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Platinum Games - Bayonetta 7 10.14%
 
From Software - Dark Souls, Bloodborne 19 27.54%
 
Codemasters - Grid, Dirt 1 1.45%
 
Kojima Productions - Death Stranding 20 28.99%
 
DontNod - Vampyr 0 0%
 
Others 14 20.29%
 
Multiple developers 8 11.59%
 
Total:69

If they're gonna acquire studios they shouldn't acquire regular studios in my opinion, they should acquire VR studios. Good studios would be Polyarc (developers of Moss), Impulse Gear (developers of Farpoint) and First Contact Entertainment (developers of Firewall: Zero Hour).
But if I had to name 1 regular studio, I'd go with Housemarque. Acquire them, give them a bigger budget and proper marketing and go to town on their arcade games. Resogun 2 to begin with please.



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SKMBlake said:
Keiji said:

And please man, between you and me... you probably don't have a PS4 right now.

Between me and you, I probably don't have a PS4 but between you and me, I do. If you want me to be more specific, I won it over a Sony contest and got it during the middle of May this year. And don't get me wrong, I loved most of the games I played on, like God Of War, WipEout Omega Collection, Uncharted 4, Spider-Man, GT Sport. That's right, I only played PS4 exclusive games on my PS4 because I wasn't interested in multiplat games (got bored while playing The Witcher III and didn't ever bother to buy Red Dead 2).

For me, God Of War is the game of the year, and Spider-Man a close second. But sorry, Detroit was meh. Go somewhere and push buttons to decide which way you want the story to go ? That's not the type of game I like, or even play. I tried it, and looked very good, but it doesn't require any skill, you just have to make choices. And since how awful I was to choose good buttons to press while playing L.A. Noire remastered, I wasn't any better while playing Detroit. 

Seems you got lucky to be able to play the few games you like on the PS4 without needing to buy the console so that's a positive :p

I personally love L.A Noire and games like Detroit but i can be pulled into bookstories by just reading them so that's why games like these might also have more effect on me.



Supermassive games. Until dawn was amazing and I would love for them to keep making bigger and bigger games

From software, Sony Japan's output isnt good, they made 2 good games this gen with the last guardian and gravity rush 2, but they weren't system sellers or sold that much. Sony needs it's Japanese games to have a bigger presence, and adding from software will complement their first party a lot. It would finally give them a studio capable of making jrpgs with world wide appeal



Immersiveunreality said:
SKMBlake said:

Between me and you, I probably don't have a PS4 but between you and me, I do. If you want me to be more specific, I won it over a Sony contest and got it during the middle of May this year. And don't get me wrong, I loved most of the games I played on, like God Of War, WipEout Omega Collection, Uncharted 4, Spider-Man, GT Sport. That's right, I only played PS4 exclusive games on my PS4 because I wasn't interested in multiplat games (got bored while playing The Witcher III and didn't ever bother to buy Red Dead 2).

For me, God Of War is the game of the year, and Spider-Man a close second. But sorry, Detroit was meh. Go somewhere and push buttons to decide which way you want the story to go ? That's not the type of game I like, or even play. I tried it, and looked very good, but it doesn't require any skill, you just have to make choices. And since how awful I was to choose good buttons to press while playing L.A. Noire remastered, I wasn't any better while playing Detroit. 

Seems you got lucky to be able to play the few games you like on the PS4 without needing to buy the console so that's a positive :p

I personally love L.A Noire and games like Detroit but i can be pulled into bookstories by just reading them so that's why games like these might also have more effect on me.



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I don't get how anyone can say Sony doesn't need more talent. The output of their first party studios this gen hasn't been all that incredible. A small handful of good games and a ton of 2nd party stuff they bought or paid others to make. No one would like another racing studio outside of Polyphony? Someone to make good RPG's? MicroSony are both sorely lacking in that area imho and rely pretty much entirely on other developers there.

But most importantly a majority of the good exclusives PS4 has had.. they came from developers Sony bought. Uncharted, LoU, Infamous, Horizon, etc. Personally I hope their output for PS5 is a lot stronger than PS4. They seemed pretty lazy in a lot of areas with PS4 after the competition pretty much imploded pre-launch. Not that I doubt either of the other two would have done the exact same thing, we've seen it with Wii and Kinect era 360 Microsoft.

