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Games are not built overnight. In most cases, hundreds of billions of development money are invested, and the period takes more than several years. So, generally, after a certain amount of time has passed since game development started, videos and images are released step by step to raise expectations. When the release approaches, they accept pre-orders, release demo versions or conduct tests, open events, release developer interviews or play scenes, and run towards a release destination step by step.
However, recently, people who shake this marketing formula from the root have started to appear. It’s a surprising statement where the first game was released without any warning, saying “You can play from today.” Besides the relief, it can be nothing but the movement of a man, as if to say that he looks small. Even the games released this way are surprisingly complete and often have good reviews. Today, we have compiled these unexpected statements.
TOP 5. Call of Duty: Warzone, an ambitious battle royale independent mode has been added
Call of Duty: Warzone, which focuses on its Battle Royale mode, came in at number five. Even before the release of the Modern Warfare reboot in 2019, whether or not Battle Royale mode was installed became a matter of great concern. Actually, strictly speaking, it was announced on March 9, 2020 and service started on the 10th, so it’s close to a child release, but it’s unusual for a game of this size to be released in so many surprise
Although there has been a noticeable decline in recent years and there has been much criticism of Warzone itself, Warzone’s achievements have managed to focus on Call of Duty fans which have been reset and dispersed in one place with each new release every year managing to continue the service for almost 3 years Just like the time when he was released with energy, I hope he will show his energy once again now.
TOP 4. Quake Remastered, QuakeCon light without Quake
The Quake Remastered, released alongside the release at QuakeCon in 2021, also joins the ranks of surprise releases. Of course, there were many predictions and rumors that Quake would be remastered before the announcement, but anyway, this was the first official announcement, and it was released at the same time as the announcement, so fans were happy
In fact, QuakeCon was an event for Quake fans that had been going on since before id Software went under ZeniMax. It started with bringing a computer and holding a tournament through a LAN party, but later the event grew in size and Bethesda and Arcane Studios got involved, developing into a game show feel. However, as interest in Quake has gradually cooled and there is even talk of a ‘Quake Con without Quake’, such as being named ‘Doomcon’ in 2019, pre-marketing would not have been necessary.
TOP 3. Persona 4 the Golden, was it too much to fit in during the game show?
Persona 4 the Golden was released for the PS Vita in 2012. The original game itself followed the typical Japanese game marketing, far from being a surprise announcement or surprise release, but the remastered version and the PC version, the Steam, indeed a surprising release. In June 2020, when Corona 19 was at its peak, it was announced at a PC gaming show held online in place of the canceled E3, and immediately after the announcement, it was sold on Steam and applauded by fans.
However, the catch is that it suffered from optimization issues at the beginning of the release, perhaps because it was released too suddenly. Announcing the game ahead of time does not improve optimization, but it was also true that there was a reasonable doubt that it was somewhat rushed to release at the same time as the announcement of the PC Gaming Show. The problem has been resolved through a number of hotfixes and patches for about 2-3 months since release, and I wonder what it would have been like if it had been released around September from the start, instead of just matching the PC gaming show. Anyway, the ending is good, so it’s a happy ending.
TOP 2. Hi-Fi Rush, a surprise hit
In second place is Hi-Fi Rush, the newest game. The game was first revealed and released simultaneously at the Xbox-Bethesda Direct Showcase on January 26th. To be honest, when I first saw it, the first thing I thought was ‘With what kind of confidence…?’ It is also different from the developer’s previous work, and since there is no original game, it is not a game that can win the box office by riding on the value of the name. However, despite being a paid package game, it wrote a new legend by achieving ‘extremely positive’ on Steam very quickly.
Hi-Fi Rush is a unique game where everything, including battles, flows according to the rhythm. You don’t have to follow the rhythm, but if you attack with the beat, you can cause more damage or create a combo. Of course, the cool element is that you can attack regardless of missing a beat. Being a game that has made many people fall in love in Korea, it has achieved enough results to match its spirit.
TOP 1. Apex Legends, the king of the beginning and end of this field
Apex Legends is a game that is the king of the beginning and end of this field. It is a new work from a top developer who previously made hits like the Titanfall series and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order consecutively, and the completion ratings and box office performance were very high.
According to what was later revealed, Respawn Entertainment’s surprise release of Apex Legends was an attempt to differentiate itself among the battle royale genre games that were crowded at the time. Of course, it was a strategy that was possible because it was supported by the name of the production company, Respawn Entertainment, and the high level of perfection that allowed it to go viral.