What to expect from next generation games?
Whenever I think of the term “new generation”, I think of new graphics, a new technology, but also something different, unique, which also brings that nostalgia of games I’ve played in the past.
When I think about a franchise (game), I automatically think about the environment, the story and the game mechanics. I’m tired of seeing a lot of re-releases of old games just in a new guise. Bringing nothing, absolutely nothing new, just improving a texture there or here, or an extra reflection. No, this is not a new generation for me, it can even use a new technology, but the experience for me is the same, it doesn’t bring me anything new.
To bring something new, it is necessary to innovate, create a new narrative, a new story, new graphics, new challenges, new mechanics, and all that, without losing the essence of the franchise. Why not create a new franchise game instead of just thinking about the money? After all, it’s easier to upgrade the game and sell it again, isn’t it? (This is the investor’s thinking, which is not always the same as the developer’s, we live in a profit-making machine, where everyone is connected around one thing, money, power, marketing)
Parallel, brings with it several references that have already been explored in other games, but with this perspective, to bring something new, a new world. That’s what I want to see in the new generation, new franchises, rich in content. With the great attention of the market for competitive games (Esports), we are increasingly orphaned from games rich in history and essence. But I believe a lot in the niche of players who are willing to invest in well-designed games with a lot of immersion, even if it takes a few hours, but in the end they make all the difference. I’m counting on you to help me on this mission.