Sony’s PS4 First Party Game Delays: Are They A Problem?

Sony have struggled to get their major AAA first party releases out on time. Does this indicate an issue?

Posted By | On 03rd, Sep. 2016 Under Article, Editorials | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


Sony have had a remarkable run this generation- their console leads the market by a vast and at this point unbridgable chasm, they’ve managed to address their traditional weakness in the gaming market, which was network and services, and turn it into a strength, they are commanding leading third party support, and they are generating a massive amount of revenue. For Sony, this generation has been great.

For us as gamers, too, the PS4 has been great. The console is easy to develop for, with very developer-friendly policies, which has invited scores of developers and games on to the machine, leading to more games to play, from all sorts of developers- indie and AAA, Japanese and western. Sony, meanwhile, have managed to put out some of the best games of the generation so far, too- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Bloodborne are both arguably among the best exclusives so far this console cycle, and both are Sony games.

There’s really not a whole lot to hold against Sony this generation then, at least as far as video games, which are, after all, the primary purpose and reason for any gaming console existing in the first place, are considered. Not much at all, except for one thing that has become a repeated and troubling trend with Sony over the last few years- and that’s their propensity to delay their marquee first party titles, often repeatedly, over and over again. This generation alone, it has happened with inFamous: Second Son, DriveClub, The Order 1886, Bloodborne, Ratchet and Clank, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and most recently, Gran Turismo Sport. Something like this happening once or twice makes sense- game development is, after all, a tricky business, with a whole lot of moving parts, and an obscene amount of computer code to keep track of. Plans can change, new features can be added, old one removed, or it can be discovered that the game is simply not functioning as intended. Delays in this context makes sense. Every publisher has had a few of their games delayed this generation, and delays almost always benefit a game. We can’t necessarily blame a publisher for giving their developers more time, if more time is what is needed to ensure a game comes out okay.

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"When every major Sony game this generation has been delayed at least once, and sometimes for as long as a full year, then you need to ask yourself why Sony aren’t learning to not announce their games so far out from completion already."

We can, however, question the wisdom of the publisher announcing their games so far out in advance- especially when, after a few delays, it has become clear that there is a trend of all their announced games slipping from their scheduled dates. When every major Sony game this generation has been delayed at least once, and sometimes for as long as a full year, then you need to ask yourself why Sony aren’t learning to not announce their games so far out from completion already.

This is especially a lesson that publishers like Bethesda, and of late, EA, have started to imbibe- they simply don’t announce their games until they are very close to release. Once the games are announced, they are announced with final shipping dates that they always hit. Bethesda have done this with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4, while EA have done this with Star Wars: Battlefront and Battlefield 1; it also looks like they do not plan on unveiling Mass Effect: Andromeda until it is very close to completion, and therefore, release.

That’s actually the best way to do it- in an era where Apple announce an iPhone, and then release it just weeks later, extended hype cycles no longer make much sense. Consumers are bombarded by new products, and new media competing for their attention at all times- if something is announced too early, or is taking too long to come out, they lose interest in that product, and move on. Sony definitely understand this- they’re adopting the same strategy with their upcoming PlayStation 4 NEO, after all.

So why not do it for their games as well? You would think Sony would know better than to prematurely unveil and hype their games by now- after all, this isn’t even new for them. Prior to this generation, games such as Gran Turismo 5, Final Fantasy Versus 13, Agent, and most famously, The Last Guardian, all suffered years of delays before being released- and in some cases, they were never released at all. And yet this continues to remain a problem.

the last guardian

"Sony, who are probably among the best publishers in the world right now for game development, will always give their developers more time when they need it – but all delays will be internal instead of public, who shall remain blissfully unaware of the game’s very existence until it is time for the game to actually be out."

I think this comes down to a different, larger issue that I pointed out earlier this year around E3– Sony has a tendency to announce things way before time. In an effort to please their audience and ‘win’ with them, they announce cool looking games that are very early in development and obviously nowhere near release. Then, those games either take years to come out, or they end up missing the release dates that were set for them- in both cases, there is discontent generated.

The simple solution would of course be to simply hold off on announcing games until they are actually near release- announce them with firm release dates that are just a few months away, and then ship them. In this case, there can still be delays in game development – and Sony, who are probably among the best publishers in the world right now for game development, will always give their developers more time when they need it – but all delays will be internal instead of public, who shall remain blissfully unaware of the game’s very existence until it is time for the game to actually be out.

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"It’s a minor quibble in the end, though- even if Sony games are delayed, they are great, almost without exception."

