Sony should increase it's 1st party content.

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#1 Posted by me2002 (2177 posts) -

1. Buy studios

I think they need racing games and online games so more in that direction.

Codemaster seem to be a good fit. They have F1 licence as well.

Psyonix games has made good multiplayer games, most recently Rocket League.

Remedy would be a good buy, Housemarque too, Supermassive Games too...etc.

2. Create/expand new studios

New San Diego and Guerrilla 2 is a good start.

Maybe create more teams within Japan Studio as it's a bit weak on Japanese games.

3. Collaborate Co-make games

Like with From Software Bloodborne, keep working with them, Bloodborne 2 or whatever.

4. Exclusive deals or money funding

Do something with Platinum like Nintendo with Bayonetta or MS with scalebound.

5.Contract studios to remake/re-imagine classics

Bluepoint with SotC, Demon Souls next please.

Medievil is good. More would be great.

6.Nurture small indie size studios into AAA size studios

Bend studio's 1st AAA game wasn't great, but sold well, keep trying.

Pixelopus's next game, if it does well, make a bigger project next time.

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#2 Posted by Heirren (2324 posts) -

Have you tried contacting them directly?

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#3 Posted by Pedro (35648 posts) -

Should fanboys on a forum be giving advise?

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#4 Posted by Heirren (2324 posts) -

@Pedro:

Lmfao.

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#5 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (5044 posts) -

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#7 Posted by Pedro (35648 posts) -
@ssouncyk said:

That’s why you see so many PS4 exclusives in the pre owned section, nobody buys digital versions of PS4 exclusives because you can’t trade them in a week later

All my Sony exclusives are digital, so there goes that argument.

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#8 Posted by DaVillain- (38153 posts) -

You should tell Sony to stop following #MeToo movement.

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#9 Posted by Ant_17 (12908 posts) -

You never explained why they should do this.

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#10 Edited by Telekill (8594 posts) -

They actually are increasing their first party. Pretty sure they went on record stating as much as they move onto next gen development.

Edit: In fact yeah. Here's a link to Solid's thread with a link regarding it:

https://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/sony-may-buy-new-studios-to-get-ready-for-ps5-cont-33463488/

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#11 Posted by GettingonwithGamingLife (255 posts) -

Bloodborne 2 I'm all for

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#12 Posted by VFighter (5242 posts) -

@ssouncyk: Hmmm...who's alt is this?

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#13 Posted by Calvincfb (0 posts) -

Have you missed this generation or anything?

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#14 Posted by SolidGame_basic (24471 posts) -

Eh, they gotta be careful tho. Last gen they released a bunch of first party games that were sales flops hence why they were cautious this gen. It's also a super competitive market as it is.

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#15 Posted by Basinboy (13930 posts) -

Generally speaking, more exclusive content is inherently beneficial. But none of us know the financial reality or the saturation point, which Sony experienced themselves during the PS3 generation where quantity just didn’t move the needle.

There’s a lot of options on the table, but Sony seems determined to make one big move, based on their rhetoric. The ones that seem most feasible are taking the remnants of Eidos off of S-E’s hands (if not a bigger play for S-E itself, at least its western studios), or target a big-name publisher like EA, 2K, Capcom, etc. I simply have reservations that they want to go after individual studios in the same way MS done, since many of those moves appear to be padding out the bridge between indies and AAA.

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#16 Posted by SaltSlasher (1318 posts) -

Quantity over Copying

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#17 Posted by ronvalencia (28238 posts) -

@me2002:

Both Sony and MS needs to increase exclusive content against Chinese proxy Epic.

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#18 Posted by Raining51 (1145 posts) -

No there are way too many games right now.

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#19 Posted by Heirren (2324 posts) -

Quality over quantity.

Yall wanna play Mario Kart or one of them 15 other dingle berry racers?

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#20 Posted by lamprey263 (36212 posts) -

I'd be fine if they just revived Motorstorm.

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#21 Posted by Heirren (2324 posts) -

@lamprey263:

Agreed. I only had Pacific Rift(i think it was called), but did enjoy it.

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#23 Posted by mrbojangles25 (44413 posts) -

They should make fewer first-party games and open their platform up; allow smaller, independent developers to make games for their console more easily. Foster a modding environment for their games and others.

Develop an early-access program for burgeoning developers so they, if their project generates enough interest, can obtain company funding and logistical support.

More games, big and small. More risk taking! More adventurous spirit. Less razzle dazzle, more character and gameplay.

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#24 Posted by mrbojangles25 (44413 posts) -

@ronvalencia said:

@me2002:

Both Sony and MS needs to increase exclusive content against Chinese proxy Epic.

I dislike Tencent-Epic as much as anyone, but fighting fire with fire is not good for consumers.

They need to go in a different direction, focus on games, and damn the corrupt business practices.

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#25 Edited by I_P_Daily (12578 posts) -

Sony needs lots of editors so they can get their content in cinemas & on DVD/Youtube as quickly as possible.

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#26 Posted by pmanden (747 posts) -

Sony has been consistently stronger than Microsoft in 1st party content this whole generation, so I don't believe they need to change anything. Unless they are really worried about Microsoft's many game studios acquisitions.

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#27 Posted by Ninja_cat11 (3 posts) -

Sony let both Evolution and Liverpool go. The evolution team joined codemasters. Why buy what you once had? Sony did the whole studio thing last generation. They had a lot of great games that did not sell.

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#28 Posted by sakaiXx (6085 posts) -

I am all for this as long as the dev have control on what they want to make. I personally hope sony gathers the disolved Japanese ps1 and ps2 jrpg teams and make a small to mid tier studios for them to continue work their magic. Many japanese talents from those era is freelancing so it would be great if Sony can make facilitate them with resources for new games. Who knows maybe we will get another Wild Arms, Legend of Dragoon or even Suikoden.

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#29 Edited by jcrame10 (5229 posts) -

They should remake Ape Escape and the Legend of Dragoon. Make more God of War, Ratchet, Sly, Infamous, Motorstorm, LBP, Uncharted, SOCOM games. Make sequels to their big hitters this gen like Spider-Man, Horizon, Bloodborne. And develop some new IPs as usual.

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#30 Posted by PC_Rocks (2569 posts) -

I think the should buy MS, Nintendo, Epic and Steam.

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#31 Edited by mojito1988 (3712 posts) -

I just want Sony to widen the variety of content that first party studios make. I would LOVE to see Sony make a great JRPG or turn based strategy game. That could be VERY epic.