- Jul 12, 2012
It will change in the next few years, but its going to take a while before cross gen titles die out just like it took many years for PS2 titles to die out. Madden was getting released until 2011 on PS2. Although it's a different case since they were just using the final PS2 engine and just updating the rosters, but still.
But yes, its very safe to say that this gen will contain significantly more remasters than the previous gen for the simple fact that its easy money for the publishers and there is a demand for them. They will NOT ever replace new games. New games are what drive the market and sales. Remasters will always be additional revenue. Nothing more. I am fine with that.
However, arguments such as "rehash generation" or "generation of remasters" are pretty ignorant stupid arguments. I would give this argument some validity if we ever reach a quarter where we get more remasters than we do new games.
And yes, I do want a remaster of the Mass Effect trilogy.
Along with The Arkham series, Bioshock, Resistance series, and Uncharted series.
I don't disagree really. There are less new games than in the past probably, but not because there are remasters. If anything it's the other way around; some remasters here and there can help fill gaps in the lineup.