Will the PS4 be the "hotspot" for big 3rd party titles?

#1 Posted by MKO619 (85 posts) -

My only worry about aligning with Sony for this generation is the prospect that Microsoft can still dominate with big 3rd party titles such as Call of Duty, Battlefield and EA Sports games

#2 Edited by JayEH (521 posts) -

It's honestly all going to come down to money in the end.

#3 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4187 posts) -

At first, its gonna matter what happens with Titanfall.

And then where is the timed DLC gonna go first with Rockstar.

#4 Edited by UpsideDownAce (54 posts) -

It's only timed exclusive DLC content, so who cares.

#5 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Obviously, the whole timed exclusive angle will be played by both Sony and Microsoft, and is absolutely meaningless, unless you're completely demented by fandom for one or the other franchise.

Why would you give two flying fucks about timed exclusive DLC for any game, in a world that's so oversaturated with good games, you don't have the time to play half of them. And if you play any one thing with a passion, you got little time for anything else anyways. If that's the thing that's timed exclusive to another platform, it doesn't matter either - because such a game will always be enough game, regardless of if the DLC comes a month early or not.

It really doesn't matter, and if it does to you, that's on you. And remember, two can play at that game. In fact, 21 publishers/devs are doing exclusive content for PS4, including stuff for big hitters like Destiny. No doubt the Xbox camp has just as many of these kinds of deals lined up. Either way, we the consumers are bound to lose.

#6 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2486 posts) -

While there's a sizable Call of Duty player base on the PS3, a lot of the Sony's base comes from gamers who don't want 4 first person shooters out of every 5 games. They want games like Puppeteer, The Last Of Us, Ico, etc. Sony needs to continue investing in internal development as opposed to taking the route of paying for 3rd party timed exclusives and timed DLC. By investing internally, you build enough solid franchises that last that you don't need to churn out a Infamous or a Killzone every year.

#7 Posted by Elwoodan (807 posts) -

Both platforms are going to have their exclusives or preferred franchises, it all comes down to what you are looking for. Between the PS4/XB1 PS4 is certainly going to have way more JRPGs, which is why I personally will be going with it.

#8 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4337 posts) -

No one will know for certain until one of the consoles starts to pull ahead

#9 Edited by awesomeusername (4168 posts) -

While there's a sizable Call of Duty player base on the PS3, a lot of the Sony's base comes from gamers who don't want 4 first person shooters out of every 5 games. They want games like Puppeteer, The Last Of Us, Ico, etc. Sony needs to continue investing in internal development as opposed to taking the route of paying for 3rd party timed exclusives and timed DLC. By investing internally, you build enough solid franchises that last that you don't need to churn out a Infamous or a Killzone every year.

Yupp, I prefer all those Sony first parties over timed-exclusive DLC. Unless that DLC is from Rockstar.

#10 Posted by Nictel (2399 posts) -

I think it will more depend on which system has the better performance, if that's about equal then it matters how the online experience is. Not that it matters. Xbox 360 was "the place to go" for Call of Duty and PS3 did absolutely fine.

#12 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2666 posts) -

Nobody knows, that is the real answer. It could be that you can't even tell what is lead console for use as a development base for a few years. In in a few years who knows what will be going on...all Xbox Ones could catch fire on Dec 7th 2014, all PS4 might ship full of spider eggs...we don't know how the market will shake out.

#13 Posted by CynicalBuzzard (240 posts) -

I am sure that the PS4 has a shot but it is too early to tell.

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