slacey1070 wrote:When PS5 is released and Xbox...errr 1440 hits the shelves, all we will have to play are old HD remake titles?
The number of new games released far outnumbers the number of remakes currently out there. So what are you basing your extrapolation on? It just seems like exaggeration to me.
Its a bit like re-making old films... why re-make the Wicker Man?
To make money from a new audience, particularly a mainstream one. Sometimes the remake works and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes a film is worth remaking to do the source material more justice too (especially with regard to special effects), and in turn produce a film for a new audience that makes money. A good story is a good story. It's going to be re-used at some point. In exactly the same way a good game can be re-used. Almost the entire history of gaming amounts to the recycling of ideas.
Its like saying "I'm going to rewrite a Tale of Two Cities... using new words..."
You only have to look at various screenplays for anything that's been done multiple times to see that this is actually common. It's why screenplays are "adapted". The basic story of A Tale Of Two Cities has also been used in novels, essentially a rewriting of the story using "new words".
Whats the point?
The point is always to make a product that can make money with the minimum of effort. It's not a crime and it's nothing new in the game industry. I know this because I've bought quite a few copies of Bubble Bobble down the years on various formats. Haven't we all done the same with one game or another? Just think, Paradroid was remade as Paradroid '90 on a new platform. I don't remember many people complaining about it. It didn't herald the end of original games either. Why the fuss about such things now?