When the Vita was spotlighted, promoted and communicated with top priority, it barely had an effect. If they can sell games and the system with the same results, while promoting the PS4 full time, where is the loss?
And if the Vita still receives enough games, that’s actually all that I care about. And it does.
Seems I have a very different understanding of what happened there, than Ben.
1. I don’t consider those FC4 trial keys to be huge news. Actually I wonder why they are news at all. The only difference to Blizzard offering trial keys: Ubisoft grants you 10 instead of 2 and limits you by time instead of level / area.
2. That the Vita wasn’t mentioned doesn’t necessarily mean anything at all.
Has the Vita a lower priority than the PS4? Well of course! Newer system, sells leagues better.
Who wouldn’t expect that they spend their whole hour for the PS4?
Especially as they had so much trailers to share, that they even leaked some of those before the event started. The Vita will have its moments, news and games. Just later and on a smaller scale.
Share Play doesn’t invite friends to play games with you, it allows them to play a game instead of you.
You own and start the game and then hand over your virtual joypad.
I’m not really sure why Ubisoft / Sony though this deserved so much attention. Or is there any difference to all those other trial systems, as in Blizzard titles for example? 2 hours, instead a level cap.
And that they left the impression last time, that there’d be pretty much no limitation at all (besides being forced to play with the friend who bought the game), makes this an even weirder marketing stunt.
Reminder: I really get why they are offering this ‘service’ as detailed now, I just question their PR. They made it sound huge first and then it’s just stuff that other publishers don’t even mention. There are simply some keys in the box to share, end of story.
All that I really care about is the music. Any idea what it is?
Imho this extra effort for the users will result in them getting rid of most crap that even the users don’t want to invest any time for.
And it will increase the value of the remaining content. Reduce costs, improve value.
So just a patriotic American doing his duty? ;)
I don’t really mind losing physical, I haven’t bought any such game in the past 3 years.
What I dislike about a publisher subscription service though, is that niche titles and genres will be even more handicapped. And a generally lower quality of games won’t result in immediate financial disappointments / warnings / punishment for the publisher.
Changes nothing about the fact that this isn’t really Polygon material and indeed just a filling ad for a friend/relative. Or is your conclusion that having an opinion is forbidden just because they were open about it?
Regarding the bitching: You have certainly taken it far further than I did.
So the “full disclosure” suggests that this isn’t really usual news (or ‘culture’) material for Polygon, but had to be covered as a bro service?
But in one year every possible photo and image from any angle will have been tweeted at least twice already! Could you justify bothering your followers? ;)