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Epic Games States PS4/Xbox 720 Development Costs to Double - Nick's Gaming View Episode #103

"Epic Games expects costs to double for next-generation video game development, PlayStation Plus becomes even better offer with incredible Vita support, and Sleeping Dogs to feature Deus Ex, Just Cause 2, and Hitman, THIS IS NICK’S GAMING VIEW!" (PC, PS Vita, PS3, Sleeping Dogs, Xbox 360)

CalvinKlein  +   1105d ago
well of course its going to cost more to develop a game for a new console than a 7 year old one. Im sure the costs will go down as the generation goes on. Not to mention Epic is probably doing alot with their new engine compared to the UE3 that they only been modifying for years now.

I feel like the new consoles could be easier for some developers because of the extra power. Id imagine CD project Red would have an easier time porting the witcher 2 to the new xbox than the 360. Maye it would cost more to make it look better but id imagine they wouldnt have to squeeze everything they can out of it to achieve their goal.
QuantumWake  +   1104d ago
Read the interview Digital Foundry did with CD Project RED, you can definitely see they had to compromise a lot just to get the game running on Xbox 360 ( http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... ). I FINALLY got around to playing The Witcher 2 for the Xbox and I can tell you it's definitely one of the best looking 360 titles out there.

About development costs, I do hope that this doesn't lead to game prices going up. $60 is already quite a lot for a video game and I can't imagine it going up any higher than it already is. We shall see once next-gen starts to come around.
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fermcr  +   1104d ago
Here in Europe it's even more expensive. If you buy a PS3/X360 game at a retail store, 70€... that's about $90. Way to expensive. All my games i buy online from places like Amazon or such.

If next gen they increase consoles games prices, then it's the end of console gaming for me.
decrypt  +   1104d ago
Lol its only console games going more and more expensive. Along with that console companies crying about expenses.

Truth is its the console makers who are acting as middle men. They have alot of expenses them selves. All the adverts, employment expenses they incur needs to be recovered from somewhere. Guess what its the console gamers paying additional per game where it comes from. Paying to go online, paying premiums on hardware accessories etc. Its also one of the reasons why console games dont drop in price for a very long time.

Check out the development costs for a game like COD, 70-80% expenses go towards marketing and adverts alone. Most console games these days end up costing more purely because of the adverts, in the end its only going to be shouldered by the gamers.

Games on PC are still as cheap as ever before. Infact Steam discounts are better then ever. Sure some games now do launch at 60usd on PC too however its very easy to find alternative places where the games are cheap.

In the end its only console gamers getting ripped.
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Chris558  +   1104d ago
The cost here for a total new game is 47.50 euro /SvK
Knight_Crawler  +   1104d ago
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tubers  +   1104d ago
If that means games will cost a lot more than today then I'll just stick with my PC until the prices infect it too.
strigoi814  +   1104d ago
F*€|< them for that. Games nowadays doesnt justify the 59.99 price tag with DLC that you have to pay for seperate..if this happens gaming will be a no more for casual gamers
CYBERHATER  +   1104d ago
Not for me it won't. I'll be on my PC thank you very much.

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