You think we will ever see an entire new gaming genre? Or just hybrids?

This topic is locked from further discussion.

Avatar image for Trinitarian
#1 Posted by Trinitarian (1321 posts) -

With the next gen on the horizon, do you think we will see a completely new genre defining game with the supposed new IPs we can expect or just simply hybrids? By genres i'm referring to the good O' FPS, TPS, RTS, RPGs, ect. By hybrids i'm talking about games like Borderlands 2 that combined RPG with the FPS. Thus, when i say a new genre i'm talking about something that wouldn't be classified under any genre we know of today. Could such a thing even exist? IDK, you tell me.

Avatar image for Yangire
#2 Posted by Yangire (8795 posts) -

Skylanders clone will be a genre.

Avatar image for CaseyWegner
#3 Posted by CaseyWegner (70104 posts) -

dunno. i suppose even something like a seahorse simulator would still be considered a sim.

Avatar image for Rocker6
#4 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

Just hybrids, I'd say, combinations of already existing genres...

I really have no idea what new and completely fresh could just pop out of nowhere...

Avatar image for psymon100
#5 Posted by psymon100 (6835 posts) -

I think there is room for something entirely new.

Avatar image for CaseyWegner
#6 Posted by CaseyWegner (70104 posts) -

I think there is room for something entirely new.

psymon100

there's room but what could it be?

Avatar image for psymon100
#7 Posted by psymon100 (6835 posts) -

[QUOTE="psymon100"]

I think there is room for something entirely new.

CaseyWegner

there's room but what could it be?

Absolutely no idea. What about a game where you play as an ant and have to build an ant colony?

Oh wait ...

[spoiler]

SimAnt_Coverart.png

[/spoiler]

Avatar image for CaseyWegner
#8 Posted by CaseyWegner (70104 posts) -

we might be in a "simpsons did it" situation.

Avatar image for moistsandwich
#9 Posted by moistsandwich (25 posts) -

[QUOTE="psymon100"]

I think there is room for something entirely new.

CaseyWegner

there's room but what could it be?

If we knew, then we'd be working in the industry I suspect. I'm sure there is something new possible, but like everyone else I don't know what it will be.

Avatar image for jsmoke03
#10 Posted by jsmoke03 (13696 posts) -

with motion gaming, i guess anything is possible. don't think its going to be any fun however

Avatar image for nameless12345
#11 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

I expected this from Nintendo.

So far, they let me down...

Avatar image for gettingpatches
#12 Posted by gettingpatches (218 posts) -

I'm gonna say that minecraft kickstarted a new genre of sorts, which although has been around before has never reached as many people or had as much success of minecraft.

Avatar image for nameless12345
#13 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

I'm gonna say that minecraft kickstarted a new genre of sorts, which although has been around before has never reached as many people or had as much success of minecraft.

gettingpatches

Yeah, and Portal and Mirror's Edge could count too. ("first-person puzzle/platformer")

Avatar image for Terrencec06
#14 Posted by Terrencec06 (3980 posts) -

Media Molecule was the last developer to make something new. (LittleBigPlanet) Play, Create, Share was new for me at least. I look for them to come out with something next gen.

Avatar image for GarGx1
#15 Posted by GarGx1 (8536 posts) -

I great idea for a new game genre, it's.....nah no chance am I telling you, you'll just steal it and sell it to EA :P