Could backfire massively for MS considering most indie developers we're developing for PS4 primarily before MS reversed it's policies. Basically they're acting like they're the big boy in the playground and If you want to play here you play by their rules. Would,'t be surprised if a few developers just bypass MS altogether.
Doubtful. Titanfall has a few things going against it.
1. A $60 multiplayer only game has never sold well.
2. Spring Release
3. Next gen consoles don't yet have a large enough install base to see any kind of significant sales.
They are making a huge mistake releasing in March and by the time it could make good sales numbers, it will be an old title, overshadowed by Destiny, a Treyarch COD and whatever holiday AAA's Microsoft has in the works for 2014.
I agree that Destiny looks leaps and bounds better than Titanfall. I just think the hype train will have enough steam to take it over the line. Remember that Respawn haven't had to work on a time consuming/expensive single player campaign so production costs will be much lower than your average shooter.
I voted Other.
I just think with original Wii being a massive success in the casual market it has forever tarred them with the casual brush. The large scale hardcore gamers market just tend to bypass the Wii U as a gimmick or kids device.
I like the look of the system and will probably get one when they have an inevitable massive price drop but I just don't see it as a "serious" gaming system. More a bit of fun.
@withe1982: That would be great but my hope for the handheld market is pretty well gone.
The PSV needs third party support as well and frankly it's just not there.
I'm just grasping onto any straws I can as I don't get my Vita 'til Xmas (girlfriend has hidden it) so hoping it's not just going to lose all support. Hopefully now I've got one 3rd party developers will see it's worth developing (crosses fingers).
To be honest though as with many others I only bought one to remote play when I get my PS4 next year.
The thing is that Titan Fall will sell, and in massive numbers just based on the hype. Whether it's actually going to be a good game remains to be seen. Not really my bag but I can see the appeal for sci-fi/shooter fans.
I gave it to The Walking Dead, but in all fairness, that's the only game from this year I've played on the handheld.
Sadly, unless they start making games for the system that I actually want to play (more Uncharted, Infamous, or other good third person action adventure games), then my PSV will be nothing more than a movie player on trips and a really good accessory for my PS4.
Sony is doing everything right with the PS4, but they are doing everything wrong with the PSV. Weird.
I can't wait to pick up Tearaway when I get thought the mountain of games I have to try for the Vita.
Hopefully the massive success that the PS4 is enjoying at the minute will help the Vita as I know many UK retailers are seeing a massive upsurge in sales due to the remote play features. that can only help future development on the platform.
Hopefully a few games are in the pipe line, with Sucker Punch rumoured to be making a vita game. http://www.joystiq.com/2013/09/06/rumor-infamous-coming-to-vita/
To be honest if Titan Fall and Quantum Break are the big hitters that Lems are putting all their stock into then it's a very risky gamble. Both have the potential to be complete and utter flops.
If Titan Fall's formula works and multiplayer turns out to be amazing and fun then, as long as they can shift enough copies, it'll be a big hit but it's a very hard market to try and crash.
Quantum Break looks promising but as yet no gameplay has been released. Just look at Ryse. that looked great as well and we all know how that turned out.
The question isn't really what cows or actual gamers are going to do about TitanFall or Quantum Break. The question really is what are Lems going to do when these two games fail to push the XBone like they are expecting.
After all, let's just cut it real here. Not even MGS4 pushed the Playstation 3 to the tune of millions and millions of unit sales and that game was a solid fucking 10.
Metal Gear appeals to a very specific gaming audience - Metal Gear fans. TitanFall is a mass-appeal game; like Halo, Uncharted, Gears, or Killzone.
Let's not kid ourselves. Titan Fall will be a great game for multiplayer shooter gamers. Not just great but potentially massive. But to say it has mass appeal is utter tripe. It appeals to casual/bro/shooter fans. Which is no bad thing as they probably make up >40% of the gaming market. If it takes off it'll be great for MS.
Forza 5 looks very, very good. Not surprising given Forza 4 looked stunning on last gen. A very talented bunch of devs. I just wish they had pushed a little more to make it truly next gen. I'm sure with a few tweaks it'll set a milestone that's hard for any other racing game to beat.
Can 't wait for Drive Club now for a real next gen head to head.