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Does Sony have way too many Exclusives and multiplats not on Xbox?

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No 30 66.67%
 
IDK? 4 8.89%
 
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Intrinsic said:
HollyGamer said:

Having another studious is not bad either, you also need to remember, Sony attention now are divided into two platform, which are VR and Mobile devices (smartphones ). Also Sony capability on making first party ip in a year is limited to just one or two ip. With having another studios they will likely to produce more in a year. Of course they can just ask 3rd party studios to make exclusives games for them but having a studio that is inside your policy will be much better. And also like u said Japanese developer can be bought by money especially Microsoft , so . Having more is not a sin. 

More like 3 -4 first party published games per year. And thats plenty from an exclusive standpoint any year. As opposed to MS one or two per year.

Sony doesn't need more studios. If they need to do anything its to get more out of their studios and partnerships.

That's just happen recently. On top of that, they could have better launch in PS4 early years. Also in the future Microsoft will not be the same, Sony cannot do the same thing they need to do 3 times better. Microsoft in the future will be full gear like Xbox 360 days and will start asking Japanese games developer to involve and plus all the first party studios they just bought  will make them like PS4 revenges day plus the money to buy exclusivity, and also unlimited resource on marketing minus the DRM fiasco. 

I am just to afraid to imagine , they want some revenge .  

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Soby’s Doing great on that front, no doubt, but there’s still a few studios that I think it would be cool for them to buy, namely Kojima Productions, Insomniac, and Quantic Dream. Supermassive and Bluepoint would be good too.



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The_Liquid_Laser said:
Intrinsic said:

They have not discontinued gran turismo. And I don't know where you are getting that.

Didn't think "Sport" was considered part of the main series.  It's certainly not as popular as earlier entries.

It isn't.

Same way the GT Concept series in the past wasn't a part f the main series. The concept and sport installments are like stop gaps between main series.

And they are still releasing content for GT sport to this day. So no, nothing indicates that GT has been or is being discontinued. If anything it all points t a very fleshed out major release for GT7 probably on the PS5.

Anther thing people don't know about PD, is that like some other studios (konami used to do this a lot too) they make smaller slices of a game (think like a very big sold demo) that they release and take the proceeds f that and use it for the development of their main game.



It wouldn't hurt them to acquire a couple of more studios- but they definitely don't need to. They already have an awesome stable of first party studios- as well as great partnerships with third party studios to make exclusive games for them (i.e. Blue Point, Insomniac, etc.) I'm just worried that Microsoft is going to snag one of those studios first. But as far as Sony goes - their already established studios have really grown over the years and are now some of the best in the industry. Looking ahead - their exclusive pipeline is ridiculous:

Days Gone
Dreams
Concrete Genie
Wild
Last of Us: Part II
Ghost of Tsushima
Death Stranding
Final Fantasy VII Remake
God of War Sequel
Horizon: Zero Dawn Sequel
Spider-Man Sequel
Gran Turismo 7
Blue Point's next project (Demon Soul's Remake?)
Ueda's/ Team Ico's Next Project
Most likely a Bloodborne Sequel

Sony will be just fine!



Is the PS5 going to have the same type of support the PS4 has, or are some of those devs going to convert to the Switch, since it's the only system selling currently in their home country? This is something that hadn't occurred to me until reading this post. I would like to think that the sales the Japanese devs get from selling their games overseas is enough to have faith in the PS5, but I wouldn't be surprised if things start to change.



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RaptorChrist said:
Is the PS5 going to have the same type of support the PS4 has, or are some of those devs going to convert to the Switch, since it's the only system selling currently in their home country? This is something that hadn't occurred to me until reading this post. I would like to think that the sales the Japanese devs get from selling their games overseas is enough to have faith in the PS5, but I wouldn't be surprised if things start to change.

This is more of a hardware issue than anything else. Sony needs to deliver the right hardware for the Japanese market. If they deliver the right device, they can greatly enhance the Ecosystem, not only in Japan, but around the world. They have the tech to deliver a PS Phone that would be capable of running downscaled PS5 games, utilizing the same development tools, it is just a matter of them doing it. If Sony killed off the Xperia Brand, and brought all of their Sony Mobile Patents, and Employees under SIE, they could do some incredible numbers in Japan. That would assure them continued support from their 3rd party parteners. 

If Sony makes the right moves going forward, they will be able to recapture the Mobile/Portable market they have lost. Adding a dedicated 1st party JRPG studio (not buying, but creating), would also help things along. It's just a matter of better allocation of manpower and resources. People always say Sony can't support Mobile, but that is bogus. We have reached a point where the line between home and Mobile has shrunk dramatically. This is not the days when Home consoles where running games at 540p/20fps, with no room to scale down for Mobile. PS5 will more than likely be a 4K/60 machine, scaling down to 720p/30 for Mobile is a cake walk. Same architecture, same tools. Nothing like when they had two seperate platforms such as PS3/PSP, where they had to develop for completely different architectures, with different tools, and basically make a completely different game for the Portable. 

The fate of Sony's 3rd party development support from Japan Studios, rest completely in their hands. Do it right, and they will continue to fly high. Fail to expand the ecosystem, take advantage of new technologies, and deliver the on current industry standards, and they will loose that support to Switch and other platforms. 



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No, they dont need them I suppose. Especially when you consider 3rd party studios can fill gaps with exclusives as well.



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No i think they should invest in a better server infrastructure like microsoft did years ago, ccp is future and ms is 10 years in front of sony in this buisnes.



Jigsawx1 said:
No i think they should invest in a better server infrastructure like microsoft did years ago, ccp is future and ms is 10 years in front of sony in this buisnes.

Yep, that have truly show on X1X winning the gen.



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