Industry standards you wish to become commonplace next gen

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#1 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

Well interpret the title as you will, we're on the eve of jumping into a new gen of gaming. Whether it be something to do with services or the games themselves let's hear them out

  • All games to have demos - Kind of a no brainer, there are an astounding number of games out there that have no demos at all. Boggles my mind looking up games at times and the only thing I have to go on is Youtube and hearsay. Damnit devs, I wanna try it myself!
  • DD to expand significantly on consoles. I would love to build a complete DD library on the new Xbox or PS4. Tired of physical media and whatnot. Of course people should always have the option to choose for you collectors/traders.
  • More VA options in games. Now I'm not advocating devs go out of their way to include languages that they wouldn't normally translate for but if by chance they are doing something outside of English I want to have the choice to hear it! Metro 2033 in Russian is pretty cool sounding and I'd love to be able to choose to have Japanese VA in JRPGs.
#2 Posted by tagyhag (15867 posts) -
Free DLC.
#3 Posted by KodiakKoolaid (441 posts) -

One thing I would like to change is the **** region locking and staggered release dates. Industry standard should be that a game be released everywhere on the same date for every platform and in every country where there is demand for said game.

#4 Posted by GD1551 (9155 posts) -

Non proprietary accessors for all consoles (HDDs more specifically)

#5 Posted by slipknot0129 (5492 posts) -

All pc games support the 350 controller and the multiplats on pc play the same exact way it is on the consoles. Like on Black Ops 2 I dont like how the controller doesnt have aim assist, it should have it like the consoles do. 

#6 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
Free DLC.tagyhag
#7 Posted by DarkLink77 (31697 posts) -
Free DLC.tagyhag
Plus less removing sh!t from the game to sell as pre-order bonuses/limited edition content, please.
#8 Posted by 720OwnsPS4 (131 posts) -

Block used games.

#9 Posted by slipknot0129 (5492 posts) -

Block used games.

720OwnsPS4

#10 Posted by Planeforger (15790 posts) -
I'd love to see more developers/publishers adopt Nintendo-quality testing and bug-fixing. Still, sad part is that I don't see any of this happening.
#11 Posted by DarkLink77 (31697 posts) -

[QUOTE="720OwnsPS4"]

Block used games.

slipknot0129

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#12 Posted by vashkey (33736 posts) -
Saved films.
#13 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11908 posts) -

No timed exclusive DLC.

#14 Posted by StrifeDelivery (1629 posts) -

[QUOTE="tagyhag"]Free DLC.DarkLink77
Plus less removing sh!t from the game to sell as pre-order bonuses/limited edition content, please.

Definitely agree with that, seeing how some games can have 5 different pre-order bonuses between stores. The VA option mentioned in the OP makes sense. I think I saw someone advocate for blocking used games, and that's a big ew from me.

#15 Posted by PernicioEnigma (5385 posts) -
This generation of consoles were supposed to be High definition, but we all know how that turned out. I'd love for 1080p to be the standard on the next consoles, and for 60FPS to be the target, not 30FPS.
#16 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

return policy

 

pre order bonus needs be gone SPECIALLY exclusive store crap. IF they going do this i think a code should be placed in the box  as long as they plan to sell it for $60 or full price. OR maybe make it where if you log online by  a time peroid  say 30 days?

#17 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -
Free DLC.tagyhag
Saved films.vashkey

No timed exclusive DLC.

PhazonBlazer
I agree with these 3.
#18 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

  • All games to have demos - 
  • DD to expand significantly on consoles
  • More VA options in games. 

whiskeystrike

Yeah all those. Vanquish was awesome, you could have the voices in Japanese and the text in any subtitle. I chose English. 

I'd like to see:

Backups of all saves to the cloud

Commonplace? Strategy games on consoles. Even allow mouse and keyboard controls (dreams are free I know)

Video buffer of gameplay so you can save clips when awesome things happen. 

Attach any storage device. 

Backwards compatible with 7th gen controllers

 

Free porn for the over 16s. 

#19 Posted by MLBknights58 (5015 posts) -

I'd really like the industry to release more Castlevania and Megaman X games next gen.

And more fun games in general.

That is all.

#20 Posted by jsmoke03 (12922 posts) -

free online multiplayer for EVERY CONSOLE.

#21 Posted by funsohng (28104 posts) -
Everything you have there is what I think too, Whiskey. I also would like to add: - Play time recorder (available in Nintendo systems and Steam) - No region-locking - Pre-order bonuses being available as normal DLCs later on - Cloud-saving - Games that doesn't f*cking play itself
#22 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

I'd like to see no intrusive DRM schemes, no retailer exclusive content, and less focus on excessively linear and "cinematic" games.

