The King of Kings
- Sep 4, 2013
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That happens with every generation. There's always going to be people who don't want to justify upgrading but that's no reason for developers to waste their time with last gen hardware. The PS5 has already hit 20 million sales, Microsoft no longer shares sales numbers but everything considered, they seem to be in a far better place now than they were last gen. At some point, they gotta move on. Maybe people won't buy a next gen console for RE4, but you know they sure will for Call of Duty. It's all about priorities, and for me personally, RE4 would be reason enough to upgrade.I don't know about that. I mean, don't get me wrong, here's hoping remake will kick ass if it just goes to next gen consoles and everything, but the feeling i get from some of the comments i hear and people i talked to, mostly console players i suppose, is how they don't see the point in buying PS5 just to play RE 4 remake. It seems everyone is always 50-50 about PS5, either they love it or don't care about it after hearing all the **** and complaints, and how it's not worth spending money on it. Would i agree with this? I'm not sure, but if someone would ask me, i would agree with any points that RE 4 remake needs PS4 version.
@Jonipoon That's a great point. With Playstation specifically, I never did understand how they advertised a bunch of games as PS5 exclusives when they were secretly PS4 games and the fact that Village was also capable of running on last gen hardware was suspicious despite them claiming it was a next gen exclusive. The pandemic really exposed Playstation there, but with Village, I got the impression more that they didn't initially want to bother with last gen ports and wouldn't if they couldn't get it to work properly. The game might have even been delayed for this reason too as they didn't want their sales to be impacted by COVID.
From what we've seen, there's absolutely nothing about it that looks like it has to be next-gen exclusive if it is still working off of Village's assets. But now that we're further into the console generation, they probably just don't see any reason to make the same exception they did with Village. Even Gotham Knights' last gen port was recently cancelled. Could be a technical or budgetary thing, but if they can't deliver an optimal experience, people would just complain anyway.