That is really all that I’m asking for, here. I have no issues with Sony’s games- Knack, Killzone, and The Order were pretty bad, but Ratchet and Clank was stellar, DriveClub became great over time, and Bloodborne and Uncharted 4 are, as I said, among the best games of the generation. The delays obviously did them good in the end. So my problem here isn’t that Sony delay games- it’s that Sony announce games far before they are ready to be announced. After literally every single major game from them having been delayed, you would think that they’d have caught on.Winning E3 every year is all well and good, Sony- but it’s probably better still if not all your games miss their intended release dates.

It’s a minor quibble in the end, though- even if Sony games are delayed, they are great, almost without exception. In such a case, I’m willing to put up with delays to play them- in fact, the delays bothering me so much is, more than anything else, a testament to just how great Sony’s games really are. I just can’t seem to wait to actually get my hands on them.

Note: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, GamingBolt as an organization.


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  • J.j. Barrington

    They’re disappointing.

    However, the console just has so much to play. And they might not be for everybody, but the exclusives are of good quality even when they’re delayed.

    So I don’t mind. I can’t keep up, anyway.

    And it’s nice to not see a hit-grabbing, poorly-researched piece for a change.

    • TheCellGames

      ^^^Denial^^^

    • J.j. Barrington

      About what?

    • TheCellGames

      Sony not giving you any games for the rest of the year.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Weird. Even with the delays, doesn’t the PS4 still have more games coming out?

      Besides, it could always be worse: I could have an Xbox, and be starved for most of the year.

      Like you.

    • Triton

      “Games” is a strong word for those, even if Sony poops out plenty of turds it doesnt mean its quality.
      Only AAA counts for most people.
      But I guess you PS guys are so used to get indie and mobile games by now so you dont know the difference any longer.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Spare me.

      Even if it WERE a strong word, it’s more than what’s going on for Xbox owners: nothing at all. MOST people would rather play a “game” than have not even that to play.

    • Triton

      You mention 58 games and thats nothing?
      I get 48 games (minimum amount) for free each year, half of them are X360 titles but I dont even have time to play through 10% of them because I prefer some of the popular AAA titles.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Okay, and? Since we were talking about exclusives, care to cut out the number of games in that list that can be played on non-Xbox consoles?

    • TheCellGames

      I count 1 game on PS4 vs 5 on Xbox One this holiday season. Talk about starved for most of a year.

    • J.j. Barrington

      “this holiday season” doesn’t translate into “most of a year.” Three months against the other nine.

      You’re really bad at this. You don’t even realize you’re making a case against your own point.

    • TheCellGames

      What was the last game you had since Unchared? No Man’s Flop? And before Uncharted? The last exclusive was before new years. Street Fighter V was multiplat. I see no evidence for your claim, you’re failing to provide any titles either. By your logic both platforms are just as starved, the difference is that for the next eight months Xbox owners will have more exclusives than PS4 owners. Recore, Gears, Forza, Dead Rising, Sea of Thieves, Gigantic, Scalebound, Crack down 3. You only have The Last Guardian and Horizon Zero Dawn (which I’ll admit is tempting me to buy a PS4).

    • J.j. Barrington

      Hmm…

      So you’re removing Street Fighter from contention?

      Then Gears, Forza, Dead Rising, Recore, Gigantic… your whole list is disqualified, cuz I don’t need Microsoft hardware for ANY of them. But you obviously DO want to count them, so anything on PC but NOT Xbox will be counted as well.

      9 games you can’t play on your Xbox came to PS4 in February alone: Neptunia, Amazing Discoveries, Crypt of the Necrodancer, Digimon, Nitroplus Blasterz, Gravity Rush, SFV, Rainbow Moon, Hitman.

      12 for March: Broforce, Heavy Rain, Square Heroes, Witch and the Hundred Knights, Kholat, Aegis of Earth, Salt and Sanctuary, Senran Kagura, Day of the Tentacle, Dragon Fantasy, Republique, MLB The Show.

      (By the way, your opinion of whether the games are worth playing or not: irrelevant. And not just because you have a vested interest in calling as much as you can “garbage.” So you can leave that out. You’ll note I will and have done the same.)

      9 in April: Nights of Azure, Dead Star, Enter the Gungeon, R&C, Risk of Rain, Stories, Invisible Inc, KOI, Alienation, Rocketbirds.

      Four months into the year, 30 games you can’t play. Let’s continue, shall we?

