What will become of multiplats next gen?

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#1 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (17081 posts) -

This gen marked a new direction for the industry: multiplats. 90% of the games this gen have been multiplats, it was really the first time this happened. You could get by with just owning one system, where as past gens most games were exclusive to one platform so you had to buy them all.

Do you expect this trend to continue next gen as well? And how do you feel about this? I'm personally fine with it, more people get to play the same great games and it saves people money.

What will be the role of exclusives next gen? They will have their purpose no doubt, but to what extent will that be? The 1st party is one of the reasons why you buy that particular system to begin with.

Will multiplats still rule?

#2 Posted by MonsieurX (29514 posts) -
Yes,exclusives aren't as profitable. But PC will still be the king
#3 Posted by JohnnyCageMK (4340 posts) -

As long as MS keeps delivering blockbuster genre leading graphics king exclusives then I'm good :cool:

#4 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (7206 posts) -

Exclusives are the system sellers. Multiplats are just backup on your investment. If they're on that platform, great, but one usually gets a system because it has something none of the others do.

#5 Posted by Heil68 (43465 posts) -
As long as Sony continues to be the leader in world class, high scoring exclusives, I'll keep mulit plats in the PC just like this gen.
#6 Posted by roulettethedog (10953 posts) -

I see the big boys trying to buy up multiplats to force you to buy their system.

#7 Posted by MonsieurX (29514 posts) -

As long as MS keeps delivering blockbuster genre leading graphics king exclusives then I'm good :cool:

JohnnyCageMK

So,as long MS keeps delivering no games? :?

Considering 360 never had any graphic king

#8 Posted by JohnnyCageMK (4340 posts) -

[QUOTE="JohnnyCageMK"]

As long as MS keeps delivering blockbuster genre leading graphics king exclusives then I'm good :cool:

MonsieurX

So,as long MS keeps delivering no games? :?

360 is king of FPS, TPS, racing, and dance :cool:

#9 Posted by MonsieurX (29514 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="JohnnyCageMK"]

As long as MS keeps delivering blockbuster genre leading graphics king exclusives then I'm good :cool:

JohnnyCageMK

So,as long MS keeps delivering no games? :?

360 is king of FPS, TPS, racing, and dance :cool:

You said graphic king exclusives,doesn't have any
#10 Posted by JohnnyCageMK (4340 posts) -

[QUOTE="JohnnyCageMK"]

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"] So,as long MS keeps delivering no games? :?MonsieurX

360 is king of FPS, TPS, racing, and dance :cool:

You said graphic king exclusives,doesn't have any

Halo 4, Forza Horizon, Forza 4, Gears 3 = 4 best looking games this gen

#11 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16297 posts) -

With the rising development costs, there really is no other way but this continuing next gen.

I see the big boys trying to buy up multiplats to force you to buy their system.

roulettethedog

or more timed exclusive dlc, yay:roll:

#12 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (17081 posts) -

Exclusives are the system sellers. Multiplats are just backup on your investment. If they're on that platform, great, but one usually gets a system because it has something none of the others do.

YearoftheSnake5

Yes but they are only one aspect of buying a system.

Other things come into account such as system reliability, free online etc....I know someone who bought a 360 only for Skyrim, GTA, and COD. He doesn't play anything else, he doesn't like Halo or Gears etc...just those 3 or 4 games, none of which are exclusive.

Exclusives had no bearing on his purchase whatsoever.

#13 Posted by ShadowNemisis21 (136 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="JohnnyCageMK"]

360 is king of FPS, TPS, racing, and dance :cool:

JohnnyCageMK

You said graphic king exclusives,doesn't have any

Halo 4, Forza Horizon, Forza 4, Gears 3 = 4 best looking games this gen

:lol:
#14 Posted by JohnnyCageMK (4340 posts) -

[QUOTE="YearoftheSnake5"]

Exclusives are the system sellers. Multiplats are just backup on your investment. If they're on that platform, great, but one usually gets a system because it has something none of the others do.

ShadowMoses900

Yes but they are only one aspect of buying a system.

Other things come into account such as system reliability, free online etc....I know someone who bought a 360 only for Skyrim, GTA, and COD. He doesn't play anything else, he doesn't like Halo or Gears etc...just those 3 or 4 games, none of which are exclusive.

Exclusives had no bearing on his purchase whatsoever.

You make up a new friend every day. Just stop.

