Something just got me thinking after seeing a commercial for Gears 4, why isn’t Killer Instinct ever shown on TV? All trailers and commercials were strictly released on the internet, which is fine and all, but why are they never shared to a much wider audience as say other MS titles like Halo?
Ryse Son of Rome had tons of ads when it was being developed, and that essentially bit the dust. Dead Rising 3, Forza, even ReCore I’ve seen on TV at least once or twice, but KI always seems to get the short end of the stick. Even when the Definitive Edition hit stores recently, the ad was only on websites. My question is why wouldn’t you hype a game, that’s actually really good? The series used to have some pretty wacky ads back when it was on SNES, yet this gen it feels pretty barren.
Sony gave SFV several teasers before it’s eventual launch, so why can’t the same be done here? Especially if a sequel or S4 is ever in the works?
Just imagine, you finish watching Walking Dead, Daily Show, Top Gear or what have you, then right when you go to the bathroom you hear “ONLY ON XBOX ONE!!!”
Next all you see is the characters of KI kicking ■■■, starting combos, even stage finishers. Soundtracks blasting in the background with high octane action, showing everything the game has to offer, then next commercial plays while you just sit there thinking…
“That was actually pretty awesome. Probably gotta go get that now… also I think I no longer need to use the restroom.”
Is it just me wishing this could be possible, or do you think this wouldn’t do that much to boost the game’s notoriety?
I get it that a budget is required for these kinds of sponsors, but after 3 seasons, it just feels like this game still doesn’t get enough praise than it truly deserves, and maybe showing a glimpse of it to more people who just aren’t aware of it as of right now, might just bring in some new fans.