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Witcher 2 Dev: “Game Companies Should Put Fans Before Profits”

A key member of CD Projekt RED’s development team has criticised video game firms who prioritise profits at the expense of their fanbase – arguing that this leads to games which are nothing more than “an empty shell”.

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jc485731326d ago

let me name two.

Capcom's games:

Asura's Wrath - True Ending DLC for a few bucks.

Street Fighter X Tekken - 12 characters DLC already on disc for 20 dollars.

dedicatedtogamers1326d ago

It's a difficult balance. After all, aren't the fans the ones that are giving your company the profits?

Godmars2901326d ago (Edited 1326d ago )

But like US politics those on a company's board of directors are looking to please those in control of their jobs: the stockholders. Though its through long term relations and benefits from consumers they get their income, they've become overly focused on rewarding investors in the short term because if that doesn't happen enough times, they're fired. Nevermind all the mess involved with ensuring that they themselves receive large pay checks.

Frankly, I blame the popularity of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. The woman might have been a decent writer but she was a delusional idealist who unwittingly preached selfishness and greed as higher intellectual concepts.

TrendyGamers1326d ago

They really did that with Asura's Wrath?

Hanso1326d ago

Sure lol its Capcom afterall

prototypeknuckles1326d ago

Believe or not they did, to this day I still cant believe it, its really kind of sad, and to still have people defending capcom, smh.

NYC_Gamer1326d ago

Its too bad most publishers/studios are greedy

TenkoTAiLS1326d ago (Edited 1326d ago )

And this is why everyone loves CD Projekt Red, not only for their games, and that they make DLC for free! But they also have that brilliant DRM Free digital store "Good Old Games". They really go out of their way for their fans and we respect them all the more for it.

bumnut1326d ago

I love their games and how they treat customers. The amount of free content added to The Witcher 2 ensures that I will buy their future games.

Its a nice change to see someone respect their customers.

mobijoker1326d ago

New Bioware..........

The Old Bioware is now nothing but (EA+Casey Hudson+Laidlaw)'s Ware.......Not the one that Muzyka and Zeschuk built.....

I honestly want them to be as big as Valve........

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