      10 for May: Push Me Pull You, Uncharted 4, Life Goes On, Perfect Universe, Shadow of the Beast, Valkyria Chronicles, Viva Ex Vivo, Downwell, Dungeons 2, Crazy Strike Bowling.

      9 for June: World of Warriors, Atelier Sophie, Guilty Gear, Odin’s Sphere, Asemblance, Grand Kingdom, Umbrella Core, Star Ocean, God Eater.

      7 in July: Furi, Assault Suit Leynos, Type:Rider, I am Setsuna, Moon Hunters, Fairy Fencer F, Headlander.

      So far, 56 games. Wanna know how many are scheduled for ALL of 2016 on Xbox 1?

      58. And that’s being generous with the games that have been delayed right out of this year.

      As for the next few months, you left out Gravity Rush, God Wars, Dreams, Nioh, Tales of Berseria, WiLD, FFXII, and a host of others.

      Again, I don’t give a damn what you think of the games, if you’re interested in them or not. If that were what counted, I could say Xbox hasn’t had a game since Lost Odyssey.

      But that would be incredibly stupid… which is why I expect it of you.

      Will you exceed those expectations?

    • TheCellGames

      XD. You’re retarded dude. Windows is owned by microsoft. Welcome to the age of company exclusives the which Sony and Nintendo have plenty of. You just don’t wanna count Windows 10 as part of the Xbox exclusives ecosystem because it doubles PS4 install base. And Windows 10 store isn’t Steam. Win10 store belongs to MS, steam doesn’t belong to Sony now does it? Xbox runs Windows 10 too. You’re poorly educated in the ways of Microsoft. 90% of your games are indies, that leaves you with 2 AAA games through the year I’d also like to note that most of those games already made their way to STEAM somehow. No exclusivity for indies either. PS Pro is at a 2teraflop disadvantage to Scorpio. Face it, PS4 owners are screwed. XD.

    • J.j. Barrington

      When it comes to Sony and Nintendo, you have to buy their hardware to play their software. Not the case with Microsoft.

      As for the indie versus AAA argument, you’d still fail, if only because you think there should be such a division(nevermind how many games on the list I pulled up actually AREN’T indies).

      You failed.

    • J.j. Barrington

      The funny thing is: you still somehow think the holiday season somehow counts for more than the rest of the year.

    • TheCellGames

      Read the other comment. Indies and 2 AAA games don’t outshine both companies having a lack of games.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Both companies are doing about what they did last gen- Sony with more first party than Microsoft, but still around the same numbers.

      There’s only a perceived lack because some people- like you- are desperate to make arguments that make no sense.

  • kee1haul

    To be clear, not only have they been late, they haven’t all been good. Uncharted 4 being the best.

    • J.j. Barrington

      To be clear, the PS4 library has consistently rated higher than its Xbox counterpart, and sold as well or better, too.

      And why would anybody believe what you say? Aren’t you pretty much an Xbox fanboy trolling PlayStation articles?

    • kee1haul

      Why do you upvote yourself every time?

    • J.j. Barrington

      I’ve no need of any such thing. I don’t care if I get votes or not.

      Nice try, though.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Eff that guy! Upvoted!

    • Triton

      Bloodborne and Uncharted 4, thats basicly what they got if not counting remasters.
      The rest is mediocre at best.

  • sgt_hammertime

    read the article and then I reached the last 3 sentences and I thought….then what the point of the whole article if it all can be summed up as a “minor quibble” and is such a “testament to just how great sony’s games really are”?
    you could have also said: “I love sony games even if roughly 45% of their games on the ps4 gets below 75 on metacritic.

    • Michael

      That’s because this journalist is bit biased. Even when he tries to write a negative article about sony he does exactly what you described above. He does the opposite for ms when it’s a positive one. He always down plays any positive xbox news with a personal diss or two every time, and thinks no one will notice…lol

    • J.j. Barrington

      He’s actually the opposite of what you say, but sure.

    • Michael

      nope sorry.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Yes, you are.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Positive Xbox news? Has there ever been any?

  • crazy_black_man-

    No problem. There are over 40 million PS4s out in the wild. A majority of those owners don’t even know what games are coming out, let alone WHEN they are coming out. It’s only the people that follow game sites and keep up on everything gaming related that know. Sony is doing a fine job! When the game is ready is when it releases. That is the way it should be!

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    • Jose Arcadio Morales

      blacks are disappointing

    • TheCellGames

      Sarcasm. I love it.

