From a 3rd entry in Dark Cloud to a remake of The Legend of Dragoon. There is a lot that Sony Interactive Entertainment doesn’t greenlight. Alright, look, we all love […]
From a 3rd entry in Dark Cloud to a remake of The Legend of Dragoon. There is a lot that Sony Interactive Entertainment doesn’t greenlight.
Alright, look, we all love PlayStation. I don’t care who you are or what games you like, but we have all some sort of special place in our hearts for this family of consoles.
However, there is plenty to rag on Sony Interactive Entertainment about. This time, it’s their IPs. They have more IPs than Microsoft and Nintendo COMBINED but refuse to do anything with 95% of them. This includes;
- Dark Cloud 3 (Level-5)
- The Legend of Dragoon (Bluepoint Games)
- Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time 2 (Sanzaru Games)
- The Order: 1886 sequel (Ready at Dawn)
On numerous occasions, these developers have stated that they want to make these games. Dark Cloud is an insane cult classic dungeon crawler, The Order: 1886 is an innovative cyberpunk shooter, and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time 2 which would be a sequel to a massive stealth series that ended on a cliff hanger.
They won’t allow developers to tackle these games but will fund things people really don’t give a single shit about like Ready Set Heroes. It just doesn’t make sense, believe me, I LOVE indies, but it’s laughable at this point where their priorities are at. Cult classics alongside a brand new IP that was meant to be a giant universe are all pulled to the side for no reason what so ever. The most important part is these aren’t Sony owned studios, so they don’t have to micromanage and only have pay for things they don’t need to do. Just fund the games, which alright, Ready at Dawn for example admitted their mistakes and deserve a second chance. The important part is they’re willing to make these games since it’s a passion for them, not some side thing.
This might’ve been more rant than anything, but Jesus man, there’s so many franchises that would be amazing to put into the lineup. Even a remake of the beloved The Legend of Dragoon would be good enough. What are your thoughts on the matter? Does Sony not allowing developers to make what they want bother you?