Yes, I know the developers said they need more time in each case.

However, before the delays, there were a half-dozen high-profile shooters on tap for the fall: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare , Destiny , Far Cry 4 , Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel , Battlefield: Hardline and Evolve .

As of now, the latter two titles on that list have been pushed into 2015. I don't necessarily doubt the reasoning – more time needed to hone and polish – and I'd strongly recommend that EA not muff another Battlefield launch. That being said, I wonder if marketers for these companies examined the situation and supported the idea of a delay. It's interesting to note that the two games that were delayed will subsist almost entirely on multiplayer, which just so happens to be the forte of Destiny and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare .

Look, there are only so many hours in the day. I find it hard to believe that players will be able to invest enough hours into two shooters this holiday season, let alone three or four. You need practice and time, and you need to really get involved in these multiplayer experiences if you wish to succeed. To be perfectly honest, I think the majority of FPS fans will play Destiny and the new CoD , and the others might fall by the wayside. I wouldn't be surprised at all if this was part of the reason Hardline and Evolve are now in 2015.

Subscribe
Notify of
29 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Akuma_
Akuma_
8 years ago

Between Destiny and Cod:AW, I wouldn't blame other companies for avoiding them. They will have the FPS genre locked down for awhile.

Deathb4Dishonor
Deathb4Dishonor
8 years ago

Smart move i think from both companies… Destiny looks like it will have a good launch and we all kno how many fans CoD has

Akuma_
Akuma_
8 years ago

The new CoD has the potential to bring back old fans too. Wouldn't be surprised if it pulls bigger numbers than Ghosts.

Deathb4Dishonor
Deathb4Dishonor
8 years ago

I must admit that it did look good

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

wasn't the Hardline beta a big disappointment or something? perhaps they just felt they needed a lot more time if it had any hopes to compete.


Last edited by Temjin001 on 8/11/2014 11:08:46 PM

Akuma_
Akuma_
8 years ago

Oh yes, it was a huge disappointment.

They won't compete. I don't care what any of the people who actually liked the game say, I don't see Hardline competing with any other of the major FPS franchises. No way.

First impressions mean a lot, and Hardline's first impression was "meh".

Corvo
Corvo
8 years ago

Wouldn't be surprised.

Darklurkr23
Darklurkr23
8 years ago

OO but did u see all that rage in Chat when showing the new COD how it wasn't exactly the same as the past 6! Loved it XD

Well see how the game stacks up, but just all the hate from the bros and kiddies means they might have a chance to be a good entry

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
8 years ago

i wish Evolve would have stayed put it would have been nice to have two new IPs to play this holiday season in Destiny & Evolve. but now meeh

___________
___________
8 years ago

not only shooters, so many games originally due this year have been pushed to next.
simple fact of the matter is its taking developers allot longer to get use to the new consoles thus forcing them to delay their games.

berserk
berserk
8 years ago

No surprise there , both stand no chance with a release close to those 2 games .

They also need to be the best they can so people are gonna want to put cod/destiny down and play those pushed back games .

Kevin555
Kevin555
8 years ago

I know this isn't the right topic but word just in is that the new Tomb Raider is an Xbox One exclusive. BOOM! :O

slow and smart
slow and smart
8 years ago

Yeah,my thoughts exactly,if this is true than this is a big loss for Sony.
This is BIG news,
i like tomb raider[the last one was great,but a bit to easy],man i don't like this.

Kevin555
Kevin555
8 years ago

The internet is going to go ape shite over this, should we both gtfo before the storm? 😀

Underdog15
Underdog15
8 years ago

Doesn't SE own it now? I thought they fell out of love with exclusivity 10 years ago.

Kevin555
Kevin555
8 years ago

Crystal Dynamics just said on their twitter that it's exclusive to Xbox One.

That is a big win for MS. It's going to be like the Uncharted vs TR now for both consoles. Exciting stuff imo!


Last edited by Kevin555 on 8/12/2014 9:40:29 AM

surfer
surfer
8 years ago

This was confirmed at Gamescom…surprised at this and a huge loss for Sony…wow..The reboot was an amazing game and the sequel should be even more impressive

Underdog15
Underdog15
8 years ago

I feel like it's a big loss for SE, though. It's a game people would love to have, but it's not like it'll move systems like a Halo or Uncharted. And there are many more PS4s sold right now than the competition.

I'm particularly shocked at the idea of it not being on PC even.

Kevin555
Kevin555
8 years ago

I think it's good for competition. PS4 has Uncharted 4, Xbox One has Tomb Raider. Lucky owners of both consoles have both to choose from.

Unfortunately for me, i don't plan on owning both consoles so i am quite prepared to miss out on some exclusives like i did last gen, that's just the way it goes.


Last edited by Kevin555 on 8/12/2014 10:29:22 AM

surfer
surfer
8 years ago

@Kevin5…well said. Xbox has set itself up nicely for holiday 2015 with Tomb Raider and Halo 5. They needed to do something to move more consoles.

slow and smart
slow and smart
8 years ago

@Kevin5,which console do you buy[or already got]? as bad as i want Tomb Raider,i also will buy only 1 ,for me it will be ps4.
I think a good competition is not bad for gamers,but this is awful,a game like tombraider[ a gameserie that is so long multiplatform] should be on all consoles,but that's the way it is

surfer
surfer
8 years ago

@slowandsmart: This is MS counterpunch to Uncharted 4. It is a business and they need to move more consoles…this move will help.

berserk
berserk
8 years ago

Still can t beat bloodborne being exclusive to sony :)Personally i ll have a one before then too so i don t mind that news at all .

slow and smart
slow and smart
8 years ago

@surfer:oh Yes,MS did a strong and good businessmove,but that doesn't make it less awful.

surfer
surfer
8 years ago

@slowandsmart…agreed 100%…basically I am going to miss either Uncharted 4 or Rise of Tomb Raider..stinks

Underdog15
Underdog15
8 years ago

I have a hard time believing Tomb Raider will move that many consoles. (last one sold 2.22 mil on PS3 and 1.71mil on 360… this is late into the generation, too) Might make a small dent in Europe, admittedly. You never know, though.

At any rate, given everything that happened in the PS3/360 gen, I'll continue to sit tight on a next gen console until something I must have comes along. This TR will eventually make it's way to PS4 anyways. You can count on that.


Last edited by Underdog15 on 8/12/2014 1:16:20 PM

Underdog15
Underdog15
8 years ago

To put my point about a dent into perspective, TLOU and all three Uncharted's each, on just the one PS3 console, outsold the new Tomb Raider game across both combined. The weakest performer, Drakes Fortune, outsold the 360 version of the new Tomb Raider by 2 and a half times.

This is just one reason why I don't think it'll make a big impact and will ultimately only serve to damage the TR brand. So much for SE "Rebooting" the franchise. They -need- it to be multiplat. (Not good enough on just the PS, either)


Last edited by Underdog15 on 8/12/2014 2:28:29 PM

surfer
surfer
8 years ago

All true but good business move by MS…bottom line it will help sell consoles.

Kevin555
Kevin555
8 years ago

@slow and smart, I have the PS4. I'm not denying myself of the inevitable Last of Us sequel. I also love the look of The Order 1886 & Bloodborne. Not going to lie though, am pretty pissed i wont get to play Killer Instinct or TR, but i'll get over it.