  • Mr Xrat

    Considering everything else that’s been released so far this year the occasional delay for polish isn’t unwelcome. On the other hand, MS can’t really afford to push back Forza or Gears because of the lack of much else this year, but they’re both unexciting, unimaginative, assembly line rehashes so they won’t need to.

    • plop6759

      Wow Xrat, are you lost? You’re usually trolling Microsoft on Xbox articles but now you’re trolling Microsoft on a Playstation article. It must feel good preaching to the converted.

    • crazy_black_man-

      He’s just telling the simple truth. Xbox One has no games to play but the old BC games.

    • plop6759

      I’ve 270 Xbox One games + 124 B.C. Xbox 360 games. Don’t worry about my gaming needs. You should be more worried about how quiet things are surrounding The Last Guardian. A no show at TGS doesn’t inspire confidence and if that game gets delayed as well, then YOUR holiday line up consists of a port of Rise Of The Tomb Raider.

    • TheCellGames

      Mr. Monkeypoop strikes again! This time he’s so outta touch with the world he doesn’t realize how totally screwed Sony is here. BEHOLD EVERYONE! THE FACE OF DENIAL!

    • UlfricDormPorn

      So if Gears and FH3 get reviewed favorably will you admit you’re wrong or will you try convincing everyone that MS pays off reviewers?

    • Mr Xrat

      Safe, rehashed tripe. I’m expecting mostly 8s.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Don’t they always get reviewed favorably?

  • bonetoke

    It is not about creating hype, it is simply because Sony has to put exclusives in its E3. Look at 2015 Sony had only three exclusives actually released. At day end Sony has to fill in the gaps with exclusives that are still in development even if it slated to be released years later. For instance they showcased Days Gone this year
    and Im certain that game wont make it until late 2017 at minimum. Sony unlike Bethesda and EA are under pressure to show that they have games under development to sell their product “the ps4 will have these exclusives so come buy it”. Its as simple as that.

    • crazy_black_man-

      How stupid was that comment? VERY stupid. Those 40 million PS4 sales came from E3 attendies? Playstation is a solid brand. On the Xbox side of things, I’m sure a lot of people will never forget their 6 or so refurbished Xbox 360s that suffered the dreaded red ring of death.

    • Triton

      My list over my broken consoles over time.
      1 NES (replaced).
      1 Super Nintendo (replaced).
      2 OG PS. (had to pay shipping, the other one I tossed in the trash)
      1 PS One. (replaced, then I sold it away)
      2 PS2.(Day 1 console, had to pay shipping both times even though I worked for SCEE at the time)
      2 Xbox 360 standard white and one Elite. (fixed for free, free shipping)

      And I have had them all even if only for a while.

    • J.j. Barrington

      So your personal list trumps reality?

    • kma99

      You dont have any reality because you never owned any xbox consoles you nerd.

    • J.j. Barrington

      It takes owning an Xbox to have a reality?

      What does that even have to do with what’s being said here? Are you so bent out of shape at constantly getting schooled that you’re just lashing out with whatever immature babbling pops into your head?

    • Michael

      Sony’s bank account has been suffering it’s own red ring of death for about 15 years….lol

    • crazy_black_man-

      Some people have a habit of writing “LOL”, even when they know damn well they ain’t laughing at their own weak _ss jokes. That was so lame.

    • Michael

      Lame but true, pony. The color red suits them well….lol I guess all those delays are “for the players”.

    • J.j. Barrington

      That doesn’t even make sense.

  • chestwig

    Judging by console sales it’s obvioulsy not a problem. I can’t keep up with the games that are out now and have a big backlogue already. It is only a problem if console sales slow down which hasn’t happened since launch.

  • kma99

    That’s ok sony i have a backlog of indies and remasters. Lol the crap you fanboys say to damage control. We are almost 4 years into the generation, these companies should be pumping out these first party games

    • J.j. Barrington

      When has that ever really been a thing?

    • kma99

      When has it not u clown.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Um, pretty much never. Which is why there are so many high-profile third party titles on these consoles.

      From November 2006-November 2007, the PS3 had 6 first party exclusives. The next year, 5. The next year, 4.5(co-developing Demon’s Souls). The next year, 7, including a PS Move game or two.

      On Xbox, year 1- November 2005- November 2006- the system had 5 first party exclusives. The next year, 2. The next year, 4. The next year, 3.

      Now, before we get to the layout of the current generation’s first party exclusives, do you care to revisit your statement?

    • kma99

      Dude i cant take you seriously. There is always thirs party gamrs on every console. You need to see treatment because you suffer from stupidity with this console war crap.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Nobody said there weren’t third party games on consoles, did they?

