i?m Rynex , Senior Editor from the German Game Magazine GAMEFRONT (www.gamefront.de) and we picked up a rumor from the US OFFICIAL XBOX MAGAZINE, that a new Panzer Dragoon Episode for a “NEXT GENERATION” System in in the works.
That?s all at the moment. If the rumor will be true, i?ll post new information ASAP.
All of the next generation consoles, including Sony’s worthless Playstation hardware, is going to be powerful enough to basically do anything - therefore, it would be wise if the next Panzer Dragoon is multi-platform to reach a wider audience.
Supposedly the PS3 is going to be using the BLUE-RAY DVD discs and Xbox NEXT is supposedly going to be using 4 gig flash memory cards.
Just imagine a Panzer Dragoon game that’s over 40 gigs in size? Wouldn’t that be neat?
Many thanks for the info, Rynex. A rumour from an official magazine is never a bad starting point, and I’ll look forward to seeing whether or not this evolves into something more.
As to the Xbox / PDO thing, I bought my Xbox with Orta primarily in mind as well, but of course I didn’t buy the system simply for playing that game and that game alone. Every mainstream system in the world has games worth buying for it, so buying an Xbox never seemed like an odd thing to do, even if I might not have bought it immediately if PDO didn’t exist; because of course I knew that I’d fill up with other great Xbox games after PDO.
[quote=“Kadamose”]All of the next generation consoles, including Sony’s worthless Playstation hardware, is going to be powerful enough to basically do anything - therefore, it would be wise if the next Panzer Dragoon is multi-platform to reach a wider audience.
Well, that would be great except that I’m a little afraid that the sight of a Panzer Dragoon game on a Playstation would induce projectile vommiting.
My thoughts are similar, although I think I’d buy a new PD game whatever next-gen console it came out on, the new Sony machine included. I don’t exactly have much sympathy for Sony, but I’m certainly not going to be picky about a possible PD sequel.
I agree that it would be a wise launch title though, if it’s at all possible for Sega / AV to arrange such a thing. Launch-title status always brings a game to the forefront of the media, and I can’t help thinking that it never hurts a game’s sales.
Only because it’s (remotely) more likely that it came from something like an official source. Still, this thread’s nowhere near the status of that old “Panzer Dragoon GENOS” thread, so it’s good to see that people aren’t getting carried away.
I hope MS will not make the same mistakes they did with Xbox since the launch day. A VG market totally dominated by Sony is my worst nigthmare.
I’m almost rulling Nintendo out of competition. They appear to be lost and I don’t think they will find their path again in time to compete at the same level of MS and Sony. The only good thing about nintendo now is that they are not losing money…yet.
Developing a new RPG as a launch title will mean less competition with similar titles (if any) available for the same platform as well. Consumers will be forced to choose from a limited range of titles when the new console dawns on them. This alone will help draw more attention to a new RPG.
Nintendo has always been more conservative than Sega and look at how far the company has come because of it. Innovating means taking risks, which for Sega, is almost more trouble than it’s worth now.
Nintendo has always been more conservative than Sega and look at how far the company has come because of it. Innovating means taking risks, which for Sega, is almost more trouble than it’s worth now.[/quote]
I don’t mean to be argumentative, but why exactly do you guys believe that Nintendo is less innovative than Sega, or that Sega is more innovative than Nintendo? I’ve been an equal fan of both companies for a long time now, and - for the sake of argument - they seem at least equal in the innovation stakes to me (if these things can be quantified at all).
The only really “non-innovative” gaming giant seems to be Sony as far as I can tell, but - as they’re consciously attempting to be the most utterly mainstream - that’s understandable enough.