So as most of us are aware Microsoft has obtained and produced the cult classic Killer Instinct. When I was younger I used to play the heck out of that game! Orchid was my girl!
Killer Instinct has made its way to next gen consoles as an Xbox One free to play launch title but there is a catch…
The game comes with only one featured fighter …Jago. The rest you will have to pay for. A very interesting model indeed and considering the whole idea of a fighting game is to play against other fighters, gamers will have no choice but to buy the other characters. Sounds like a bad Rape joke to me!
We have also seen Nintendo’s next gen fighter: Super Smash Bros. and with 3 new fighters. First up we have a Villager from some village game that I don’t think anyone cares about. Second we have the Wii Fit Trainer which shows that Nintendo is fresh out of good ideas for other characters. And last but definitely not least they pulled an A class Maverick Hunter: Mega Man! Who looks amazing sporting his various weapon upgrades. I won’t buy a Wii U but that’s still pretty awesome.
That brings me to the point of this article, WHERE IS SONY?
The two (in my opinion) lesser systems have already shown gameplay footage of their upcoming next gen fighters but Sony has not even announced one. How can the system that had the best stock controller for fighting games not be releasing any at launch? The fighting game community should be in an uproar, I know I am! I was hoping, praying that Sony showed us something at E3 in the fighting category but they left us hanging. I understand that the system hasn’t even came out yet but its already up for pre-order along with some games and none of the games on the pre-order list that I saw were fighting games. With no games in the making it could take up to two years before we see a quality fighting game on the PS4.
Has Sony abandoned the Fighting Genre?
The change to the d-pad is also suspicious. The new controllers D-pad is supposed to feel like the d-pad on the Vita which is not a bad-pad but I don’t know if I like it better than the dual-shock 3′s.
Sony hasn’t released any footage of any upcoming fighting games, Arc Systems Works (Guilty Gear, Blaz Blu, Persona 4 arena) says they want to make a new fighter for the PS4 but nothing is concrete.
Fact is we have nothing confirmed for a fighter being released on the PS4 as of yet which makes me wonder WHEN WILL WE SEE ONE? I’m itching for a next gen, graphically enhanced fighter to sink my teeth into and I fear that Sony may have abandoned me.