      Your comprehension is sorely lacking.

    • kma99

      Your comprehension is lacking. Third party had absolutely nothing to do with what i said. I clearly said indies and remasters. So you can just run along with that childish tantrum you like to display when someone says anything about your precious sony. I have no time to laugh at u. This should give you ample time to stalk other peoples profiles.

    • J.j. Barrington

      “There is always thirs party gamrs on every console.”

      What is this, then?

      “I clearly said indies and remasters.”

      You also clearly said “these companies should be pumping out these first party games” so I counted out those games on at least the 360 and PS3 last gen up until the fourth year. (By the way, these consoles will only be turning three in November; you might be right in regards to the Wii U, which is just going into its fourth year, but it’s silly to apply that to the younger hardware as well.)

      Since you said “When has it not” when I asked about the level of first party content you assume should be happening, I thought you might want to recant that statement before I tallied up the first party numbers for this gen, to show that they’re about even.

      Somehow, your brain got it all wrong, you mentioned third party games, and then decided I brought them up instead.

      Are you alright? Do I need to call you a doctor? Cuz that’s definitely not the way a normally functioning brain would work.

    • kma99

      Move along crybaby. I dont care what you added to the conversation because if i did i would have states it already. I expect nothing else from you so save yourself the trouble and stop responding.

    • J.j. Barrington

      lmao, so you’re caught out in your stupidity, and your response is to act like nothing was said. Classic troll/fanboy.

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL. You know he’s mad now! He keeps getting more and more belligerent.

    • J.j. Barrington

      For some, it’s a default.

    • kma99

      You can respond to yourself now. Told you before i dont have time to play games with you today. If you want to act like a child feel free.

  • Patrick Wise

    How did “Final Fantasy Versus XIII” become a Sony first-party game?

    Also how can you say that EA is waiting to reveal Mass Effect: Andromeda? It was “revealed” in June of 2015.

  • TheCellGames

    Sony’s PS4 First Party Game Delays: Are They A Problem? Not for anyone smart enough to have bought an Xbox One or a PC.

    • crazy_black_man-

      If you have those two things, youre not very smart with the PC pretty much cancelling out the Xbox nowadays. You have no exclusives son. Is ya stupid or what?

    • Michael

      Just like ps4 cancels out slim…

    • Jugo94

      Wow people with different preferences are stupid? Makes sense.

    • crazy_black_man-

      What different preferences? You have a gaming PC that plays Xbox One games better than an Xbox One, while using an Xbox controller. Yeah, nowadays that makes you stupid. Phil Spencer is treating all of you like your idiots.

    • crazy_black_man-

      What different preferences? You have a gaming PC that does all the things a PC can do better than your Xbox One, and it plays Xbox One games way better than an Xbox One, while using an Xbox controller. Yeah, nowadays that makes you pretty damn stupid.

      Ever since Quantum Break was announced as an Xbox One console exclusive, Phil Spencer has been treating all of you guys like your idiots, and you idiots got mad about it at first, and then to save face, you all started creating talking points and defending his decision to put exclusives on PC,…as if you had any other choice. Every single time Phil Spencer slaps you guys in the mouth, you start finding a way to live with it in a positive way by convincing yourselves that you loved to get slapped. I agree with Phil. You all deserve it, and you little b*tches had better have
      Phil Spencer’s money when he comes rolling around that corner looking for you!
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    • TheCellGames

      Oh yeah, please tell me how many PC gamers are adapting to Xbox games on PC? You have no facts here, just fanboy trash talk.

    • crazy_black_man-

      They’re not adapting well to the Windows store, I can tell you that. They are waiting for all these games to eventually release on Steam, which they will, because Phil Spencer is desperate.

      Sony ripped open a huge can of whoop _ss this gen! All I ever see anymore is Phil Spencer bowing down to Sony, congratulating them on giving him such a memorable beatdown.

    • TheCellGames

      Coming from a man who asks for proof when he doesn’t show any, this is as delusional as it gets. Spencer scared Sony away with the Scorpio, scared them so bad they haven’t showed it yet and it’s supposed to release this year. XDD. Have you been in a desert for the past year? And Microsoft won’t support Steam like you claim, you have no proof of that either. Remedy is supporting Steam with QB but that’s about it.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Unlike Microsoft, Sony isn’t on their back foot. They don’t have to respond immediately and aggressively to everything the competition does; rather, the competition has to respond to THEM. When your competitors are so far behind that they start pushing out new generations of hardware- announcing the stuff a year in advance- there’s nothing to be scared of.