#15 Posted by freedomfreak (39185 posts) -
They will continue to look the same on both platforms. Anyone saying different is trying to justify their future purchase.
#16 Posted by goblaa (19304 posts) -

Multi-plats are going to be even more common than before

#17 Posted by DontGetBigIdeas (233 posts) -

With the way the market is, you could basically buy either Sony of Microsoft's system and then a WiiU and play 90% of the games you want to play that gen. Then just wait until the end of the generation to get the system you didn't get for cheap and play all it's exclusives for cheap as they'll be discounted/used. It's how I'm planning to tackle the 8th generation.

#18 Posted by madsnakehhh (14162 posts) -

As long as MS keeps delivering blockbuster genre leading graphics king exclusives then I'm good :cool:

JohnnyCageMK

You went too far this time...LoosingEnds territory.

#19 Posted by goblaa (19304 posts) -

As long as MS keeps delivering blockbuster genre leading graphics king exclusives then I'm good :cool:

JohnnyCageMK

So never?

#20 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16297 posts) -

They will continue to look the same on both platforms. Anyone saying different is trying to justify their future purchase.freedomfreak

TES VI Xbox 720 > TES VI PS4 :P

#21 Posted by Timstuff (26823 posts) -
Best on PC
#22 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (17081 posts) -

They will continue to look the same on both platforms. Anyone saying different is trying to justify their future purchase.freedomfreak

I know you're making fun of me, but I agree with this.

Seriously most games you can't tell a difference.

#23 Posted by freedomfreak (39185 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]They will continue to look the same on both platforms. Anyone saying different is trying to justify their future purchase.ShadowMoses900

I know you're making fun of me, but I agree with this.

Seriously most games you can't tell a difference.

You can't.
#24 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (17081 posts) -

I think people are not understanding what this thread is about, it's about what will the role of multiplats be next gen? Same goes for exclusives, what direction will the industry go in regards to them?

#25 Posted by JohnnyCageMK (4340 posts) -

[QUOTE="ShadowMoses900"]

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]They will continue to look the same on both platforms. Anyone saying different is trying to justify their future purchase.freedomfreak

I know you're making fun of me, but I agree with this.

Seriously most games you can't tell a difference.

You can't.

I can.

#26 Posted by freedomfreak (39185 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]They will continue to look the same on both platforms. Anyone saying different is trying to justify their future purchase.R4gn4r0k

TES VI Xbox 720 > TES VI PS4 :P

Lazy developers.
#27 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (17081 posts) -

[QUOTE="ShadowMoses900"]

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]They will continue to look the same on both platforms. Anyone saying different is trying to justify their future purchase.freedomfreak

I know you're making fun of me, but I agree with this.

Seriously most games you can't tell a difference.

You can't.

Most games I can't, that is because I don't have super robot vision like everyone on here does.

#28 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16297 posts) -

Most games I can't, that is because I don't have super robot vision like everyone on here does.

ShadowMoses900

You don't need super robot vision to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p though. Just your regular set of human eyes;)

#29 Posted by freedomfreak (39185 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"][QUOTE="ShadowMoses900"]

I know you're making fun of me, but I agree with this.

Seriously most games you can't tell a difference.

ShadowMoses900

You can't.

Most games I can't, that is because I don't have super robot vision like everyone on here does.

It's a nice augmentation.
#30 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16297 posts) -

It's a nice augmentation.freedomfreak

I got that one where the sunglasses slide out of the side of my head.

#31 Posted by freedomfreak (39185 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]It's a nice augmentation.R4gn4r0k

I got that one where the sunglasses slide out of the side of my head.

So do I :o Recommended by Mr. Jensen himself!
#32 Posted by MonsieurX (29514 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"][QUOTE="ShadowMoses900"]

I know you're making fun of me, but I agree with this.

Seriously most games you can't tell a difference.

ShadowMoses900

You can't.

Most games I can't, that is because I don't have super robot vision like everyone on here does.

But IGN reviewers do?
#33 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16297 posts) -

So do I :o Recommended by Mr. Jensen himself!freedomfreak

the next step in fashi... evolution !!

#34 Posted by Timstuff (26823 posts) -

Multiplats, as it was this gen, will make up the bulk of new releases on the next batch of consoles, and almost all exclusives will be made by the console makers' first party studios (except on the PC, where some developers simply don't like working with consoles, or they don't want to pay the expensive licensing and distribution costs).

Someone is going to end up getting kind of screwed over. If PS4 is confusing to develop for like the PS3 was, it will miss out on some multiplatform releases, at least initially, and that could hurt them. If Microsoft gets every multiplatform game but no exclusives though, that will hurt them too, because they will not be offering enough incentive for people to buy the system over one of its competitors.

