Sony Discusses Old and New Franchises on PS4, Knack 2 Might Be A Possibility

Knack is being turned into a franchise. Oh noez.

Posted By | On 20th, Jun. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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Although Sony has built a formidable stable of first party studios over the last ten or so years, one thing they have always lacked in is a stable of recognizable IPs- where Nintendo has dozens of instantly recognizable franchises associated with their brand, and Microsoft have Halo, Forza, and Fable, Sony’s biggest franchise hits have always come from third parties. However, they have been working at building their IPs recently- Uncharted,  Ratchet and Clank, Killzone, inFamous, LittleBigPlanet, Sly, and Gran Turismo are all the results of these franchise building initiatives.

There are reports coming out of from Sony’s 97th General Shareholder Meeting at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo that we may see this taken a step further- not only will we see the divisive but commercially popular PlayStation 4 launch game Knack be turned into a franchise, but we may see old fan favorite PlayStation characters returning to PS4 soon too. Interestingly, these developments are all going to come courtesy of Sony’s Japan studios, so expecting Crash Bandicoot to return (who is anyway owned by Activision now) may be unrealistic.

Let’s see what franchises Sony chooses to revive.

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  • swinny

    I’d buy a Knack 2, I seen so much potential in the first one that just wasn’t met… enough to warrant a sequel. Having gamed since the 80’s, I really enjoyed the old school challenge in Knack, the controls and gameplay were spot on but for a sequel I’d say they have to focus on giving us more variety in the levels with much more attention payed to the level design, the originals biggest pitfall was how mind-numbingly repetitive it could become. But honestly, there is serious potential for a sequel, and being a launch title obviously did no favours for the original, it just needed more love putting into it, that’s all.


 

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