Certain developers have proven that they can create memorable games that entertain us for years. However, sometimes these developers get caught up creating the same games over and over again or the same group of games. While this is fantastic for fans of those franchises, we’d love to see these guys branch out and create something new and exciting that we can become fans of to further our love of their studios.
These are five great studios that have developed some amazing games, but haven’t ventured out of their comfort zone as much as we’d like.
Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, Midnight Club, and Red Dead have provided endless amount of gaming goodness and have delivered multiple releases across all franchises. However, it’s time Rockstar digs deep and comes up with something new for us to enjoy. Considering how much they’ve perfected open world games and great narratives, you’d think they’d be able to deliver a new concept that we haven’t played through already. It’s time Rockstar.
Rocksteady did for super heroes what Paramount did for Marvel — legitimized them into successful license opportunities that didn’t completely suck. It’s time Rocksteady moves on from Batman and either delivers to us a new super hero to look forward to or moves on to something else. They’ve already garnered a ton of respect and game cred with the Batman Arkham franchise, so let’s see what else these guys can do.
It’s easy to say that Gears of War was one of the definitive franchises of this generation. It spawned four releases and was developed by multiple studios, but throughout this period of time, Epic Games didn’t really develop much else. Sure, they gave us a great XBLA title known as Shadow Complex, but we’re ready for more. It’s obvious that Gears of War has ran its course, so let us in on what’s coming next.