40°
Submitted by -Mezzo- 599d ago | opinion piece

'When did big developers stop caring?'

CVG - AAA game developers, seemingly, have stopped caring. About originality, about plagiarism, about their place in history. Of course, we can't look into their minds to see if this is true, but we can read the symptoms of this development style, as every year the world's biggest games continue to play it safer and safer. (Culture)

smashcrashbash  +   600d ago
When they realized they can just latch on to a fanbase and keep feeding them basically the same game every time with innovation simply being some new mode or gimmick. Any effort made to do anything dynamic is usually ignored, under appreciated and criticized mercilessly. So why bother? Would you bother if you had either a bunch of unappreciative gamers as a fanbase or ones who will massacre you if you change the formula in any way? If course you will play it safe. Why go all out when no one is going to appreciate it. Like everyone who insists that Superbot pay a ton of money to put thirty to fourth plus characters into the game. Why should they do that when all they will be listening to is how much PASBR is or isn't like SSB and get attacked from not only critics and haters but the very people you are trying to please so they can buy a few units of it and you never get your money back? Why do 100% when you could only get 30% back?
StockpileTom  +   599d ago
It's not the developers doing this. The developers are being forced to do this crap against their will by the big time publishers who are limiting their creative freedom. Look at it this way... a development team is whatever coach the Dallas Cowboys have going on these days and the publisher is Jerry Jones... Jones has that coach by the balls and the coach had little freedom to run that team.

The gaming industry needs more Tom Benson/ Sean Payton combos out there. Publishers suck... they ruin innovation and fun.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Deadfall Adventures Coming to PS3 This Summer

10m ago - Hatak: "Farm 51 PR & Marketing Director, Luke Mach confirmed that Deadfall Adventures will be rel... | PS3
10°

Top 4 iOS World Cup Games

14m ago - The world cup is nearing a close, but if the recent games have put you into the mood for your own... | iPhone
20°

5 indie games you should be playing right now

18m ago - GameCrate: "Summer’s in full force, and this is a great time of year for folks to catch up on the... | Culture
30°

Plantronics GameCom 788 Headset Review - Still the Best for Gaming | GamersNexus

19m ago - GamersNexus: "Plantronics recently contacted us about a GameCom 788 refresher of the original 780... | PC
Ad

Start Making Games for the PS4

Now - Want to design the next generation of video games? Start learning game design today. Click for more info on how to get started. | Promoted post
20°

Fable Legends features "chicken football"

26m ago - GRTV talked to Lionhead's Ben Brooks about villain progression and kicking chickens in multiplaye... | Xbox One