Tomb Raider and Rayman Legends appear respectively this month and next month on the PlayStation 4 and XboxOne. Games that already came out on Xbox 360 and PS3 last year. Is it really necessary that they be issued again? At first glance might not, but it's an understandable action by publishers.
First, it is obviously a fairly easy way to make money. Of course, Tomb Raider and Rayman Legends are what tweaked to look more beautiful to see. There will be a new, improved model of Lara Croft and Rayman Legends is yet to run smoother (though the game was in our opinion already pretty smooth , but good). However, we do not expect it to the developer in question more than two drops of sweat cost to manufacture. These passages Thus resulting in a low cost development, making each copy sold is a bonus for the publisher.
Although I will not deny that this is the main goal of next-gen ports for publishers here (for companies is money always the main goal), there is more to it. It is also simply survive by quick to be missed. The first year of a console is crucial for a franchise to experience and to create (with some exceptions). Attendance for himself Lara Croft and Rayman will now part be the next-gen. And that is very important when publishers cram a new part. Let's put it this way: by porting to this new generation, the games of last generation, we are more likely to get new parts of this series. A nice side effect, especially when it involves such high quality series.
I also find the comments here and there actually pretty hypocritical. That struck me especially when the news about a next-gen version of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. Now this turns out to be fake (though I believe that only next-gen Skyrim does not exist when the next part is on my doorstep, but that aside), but below the message was half the responses quite negative. Invent something new, we already played that kind of comments. Meanwhile, of course, Bethesda is working on something new. Of course, many of you have this game already from front to back and then played back. But would not it be nice, especially for console-only gamers, to play him in the highest possible settings Or that people who do not yet have now started there yet to get to work?
Why do I find such reactions hypocritical? When it comes to the long-awaited next-gen port of Grand Theft Auto 5, everyone stands in line. Ah, GTA 5 on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, yes, we like! Do want We draw no doubt once again for our wallets. Logically, of course, I probably. But you can imagine that some gamers that have in other games. I would like to once again pay for a Rayman Legends of Skyrim (please, Bethesda!). I am a sucker who first lured by a publisher in the trap is? Absolutely not. I as a consumer can still think for myself and vote with my wallet. I suggest you do the same.