Good guys shooting bad guys is always going to be the case as Mystic states. This itself can be changed and makes things a little more interesting but not a whole lot depending on what other aspects are changed too. There's no reason to not take the concept that was in Company of Heroes or any RTS games, like Red Alert and put it in FPS. You can play the bad guys too, bad guy campaign. This would offset the typical good vs bad guys.
That's not really important to me. What's important is what's unique, intriguing, WOW, etc. And yes, I would love to see a WW1. I wanted something like this too. I think there is a WW1 game, something History Channel WW1 or something. Haven't played it but looks like a good concept. Mystic has some good ideas but some of those are done in RTS, but by no means are they not allowed as FPS. I guess these would give FPS genre a whole "make over".
As for the COD concept, well, the demographics that they are targeting these days prefer those shoot-em-up, fast, arcady, quick sessions, instead of taking time to think. Just look at the population these days, young people, working adults, not many would find the time to play something strategic or innovating. Even if BF3 has 10 million sales (to relate to the original article to stay relevant), I am sure not all 10 million owners or families would be playing BF3 all day. I certainly stopped playing to pursue other interest....will come back though, whenever that is.
I don't think or see people interested if you have a historic FPS game, like Gladiators, etc. What are you gonna do? You might as well consider these a niche. I am just thinking that in terms of sales, COD would be the ones with the most sales, meaning, a huge chunk of the population would play. Every other games would be a niche. Technically speaking that is. I don't mind any kind of settings that is unless they are done uniquely. However with your current demographic, I doubt there's going to be any changes to FPS.
Well depending on your definition of RPG and having FPS aspect, you can consider Deus Ex. I love this game, well the second game, Human Revolution that is. This game is just so fantastic despite some dislikes here and there.
Skyrim is an RPG with first person perspective, not really FPS but call it what you will. I am sure it's really fun.
What we need are indie developers. I am assuming indie developers always have the best and neat ideas because contrary to popular opinions they are going to deliver something unique. I recently looked up some games by this developer CITY or something like that. They look good. The developer is not your traditional mainstream ones. However, I prefer my games mainstream, so what I am saying is, I would like to see some concepts from indie developers to mainstream.
I personally went back to play RTS and started modding and mapping COH. RTS is one of those games that can't get boring because everytime you play it's fresh. If you're on Steam and you see me, you will see me play COH.
Other than that well, I guess we're gonna have to keep buying new FPS games if we like them, though they may not be interesting.
I would love to have a game that takes the FPS concept and bring it further. More really really realistic. I mentioned this in the other post about gaming. I would love to get this concept rolling with my story that turns into a game. This won't be made for another 10, several years, depending on which developers I may contract with. lol.
Other than that, hmm, there's nothing else. Unless there are other opinions out there.