We often see the most creative work done with new IP, too. With a fresh slate and no expectations, developers can really indulge their ideas. If they’re successful and the game is turned into a franchise, then later entries need to do something to meet player expectations, but that’s not an issue that those working on the first need to deal with. While it’s true that the big waves of new ideas tend to come at the start of the console generation, there have been some heavy-hitting new IPs released in 2019 that we would love to see become franchises.
Stay tuned for the next award tomorrow!
– DDNet Team