Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 76

Thread: What would it take to make a NEW Wipeout ? -Estimate from those who know.

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    East Lothian, Scotland
    PSN ID
    Rapier_Racer -OFW-
    Posts
    3,224

    Default

    What's this talk about the game not being promoted? I've seen PlayStation Adverts for Omega Collection pop up all over the net for weeks I think it's has a fair bit of promotion. Most of my friends list consists of Wipeout fans so streaming it wouldn't really do much for the game seeing as most of them to have it already.

    Furthermore claiming streaming is cancer is stupid, I doubt any game has attributed massive sales loss due to all those lazy people watching streams.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    PSN ID
    Knux_Chaotix
    Posts
    710

    Default

    Also noticed that this thread has gone about a million miles off topic now.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Team WEEEEEEEEEEE HQ
    PSN ID
    mdhay_wz
    Posts
    2,774

    Default

    Could have sworn there was a topic here someplace, and not endless ****-flinging. Welp, suppose it's best to try and bring some order to it.

    If you want a new WipEout you need to either:
    1. Get some friends together and make something like SlipStream GX or BallisticNG, like we did;
    2. Convince Sony's bean counters that it's a viable IP so more games get made;
    3. Give Nick Burcombe the money he'd need to buy the IP rights from Sony,


    Now, it takes no time to see that not everyone has the chops for game development, nor would we be able to buy it because Sony, for all the neglect we think they've done know how valuable the IP is. It made them. They're not just going to give that away, for any amount. The only option left is to buy more games. If Sony don't do the smart thing and just milk this one, then there's nothing we can really do except either of the other options.

    Streaming has become a more popular method of advertising a game because people feel engaged even if they're not actually playing it themselves. Streamers, in my limited experience, tend to be instantly more interesting to people because you get a feel for their personality. I don't really care for streaming myself but someone like Jesse Cox, TotalBiscuit or, heck, Jacksepticeye are inherently more interesting to me than reading some stuff on a screen.

    Secondary to this, as an example, Kotaku and Polygon in particular loved telling their audience to simultaneously swivel while begging them for ad clicks. People get sick of that, and while Sony won't care about this at all they also looooooove breaking Non-Disclosure Agreements (edit: review embargoes), which lands said outlets on a blacklist and probably in court. Not because they don't know better, but because being the first to tell everyone about the shiny new thing is more important to them.

    Singling those two out isn't the crux of my argument per se, but serves to illustrate that less and less people go to journalistic outlets now. Sometimes it's self-inflicted, sometimes not.
    Last edited by mdhay; 11th June 2017 at 01:23 PM. Reason: Terminology confusion

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    PSN ID
    marcingru
    Posts
    79

    Default

    I understand where some coming from but look at it from other side WO is not heavy on story side and showing how game can be played little over average lvl is not hurting developers and publisher in any way in my opinion.

    I had some great streams with ppl who didn't play WO for years/never and decide to buy the game ,2 bought it as i was on stream and other 2 was very heavily interested in buying it

    But on topic :
    There is PS4 Pro bundle with Horizon Zero Down and Omega Collection :

    https://twitter.com/PlayStationUK/st...57210218618880

    Greetz!

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK
    PSN ID
    Hellfire_WZ
    Posts
    3,237

    Default

    One warning - back on topic and drop the sniping at each other, or the topic will be closed

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Paris/Hobart
    Posts
    427

    Default

    Sorry, I got carried away in anger and didn’t think/actually believe what I was saying. I shouldn’t do this and won’t let it happen again. Live streaming is fun and useful in many ways.

    We all need to do our best at what we’re good at to help promote the game we so dearly love. For me it will be by engaging people actively on forums and social platforms.

    An example with one of the biggest and most active forums in France: http://forum.hardware.fr/hfr/JeuxVid...t_194612_1.htm
    Last edited by AdHoc; 11th June 2017 at 02:59 PM.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Washington, USA
    PSN ID
    Hybrid_Divide
    Posts
    874

    Default

    That's the spirit!

    And thanks, Hellfire_WZ for getting this thread going back in the right direction!

    In happy news, I convinced a friend to buy the Omega Collection yesterday!

  8. #28

    Default

    I convinced a couple of people at work on Friday to buy it!

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Germany, North-Rhine Westphalia
    Timezone
    GMT + 1
    PSN ID
    JonnydotB
    Posts
    1,294

    Default

    Apparently Omega hit No1 in the UK charts

  10. #30
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    uk
    PSN ID
    deaddoctor2010
    Posts
    57

    Default

    Ignorging everying except the Topics question.
    I'd say it's down to the success of Omega and the demand for another AG-Racing game.
    ...And perhaps the competion with similar games like Formular Fusion and FAST RMX (the two other AG games I can think of).

    WipEout is a game that never gets old IMO.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •