttered Guerrilla Cambridge. A new Killzone game with botzone would be most appreciated :D



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Of course.



My prediction in 2021.

SW: 30m

PS5 16m

XBS: 7.5m

The online multiplayer market is soooo crowded with so many other actors..... no they dont.

Apart from that, I really dont care about those games.
Let 3rd party cater to those that enjoy them.

Sony does Story Driven Single Player experiances, and there's few that do them as good as them.
If they started doing multiplayer games instead, it would be a huge loss to the market place as a whole.
(while them doing multiplayer games, wouldnt really add much)



Miyamotoo said:
No they dont need, but I find strange that Sony dont have some its own big multiplayer game.

Do they really need it?

Smash is big, but Street Fighter is akin to that and its done by a 3rd party.
Splatoon is big, but again a single Call of Duty is bigger (and you get 1 each year), again done by 3rd party.

They dont need to, 3rd party probably love that they dont have to compete against sony in this area too.
It might be why its easy for them to get these 3rd on their systems (because 3rd know they ll sell gangbusters)



Killzone is a failure attempt to be a Halo level of FPS.

Does anybody even remember the failure of MAG? It was not for the lack of trying, they did but all their attempts failed.



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JRPGfan said:
Miyamotoo said:
No they dont need, but I find strange that Sony dont have some its own big multiplayer game.

Do they really need it?

Smash is big, but Street Fighter is akin to that and its done by a 3rd party.
Splatoon is big, but again a single Call of Duty is bigger (and you get 1 each year), again done by 3rd party.

They dont need to, 3rd party probably love that they dont have to compete against sony in this area too.
It might be why its easy for them to get these 3rd on their systems (because 3rd know they ll sell gangbusters)

Basically first thing that I wrote is that they don't need it, so I dont see why you replied to me.

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No they don't.

They already tried very hard in PS3 days, but that just isn't their mojo. Just look at how dissapointing GT sport turned out to be.



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

Well, games like TLoU2 and Death Stranding will have multiplayer, both of which will obviously be very big games, so it’s not like they have nothing on that front. I would like to see more multiplayer-centric games like Resistance, MAG, and Starhawk come back, but they’re certainly not needed for Playstationnto be successful. 



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Third party companies provide enough stellar MP games.

Plus they do have TLoU2 coming, though if the first is any indication, it will be beaten to death with shady MP DLC.

They shouldn’t have killed SOCOM. They could have had a Rainbow Six Siege type phenomenon before Ubi did.



Seems like a waste of resources if you have third parties providing those games.
There was the funding of Street Fighter V (but they probably don't get anything out of that aside from console exclusivity), and there's Drive Club and Gran Turismo, but I'd rather they just focus on improving the games they are good at making.

Last edited by Hiku - on 10 April 2018