 

 

 

 

 

 



I would love Sony to acquire Level 5 so they can force them to make Dark Cloud 3.  

I feel like Atlus would be a good addition.  

 

From Software to make Bloodborne 2.  Sony Japan and From work amazing together.  



GOWTLOZ said:

Sony has published amazing games on PS3 and PS4 unrivalled by the competition

You lost me at the first sentence.



GOWTLOZ said:
CGI-Quality said:

Well, what’s better/worse is usually up for interpretation. If strictly talking Xbox vs PlayStation, there is no question who has dominated (critically, commercially, and objectively). Throwing Nintendo in there puts them (Sony and Nintendo) on very competitive terms. Xbox just needs some revitalizing.

I'll disagree. Nintendo had two amazing games in 2017. They had nothing in 2016 and this year. Sony has been hitting it all three years. Their lineup has been far more consistently strong since the mid PS3 times and its still going. You can't just put 1 year in the middle as proof that Nintendo is competitive even just the past three years.

No matter how you choose to measure it, Nintendo is generally competitive when it comes to exclusive software. Sony’s stellar year doesn’t change that. 



                                                                                                                                                           

GOWTLOZ said:
CGI-Quality said:

Well, what’s better/worse is usually up for interpretation. If strictly talking Xbox vs PlayStation, there is no question who has dominated (critically, commercially, and objectively). Throwing Nintendo in there puts them (Sony and Nintendo) on very competitive terms. Xbox just needs some revitalizing.

I'll disagree. Nintendo had two amazing games in 2017. They had nothing in 2016 and this year. Sony has been hitting it all three years. Their lineup has been far more consistently strong since the mid PS3 times and its still going. You can't just put 1 year in the middle as proof that Nintendo is competitive even just the past three years.

Bolded: Well...in about 2 weeks from now..

And I would technically give a nod to Pokemon Sun and Moon with a Metacritic of 87 in 2016. So for what it's worth, Nintendo and Game Freak released a great game in 2016. In fact, we kinda leave the handhelds in the background. As if research and development are not required to make 3DS games for Nintendo. Throughout the 3DS' life, it had:

- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

- The N64 Zelda 3D Remakes

- Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (Collab with Next Level Games)

- Super Mario 3D Land

- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

- Mario Kart 7

- The Pokemon games (yea, you can pick whatever you like, they're all given favorable reviews so it goes down to preference)

- Kid Icarus: Uprising

- Fire Emblem Awakening

- Fire Emblem Fates (yea, these games are controversial among hardcore fans, but well-received nonetheless)

- Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

- Animal Crossing: New Leaf

- Kirby Triple Deluxe

- Kirby Planet Robobot

- Metroid: Samus Returns

And of course, you cannot forget the various 3DS exclusives (or former exclusives) such as Resident Evil: Revelations, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Bravely Default and Second, Draqon Quest VII and VIII remakes, Monster Hunter 4 and Generations, Ace Attorney, Professor Layton, Shin Megami Tensei and its spinoffs, the latest Etrian Odyssey games, Persona Q, etc.

 

Anyways, as for people mentioning Platinum Games, I really don't want to see it become exclusive to one company. I like that Platinum Games can develop multiplatform games or exclusives when asked. Of course, their man power may be in questioned due to how many projects they had to deal with the last several years, but I think it works out when Bayonetta releases on a Nintendo console (heck she's in Smash Bros. too) and Nier Automata releases on PS4 (later Xbone) and so forth.

Why take away opportunities for a company like Nintendo to work with Platinum Games if taken by Sony? Next thing you know, people will start asking Sony to take Atlus away from Sega because of Persona alone, even when Shin Megami Tensei seems to be doing fine on Nintendo platforms. You're only limiting the competition when they have less third party developers to work with. Rather not have a monopoly in the gaming industry. It gets too boring when the one console has all the latest tech and starts getting stagnant. Part of the reason why I appreciate Nintendo is because they are not aiming for the highest piece of tech, they aim to provide something different and something that I never thought of playing before, like the Wii, the DS, or the Switch.