10 Problems That Stop Popular Video Game Companies Being Perfect

Bethesda have released this year's best games, but they don't want you to know about it.

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Since the release of the current generation of consoles, it feels as though the video game industry has entered a new golden age of gaming.

Not only are triple A releases better than ever, with huge titles like The Witcher 3 and Nier: Automata being some of the most memorable games of the past few years, but indie darlings like Rocket League and Inside have continued to provide players with unique opportunities for alternative experiences away from the dominating genres.

Games are indeed better than ever, though it's no coincidence that this rise in quality comes after many big publishers have resolved some of the more pervasive problems that have haunted them over past generations.

Companies like EA have gone to great lengths to distance themselves from a history of being labelled the 'Worst Company in America', introducing more player-friendly initiatives and focusing on releasing a wide array of interesting new games.

But even though game publishers and studios have come a long way over the past few years - and their respective game releases have gotten better - they still need to sort out many lingering issues that continue to hold them back from perfection.

10. Sony's Refusal To Play With Others

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Just because Sony has been winning this gaming generation so far doesn't mean that the company is flawless, and there's one area in particular where the publisher is absolutely lagging behind the competition.

Unlike Microsoft, or even Nintendo, who have opened themselves up to the possibilities of cross-platform play, Sony has remained steadfast in its decision to restrict its console from interacting with other machines.

Not only that, but the publisher's attempt to police what can and can't come to its system means that some PlayStation versions of popular games are just downright inferior in comparison to others. Fallout 4 for the PS4 didn't receive mod support until long after the Xbox and PC versions, and even then, the mods players had to choose from were massively limited when compared to those other platforms.

Going forward Sony needs to chill out and open themselves up to these new ideas that benefit everyone, otherwise it's going to be going into the next console generation playing catch up.

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