CunningSmile wrote:As I've said before I can easily see Activision struggling during the transition and losing their market dominance. New consoles mean new IPs, it's the time when customers want new and exciting games that show them something they haven't seen before, not poorly made cross gen titles that look pretty much the same as what they bought the year before.
With the exception of Destiny does Acti have anything like that? No, as they have done for years they continue to rely on two or three franchises and close down the very studios that would produce the new IPs that their competitors have started to hint at.
For most people, the generation transition won't make one bit of a difference; it will just mean they have a new shiny toy, they are not going to suddenly stop buying COD and go: "I want something new, I'm bored of the same FPS I've been buying every year for 8 years." They will buy exactly the same games as they were buying previous gen. Getting a new console isn't going to change their psychology or mentality towards gaming. Hardly anyone will get a new console and think to themselves: "I'm not going to buy any of the franchises that were releasing on previous consoles, I'm just going to play new IPs". The entire notion is preposterous. Activision have been relying on the same few franchises, because they're popular and, unfortunately, everything is governed by money and sticking with them is a safe business model. They will do fine next gen too.