Lgndary Thoughts - An opening for the PS4k

E3 is slowly creeping up on us, and with that means more rumors, and even some official announcements. While we don’t know much about the future of the PS4, we do have a tiny bit of more information about Nintendo’s NX. How will this news affect Sony? Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts!

Nintendo has, unfortunately, announced that the NX will not be releasing this year, and instead will launch in March of next year. For me, and many others, this news is disappointing. I was seriously looking forward to playing on their next console before the year was over. Even more, Nintendo will not even be showing the NX at E3. Meaning it will be months from now before we even see the system, or know anything about it. But while this news might be frustrating for Nintendo fans, it could be a great opportunity for Sony. 

If the rumors are to be believed, and we all know how terrible Sony is at keeping secrets, then a upgraded PS4 is on the way. Like I said in a previous Thought, the PS4K and the NX very well could be competing with each other. And if I am right, most people looking to spend money on a new console will likely choose an entirely new system over a more powerful one that they already own. So Sony will be at a disadvantage right from the start. But the recent NX news could change that.

The only thing we know about the NX is that it is releasing in March, and that it won’t be at E3. If Sony is smart, they will not take this opportunity lightly. If they are able to get the new PS4 out this year, then that means they can beat the NX to market. And with the NX not being at E3, that would be a great time for Sony to go all out with their new system. They could get people hyped for it, over a Nintendo console that they still won’t know anything about. 

I still believe that Sony is going to have a hard time competing with a brand new system from Nintendo. But the most recent news about the NX could give Sony the change they need to make the PS4K a lot more successful than it would have been if it launched after the competition. 

Activision responds to negative feedback of Infinite Warfare Trailer

The announcement trailer for this year's Call of Duty title has received over 350,000 dislikes on Youtube, making it one of the most disliked trailers ever. The CEO of Activision was asked about the amount of dislikes, his response is as follows:

First of all, you gotta love the passion of gamers. This is an industry like no other and a fan base like no other. We love that our fans treat this franchise like their own and have such strong points of view about it. There just aren't many entertainment franchises on earth that can generate the kind of passion that Call of Duty can... and that's a good thing.

Secondly, of course, we know there are people in our community who are nostalgic for the boots on the ground-style gameplay; that's why we made Modern Warfare Remastered. But we also have millions of people in our community who want to have new innovative experiences in the game each year and Infinite Warfare is going to deliver that.

The good news is this year we found a way to deliver both in one package while keeping our community together. While of course we see the passionate opinions on line, we also look at other measurements and the fact is — while it's very early — pre-orders are off to a very strong start. Views of the reveal trailer ... are up and, in fact, the number of likes per view on the Infinite Warfare trailer are the highest we've ever seen.

We've seen this in the franchise before. The reveal trailer for Black Ops 2, which took the franchise into the future for the first time, had the most dislikes of any reveal trailer we had ever made at that time. And that went on to become our most successful game ever.

Right now, the franchise has never been stronger. We have more people playing Black Ops 3, a game that takes place in the future, with boost jumps and fictitious weapons, than any game in our history.

What we know for sure is that if we always just did what worked in the past and never took any creative risks, we wouldn't have a franchise. The day to worry is the day we stop trying new things.

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