#24 Posted by PAL360 (26925 posts) -

Free online services

Free DLC

Less yearly releases

#25 Posted by lild1425 (6757 posts) -

1. Cross-play/cross-buy. God, I love it. Although MS of course wouldn't be able to do so.

2. Free DLC. And othing is more frustrating than already incorporated DLC options when a game releases (Yeah, I'm looking at you EA. Greedy bastards).

There is DLC like EA DLC then there's warranted DLC like Gearbox's Borderlands where they have an already super long game and make the game twice as long with decent content after the game is finished. That kind of DLC I have no issues with.

#26 Posted by lild1425 (6757 posts) -

Free online services

Free DLC

Less yearly releases

PAL360

For the sake of God, please end the yearly releases. Not going to point any fingers here....Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed.

#27 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

Oh God, so many things.

Fairly sure Gamespot imposes a character limit on lengthy posts, so I won't bother listing them. 

#28 Posted by WithoutGraceXII (1797 posts) -
Console games at 60 fps would be nice.
#29 Posted by HAZE-Unit (10476 posts) -

FPS games to have offline 4 player split-screen and 2 player offline splitscreen for campaign.

You are called FPS for one reason.....wait for it.....MULTIPLAYER.

#30 Posted by Rockman999 (7232 posts) -

Well interpret the title as you will, we're on the eve of jumping into a new gen of gaming. Whether it be something to do with services or the games themselves let's hear them out

  • All games to have demos - Kind of a no brainer, there are an astounding number of games out there that have no demos at all. Boggles my mind looking up games at times and the only thing I have to go on is Youtube and hearsay. Damnit devs, I wanna try it myself!
  • DD to expand significantly on consoles. I would love to build a complete DD library on the new Xbox or PS4. Tired of physical media and whatnot. Of course people should always have the option to choose for you collectors/traders.
  • More VA options in games. Now I'm not advocating devs go out of their way to include languages that they wouldn't normally translate for but if by chance they are doing something outside of English I want to have the choice to hear it! Metro 2033 in Russian is pretty cool sounding and I'd love to be able to choose to have Japanese VA in JRPGs.

whiskeystrike

You pretty much nailed it for me with all those.

However this should have already been commonplace this gen.

#31 Posted by MonsieurX (30407 posts) -

All pc games support the 350 controller and the multiplats on pc play the same exact way it is on the consoles. Like on Black Ops 2 I dont like how the controller doesnt have aim assist, it should have it like the consoles do. 

slipknot0129
lolno. You're just terrible in FPS games.
#32 Posted by slipknot0129 (5492 posts) -

[QUOTE="slipknot0129"]

All pc games support the 350 controller and the multiplats on pc play the same exact way it is on the consoles. Like on Black Ops 2 I dont like how the controller doesnt have aim assist, it should have it like the consoles do. 

MonsieurX

lolno. You're just terrible in FPS games.

Lol, you just mad your so bad even people with controllers can beat you when your playing with a kb/m. 

#33 Posted by getyeryayasout (7598 posts) -
For consoles I'd like devs to support per game customization for controls. If I want to map controller so all my FPS's control like Halo, then let me.
#34 Posted by emgesp (2149 posts) -

No on disk DLC bullcrap. 

#35 Posted by MonsieurX (30407 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="slipknot0129"]

All pc games support the 350 controller and the multiplats on pc play the same exact way it is on the consoles. Like on Black Ops 2 I dont like how the controller doesnt have aim assist, it should have it like the consoles do. 

slipknot0129

lolno. You're just terrible in FPS games.

Lol, you just mad your so bad even people with controllers can beat you when your playing with a kb/m. 

Because they are barely playing considering they have aim assists
#36 Posted by savagetwinkie (7981 posts) -
creation kits for most games and something like steam workshop for gamers to share MOAR content.
#37 Posted by savagetwinkie (7981 posts) -
[QUOTE="slipknot0129"]

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"] lolno. You're just terrible in FPS games.MonsieurX

Lol, you just mad your so bad even people with controllers can beat you when your playing with a kb/m. 

Because they are barely playing considering they have aim assists

what? using aim assist is harder than using a mouse, if your good at excel your good at FPS's and aiming generally takes little to know skill with point and click win.
#38 Posted by HaloPimp978 (7295 posts) -

free online multiplayer for EVERY CONSOLE.

jsmoke03

This

Oh and put out trade event demos out to the public.