    • TheCellGames

      Seriously? Neo was rumored way before Scorpio. Look at Microsoft’s revenue and then look at Sony’s. Sony is broke dude, the only thing turning a profit is PS4 sales, meanwhile MS is making millions with Windows, Xbox, Surface, enterprise contracts, etc. Sure, Sony may be ahead but it’s a fact that they can’t do risky moves. The fact that it’s bankrupt takes away its lead. Notice how they didn’t announce Neo this E3 after they new about Scorpio? They’re the ones who are scared.

    • crazy_black_man-

      YEP!

    • One With Shadows

      “You have no facts here, just fanboy trash talk.”

      You get that a lot I’m sure.

    • TheCellGames

      You too, buddy, since you’re not really discussing ideas, just talking trash yourself. I’m still wondering how preorders being good for Recore means I have nothing to play. I wanna know your completely insane logic there.

    • One With Shadows

      I went yesterday and preordered Recore. Of course I won’t be buying it because I don’t have an Xbone. Hahaha. See why preorders don’t mean anything now? Not hardly insane logic kid.

    • J.j. Barrington

      It’s sensible, isn’t it?

      Why mention preorders? You can’t play them. And the numbers for preorders don’t mean a thing.

    • TheCellGames

      Oh now they don’t matter. But No Man’s Sky’s preorders mattered. Frigging double standards.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Who said that?

    • Jugo94

      Lol what? I’m not mad about anything you child. I honestly don’t care about this childish fanboy BS like you do. I just like games and want them made. Grow up and realize everyone isn’t like you.

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL. MAD.

    • Jugo94

      Sure kid.

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL! Fuming.

    • TheCellGames

      Another one with the PC crap. XD. It’s Microsoft exclusive, genius. They own the PC market too, it’s also on a Windows 10 store only which is MS, just like Xbox is. You seem to not know what MS is. And saying Xbox is losing exclusives to PC is like saying WiiU is loosing exclusives to the 3DS. They’re Nintendo exclusives, same as they’re MS exclusives. You can’t face that music then deal with it. Either way, not many PC gamers like Win 10 store, so I don’t know about PC overshadowing Xbox as you say. Get your facts straight.

    • crazy_black_man-

      The hilarious part of that story is that people ain’t buying Xbox One games from either source. Xbox One games are all destined to be Steam releases…and at a huge discount. The games are losing value so quickly that they might as well be in your local Redbox kiosk on launch day!
      https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pq2-roB58yE/UgVTWnCbSLI/AAAAAAAAGm8/U6j9t7PtQUY/s1600/Screen+Shot+2013-08-09+at+11.20.16+AM.png

    • TheCellGames

      Where’d you get that from? Xbox games are being preordered well enough, for a new, non AAA IP, Recore is being preordered just fine on Xbox, Gears 4 is what? The third or fourth most preordered game on VGA charts? Forza Horizon 3 is up in the most preordered as well. You’re arguing with a biased opinion, not facts. Not to mention Gears Ultimate sold pretty well, Halo 5 broke records, Forza Motorsport sold like hotcakes too. Quantum Break flopped because of their PC distribution method. Giving out codes that anyone could redeem.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Facts? Oh, I’m sorry, did you provide any links to that false data you just pulled outta your _ss? No. No you didn’t.

      You people are so desperate for something to play that you would preorder used toilet paper if it had an Xbox One logo on it. You’re starving for games to play!

    • One With Shadows

      “for a new, non AAA IP, Recore is being preordered just fine on Xbox”

      Bahahahahaha, and that tells me you got nothing to play over there. And since when has “preordered” games become an argument?!? You saying MS keeps track of preorders but can’t tell us how many Xbones they’ve sold? Get outta here with your garbage.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Question: with there having been ONE game on Xbox 1 this year that isn’t on PS4, how would that have made things any better?

      In the same vein, Xbox has seen as many or more delays to its games, and with it having LESS games overall, that makes for an even more barren calendar, doesn’t it?

  • Bamf

    Just pull a ‘Cyberpunk 2077.’ It’ll be out when it’s damn good and ready.

  • justerthought

    Not a problem. Quality takes time so getting it right takes priority. There is no shortage of good games to play while we wait. There’s actually more games worth playing than we have time to play so that’s a nice position to be in.

    Uncharted 4 was well worth the wait for the extra polish. As a result, Uncharted 4 and The Last Of Us are the two best games ever made.


 

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