TPC's Resident Mad Bloke
- Isle of Wight, UK
An interesting point.imagine if that was the case for any other medium like literature or film
Two things; in the case of quite a lot of literature and films, there does come a point where they reach no further audience, books go out of print, and films stop being shown or put on streaming services, if those marketing them feel they've run their course as a moneymaker.
Secondly, the difference in the medium plays a role. Books have been a pretty static technology for a good few centuries now. Film technology's rapid evolution and its effect on how rapidly film ages compared to say, paintings, makes a good demonstration of my point here, in that the speed with which everything about cinema has changed absolutely eclipsed any medium of art that went before it, and video games have eclipsed that speed many times over already.
With that in mind there's a case to be made for shedding nostalgia, past a fuzzy point in gaming history, in the name of keeping up with the rapid curve of technology, so it can be best exploited for the best possible game. This is all pretty wildly beside the point at hand, which is that no Sony or PD employee could possibly be in any way motivated to waste the three seconds of their day that it would take to laugh at this petition.