#39 Posted by deomag4 (86 posts) -

No on-disc DLC (it's an obnoxious practice, when i buy the disc i expect to have access to the contents of that disc. Not part of it and you can charge me for the rest later.

DD to expand - i agree, though mainly a more robust (and less restrictive) XBLA. Also steam-like stales would be just dandy

No more proprietary hard drives/external memory units- it's sad that nintendo is the only console maker today to get this right (you can plug in just about any external hard drive into it)... get to it sony/microsoft (at least in the vita's case, not sure if the ps3 has this issue though i have 250 gb inside my ps3 so i haven't had the need to expand). 

DLC - as much controversy as it's gotten, if there's a game i love playing and want to experience more i like the idea i can spend a few more dollars and get additional content to the game. As long as DLC is done right and not abused i think it's a great thing. 

 

AA gaming (for lack of a better term) - i would like to see more $20, $30, $40 games start popping up, maybe not with the AAA level development budgets and hollywood style acting, but maybe those fun 20-30 hour games that provide the A-AA experience that was lacking last gen imo. To me games have either gone in one extreme or the other (indie or AAA), and i'd like to see a medium somewhere in there that can thrive. 

#40 Posted by clyde46 (46551 posts) -

All pc games support the 350 controller and the multiplats on pc play the same exact way it is on the consoles. Like on Black Ops 2 I dont like how the controller doesnt have aim assist, it should have it like the consoles do. 

slipknot0129
Why do you want aim assist? Play like a real man!
#41 Posted by clyde46 (46551 posts) -
[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="slipknot0129"]Lol, you just mad your so bad even people with controllers can beat you when your playing with a kb/m. savagetwinkie
Because they are barely playing considering they have aim assists

what? using aim assist is harder than using a mouse, if your good at excel your good at FPS's and aiming generally takes little to know skill with point and click win.

If you need aim assist to play an FPS then there is something wrong with you.
#42 Posted by MonsieurX (30407 posts) -
[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="slipknot0129"]Lol, you just mad your so bad even people with controllers can beat you when your playing with a kb/m. savagetwinkie
Because they are barely playing considering they have aim assists

what? using aim assist is harder than using a mouse, if your good at excel your good at FPS's and aiming generally takes little to know skill with point and click win.

Aim assist does all the job for you,all you need is pushing the trigger to fire
#43 Posted by MonsieurX (30407 posts) -

[QUOTE="savagetwinkie"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"] Because they are barely playing considering they have aim assistsclyde46
what? using aim assist is harder than using a mouse, if your good at excel your good at FPS's and aiming generally takes little to know skill with point and click win.

If you need aim assist to play an FPS then there is something wrong with you.

#44 Posted by with_teeth26 (6183 posts) -

A reigning in of DLC/micro-transactions. Major add-ons like the BF3 expansions and Borderlands/2 DLC are ok, but the nickle and diming with day-one on disk DLC, skins, pre-order bonuses exclusive to different retailers etc. are very irritating. 

More thorough playtesting around games so half-finished products aren't so frequently released. 

Ideally exclusives would also die since in the end they only benefit the publishers like Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft but thats obviously not going to happen. 

#45 Posted by StrifeDelivery (1629 posts) -

A reigning in of DLC/micro-transactions. Major add-ons like the BF3 expansions and Borderlands/2 DLC are ok, but the nickle and diming with day-one on disk DLC, skins, pre-order bonuses exclusive to different retailers etc. are very irritating. 

More thorough playtesting around games so half-finished products aren't so frequently released. 

Ideally exclusives would also die since in the end they only benefit the publishers like Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft but thats obviously not going to happen. 

with_teeth26

You talking about 1st or 3rd party exclusives?

#46 Posted by slipknot0129 (5492 posts) -

[QUOTE="savagetwinkie"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"] Because they are barely playing considering they have aim assistsMonsieurX
what? using aim assist is harder than using a mouse, if your good at excel your good at FPS's and aiming generally takes little to know skill with point and click win.

Aim assist does all the job for you,all you need is pushing the trigger to fire

No, it makes up for the inaccuracy of controllers. On a mouse its much faster to correct your aim. On a controller it can only go so fast and takes much slower to correct your aim. Aim assist makes up for the inaccuracy in controllers. It sucks to play without aim assist on controllers for fps games. 

#47 Posted by AM-Gamer (4028 posts) -

1. Better Graphics

2. Backwards compatability

#48 Posted by nightshade869 (3457 posts) -
Games cost less if you pre-order. I want 10 bucks off.....I know I am dreaming though