This little rant was triggered by a trailer for Risen 3 which is getting a PC/360/PS3 release in August. I would absolutely buy it for either my Xbox1 or my PS4 - even if it was only a uprezzed port of the 360/PS3 version (or downrezzed port of the PC!) - and I'm only slightly interested in the game.
With the increasing user base for the new systems, as well as the lack of competition in the games department right now - I would think that everything from AAA to B tier titles could do very well on the new hardware. New hardware owners have money and are starving for content.
Obviously new versions of higher end games from last year are being ported over (Last of Us, GTA5) or have already been ported over (FF14) however I think that those companies putting out new content this summer and fall on only last gen systems are missing a real opportunity. In this time of very limited releases, even traditionally niche games could garner more than typical interest and have a longer than normal tail.
I realize putting stuff out on the new systems isn't easy or cheap. I am surprised Microsoft and Sony have not done a better job incentivizing developers into making the leap - even the stutter-step of releasing on both generations. They could assist in helping outsource the port process. They could lower the system holders cut for the next gen versions. Whatever.....they are smarter than I am - they could come up with something.
I would love to have played the new EDF 2025 without frame rate issues. Dark Souls 2 running silky smooth at high framerate on PC makes me one jealous dude. I bought Bound By Flame day one - something I certainly wouldn't have done if it had been a last gen game - this in spite of very mixed reviews. I'm embarrassed about how likely I am to buy just about anything that comes available digitally for the new systems.
Come on game publishers. I want to buy. Sell to me. End Rant. *Please note that in keeping with my screen name I have tried to keep this calm ;)
Does anyone else have games you are disappointed are not available or not going to be available on what is now Current Gen? Any ideas as to what would help make publishers release on both generations? Maybe my logic is flawed, I'm not in the Games Industry - I'm just a consumer - any education would be appreciated.