The Wii U is the true enigma, though. It has enough power to run current-gen console games, however Nintendo decided to sit out when it came to the next-gen processor arms race. If the Wii-U is popular enough there may be scaled down ports of some next-gen games like there were with the Wii, and games that are multi-generational releases will of course be on the system, however eventually that well will stop just like it did on the Wii-- especially if it suffers the Nintendo Curse of third party games selling poorly on the system.

#35 Posted by osan0 (12629 posts) -
it's the way of the future for third parties unless one platform manages to have complete dominance in all types of gaming (which won't happen). the only question is will the umbrella spread in terms of which platforms are included in multiplat big development? at the mo its PS3, 360 and PC for most multiplats. if the gap between the wiiu and other next gen platforms is not very big then wiiu will probably be included. will tablets and phones? smart TVs even? but yes i certainly think it will continue. as for exclusives....well i think a very interesting battle is coming regarding where manufacturers should put their resources. next gen will be the battle for content vs service. by this i mean should manufacturers focus on delivering the best services and let third parties do the leg work with content? or is content still king as it has been in this and previous gens. will people buy xbox 720s to get the upgraded services in live so they can play COD, GTA and so on with friends or will they choose to buy a wiiu or PS4 for the first party titles and are not too pushed on services? note: im not saying MS make no games..of course they do. they just focus more on buying in timed exclusive content and providing more services. i also suspect MSs first party will be further reduced next gen.
#36 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (17081 posts) -

it's the way of the future for third parties unless one platform manages to have complete dominance in all types of gaming (which won't happen). the only question is will the umbrella spread in terms of which platforms are included in multiplat big development? at the mo its PS3, 360 and PC for most multiplats. if the gap between the wiiu and other next gen platforms is not very big then wiiu will probably be included. will tablets and phones? smart TVs even? but yes i certainly think it will continue. as for exclusives....well i think a very interesting battle is coming regarding where manufacturers should put their resources. next gen will be the battle for content vs service. by this i mean should manufacturers focus on delivering the best services and let third parties do the leg work with content? or is content still king as it has been in this and previous gens. will people buy xbox 720s to get the upgraded services in live so they can play COD, GTA and so on with friends or will they choose to buy a wiiu or PS4 for the first party titles and are not too pushed on services? note: im not saying MS make no games..of course they do. they just focus more on buying in timed exclusive content and providing more services. i also suspect MSs first party will be further reduced next gen.osan0

You bring up an interesting point, MS seems to be on making the Xbox a central media hub 1st and a gaming system second. Not that it's a bad thing necessarily, it will still be a gaming console first and foremost. But I have a feeling the selling point of the NextBox will be it's integrated use of media services.

#37 Posted by Sushiglutton (5225 posts) -
I expect it to become even more common tbh. My guess is some console exclusive developers, like Platinum, may develop for PC (unless Nintendo holds them on a tight leash) and some PC developers go multiplat as well (for example I guess MS/Sony will add more support for F2P games and indie games). I think Sony will avoid having a weird architecture next gen making multiplats easier.
#38 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

They will continue to look the same on both platforms. Anyone saying different is trying to justify their future purchase.freedomfreak

Bingo. Even now people fight over small differences when it makes no difference at all as they look almost identical. Exclusives are another thing but multiplats look the same and anyone saying differently is lying

#39 Posted by BlbecekBobecek (2685 posts) -

As long as MS keeps delivering Sesame Street sequels then I'm good :cool:

JohnnyCageMK

fixed :oops:

#40 Posted by PAL360 (26719 posts) -

Yep, i believe it will be more of a multiplat gen than it was this one! But for that to happen, Xbox 3 and PS4 should have similar specs to make ports easy, just like happened this gen.

#41 Posted by BlbecekBobecek (2685 posts) -

Multiplats were decent this gen but the best games of this gen were mostly exclusives (Metal Gear Solid 4, Demons Souls, Uncharted 2, Super Mario Galaxy, Zelda Skyward Sword, Metroid Prime Corruption, Starcraft 2, etc. etc.), because I feel like more love is put into them usually.

So what I hope for is a lot of decent multiplats with a bit more foliage on the next xbox so that brainwashed lems will have something to rave about and at least one or two brilliant exclusives from Sony and Ninty every year that will be forever remembered as gaming gems of their age.

#42 Posted by PAL360 (26719 posts) -

Multiplats were decent this gen but the best games of this gen were mostly exclusives (Metal Gear Solid 4, Demons Souls, Uncharted 2, Super Mario Galaxy, Zelda Skyward Sword, Metroid Prime Corruption, Starcraft 2, etc. etc.), because I feel like more love is put into them usually.

So what I hope for is a lot of decent multiplats with a bit more foliage on the next xbox so that brainwashed lems will have something to rave about and at least one or two brilliant exclusives from Sony and Ninty every year that will be forever remembered as gaming gems of their age.

BlbecekBobecek

Did you miss Forza 4/Horizon, Gears of War 3 and Halo 4, easly the best in their genres, on purpose? :o

#43 Posted by iamrob7 (2138 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="JohnnyCageMK"]

As long as MS keeps delivering blockbuster genre leading graphics king exclusives then I'm good :cool:

JohnnyCageMK

So,as long MS keeps delivering no games? :?

360 is king of FPS, TPS, racing, and dance :cool:

lol, king of FPS...comedy gold.

#44 Posted by MakeMeaSammitch (3786 posts) -

Uncharted.

#45 Posted by BlbecekBobecek (2685 posts) -

[QUOTE="BlbecekBobecek"]

Multiplats were decent this gen but the best games of this gen were mostly exclusives (Metal Gear Solid 4, Demons Souls, Uncharted 2, Super Mario Galaxy, Zelda Skyward Sword, Metroid Prime Corruption, Starcraft 2, etc. etc.), because I feel like more love is put into them usually.

So what I hope for is a lot of decent multiplats with a bit more foliage on the next xbox so that brainwashed lems will have something to rave about and at least one or two brilliant exclusives from Sony and Ninty every year that will be forever remembered as gaming gems of their age.

PAL360

Did you miss Forza 4/Horizon, Gears of War 3 and Halo 4, easly the best in their genres, on purpose? :o

What all the games I mentioned have in common is that they are all unique and brought something new to gaming in some way, or did something no other game did before them.

I will agree that both Gears of War 3 and Halo 4 are well made games that aspire to being the best in their genre, but in my eyes they are just another shooters. Pass. As for Forza, I dont care about racing games except for Mario Karts.

#46 Posted by clone01 (24526 posts) -

Multi-plats are going to be even more common than before

goblaa
I agree. Its simply more profitable for a developer, unless they're being paid a ton of money for exclusivity.
#47 Posted by lamprey263 (23170 posts) -
Multiplats will cater to the weakest system, and it's not because of consolizaiton but rather because of used game sales. Most games only make a profit the first few weeks its released, then stores that sell used games will stop carrying new copies of older games so they can dominate the used sales. It's in their interest to make as much money as quick as possible on all games before they're entirely cut off from revenue generation, and one way to get money really quick is to have a games on as many systems as possible. Also, I think it'd be smart to release all ports at once, as performance of later ports is lower.
#48 Posted by TheEroica (13310 posts) -

Multi-plats are going to be even more common than before

goblaa
This^ and i love it. Im gonna try and get through a big part of next gen on one console because multiplats will be the most compelling games next gen as they were this gen... id take mass effect, creed and fallout over any exclusives all day long... twice on sunday.
#49 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8530 posts) -

If multiplats are going to saturate the library in next-generation, you'd better build a rig and game on PC. It's logical since all multiplats are superior on PC, and how can you handle horrible framerates, sub-HD and jaggies? Using consoles for multiplats doesn't make any sense.

#50 Posted by PAL360 (26719 posts) -

[QUOTE="PAL360"]

[QUOTE="BlbecekBobecek"]

Multiplats were decent this gen but the best games of this gen were mostly exclusives (Metal Gear Solid 4, Demons Souls, Uncharted 2, Super Mario Galaxy, Zelda Skyward Sword, Metroid Prime Corruption, Starcraft 2, etc. etc.), because I feel like more love is put into them usually.

So what I hope for is a lot of decent multiplats with a bit more foliage on the next xbox so that brainwashed lems will have something to rave about and at least one or two brilliant exclusives from Sony and Ninty every year that will be forever remembered as gaming gems of their age.

BlbecekBobecek

Did you miss Forza 4/Horizon, Gears of War 3 and Halo 4, easly the best in their genres, on purpose? :o

What all the games I mentioned have in common is that they are all unique and brought something new to gaming in some way, or did something no other game did before them.

I will agree that both Gears of War 3 and Halo 4 are well made games that aspire to being the best in their genre, but in my eyes they are just another shooters. Pass. As for Forza, I dont care about racing games except for Mario Karts.

I could give you Demons Souls and Mario Galaxy as something refreshing, but isn't MGS4 the fourth in the series; Uncharted 2 a sequal of Uncharted 1, which was based on Tomb Raider formula; Starcraft 2 a sequel of Starcraft 1, and from the same genre as Dune 2, Command and Conquer series, Warcraft one and two, etc?

I mean, all gret games, but claiming Gears and Halo are less unique than Uncharted and MGS is just ridiculous!